Our Story

People First Recruitment is a multi-sector recruitment agency. We have been recruiting since 1997 and are based in London & the Thames Valley, but our specialist recruitment areas are about as niche as they get.

Our recruitment sectors are:

Banking jobs

Supply Chain jobs

Japanese jobs

Mandarin jobs 

Language jobs

Right from the start, we set out to provide a unique recruitment service to international companies and individuals and more than twenty years later, we are still doing just that.

Key Statistics


Over 90% of our clients and candidates rate our service as Good or Excellent.


Our repeat business stands at 81% of our total business.


82% of clients rate the quality of our CVs as Good or Excellent.


Employee Engagement is over 90% (Quantum Workplace Survey).


90% of clients rate their consultant’s market knowledge as Good or Excellent.



...And the winner is...

REC – REC – Best Recruitment Company to Work for 2022

Recruiter Awards – Shortlisted for the Recruiter Awards 2021 in the category of Recruitment Agency of the Year (up to 19 employees)

REC – Best Recruitment Company to Work for 2019

Investing in Talent – Winner Most Inspiring Support Professional 2018

Recruitment International – Best Recruitment Company to Work for 2017

Top of the Class

Relax, you are in safe hands. We have excellent legal recruitment expertise and have scored an average of 100% in every REC compliance test.