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Who are Allen Associates?

For 20 years, Allen Associates has connected outstanding Candidates with Oxfordshire’s leading Employers and small businesses

Get to Know Us

We started with the aim of creating a Recruitment Agency that we would want to use if we were an Employer or Candidate. An agency that would provide an unbeatable service to everyone, every time. It’s this same vision that continues to drive us in every action and every interaction we have with every Employer and Candidate we serve.

Crucially, Employers and Candidates return to us. They quote the excellent service that we provide but also the emphasis we place on understanding their brief.  Our long experience, a database of thousands of high quality Candidates and a team of highly trained recruitment professionals means we are perfectly placed to meet your employment needs quickly, professionally and successfully.

Making recruitment easier for Employers

Demand for top talent is increasing whilst the pool of available talent is harder to find. As one of the biggest independent Recruitment Agencies in Oxfordshire, we have the largest pool of assessed Temporary and Permanent Candidates in the region. This, combined with our rigorous matching process, makes it easier for Employers to secure the best Candidates available, from both on and off the job market.


"Great meeting today with the Number 1 Recruitment Agency in the area - Allen Associates. Professional and proactive service every time, I can highly recommend them...”

Debs Butler, Open Doors

Opening up a world of opportunity for Candidates

No two people are the same just as no two jobs are the same either. Listening to Candidates’ aspirations and then providing them with access to the full range of relevant opportunities is crucial to building trust in our service and maintaining our hard-earned reputation.

Our Consultants have the experience, expertise and knowledge to support and advise our Candidates in finding the next role in their aim for career progression.


“Your agency is outstanding in their communication and care for jobseekers. I am very impressed. Other agencies could learn a lot from you guys.”

Faye Billson

How we started

Allen Associates was established in 1998 by husband and wife team Kate and Rob Allen.

Their goal was to create an outstanding Recruitment Agency that reflects their values of integrity, respect and professionalism and one that is focused on providing outstanding service to the three most important groups of people: Employers, Candidates and the people they employ – their Team.

What started as a partnership between two people has since grown into a strong team that continues this ethos of working in partnership with each and every Candidate and Employer we work with, from the smallest to the largest organisations and across many sectors.

It is this approach that perhaps explains why Allen Associates has become one of Oxfordshire's leading independent Recruitment Agencies over the last 20 years.

Recognition for Allen Associates

We’re exceptionally proud of what we have achieved and to be recognised as true industry leaders.

Investors in People

Investors in People

We’ve been an Investor in People since 2001 and a Gold member since 2013. In July 2017, we again received Gold accreditation from Investors in People – the first and only Recruitment Agency in Oxfordshire to do so. This was the second time we have been recognised for the investment we make in developing our Teams. We firmly believe that the investment we make in ourselves delivers exceptional results for our Clients and Candidates, too.

Recruitment industry Code of Good Practice

Recruitment industry Code of Good Practice

Quality control runs through the heart of all that we are and all that we do. The challenge is always to not only maintain but to continually improve the high standards we set. We were the first consultancy in the region to be recognised by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) – the UK’s industry body dedicated to improving service standards - for our commitment to best practice, and have twice passed their rigorous auditing process.


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