Why Choose 1st Stop?

Since 1st Stop Recruitment was established in June 2001, our consultancy has become respected and well received by the clients we work with. Most noteworthy is that our unrivalled service and professionalism sets us apart – that’s what our clients told us in our most recent survey.  We go that bit further…

Here’s How We Can Help You

Our team of trained and experienced consultants can help you with the following:

  • All types of placements – Permanent, temporary and contract.
  • Every kind of role – From entry level right up to executive-tier roles.
  • Local and Out-of-Area Placements – Placements throughout East Anglia and beyond, thanks to our membership with the country-wide group The Employment Agency Movement (TEAM), effectively broadening our reach for client and candidate alike.
  • An in-depth understanding of your needs – If we’re welcome to, we visit you to learn about your business, its culture and finally the very specific needs you have in terms of skills and personality.
  • Only the most suitable candidates – We will only ever introduce you to candidates once we have interviewed and screened them for complete suitability to you. We check not only their skills but conscientiousness, personality and aspirations too.
  • A strong pool of candidates – We pride ourselves on presenting you with new and exciting candidates thanks to our knowledge and wide connections. Our affiliation with TEAM enhances this further, allowing us to work with other agencies to find you the perfect candidate.
  • Supporting you the whole way – We do everything we can to make the whole process as easy as possible for you, from writing the job specification right through to placing the candidate. We are known for our high level of service and professionalism.
  • Check progress after placement – Following a successful placement, we don’t just disappear. We like to review how things are going and make sure that no query is left unanswered. In the unlikely event of an issue, we will rectify it straight away.
  • Risk-free service – Finally, with 1st Stop Recruitment you only pay once a successful placement has been made.

Services for Clients

  • Comprehensive marketing of all roles
  • Bespoke assessment testing packages inc. Microsoft office, grammar, numeric and alphanumeric data entry
  • (For further information on testing packages please visit our Additional Services page or contact us directly)
  • Bi-lingual testing packages
  • Psychometric testing packages – Executive level only
  • Interviewing facilities
  • CV Screening – if you choose to advertise roles yourself
  • Payroll services
  • HR Services
  • Employment law services
  • Health and safety services

The Employment Agency Movement (TEAM)

Due to Lesley Whiting being both Managing Director of 1st Stop Recruitment and Regional Director for TEAM in the area, 1st Stop Recruitment is a very active member of TEAM. Since being established in 1994, TEAM has become the largest network of independent recruiters in the UK.

TEAM provides recruitment and employment services to its membership, enabling its members to provide all the benefits associated with a local independent recruiter, while being able to harness the combined networking power throughout 700+ locations. This results in a vastly larger pool of candidates with national and even international coverage.

TEAM – The Facts

– UK’s largest network of independent Recruiters with over 700 locations nationally.
– Affiliated with NPA Worldwide, a partnership that gives TEAM recruiters the potential to recruit and place on an international level.
– Provides the personal touch of an independent agency, but with legitimate national and international coverage.
– Specialist divisions covering all aspects of recruitment.
– Faster, more accurate resourcing and results.
– Strong links with organisations such as ACAS (Advisory Conciliation, Arbitration Service), IOR (Institute of Recruiters).

Recruitment Consultants

  • From providing candidates for Entry/Low Level roles to filling vacancies for Senior Management and Directors, 1st Stop Recruitment can assist you in finding the right fit for your business.
  • Furthermore, our highly trained consultants help you identify and get the results you need. Regardless of the service you require 1st Stop provides specialists relevant to you, be it permanent, temporary or contract employment. In summary, we want to work with you in every way possible.
  • We also work in line with current legislation and regulations. We’re proud members of the Gangmaster’s Licensing Authority!

Need to know more? For more information on Government legislation and rights for workers, visit these external links: National Minimum Wage, Working Time Regulations, Agency Worker Rights, Intermediaries Legislation, Home Office. For specific queries visit www.gov.uk.

Additionally, you can also get in contact with us below for further information or our terms of business.


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