Recruitment and Employment

undefinedWorking in tandem with partners in the public, private, community and voluntary sectors, The Growth Company supports the employment and recruitment needs of employers, local people and government.

From permanent and large-scale recruitment contracts, to training services - we can provide an employment solution to suit your needs.

Our award-winning ethical recruitment agency provides flexible recruitment services across the country - operating on the same basis as commercial agencies, but with a not-for-profit financial model.


Every year, more than 1,600 employers use our services to develop their businesses and their workforce - from blue-chip companies and small and medium-sized businesses, to public sector organisations.

Local people

With delivery sites across the UK, we’ve helped more than 70,000 people find a job to date.

The Growth Company excels at matching the right people to the right employers in the right way. We’ve provided vital intelligence and practical support for employers and employees alike to make the best choice for their circumstances.

We’ve been proud to support vulnerable people from all walks of life, whether they’ve been long-term unemployed, recently made redundant, faced challenges with disabilities or health conditions, issues with drugs or alcohol, or are trying to get their life back on track after time in prison - we’ve helped them find work and progress in their career.


As well as delivering major government programmes, such as the Work Programme and Work Choice, we’re proud to have won significant contracts like the Working Well Personalised Support Service and the Skills for Employment Pilot.

Our recruitment and employment services:

Aspire Recruitment

Aspire Recruitment is an award-winning, not-for-profit ethical recruitment agency that helps both businesses and individuals by matching the right people with the right jobs in the right way.

Employment Team

The Growth Company supports the employment, recruitment and skills needs of employers, people and government across the north of England and further afield.

National Careers Service

National Careers Service is a publicly-funded careers and skills advice service delivered online, over the phone and in person.