Recruitment Agencies in Oxford
Oxford, a city and county town within Oxfordshire, has one of the most diverse economies in the UK. Perhaps best known for its ancient university, Oxford is surrounded by areas such as Witney, Bicester and Kidlington, and benefits from its location in the south of the UK. The city is well-served by a range of recruitment agencies that will work alongside both candidates and employers.
Recruitment agencies in Oxford are focussed mainly around the High Street and Market Street. This area is sandwiched between the River Thames and the University of Oxford. Although many multi-discipline agencies base themselves in the city, specialist employment firms can be found for industries such as IT, Engineering and Accountancy. Due to the centrality of its location, recruiters in the Oxford area are easily accessible. The M40 motorway connects Oxford directly with London and Birmingham, and to the south, the M4 gives easy access to Bristol. Oxford Railway Station also provides local transport.
Economic overview and salaries
Oxford has a population of 158,000 people, making it the largest settlement in Oxfordshire. 36.7% of residents over the age of 16 have a degree, which is one of the highest figures in the UK. At 74.7%, the employment rate in the city is slightly greater than the UK average, and median gross weekly earnings is £580.30.
Key industries and employers
The Academic and Research Sectors are almost synonymous with Oxford - with Oxford University and Oxford Brookes University providing employment for a large number of knowledge-workers and support staff. In 2011, 23.6% of workers living in Oxford were employed in Education - including Teachers and Lecturers. Services complementary to the University Sector have developed around the Oxford area - including publishers like the Oxford University Press, Wiley-Blackwell, and Elsevier. The Oxford Science Park is home to many IT and Bioscience companies. There is also a strong Manufacturing base in Oxford, and BMW's plant there employs around 4,000 people. Unipart's global headquarters is also located in the area.
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Bluefire Executive Search
Bluefire Executive Search are expert headhunters and Interim Management providers that specialise in IT & Telecoms, Commercial, HR, Technical, Engineering, Sales and Senior Management recruitment. Our award winning service offers UK wide coverage as well as industry leading assignment completion rates. We also provide relevant psychometric / skill tests and are REC and ISO certified.
Bluefire Engineering & Technical
Bluefire are highly acclaimed recruiters for the Engineering and Technical sectors and specialise in Building / Energy Efficiency, Maintenance, Industrial, Control & Automation and Mechanical & Electrical recruitment. Our nationwide network of offices enables us to fill permanent and contract roles across the UK; utilising knowledge and skill tests to source the most suitable staff for employers. We are ISO / REC accredited.
McBarron Wood Recruitment Specialists
Our approach is an HONEST one! Delivering the best talent who arrive faster and stay longer. Specialists in Accountancy, Aerospace, Defence & Security, Automotive, Aviation, FMCG, Housing, Insurance, Manufacturing & Engineering, Shipping, Oil & Gas, Retail and Sales.
Recruiter TipThe city of Oxford itself is largely pedestrianised, meaning that commuting to jobs in the city centre can be difficult. Alternatives to using a car include using the conveniently-located train station or travelling by bicycle - which is extremely popular in the city.
Bluefire Human Resources
Supported by a team of dedicated HR recruiters, Bluefire Human Resources is an award winning UK agency that specialises in placing CIPD / HR professionals into personnel / HR vacancies nationwide. Typically recruiting HR Officers, Managers and Business Partners, Training Managers, Administrators and Advisors, our industry expert consultants can provide bespoke solutions for all HR staffing demands. Headhunting services are also available.
Bluefire IT & Telecoms
Bluefire IT & Telecoms are renowned industry recruiters and are leaders at supplying high quality technical professionals to national and SME companies alike. Through a network of offices across the UK, we are able to address all permanent and contract roles in areas such as FTTC / FTTH, Network Engineering, Support, Development, Mobile / Cellular and Project Management. We are REC and ISO accredited.
Berry Recruitment - Commercial Division
Work with an agency that's proud to represent top Oxford employers in finding the very best Commercial talent in the area. Our local branch, found not far from the Eastern Bypass, is committed to supporting Oxford businesses in finding quality candidates for roles in Finance, Admin, Retail, Marketing, HR and Sales. By leveraging our position within the city's job market, and combining this with excellent customer service, we will exceed your recruitment expectations on all hires.
Bluefire Facilities Management
Recruiting professionals from Management to Maintenance, the Facilities Management team at Bluefire Consulting provide an award winning service when placing FM personnel into permanent, temporary and contract roles. Our REC / ISO certified solutions are able to address In-House and Consultancy vacancies via a network of UK offices. We can supply Hard and Soft service personnel as well as psychometric tests and executive searches as required.
Recruiter TipFor employers looking to recruit graduates, the 2011 Census revealed that 36.7% of Oxford residents aged 16 or over had a degree. This was considerably more than the average for England and Wales (17.2%) and largely supported by the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University. The latter allows for study at the nearby Abingdon and Whitney College.
Berry Recruitment - Industrial and GLA Division
Through an ever growing reputation and solutions built around the needs of our clients, Berry Recruitment are effective industrial recruiters within areas such as agriculture, manufacturing, distribution and warehousing. We can supply candidates to fit all of your requirements including day, night and shift work as required.
Berry Recruitment - Catering & Hospitality Division
From head chefs to food service assistants, Berry Catering provide solutions for all levels of permanent and temporary catering vacancies in the UK. Consultants within our specialist division are experts within Catering / Hospitality and ensure that candidates have any required food hygiene certificates before being recommended to clients. We currently supply catering staff to many of the country’s largest sporting, events and catering venues