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, Manchester, Sheffield and Shirebrook, 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 (CPC 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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…
- Aaron King (Candidate)
I used Linear Recruitment to find my new position. Nick Henry assisted with everything that I needed from application stage to the completion stage and beyond. I would contact them again if I am ever in the position for new employment.
- Mark Fox (Client)
Linear Recruitment has provided myself with an excellent service over the years. I have always been given the best rates available. Also any issues I have had have been dealt with fast and efficiently.
Overall they have been a joy to work with.
- Thomas Durden (Senior Site Manager)
As a Client, Linear Recruitment provides a high calibre of individuals to suit all industries and environments, even at short notice. As a candidate, I received a professional service from the whole team at Linear, who secured me a position which was a pefect suit.
- Robin Denton (Client)
Linear continues to be a key supplier of specialist trades, labour and professional staff to us, supporting and assisting with our Civil Engineering works within the electrical generation and distribution sector. A trading relationship of over 10 years is testament to the service provided.
- Les Jones (Candidate)
Linear is right there with you all the way through your contract with regular phone calls to check that everything is running ok and there`s no issues with the regular payments which I receive like clockwork. A good company to deal with.
- Client (Director)
I have dealt with Laura over the past 3 years. With Linear, Laura has provided us with temporary labour, mainly Telehandler Operators and General Operatives.
Laura is a very hard working and genuine person and I have no reservations in providing her with a positive reference.
- Industrial Automation Candidate ()
From our first phone call through to starting my new position Mark was brilliant. Despite the many issues generated by the current Covid situation Mark kept me fully informed of the progress of my application, and since then has contacted me a couple of times to check how everything is going.
Mark's knowledge and former experience in this field meant he was more than able to answer any question…
Gareth TomkinsJuly 2021
As the Covid19 restrictions are starting to ease in the UK, here at Linear we are now seeing a huge increase in interviews including face to face job interviews, which is so pleasing to see. As a result we thought we would p…
As the nation continues to adapt and improve through the pandemic, recruitment across infrastructure is gaining ever-increasing momentum. In order to best support this, Linear Recruitment is combining our Rail & Transport division with both Highways…
Geoff Taylor, our Operations Director, has a successful career as a Recruitment Consultant, having started out with Linear Recruitment over 18 years ago. Here he discusses the role in more detail, and what life as a Recruitment Consultant looks …