Welcome to Linear Recruitment
We're an independent, service-orientated recruitment partner. We work with high-calibre people on temporary, contract and permanent positions in construction, rail, industrial and related industries.
With recruitment offices in Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and London, we work throughout the UK and have genuine national coverage through our expert teams of recruitment professionals.
Recruiter of Choice
It's our ambition to be the go-to recruitment partner for both our candidates and clients. We achieve this by placing each person in the role that's right for them. We understand our business is all about people and building strong relationships with all our customers to understand their needs and ambitions. We'll only ever place you in a role that's right for you.Get in touch
Take a look at our Case Studies to find out more about how we've supported our clients to achieve their objectives through high levels of customer service and personal approach to recruitment.
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- Richard Wilkes (Emerson Automation Solutions)
This is a unique market. Dave always seems to find the right applicants, is always honest and always keeps me informed throughout the recruitment process. I would recommend Dave to any engineering company especially companies who require specialist trades.
- Mick Quinn (GMR)
We have used Linear for well over a decade and consider them to be the only agency that fully meets our needs. Their consultants always listen to our requirements and match the best candidates to the roles.
- Caroline Johnson (C Spencer)
We find all of the Linear team extremely helpful and communicative in advising if they have been able to resource our sites as requested. Our contact is extremely knowledgeable about the industry we work in.
- D Howells (Candidate)
Linear stands out from any competitors. There is a reassuring sense of passion and pride to obtain a position that you will suceed in and enjoy. Over the past four years I have had nothing but support and encouragement from my recruitment agency. Linear Recruitment has exceeded all of my expectations
- L Ridgeon (Candidate)
Friendly, always there for you and if half the agencies out there followed suit the recruitment sector wouldn't have hald the negative stigma it has.
- S Bone (Candidate)
The level of contact and communication was 100% every step of the way. I am very impressed with Linear Recruitment’s professionalism and welcoming service. I had registered with other leading agencies but they paled in comparison.
- Ben Simona (Operations Manager)
I have been working with Linear Recruitment for a while and they always deliver. They have a knowledgable, pro-active and friendly team who I have promoted to my colleagues at Wates. I can highly recommend Darren and his team.
- Joseph Yankson (Candidate)
I joined Linear Recruitment through a referral and have since not regretted this. Linear is manned by knowledgable front line staff who listen to concerns and are very quick in response to issues or emails. The rail recruitment team always inform you in advance if there are no shifts for the coming week or if there are any changes and this has always been done in a courteous and professional mann…
- Paul Milburn (Contracts Manager)
I've worked with Linear Recruitment for a number of years as both an employer/client and now a candidate. The team's transparent and honest approach has offered a strong relationship, helping in the selection of candidates. Whilst working with Linear as a candidate, Laura has proven to be proactive and resourceful, whilst always maintaining good communication. She's taken time to understand me as…
- Paul Curry (C G Robinson)
C G Robinson has a good working relationship with Linear Recruitment who has provided plant operatives for the North East area. The team is very professional in their approach to all challenges we have tasked them with, providing a first class service. I highly recommend them.
- Ian Davison (Architectural Technologist)
I have required the services of recruiters twice in my professional career. Lee Hopkin has gained me interviews at well-established Architectural practices. Lee has many contacts in the construction industry and is a recruiter I can trust. I highly recommend the Linear Recruitment team and would not hesitate in contacting them if I require work in the future.
- Lee Blagden (CVC CIvils)
I have used Linear Recruitment for over ten years for the provision of Engineering Professionals and Civils Operatives, in the Water, Rail, and Power and Energy sectors. The Linear staff are always on hand to assist in the recruitment of permanent and temporary appointments to suit our business needs.
- Jamie Moore (Geobind)
I have used Linear for a number of years now. The team always look to understand my business needs and find suitable candidates accordingly. All candidates that I have taken on either both contract or permanent basis have been of a high standard and met requirements that I set out in my brief. Linear is my go-to recruitment specialist at any time that i require new resources
- Dave Linstead (Site Manager)
I first came across Linear 11 years ago when I recolated to the North East. I have always found them to be professional and very helpful. I was recently placed at Kier Living with the help of Jaime, who I find to be very helpful at all times. They keep in touch and have a very good attitude towards their work.
- Danny McCulloch (McCulloch Rail)
We've had a working relationship with Linear over the past 10 years. The service we receive is exceptional and the professionalism within the Company is fantastic. We hope to have a continued working relationship for many years to come.
- Sarah Park (J N Bentley)
Linear has worked with J N Bentley for a number of years supplying white and blue collar people. Linear is a professional recruitment agency supplying people that we require. The service we receive is of a very high quality and we are always professionally dealt with.
- Edward Mountain (Interserve)
Linear acts as a key supply partner for us, ensuring we have labour to meet our requirements and needs. Staff provided are professional, knowledgable and suitably qualified for the roles required, ensuring they get the job done safely and to the standard we require.
- Lorna Smith (WIlliam Lee Ltd)
We have worked with Linear for three years in providing us with temporary labour. The Linear team is friendly and reliable and we find it easy to work with them. Thank you Linear!
- Tom Brown (Seymour Civil Engineering)
Throughout the time I have known Tom Graham, he has always been understanding and proactive, offering only the best service possible. It is very clear he gives 100% to find me the right candidates and is able to handle the pressures and complexities regardless of the timescales. What is key for myself is communication, whether I am looking for a candidate or being continually informed on what the…
- David Howells (Interserve Construction)
I have been affiliated with Linear Recruitment for the past 8 years. Throughout this time Linear has placed myself in Project Management roles and Linear has supplied me with both white and blue collar labour. I have always foud the Linear team very professional in their approach and always there to assist when needed on your request. The team now know the standard of labour I require and it is v…
- Harry Pike (Wates Living Space)
I have always found Linear to be professional in their working practices and the calibre of labour they have supplied has been of a very high standard.
- Eimantes Stepaitis (Candidate)
The staff at Linear are very good. They helped me find a job quickly.
- Will Prew (Create Construction)
The Linear team in Manchester has a positive and proactive manner. The support they give to me, along with their understanding of my needs, is a credit to their business.
- Kristina Paulauskiene (Candidate)
The team at Linear is very good and very helpful. They are a good agency to work for. Thank you!
- Cal Whittle (Site Manager)
I have worked with Linear since August 2018. I have dealt with Jaime Smith from day one and I have always felt appreciated and able to ask for help/advice. I feel that Linear has always gone above and beyond for my needs. I would recommend Linear to my colleagues and always ask them to speak to Jamie as she has always been very helpful and available to me.
- David Garvie (Project Co-ordinator)
I have used Linear many times and they offer a great service. I always get a quick response and the guys supplied are always spot on.
- Mark Swift (Commercial Manager)
I have been very impressed with the service I have received from Geoff Taylor at Linear Recruitment. Geoff has been very supportive of my job search and he has used his contacts and industry knowledge to seek out possible opportunities, not just ones that were already "on their books". Communications have been excellent, with Geoff giving me almost daily feedback on the search - something that fr…
- Mark Swift (Commercial Manager)
I have had a very successful relationship with Linear Recruitment for over 15 years. Firstly as a Senior Manager with a national building contractor recruiting new staff and latterly as a candidate seeking a new role. I would have no hesitation to recommend Linear Recruitment to anybody in either situation.
As a recruiter, I always found that Linear were one of the few agencies who truly list…
On Friday 27th September some of Linear's offices took part in Macmillan Cancer's World's Biggest Coffee Morning.Some of the bakes looked delicious as you can see.
Watch out Mary Berry!
We even decided to have our own Bake Off challenge - …
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Linear's first ever Salary Insights Report is now available.
What have we done?
We have analysed every bit of salary data that we have from April 2018 to March 2019 of candidates placed by us - tempor…