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18 REC! Specialist recruitment for the events mobilisation, construction and housing sectors.

18 Recruitment is one of the UK’s leading, independent recruitment agencies in the events mobilisation, construction and housing industries.But you don’t want to hear about us, right? You want to hear how we can help you.Well, with over 30 years of combined experience within events, construction and housing, our team are all fully integrated into their sectors and able to offer extensive marketing knowledge.Whether you don’t know exactly who you want or you know precisely but don’t have the time to find them, our specialist time work tirelessly and efficiently to make placements that work for both parties. Our flexible recruitment strategies including sole supply agreements, temporary, permanent and retained recruitment. We can help your business to grow and keep projects running on time and on budget. We also offer on-site face fit training so you don’t have to worry about handling that. Above all, we’re a relationship driven and friendly agency and whether you are a candidate or client our goal is to work with you for the long term.

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Social housing is housing managed by Local Authorities or Housing Associations. Our dedicated Social Housing team, work in partnership with contractors, registered providers, local authorities...

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Our dedicated Trades and Labour team, work in partnership with main contractors and sub-contractors to provide experienced and skilled trade professionals on projects throughout the UK. Skille...

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Our dedicated Events Mobilisation team work in partnership with Events Organisers to provide teams of experienced loaders for events and exhibitions throughout the UK. Locations include;

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Our dedicated Gas Maintenance team, work in partnership with M&E, Domestic and Commercial Gas Contractors providing electrical and gas teams to undertake full system installs, boiler repla...

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Our dedicated Construction team, work in partnership with developers, main and subcontractors providing an experienced workforce on construction sites across the UK including mixed used develo...

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Our dedicated Building Services team, work in partnership with Building Services and Facilities Management contractors providing an experienced workforce covering power, heat, lighting, air-co...

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​Andy and Joe supply all our shows nationwide. They supply the trades and coordinate the schedules for each event. An above and beyond service.

Lee - Owner of Events

​Farrah has recently supplied me a number of mobile Electrical and HVAC Engineers, I was happy with the service and the Engineers have made a good first impression with our clients.

Ian - Contracts Manager of Building Services

​We have used Carla for our recruitment for a few years. She supplies us with temp to perm multi trades and electricians and permanent office and management staff. Carla has helped us mobilise contracts when high volume recruitment was needed and will host interview and assessment days. She really understands our business and the housing industry.

Paul - Director of Housing Maintenance

​I have worked with Joe at 18 for a long time. He placed me as a fixer many years ago so I know he will supply me the best when I need them. He continues to work hard on each requirement. Thanks Joe

Jack - Site Manager of Facades

​'I had not engaged with a recruiter before, but when Carla reached out to me, she had an opportunity that really interested me. She was very discreet and professional throughout. I would recommend working with Carla at 18 Rec'

Unknown - Director of Housing Maintenance

'Thanks to 18 Rec for putting up with me every week when I forget my timesheet! Always a great service - Thanks Dan'

Daniel - Gas Engineer of Gas Maintenance

​'Andreea has kept me busy on site this year. I am a 1st and 2nd fix carpenter and prefer temporary work because of the flexibility to do my private jobs'

Rod - Carpenter of Construction