Professional Services Recruitment Services

The experts in Professional Services Recruitment

We’ve been delivering recruitment across the professional services sectors for over 25 years. Our success is down to our emphasis on people. We recognise that recruitment isn’t just about qualifications and experience; it’s about culture fit and career aspirations too. We take time to work that out, right from the start.

Placing equal emphasis on both the client and candidate, we are able to focus on the needs and aspirations of both parties. Our focus on placing people first in an industry that is generally client-orientated is what makes us different.

For our clients, we are truly focussed on delivering the best people for their organisations. Our recruitment consultants are amongst the most knowledgeable in their chosen industries, having worked within the profession they are recruiting for, or practiced recruitment within that sector for a number of years. This means they truly understand job specifications and can competently discuss vacancies with candidates in their own field.

For our candidates, it’s not just about their qualifications and experience. We recognise that a career move is a life-changing opportunity. We focus on their wants and ambitions, taking time to understand their strengths and weaknesses so we are able to match them with the right organisation.

We are proud of the repeat business we receive from people who soon realise who they can trust and who represents them in the most positive way.

Industry Specific Sectors

We dedicated teams of recruitment consultanst who are dedicated to recruiting across each of the Professional Services.

Accountancy & Finance

Search Accountancy & Finance is one of the most established specialisms of Search Consultancy. Founded in 1987, we have continued to evolve with the ever changing needs of the marketplace and are proud to have over 200 years of accountancy & finance recruitment experience combined across our UK offices, including bases in major locations such as ManchesterGlasgowLiverpool and Leeds 

We are committed to maintaining and developing a high quality team of consultants that includes long-standing recruiters and qualified accountants with lots of experience

Financial Services

At Search Financial Services recruitment, 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 and Development recruitment 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.  

HR Systems

At Search, our specialist HR Systems & Projects recruitment team empowers our clients to maximise their investment in Cloud HCM Technology by sourcing and placing candidates from our network of highly skilled professionals who boast extensive experience in HCM Technology Implementation and Support.

Through our targeted and consultative approach, we have built strong and long-lasting relationships with high profile clients and candidates, in the UK and Europe, across all major industry sectors.


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 legal 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.


At Search Marketing recruitment, 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.​


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.