What sets us aside from other recruiters?

  • We champion diversity, inclusion and social mobility within the recruitment process
  • We are passionate about recruitment
  • We have a 100% recruitment retention rate, we fill 80% of our vacancies and 97% of our clients and candidates would recommend us
  • We have over 45 years’ recruitment experience and 175 years’ training expertise as a team
  • We have a strong and experienced team
  • We provide a personalised and tailored approach to each vacancy and client
  • We plan an intelligent and focused search for the right candidate
  • We use a combination of strengths and competency based questions at interviews to remove unconscious bias within the recruitment process
  • The team is made of professionals from 10 different countries and we speak over 15 languages


  • We have first-hand experience of delivering adults skills and work based programmes to training and prime providers so our understanding of the welfare to work and skills area is second to none
  • We implement a strong network and flexible pricing structure
  • We have a proven track record of working with prime and training providers, subcontractors, community organisations and colleges
  • Each recruiter has over 5 years’ experience within the recruitment industry and is a member or fellow of the REC
  • We are abreast of HR and legislation changes
  • We see ourselves as a ethical and diverse hirer

“I have worked with Kirkwood Consulting on a number of different projects within the Welfare to Work industry over many years and they have, on each project, exceeded our expectations. Sarah’s insight and expert knowledge of the sector gives her a winning head start against the plethora of consultancy and recruitment companies selling their wares. Her company has over performed in their delivery of employability contracts and as a specialist recruiter; she sourced exceptional talent to fill senior level positions. I would not hesitate in recommending Kirkwood Consulting.”

Director of Leading Welfare to Work Provider