Permanent Recruitment

Each year we place over 400 people in permanent positions, contributing to making the world sustainable and safe.  

At Principal People we aim to find you the right person who will add value to your organisation for many years to come. We have adopted many techniques in identifying exceptional candidates who are tailored to your organisation with relevant industry experience and qualifications.

For permanent placements, we offer both contingency and retained services which provide the following:

  • A team dedicated to your sector who focus on placements within the same industry as your organisation
  • A detailed qualification of the job description, candidate profiles, responsibilities, key achievements, technical skills and qualifications, character and profile fit for the ideal candidate
  • A search of our active and passive candidates on our extensive database
  • Comprehensive marketing of the role throughout our specialist and generalist job board portfolio 
  • Active social media communication to extended communities 
  • An encyclopaedic coverage of the whole candidate marketplace

In addition, we can perform the following selection processes:

  • Face to face or Skype interviews to match cultural fit for job
  • Psychometric testing for deep understanding of character type
  • Reference and detailed compliance checks
  • Comprehensive remuneration advice using significant data of our own placements in relevant vertical markets to ensure benchmarking of positions are accurate
  • Consultation on offer management to ensure the selected candidate is secured, regardless of other opportunities, especially in candidate led markets

For all placements we offer rebate periods to protect and de-risk your investment.

Call us today to discuss how we can assist you by CLICKING HERE, calling us on 01252 759 162 or email at info@principalpeople.co.uk.    

Employer Testimonials

  • "I worked with Principal People on sourcing a senior H&S manager on a 3 month recruitment project, so speed was of the essence. This is a team process, and Shelby fitted seamlessly into it. Great work completed to a successful conclusion, would be delighted to work with Principal People again.”

    Health and Safety Manager

  • “I have always found Principal People have a very personal approach with regular contact to determine my ongoing needs. Having dealt with Naz, I have found him to be very detail orientated around the brief allowing him to provide me with exceptional candidates.”

    Head of Safety

  • “Melanie started today! I just wanted to say a massive thank you.  You have been outstanding from the moment we spoke. My goodness I work at pace, but you make me look slow. I have really impressed with the service and I have not hesitation in recommending Principal People and we will definitely be working with you again.”

    Health and Safety Manager

  • “I have used Principal People for both permanent and temporary placements within health and safety and pure environmental roles and found both their quality of service and the people they provide to be of a high standard.”  

    Director of HSEQ

  • “...they excelled and demonstrated a track record of submitting successful choice of candidates and consistent follow up with the client to ensuring expectations were met. I have no hesitation in recommending Principal People Recruitment for their invaluable services, with a great return in investment.”

    Interim Head of Health and Safety

  • "Principal People have helped me place several safety and environmental professionals during the past few years. I've always found George and the Principal People team to be professional, easy to deal with and thorough"

    HSE Director

  • "Principal People have once again delivered high calibre candidates for interview ticking all of the requirements for both personality and attitude as well as technical expertise. The service received is always friendly, efficient and very organized."

    Divisional Head of HSEQ

  • “I have used Principle People for both permanent and temporary placements and found both their quality of service and the people they provide to be of a high standard"

    Regional Head of HSEQ

  • "A professional yet friendly service provided, with a good level of support and reliability."

    Head of Health, Safety and Environment

  • "I think the service offered was first class and I felt that Principal People managed to take the administration burden out of the process and trying to ascertain just what I wanted was very good and helpful.”

    Head of HSEQ

  • “We engaged Principal People to source Health & Safety Consultants for our business and I can confirm they have provided a great service.”


  • "The recruitment process can be arduous and in the first instance of my recent recruitment was just that, until I was approached by Principal People. Thorough understanding of my needs, the role and the demands for the position made the recruitment task a lot easier"

    Head of Health and Safety

  • “I recently appointed Principle People to help recruit for numerous positions covering Health and Safety, an Environmental and Sustainability Advisor and most importantly an Associate Director - Environment position. I found the staff to be very professional, spending time to understand our business needs and the type of individuals who would integrate well within our team. Their professionalism and drive to find the right candidate for each role enabled our recruitment strategy to be delivered on time. I would recommend and use Principle People in the future".

    Group SHEQ Director

  • Excellent recruiting agent, extremely knowledgeable in his field and I couldn't have asked for more from Reece. Would highly recommend for fire safety recruitment for anyone who is looking for a job or looking to recruit the correct person.

    Regional Fire Safety Surveyor

  • Reece has good knowledge of the requirements of various roles within the fire sector and understands the required technical ability needed for such opportunities in the market.

    Fire Safety Manager

  • Reece was an excellent communicator and ensured that the right people were put up for the right jobs without just sending through bunches of candidates without thought about their suitability. This attention to detail ensured my time wasn't wasted, and more importantly, the candidates' time which resulted in 3 excellent placements.

    Head of Compliance