At Essential, we recognise that the candidates we meet have unique circumstances and ideas of where they want their career to go.

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Why candidates choose Essential Employment?

We want to listen to you and we will offer professional advice from our REC qualified experts– and any decisions we make regarding your career and job prospects will be made with a joint consensus of opinion – ours and most importantly yours. We’re very honest in how we can help you, we believe in strong lines of communication, and we’ll work proactively on your behalf to agreed time scales.

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Payroll Solutions

PAYE, Umbrella or PSC (Personal Service Company). You have a choice in how you are paid – and it is up to you! We will not force you to take a particular option.

We still operate our own in-house PAYE payroll unlike a lot of our competitors and we audit any umbrella suppliers to make sure they are compliant.

How many recruitment agencies can truthfully say that the choice is yours?

Contact and Assessment

Initial contact and assessment to determine if we can help you – we wont waste your time.

It’s how we build a picture of what you’re looking for and also what kind of job role and client will suit you.

Searching for you

It’s about making sure we’re acting in your best interests to further your career.

We will search for you but only recommend job roles that we believe are in your best interest.

CV Makeover

After discussions, if it becomes apparent that we feel you’ve not quite captured your best qualities on your CV then we’ll discuss with you ways of improving and tailoring a new version.

It’s all part of the service!


We’ll chase and get you feedback. Think this is common practice in recruitment? It’s amazing how many agencies will not get this for you.


Nervous about your interview? Not sure how to format your CV? Here’s some advice based around our most common queries.


We like to be helpful so we’ve put together a list of resources that will be useful for our workforce and jobseekers.

Industry Insights

Essential Employment Retains ISO 9001 Certification from the British Assessment Bureau

Essential Employment, has successfully retained its ISO 9001 certification, solidifying its status as a leading independent recruitment agency. The assessment, carried out by the British Assessment Bureau, highlights Essential Employment’s…

Essential Employment helping to unlock potential at Drake Hall Employer Day

Essential Employment recently attended the HMP Drake Hall Employer Open Day. The aim of the event was to help offenders find meaningful employment upon their release and de bunk any…

Congratulations Katie CertRP!

Katie Whittaker passes her CertRP We are pleased to announce that Recruitment Consultant Katie Whittaker has passed the REC’s Certificate in Recruitment Practice and is now certified to use the…

COVID-19 Guidance for Agency Workers

We have listed some government advice on COVID-19 and other good practice, along with some questions and answers. Please remember that Essential Employment is here to support you through this…


  • One of our key suppliers. We wouldn't start a resourcing campaign without them! Head of HR, Nationwide based IT firm

  • We have used Essential Employment for several years to source a variety of roles at our two sites in Lancashire. Above all they are quick to adapt to our changing needs and Essential always deliver consistently. We regard them as a key supplier to our business. Production Manager at Large Engineering Firm

  • In all my experience of working with employment agencies, this was by far the best experience to date! There were never any problems and nothing was too much bother for the Essential team. It felt as though we were all part of a family and they really cared. I can not recommend this agency enough. John R, worker placed in the Public Sector

  • The team at Essential are very professional and easy to deal with. Niall deals with any queries instantly and to the customer's satisfaction - nothing is too much trouble for him. I very much appreciate the open and honest approach. I would have no hesitation in recommending Niall and the rest of the team. Gurinder W, worker placed in the Public Sector


We are constantly looking to review and expand our recruitment services and professional standards. If there are any suggestions you feel would enhance your all round experience and recruitment needs please do not hesitate to contact us.