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Start your career in recruitment

If you’re looking for a career where you can really make a difference, then it’s worth considering how rewarding a career move into recruitment could be.

Why recruitment?

From working with our clients to find the right people to help their business thrive, to supporting candidates to secure them work – there’s always ways to make a difference when you work in the recruitment industry.

No day is the same in our branches, where you’ll find our busy recruitment, admin and compliance teams supporting our clients and chatting to our candidates. It’s a real team effort to find the right people to fill our vacancies, working in a role that gives you a lot of opportunity to gain new skills and experience.

Whether you’re searching for candidates to share with our clients, or undertaking all the necessary compliance checks to onboard new starters – there’s always the chance to learn and develop your career.

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Why join NRL?

We’ve delivered recruitment expertise for our clients since 1985, so there’s nothing we don’t know about recruitment. What’s more you’ll find so many colleagues across our Recruitment branches who have been with us for decades – ready to share their knowledge and insight to help you grow your own career.

You’ll benefit from a structured training programme, together with the chance to undertake formal training through the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (ASPCo) – so there will be plenty of opportunity to continue learning.

Want to see how some of our team have developed their careers?

Find out more

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The latest opportunity to join our global team

We have branches across the UK and globally, so chances are we may be looking for someone new to join our team in your local area.

Take a look at our latest vacancies by searching below.


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Proud to support our people

We know balancing work and home life isn’t always easy, which is why we’re keen to support our colleagues both inside and outside of work. We provide a range of employee benefits to help manage everyday expenses such as your weekly shop and dentist trips – as well as resources to help with wellbeing. As well as a personal finance coach, who you can video call and chat with for tailored advice to help you manage your budget and financial wellbeing.

We’re also proud to be a Living Wage Employer, opting to pay the voluntary real living wage as an absolute minimum to all colleagues across our business. You’ll also typically find opportunities to earn bonuses and commission, depending on your role, and may have the chance to take up hybrid working to gain the benefit of working from home some days.

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“I started my career as a Recruitment Clerk and worked my way up to Senior Recruitment Consultant - the industry has great opportunities and career progression. It is very rewarding and you really make a positive impact on people’s lives - you genuinely make a difference. You speak to a wide variety of contacts across all different sectors and build long-term relationships - no day is the same. I would definitely recommend a career in recruitment.”

Senior Recruitment Consultant at NRL’s Sunderland branch

We’re committed to building an inclusive business

Many of our Recruitment Consultants are Inclusive+ Recruiters, something which they have worked hard to achieve through formal training before putting their knowledge into practice. Working with our clients we know what a difference it makes to build diverse and inclusive teams, that help to drive forward ideas and innovation within a business.

Everyone is different, which we see as a great thing. That’s why we take the same approach when we’re recruiting for new colleagues to join our own teams. Welcoming applications from all walks of life, hoping to remove the barriers that can often deter people from applying. If you’d like to work in recruitment, then we’d like to hear from you.


Our commitment in action

We’re proud to support a wide range of initiatives, working to help make a difference:

  • Social Mobility Pledge

  • Armed Forces Covenant

  • Association of Professional Staffing Companies’ (APSCo) Inclusive+ Recruiter

  • Living Wage Employer