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About Concept Personnel recruitment agency

We have been bringing together the creative and digital sector’s job-seekers and employers for over ten years. Our consultants have actually worked in the industry so we understand its pressures and the type of people that thrive in the creative environment. We talk your language.

Our home patch is the North East and Scotland creative and digital sector, where we have close relationships and a wide network of contacts with hundreds of digital and creative agencies and in-house teams.

Looking for a new job?

We place candidates ranging from web developers and graphic designers to digital marketers and PR professionals, and every type of role in between.

Our jobs page details some of our current vacancies, and our registration process is quick and simple. And if you need some help with your job search, read our useful stuff section for tips and hints on landing a great new job.

Come and see us for some career advice and a chat about how we can help you find your perfect permanent job or short term assignment.

Need a specialist recruiter?

DIY recruitment is a pain in the portfolio. Why drop your fee-earning work to spend time and effort fruitlessly searching for and interviewing people who are not right for your business?

Without sounding too pleased with ourselves, we’ve spent over ten years studying the digital and creative industry, so we are quietly confident that we know our industry and its people pretty much inside out.

Our database holds details of thousands of talented people in the digital, design, marketing and communications industries. From recent graduates keen to climb the career ladder to creatives with years of experience and a need for a new challenge, we know where the stars are.

Employer testimonials

“I met Jo when I moved back to the North East from London and was looking for a job. Several years on we have recruited all our team through Concept.

They understand the challenges of running a young but growing business. Every new appointment marks a critical stage and every person we take on must be exactly right for us, in both skills and personality. Jo’s contacts book, combined with industry background, means she can pinpoint that person with no time wasting. They don’t do the hard sell, we have a real relationship and we get a personal service from experts in our sector.”

Paul Hart

Director, Cargo Creative

I was extremely impressed with Jo and her team, in fact I had a better service from Concept than I’ve ever had from any other Northern or Southern-based recruiter.

They are fast and efficient communicators, provided us with very useful and detailed information on candidates and did the initial assessments and first interviews, so we were able to come up from Southampton to meet the final handful face to face.

Although initially we gave Concept the brief for one role, the calibre of candidate was too good to pass up on and we made two appointments instead of one.  It was a fantastic opportunity to add to our team, and great timing.

The Concept team are both thorough and extremely professional in their approach. The whole process, from start to finish, was brilliant.

Max Kennard

IT Service Desk Manager, Amicus ITS

Candidate testimonials

Having only graduated last summer, and working in a digital marketing agency for the past year, I'm relatively new to the industry. I got in touch with Concept Personnel after having no luck sourcing a relevant PR focused job and was put in contact with Erin. From our initial phone call, to numerous emails back and forth about potential opportunities, Erin has gone above and beyond to make me feel confident and at ease. She sourced the perfect job for me, liaised with me on information I needed for both of my interviews and advised me on anything I was unsure of. Good news is... I got the job! I honestly wouldn't be in the position I am, without Erin's help and encouragement. She was professional and friendly and her knowledge, experience and excellent customer service skills were evident. I can't recommend Erin, and Concept Personnel enough!Thank you again for all your help :)

Chloe Watson

Account Executive

“I’m a freelance artworker and registered with Concept because it’s the only agency in the area dedicated to the creative industries. They are well very connected and have been brilliant at finding work for me, which saves me having to contact design agencies all the time. Going through them also means I can often be working on bigger projects than I might be able to win as an individual. Jo and the team at Concept are always very helpful too, and can advise on industry changes, skills trends and other issues affecting freelancers.”

Karen Sanders