Who we are

Founded in 1997, First Base Employment was born with one key objective in mind – to match the market’s most talented candidates with the market’s best employers. This is something we are extremely passionate about and has been the catalyst for the evolution of our business.

At First Base Employment, we take a modern approach to recruitment, as we recognise that the world of recruitment is constantly evolving and our clients’ and candidates’ needs are forever changing, in line with the economic climate we are faced with.

We have built the business around three specialist divisions, which include Commercial, Engineering and Industrial. Our Engineering and Manufacturing division supplies skilled and semi-skilled engineers across an array of industries. Our Industrial division specialises in supplying temporary and permanent labour into logistics and production environments. And finally, our commercial division offers talent solutions across professional, clerical, and administrative disciplines.

With over 25 years of providing tailored recruitment solutions across our three divisions, we have built an unquestionable reputation for our honest, reliable recruitment solutions. If you haven’t yet experienced the First Base service, you can see what our clients and candidates have to say about us from our testimonials.


What makes us different?

We believe our size is our strength – small enough to care but large enough to deliver. Our consultants have a real passion and enthusiasm for what we do, as well as a deep understanding of our key sectors and the capacity to swiftly respond and adapt to clients’ needs.

We adopt a partnership approach to all of our clients and candidates, to ensure we fully understand their needs, ensuring we tailor our service to deliver the best possible solutions. We take great pride in what we do, and have a passion for success, which is reflected in everything we do for our clients and candidates alike.

Our Core Values

Different. Responsive. Reliable. Connected.

Our core values are the heart of our business, they determine the way we behave, and the way we interact with our colleagues, clients, and candidates alike. Our core values underpin everything we do as a business from day to day operations, through to our growth strategy. Our core values were agreed and designed by the team, as we believe togetherness is the recipe to success.

Forward-thinking – The recruitment market is forever evolving, which is why we actively adopt a growth mindset to ensure the solutions we provide are fit for the future. We are adaptable and innovative.

Industry experts – Our business is built around 3 core divisions ensuring our consultants offer superior industry expertise to our clients and candidates, ensuring we match the market’s most talented candidates to our clients.

Resilience – Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. It’s an important skill for any recruiter and one of the key ingredients to success – learning to bounce back and to bounce forward.

Synergy – We adopt a partnership approach to both our clients and candidates alike to ensure we are fully aligned with their specific needs, optimising every solution.

Togetherness – “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” As recruiters, people are at the core of everything we do, which is why togetherness unites us and gives us strength.

Bold – Having the courage to do what others won’t, being ambitious and always doing right by our clients, even in the face of adversity, is what sets us apart from our competitors.

Authentic – Everything we do is underpinned by honesty and integrity. By being true to ourselves, we can be true to our clients. Never cutting corners for a fast result. We aim to inspire trust, earn the respect of others and realise our true potential through authenticity.

Strategic – We are always striving to improve ourselves and our service. By understanding our strengths and weaknesses, we can capitalise on what we are good at whilst continuously improving our service for our clients and candidates.

Excellence – We pride ourselves on the high ethical and professional standards to which we adhere to. To achieve such excellence, each and every member of our team brings hard work, constant improvement and greatness to whatever they do.

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