Recruitment Agencies based in Wales, UK

Coal mining and heavy industry used to be the mainstays of the Welsh economy, but the picture has changed completely over the past 30 years. The main source of employment in the country is now the public sector, which accounts for more than 31% of jobs, while manufacturing generates just 10.8%.

This in part explains why Wales has the lowest Gross Value Added of any region in the UK at £15,696 per person. However, there are some high-value sectors of the economy that continue to perform well and create jobs.

Key industries and employers

The Valero Energy oil refinery at Pembroke and Murco Milford Haven Refinery can process a combined 16.5 million tonnes of oil products a year, and contribute £4.2 billion to the country's annual exports. Tata Steel's plant at Port Talbot is a major employer and contributor to Wales's £1.2 billion metals exports, while Ford employs 2,000 people at its engine factory in Bridgend.

Despite this, recruitment agencies are far more likely to have vacancies in the services sector. Tourism is now worth around £4.7 billion a year to Wales and, as a result, 7.4% of the country's jobs are in the hospitality industry. The retail sector is also strong and its staff account for 14.5% of jobs, thanks in part to the success of Deeside-based frozen food chain Iceland.

The Welsh government's growth plan includes more support for tourism, along with improvements to the transport and digital infrastructure. It is hoped this will stimulate activity in the construction industry and attract more companies in high-value sectors, such as advanced materials and life sciences.


In 2012, the median weekly income of full-time workers in Wales was £452.60, more than £50 below the UK average, while the unemployment rate was above average at 8.6%. Wages in Cardiff (£485.70) and Swansea (£470.50) were greater than in the rest of Wales, but the unemployment rate was also slightly higher.

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We have 82 Recruitment Agencies based in Wales and an additional 100+ agencies that recruit in the area. Use the search box above to find your ideal list of agencies.

JSM Specialist Services Limited - Construction & Engineering Specialist

JSM Specialist Services Ltd is an established agency within the recruitment sector specialising in construction (labours, multi traders, carpenters, etc) and engineering trades and labour (welders, pipefitters, mechanical fitters, riggers, etc) and site supervisory roles up to senior management positions. We feel our approach to these sectors define us from well established larger organisations who at times can forget individual needs.
Coverage  UK Wide
Kemys Way, Swansea Enterprise Park, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA6 8QF
Mulberry Suite, Kebbell House, Carpenders Park Business Centre, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD19 5BE
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Education Staffing Solutions

Education Staffing Solutions was founded in 2003 with the fundamental belief that we could become the support mechanism for pupils and schools. With Six offices in England and Wales, we are able to provide this level of support on a local basis. We Adopt a One Call, One Contact and One Solution philosophy. Whether you are a teacher, a school or you work in education, out teams of recruitment and education experts are here to help.
Coverage  Wales and Welsh Borders
Unit 6, Mallard Way, Riverside Business Park, Swansea, Glamorgan, SA7 0AJ
Regus House, Falcon Drive, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Glamorgan, CF10 4RU
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New technology recruitment business, consisting of some of the most reputable and experienced leaders and recruiters within the UK. Looking to raise the standard across the recruitment of telecoms, IT and engineering professionals on a Nationwide basis. Leaders in the design, deployment and support of fixed and mobile communications networks alongside wireless & IOT with additional knowledge across electrical & mechanical engineering.
Coverage  UK Wide
Suite 114, Regus Business Centre, Falcon Drive, Cardiff, Glamorgan, CF10 4RU
Regent House, Bath Avenue, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 4EG 8 Tiger Court, Kings Drive, Kings Business Park, Prescot, Merseyside, L341BH Suite 2C, Cinderhill Industrial Estate, Weston Coyney Road, Weston Coyney, Stoke-On-Trent, ST3 5LB Room 17 Hamill House, 112-116 Chorley New Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 4DH The Hemington, Millhouse Business Centre, Station Road, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, DE74 2NJ Rooms 122 & 322, Business First Centre, Empire Business Park, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 6HA Unit 21 & 22, Moorgate Croft Business Centre, South Grove, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2DH 224 Upper Fifth Street, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 2HR Top Floor Office Suite, 1 Orchard Place, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3PX Units 4 & 5, Sleaford Station Business Centre, Station Road, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7RG Suite 2, Friars House, Quaker Lane, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6BZ Warwick Mill Business Centre, Warwick Mill, Warwick Bridge, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8RR 1st Floor, Queensland House, 392 - 393 Strand, London, Greater London, WC2R 0LT Suite 106, Stockton Business Centre, 70 Brunswick Street, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, TS18 1DW Design Works, William Street Felling, Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE10 0JP Suite 6 Royce House, 630-634 London Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 9HW 2 Brunel Court, Brunel Road, Clacton - On - Sea, Essex, CO15 4LU
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Recruit Right Ltd

At Recruit Right we believe in doing exactly that, recruiting the right way. We specialise in all Commercial, Industrial and Driving recruitment and have offices in Merseyside, Manchester, Blackburn and Wrexham (North Wales). We provide a seamless service that our clients see as an extension of their HR department.
Coverage  North West and North Wales
Unit 3 Wilkinson Court, Wilkinson Business Park, Wrexham, LL13 9AE
Second Floor, Marwood House, Riverside Business Park, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 3QX Lowry MillrnLees StreetrnPendlebury, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M27 6DB 79 High StreetrnRishton, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 4LD
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Vetro Recruitment - Specialist Nursing, Care & Education recruiter

We are a specialist Nursing, Social Care and Education recruitment agency with over 25 years experience. We support Care & Education professionals in Wales and England to fulfil their career goals. We work with private care companies, Local Authorities, NHS trusts & Primary, Secondary and SEN Schools to grow their workforce and cover staff shortages with our range of tailored, flexible, temporary and permanent recruitment packages.
Coverage  Wales and England
Aaron House, Caerphilly Business Park, Van Road, Caerphilly, South Glamorgan, CF83 3ED
Vetro Liverpool, PO BOX 258, Liverpool, Merseyside, L25 2QF
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KPI Care

As a leading recruitment agency within health & social care, education and childcare, KPI Care is committed to providing a quality service and offer our expertise to both the public and private sectors. Our priority will always be to deliver an excellent and ever evolving recruitment process, frequently adapted to the demands of the industry.
Coverage  Northwest England
46 Station Road, Queensferrry, Flintshire, CH5 1SX
66-68 Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6AL 505 Etruria Road, Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 6JH 2 Crown Street, Warrington, Merseyside, WA1 2AE 384 Cooper House, 3rd Avenue, Trafford Park, Manchester, M17 1JE 358 Manchester Road, Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 7PG
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Strong Recruitment Group

Strong Recruitment Group are a leading provider of fully-qualified professional staff for full and part-time vacancies throughout the UK. We operate in Construction, Civil Engineering, Rail, HVAC ,M&E ,building services, Ductwork, Driving & Industrial.
Coverage  United Kingdom
Falcon Drive, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 4RU
2nd Floor, Quayside Tower, 252 - 260 Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2HF Peter House, Oxford St, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 5AN 77 Oxford Street, London, Greater London, W1D 2ES Unit 20, Capital Business Centre, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0BS Rotterdam House, 116 Quayside, Newcastle, Tyne And Wear, NE1 3DY 20 -23 Woodside Place, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G3 7QF
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New Directions Recruitment Ltd

Industries covered: Health Care, Social Care
1st Floor, Harlech Court, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 2FE

Recruitment Solutions Wales

Industries covered: Engineering, Health & Safety, Personnel / HR, Industrial, Logistics
Alexandra Gate, Fford Pengam, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 2SA

Sigma Recruitment Ltd

Industries covered: Administration, Call Centre / Customer Service, Engineering, Executive / Management, Graduate, Health & Safety, Personnel / HR, Logistics, Manufacturing / Production, Purchasing, Science
Cardiff Bay Business Centre, Titan House, Lewis Road, Ocean Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 5BS

THOMAS Recruitment

Industries covered: Administration, Call Centre / Customer Service, Driving, Engineering, Executive / Management, Food & Drink, Health & Safety, Personnel / HR, Industrial, Manufacturing / Production, Marketing, Purchasing, Sales, Training / Learning
5 Purbeck House, Lambourne Crescent, Cardiff Business Park, Llanishen, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF14 5GL

Atlantic Resource

Industries covered: Administration, Catering and Hospitality, Construction, Health Care, Manufacturing / Production
Womanby House, Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 1BR


Industries covered: Engineering, IT
2nd Floor, Longcross Court, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 0AD

prosperIS Recruitment Ltd

Industries covered: Engineering, IT, Marketing, Digital
3 Dorset Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF11 6PS

Time 4 Recruitment

Industries covered: Catering and Hospitality, Construction, Engineering, Industrial
167 Broadway, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 1QH

24.7 Recruitment Services

Industries covered: Driving, Industrial, Logistics
Oakwood House, Wrexham, Flintshire, LL13 9UG

TLC Nursing & Homecare Plus

Industries covered: Health Care
60 Pen Y Bryn, Wrexham, Flintshire, LL13 7HY

Zebralight Recruitment

Industries covered: Administration, Call Centre / Customer Service, Driving, Industrial, Manufacturing / Production, Sales
Old Bank, Station Road, Rossett, Wrexham, Flintshire, LL12 0HE

Adam Butler Consultancy - Executive Search

Executive Search Specialists - We will quickly understand your requirements and match you to a credible and relevant shortlist of pre screened and qualified individuals. Working with clients across the UK for over 11 years we work closely in partnership with you to deliver results quickly, professionally and cost effectively.
Coverage  UK Wide
Unit 14G, Old Marsh Farm Barns, Welsh Road, Sealand, Deeside, Flintshire, CH5 2LY

CH5 Recruitment

Industries covered: Accounting & Finance, Administration, Construction, Consulting, Call Centre / Customer Service, Engineering, Environmental, Executive / Management, Personnel / HR, IT, Manufacturing / Production, Marketing, Sales, Science, Energy / Renewable Energy
33 Chester Road West, Deeside, Flintshire, CH5 1BY

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