The BEST Recruitment Agencies in Manchester

Home of The Warehouse Project and Coronation Street, Manchester’s the unofficial capital of the North.

With an economy bigger than Wales or Northern Ireland, it’s anticipated that levels of job creation in Manchester could outpace Berlin, Tokyo and Paris by 2020.

Apart from becoming a new economic hub, what else makes Manchester so great?


The music’s louder, alcohol flows more freely and the nights out are full of excitement and adventure. There are huge music events catering for all tastes. The Warehouse Project for techno lovers, Juicy for hip hop fans, and Matt & Phreds for Jazz lovers, Manchester’s music scene is a force to be reckoned with. Not to mention the hundreds, if not thousands of bands that call this city home.

Cost of living

The price of living in Manchester is dramatically lower than many other major cities. Specifically London, where you might be looking to sell all unessential items on eBay the week before rent’s due. Rent for a 1 bedroom flat in the heart of the City Centre will only set you back by £500/month.

Plus, a Pint will typically cost less than £3. That’s about half of what you’d pay in London.


No elaboration needed here. Home to two globally recognised football clubs; United and City. And, with all the money you’re saving on your rent, you could afford a match day ticket once in a while.

You’d definitely be able to find a seat at the Etihad too. Just do us a favour and don’t buy a half and half scarf or you’ll be run out of town by both sets of fans.

And finally…Recruitment

Manchester’s home to some fantastic recruitment brands that call this vibrant city home.

Success Appointments

Success Appointments

Success Appointments is a Retail, Creative and Digital recruitment business with almost 30 years in the game. They’re true experts in the industry with A-list clients and a superb commission scheme to help you get the best rewards.

There’s a great culture of progression where many of the team have made their way quickly from Consultant to Management. You’ll be at the height of your recruitment powers and earning great money along the way.

Based in London and Manchester, Success Appointments is hiring for all levels.



Foundation Recruitment based in Manchester and London is a small but growing entrepreneurial business that provides plenty of opportunity for development in your life and career.

Driven by a strong desire for accuracy, this highly successful property specialist love celebrating success and they’ll tailor your development to your career ambitions.

For a truly inclusive and nurturing culture speak to Foundation.



Based in the UK, Germany, MENA, Singapore and New Zealand, Cobalt has an incredibly tight-knit team and their staff are proud to work there, in fact 98% of their staff would happily recommend working for them.

Why? Well, they actively discourage long working hours and make sure you’re successful but also happy doing what you’re doing.

They’re also a diverse bunch operating in the FS, Construction and Engineering sectors.




Better Placed 

With offices in Manchester, Leeds and London, Better Placed works within Marketing, Digital, Sales and HR Recruitment and are trying to change the way things are done.

Guided by “The Real Network” principles they have created, Better Placed offers a perfect opportunity for both spectrums of the experience scale; flexibility and autonomy for those with a couple of years under their belt but also support and training for those still early on.

Network Marketing

Network Marketing 

Network Marketing is a Digital, Creative and Marketing specialist based in Leeds, Manchester and London. There’s a LinkedIn Recruiter licence for every single member of staff, working alongside some great people.

Whatever stage of your career you’re at, this is a business that offers massive support. Be that through Learning and Development of simply making sure you’ve got everything you need to bill great numbers.

Profiles Creative

Profiles Creative 

The vibrant, open plan office at Profiles HQ is packed with dynamic and diverse recruiters who are true market specialists. They have developed an amazing client list over 15 years which features familiar faces from the high street through to global travel brands and award-winning design agencies.

The team is fast paced, fun and collaborative and you’ll find numerous examples of Profilers who have achieved stellar success in the business. For top performers, the commission structure is fantastic and the quarterly over achievers’ lunches are legendary.

There are new offices and markets being planned and for entrepreneurial recruiters, the opportunities at Profiles are limitless.


Search Consultancy

Search Consultancy is one of the bigger partners we have on Hunted operating in 6 vertical markets and 27 recruitment sectors. Because they’re very established there’s a tried and tested Learning Development programme, honed over years and tailored to you.

Wherever you are in the UK, Search will likely have a role to suit your geographical location. Their commission structure is supported by a bonus scheme meaning you’ll be well rewarded for your hard work.

For a comprehensive list of every job in Manchester on Hunted, click right here.

Here’s a link to last week’s article about Flexible Working in Recruitment by Nina Gordon.