We know our stuff

Having placed more than 16,000 candidates in a variety of roles within some of the best businesses in Gloucestershire and the South West, we have an excellent track record for recruitment success. Working across our three key divisions – Commercial, Engineering and Industrial – we not only know the recruitment industry inside out but our specialist industries too. Whether you are looking for a design engineer, a new HR manager or a mechanical fitter, we have the knowledge and resources to provide you with a first-rate, comprehensive recruitment service.

We’re just the right size

As a rapidly growing business with strong foundations, our size is our strength – small enough to care but large enough to deliver. Our recruitment consultants have a genuine passion and drive for what we do, coupling together the attention and personality of a small business with the vast network and capacity of a large one. We are proud of the deep understanding we have of our key divisions, as well as our capacity to swiftly respond and adapt to clients’ needs.

We’ll never cut corners for a fast result

As a business, we strive to provide the highest quality service possible. The First Base Employment team is very proud of the manner in which we operate and how we consistently uphold our high professional standards in what is an increasingly competitive market. As such, we will never cut corners or use sharp practice to get a fast result, opting to achieve long-term recruitment success through expert knowledge and a wealth of industry contacts instead.

Let’s find your perfect candidate


If you’re new to the world of recruitment, it can be difficult to know where to start. This is why we do our best to answer all of your recruitment questions from our very first interaction with you. Visit our Insights and Downloads page to find out more.

Meet the Team

From the excellent outcomes we achieve for our clients and candidates to how we give back to our community, we couldn’t be prouder of our team. Click here to find out more about what sets First Base apart.


One of our primary aims as a business is to make the recruitment process easier for everyone involved. With this in mind, we have put together a range of useful job resources for you to use and learn from. To find out more, visit our Insights and Downloads page.

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