Concept Staffing, launched in 1988, is the leading local provider of permanent and temporary recruitment in the South West. With over 20 years in the industry, our growth has been achieved for a very simple reason; we work closely with both organisations and job-seekers to ensure the service provided not only meets, but exceeds their expectations and requirements.
With a network of branches throughout the South West of England, and a regional Head Office in Barnstaple, Concept works with over 700 clients and specialises in many industry sectors. We are well known for offering cost-effective, rapid and high-quality temporary, contract and permanent recruitment solutions.
Since 2007, Concept has been part of the Acorn Group, one of the UK’s leading recruitment and training providers - further reinforcing its position the leading local recruiter, with the capacity and support of a wider national infrastructure.
Together the Group:
- Places up to 6,000 temporary workers each day
- Completes nearly 1,700 permanent placements each year
- Delivers Training to approximately 3,000 individuals annually
- Supplies people to up to 1000 client companies every week
Concept's Accounting & Finance Team (CAF) employs specialist consultants across the South West of England, who have a thorough understanding of the industry and its various sub-sectors. Whether you are looking to recruit a financial director, an interim professional for an ad hoc project, or temporary assistance to deal with a ledgers backlog, Concept has the local and regional knowledge to support any level of both permanent and temporary staffing requirements.
Our search and selection facilities enable us to react and begin sourcing a range of suitable candidates almost immediately after you notify us of your vacancies. We carry out a specialised search based on the criteria which you consider most imporant including; qualifications, experience, sector specialism and IT skills.
Screening and pre-selection interviews are always used to verify professional qualifications, experience and career goals.
Accounting and Finance Jobs we place:
- Finance Directors / Managers
- Management Accountants
- Supervisors / controllers
- Sales / purchase clerks
- Financial advisors
- Banking / investment
- Senior / audit accountants
- Taxation specialists
- Payroll clerks
- Insolvency practitioners
- Credit controllers
- Auditors / analysts
- Project / system accountants
- and many more
Concept's Catering & Hospitality Team understands the challenges of meeting the staffing needs of this demanding industry.
Working with leading hotels, spas and restaurants, and local pubs and guest houses, in the South West, our specialist consultants recognise the importance of having a recruitment service with the ability to provide permanent and temporary quality staff at every level, quickly and reliably.
Whether you are looking for temporary waiters / waitresses or management for an award winning restaurant / hotel we have experienced, suitable candidates available within a wide range of catering and hospitality areas.
Catering and Hospitality jobs we place:
- Chefs at all levels; commis, sous, head, executive, second, chef de rang, chef de partie
- Security / porters
- Managers; catering, restaurant, food & beverage, kitchen, events, hospitality
- Waiters / waitresses
- Housekeeping staff
- Bar staff
- Grounds people
- Maintenance staff
- and many more
Working in the legal sector requires specialist knowledge and expertise. We work closely with law firms across the South West of England, to support their recruitment needs, ensuring legal staff supplied have the experience and skills suited to the role and company.
Our specialist Legal Team saves both clients and candidates valuable time; we carry out the first interview at our Concept branches, which ensures that our clients only ever meet pre-screened professionals and gives applicants a better understanding of the job they are being interviewed for.
Legal Jobs we Place:
- Lawyers / solicitors
- Legal executives
- and many more...
Our Promise to Employers
We promise to add value to businesses throughout the South West of England. No two recruitment needs are the same and we therefore work closely with companies to ensure we offer a bespoke service and place the most suitable personnel to match your requirements and organisation objectives.
Range of services
At Concept Staffing, we pride ourselves on providing quality, cost-effective permanent and temporary recruitment support that adds value to businesses throughout the South West of England. As a multi-disciplined agency we specialise in recruiting across a range of sectors in the market place.
Our approach is to gain a thorough understanding of your job and person specifications. Rigorous pre-selection interviews of candidates will cover job history and existing skills, as well as future career goals. References may also be obtained on your behalf. Where appropriate, we will arrange for psychometric assessment and competency-based interviewing.
We have one of the most comprehensive centralised databases of permanent and temporary candidates in the industry. The computerised search facility enables us to source suitable personnel soon after notification of your vacancy, selecting on criteria such as qualifications, experience, sector specialisation and skills.
Our consultants also have access to a vast network of contacts, built up through years of experience. Through recommendations we can source candidates not actively on the job market, this offers you a great advantage, particularly for specialist positions and sought after skills.
Our Sales & Marketing recruitment team understands that sales personnel are required to sell themselves as well as promote your business.
Whether you need a temporary promoter for a day, a sales executive for maternity leave, and or a permanent marketing director at Board level, we will ensure all workers short listed will have been interviewed face to face, and verified by our consultants to guarantee they are suitable for you and your organisation.
We can arrange on / off-site interviews to analyse and rate each candidate's communication, negotiation and closing techniques, and we can pay equal attention to behavioural attributes and reliability as well as experience and qualifications, to certify that you employ people that have what it takes to succeed for your particular organisation.
Sales and Marketing jobs we place:
- Directors; sales, marketing, operational
- Account managers
- Promotional staff
- Business developers
- Public relations managers / executives
- Export Marketing Professionals
- Sales Advisors
- and many more...
Working with leading companies across the South West means that we can attract the best vacancies in the area and are looking for the best workers to fill them. Some of the many organisations we work with include:
- Teignbridge - District Council South Devon
- Exeter City Council
- Carrier Direct Marketing
- South Hams District Council
- Parker Hannifin
- West Devon Borough Council
- Tyco Electronics
Concept Staffing has a wealth of knowledge and experience to support the recruitment needs of organisations involved with warehousing, storage, logistics and distribution. Our consultants have excellent industry knowledge and appreciate how essential is it to have a reliable and stable workforce.
Concept can provide warehouse staff for permanent and temporary jobs in the South West and further throughout the UK. We're trained to identify the needs of our clients and source suitable personnel, often at very short notice.
We provide a range of recruitment services bespoke with employment needs. Many of which are particularly useful when recruiting in the warehouse and distribution sector; tailored inductions and health and safety training, transport for temporary workers, aptitude and dexterity tests, on-site coordinators with out of hours call out numbers and much more
Warehouse and Distribution jobs we place:
- Packers / pickers
- Transport managers
- Factory managers
- Warehouse staff
- Cleaning & hygiene staff
Concept Staffing, as part of the Acorn Group, now offers guaranteed hours contracts of employment to eligible temporary agency workers. You will have been notified by your Consultant if you are eligible.
Benefits of being a flexible employee include:
- The Acorn Group guaranteeing that you will be offered at least 336 hours of work on Assignment over the course of any full 12 month period, subject to you being employed for a minimum of 12 continuous months
If eligible for flexi-temp payments you will benefit from:
- A flexi-temp allowance of £5 / £10 per day in respect of a shift at a client site, providing your shift is a minimum of 5 / 10 hours respectively; and / or
- A flexi-temp travel allowance per day, the amount of which is dependent on the number of miles travelled in line with current HMRC rates. This allowance will only apply if you personally drive to work.
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