Professional Services Recruitment

Search has been an industry-leading name amongst professional service recruitment agencies for over a decade.  

With superb industry contacts and an experienced team of consultants and managers, we’re dedicated to finding the right candidate who is the perfect fit for your organisation.

We work closely with your management teams to accurately assess the individual needs of each of your company’s business areas. From here our specialist divisions can offer some of the most varied amount of services possible in the recruitment industry.

Either from providing comprehensive career guidance, recruiting a variety of candidates across all levels of the seniority ladder or by offering specific consultative advice on individual recruitment aspects, Search is here to help.


How Search Can Help You

We believe the reason for our national success and exceptional reputation across the country is because we always go the extra mile for those that contact us. By offering a knowledgeable and supportive service, we guarantee that due care and attention will always be given to your assignments, no matter the urgency or timeframe.

The foundation of our individual relationships and partnerships is mutual trust, which comes from our commitment to listening to your needs.

Because of our willingness to listen, every one of our candidates is vetted, screened and fully briefed in conjunction with the specified needs you originally explained to us. This ensures that only the best, most prepared applicants are presented to you.

What separates Search from other professional service recruitment agencies is that we offer unique tailored solutions geared towards helping your individual queries.

Come and join just some of our national clients and contact your nearest Search office to get started with our exceptional recruitment service on offer.


What Our Clients Say About Us

We are the sole recruitment supplier for many influential professional service organisations ranging from small privately owned companies to global multi-site corporations.

Our current clients consistently commend us on our professionalism, friendliness and most importantly our ability to achieve results. In our most recent client feedback survey, 93% confirmed they would recommend us to a colleague or friend. Be one of them and contact Search today.

“Very thorough service. Any problems were sorted out as soon as they happened and I am thoroughly happy with the service from start to finish. Brilliant.”

“Consultants always listen to requirements and having worked with them for a number of years they know the skills that I require of a candidate.”


Industry Specific Sectors

Our professional services recruitment agencies employ expert teams of consultants that have the essential background knowledge and industry links to help you find quality candidates.

We make sure that everybody we progress to meet you has all the necessary skill sets you expect to succeed in their roles and the flexibility to easily commute to your location with minimal fuss.

Our expertly trained recruitment consultants have demonstrated a proven ability to regularly place an assortment of highly trained skilled workers associated with the following industries.


Accountancy & Finance

Founded in 1987, Search Accountancy and Finance has continued to evolve with the ever changing needs of the marketplace and are proud to have over 200 years of combined recruitment experience across our 13 UK offices. 

The market knowledge and presence of these individuals enables us to attract the best quality candidates, allowing us to identify and reach people who are interested in new opportunities, but not sitting on databases.

If you are searching for candidates at a qualified and executive level throughout a multitude of roles, our professional consultants are experts at assisting you in the steps to make a successful hire.


Financial Services

At Search Financial Services, we focus on recruiting professionals across the regulated sector from support staff to executive level appointments. We work closely with local and national companies ranging from IFA and Wealth Management firms to Product Providers, Pensions Consultancies, EB scheme holders, PLCs and major high street banks.

We are accomplished at working and delivering in all employment or resourcing circumstances, encompassing the provision of temporary and contract staff as well as our core business of placing permanent professionals. While we usually operate on a contingency basis, we are also accomplished at working on a retained basis, which is more effective for executive or project based assignments.

Our thoroughness in vetting and gaining referencing on candidates we represent is, we believe, the most comprehensive in the sector and by far exceeds usual best practice recommended procedures.


HR & Development

Our HR teams specialise in the provision of human resources and training professionals, from advisory level to heads of service. We pride ourselves on providing you with the very best candidates operating in today’s competitive marketplace throughout the UK. To ensure they meet your designated standards, we work in partnership with yourselves to tailor a professional, efficient and quality service. 

Research undertaken by Search and the wider industry has shown that some type of career path is necessary for job satisfaction and hence job retention. Talent development encompasses a variety of components such as training, career development, career management, and organisational development, and training and development.

It is expected that during the 21st century more companies will begin to use more integrated terms such as talent development, and Search Consultancy is committed to keeping abreast of these changes across the industry thanks to our knowledgeable pool of consultants.  



The insurance industry has grown significantly in recent years and now employs over 300,000 people across the country. The UK insurance sector is the largest in Europe and a leading global centre in a truly worldwide industry.

As one of the leading UK insurance recruitment agencies, we appreciate that the compact and defined nature of the insurance industry requires the highest levels of discretion and confidentiality and we combine this with an in-depth understanding of the needs of individuals and employers alike.

Search recognises that the insurance sector offers a wide range of interesting, demanding, and well-paid jobs. Despite this, the industry often finds it difficult to find the right recruits at all skill levels to meet increasing demand. The challenge is to raise awareness of the opportunities available and recruit sufficient numbers of new highly trained recruits at all employment levels.



At Search, our legal practice provides bespoke recruitment solutions to all aspects of the legal community across the UK, Channel Islands and the Middle East.

Our private practice team forms the core of our legal business. We specialise in providing tailored career advice to legal professionals at all levels, from paralegal to qualified solicitor, associate through to partner.

Search Legal recognises that being a lawyer isn’t the only option for those wanting to pursue a career in the legal industry. As one of the leading UK legal recruitment agencies, we have a vast network of legal candidates that are readily available for a multitude of different functions.



We understand that the effectiveness of your marketing department depends upon its people. We help your team achieve its full potential by sourcing the best talent for even the most hard to fill roles on a temporary and permanent basis, to a specified time and budget.

Our aim is to know everything about your business' organisation; what you work on, the requirements of the role, your geographical spread and the team and working culture. This enables us to paint an accurate picture of the ideal marketing candidate for the job ensuring a seamless and efficient recruitment process.



Procurement is the act of acquiring, buying goods, services or works from an external source at the best possible cost to meet the needs of the acquirer in terms of quality and quantity, time, and location. Corporations and public bodies often define processes intended to promote fair and open competition for their business while minimising exposure to fraud and collusion.

Examples of the roles Search Procurement regularly source include: 

  • Purchasing and procurement specialist
  • Buyer /senior buyer
  • Purchasing management
  • E-procurement
  • Commodity management
  • Director-level roles

We know the key skills needed to excel in this industry are a positive attitude, a cost orientated mind-set and negotiating prowess. If we do not find those qualities in our interviewees then we never consider progressing them further in the recruitment process.



At Search, our specialist Sales division provides tailored recruitment solutions across all UK regions and on an international scale too. Our expert consultants operate across a range of markets and industries and can easily assist you in securing sales staff for your organisation.

We provide dedicated career advice to sales professionals of all levels, from regional managers, sales executives and advisors, to channel leaders and sales directors. 


If you are a manager or director who recruits within any of the sectors associated with professional services recruitment, contact Search Consultancy to find out how we can help your business.

We look forward to working with you.