F1rst Commercial Recruitment are experts in the placement of permanent, contract and temporary personnel within our core divisions: Commercial – Engineering – Sales – Senior Appointments.

We understand that your time is precious, that’s why we make it a rule to interview each candidate twice before we tell you about them. Once a potential candidate has been identified, our next stage is a telephone interview. If we like what we hear, we arrange a face to face interview in our offices or over Skype. Only when we feel the candidate’s experience, character, motivations and expectations fit with your company would we then take the time to provide in-depth information about your business and the role. This process allows us to build a genuine understanding of each individual and what you could potentially offer each other moving forward.


The in-depth market intelligence of our Permanent Division allows us to stay one step ahead in each of our specialist sectors. We personally select high calibre candidates with the range of skills and experience required to quickly and effectively fulfil your role, as well as the personality to integrate well within your business. Interim placements offer a short term solution until a replacement is found or the role becomes permanent.


Our Temporary Staffing Division supports the inevitable short-term requirements that most businesses have from time to time. Whether it’s for immediate, same day sickness cover, planned holidays or peaks in your demand, our pre-screened, reference-checked candidates are on hand to fill the gaps. All of our candidates are checked for proof of right to work and can be available at very short notice to help when you need them most.


Our Contractor Division is as flexible as your requirements dictate. We provide a highly skilled, flexible workforce for a range of requirements; from project work, right through to the more challenging firefighting roles, where a particular set of skills may be essential. All contractors are supported via our umbrella company or their own limited company. They are all checked for proof of right to work, referenced and skills matched, so can be ready to go at a moment’s notice.

“The candidates we hired are just perfect for the roles. This is because the team spent a long time interviewing them for us and asking all the right questions, hence saving our time and efforts!”Michaela P, HR Manager.

Regular progress reports provide you with the peace of mind that we are continuously working to find you the right people. We believe that expectations should never be met, only exceeded. That’s why we are dedicated to delivering an outstanding service.

The CVs we submit are always the candidate’s own because we feel it is important for you to gain an insight into the candidate directly on paper, as well as face to face. The most difficult part for you should be choosing between the candidates we have placed in front of you.

“F1rst listened to what our requirements were, visited our premises and then sent over exactly the right calibre of candidate. They understood the brief immediately which saved us time when reviewing CVs.”Joanne W, PA to Managing Director.

Contact our team today to discuss any current or upcoming vacancies you have, or for professional, pragmatic advice.