Posted 25/09/2018 by Emma Blair

In the digital age, finding people has never been easier.

But finding the right candidate for the right role seems tougher than ever.

You need your candidate to add value beyond being a ‘bum on a seat’. You need recruiters who will listen and fully understand the needs of your business At James Gray Recruitment, we provide a bespoke resourcing solution for our clients. We keep close tabs on the construction and engineering sector’s top talent and are often the first port of call for a candidate who is looking to change roles. Not only do we have the details of candidates who are proactively looking to move, but we also know many who would consider a move for the right opportunity but who are not on the ‘open market’.

We achieve this by maintaining personal relationships with both our candidates and clients. We are viewed as business partners rather than suppliers to our clients because we have the industry knowledge and they trust us to fully appreciate what their needs are and to deliver against them time and again. We get to know their business and the individuals within it inside out, then finding them the perfect candidates to help their business grow. Our involvement is much greater than receiving a job brief, sharing candidates and placing a job. We always take a long term view and aim to secure candidates that we truly believe will make a difference to our clients’ business.

Our bespoke service is about attraction, retention and development of talent. We ask the right questions of both our clients and candidates to make sure they know what’s right for them. We’re not aiming to move as many people from A to B as quickly as possible, we want to identify and place the best candidates we can find. Our clients include contractors and consultancies from a regional companies to national and international organisations.

Our independent status allows us to design the recruitment process around you. We utilise a variety of techniques to source the UK’s top construction and engineering talent and we specialise in the following sectors:

  • Building Contracting & Design
  • M&E Contracting & Design
  • Civil Engineering Contracting & Design
  • Housebuilding

Our focus on recruitment for these industries allows us an in depth understanding of the requirements, challenges and best fits for the positions we fill. Our services for our clients include:

  • Contingent Search and Selection
  • Retained Search and Selection
  • Contract Placements


​James Gray Recruitment are corporate members of APSCo, and all our staff are fully trained and updated on relevant legislation. We’re ahead of the technology game too, with advanced 24/7 nurturing tools and video interviewing platforms for our candidates, speeding up the whole process and saving you time and money.

Our history…

We were founded in March 2006 by owner Richard Samuels. Richard wanted to move away from the numbers led recruitment process with its one size fits all approach, and towards a recruitment firm that was all about personal relationships.

See what our candidates say HERE

See what our clients say HERE

How to get in touch HERE




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