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We recruit for both permanent and temporary roles in Accounts & Finance, Administration & Secretarial, Customer Service, Engineering, Procurement, Legal, & HR and Sales & Marketing roles in Stockport and  the North West … Oh, and we won Stockport Business Awards Business of the year 2014 T/O under 1 million!

If you fit, you’re in!

Our values are happiness, trust, tolerance and teamwork.  Our relationships with our clients and candidates reflect this.  Our clients come back to use us time and time again; our candidates often return to us to find their next roles.


What our clients say

Thank you to you all for getting me back into work after maternity leave! You're absolutely amazing. I have never met such a positive and happy team! I would recommend you to anyone!

Sharon Wickstead

Thank you so much for helping me and giving me advice throughout the interview process.

Beth Hudson

You are by far the best recruitment company I have worked with and I really appreciate you sorting my role out for me at the last minute. You have been really helpful and a pleasure to work with.

Julia Sharples

I am so happy to say I now have a great job with a fantastic company and I couldn't have done it without you all. You are all so lovely and are really a top recruitment company!

Amanda G

Those that say they can do, cannot, and those who say nothing – can do. This sums up my experience of working with Cathy. She does not blind you with what she can do, she simply does it.

Mark - Sales Manager

I found both Essential Personnel and the job I was placed in were great companies to work with; fast communication, friendly colleagues, with a great work atmosphere. It was very easy to fit in and feel like I had been working there for much longer.

Catherine Sharples

We have worked with Essential Personnel for a few months, and we have found good employees through their service. They are friendly and always keep in touch with us. We hope to continue our relationship.

Brendan, Laboratory Manager

I would like to thank you all for finding me a great job with lots of opportunities. I would especially like to thank Keli. Within a day of me applying for a job Keli had sourced an interview with a top solicitors in the uk. The following day I had a confirmed job an contract. Never have seen a team work so hard to find jobs for the community. I couldn't have done it without your help.

Luke Whitmore

By far and away the best agency I have worked through. Friendly personnel, clear communication and a strong dedication to finding work. I would highly recommend to everybody on the job hunt.

S Cooper

I can not speak highly enough of Essential Personnel. Cathy and her incredible team work tirelessly for you and are always available for advice. They have found me a great job, with great opportunities to progress.

It’s definitely not a job I would have found myself.

Stephen Bloor

During a period of nearly a year with Essential I found them to be professional and friendly in my dealings with them and always received prompt responses to any questions that I had.

Gary Smith

I registered with Essential and felt straight away trust with Cathy Bates, she was warm friendly and genuinely wanted to know about me and my personality. There aren't many recruitment agencies out there these days who know what they are doing and learn about you and the right areas and roles you would suit and fit into. I am over the moon that they have found me a position that’s perfect for me.

Suzy Farr

I look forward to working with you in the future and we would most certainly recommend your services.
Your honesty and communication is excellent and a refreshing change in the world of recruitment!

Donna Ball

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