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About Us

Established in 1972, Paterson Recruitment was set up with a clear vision in mind. Our mission is to provide a professional, friendly and overall, reliable service for those looking for work and companies looking for staff. Our pre interview vetting process ensures that no time is wasted making us a highly efficient employment solution. We fundamentally believe that recruitment is a “people business” and without that human element there can be no guarantees that the right candidates will be put forward for the right posts and vice versa. Our multi-disciplined staff work to a client and candidate charter to ensure a consistent and reliable service for all no matter what the position or requirement is (see “Our Principles” below). Every candidate will undertake a face-to-face meeting with one of our specialist advisors and we will be on hand to deliver induction training or simply to make sure the candidate has a friendly face to greet them when starting a new job.

Our track record speaks for itself with many delighted clients and candidates who demonstrate their delight with our services by remaining loyal to us for many years. Our innovative systems and processes are designed to improve and build on our reputation for offering an efficient, professional yet personable service, which is why we are often able to exceed the needs of both our clients and candidates.

Our use of social media has helped us to improve efficiency even further and allows us to immediately message our considerable database when unexpected opportunities arise. However, our robust registration and vetting criteria must still be carried out.

We have accredited membership to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) ensuring that our working practices are kept up to date and of a high standard. Regular auditing of our operating practices shows time and again that our thinking is completely in line with that of this significant industry body. Alongside this crucial accolade we also hold a Gangmasters License. This mandatory license enables us to place and manage workers in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Shellfish industries.

Our Principles

Paterson recruitment abides by the standards set out by the REC, which signifies to all of our Clients that we are easier to do business with.

Our Policy, which concerns our own organisation and the client organisations for whom we are involved in recruiting staff, is to ensure that the operation of the business continually strives to meet the requirements all the employment Acts.

These Acts are available to all staff and new members of staff receive instructions in the implication of these and other relevant legislation. All staff will assist and encourage clients to comply with legislation and pursue practices of equal opportunity, although clients are responsible for satisfying themselves that these Acts have been complied with in relations to their own organisations.

As a member of the REC you can be reassured that:

  • Paterson Recruitment is dedicated to professional standards within recruitment
  • The standards are well recognised, understood, and respected, and translate easily into any language
  • Clients know in advance what will be delivered and how
  • New and existing clients can be reassured that the Agency has strong true ethics.

Our principles ensure we display and demonstrate respect for:


At Paterson Recruitment all staff comply with current legation, statutory and non statutory requirements and official guidance to ensure the service provided is of the highest quality

Honesty and transparency

Paterson Recruitment will always act honestly in dealings with clients and work seekers and shall not knowingly make false or inaccurate statements in relation to the candidates or clients.
All clients are given a clear statement of all terms and conditions, relevant fee structure, and our complaint handling procedures.

Respect for Work Relationships

All staff are treated fairly and Paterson Recruitment will not attempt to prevent a work seeker from seeing work from other sources


Paterson recruitment treat all Clients, staff and work seekers without prejudice or discrimination. We provide clear guidance to Clients in respect of good diversity practice.

We expect all staff to ensure that opportunities, for and in connection with employment, will be equal for all people irrespective of sex, race, religion or any other distinction, other than for the genuine requirements of an occupation.
Paterson Recruitment does not discriminate unlawfully when deciding which candidate/temporary worker is submitted for a vacancy or assignment, or in any terms of employment or terms of engagement for temporary workers. We ensure that each candidate is assessed only in accordance with the candidate’s merits, qualification and ability to perform the relevant duties required by the particular vacancy.

Safety – move to candidate section

Paterson recruitment acts diligently in assessing any risk to work seekers and establishes working conditions and client individual requirements.

All personnel supplied to a client organisation are required to abide by the employment rules in force. We expect all workers to be safety conscious and to co-operate with the client in the implementation of their own policies. The temporary worker is made aware of any risk to Health and safety known to the client in relation etc etc terms 3.3 3.3.5

Consultants professional knowledge

All staff are fully trained and skilled in order to provide a high standard of consultancy and guidance to clients.

Certainty of Engagement

Full details of work, conditions of employment, nature of work, rates of pay and frequency of payment are given to all work seekers

Prompt and Accurate Payment

Paterson recruitment has an established team whose objective is to ensure all pay is managed promptly and accurately.

Ethical International Recruitment

Any overseas recruitment abides by all relevant legislation and Home Office Guidelines.
Paterson recruitment observes the highest principles of social responsibility, integrity, professionalism, equity and fair practice when dealing with all workers.

Confidentiality and Privacy

Permission is gained from all parties before any personal or company specific information is disclosed.

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