Recruitment Agencies in Colchester

With just over 121,000 inhabitants, Colchester's population has soared in recent years and this is expected to rise further in the future. Located in Essex, this picturesque town comprises of areas such as Tiptree, Peldon and West Mersea. Because of its growing population, Colchester is filled with employment opportunities, and recruitment agencies are scattered throughout the town, all providing expert knowledge to help with the process of hiring staff to jobs in a number of sectors.

Colchester's recruitment agencies - offering permanent and temporary roles - are well spread through the town and are serviced by Colchester and Colchester Town train stations, as well as the A134. The agencies have vacancies from employers throughout the town and some neighbouring areas of East Anglia. The common theme is one that sees recruitment agencies hiring for multiple sectors including Engineering, Catering & Hospitality and Healthcare.

Economic overview and salaries

For candidates in Colchester, the median salary stands at almost £20,000. However, when only full-time salaries are taken into account, the median salary rises to nearly £25,000. Employment in the town is very high too. Of 100,500 who are economically active, 98,000 are in work. It represents over 83.3% of Colchester's overall population but that figure rises further when just those registered for employment are considered.

Key industries and employers

According to the Office for National Statistics, human health and social work activities accounts for over 13% of Colchester's workforce, which is also higher than the national average. This is unsurprising given the town is home to Colchester University Hospital NHS Foundation. Employers are advertising Healthcare Assistant and Pharmacy vacancies amongst other related jobs.

The Automotive industry is popular in Colchester too, where Ford Retail Group has its head office. In addition, due to its space at Culver Square Retail Park, the Retail sector is a popular one in Colchester, with Store Assistant roles available at shops on the site that include Gap, H&M and Pandora.

 
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  • We are the UK's number 1 specialist Mechanical & Electrical recruitment agency. We account manage some of the UK's leading M&E contactors supplying both Blue & White collar workers on either a temporary or permanent basis.
    Coverage We cover the whole of the UK
    • The Colchester Centre, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8JX
  • Welcome to Top Job we have been around for a while now and we think we have got a fair idea of what it takes to get Essex and Suffolk working. We offer a Professional and personal service to both our candidates and clients whilst at all times maintaining a high quality service, incorporating honesty and integrity in all we do.
    Coverage Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk
    • 10 Church Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NF
  • 1 Stop Healthcare are an award winning, specialist Nursing and Healthcare recruitment provider with extensive experience in supplying high quality care and support staff across East Anglia. We are an independent agency founded with the vision to raise the standards within the recruitment sector through our customer and candidate experience and quality recruitment solutions.
    Coverage East Anglia
    • 1 Stop Recruitment Limited, 3 - 4 Cadman House, Off Peartree Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 0NW
  • Covering the whole of East Anglia, The Midlands, North East, North West and Yorkshire and The Humber, we have one of the best databases in the country along with access to all of the major job boards. We account manage some of the UK's leading Construction contractors supplying blue collar workers.
    Coverage East Anglia, Midlands, NW, NE, Yorkshire
    • Colchester Business Centre, Hawkins Road, Colchester, Essex, CO2 8JX
  • Our Customers stay with us and continually recommend us, in fact over 80% of them have all recommended us at least once! Why not request to speak to any of them before deciding on Cottrell Moore as your recruitment partner. We recruit for permanent requirements only. We look forward to hearing from you!
    Coverage East Anglia, Home Counties and South East
    • Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JL
  • Building flexible workforces nationwide, Swanstaff deliver strategic recruitment plans that are tailored to the demands of the Driving and Industrial markets. If you're suffering from a shortage of HGV Drivers or need to make a swift hire to combat changing production demands, Swanstaff can attract the leading professionals in your area. Filling permanent, temp or contract vacancies, we are members of the ALP and hold a Gangmasters license.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 846 The Crescent, Colchester Business park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9YQ
  • At Swanstaff, we understand the demands placed on the Care sectors and can supply the flexible professionals required to maintain a high standard of service. Working with national and local Care providers, our dedicated team offer exceptional staffing solutions from a network of nationwide branches. Sourcing qualified staff including Social Workers, Doctors, Nurses, Support Workers and HCAs, we facilitate hires for the Public and Private sectors.
    Coverage UK wide
    • 846 The Crescent, Colchester Business park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 9YQ

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