Thinking of going freelance or becoming a contractor? Or already established yourself and want to widen your network of clients?

The Candidate is the recruitment agency for you!

We have over 35 years’ collective experience in the contract and freelance space and are on hand to help with whatever you may need.

Services we provide:

  • Quickly & efficiently finding your next placement
  • Telling you about new bookings before we go out to market
  • Advice on IR35
  • Guidance on daily or hourly rates, against the market average
  • Recommendation on the best payment type for you (Limited Company, Umbrella, PAYE etc.)
  • Support on timesheets
  • Assistance on curating your perfect portfolio or crème de la crème CV

Sectors we work in:

  • Agency – creative, digital, integrated, events, or PR
  • Fashion & retail
  • Sports
  • Finance, technology & IT
  • Healthcare & pharmaceutical
  • Charities & non-for-profits
  • B2B & B2C
  • Media & broadcast
  • Government & public sector
  • Leisure, travel & tourism
  • Plus many more!

“The Candidate is the only recruitment agency I will use for freelance now. I was recommended to them by a good friend and honestly, it’s one of the best processes I’ve ever had. I have found consistent work and they call each week to check-in regardless of bookings or not, which is very rare! They are knowledgeable and are well connected in the industry – I’ll be recommending them to others!” – Mike - Art Director, London



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