Officially called Kingston upon Hull, this Yorkshire city of around 256,400 is located on the Humber Estuary. Employers in Hull often use local recruitment agencies in order to find staff to hire - and this page aims to make such services easy to find, whether you are a candidate in Hull or Hessle seeking a new job, or represent a business aiming to recruit new talent.
Recruitment agencies in Hull tend to be located in the city centre to the east of the railway station. More specialist consultancies may be based further out, or closer to areas of particular interest within their industry sector.
Industry and employment in Hull
Hull has a strong Manufacturing Industry - providing 15.2% of employment in the city according to the 2011 Census. Many of these positions are offered by major corporations, among which are BP (Saltend Chemicals Park), Fenner Dunlop (Marfleet Avenue) and BAE Systems (at Brough Aerodrome). Hull's influential maritime links mean that the Fish and associated Food Industries are strong in the area - with firms such as Andrew Marr International and F Smales and Son based in the city. Shipping is also strong in Hull, and many jobs are provided by Associated British Ports (ABP).
As with many cities, the Retail Sector is strong in Hull - employing around 18% of the local workforce. Developments such as the Princes Quay Shopping Centre (which has an attractive waterside location) provide permanent, temporary and contract jobs for many people in this sector.
Transport links in Hull
Hull has a somewhat-undeserved reputation for being geographically isolated. One of the UK's largest cities (Leeds) can be reached from there by car in slightly over an hour via the A63 / M62 link, and is a fairly easy commute. Further afield, London is as little as two and a half hours away via direct train to Kings Cross Station - meaning that Hull is actually a fairly central location to do business from.