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About Us

Founded in 1972, Paterson Recruitment, part of The Paterson Group, was established with a clear vision: to provide professional, friendly and reliable recruitment services for both candidates and clients.

The company places high-quality candidates in various sectors including; Catering, Driving, Industrial, Commercial, Luxury Retail, Accountancy and many more. Paterson also works in loyal partnership with many blue-chip companies, offering sought-after temporary and permanent positions.

Paterson Recruitment prides itself on growing links with education locally, and strives to not only place candidates, but to also support their career aspirations through training. The introduction of Paterson Training, a dedicated educational division offering high-quality courses to both candidates and clients, in 2018 will ensure these aspirations become a reality.

As an accredited member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), Paterson Recruitment ensures its experienced staff are always up-to-date with the latest training and working practises to ensure the company’s high standards are continually delivered. Paterson’s multi-disciplined staff work to a client and candidate charter to ensure a consistent and reliable service for all. Paterson Recruitment also holds a Gangmasters license enabling the placement of specialist candidates in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Shellfish industries.

The company’s track record speaks for itself with countless delighted clients and candidates who remain loyal for many years. Paterson’s innovative systems and processes are designed to improve and build on its reputation for offering an efficient, professional yet personable service.

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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