• Candidates

    There are a lot of employment agencies out there, so why work for Paterson Recruitment?

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    At Paterson Recruitment, we’re proud of our inclusive and personal method of staffing. We consider our candidates’ needs at every stage of the recruitment process and accommodate varying schedules, experience levels and qualifications.

    Whether you’re looking for temporary, permanent, contract or ad-hoc work, we can help! Our experienced team of Consultants, Bookers and Administration staff work closely with you to ensure you’re only put forward for the roles that best suit you. With the support of Paterson Recruitment, the next step in your career will be a positive and exciting one.

    Our approach to recruitment is thorough. We really focus on the details. By having regular meetings with our clients, we are certain that we know their business inside out. This means we can find the business that’s the right fit for you, with a company culture and specific defined role requirements that suit your expertise. 

    As a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) we are committed to constantly evaluating our practices and their suitability to a rapidly changing environment. We also hold a Gangmaster’s License enabling us to supply specialist workers into the agriculture, horticulture and shellfish industries.

    With access to a diverse range of jobs across the South East, there’s no doubt we can find the role for you.

    We recruit for businesses in a wide range of sectors including Catering and Hospitality, Commercial and Business Support, Driving, Industrial and the Care sector. Find out more here.

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    What will you receive as one of our valued candidates?


    A professional, confidential and effective recruitment service


    Our services are free-of-charge to candidates


    Expert advice on CV compilation, interview techniques and the current job market


    Detailed briefings on companies and job descriptions


    Access to an extensive range of job opportunities with many of the South East’s leading employers

    Skills review

    On-going support and skills review opportunities

    • Testimonials
      I’ve been working with Paterson Recruitment for 3 years on a key recurring event requiring a large team of staff. I would highly recommend them to help fill your staffing requirements!”
      Maire M.
      Director at an Event Management Business
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      The candidate placed with us has made an outstanding contribution to all of our administration processes. She as boosted morale and been a real innovator for positive change.”
      Vijay P
      Senior Fleet Services Officer in the Public Sector
    • Testimonials
      No one gets close to Paterson Recruitment with supplying drivers, attention to detail, being straight and honest and following up on emails. If anyone is going to assist us, it will be you.”
      Rob H.
      Shift Supervisor at a Major Logistics Company
    • Testimonials
      What singles out Paterson Recruitment is the caring and understanding way the team conduct their business. They’re always ready to listen, advise and help you fit the work around you.
      Alf C.
      Driving Candidate
    • Testimonials
      There are no false promises or pushy sales tactics with Paterson Recruitment. The outstanding customer service and hard-working staff makes them a class above the rest.
      Danielle A.
      Transport Manager at a Major Manufacturing & Logistics Company

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        Agency worker regulations

        The Agency Workers Regulations (AWR) came into effect in the United Kingdom from 1st October 2011. The AWR ensures “equal treatment” of Agency Workers in terms of basic employment and working conditions. The Regulations apply to temporary workers who are engaged in employment via recruitment agencies.

        Paterson Recruitment has invested heavily in systems to ensure the necessary evaluations and assessments of basic working and employment conditions are being completed for all our Agency Workers/contractors, in line with the regulations.

        Paterson Recruitment is committed to adhering to all regulations and requirements for Agency Workers and providing a positive working environment. All Agency Workers/contractors now have access to shared facilities such as restrooms, canteens, staff rooms or similar facilities (depending on what is available and the qualifying policies at the work location). For more information regarding the services available at your particular location, please refer to your line manager or call your local branch of Paterson Recruitment.

        As a Temporary Worker you will also be entitled to access information relating to job vacancies at your work placement and are also entitled to the same pay as permanent staff after an initial 12-week period.

        Should you have any further queries on this or any other aspect of your temporary assignment please contact your local branch.


        Overview of Agency Workers Regulations 

        For further information, please download this helpful guide