Recruitment Agencies in Bournemouth, Dorset, South West

Bournemouth is a coastal town situated within the South West county of Dorset. It is the largest settlement in the county and maintains strong ties with the nearby town of Christchurch. This combined area provides more than 110K jobs and Bournemouth recruitment agencies are commonly in demand to support the local labour market.

Economic overview and salaries

Bournemouth has one of the highest unemployment rates in the county at around 1.2%, with Christchurch, Verwood and Wimborne all performing better at less than 1%. The average salary is £24K, which is comparatively less than the majority of Dorset. Christchurch also ranks slightly higher in this respect, with earnings of around £25K.

Key industries

The largest proportion of staff are employed within the health, education and public sectors. Bournemouth Borough Council is the single largest employer and provide jobs for over 6500 staff. The Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust and Bournemouth University are also significant employers in the town.

Tourism is regarded as the second most important industry in Bournemouth and is responsible for nearly 10K jobs. Its reputation as a seaside resort attracts over 6 million visitors and £500 million annually. Christchurch jobs are not as dependent on tourism, however the sector here still generates over £53 million. Staffing firms can therefore expect seasonal peaks and an influx of approaches to fill temporary roles.

Finance also plays a key role locally, providing one in four jobs. JP Morgan is one of the largest financial employers in the town, however the Nationwide Building Society also has a sizeable presence. Insurance companies are well represented too, including PruHealth, RIAS, Liverpool Victoria and Lloyds TSB.

Recruitment agencies in Bournemouth

Bournemouth recruitment agencies are a common feature of the local job market and most recruiters can be found within the town centre. Many agencies are also situated in Christchurch and within close proximity to the River Stour. A local consultancy will have an unrivalled knowledge of Bournemouth industries, however national firms that cover the town might be able to access a wider pool of candidates.

Use the search below to identify an agency that can provide the right staffing solutions for you.

3 Recruitment Agencies found in Bournemouth


Electus Recruitment Solutions

Electus Recruitment Solutions is an independent specialist recruitment agency operating in the aerospace, defence, energy and infrastructure sectors. Our teams of talent delivery consultants are divided into niche specialisms to provide our employers and candidates with expert knowledge and an effortless marrying of skills and requirement.

UK Wide, Europe, Australia, Canada
  • Richmond House, Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6EZ

Rock Recruitment Specialist

We are different. We are Rock. We have built our reputation on the quality of our relationships with employers and candidates. We believe this is what gives us a genuine edge over other recruitment agencies.

Christchurch, Poole
  • Unit 9, 7 Fountain Way, Dorset, Christchurch, BH23 1PZ

FTS Construction Recruitment

For over ten years FTS has been sourcing Construction professionals suitable vacancies. With our offices based in Bournemouth, we operate across Dorset, to London and up to Oxford. With a growing team of consultants & resourcers armed with strong database of live applicants and large portfolio of clients, we are always keen to hear from motivated and talented individuals actively looking for a new position or recruiting for new vacancies.

South, South West and South East
  • 23 Hinton Road, Bournemouth, DORSET, BH1 2EF