Located in the South West of the UK, Gloucester is the predominant settlement within the county of Gloucestershire. Recruitment in the Gloucester area is mainly focussed around the service sectors, with Finance, Retail and Government related fields having strong local job markets. The city and county town has one of the highest employability rates in the country and is home to an array of recruitment agencies that continue to place candidates into permanent, temp and contract opportunities.
Key industries for employment
The service industries (also known as the tertiary sectors) employ more than 85% of the local working population. The Public Sector is responsible for just under half of this figure and includes staff such as Teachers, Nurses and Support Workers. The Gloucester County Council is the largest Public Sector employer locally, while other key employers include the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Mears Group PLC.
The city also boasts a strong Financial and Business sector, playing host to the headquarters of the bank of Cheltenham & Gloucester, Ecclesiastical Insurance and the Allchurches Trust. Gloucester Business Park, which is located on the outskirts of the city, is home to a range of big brands, including Detica and Fortis.
Gloucester has a long and prominent history in the Aerospace industry and remains home to the Messier-Dowty landing gear plant and the plants of Smiths Aerospace and Dowty Propeller. As a result, recruitment agencies in the area, mainly situated in the city centre, advertise a wide range of Process Plant and Machine Operative employment openings.
Where to find recruitment agencies in Gloucester
Gloucester based employment agencies are located throughout the city, with the main concentration situated to the east of the River Severn and west of the train station. The Army and Royal Navy also have career offices locally, and these can be found in The Docks area of the city. The majority of recruitment firms are multi-sector agencies, however there are also specialist recruiters in sectors such as Driving, Admin and Nursing.
You can use the search box on this page to find the right recruitment agency for your needs.