Directory of recruitment agencies in London

The primary objective of a recruitment agency is to source suitable employees which meet their client's expectations. Recruitment agencies find appropriate matches from within their database of candidates for job specifications provides by their clients. So by choosing to register with recruitment agencies in London, you are potentially increasing your chances of finding a new role as recruitment consultants will analyse your CV, experience and skillset and determine whether there is a job match for you.

Find below a comprehensive directory of employment & recruitment agencies in London categorised by industry sector.


Recruitment agencies in London specialising in vacancies within accountancy including audit and tax.

Banking & Finance

Recruitment agencies in London specialising in the finance and banking sectors.

Catering & Hospitality

Agencies specialising in supplying candidates for permanent and temporary jobs in the hospitality, catering and leisure industry.

Education& Teaching

Recruitment agencies specialising in temporary, contract and permanent teaching vacancies within schools and colleges in London.

Engineering & Construction

Employment agencies in London specialising in temporary and permanent staff in the engineering and construction sector including civil, structural, mechanical, aerospace, electronics, rail and building sectors.


Recruitment agencies offering positions in a number of industry sectors

HR & Personnel

Recruitment firms in London specialising in the human resources sector

IT, Internet & Telecoms

Specialising in the areas of new media, IT, computing, Internet, e-commerce, and telecommunications sectors


Providing candidates for vacancies in the legal profession including solicitors, barristers and paralegals.

Nursing, Medical & Healthcare

Recruitment agencies specialising in nursing, medical and healthcare jobs in London

Multilingual & Bilingual

Recruitment agencies specialising the recruitment of candidates who have language skills.

Media, Sales & Marketing

Specialising in permanent and temporary vacancies in sales and marketing

Secretarial & Admin

Recruitment agencies specialising in secretarial, PA, office and administration jobs in London

Getting the best out of agencies

If you are considered to be suitable for a vacancy, the recruitment agency will add your details to a shortlist of candidates and will forward your details along with any others on the shortlist to the employer for consideration. The employer communicates their preferences to the agency and asks them to coordinate interviews. Once a candidate accepts a job offer the agency is then remunerated by the employer for their services.

Fundamental to the success of any recruitment agency is their ability to grasp the staffing requirements of the client and to be able to locate suitable candidates from either their existing database or through advertising the position.

When registering with recruitment agencies in London it's best to avoid a scattergun approach as many agencies specialise in particular industry sectors or disciplines. Target three or four that recruit for roles you are interested in and try and build a relationship with the consultants so they get to know your skills, experience and expectations well. Make regular contact with them without becoming annoying. Don't be despondent if applications fail to generate interviews as it really is a numbers game. Be patient and persevere and before too long you'll have secured a new job.