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.

Do you need staff in Portsmouth?

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

4 Recruitment Agencies found in Portsmouth


Wild Recruitment

The team at Wild Recruitment are committed to helping Portsmouth employers find top local candidates for permanent, contract or temporary jobs. Located just a five minute walk from Portsmouth & Southsea station, we have a valuable network of contacts across the city and wider South Hampshire area. Our service is divided into six dedicated divisions, specialising in sectors such as customer service and sales, office and finance, driving, industrial and technical, the built environment and senior selection. We offer a complete range of hiring solutions for multiple employer types.

Hampshire, Dorset and Buckinghamshire
  • 46-48 Arundel Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 1NL

Compass Associates

Focusing our business exclusively in Healthcare gives Compass Associates a distinct advantage. This naturally allows us to be at the forefront of ever changing market trends and evolving legislation and means our consultants have an unrivalled depth of industry expertise and localised knowledge. Additionally all of our trained consultants have extensive recruitment experience and a genuine passion to help you.

  • Admiral House, 8A High Street, Portsmouth, Cosham, PO6 3BZ

Personnel Selection

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!

Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, East Sussex, Wilts
  • Sovereign Gate, Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 4BL

Interaction Commercial Recruitment

Whether you're looking to take on Sales, Finance or Customer Service staff, Interaction Recruitment can help you make top commercial hires on a permanent or temp basis. Our professional service is tailored to the needs of our Portsmouth based partners and combines specialist industry expertise with geographic knowledge. We are positioned just to the east of the Landport District and offer exceptional staffing solutions to local employers and candidates alike.

UK wide
  • Portsmouth Technopole, Kingston Crescent, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 8FA