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About Major Recruitment how we started

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What We Do

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. Check out our locations page to find your local Major offices.

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.

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.

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. We have a set or Core Values that we all strive to achieve on a daily basis:

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Major at a Glance

1992

1992 - Banned from our local for having too many candidates

We began life in Morley, Leeds.

Our first ever temporary worker was a tractor driver for our client in West Yorkshire. Things were very different in 1992, every Friday we invited all of our temporary workers to join us for a drink in the local pub after work.

By the end of 1992, the pub asked us to stop coming in because they couldn’t cope with the number of patrons!

1996

1996 - It's all getting a little Technical

We were growing at such a rapid rate it became very clear that we needed to open more offices. In 1994, that’s what we did, we evolved into a multiple branch operation, with the opening of two brand new sites in Dewsbury and Wakefield.

Major may have expanded to three offices, however we were primarily recruiting for Industrial roles and clients.

So in 1996, we added a couple more strings to our bow! We added both Technical and Engineering recruitment to our portfolio, and this is where Major Technical was born.

2004

2004 - Chuffed to move into Lancashire

At the turn of the century the company evolved from a sole trader into a private limited company. Our roots were now firmly set within Yorkshire, but with pushing the company forward in mind, in 2004 we decided it was time we crossed the county lines for the first time.

This expansion into Lancashire may have led to arguments about tea, muffins and pies.

However, these were our only issues. This was our first move outside of Yorkshire and we’ve not looked back, we are now operating within several locations throughout the Red Rose County.

2007

2007 - Welcome to the Major Family - Mpeople

This was a special year for the Major Recruitment group, it sees the birth of Mpeople Recruitment.

With it’s first office based in Oldham, the specialist commercial recruitment division begins trading.

Mpeople has grown significantly since then and we’re very proud! They have also added additional departments to the services they supply including finance, education, sales and marketing.

2011

2011 - It's all about Energy and Logistics

If the opportunity is there and we feel we have the skills and people to make it a success, then we’ll take it.

We proved this once again this year when we added two more divisions to our organisation. Adding Major Logistics and Major Energy allows us to enter two new recruitment sectors, and results show – this was a great idea!!

2013

2013 - A little more 'Healthy' growth

We decided to change things around a little this year, as we moved our Head Office team to our Huddersfield branch.

Feeling we could make a big mark in the health and social care sector, 2013 saw the birth of another new division – Major Healthcare. Since 2013 this division has grown year on year.

2018

2018 - Automotive is just one of many additions to the group

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.

2017 saw the beginning of Major’s boost of it’s EP scheme, as we continue to offer individuals the opportunity to work with us and help themselves to our expertise.

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.

It’s 2018 and we’re showing no signs of slowing down, with a total of 11 new companies joining 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!

2019

2019 - Och aye, Major are in Scotland!

It’s 2019 and Major’s exponential growth shows no signs of stopping!

We have two more significant additions to the organisation. Major Recruitment Scotland sees us open our first office outside of England, in Aberdeenshire to be exact. We also have the addition of an IT recruitment team within our Huddersfield branch.

We have also expanded our EP scheme significantly! With a total of 19 equity partners. We now have 24 branches across the UK. This now means that we’re not only a force in the North of England, but we’re operating on a national scale. With a workforce of over 150 and in April 2018 company turnover stood at a company best of £19.4 million!

2020

2020 - The year everyone would like to forget!

2020 was a pretty disastrous year for the UK and the world, nobody saw any of that coming!!

However, Major have fought through the adversity and still managed to continue to push forward and grow.

So far, we have managed to win some ‘Major’ contracts and continue to grow the organisation with the opening of many new offices across the UK (West Yorkshire Technical in Leeds, Leeds and Doncaster Healthcare, North West Healthcare in Blackpool).

We have also started our Midlands project opening two new offices in Daventry and Castle Donington. 5 EP’s have also been added to the Major Family since January 2020 and we are not stopping here, we won’t let anything stop us – not evening a Nationwide Pandemic!

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