Overseas Recruitment Agency

Migrant Workers in Bath

Acorn Recruitment (South West) Limited is based a few miles outside of Bath and is a local recruitment company able to help to match local candidates with employers. Originating to satisfy the direct business needs of the Managing Director Chris Slay who has businesses in the area Acorn has been supplying migrant workers to Bath for over 10 years.

Bath's migrant workers

Bath and the surrounding towns had the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union at the start of this century and growing businesses had to turn to migrant workers particularly within the hospitality and industrial sector. This lead to an influx initially of Portuguese migrant workers into the area but since the European Union opened up in 2005 Eastern Europeans and particularly Polish workers are very much in evidence in the area. We believe Acorn was the first business in the region to introduce migrant workers to Bath in 2005 and it remains a speciality.

We think from the Employers perspective and being local it easy for us to be on hand to deal with any recruitment needs.

We can offer direct recruitment for a fee but many clients like our outsourced route where we employ the people and sub contract them to you on a long term basis. Acorn directors recognise that one of the major criticisms of temporary agencies is staff churn and it is our policy not to do this so that you get a better return on the investment you have made on training.

If you are interested in our services we are only a phone call away or if you prefer use our quick enquiry form and we’ll get to you having done some research.

Some facts about Bath and its environs

Bath is a spectacularly beautiful city which stands on the River Avon among the hills of England’s West Country. The city’s compactness and striking architecture – Roman baths and sweeping Georgian terraces – combine to produce one of the most elegant sights in Europe. The ancient Celts, who first inhabited this area, believed that Bath’s hot springs were sacred, but it was the Romans who built the temple and the famous baths – now restored to their original grandeur.

In the early eighteenth century, under the direction of the socialite, Beau Nash, Bath became England’s premier spa town, where the rich and celebrated members of fashionable society gathered to ‘take the waters’ and enjoy its theatres and concert rooms. During this period the renowned architect, John Wood, laid the foundations for a new Georgian city to be built using the honey-coloured stone that gives Bath its mellow and indefinable quality.

However, Bath is far from a fossilised museum piece. Engineering and publishing as well as tourism are important sources of revenue. With a resident population of 84,000 rising by many thousands each day you will hear a rich mixture of accents from locals to Polish workers or Americans and Japanese. Other than tourism most of the businesses are located on the periphery of the city which is just as well as parking is a nightmare.

London is approximately one hour and a quarter from Bath and Bristol is about fifteen minutes away by train. For those seeking quieter retreats, Bath is surrounded by beautiful countryside, with the Cotswolds to the north, the Mendips to the south-west and, just across the Severn Bridge, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. The coast at Weston-super-Mare or South Wales is also within easy reach. Somerset market towns within an hour’s drive of Bath would include Frome, Midsomer Norton, Shepton Mallet and the Wiltshire county town of Trowbridge. Taunton, the county town of Somerset lies in the south of the County but is surrounded by the Quantock, Blackdown and Brendon hills and is worth a day trip.