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Who is Search?

We’re proud to be one of the UK’s leading recruitment agencies.

With 15 offices across the UK, we provide nationwide coverage and an unrivalled network of candidates to connect with opportunities. We have dedicated recruitment specialists in over 20 industries who are recruitment partners to organisations large and small across the private and public sector. Whether you’re hiring one person or you’re building a team, our experts will provide a consultative and professional service from start to finish.

Take a look at frequently asked recruitment questions to find out more about who we are and how we are trusted to make a difference.

If you would like to find out more about the recruitment services we offer, get in touch today.

Who do we work with?

Search operates from 15 offices with a presence in a variety of industries and we are fortunate to have built a large client base with some of the UK’s leading companies. Find out more about our client portfolio.  Can we add you to the list? We welcome businesses of all sizes and work across both the public and private sectors.

Who’s in our team?

Search has over 700 employees in the UK with a wealth of recruitment experience and expertise. From the managing directors and senior consultants to the principal and trainee consultants, they all offer something unique to Search. Why not take a more in-depth look at our leadership team.

What products and services do we offer?

Our clients can expect to receive an exceptional service at every stage of the recruitment process. Whether you require help to fill one vacancy, or you need to recruit an entire team, Search will help you manage the process from start to finish. We offer a range of different services that go beyond traditional recruitment. Find out more about our recruitment solutions or contact us for a free consultative service.

I have a vacancy. What do I do next?

Contact Search via our contact form, alternatively contact your local office by email or phone or Find a Search office near you and get in touch. We will pass your enquiry to a specialist recruitment consultant with expertise in your industry. They will guide you through the recruitment service we offer and what to expect if you choose Search as your recruitment partner. We look forward to hearing from you.

How long does it take to fill a role?

Search aim to work to whatever deadlines you give us, and our consultants will be fully transparent from the start of the process to ensure that your expectations are managed accordingly. The exact length of time will depend on a number of factors including the role itself, salary, market conditions, interview arrangements and vetting procedures. Contact us today to find out more.

How much does it cost to recruit a candidate through Search?

There is no set fee to recruit exceptional candidates. The cost depends on various factors relating to your recruitment needs. Please contact us to discuss your needs further and to gain an understanding of our pricing structure for your next hire.

How does Search attract candidates?

By choosing Search as your recruitment partner, you will have access to the very latest candidate attraction technologies and methodologies as well as one of the largest, most diverse candidate databases in the UK. We are able to supply exceptional candidates to support all levels and types of recruitment; from sourcing highly skilled, challenging to uncover, scarce skill sets on a permanent basis through to high volume temporary staff.

In addition to our growing database, we utilise both generalist and niche job boards and can advertise your roles to our growing network across the digital landscape.

How does Search assess a candidate’s suitability for a role?

In addition to traditional interviewing methodologies where we establish candidate’s experience, skills and aspirations, Search can also conduct psychometric tests to evaluate personality traits, attitude and job/academic potential.

Search is able to use the latest technology to conduct elements of your recruitment process making for a more efficient recruitment process where suitability can be highlighted early on, guaranteeing only the very best candidates are shortlisted for a client interview.

Search also supports our clients through the post-offer process with pre-employment screening ensuring full compliance for your business through referencing and background checks by using SecureSearch.

Does Search conduct pre-employment screening?

Yes. Search is able to provide pre-employment screening and vetting through Secure Search. Our cloud-based platform that is accessible from any PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. It manages every aspect of the pre-screening process including full background checks and references.

Does Search offer an RPO solution? 

Yes, Search has established and exceptional RPO solution. The concept is built around managing 'internal' recruitment with 'external' expertise through recruitment insight, process management expertise and market intelligence. Our RPO solution can be highly customised and tailored to suit your recruitment needs from creating efficiencies in large volume campaigns and temporary staffing to niche recruitment projects.  

Can Search manage volume recruitment campaigns?

Yes. Our Shared Service Centre specialises in the delivery of each element of the recruitment process.  Search recognise the impact that volume recruitment can have on an in-house recruitment or HR team and as such, can deliver each element of the recruitment process on a transactional basis, from candidate attraction to employee on-boarding.

Search’s exceptional consultants work closely with our clients to ensure that services are tailored to suit their business in order to deliver the best results.

I have a vacancy I’d like Search to fill. How do I go about this? 

Contact Search via our website. Our recruitment consultants will be delighted to speak to you about placing the right candidate at your company. You can contact your nearest Search office by email or phone or complete our contact form

A full list of our offices can be found on our location page. You'll be put in touch with a specialist consultant with expertise specific to your industry. The consultant will talk you through the full recruitment process and what you can expect by using Search as your recruitment partner. We look forward to hearing from you.

What industries does Search recruit for?

​Search operates in over 20 different specialisms including Construction, Business Support, Accountancy and Finance, Hospitality, Call & Contact Centre, Nursing and more.

If you need a social worker in Manchester, an executive secretary in Sheffield or a java developer in Edinburgh, Search can help.

How long does it take to fill a role?

Search will aim to work to whatever deadlines you give us, and our consultants will be fully transparent from the start of the process to ensure that your expectations are managed accordingly. The exact length of time will depend on a number of factors including the role itself, salary, market conditions, interview arrangements and vetting procedures.

I’m based in Inverness, but I’m recruiting for a role in Brighton. Can Search help?

Of course Search can help! One of the benefits of using a recruitment agency with 15 sites across the UK is that Search has consultants in place nationwide who know their local markets. If you’re looking for a construction worker in Aberdeen, a PA in Leicester or an accountant in Manchester, Search can help.

Contact the Search office closest to where your vacancy is based, and one of our consultants will be on hand to discuss your options.