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About us

UK Built Environment & Technical Recruitment Specialists

Carrington West is an award-winning recruitment company providing technical talent to the UK highways, transport & infrastructure, town planning, property, water & environmental, utilities, power & telecoms, building & construction and rail industries. We recruit interim, temporary and permanent professionals from entry to board level across multiple disciplines for private and public sector organisations.

Each of our specialist teams consist of consultants who are experts in the sectors they service. They understand the unique challenges our clients and candidates face and have successfully formed long-term partnerships that lead to time and cost-efficient solutions. We work on contingent, preferred supplier or sole supplier agreements and are ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO27001:2013 accredited and RISQS and Achilles registered.

Founded in 2011, we have grown quickly due to the passion, integrity and excellence of our people who consistently deliver outstanding levels of service so our clients and candidates can achieve their goals. We are active members of the recruitment community striving to improve industry standards as REC members and we have proudly achieved Investor in People Platinum status.​ In 2022, we were proudly awarded UK Employer of the Year (Platinum) by the Investor In People Awards.

Our vision is to be the best possible employer and the best possible recruitment partner for all stakeholders within our chosen sectors. We will achieve this with our mission of re-defining standards of recruitment excellence and consistency of exceptional service. This is accomplished with the recruiting, developing, and retaining of our own employees who are of the highest calibre and potential whilst recognising and rewarding their effort and results.

Our Values

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Passion, Integrity, Excellence

Our company values are important to us and define who we are and the way in which we conduct business.

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We embrace and uphold the highest standards of personal and professional ethics, honesty and trust. This drives our long term views and ambitions.

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We are passionate about what we do striving to provide solutions for our customers. We are motivated to meet and solve the challenges our customers face.

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We are committed to be the best we can be in all that we do. This along with our ability and experience ensures we continue to build a reputation for excellence within the industries in which we operate.

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Helping you find your next job

Whether you need advice on your long term career or you are looking for a short term fixed contract, our team of specialist consultants are here to help. We provide support at every step of your job search including career advice, interview preparation, CV writing and help with the more complex areas such as sector specific compliance requirements and IR35.

Our Sectors

We work with some of the biggest names in the UK built environment sector meaning we can bring you the best jobs in some of the leading organisations in the UK. These include major infrastructure design, planning and contracting organisations, national government departments, local authorities, engineering design consultancies, utilities providers and construction companies. For more information and jobs in our buildings & construction, highways & infrastructure, rail, town planning, property, water & environmental and utilities & power sectors, click here.

Interested in recruitment? Visit our "Work For Us" page to find out more or view our current vacancies.