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.

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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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  • 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.  

    Richard Wilkes (Emerson Automation Solutions)
  • 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. 

    Mick Quinn (GMR)
  • 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.

    Caroline Johnson (C Spencer)
  • 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 

    D Howells (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. 

    L Ridgeon  (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.

    S Bone  (Candidate)
  • 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.

    Ben Simona (Operations Manager)
  • 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 manner. The working environment has always made me feel like part of the Linear family.

    Joseph Yankson (Candidate)
  • 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 an individual and align our job search to suit.

    Paul Milburn (Contracts Manager)
  • 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.

    Paul Curry (C G Robinson)
  • 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.

    Ian Davison (Architectural Technologist)
  • 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.

    Lee Blagden (CVC CIvils)
  • 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

    Jamie Moore (Geobind)
  • 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.

    Dave Linstead (Site Manager)
  • 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.

    Danny McCulloch (McCulloch Rail)
  • 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.

    Sarah Park (J N Bentley)
  • 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.

    Edward Mountain (Interserve)
  • 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!

    Lorna Smith (WIlliam Lee Ltd)
  • 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 status of available candidates are, Tom will always be in touch.
    I would recommend Tom without hesitation and will continue to use his services in the future.

    Tom Brown (Seymour Civil Engineering)
  • 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 very rare this standard is not met. It has been a pleasure working with the Linear team, long may this working relationship continue. Thank you to all the team, and a special thank you to Jaime Smith for all her assistance over the past 14 months.

    David Howells (Interserve Construction)
  • 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.

    Harry Pike (Wates Living Space)
  • The staff at Linear are very good. They helped me find a job quickly.

    Eimantes Stepaitis (Candidate)
  • 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.

    Will Prew (Create Construction)
  • The team at Linear is very good and very helpful. They are a good agency to work for. Thank you!

    Kristina Paulauskiene (Candidate)
  • 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.

    Cal Whittle (Site Manager)
  • 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.

    David Garvie (Project Co-ordinator)
  • 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 frustrates me with other agencies and direct recruitment teams. Geoff has secured me two interviews together with discussions over multiple other possibilities. I am very happy to report that one of the interviews has led to an offer which I have accepted.
    Having used Linear at my previous employer for the recruitment of staff, I can also vouch that they are very good and user-friendly from a recruiter's point of view. I would highly recommend Linear Recruitment both to job seekers and recruiters.

    Mark Swift (Commericial Manager)

Latest News

Manchester Marathon Success

Manchester Marathon Success

11/04/2019

A HUGE well done to Linear Recruitment's Hollie Hodkin and Adam Turner on their fantastic achievement in the Manchester Marathon. Hollie ran it in an impressive 4h 46m 28s and Adam a brilliant 4h 56m 41s AND they still managed to look amazing afte…

'Twas the Night Before Brexit....Will We Still Have a House?

'Twas the Night Before Brexit....Will We Still Have a House?

28/03/2019

By Lori TaylorThe eve of Brexit…..What is happening, what is going to happen, what impact will it have on us? As of today, there is still no clarity about what will happen - a deal agreed, no deal, a long extension or revoking Article 50?

What impa…

Adam's Grand Tour of Linear Update

Adam's Grand Tour of Linear Update

25/03/2019

Meet Adam….Adam is Linear’s Chairman and the other half of Team Linear embarking on the epic Grand Tour of Linear cycle ride all in aid of The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity and Weston Park Cancer Charity, kicking off on May 12th.

Adam is …