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Introducing Allen Associates

For more than two decades, Allen Associates has helped Oxfordshire’s leading employers and small businesses to find quality Permanent and Temporary staff for roles at all levels in PA and Administration, Marketing, HR and Finance, and we are proud to have replicated this success in London.

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Our Ethos

Allen Associates was set up in 1998 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, tangible benefits and added value every time. It’s this vision that continues to drive us today in every action we take and every interaction we have with every Client and Candidate we serve.

Crucially, our Clients and Candidates return to us. They quote the excellent service that we provide but also the emphasis we place on understanding their brief and delivering on it.  Our long experience, a database of thousands of high quality, pre-interviewed Candidates and a team of highly trained recruitment professionals mean we are perfectly placed to meet our Clients’ employment needs quickly, professionally and successfully.

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Making recruitment easier for Employers

The global pandemic has turned the recruitment world on its head, with rising unemployment and increasing numbers of job-seekers looking for work. With roles in Oxfordshire and London in high demand, many employers are finding the recruitment process overwhelming.

This is where we can add significant value. We have a large database of readily available and pre-interviewed Candidates that we will assess against the specifics of your brief. This enables us to select and put forward a small handful of top quality Candidates that we have identified as having the skills, capabilities and traits you are looking for so that you can be confident of an excellent match.

We will provide practical advice and support at every stage of the recruitment process, doing as much or as little as you need us to, managing all communications and ultimately negotiating the terms of the successful appointment.

Recruitment is a hugely time consuming process which can be an unwelcome distraction when you have numerous other HR or business priorities. Our involvement will save you time, and ultimately money, by taking the whole process off your plate and connecting you to some of the best Candidates on the market, quickly and efficiently.


"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

Supporting Our Candidates

You are as individual as the businesses and organisations, cultures, roles and teams we recruit for which is why we listen carefully to your aspirations and work hard to find the ideal role for you.

One of the things that sets us apart from many other recruitment agencies is that we interview every Candidate we register, regardless of whether you are looking for a permanent or temporary role.

Unfortunately, in the current climate where the number of job-seekers is rising daily, we have had to pause our general registrations and focus instead on Candidates applying for specific vacancies that we have advertised.

If any of our advertised jobs catch your eye, and if your skills, experience, capabilities and aspirations meet the specified criteria, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.

If you have already registered with us, please rest assured that we will contact you if you are a suitable match for any of our vacancies.


“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 reflected their values of integrity, respect and professionalism and one that was focused on providing outstanding service to Employers, Candidates and their Team.

What started as a collaboration between two people has since grown into a strong team that continues this ethos of working in partnership with each and every Candidate and Client, from small, ambitious businesses  to the largest employers, across many different sectors.

It is this people first approach and obsession with service excellence that perhaps explains why Allen Associates has become one of Oxfordshire's leading independent Recruitment Agencies with a growing reputation in London.

Recognition for Allen Associates

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

Investors in People Gold

Investors in People Gold

We’ve had Investors in People status since 2001 which reflects our commitment to our team and translates into an even better service for our Clients and Candidates. We have gone on to achieve the Investors in People Gold Accreditation twice, becoming the first recruitment agency in Oxfordshire and one of the first in the UK to do so.

Recruitment industry Code of Good Practice

Recruitment industry Code of Good Practice

We were the first Recruitment Agency in Oxfordshire to be recognised for our commitment to best practice by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) - the UK’s industry body dedicated to improving service standards - and have twice passed their rigorous auditing process. Quality runs through the heart of our business and we are committed to a culture of continuous learning and development to ensure we constantly improve the high standards we set.


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Our team of recruitment experts produce weekly content to shine a light on the latest news and trending topics for employers looking to recruit or candidates needing help and advice within the industry.

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