Recruitment Agencies in Portsmouth, Southsea and surrounding areas

Portsmouth is the only island based city in the UK and is well renowned as a key naval port. Based on Hampshire's south coast, employment in the city is largely focussed on the area's proximity to the English Channel. Recruitment agencies in Portsmouth will work across all key industries and strive to fill permanent, temporary and contract vacancies of all employment types.

Employment in Portsmouth

There are just under 100,000 people in employment across Portsmouth, which equates to around 70% of the working age population. The majority of vacancies are found in and around the city centre, however job opportunities are also common within outlying Hampshire towns. 12% of job seekers are hired into skilled trades jobs, a figure that is higher than both the South East and UK average.

Key industries for recruitment

The marine and maritime industries dominate much of the Portsmouth job market and this is reflected in the activity of local recruitment agencies. There are more than 11,000 people employed by the naval base alone and a concentration of agencies are located just a short distance from the dockyard to capitalise on this demand.

As a centre of manufacturing, Portsmouth has attracted a number of employers such as those in aviation, defence and shipping. While other areas of the UK are experiencing a manufacturing decline, Portsmouth still offers a viable career in the sector and is home to established firms such as BAE Systems and EADS.

With the help of attractions such as the Spinnaker Tower and Fort Nelson, tourism has had a growing influence on the city. The hospitality industry has been a key beneficiary of rising tourist numbers and around 25% of Portsmouth's workforce are recruited to work in hotels and restaurants. Due to the seasonal nature of this field, agencies will typically make more placements during the summer.

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If you're looking for local staffing solutions, you can find recruitment agencies in the city of Portsmouth by using the search below.

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  • We are committed to finding the RIGHT person - not just ANY person - for the job! Our consultants are reliable, industrious and innovative and always deliver an outstanding service to both candidates and clients alike. Personnel Selection; it's what we do best!
    Coverage Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Wilts
    • Sovereign Gate, Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 4BL
  • Need help to find quality Driving staff? Your search is at an end now that you have discovered Wild Recruitment. We are a local recruitment agency with strong connections to the community and employment culture of Portsmouth, and we are proud of this city's heritage, from Southsea Castle to Fratton Park. Our central office is home to our team of friendly consultants who specialise in the Driving sector, and can source staff for both permanent and temp roles. Contact us today and we will provide you with the best talent, whether you need Drivers for Courier, Forklift, LGV, HGV or Commercial Driving jobs.
    Coverage Hampshire, Dorset and Buckinghamshire
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
  • At Wild Recruitment, we are committed to providing an honest, reliable recruitment service to our clients. As our Portsmouth office is a hub of activity, our Built Environment Division benefits from its central location nestled between the Cascades Shopping Centre and Portsmouth & Southsea Station. Our team of experienced recruiters understand the local employment market of this unique island city, and focus on roles within the Project Management, Facilities Management, Civil Engineering and Design Management industries. For queries about contract and permanent recruitment, get in touch today.
    Coverage Hampshire, Dorset and Buckinghamshire
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
  • At Wild Recruitment we understand that no business is an island, even if it trades from Portsea Island, and we are experts in the recruitment process. Our Customer Service & Sales team lead by example, putting the requirements of our clients first at every stage. Your nearest office is a five minute walk from Portsmouth and Southsea train station, and our central location gives us a unique perspective on the local recruitment landscape. If you want to hire quality staff in Portsmouth in the Retail, Field Sales, Telesales and Call Centre sectors, let us show you why we are the wisest choice.
    Coverage Hampshire, Dorset and Buckinghamshire
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
  • Portsmouth is the home of our Engineering, Industrial & Technical Division. We fit in well here, as this city also houses the University of Portsmouth, an institution that was originally built so that there were enough trained Workmen and Engineers to man the now historic dockyard and city docks. Our office in the city centre has convenient transport links; we are within walking distance of both Portsmouth & Southsea station and The Hard Interchange. For an agency that really understands the local IT, Logistics, Engineering and Industrial recruitment market, contact us at Wild Recruitment.
    Coverage Hampshire, Dorset and Buckinghamshire
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
  • Are you searching for a recruitment partner that understands the Portsmouth candidate market like no other? Wild Recruitment, based not far from Victoria Park and the Guildhall, offer a knowledgeable Portsmouth employment service for all Office and Finance jobs. Thanks to the support of a specialist team of recruiters, our clients are able to make key appointments for Admin, HR, Accountancy, PA and Secretarial positions. By delivering accurate candidate matches and saving time and money on all hires, we hope to build long lasting relationships with employers across Portsmouth's business community.
    Coverage Hampshire, Dorset and Buckinghamshire
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL
  • Your local Wild Recruitment branch, which can be seen from Spinnaker Tower, is Portsmouth's leading agency for Management and Executive hires. Our Senior Selection Division is committed to helping employers find staff for those difficult appointments. Our reputation within this port city allows us to engage with the most elusive talent in the Portsmouth area, resulting in an enviable candidate base that includes Marketing Directors, Commercial Directors, Company Secretaries, HR Managers and Project Managers. Whether it's an interim or permanent job, Wild Recruitment offer a staffing service that you can trust.
    Coverage Hampshire, Dorset and Buckinghamshire
    • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL

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