Recruitment Agencies in Bedford

Including: Accounting & Finance (12 agencies), Administration (10), IT (10), Engineering (10), Industrial (9), Manufacturing / Production (8), Construction (8), Driving (7), Education (5), Catering and Hospitality (5), Health Care (5), Retail (5), Social Care (2)

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Vector Recruitment Limited

About Vector Recruitment Limited

Vector -the science & technology experts! We are an innovative team of experienced consultants, specialising in the high technology market. We don't dilute our efforts by working in other sectors and all of us have an engineering or science background. We understand our market and the careers it can offer bright, ambitious people.

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Automotive | Aviation | Biotechnology | Consulting | Defence | Electronics | Engineering | Executive / Management | Graduate | IT
Manufacturing / Production | Marketing | Project Management | Purchasing | Sales | Science | Space & Satellite | Telecommunications
Plus 8 additional industries

Covers: UK Wide | Contract, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries from £25k - £100k+

The Innovation Centre, University Way, Cranfield Technology Park, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0BT

Vision Recruitment Group (Construction)

About Vision Recruitment Group (Construction)

VR Group specialise in supplying white collar and trades and labour staff on a temp and perm basis throughout the UK. With over 30 years experience within the construction recruitment sector we have a strong track record delivering the right people for our clients at short notice. We pride ourselves on our honesty, loyalty and reliability. Contact one of our experienced consultants now!!

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Construction | Engineering | Executive / Management | Health & Safety | Project Management | Property | Purchasing | Energy / Renewable Energy
Covers: UK Wide | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+

Unit 14, Stephenson Court, Priory Business Park, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3WJ
Plus 1 additional office location

Pierre Healthcare Recruitment LTD

About Pierre Healthcare Recruitment LTD

Pierre Healthcare is a leading provider of temporary & permanent healthcare recruitment across the Home Counties, Nottinghamshire & London; supplying a full range of Healthcare professionals into Care Homes, Hospital Settings, Nursing Homes & Supported Living.

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Health Care | Social Care
Covers: Home Counties, Nottinghamshire & London | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+

Maitland Street, Bedford, Milton Keynes, MK40 1QX

Tradeline Recruitment Ltd

About Tradeline Recruitment Ltd

Tradeline Recruitment is a specialist construction agency with over 100 years experience of supplying all levels of construction related personnel. Our main head office is based in Bedford and we also have regional offices in Oxford and London. We are able to supply staff on a nationwide basis although we predominantly deal with the Home Counties, London and Midlands areas.

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Construction | Executive / Management | Health & Safety | Housebuilding | Project Management
Covers: Home Counties / London / Midlands / Nationwide | Contract, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+

21 Bedford Heights, Manton Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7PH
Plus 2 additional office locations

Drs Direct

Drs Direct, founded in 2007 and located in Bedford, connects Occupational Health professionals with public and private institutions. They have dedicated departments for hiring Nurses and Physicians, handling permanent, contract and fixed-term assignments, as well as senior-level requirements. Their candidates are verified by the General Medical Council and Nursing & Midwifery Council. They are an accredited supplier of Crown Commercial Service.

Broadway House, 4-6 The Broadway, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2TE

Educationline Recruitment

Educationline Recruitment is a recruiter of Teachers. They have temporary and permanent vacancies for roles including Math Teacher, English Teacher, Business Studies Teacher, Art Teacher, MFL Teacher (French, Spanish & German), Physics Teacher, and Geography Teacher. They have been operating since 2010 and are members of REC.

21 Bedford Heights, Manton Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7PH

KPI People

KPI People is a Bedford-based recruitment company that supplies staffing solutions in the Automotive sector. The company has 12 years of Automotive industry experience and more than 30 years of specialist recruitment experience. They are REC members and they have recruited for full-time vacancies for positions such as Service Advisor, Vehicle Technician, Sales Executive, MOT Tester, Parts Advisor, and Workshop Controller.

61-63 St Peter's Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2PR

Pharma. Direct (UK & Europe)

Pharma Direct is a European specialist agency that provides solutions to the Pharmaceutical and Health Care industries. They offer fixed-term, contract, permanent, headhunting, and executive search & selection services. Some of the roles they recruit for are Biostatistics, Clinical Programme Managers, Medical Affairs, Clinical Project Managers, Medical Writing, and more. Candidates can also subscribe to their job alerts.

Broadway House, 4-6 The Broadway, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2TE

TL Placements

TL Placements is a provider of recruitment solutions to the Construction and related industries. They are a permanent employment agency based in the UK that specialises in Project Management, Construction Management, all Surveying Disciplines, Health & Safety, Estimating, Buying, Engineering, and Architectural professions. The company is located in Bedfordshire.

21 Bedford Heights, Manton Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7PH

DMS Computer Recruitment

DMS Computer Recruitment is a specialist recruiting firm that provides contract and permanent IT staff and professionals throughout the UK, Cyprus and the EU. The agency recruits IT Experts, Software Specialists, Programmers, Developers, Web Designers, SEO Experts, Hardware Engineers, Technical Support and more. The company is based in Bedford.

23 Stanhope Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 8BU

Dial4Care

Dial4Care, situated in Bedford, recruits Health Care and Social Care staff nationwide. Their talent pool, which consists of individuals who have passed the Disclosure and Barring Service check, can render service on an hourly or full time basis on a live-in or regular setting. They are currently forging partnerships with Refugee Council, Link to Change, British Red Cross and more. They have received a Good rating from the Care Quality Commission.

2nd Floor Offices, 22 Grove Place, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3JJ

Alliance Consulting

Alliance Consulting is headquartered in Bedford. Established in 2003, they place candidates into roles within the Electronics, Engineering, IT, and Science sectors on a permanent, contract, or temporary basis. They recruit for any job level. Their recruitment team consists of degree qualified Scientists, Engineers, Business Graduates, and IT experts. They have worked with clients such as Jaguar Cars, Ford Motor Co., Dyson, and DHL.

Suite A2, Spaces Business Centre, Elstow Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8PL

Carter Recruitment

Carter Recruitment caters exclusively to the Marketing and Sales sectors. Also covering Product and Brand Management, Insight and Category Management, PR and Communications, and Research and Analysis, this Bedford-based agency makes placements such as Brand Manager, Web Developer, Marketing Executive and WordPress Developer.

Bedford I-lab, Stannard Way, Priory Business Park, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3RZ

Advancing People

Advancing People is an independently-owned agency formed in 2009. They provide permanent, contract and temporary recruitment solutions to the following sectors: Sales, Commercial, HR, Multilingual, Not-For-Profit, and IT. They are based in Bedford.

Dombey Court, Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7PZ

BSS Recruitment

BSS Recruitment has been matching clients and candidates in the Commercial Office industry since 1989. They supply for vacancies in the following fields across Bedford and the surrounding areas: Industrial, Administration, Accounts, Catering, Sales, IT, Logistics, and Warehouse.

Victoria House, 70A Tavistock Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2RP

Watton Recruitment

Watton Recruitment is a multi-sector staffing agency that places personnel across Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire. They have over 12 years of experience assisting clients and candidates, and cover roles in the Warehouse & Logistics, Call Centre & Customer Services, Welding & Technical, Sales, and Office industries.

Office 6, Viking Business Centre, 2 Caxton Road, Elms Farm, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 0HT

HRL-Higgins Recruitment

HRL-Higgins Recruitment is a multi-sector employment agency founded by Managing Director, Nicky Kelly, to supply recruitment solutions to a wide range of sectors including Charity, Driving, and Engineering. The agency is an REC member and adheres to the Agency Workers Directive.

75a High Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1NE

Quanta Contracts

Quanta Contracts is a Construction & Commercial recruitment business in the UK that deals with all aspects of temporary & permanent staffing and labour resourcing. Established in 2002, the company supplies permanent, contract, and temporary personnel for organisations of all sizes including Civil Engineering Contractors, Residential Developers, Waste Management, and Building Maintenance companies. Quanta is an REC member and ISO accredited.

7 Stephenson Court Fraser Road Priory Business Park, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3WJ

Placing People

Placing People Bedford is a REC-accredited agency that has been supplying personnel to a range of sectors for more than 25 years. They offer permanent and temporary assignments and they have an out-of-hours line for emergencies. Some of the placements they hire for include Admin/Customer Service, General Office Assistant, Housekeeper, Refuse Loader, Bar Staff, HGV Drivers, and ICT Security Specialist.

70 St. Loyes Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1EZ

Motor Trade Selection

Motor Trade Selection is a London-based specialist recruitment agency that bridges Retail Motor personnel and employers, manufacturers, and dealer groups abroad and across the UK, specifically North West, South East, and South West. Founded in 1968, Motor Trade Selection helps fill vacancies by placing qualified candidates in diverse roles, including Financial Controllers, Aftersales Managers, and Service Managers.

42 High Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 1DU

Octagon Group

Octagon Group hires Technology and Engineering specialists across the UK and Europe, fulfiling permanent and contract placements and management and executive requirements. They support verticals including Aerospace, Automotive, Civil Engineering, IT, Renewable Energy and Transportation. They opened their doors in 2018 and are based in Bedford. They also help charities like Trussell Trust Foodbank and Alzheimer's Society UK.

Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 4HR

Nohow International Limited

Nohow International Limited is a family run business that matches Trades and Labour candidates with employers in the UK Construction sector. Headquartered in Bedford, Nohow also has a branch in Torquay and has over 40,000 registered operatives. They have Constructionline, REC, and CHAS accreditations and they've successfully placed Carpenters, Painters, Supervisors, Site Managers, Steel Fixers, Document Controllers, and more.

Spaces / Safestore Business Centre Elstow Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8PL

Hello Recruitment Associates

Hello Recruitment Associates finds staff on a permanent basis for an extensive client portfolio across the UK. The recruitment agency concentrates on supplying services to a broad range of industries, such as Finance, HR, Marketing, Operations, Sales, and Technical/Engineering. Since 2017, they have often placed candidates in various positions, including Data Analyst, Operations Manager, and Senior Marketing and Campaigns Manager.

Wrest Park, Enterprise House, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 4HS

MEM Recruitment

MEM Recruitment has offices in Bedford, Milton Keynes, Northampton, and Wellingborough. They started in 1994, recruiting within the Industrial, Commercial, and Driving sectors. They support temporary and permanent placements for roles such as Production Worker, Warehouse Operative, and Food Production Operative. They are members of the REC and the Association of Labour Providers (ALP).

8a Mill Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3HD
Plus 2 additional office locations

Simply Education

Simply Education places Teachers into various educational settings across the UK. With over 14 years of experience, they provide support for permanent and temporary roles from their 12 offices in 6 regions. They are part of Make Candidates Great (MCG), a group of recruitment agencies with different specialisations.

Bedford Heights, Manton Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7PH
Plus 8 additional office locations

Abacus Consulting

From entry-level to executive roles, Abacus provides temporary, contract, permanent, and interim Manager placements in the Business sector. Founded in 2002, their offices are located in Northampton, Milton Keynes, Bedford, and Luton. Abacus’ specialist consultants have over 10 years of experience in Financial recruitment.

38 Mill Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3HD
Plus 3 additional office locations

Quest Employment

Founded in 1993, Quest Employment is a staffing and recruiting business operating within the Midlands. The company delivers temporary and permanent staffing solutions within the Industrial, Commercial, and Technical sectors. The agency delivers candidates for Office Support, Contact Centre, Banking & Financial Services, Accounting & Finance, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing & Operations, Warehousing, Transport and Logistics, and more.

11-13 Mill Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3EU
Plus 10 additional office locations

Osborne Appointments

Osborne Appointments matches applicants with institutions seeking permanent, temporary and contract staff. With six offices, including one in Bedford, they cover recruitment across the UK in Business Support, Industrial, Finance, HR, Hospitality and more, from specialist up to high quantity recruitment. They began in 1995 and have won 11 awards, including a Best Company to Work For award during the 2021 Recruitment & Employment Confederation Awards.

1st Floor St. Johns Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0DH
Plus 4 additional office locations

1st Choice

1st Choice Recruitment is an employment agency that supplies temporary, permanent and contract staff to a broad range of sectors including Catering, Insurance, IT, Languages, and Engineering. They serve the Bedford, Milton Keynes, and Huntingdon areas, and are accredited by REC and Cyber Essentials.

8 St Loyes Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1EP
Plus 3 additional office locations

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Situated next to the River Great Ouse in Bedfordshire, Bedford is a proud county town and popular location for businesses and candidates. The town is surrounded by key economic areas such as Kempston, Cranfield and Elstow, creating a demand for recruitment agencies that are able to fill permanent and temporary jobs within these home counties based settlements.

Economic overview and salaries

Around 1.7% of the working population in Bedford are unemployed. This is higher than the UK average of 1.4% but higher than nearby Cranfield and Wixams. The average salary for Bedford is £29,258, which is slightly more than the £26,500 UK national average.

Key industries in the town

Bedford is historically a market town but has grown to become a key hub for technology based industries. This has been supported by custom centres such as Cranfield Technology Park and Millbrook. Despite this, the highest proportion of local staff are employed in health jobs, where nearly 14% of the workforce operate within organisations such as BMI The Manor Hospital and Bedford Hospital. Additionally, 12% of people work within the education sector and some of the largest employers include the University of Bedfordshire, Cranfield University and Bedford College. Other employment opportunities can be found in retail, finance and manufacturing.

Recruitment agencies in Bedford

There are a wide range of recruitment agencies that cover the Bedford, Kempston and Cranfield area. An agency that specialises in the local market will experience a large demand from businesses within teachinghealth and the growing digital sectors. Multi-industry agencies are also prevalent in these towns and might offer a wider selection of contacts and resources.

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