About us

We’re all about people

Even in an increasingly digital age, people are the greatest asset a business can have. That’s why, here at Recruit Cumbria, our mission is to match talented people with great employers so that both can succeed in their goals.

Recruit Cumbria is a Cumbria based multi-sector recruitment agency which is owned and managed by Paul Murphy. Paul began his recruitment career with Brook Street Bureau PLC in 1983 and has since worked for some of the UK’s largest recruitment agencies including; Adecco, Kelly Services, Pertemps and Prime Time Recruitment.

Recruitment is ultimately about people and that’s exactly why we champion personal service which is supported, and not replaced, by the very latest talent acquisition, applicant tracking, job board and customer service technology.

Whilst we have almost 40 years of experience in the industry, we also strive to embrace innovation and find new ways of working.

Recruiting in Cumbria and beyond

Our central location in Cumbria is equidistant between Barrow and Carlisle which means we are in a great position to service the whole county including; Ambleside, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Cockermouth, Kendal, Keswick, Maryport, Millom, Penrith, Ulverston, Whitehaven, Windermere, Wigton, Workington and all surrounding areas.

We offer a free, personal and confidential service to our candidates and a professional, bespoke and cost-effective service to our employer clients.

For Employers

As one of the Cumbria’s most experienced recruiters, Recruit Cumbria Ltd provides permanent, contract and temporary staffing solutions across all sectors and industries throughout Cumbria

Permanent recruitment solutions

Creating a recruitment campaign, managing the process and ensuring you have found the right candidate to join your team can be extremely time consuming and costly. Our permanent recruitment service takes care of all of this for you. What’s more, if we can’t find the right person for you, we will not charge you a penny.

Temporary staffing services

The flexibility, experience, skills and expertise of temporary or a contingency work force can create a positive impact on organisations looking for short-term resources and specialist skills to transform their business or department.

For Candidates

At Recruit Cumbria Ltd, we make finding your next job simple and stress-free. No more searching countless job boards. Just one easy place to find some of the best jobs in Cumbria and the Lake District.

The perfect employer for you

We appreciate how important your career is to you and we will take the time to get to know you, understand your aspirations and goals, and find out what is most important to you. Only then will we try to match you with the perfect employer.

Free and confidential service

Naturally your confidentiality is hugely important to us, which is why we operate a strict privacy policy. Our service is free to job seekers and you’re under no obligation to go for any positions you don’t feel comfortable with.