Our Work

Here’s a bit about our approach, but first lets start with why.

Why Do We Do It?

We want to make a difference. With this difference, we can positively impact communities by creating opportunities for people to provide for their family. This rewards us with huge satisfaction knowing that our work adds value and support to hard working people.

We know that great companies are built on great people. We recruit day-in-day-out to provide companies with the people that make the difference.

How Do We Work?

Our work relies on relationships, so how we operate determines the relationships that we have with our clients and candidates. We build and maintain relationships by:

  • Being honest and open – even if it’s not easy to digest.
  • Never over promising and under delivering – we stick to our word.
  • Always acting with integrity – our reputation is everything.
  • Listening to understand – the more we understand you, the better service we can provide.

We consider ourselves not just a supplier, but an extension of our client’s team.

What We Do Now

We provide jobs for people and consultancy solutions across multiple sectors using teams of specialists recruiters who know your sector inside out. Our business is split up into divisions, each with their own practices, procedures and approach – these are designed for the industry they serve. We are independently owned and have grown organically, meaning each location is integrated into its local region. This allows us to provide expertise in each specific market and geographical location.

We Put Candidates & Clients First 

  • We are Independent – We are extremely proud to be independently owned, meaning we don’t answer to shareholders. We have the freedom to make our own decisions and decide what our future will be.
  • Organic Growth – We have grown and developed organically, starting with just three employees in our Leeds office and building our network of branches and divisions. Our growth has been achieved the hard way, by proving ourselves to candidates and clients since 1992.
  • We Empower People – Our Major team are empowered to make their own decisions, to implement their own ideas and to develop their own careers. We all take ownership of our actions and are given the autonomy to work how we know best.
  • Different to Other Agencies – We work differently to other agencies because of how our culture has been shaped. Our values are:

Major at a Glance

1992

1992

We began life in Morley, Leeds. Our first ever temporary worker was a tractor driver for our client in West Yorkshire. Things were different in 1992, every Friday we invited all the temporary workers to join us for a drink in the local pub. By the end of 1992, the pub asked us to stop coming in because they couldn’t cope with the number of patrons!

1993

1993

Our first Company annual turnover was £262,000. Fast-forward to February 2019, we now achieve this turnover figure approximately every 1.2 days!

1994

1994

Major became a multiple branch operation in 1994 by opening two new sites – Dewsbury and Wakefield.

1996

1996

Major expand from primarily Industrial work to Technical & Engineering recruitment, creating our Major Technical division.

2000

2000

The turn of the century brought a major change for us, we evolved from a sole trader to a private limited Company in 2000.

2004

2004

In 2004 our Yorkshire roots grew over to Lancashire. Since expanding into Lancashire we have never looked back, we now operate within 5 locations throughout the Red Rose County.

2007

2007

mpeople Recruitment is born. Based in Oldham, the specialist commercial recruitment division begins trading.

2011

2011

Major expand into the Logistics and Energy recruitment sectors by opening our Major Logistics and Major Energy divisions.

2013

2013

In 2013 we moved our Head Office team to Huddersfield. We also expanded into the health and social care sector by opening up Major Healthcare.

2015

2015

Major up in the North East. Our geographical presence grew in 2015 by opening the doors to our Newton Aycliffe branch.

2016

2016

Steve Ball Recruitment begins. Our entrepreneurial spirit developed by establishing a third brand to accompany Major Recruitment and mpeople. Since then, the Major Group Family has drastically grown, branching out with many specialist recruitment Companies and divisions.

2017

2017

Blakeney Point Search & Selection opens, providing permanent and contract recruitment to the food manufacturing and FMCG sectors. MyWay Recruitment also begin trading out of Goole, providing permanent and temporary recruitment to the industrial and commercial sectors.

2018

2018

2018 was a whirlwind of a year for us. Not only were we busy expanding the Major Recruitment presence in Lancashire by opening branches in Blackburn and Wigan, but we also added Major Automotive and Major Civil Engineering to the Major Group.

The Major Group Family took off – 2018 also saw a total of 11 new Companies join the Major Group Family! In this year alone, we welcomed OnePoint Recruitment, Direct Way Recruitment, Joynes & Hunt, James Grace Associates, Universal Staffing Solutions, Major GPS, Edwards Employment Solutions, Purple Ink, Recruit Central, AM Talent Management & AF Build Group. These partners have enjoyed incredible success in a short period of time, with some surpassing £1M sales in the first year alone!

In September we also opened our RTITB FLT training division – full order book by December!

The Major Group Family

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