Posted 30/09/2018 by Emma Blair


Career changes can be daunting, and they’re almost a necessity these days.

You may struggle to understand salary scales, development paths, the differences between companies, and the varying cultures of organisations. Yes, salary is a factor for many, but what else makes up the DNA of the right company for you?

  • Can you openly talk to your boss?
  • What are the team you’ll be working with like?
  • Do the projects challenge you?
  • What is your travelling time like?
  • What are your prospects like to progress?
  • Does the role suit your personal situation?

James Gray Recruitment believes that you are more than a candidate… and we are more than recruiters. As impartial, dedicated and trusted advisors in the construction and engineering sector, we start with what’s right for YOU.

We’ll be with you every step of the way in your career search, and then even further than that. Our bespoke service is about attraction, retention and development of talent. Finding people isn’t a problem for us, anyone can do that. We don’t just send CVs out. We guide you through the recruitment process. We ask the right questions of both our clients and candidates to make sure they know what’s right for them. Your application will go straight to one of our qualified personal recruiters, who is screening and meeting candidates for the client. We will review your application, and put just a handful of applicants forward, giving you a much better opportunity to prove yourself. You will also be one of the first people reviewed for similar roles before they’re even posted. If you are selected for an interview, our recruiters can give you preparation tips on everything from the interviewer’s personality to common interests you may have to build rapport. 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. As specialists in construction and engineering our focus is on recruiting for a number of key sectors:

  • Building Contracting & Design
  • M&E Contracting & Design
  • Civil Engineering Contracting & Design
  • House building 

Within these sectors we recruit for all disciplines in the business on both a permanent, fixed term and temporary contract basis. As part of our service we offer contingent recruitment services as well as search and selection solutions for more senior and strategic roles. By concentrating on these specialised sectors and roles our consultants ensure a thorough understanding of the skills, personality and experience necessary to fill each role with the best people for the role.

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 video interviewing platforms for our candidates. Video interviewing can give you an edge over your competition by removing travel barriers, and speed up the whole process.

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.


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