Recruitment Agencies in Bedford

Including: Accounting & Finance (12 agencies), Administration (10), IT (10), Manufacturing / Production (9), Driving (8), Engineering (8), Industrial (7), Construction (5), Education (4), Health Care (3), Catering and Hospitality (2), Retail (2), Social Care (2)

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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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Covers: Home Counties / London / Midlands / Nationwide | Contract, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries from £17k - £100k+

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

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

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

Placing People Bedford

Placing People is an independent agency which has been based in Bedford Town Centre for over 30 years. Our reputation has grown on the quality of the service we provide. Our aim is to continually strive to ensure that the high standards expected from our slogan, “Recruitment at its best” are delivered to clients and applicants alike in the most efficient and professional way possible.

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Covers: Bedfordshire | Contract, Part Time, Permanent, Temporary | Salaries £15k - £100k+

Placing People House, 70 St Loyes Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1EZ

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.

40 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2NR

RM Medics

RM Medics, located in Bedford, matches Healthcare professionals with Public and Private establishments in the UK. With experience dating back to 2012, and over 24 years of collective knowledge under their belt, they only connect with applicants who have professional qualifications, right-to-work documentation, and employment references. They are accredited by Healthtrust Europe and are members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

Suite K, Sandland Court, The Pilgrim Centre, Brickhill Dr, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7PZ

Graduate Launchpad

Graduate Launchpad caters to a diverse client group from their Bedfordshire branch. They are a multi-sector talent sourcing company that aids in making permanent placements at all levels. They provide opportunities to Graduate candidates in various industries across the UK, such as Banking & Finance, Creative, Engineering, Fashion, FinTech, IT & Software, Marketing, PR & Communications, Property & Retail, and Sales.

Waterfront Centre, Great North Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3AL

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

Octopus Research

Octopus Research provides executive search solutions to an extensive client list across the UK. They assign professionals for c-level and board assignments from their London headquarters. The talent firm also offers benchmarking and talent mapping services. Typical hires include associates, consultants, researchers, talent directors, and talent managers. Octopus Research works with FTSE 350 organisations.

5 Meadow Way, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 2QX

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.

40 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2NR

Tick Education

Tick Education recruits for the Education industry, completing permanent, long-term and short-term assignments. They also administer daily personnel supply. Based in Bedford, they mainly hire for the Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire regions. They were launched in 2020 and have since been connecting with Fully and Newly Qualified Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Tutors, Cover Supervisors, Nursery Nurses and the like.

1 Hammond Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 0UD

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

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.

22 Grove Place, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3JJ

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

Fram Search

Founded in 2010, Fram Search is a Financial Services specialist recruitment agency that offers its interim and permanent services across the UK and internationally. They deal in areas such as FinTech & Digital, Sales & Marketing, Investments & Front Office, Finance, Risk & Operation, and Legal & Compliance. The company's head office is in Silsoe.

Wrest Park, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 4HS

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

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

OA

OA is an established provider of specialised staffing services to a diverse client group across the UK. They work in a broad range of markets, including Accountancy & Finance, Administration, Customer Service & Consumer Centre, Food Manufacturing, HR, IT, Logistics & Supply Chain, Sales & Marketing, and Retail. Since 1995, the Bedford-based agency has been filling various contract, temporary, and permanent appointments.

Ebenezer House, 1st Floor, St. Johns Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0DH

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, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3WJ

AllStaff Recruitment

AllStaff Recruitment is an independent agency that provides services to the Commercial/Office, Finance, Technical, and Engineering sectors. They also recruit staff for the Health & Safety, Legal, Manufacturing & Production, Marketing, and Sales industries. Some roles they fill include HR Admin, Manufacturing Team Leader, Customer Service Coordinator, and Design Engineer. The agency was established in 2006 and is based in Bedford

Wolseley Parc, Wolseley Road, Woburn Road Industrial Estate, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7EF

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

A-Rec Solutions

A-Rec Solutions is a Recruitment to Recruitment agency that covers multiple industries including, but not limited to, Public Sector, Commercial, Industrial, Technology and Services. Their reach spans nationwide through a site in Bedford, aiding both recruitment firms and active job seekers and passive recruitment talent. Founded in 2017, they have over 20,000 applicant contacts and clients like Empiric, Empowering Learning Ltd and JSS Search.

29 Windrush Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7BN

NMR Tech Recruit

NMR Tech Recruit is a niche Satellite and Space Services talent solutions provider across the UK and globally. They source qualified candidates for an array of contract and permanent placements at all levels. They also cover various divisions, such as Commercial, Defence, Digital Engineering, Electrical, Engineering, Flight Dynamics, Integration, Satellites & Space Crafts, Satellite Data & Technology Services, and Technical Support.

106b Dunstable Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 2JP

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

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 3 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 9 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

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 9 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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