Employment Agencies

Employment agencies are used by companies to recruit staff for both temporary and permanent positions.  They may specialise in certain recruitment such as temporary positions or particular sectors for example construction, office vacancies, legal etc.  They help match job seekers to positions they have been asked to fill by employers. 


Using an employment agency can help with the job hunting process as they look at your skills and match them to jobs they are trying to fill, putting your name forward to employers as a potential candidate.  They may help with interviews, information on companies you are trying to get a job with and more.  Using an employment agency is free for job seekers.


Employment agencies can help you tailor your job search and target vacancies they put you forward for jobs you are right for.


Normally you will need to register with the employment agency to access vacancies that they have.  Some may do this over the phone others will want to meet you face to face and you may need to sit a simple test to show your skills.


When contacting an agency know what job you are looking for, what salary you are expecting, a well prepared CV and be ready for any questions they may have.


Getting a good relationship with the agency will help you be considered for positions, keep in contact with them every 10- 14 days so you stay in their mind.


If you are unsuccessful in securing a position employment agencies will obtain feedback from employers which they will provide to improve your interview technique when the next position comes up.


Below are links to employment agencies


Agency Central - employment agency finder


Blue Arrow


Brook Street


Guidant Group


New Staff Employment


Quest Employment


Red Recruitment


Response Personnel


Unique Employment