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OUR VALUES

At Search, we live by our values and demonstrate them in all that we do.

It’s important that our employees share in our ‘Be Search’ philosophy, as laid out in our company values, which were generated by our staff, for our staff.

BE PASSIONATE & DRIVEN

BE SUPPORTIVE & RESPECTFUL

BE HONEST & OPEN

BE INNOVATIVE & FLEXIBLE

BE KNOWLEDGEABLE
& CONSULTATIVE

Our Values Champions

Our Values Champions are selected by our employees, for our employees. They drive our values to our employees and management team and are all united through our ‘Be Search’ philosophy. which is underpinned by these core values.

​Our Values Champions are
for our staff, by our staff.
Careers at Search Why Search Page, Search Values champion featuring Jen Taylor Search’s Principal Consultant representing Careers at Search Be Passionate and Driven value
Jen Taylor

Principal Consultant

"Being passionate and driven has paved the way for a successful career in recruitment."

Careers at Search Why Search Page, Search Values champion featuring Denise Slinger Search’s Compliance Manager representing Careers at Search Be Supportive and Respectful value.
Denise Slinger

Compliance Manager

"I'm fortunate to work for a company with supportive and respectful core values."

Careers at Search Why Search Page, Search Values champion featuring Nick Tagg Search’s Managing Consultant representing Careers at Search Be Honest and Open value.
Nick Tagg

Managing Consultant

"Honesty and openness is the foundation upon which long-lasting relationships are built."

Careers at Search Why Search Page, Search Values champion featuring Alison Campbel Search’s Senior Divisional Manager representing Careers at Search Be Innovative and Flexible value.
Alison Campbell

Senior Divisional Manager

"Search consistently strives to be innovative in and flexible to adapt to ever-changing needs of the market."

Careers at Search Why Search Page, Search Values champion featuring Amanda Kenny Search’s Senior Training and Development Manager representing Careers at Search Be knowledgeable and consultative value.
Amanda Kenny

Senior Training & Development Manager

"I continuously use my knowledge to solve problems and find solutions."

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OUR HISTORY

Established in 1987, we’ve grown to become one of the UK’s largest recruitment agencies.


With offices in 14 locations nationwide, we place people at all levels across six industry verticals.

  • 1987

    1987

    Search opens for business in Glasgow

    Search first opened for business in Glasgow in 1987, and 30 years on, we are a nationwide business with 14 offices, a turnover in excess of £120 million and over 700 employees. We have achieved our objective to take Search from being the leading recruitment consultancy in Scotland to a major UK player on the recruitment scene.  

  • 1988

    1988

    Search opens second office in Edinburgh

    Following the launch of Search Consultancy in Glasgow, and some exceptional growth over the course of just one year, we opened our second office in Edinburgh to serve the East of Scotland. Since then, we have continued to grow and diversify our offering across the city and surrounding areas.

  • 1990

    1990

    Dunfermline office opens for business

    Search's Dunfermline office became our third recruitment agency in Scotland, and has also beenhome to our Recruitment Shared Service Centre which facilitates the outsourcing of clients' high volume recruitment and selection processes. As a result, we have placed candidates into many call centre jobs in the area.

  • 2000

    2000

    Acquisitions, appointments and expansion to England

    Although preliminary Y2K hype sent the world into a panic, 2000 turned out to be a big year for Search. We saw our CEO, Grahame Caswell lead Search's first management buy out in April, marking a significant milestone at the start of spring. Shortly thereafter, our COO Debbie Caswell joined Search to lead the expansion to England, where we opened up offices in Manchester and Crawley respectively.

  • 2001

    2001

    Search opens in Leicester and Dundee

    Following significant growth of our candidate and client base across the UK, a Search base in the Midlands was next on the agenda, providing recruitment services to people and companies across the East and West Midlands. Dundee became our fourth Scottish office, conveniently located in the modern and stylish City Quay in close proximity to the city centre. 

  • 2003

    2003

    Search opens Leeds office

    Search's Leeds office opened for business in 2003, and has since grown to employ over 70 people who recruit across a variety of key sectors. Our Leeds office is also home to our Internal Recruitment Team who are always on the look out for talented and motivated recruitment professionals to become part of #TeamSearch  

  • 2004

    2004

    Search opens in Aberdeen and Liverpool

    The opening of our Aberdeen office enabled Search to make inroads into Scotland's Construction, Oil & Gas and Engineering sectors. Around the same time, we set up shop in the financial district of Liverpool - a move which strengthened Search’s position as a leading North West recruitment agency.

  • 2005

    2005

    Search expands to Sheffield

    Following a period of significant growth across Yorkshire, Search enhanced its presence by opening an office in Sheffield’s Commercial District. Although one of our smaller offices, we have a lot of heart, and are proud to have Search's longest registered temp who has been working with us for over ten years!

  • 2010

    2010

    Search opens seaside office in Brighton

    Following a successful decade of recruitment in Sussex, Search opened an office in the seaside city of Brighton, further bolstering its presence across Sussex and South East. We have seen some exciting times since then, and look forward to continued growth across the business and the region.

  • 2012

    2012

    Search turns 25 and opens Inverness office

    Marking 25 years in recruitment, 2012 saw Search climb the Highlands and open its doors in Inverness. This move further strengthened Search’s position  in the Construction and Oil & Gas recruitment markets.

  • 2013

    2013

    Search wins IRP Best Company to Work For title

    Search is awarded Best Large Company to work for at the Institute of Recruitment Professionals Awards.

  • 2014

    2014

    Search supports Glasgow Commonwealth Games and wins Best Large Recruitment Agency

    Search was delighted to be the Official Recruitment Consultancy to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. As a company founded in the city, we were delighted to support the Games and help make history for Glasgow and for Scotland. As the icing on the cake of an excellent year, we also won the Best Large Recruitment Agency accolade at the Recruitment Business Awards.

  • 2015

    2015

    Search wins Best Company to Work For at the IRP Awards

    Search was delighted to pick up the accolade of Best Large Company to work for, battling out against some of the other UK Recruiters who employ more than 250 people. The Institute of Recruitment Professional (IRP) Awards celebrate the very best of the UK’s recruitment industry, recognising professionalism and passion amongst individuals and companies working in the recruitment profession.

  • 2016

    2016

    Search awarded Platinum accreditation against the Investors in People Standard

    Search was recognised by Investors in People for demonstrating commitment to high performance through good people management. Platinum is the highest level of accreditation available, recognising outperforming organisations and representing the top percentile of Investors in People organisations worldwide.

  • 2017

    2017

    Search turns 30, completes Management Buy Out and wins Best Large Recruitment Agency

    In the wake of our 30th anniversary, Search's CEO Grahame Caswell successfully completed a Management Buy Out of the business securing new investment from H2 Equity Partners, thus accelerating our growth strategy across the UK. 2017 also saw us win the title of Best Large Recruitment Agency of the Year at the Annual Recruiter Awards. This achievement was another testament of Search’s commitment to upholding the company’s core values and service excellence in the business community.

  • 2018

    2018

    Search opens London office and picks up more awards

    The start of the year saw us launch our 14th office in London to meet the growing demand for trades and labour staff on Construction projects in the city regionWe also added two more awards to our trophy cabinet. Associate Director for Healthcare Recruitment, Chris Pritchard picked up the award for IRP Business Manager of the Year 2018. Shortly thereafter, we were awarded the title of Best National Recruitment Agency at the National Online Recruitment Awards, following the relaunch of www.search.co.uk.

  • 2019

    2019

    Search features in Best Companies List for a 7th Year

    Search was recognised as ‘outstanding’ by Best Companies at the beginning of the year, placing 54th on the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies list. This marked the 7th year that Search has been featured, achieving a 2 star rating for outstanding employee engagement.

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OUR CLIENTS

We work with some wonderful organisations, just some of whom are listed below.

  • Siemens
  • Sisk
  • Emcor
  • NHS
  • Priory
  • Elysium
  • Avaloq
  • British Gas
  • Sky
  • Heineken
  • Marks & Spencer
  • John Lewis
  • Volker Stevin
  • J.P.Morgan
  • Oculus
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OUR OFFICES

We know that WHERE you work is important, we currently have offices across the UK. Find out more about them here.

  • Aberdeen

    1. 10 Albyn Place
      Aberdeen, AB10 1YH

    2. 01224 611100

    One of Search’s smaller offices, our recruitment agency in Aberdeen was launched in 2004. Our Recruitment Consultants specialise most significantly in Construction, Engineering and Office Services recruitment.

    Our office is conveniently located at the north end of Union Street on Albyn Place, within easy reach of bus,rail and public transport links.

    A small and friendly team, we have the advantage of being closely-knit and on the same page through regular catch ups and team meetings. We are a vibrant and energetic bunch of people who are passionate about what we do.

  • Birmingham

    1. 2 Snow Hill Queensway
      Birmingham
      Birmingham, B4 6GA

    2. 0121 726 6011

    ​Our Birmingham recruitment agency was launched in 2017, in response to a growing demand across the wider Midlands region. Home to the Big Four firms of chartered accountants, Birmingham is one of the largest financial hubs outside of London, which is why our consultants specialise significantly in
    Professional Services recruitment.

    Our Birmingham office is situated just one minute's walk away from Snow Hill train station, making it ideal for public transport access.

    A small and friendly team, we have the advantage of being closely-knit and on the same page through regular team meetings. We are a driven and energetic bunch with a strong passion for what we do.

  • Brighton

    1. Third Floor
      96-99 Queens Rd
      Brighton, BN1 3XE

    2. 01273 855000

    Since we first opened the doors of our recruitment agency in Brighton back in 2010, we have seen some great times.

    Having relocated in 2015 when our roof top pad was bursting at the seams, we now offer impressive offices mid way between the train station and the seafront.

    The Brighton office is an eclectic bunch of positive people. It’s a great work environment where we have an experienced management team who work extremely well together and who care about your career, development, earnings and general wellbeing.

  • Crawley

    1. 117-119 High St
      Crawley
      Crawley, RH10 1DD

    2. 01293 848100

    The launch of our Crawley recruitment agency back in 2000 marked a significant milestone for Search’s offering in the South.

    Located in the high street, our Crawley office sits at the heart of the town’s commercial, retail and hospitality landscape, and our teams boast a wealth of knowledge and expertise across these markets. We are also proud to recruit on behalf of Gatwick Airport.

    Our Crawley office is made up of a diverse range of passionate and dedicated individuals. We also have an experienced management team who work extremely well together and who care about your career.

  • Dundee

    1. Unit 9a
      City Quay
      Dundee, DD1 3JA

    2. 01382 305 499

    Opened in 2001, our Dundee recruitment agency is home to recruitment specialists across a number of the region’s leading employers. Located on City Quay, our office is one of the focal points within Dundee’s Central Waterfront.

    Our Dundee office frequently welcomes candidates from all walks of life, catering for a wide range of skills and industries.

    The Dundee office is a great work environment where we have an experienced management team who work extremely well together and who care about your career, development, earnings and general wellbeing.

  • Dunfermline

    1. 29 East Port
      Dunfermline
      Dunfermline, KY12 7JG

    2. 01383 734444

    Since becoming a Dunfermline recruitment agency in 1990, we have continued to set ourselves apart as recruitment partner of choice across some of the town's leading employers in Technical & Engineering and Transport & Industrial.

    Located on 29 East Port, our Dunfermline office is just a short walk away from Dunfermline train station.

    Although one of Search’s smaller offices, our teams in Dunfermline are closely knit and boast a work hard, play hard culture. We have a great work environment where we have an experienced management team who work extremely well together and who care about your career, development, earnings and general wellbeing.

  • Edinburgh

    1. 9 St Colme St
      Edinburgh
      Edinburgh, EH3 6AA

    2. 0131 718 8000

    We opened our Edinburgh office in 1988, just one year after Search was founded. Since then, we have seen some great times and our office boasts a wealth of expertise across some of the city’s leading sectors, including Professional Services and Tech.

    Located on St Colme Street, we are a well-established Edinburgh recruitment agency right at the centre of the city’s prestigious new town, surrounded by a range of commercial businesses and service firms.

    However, our people are truly what make Search’s office in Edinburgh a great place to work. We boast some of the industry’s most experienced Recruiters.

  • Glasgow

    1. 198 West George Street
      Glasgow
      Glasgow, G2 2NR

    2. 0141 272 7777

    Established in 1987, Glasgow is where it all began. We have since grown to become the leading recruitment agency in Glasgow servicing some of region's biggest industries, including Customer Services, Healthcare, Professional Services and Technology.

    Our Glasgow office is a hive of constant noise and activity, with no shortage of opportunities to develop true friendships which go beyond the work space. Our teams get together regularly to share ideas and brainstorm new ways to ensure we remain at the forefront of our industry. We also reward hard graft through a variety of awards and incentives.

    Our Glasgow office boasts some highly experienced players in the UK’s recruitment scene who double up as mentors to less-experienced members of the team.

  • Inverness

    1. Stadium Business Park
      24 Longman Dr
      Inverness, IV1 1SU

    2. 01463 259249

    Our recruitment agency in Inverness is home to a small team of Recruitment Consultants who specialise most significantly in Construction, Technical & Engineering and Industrial recruitment.

    Our Inverness office is conveniently located at the city’s Stadium Business Park on Longman Drive, within easy reach of the city’s bus and public transport links. Although one of Search’s smaller offices, we have a pulse and vibe of our own.

    We’re constantly looking for experienced recruiters and ambitious professionals to help us continue our growth and identify new business opportunities across Inverness. If you feel this could be you, then do pay us a visit.

  • Leeds

    1. Park Row House
      19-20 Park Row
      Leeds, LS1 5JF

    2. 0113 308 8000

    Our Leeds recruitment agency was launched back in 2003, and is our first Yorkshire office. We have since established ourselves as one of the region’s leading recruitment partners.

    Situated in Park Row which divides the main financial district from the main retail district, our Leeds office sits within one of the city centre’s most important areas, surrounded by big banks and global organisations.

    Our Leeds office boasts a highly interactive and upbeat working environment. Our teams are proud to work with some of the city’s leading businesses and support a number of networking events on a regular basis.

  • Leicester

    1. Arnhem House
      31 Waterloo Way
      Leicester , LE1 6LP

    2. 0116 247 3300

    Since we first opened the doors to our Leicester recruitment agency back in 2001, we have continued to grow from strength to strength – having fun along the way. We boast a strong market presence across some of the city’s key employers.

    Our Leicester office is based just opposite the central railway station, which is not only an ideal location for those of us who commute to work, but also easily accessible for candidates who visit and register with us.

    Our experienced management team continuously invests in the training and development of our recruitment consultants across all levels, thus ensuring everyone has a clear vision of where they wish to progress to in their careers and providing continuous support to get them there.

  • Liverpool

    1. Paul's
      4 St Paul's Square
      Liverpool, L3 9SJ

    2. 0151 229 5555

    Since expanding our recruitment offering to Liverpool in 2004, our office has continued to grow and thrive.

    Located on St Paul's Square, our Liverpool recruitment agency sits at the heart of the city’s Financial District.

    Our Liverpool office comprises a diverse range of personalities, from the loud and the bold to those who are perhaps a bit more introverted. What’s more is that our experienced leadership teams are full invested in the career development of our people across the board.

  • London

    1. 25 North Row
      Mayfair
      London, W5 3TA

    2. 020 3958 7203

    Following a strong presence across the South of England, we opened our London recruitment agency in 2018. The move was in response to a growing demand for high volume, blue collar construction recruitment expertise.

    Although still relatively in infancy, our London office is growing fast and we have a lot of passion and drive. We’re always looking for experienced recruiters to help us continue our growth and identify new business opportunities across the city and surrounding areas.

    If you feel up to the challenge of joining a fast-growing recruitment agency in London, then do pay us a visit.

  • Manchester

    1. 1st or 2nd Floor, Corner Block,
      Quay Street
      Manchester, M3 3HN

    2. 01618358600

    Since the doors of our Manchester recruitment agency opened in 2000, we have grown to become one of the Northwest’s most prominent recruiters. As such, our Manchester office boasts teams of specialist Recruitment Consultants who recruit across all our core markets.

    Located in the heart of Manchester’s city centre, our office boasts a range of fun and interesting personalities who are bonded by a passion for recruitment and the industries they look after. As such, our teams frequently host and support a range of events to support the local business community.

    As one of the leading recruitment agencies in Manchester our team is made up of highly experienced Managers who are all invested in the development, earnings and wellbeing of consultants across the board.

  • Sheffield

    1. 2 Tenter St
      Sheffield
      Sheffield, S1 4BY

    2. 0114 349 2100

    Launched in 2005, our Sheffield recruitment agency is based at the heart of the city’s centre, next to the bustling Fargate shopping strip.

    With a commercial division that specialises in high volume Call Centre recruitment as well as Office Services recruitment, we support some of South Yorkshire's leading businesses.

    The Sheffield office boasts a collaborative and interactive culture comprising weekly brainstorming sessions to monthly and quarterly social events. There is also an experienced management team who care about your personal and professional development.

  • Aberdeen

  • Birmingham

  • Brighton

  • Crawley

  • Dundee

  • Dunfermline

  • Edinburgh

  • Glasgow

  • Inverness

  • Leeds

  • Leicester

  • Liverpool

  • London

  • Manchester

  • Sheffield

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