Blog Image

Should I use a Recruiter?

by Charles Nwabueze
Reading Time: 6 minutes

In a graduate’s quest to land a role after graduation, a graduate might try applying to graduate schemes, with the goal that at the end of the scheme they will receive a full-time offer. Some of these brilliant graduates will make use of the resources that Congrapps provide such as successful applications and career advice. 

Some other graduates may apply directly to companies for graduate jobs. These jobs will offer all the benefits of a full-time job because it is one. To get these roles, some brilliant graduates might use the brilliant resource of applying through various job sites. Job boards are quite good for job search as they make job search easier by advertising lots of opportunities on their boards. 

Have a look at our article on the best job sites.

Another particularly great resource that some graduates or people forget to use is a recruitment agency. Recruitment agencies can make the life of a job seeker a lot easier. 

In this article, we will offer the definition of a recruitment agency and some of the best ones operating in the UK. 

What is a Recruitment Agency?

A recruitment agency or recruiting agency (also known as a staffing agency) is a business that is paid to find suitable workers for vacancies in other companies and organizations. A recruitment agency might serve all industries or might develop a niche for a particular industry such as IT, education, health and secretarial.

Organizations – whether big or small – place great value on utilizing recruitment agencies because they can play a fundamental part in the fate of their business because of the role they (agencies) play. Recruiting agencies are needed because hiring the right employees can take a significant amount of time; as a result, recruiting agencies can save an employer the time it will take to look through hundreds of applications to find a suitable candidate to interview.

But you might ask how are they beneficial to you as a job seeker. Well, remember we said earlier that they are paid to recruit candidates. This means that if they don’t find employees for the organizations they won’t get paid. Since a recruiting agency is a business – a business has the purpose of making a profit – they’ll do all they can to find employees (you) for the organization. This further means that to great extent recruitment agencies want you to get a job as much as you want to get a job. 

Without further ado here are some of the best:


Adecco Group is one of the largest and best-recruiting agencies that engage in the provision of human resources services. The company offers temporary staffing, permanent placement, outsourcing, career transition, and outsourcing services. Thousands of workers have found work through Adecco in more than 60 countries, and they’ve been able to move more than 30,000 people to new jobs in other nations in the previous ten years. They’ve proved throughout the years that they know how to combine industry demands with consultant skills to complete international recruiting projects.

According to the “Largest Staffing Firms in the UK 2019” report released by Staffing Industry Analysts, Adecco is the largest and has the most revenue of recruiting agencies in the UK. The recruiting firm can locate qualified candidates for positions ranging from operational to executive management and can also arrange language training and relocation services, such as lodging and travel arrangements.


Impellam Group is a leading global talent acquisition and managed workforce solutions provider. The industries in which they can connect job seekers with employers are quite extensive. Their Regional Specialist Staffing businesses in the UK provide people with permanent, temporary, contract and fixed-price work, from warehouse workers and call centre operatives to lawyers, teachers and chefs. 

Their STEM branch provides specialist contract and permanent recruitment services and statement of work across the STEM sectors, including scientists, clinicians, engineers, IT and digital specialists.

Their Healthcare recruitment arm delivers locum, temporary and permanent doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and care workers. It is the biggest provider of locum doctors to the NHS in the UK and the HSE in Ireland, and the largest supplier of specialist healthcare managed services outside of the US


If you want a job then you must consider Hays. Hays which is headquartered in counts as one of the world’s largest specialised recruiting firm and have long been a market leader in the United Kingdom. They specialise in finding competent, professional, and skilled employees for a variety of sectors and occupations (they operate in about 20 sectors). They work both in the commercial and governmental sectors and deal with permanent, contract, and temporary employees. 

In 2021 their global workforce of about 10,800 people helped 280,000 white-collar candidates secure their next career move, including 220,000 temporary & contracting roles and 59,000 permanent jobs.


Manpower Group is a recruiting agency that is dedicated to enriching people’s lives with meaningful employment and development opportunities, as they have done for more than 60 years. With their global presence and local expertise, and by leveraging their expertise, they influence how people and companies work now and how they will work in the future.

They claim that every day they connect more than 600,000 people to meaningful work across a wide range of skills and industries.


Apart from being a job board, Reed – since 1960 – has pioneered specialist recruitment, sourcing knowledgeable, skilled professionals for jobs across the UK. Their experts recruit across 20 sectors, so whether you are looking to work as a head of finance, or urgently require to work as a teacher, they can help you. 

Some of the sectors they deal in include accountancy & finance, business support & administration, community care, education, engineering & manufacturing, further education, health & care, hospitality & facilities services, and Legal. They are highly rated as they enjoy a 4.6 average rating on Google, with over 22 million CVs registered on their site.

NES Fircroft

In 2020, UK-headquartered staffing firm NES Global Talent combined with the UK engineering recruiting firm Fircroft Group to become what is known today as NES Fircroft. Before the merger, they ranked respectively as the third and fifth largest global engineering recruiting agencies.

The company has operations in 45 countries and offers job seekers in the oil & gas, power, renewable energy, life science, chemical, construction, automotive, mining and technology sectors with extensive breadth, reach and depth of sector expertise, due to the combination of their complementary geographic footprint and industry specialization.


Propel, a recruitment agency in the UK emphasizes computerized organizations and the tech area in London and further abroad.  Their main area of expertise is Advertising, Media, Retail, E-commerce and Creative Services 

Huntress Group

Huntress Group commits to recruiting the most skilled talents in office support, IT, Accounting, and Finance. Huntress is a local, independent recruiter that places job seekers in support, finance, and IT roles across the UK and connects them to employers fast quickly.

Since they believe in building lasting relationships with their clients and candidates throughout their careers, Huntress takes pride in keeping its promises and delivering the best possible service to all its customers. 


Pearl Recruiting is an established independent medical, nursing, and care recruitment service that sources and places physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals in the UK, the EU, and throughout the world. It is one of the best agencies to find healthcare jobs!

Russell Taylor Group 

Russell Taylor Group is a technical and engineering recruitment specialist that was established in 2005, with offices in London, Cheshire and North Wales, and operates on both a National and Global scale. Russell Taylor covers all kinds of candidates whether they are seeking temporary, contract or permanent roles. 

They are a niche provider of recruitment services to a range of industry sectors: Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Nuclear, Process, Civil/Structural, Renewable Energy, Environmental, Water, Waste Management, Health and Safety, Construction and Industrial.

MCK Recruitment

Formed in 2012, MCK Recruitment specialises in bringing job seekers and client firms together to staff the global community. They provide individualised relocation assistance to qualified individuals, guaranteeing a smooth professional transition to the United Kingdom.

MCK hires both national and international candidates on behalf of successful UK companies. Logistics, IT, Finance, and the Health Sector are areas of expertise.

Brite Recruitment

Brite works with organizations of all sizes on a contractual, permanent and temporary basis. What makes them exceptional for job seekers is that they get to know you and put a great amount of effort into understanding your wants and needs. They truly want what’s best for you.

They also employ an assessment process which helps them identify what would be a job seeker’s perfect match, and they take the time to ensure the role and company will suit the job seeker, not having to bombard the candidate with irrelevant roles. They will also not submit an individual’s CV until permission has been granted.

They specialize in IT, Customer Service, Sales, Estate Agency, Administration, Financial Services/Retail Banking, Finance and Accountancy and they have grown into one of the strongest in the industry since 2006. 


It can be a very difficult task to find the right jobs for you. There are so many adverts, sifting through these to find something relevant can be time-consuming. When you register with a recruitment agency, they take away this hassle. Once you’ve uploaded your CV, these top recruiters will get in touch with you about any roles that may be suitable. 

In our opinion, it is worth using a recruitment agency as they have an extended reach for suitable roles.

Charles is a writer, practising lawyer and personal trainer who loves learning and developing himself. He graduated from Middlesex University, London with eight first-class grades in the second and third years of his law degree, and received a postgraduate offer from Cambridge University. He loves strength training, boxing and encouraging people to succeed in their pursuits (legal ones)
Congrapps is the №1 Platform for Verified Successful Career Resources! We collected the actual Cover Letters & Interview Experiences of those who made it to the most competitive graduate and entry-level jobs in Banking, Finance, Consulting and Law in London.
We help graduates achieve their dreams by levelling the playing field and giving access to the same information to everyone!