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What sets us apart for UK and International recruitment services

Let’s be honest – recruitment is what it is, recruitment! You’ve probably come across recruiters claiming to be ‘unique’ or ‘different,’ but the truth is, recruitment is a job done by professionals (and yes, some parts can be automated). However, we firmly believe that the real difference in a professional recruitment service lies in the people and relationships behind it.

Whether you’re on the hunt for your next dream job or searching for the great talent to join your organisation, the core elements remain the same – you need a recruiter you can trust, has the right skills and who you can build a genuine relationship with.

Here at Wagstaff, trust, genuine curiosity, and industry knowledge are at the heart of what we do. While we measure success by delivering results, we go beyond just transactional recruitment.

For employers, we aim to be more than just an external agency; we want to be an extension of your internal talent process, dedicated to long-term partnership. But if all you need is a quick CV to fill a gap, we may not be the right fit for you.

Even when you’re not actively recruiting or job-hunting, we want to remain an integral part of your professional network, making a meaningful impact on your journey. Keeping you informed about industry data, tech advancements, and employment trends is our way of adding value to your career.

We’re excited to embark on this journey with you, building a lasting relationship based on trust, knowledge, and mutual growth.


Our Services


Whether searching for that next permanent or contract career step or recruiting for your business, our aim is to make your life easier and the process as simple as possible.

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Careers Coaching

At Wagstaff Careers Coaching, we offer you tailored support to suit whatever situation you find yourself in.

This includes training and support to your business, your team, or one-to-one coaching meetings with a trained and experienced guide.

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If you need help with your internal recruitment strategy, DiSC profiling for the development of high performance teams, or guidance on how to advertise effectively, one of our consultants can help.

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What people say about us

  • "Was constantly updated during the recruitment progress and Louise was polite and helpful."

    Paul (Mechanical Line Engineer), January 2024

  • "Communication was very good and always felt well informed with the process the whole way through. Friendly and polite service."

    Jennie (Projects Administrator), January 2024

  • "Clear and consistent communication from beginning to end. Communication was open, consistent and honest throughout the process. Felt that my job requirements were considered when matching me to the current position. Not just like any recruitment agency."

    Myriam (Sales Support Specialist), January 2024

  • "I wish I had contacted you guys much earlier. Ruth was great, and got things moving much faster than I expected. Registration was straightforward.  I’m really enjoying it, loving the variety and communication has been great throughout with Natalie. Was paid quicker than expected too." Steve (Contract Engineer), August 2023

  • "Over the last 6 years, I have had the pleasure of working with Ruth as a recruiter and more recently as a careers coach, I cannot recommend her highly enough. Ruth is an exceptional professional who truly understands the needs and goals of both employers and job seekers. She has an innate ability to match the right person with the right opportunity.

    Ruth's approach to careers coaching is holistic, straightforward and practical. As a recruiter, Ruth is equally impressive. She has a keen eye for talent, a deep understanding of the job market, and a commitment to finding the best fit for her clients.

    Overall, I highly recommend Ruth as a recruiter and a careers coach."

    Georgia (HR Business Partner), March 2023

  • "I have known Stuart Cooper for a number of years and would like to acknowledge his professionalism, attention to detail, and negotiating skills. His experience, honesty and understanding of the needs of both companies and individuals always win him new business. Wagstaff Recruitment is the agency you can trust. "

    Joanna (Strategic Marketing Analyst), April 2023

  • "I’ve only recently started working for Wagstaff, Natalie has made this so effortless and enjoyable. All details no matter how minor are to hand prior to starting work. Natalie has always been at the end of the phone and happy to help and advise. "

    Karl (Contract Engineer), April 2023

  • "I met Ruth nearly 2 years ago whilst on the brink of starting my own business. She has kept in touch and supported our journey with her vast knowledge and experience right up until the point where we required her services to recruit!

    Ruth offers a selection of services to suit every budget, and being a new start up we were very conscious of the costs to recruit. We chose the branded advert package, and against all odds whilst trying to recruit through the festive period, we found the perfect candidate!

    Fantastic person, fantastic service, would definitely recommend to businesses of all sizes. "

    Ryan (Engineering Business Owner), February 2022

  • "I help businesses build credibility, efficiency, systems and performance with ISO14001, ISO9001, good environmental practice and improved legal compliance to enable them to thrive and grow.

    I have recently used Wagstaff in relation to a contract. Ruth is incredibly professional, personable, approachable and helpful. Even when Ruth was not available another member of the Wagstaff team was able to seamlessly follow up on anything  that needed to be done. I would definitely recommend Ruth and Wagstaff."

    Melissa (Quality Consultant), February 2022

  • "Had to finish full time work early due to family illness so decided to try contract work. Wagstaff Recruitment was recommended to me, so I arranged to meet up with them to discuss my options. Spoke with Natalie who I find extremely pleasant, very honest, friendly and helpful. She is very understanding with regard to family/work situations and never puts any pressure on you to take shifts offered. Queries are always answered promptly, no matter what time of night or day and payments are prompt and correct. Have no hesitation in recommending this agency to anyone considering contracting."

    John (Engineer), November 2020

  • "This particular agency Is effortless compared with most, they know what they’re doing and given your requirements will not waste time trying to persuade you into a role you do not want. Contracting for them is also easy with extremely prompt payment. Always easy to contact and genuinely a pleasure to deal with."

    Thomas (Engineer), January 2019

  • "I’ve worked for Ruth for 5 years + now and can’t recommend them enough. All the team are very supportive, reliable and friendly. I would particularly like to thank Natalie for all her hard work in keeping me with regular contract work and look forward to continuing our working relationship in 2021."

    Steve (Engineer), January 2021

  • "Great working with Natalie at Wagstaff. Always on the end of a phone for any support and delivers every time. Great to come across people who go above and beyond to deliver customer requirements. Thanks for all your support Natalie."

    Josh (Engineering Manager) February 2020

  • "Can't recommend Stuart highly enough. Every step of the way in finding my new role, Stuart has been proactive and totally supportive, always returning calls and emails asap. His communication is fantastic and he is always willing to go the extra mile to help and ensure that the candidate, in this case me, was always up to date even if he hadn't heard anything from his client. Would I recommend Stuart? Absolutely!"

    Steve (Lead Engineer), December 2020

  • "Ruth is a leading light in recruitment, coaching, and mentoring. Having worked with Ruth for over 10 years I can say that she has a real passion to help people unlock their potential. Ruth has offered huge value for me over this time, delivering solutions for recruitment, bespoke coaching, consultancy, and career guidance both personally, and for organisations I have worked for. If you need support personally, or for your organisation, I recommend you give Ruth a call."

    Ian, September 2019

  • "Ruth was fantastic. Very professional but at the same time very personal and friendly. I felt she really understood me and my career goals. She was very motivating and encouraging. I'd highly recommend her and Wagstaff. Ruth, thanks again for all you've done to help me find my new position."

    Ross, May 2019

  • "After being made redundant I contacted Ruth and her team as I have worked for them previously. They are such a professional and friendly team. I was offered a few shifts straight away whilst they looked for a long-term solution for me. After attending two interviews, I was offered both positions and had to make a choice... good position to be in! Thanks to Ruth and her team."

    Steve, January 2019

  • "Quite possibly the best contracting agency I have used. Very professional, extremely supportive, and very prompt payments."

    Tony, October 2018

  • "Wagstaff were a pleasure to deal with. They worked very quickly and professionally. Steve was really helpful in setting me up with an interview and giving me information on the company I was applying for. I couldn't recommend them any more, they were by far the best recruitment agency I came across whilst looking for work. 5/5."

    Pat, November 2018

  • "Great recruitment company! They're really helpful and have all the time in the world for you."

    Jake, March 2018

  • "Wagstaff are a great business. I would highly recommend whether you are looking for permanent or contract work. Wagstaff recruitment have been my go to agency over my many years as an engineer / manager and have never failed to deliver. With a well organised, professional approach to recruitment and always willing to go that extra mile to help."

    Martin, June 2018

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