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.
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.
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:
We consider ourselves not just a supplier, but an extension of our client’s team.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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!
It’s safe to say, 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.
Managing to win ‘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, Northwest Healthcare)
We began our Midlands project, with 2 new offices in Daventry and Castle Donington. In the later stages of the year, 4 more branches were added (giving us a total of 8 different Midlands teams). A record breaking 15 EP’s have been added to the Major Family since January 2020 and we’re not stopping there! We won’t let anything stop us – not evening a Nationwide Pandemic!
The Major Development Scheme began this year, allowing us to not only offer services and roles. We now have the capability to help our candidates and clients find courses and qualifications, to help them achieve their dream goals, or upskill their workforce.
Major’s results in 2020 saw us receive several business awards, we were inducted into the Growth 100, Kirklees Top 100 and Yorkshire’s Fastest 50 Companies. We ended the year with a massive £1,000,000 of temp sales which was a first for us, and we did it all with masks on!
2020 for Major seemed all about growth, and now in 2021 we wanted to focus on improving our service (oh and growing more too). We have created new roles and bolstered many teams within the Head Office section of the organisation; including HR, Learning and Development and Sales.
After asking our candidates, clients and staff what they wanted from us, we are putting those changes into practice. With new systems being implemented across the board to streamline our service. New training systems, HR systems and the biggest saw us make a significant technology investment with The Access Group for our brand new comprehensive suite of recruitment technology.
There’s absolutely no sitting back and focusing on our investments though, Major continues to grow with the addition of Major Hospitality, our 10th division. The Major Group reached Wales with the addition of EP Sapient Elite Sport, and July saw us hit the 350 employee mark across the group.
2020 saw Major land £1M of temp sales in the year, yet 2021 we have already hit that mark by July! We are on track to be breaking all our previous records – it’s going to be a good year!