Overseas Recruitment Agency

Overseas Recruitment in Plymouth

Acorn Recruitment (South West) Limited began life as part of the Dartington Foods Group that had a manufacturing base at Lee Mill near Plymouth.

Plymouth's overseas workers

As a manufacturing group we struggled to find local labour to work in the food sector often involving anti-social hours. Acorn first started overseas recruitment in the Plymouth area over 10 years ago but it really took off when the European Union enabled overseas recruitment to move into Eastern Europe.

In 2005 Acorn recruited 80 people on behalf of a group company and was so the client and Acorn were so impressed by the results which raised productivity by 20% we added overseas recruitment in Plymouth and the rest of the South West Region to our portfolio of services.

Any business owners in Plymouth , Devon or Cornwall that have challenges getting the labour they want are invited to get in touch as Acorn has a recruitment solution to most challenges and we tackle the issues from the perspective of the business owner rather the recruitment company.

Facts about Plymouth & Devon

Plymouth is the largest City in the county with £250,000 population in turn Devon is the third largest English county with a population of around 1.1 million people, the 11th largest county in England by population.

Exeter is the county town lies to the North and Torquay on the English Riviera to the East.

Across the river is Cornwall which has many small towns from industrial Saltash and St Austell, the home of the China Clay industry to the county town of Truro.

Devon’s traditional industries were agriculture, fishing and mining. Now tourism and services are the major components of Devon’s economy. Tourism generates over a billion pounds in revenue for the area annually.

The falloff in marine activity means that public service activity is disproportionately high and many skills shortages have had to be covered through overseas recruitment especially in traditional trade skills like bench joinery, welding and food processing.