Guildford’s leading independent permanent recruitment agency for all of Surrey

An organisation is only as strong as the people it employs

We find candidates, from apprentice to director-level, for companies across all of Surrey and the surrounding area. Based in Guildford, we have grown a strong market presence over the the past 23 years and we work tirelessly to maintain our reputation as being an agency that consistently finds the right candidates, on time and in budget.

We are a straight-forward, experienced team of recruitment consultants and that is why our clients stay with us.

Recruitment can be challenging, so let us do the hard work for you

23 years of recruitment excellence

Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, Surrey

Guildford’s leading independent permanent recruitment agency for all of Surrey

We find candidates, from apprentice to director-level, for companies across all of Surrey and the surrounding area. Based in Guildford, we have grown a strong market presence over the the past 23 years and we work tirelessly to maintain our reputation as being an agency that consistently finds the right candidates, on time and in budget.

We are a straight-forward, experienced team of recruitment consultants and that is why our clients stay with us.

Recruitment can be challenging, so let us do the hard work for you

23 years of recruitment excellence

Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, Surrey

Guildford’s leading independent permanent recruitment agency for all of Surrey

An organisation is only as strong as the people it employs

From apprentice to director-level, we have been successfully recruiting for a broad spectrum of Surrey-based companies for over 23 years. From Guildford, our strong market presence is based on finding our clients the right permanent employees for their business…in time and on budget.

Our straight-forward and honest approach means our clients stay with us. As a local agency that delivers consistent results, we make their lives easier by saving time, resource and ulitmately cost.

We know that recruitment can be challenging, so let us do the hard work for you

23 years of recruitment excellence

Guildford Cathedral, Guildford, Surrey

What do we offer?
How do we work?
Why choose us?

What do we offer?

Permanent and contract recruitment solutions
for businesses located across Surrey and the surrounding areas

from Guildford, Godalming, Farnham and Haslemere to Dorking, Chertsey, Weybridge and Woking

Choice of talent

Our strong market presence attracts the best permanent candidates in the market

Rigourous selection

Our clients know that every candidate they meet has been thoroughly interviewed by us

Streamlined hiring

Our targeted approach ensures hiring staff is efficient and stress-free

Seamless service

Our collaborative service is built around the requirements of each unique business

administration business development customer service  digital media finance & accounts HR IT support legal logistics & procurement PA & secretarial PR & marketing public sector reception & facilities recruitment

Get in touch

Let us do the work

Finding and securing the right permanent employees for your business in today’s candidate-driven market can be arduous, time-consuming and if approached incorrectly, very costly.  That is why more companies in Guildford and the surrounding Surrey area are increasingly turning to our agency to find them their next permanent or contract hires.

As an experienced team of recruitment consultants, we are confident to say that we know our local markets inside-out as we have been recruiting for them since 1997.  There isn’t much that our agency hasn’t encountered over the past 23 years and our permanent and temporary recruitment solutions have continually evolved to reflect the changing needs of our clients, to ensure we find the best candidates for their businesses, time and time again…
that is why they stay with us.

We specialise in finding the right candidates for every job, at any level, from apprentice to director.

We work with businesses from all sectors and of all sizes, from start-ups to global brands.

Other agencies may promise, but at The Recruitment Consultancy we really deliver…

A broad choice of talent

We offer unparalleled access to the best talent in Surrey – with our professional reputation we attract the strongest candidates in the market who are seeking their next permanent position.

The right candidates

Our extensive database of pre-qualified office candidates have all been met by us  – we thoroughly interview all of them so we understand their motivation and aspirations before we talk to you.

Service built around you

Every company has specific needs and it is around these that we will build our permanent recruitment solutions around – you know your business better than us, so we will always listen.  One size does not fit all.

Safe brand representation

We maintain exceptional levels of service throughout the process so your employer brand is professionally represented – safeguarding your company reputation is crucial.

Knowledgeable consultants

Our experienced consultants will focus on the right recruitment solution for your business – we don’t pressurise them with unnecessary sales targets. They do a great job, why hinder them?

Consistent results

Our agency consultants will always be collaborative, honest and personal, and will consistently deliver results – our service has been tried and tested over 23 years and our strong market recognition reflects this.

How do we work?

Our job is to ensure you can focus on the end result of having a great team and not on the process of getting there.

From identifying your exact recruitment requirements and time-frames, we will work tirelessly to find you the right permanent hire.  We also have a great team of temporaries, who are fully-vetted and ready to help when your business needs that extra support. As a tenacious team of recruitment consultants with years of experience, we are here not only to deliver results, but to save you time, resource, stress and ultimately cost.

We want you to enjoy working with our recruitment agency so much that you won’t want to go anywhere else

We’re straight-forward

We are an honest, genuine team of experienced consultants in Guildford and over the years we have created a strong foot-hold in the Guildford and Surrey market. Our reputation amongst employers as being the ‘go-to’ recruitment agency, is based on our collaborative and professionally-managed recruitment services that find the right candidates on time and within budget. We work tirelessly to find the best permanent talent for our clients.

We’re a people business

We’re not just a recruitment agency, we’re a people business and we appreciate that recruitment is a two-way street when finding the ideal match for both clients and candidates. So, we make sure we do it properly. We’re definitely not fans of the bombardment approach where agencies throw CVs at a role and hope one sticks. That’s just not us. We use our well-honed skills and years of experience to present our clients with candidates who we are confident will be the right fit for their business.

We don’t take short cuts

We know that each company is as unique as the people we place, so we will always go that extra mile to find the right solution for both parties…after all, recruitment is about people.  We are firm believers that nothing beats the personal touch, so, unlike many agencies, we meet, interview and assess all our permanent candidates as we know it’s the only way to truly understand their motivations and aspirations. It takes time, but it works and is part of our promise to our clients.

We do what we say

Our clients and candidates know that we will deliver the goods. Clients work with us because we find the best talent from across all of Surrey to fill their positions. Candidates come to us because we provide employment opportunities that they wouldn’t otherwise know about. Both know our agency will give helpful and constructive guidance at every stage of the process.

We like to get it right first time

We will always strive to get it right first time and that is why our clients stay with us.   We are in this for the long-haul and our tenacious desire to find the right talent for the right positions reflects this.  Work with us and see how we will not only find you the right candidates for your positions, but we also save you time, hassle, resource and ultimately cost.

We believe we do a great job, but don’t just take our word for it…

The Recruitment Consultancy have been my agency of choice for almost 20 years. The staff are so helpful and have provided an honest, effective recruitment solution to our business by taking the time to understand the job specifications and ensuring the candidates submitted are the right fit for our business… read more >
Teresa Punter, Group HR Manager, Wagner Spraytech, Guildford, Surrey

Hello Ladies, Thanks for the good luck card which I got this morning. A massive thank-you for being the best at recruitment in the South East (and probably further afield). With you wonderful people doing a great job, it really made a big difference.

Rob Davies, Guildford, Surrey

Glynis and the team at the Recruitment Consultancy gave me amazing support and guidance with looking for a first full time role. They were quick at getting back to me and communicating via phone and emails. I was really impressed by the service. Would highly recommend.

Hannah Francis, Guildford, Surrey

Glyn and her whole team were supportive and available during the whole recruitment process.  The team really ensure that, as a candidate, you are the right fit for their client. You feel they really care, which is really appreciated in the recruitment industry. I appreciated their close follow-up at every step. I would highly recommend The Recruitment Consultancy for their professionalism and their excellent service.

Navalona Rabekoto, Guildford, Surrey
Sharon, Glynis and Kayleigh are an absolute pleasure to work with. I had never worked with a recruitment agency before, but I would definitely recommend them to anyone. They were able to recommend job opportunities that I wouldn’t have considered… read more >
Sarah Busby, Guildford, Surrey

The staff at The Recruitment Consultancy are super lovely and helpful. I went in for a meeting/interview so they could really get a grasp of what I was looking for in a career which enabled them to find potential jobs that I would be interested in. The staff that I dealt with really went out of their way to help me and I got the impression that they really care about their clients so would definitely recommend.

Emily Hateley, Guildford, Surrey

The staff at The Recruitment Consultancy have been amazing! Friendly and approachable, efficient, thorough and consistently going the extra mile – they have supported me every step of the way! I would like to express my deepest gratitude for helping me to find and secure my perfect job!

Vasilisa Dariceva, Guildford, Surrey

Sharon has been amazing. She listened to what I wanted to do work-wise and helped me find the right job for my skills, with the kind of company I wanted to work at, with a great offer. Great communication and friendly. Thank you Sharon

Fiona Mackenzie, Guildford, Surrey
I first sent my CV into The Recruitment Consultancy whilst I was at University. I have been in constant contact with them since then (2012 – present) where they have provided me with temporary roles that suit me and my availability… read more >
Alicia Terminiello, Guildford, Surrey

A great recruitment agency, Glynis helped me find the perfect permanent job and I couldn’t be happier! Would definitely recommend if you’re looking to find a Job!!!

Lena Gill, Guildford, Surrey

I found out about the Recruitment Consultancy from my mother who found a job totally suited to her through the agency. My main aim was to see if I could find an undergraduate placement or a year in industry with a law firm. I began looking on my own and wasn’t getting anywhere… read more >

Chloe Santer, Guildford, Surrey

Really good recruitment agency to work with. The consultants helped me secure a temporary job as a student and reached out to me the following year to work for the same company. They are a very understanding agency and always efficient in responding.

Ms Ezey, Guildford, Surrey
Highly recommended! I came across this agency when applying for a job on a third-party website. That one didn’t work out. However, following a quick registration I was presented with two new vacancies, both of which led to great interviews and subsequently job offers… read more >
Ondrej Matejcek, Guildford, Surrey

Of all the recruitment agencies (4 agencies) that I have been to, they are simply amazing. Glynis was polite, easy to talk to, approachable and most importantly, reliable. From telephone to face-to-face interview, I have to say, it was flawless. I would never have thought she would be so great as a recruitment agency consultant considering my past experiences with recruitment people. I Because of her, I now have a job. I would definitely recommend these people.

Michael John Samson, Guildford, Surrey
Outstanding! Sharon and the team are truly one of a kind. Having dealt with a large number of recruitment consultants whilst looking for work, it was super refreshing to work alongside an agency that actually care about the candidate and finding the right job for them, unlike the majority of other agencies… read more >
Pete S, Guildford, Surrey

The ladies at the Recruitment Consultancy are very lovely and always on the ball. I usually get responses within the hour, but, if not within the hour, always within the same day. They contacted me after finding my CV on Reed and I got a permanent job within 2 weeks. They also found me multiple local temporary jobs whilst I waited for my start date. Couldn’t recommend them more! Helpful, friendly and most importantly successful at what they do! Thanks ladies!

Holly Davis, Guildford, Surrey

I want to thank Sharon and all her team at The Recruitment Consultancy for helping me find my next role. They are extremely professional with regular updates and always go the extra mile. They are also extremely caring and very personable – a great combination in this market. I would highly recommend to anyone.

Ian Forbes Russell, Guildford, Surrey

Sharon and her team were super helpful and supportive. I managed to successfully find my perfect role and was communicated with on an ongoing basis which makes things so much better. I highly recommend this recruitment consultancy.

Laura Jones, Guildford, Surrey

Worked with Cheryl for a number of years now, always a pleasure to deal with and has sourced some outstanding candidates who are now integral members of our team. Don’t hesitate to recommend!

Chris Mason, Operations Manager, The Letting Partnership, Worthing, West Sussex

Alpha Training Safety Solutions Ltd and Rescue 2 Ltd have been working with The Recruitment Consultancy for over 4 years, assisting in the recruitment of key positions, which have been instrumental in the growth of the businesses. The Recruitment Consultancy get it!…

read more >
Louise Grant, FCMI, Head of Business Operations, Alpha Training Safety Solutions Ltd, Worthing, West Sussex

We have worked with the Recruitment Consultancy for a number of years and always found them to be friendly, professional and courteous. They always find us suitable candidates for both temporary and permanent work. I would highly recommend them for all your requirements.

Justine Kentfield, Assoc CIPD, Director of HR/EA to CEO, Durrington High School, Worthing, West Sussex
This recruitment agency really do care about the people and succeeding in getting them the right job. So many agencies concentrate on getting the candidate in to any job, but not here. The staff are all so friendly with a wealth of knowledge and understanding. They really do make the stress of job searching less of a strain.
Celia Bond, Worthing
Never used a recruitment agency before and Cheryl found me a great job during our first meeting. She is an absolute joy. Surprised at how quick and easy it was. The Recruitment Consultancy team even sent a congratulations card to my work after I started. What a lovely gesture. Linda is also very kind and welcoming and I would definitely recommend this wonderful team.
James King, Worthing
Annamarie and the Recruitment Consultancy team have been amazing, helping me find a placement easily and quickly! They are so helpful and went out of their way to look after me! Thank you
Carla Butcher, Worthing
I have used the services of Cheryl, Annamarie and the Worthing team of The Recruitment Consultancy for many years, both as a candidate and a client. They have been excellent on both counts. What sets them apart from the many other recruitment agencies out there, is their professionalism and experience… read more >
Jane Sweetapple, Worthing
I have had a great experience with the Recruitment Consultancy. Annamarie and the team helped me get the placement I wanted very quickly and have supported me ever since. They have regularly called me to see how my interviews went and how I was getting on when I started working. They are very available, approachable and efficient and have always answered all my queries very quickly.
Lucy Pebay, Worthing
Cheryl made sure she met me, so we could discuss what sort of job role I was after. She got me two interviews within a short space of time – one of which I accepted, because it was an offer of a permanent role which fitted my required specification I had discussed with her! I would not hesitate to recommend Cheryl and the team at The Recruitment Consultancy.
Gemma Licence, Worthing
I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Cheryl and her team at The Recruitment Consultancy in Worthing as when I went in to register they made me very welcome. Cheryl is a lovely lady and I will have no hesitation to contact The Recruitment Consultancy if my circumstances change again.
Gail Collins, Worthing
From the first moment I had dealings with The Recruitment Consultancy I knew I was in the hands of professionals. They really care about what they do and carefully match their candidates to employers and vice versa. I had a great experience and only wish I had gone to them sooner. Big thanks to the team in Worthing.
Lynn Hendry, Worthing
Had a very good experience with The Recruitment Consultancy in Worthing. They found me a placement very quickly and were there every step of the way and were happy to help with any questions or concerns I had. Very efficient, professional and compassionate. Thank you!
Katherine Rose Hamblett, Worthing

It is the extras that help to make a difference

Bespoke interview assessments

DBS checking

Free HR Forum membership

HR seminars & workshops

Legal & HR updates

Off-site interviewing rooms

Payroll services

Psychometric assessments

Remote interviewing facilities

Right to Work validation

Salary benchmarking

Software training & evaluations

Why choose us?

Our approach

Since the start in 1997, we have developed and expanded our services by really listening to your needs and expectations as a client…

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We find candidates

We find candidates that other agencies don’t. We attract and acquire the best talent from all areas of Surrey…

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We are ambassadors

We are ambassadors for your employer brand. We look after your brand. It’s crucial…

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We offer continuity

Our recruitment consultants stay with us. It can be frustrating speaking to a different individual each time you deal with an agency…

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No unnecessary sales targets

We don’t pressurise our consultants with unnecessary sales targets. We focus on quality and delivery…

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We support talent retention

We support our clients with their talent retention. In a market where there is a shortage of skills, finding the perfect candidate for a role can be challenging…

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Quality and security

We are committed to quality and are fully GDPR compliant. Our organisation is a corporate member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and we are fully GDPR compliant…

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Invoicing and payroll in-house

We keep our invoicing and temporary payroll in-house. Frequently outsourced, we have decided to keep our payroll and invoicing in-house so that we can maintain our standards and keep complete control…

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We believe we do a great job, but don’t just take our word for it,
see what our clients and candidates say…

The Recruitment Consultancy have been my agency of choice for almost 20 years. The staff are so helpful and have provided an honest, effective recruitment solution to our business by taking the time to understand the job specifications and ensuring the candidates submitted are the right fit for our business… read more >

Teresa Punter, Group HR Manager, Wagner Spraytech, Guildford, Surrey

Hello Ladies, Thanks for the good luck card which I got this morning. A massive thank-you for being the best at recruitment in the South East (and probably further afield). With you wonderful people doing a great job, it really made a big difference.

Rob Davies, Guildford, Surrey

Glynis and the team at the Recruitment Consultancy gave me amazing support and guidance with looking for a first full time role. They were quick at getting back to me and communicating via phone and emails. I was really impressed by the service. Would highly recommend.

Hannah Francis, Guildford, Surrey

Glyn and her whole team were supportive and available during the whole recruitment process.  The team really ensure that, as a candidate, you are the right fit for their client. You feel they really care, which is really appreciated in the recruitment industry. I appreciated their close follow-up at every step. I would highly recommend The Recruitment Consultancy for their professionalism and their excellent service.

Navalona Rabekoto, Guildford, Surrey

Sharon, Glynis and Kayleigh are an absolute pleasure to work with. I had never worked with a recruitment agency before, but I would definitely recommend them to anyone. They were able to recommend job opportunities that I wouldn’t have considered… read more >

Sarah Busby, Guildford, Surrey

The staff at The Recruitment Consultancy are super lovely and helpful. I went in for a meeting/interview so they could really get a grasp of what I was looking for in a career which enabled them to find potential jobs that I would be interested in. The staff that I dealt with really went out of their way to help me and I got the impression that they really care about their clients so would definitely recommend.

Emily Hateley, Guildford, Surrey

The staff at The Recruitment Consultancy have been amazing! Friendly and approachable, efficient, thorough and consistently going the extra mile – they have supported me every step of the way! I would like to express my deepest gratitude for helping me to find and secure my perfect job!

Vasilisa Dariceva, Guildford, Surrey

Sharon has been amazing. She listened to what I wanted to do work-wise and helped me find the right job for my skills, with the kind of company I wanted to work at, with a great offer. Great communication and friendly. Thank you Sharon

Fiona Mackenzie, Guildford, Surrey

I first sent my CV into The Recruitment Consultancy whilst I was at University. I have been in constant contact with them since then (2012 – present) where they have provided me with temporary roles that suit me and my availability… read more >

Alicia Terminiello, Guildford, Surrey

A great recruitment agency, Glynis helped me find the perfect permanent job and I couldn’t be happier! Would definitely recommend if you’re looking to find a Job!!!

Lena Gill, Guildford, Surrey

I found out about the Recruitment Consultancy from my mother who found a job totally suited to her through the agency. My main aim was to see if I could find an undergraduate placement or a year in industry with a law firm. I began looking on my own and wasn’t getting anywhere… read more >

Chloe Santer, Guildford, Surrey

Really good recruitment agency to work with. The consultants helped me secure a temporary job as a student and reached out to me the following year to work for the same company. They are a very understanding agency and always efficient in responding.

Ms Ezey, Guildford, Surrey

Highly recommended! I came across this agency when applying for a job on a third-party website. That one didn’t work out. However, following a quick registration I was presented with two new vacancies, both of which led to great interviews and subsequently job offers… read more >

Ondrej Matejcek, Guildford, Surrey

Of all the recruitment agencies (4 agencies) that I have been to, they are simply amazing. Glynis was polite, easy to talk to, approachable and most importantly, reliable. From telephone to face-to-face interview, I have to say, it was flawless. I would never have thought she would be so great as a recruitment agency consultant considering my past experiences with recruitment people. I Because of her, I now have a job. I would definitely recommend these people.

Michael John Samson, Guildford, Surrey

Outstanding! Sharon and the team are truly one of a kind. Having dealt with a large number of recruitment consultants whilst looking for work, it was super refreshing to work alongside an agency that actually care about the candidate and finding the right job for them, unlike the majority of other agencies… read more >

Pete S, Guildford, Surrey

The ladies at the Recruitment Consultancy are very lovely and always on the ball. I usually get responses within the hour, but, if not within the hour, always within the same day. They contacted me after finding my CV on Reed and I got a permanent job within 2 weeks. They also found me multiple local temporary jobs whilst I waited for my start date. Couldn’t recommend them more! Helpful, friendly and most importantly successful at what they do! Thanks ladies!

Holly Davis, Guildford, Surrey

I want to thank Sharon and all her team at The Recruitment Consultancy for helping me find my next role. They are extremely professional with regular updates and always go the extra mile. They are also extremely caring and very personable – a great combination in this market. I would highly recommend to anyone.

Ian Forbes Russell, Guildford, Surrey

Sharon and her team were super helpful and supportive. I managed to successfully find my perfect role and was communicated with on an ongoing basis which makes things so much better. I highly recommend this recruitment consultancy.

Laura Jones, Guildford, Surrey

Worked with Cheryl for a number of years now, always a pleasure to deal with and has sourced some outstanding candidates who are now integral members of our team. Don’t hesitate to recommend!

Chris Mason, Operations Manager, The Letting Partnership, Worthing, West Sussex

Alpha Training Safety Solutions Ltd and Rescue 2 Ltd have been working with The Recruitment Consultancy for over 4 years, assisting in the recruitment of key positions, which have been instrumental in the growth of the businesses. The Recruitment Consultancy get it!…

read more >
Louise Grant, FCMI, Head of Business Operations, Alpha Training Safety Solutions Ltd, Worthing, West Sussex

We have worked with the Recruitment Consultancy for a number of years and always found them to be friendly, professional and courteous. They always find us suitable candidates for both temporary and permanent work. I would highly recommend them for all your requirements.

Justine Kentfield, Assoc CIPD, Director of HR/EA to CEO, Durrington High School, Worthing, West Sussex
This recruitment agency really do care about the people and succeeding in getting them the right job. So many agencies concentrate on getting the candidate in to any job, but not here. The staff are all so friendly with a wealth of knowledge and understanding. They really do make the stress of job searching less of a strain.
Celia Bond, Worthing
Never used a recruitment agency before and Cheryl found me a great job during our first meeting. She is an absolute joy. Surprised at how quick and easy it was. The Recruitment Consultancy team even sent a congratulations card to my work after I started. What a lovely gesture. Linda is also very kind and welcoming and I would definitely recommend this wonderful team.
James King, Worthing
Annamarie and the Recruitment Consultancy team have been amazing, helping me find a placement easily and quickly! They are so helpful and went out of their way to look after me! Thank you
Carla Butcher, Worthing

I have used the services of Cheryl, Annamarie and the Worthing team of The Recruitment Consultancy for many years, both as a candidate and a client. They have been excellent on both counts. What sets them apart from the many other recruitment agencies out there, is their professionalism and experience… read more >

Jane Sweetapple, Worthing
I have had a great experience with the Recruitment Consultancy. Annamarie and the team helped me get the placement I wanted very quickly and have supported me ever since. They have regularly called me to see how my interviews went and how I was getting on when I started working. They are very available, approachable and efficient and have always answered all my queries very quickly.
Lucy Pebay, Worthing
Cheryl made sure she met me, so we could discuss what sort of job role I was after. She got me two interviews within a short space of time – one of which I accepted, because it was an offer of a permanent role which fitted my required specification I had discussed with her! I would not hesitate to recommend Cheryl and the team at The Recruitment Consultancy.
Gemma Licence, Worthing
I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Cheryl and her team at The Recruitment Consultancy in Worthing as when I went in to register they made me very welcome. Cheryl is a lovely lady and I will have no hesitation to contact The Recruitment Consultancy if my circumstances change again.
Gail Collins, Worthing
From the first moment I had dealings with The Recruitment Consultancy I knew I was in the hands of professionals. They really care about what they do and carefully match their candidates to employers and vice versa. I had a great experience and only wish I had gone to them sooner. Big thanks to the team in Worthing.
Lynn Hendry, Worthing
Had a very good experience with The Recruitment Consultancy in Worthing. They found me a placement very quickly and were there every step of the way and were happy to help with any questions or concerns I had. Very efficient, professional and compassionate. Thank you!
Katherine Rose Hamblett, Worthing