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We understand how hard it can be to find the right job, so let us help.

Working on your behalf

Why use a Recruitment Agency to find your next job?

If we were job seekers ourselves, we would probably ask the same question. After all, there are umpteen jobs boards, websites and social media channels that all advertise jobs. 

Well, it’s because we’re experienced experts, we partner with hundreds of Oxfordshire and London Employers and we have a dedicated presence in the recruitment arena. Plus, it is our day job and not just a time-consuming addition. Most importantly, we put a huge effort into understanding your precise needs and matching those with the right job and the right Employer.

We also understand how hard it can be to find the right job, especially in areas such as Oxfordshire and London that have some of the highest employment rates in the country and huge numbers of attractive opportunities. Sifting through those that are available and relevant to you is a daunting and time consuming task. That’s where we can help.

Why choose Allen Associates?

Choosing which Recruitment Agency to help you with your job search is as important as deciding the Employer that is right for you.

Unlike many of our competitors, we conduct face-to-face interviews with each and every Candidate we register. This pays real dividends in that we get to know you, your motivations, career aspirations and strengths so that we can find the right opportunities for you and not waste your time with unsuitable roles.

Read our blog Why use a recruitment agency to find your next job.

Each Candidate we register, regardless of whether they are seeking a Temporary or Permanent position, undergoes an in-depth screening process. This enables us to better match you to the right Employer.

It is estimated that we spend an average of 70% of our waking week at work, so isn’t it important that this time is spent doing a job that you really enjoy with an Employer who can provide you with the right opportunities to take your career to the next level? Finding that ‘perfect’ fit for you is what we do best.


“Thank you to the team for your help and support with my job search. I hugely appreciated the regular contact that I received which was a refreshing change and a great experience compared to other recruitment agencies I have used in the past. I will definitely contact Allen Associates again in the future in relation to my career.”


We listen to you

Hiring is a two-way street - you talk and we listen. We take the time to fully understand what you want from your next position.

We're not interested in just filling jobs, that's not how we have built our business over the last 20 years. Our focus is on you - your aspirations and your individual needs.

You’re not a number

No two jobs are the same, just as no two people are the same either. One person’s priorities, requirements and ambitions for their career will be very different to someone else’s and it is our job to understand precisely what these are. We can help to position you as the Candidate of Choice for those Employers who best match your requirements and we will only match you to positions that are right for you.

Not getting me

How we can help?

For over 20 years, we have built a network of the very best and progressive businesses in all industry sectors who we can approach on your behalf and help you to find your perfect role.

To ensure we help you to stand out ahead of other Candidates to a potential new Employer, we seek to make the most of your skills, strengths and experience to date.

We do this not by following what it says on your CV, but by finding out more about you – what you are interested in, your aspirations, attitude to work, preferred working environment and personality style. Ensuring that the company you work for is the right personality and cultural ‘fit’ for you is as important as the job itself.


“I love the job and I feel very lucky to be working in such a prestigious and beautiful place. I would also like to say that you have all been so friendly, efficient and professional. I have done a lot of agency work in the past and you have been the best agency to work for by far!”

Opening up new opportunities for you

From the biggest to the most innovative and fast-growing businesses, we have accrued an in-depth working knowledge of the marketplaces in Oxfordshire and London that is second to none.

But we don't just know the roles that are in demand in the here and now, we are also privy to those coming up in the near future and the types of Candidates they will be looking for. So, whether you are looking for a Temporary or Permanent role within the HR, Marketing, Finance or PA and Administration sectors, we can help you.

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“From start to finish, the experience was wonderful. Allen Associates really stand out from all other recruiters. I put this down to them meeting you and being personable and actually having a vested interest in you. You feel like a person, not a number with them. Thanks again for everything!”

Rachel Ennis

“Very professional and not at all ‘salesy’ which is a refreshing change. The consultants I had contact with all seemed to know what they were talking about. I’ll come again!”

Gillian Gammon

“Everyone I have spoken with is incredibly polite, professional, and easy to work with. All updates have been timely, replies to contact have been near instant, and in general everyone has been friendly and efficient. So thank you!”

Rosanna Sheehan

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