STR was founded in 2000 as a technical recruitment agency with ambitions of becoming a market-leader in fulfilling specialist requirements. Fast-forward to the present day and the STR Group has grown to encompass 12 separate brands employing 150 staff across 5 UK offices, each specialising in their own industry sector,

In 2014, the STR Group was recognised as one of the fastest growing recruitment companies in the UK, ranking an impressive 8th in the “Recruiter Fast 50” in an industry of some 20,000 competitors! Following this in 2016, the STR Group was awarded Growth Business of the Year at the South Coast Business Awards. These are huge achievements and we owe our successes to our fantastic staff – the people who make our organisation great.

In order to continue this amazing growth and success, we are actively seeking more like-minded, talented individuals to join our business in all twelve of our brands;

For more information about the fantastic working environment and benefits available when working for the STR Group, click here

To learn more about working as a Recruiter at the STR Group, visit our day in the life section on this page.

To view and apply for exciting career opportunities within any of our brands, visit our careers section!

Typical 'Day in the Life' of a Recruitment Consultant at STR

8:30am – 9am – Day Planning

  • Catch up on new e-mails and messages. Address any that require immediate action.
  • Plan the key action points for the day

9:00 – 10:30 am – Candidates

  • Contact any new starters, ensure that they have arrived on-site with the client and provide any information or assistance if required
  • Work through short-lists of suitable candidates for current live roles and pre-screen them via telephone/face-to-face interviews
  • Following pre-screening, submit interested and relevant candidates to clients.

10:30 – 11:30 – Existing Clients

  • Contact existing clients to update on the status of all live vacancies, including following up on CVs that have been submitted, discussing their suitability and highlighting the best matches. Agree which to schedule interviews for, and confirm arrangements and format.
  • Qualify any new requirements clients may have. Manage expectations regarding availability of suitable candidates in the market, and arrange timescales for providing a pre-screened shortlist for their consideration
  • Discuss any outstanding or potential offers, provide market intelligence where required, i.e. market rates, skill shortage areas, etc.

11:30-12:30 – Working Vacancies / Candidate Sourcing

  • Source candidates for newly received requirements utilising all possible avenues of candidate generation, including internal database, external job boards, social media and networking
  • Advertise all new and on-going requirements on all available platforms, ensuring to write engaging and interesting content to attract high calibre candidates
  • Contact all sourced candidates about current and prospective vacancies. If not suitable for any live requirements, discuss the type of opportunities that they are interested in and plan a marketing strategy to identify clients that would be interested in their skills
  • Ensure all candidates to be submitted are fully pre-screened, provided with all information about the requirement and client, and are compliant to live / work in the UK.

1:00pm – 2:00pm - Lunch

  • Catch up on any new e-mails.

2:00pm –4:00 – Business Development

  • Work through current target list of clients that we are looking to build relationships with and make business development calls to try and commence a working relationship
  • Follow up on any sales calls made in the previous week to ensure that marketing collateral was received and update on any questions they may have about STR’s services and how we can benefit their organisation

4:00pm – 5:00pm - Interviews / Job Offers

  • Contact all candidates booked in for interview during the next few days and ensure that they have all the information that they need. Provide last minute tips, advice or guidance and go through any questions that they may have about the process.
  • Contact any candidates that we have received offers for – communicate our congratulations, answer any questions they may have, and provide guidance on how to approach the resignation process with their current employer. Arrange start date details for the candidate and organise any required paperwork for their new role.
  • Contact any candidates that have been unsuccessful in interview / application processes and provide constructive feedback for them
  • Update clients on all interview arrangements, start dates of offered candidates, and candidate feedback from those they have interviewed.

5:00pm – 5:30pm – Administration and Planning

  • Complete any outstanding administration for the day, ensuring all notes and documents are up to date on STR’s database
  • Make a bullet point list of outstanding activities that need to be actioned / added to my day plan tomorrow

5:30pm – Home!



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If you are interested in experiencing a new challenge and joining our fast-growing, successful group of companies, please take a look at our current vacancies below.

If you can’t see a specific role that suits your background when reviewing our current vacancies, please still get in touch for an exploratory conversation. We are always open to considering applications from experienced recruiters, talented sales professionals looking to enter the recruitment sector, and / or aspiring graduates looking to build a career within a dynamic and growing business!

Reach out to our internal recruitment team to discuss how the STR Group could benefit your career on 02392 322 308 or via


Recruitment Talent Academy - Trainee Recruiters
Ref: 324234234
£Negotiable plus commission

Looking for a career in recruitment?

The STR Group is the 8th fastest growing recruitment business in the UK and is currently recruiting for our 2016 Talent Academy in November. Based just outside of Portsmouth, we are looking for 10 driven and passionate individuals who are looking for a recruitment career. If you are a graduate or have a passion for sales/direct sales experience this might be the opportunity for you.

Our award winning training offers you the support and guidance you will need to become the best recruiter on the South Coast.

The Academy will involve 1 week’s Business Development training onsite at Quay Point, Portsmouth with one of our founding Directors. Once you have completed the basics, you will spend 3 weeks honing your sales skills within a controlled training environment. Training continues throughout your first year covering resourcing, advertising, social media best practice, database use and advanced business development.

We offer attractive long-term career prospects for motivated, competitive and ambitious people who are confident in using the phone and in face to face meetings, who are looking for the chance to progress their career and accelerate their earning potential.

As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant you will be working in a team of highly motivated, like-minded individuals in a fast-paced sales environment and you should have a proactive outlook as well as a naturally enthusiastic personality.

What we offer:

  • A generous basic salary of £17,000 - £20,000 plus commission
  • A first year total package of £25,000 - 30,000 OTE
  • A clearly defined career path, where rewards are based on performance
  • Corporate benefits package; private healthcare, pension scheme, 23 days’ holiday, Love2Shop vouchers, and team nights out.
  • Comprehensive training with highly experienced trainers, director and recruiters.
  • A team-based working environment
  • A culture that provides financial reward for individual achievements

  • If you are looking for a career in recruitment then get in touch with our Business Support Manager - Jodie Holmes 02392 322 336 or connect via LinkedIn

Recruitment Consultant - Office Services
Ref: HQ4353454
£Highly Competitive, Dependent on experience

Recruitment Consultant – Office Services / Commercial - Edinburgh

MGC, part of the STR Group, are currently looking for an experienced Recruitment Consultant within Office Services / Commercial Recruitment. The STR Group are a national, highly successful recruitment business comprised of 12 niche, specialist brands across 5 offices in the UK. This opportunity is to join our MGC business – a leading recruiter for the Construction and Engineering markets.

This fantastic opportunity has arisen due to accelerated growth across the company and is an excellent fit for an experienced 360 Recruiter who is keen to accelerate their career and play a key role in a team which pushes boundaries, offering a specialist service to some of the biggest brand names in the UK.

MGC have been operating in the Construction and Engineering industry for over 2 years. The market is rapidly growing and this is an opportunity for an experienced Consultant to really shape and define themselves as a specialist recruiter within the commercial and office services niche within this sector.

Why work for MGC?

As well as the typical financial rewards, career opportunity and great team culture, you will be joining a brand that in just 2 years has developed a growing reputation for great service.

MGC is a place where the team is central. It’s a place where the vision and strategy is set by those that work for it and is driven by their energy and enthusiasm. We want people who will genuinely help create a culture and business that you love to work in and see be successful.

For a confidential conversation please contact Cameron Bruce on 0131 510 1104 or email your CV to



Recruitment Consultant - Marine Trades
Ref: STR0013
££ Highly Competitive
Recruitment Consultant (Any Level) – Marine Trades - Navis Due to expansion and high workload within Navis’ Marine Engineering team, we are looking for a Marine Trades Consultant (any level) to join the team. Covering the Leisure, Small Commercial and Superyacht industries, this role will initially be UK focused, however the opportunity is available to expand this into European and International markets. Typical roles worked will be within Manufacturing, Equipment and Service companies. This individual will have complete autonomy and freedom to capitalise on established relationships the team have already, be in a position to develop their own niche within the vast industry with a reputable name in the Maritime market and have the opportunity to work on mixed permanent and contract desk, without limitations. Attractive package available – please apply for a confidential conversation.