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Permanent recruitment

Attract the right talent for your business through our permanent recruitment solutions tailored to your hiring needs. Partner with our industry-leading recruiters who will support your vision by connecting you with permanent professionals who will propel your business forward.

People are at the heart of every business.

As global leaders in recruitment, we understand hiring the right people unlocks your ability to deliver key goals. Hiring the wrong people, no matter how talented, can hold your organisation back while your competition thrives.

To attract the professionals that can take your business forward, you need to tell your organisation’s unique story in a truly engaging way. That’s why it’s vital that you partner with a recruiter who deeply understands you, your market and the professionals you need.

At Robert Walters, we see beyond the job description to understand your organisations real story. We then use our specialist industry expertise, hyper- local knowledge and global reach to champion your story and connect you with the best professionals who will transform your business.

Trusted by over 11,000+ organisations

  • Legal & General
  • KPMG
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Kier

Secure top talent for your next hire

Let us connect you with the talent that can take your business forward. 

Why choose Robert Walters to handle your permanent recruitment needs?

  • Receive a tailored service. With over 38 years in operation, we have gained a proven record as a permanent recruitment agency that delivers a professional service that is crafted to meet your business needs. 
  • Partner with industry experts. Many of our permanent recruitment consultants come from the industries they serve, meaning they have built hyper-specialist knowledge of the industry you operate in.
  • Acquire data driven insights. Our permanent recruitment strategy is highly targeted, defined by the insights of our market intelligence function.
  • Take advantage of our global reach.  Our International Candidate Management teams have access to the top talent pools from across the globe. 
  • Share our expertise. Giving you access to our specialist knowledge and in-depth experience through a broad range of insights, advice and thought leadership.

Permanent hiring in the UK: Our specialist recruitment approach

 


We pair you with a consultant proficient in your industry, specialising in matching candidates  possessing the unique skills your organisation requires.  Supplying you with a comprehensive shortlist aligned to your recruitment brief.


Our specialists conduct thorough research, multi-channel sourcing, and market mapping to build a personalised talent pool. This approach grants unparalleled access to both active and passive job seekers beyond traditional channels.


Whether you are scaling a team or seeking cover for existing positions, we offer continuous support to both you and the candidates throughout the entire hiring process, from application to their first day in the role.


 

Our track record

  • 43,000

    Professionals we help start their next chapter

  • 11,000

    Organisations who we help acquire talent

  • 85%

    Of professionals refer us to a friend

  • 90%

    Of organisations recruit more than one role through us

Speak to our expert permanent recruiters

Lucy  Bisset

Lucy Bisset

Permanent Recruitment, North

Lucy has almost 20 years' experience within the recruitment industry, and has been with Robert Walters since 2011. Lucy now heads up the Manchester and Liverpool offices.

Habiba  Khatoon

Habiba Khatoon

Permanent Recruitment, Midlands

With over 15 years of experience in specialist recruitment services, Habiba has gained an extensive network across the Midlands market. Habiba now oversees the Birmingham office.

Dan  Harris

Dan Harris

Permanent Recruitment, London & South East

Dan has over 12 years' experience within the recruitment industry and joined Robert Walters in 2015. Dan now oversees our offices in London and the South East.

Our success stories

Hear inspiring success stories from our clients and candidates as they flourish in their new career journeys. 

An award-winning service

  • APSCo 2023 Winner Recruitment Company of the Year (Over £250M turnover)
  • British Recruitment Awards by New Possible
  • CorporateLiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2023 Winner
  • SIA Staffing Industry Specialists, 2023 Staffing 100 Europe
  • Financial Times UK's leading recruiters 2024
Contact us to discuss your recruitment needs
 

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FAQ's

Permanent recruitment serves as an excellent solution for businesses seeking to meet long-term resource requirements. Within this model, organisations engage potential employees under contracts without predefined end dates. This traditional employment approach involves direct hiring by the company or a preferred third-party agency, ensuring roles remain open-ended.

Permanent recruitment offers valuable advantages for businesses looking to fill gaps or scale their teams for long-term growth. This solution ensures consistency in knowledge, serving as a stable resource for teams and organisations. Moreover, it fosters talent investment, nurtures company culture, retains expertise, provides cost-efficiency, and enhances overall productivity.

The primary differences between contract and permanent recruitment revolves around the duration or nature of employment. Contract recruitment provides flexibility for short-term projects or specific tasks requiring temporary assistance, allowing for rapid adaptation. Permanent recruitment focuses on establishing a stable resource for long-term strategic goals within the organisation.

We recommend getting in touch to explore the best option for your organisational requirements. Reach out to us today for initial discussion. 

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Request your copy of the Salary Survey guide to accurately benchmark salaries to attract and retain top talent.

Salary Survey 2024

If you're growing your team or simply need to retain the talent you have, the Salary Survey guides you with the insights you need to have the right team in place to keep your business moving.