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Welcome to PATH Recruitment

Founded in 2001, PATH Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency that provides permanent staffing solutions to clients within the Plant, Access & Tool Hire Industry and related sectors in the UK.

  • We are the leading recruitment consultancy specialising in the rental and related market for the UK

  • We have 12 dedicated recruitment consultants to fulfil our clients requirements

  • We recruit for all positions within our specialist sector from Engineers to Directors

  • Invested heavily through Covid in the latest recruitment technology, giving us a unique advantage

  • We deliver end to end recruitment packages to suit your needs and get results.

Our team

  • ​A stable and organically trained team who understand our ethos, integrity and industry

  • With a team of 15, we have 12 consultants to include General Management, Recruitment Consultants, Resourcers and Apprentices

  • We endorse a fun environment to keep moral high, where emphasis is on the determination to deliver

  • Rewarded with corporate benefits, Incentivised for quality & long term results for repeat business

  • Given the long service, have the ability to quickly recognise and adapt to market trends to take advantage

  • Our team will tailor each campaign to meet your requirements.

Positions we recruit for




Hire Desk





Sectors we recruit for


Fleet Management

Non Mechanical


Waste Management

Material Handling

Commercial Vehicles​

Rail Plant

Vertical Access

Plant Hire

Tool Hire​

Construction Plant

Sweeper Hire

Heavy Plant

Power Generation

Builders Merchants

Cranes / Lifting Handling



And much more!


  • Our consultants have 8-12 years service, providing enviable consistency for our clients

  • Grown an unprecedented loyal national database of 32,000+ candidates specifically for our sector

  • We make the recruitment process easy for our committed clients & heavily rely on repeat business

  • We have helped many clients expand significantly, best achievement £18m-120m in 10 years

  • Built a strong reputation, based on trust, integrity, knowledge and results.

Challenges- Lowest employment for 50 years

The last 2 years has been dubbed as the “Great Reset”

HR leaders faced with toughest challenge recruiting in a booming jobs market

This will affect all businesses ability to grow and deliver, therefore potentially damaging reputation and loss of business

Pandemic created many diverse scenarios for employees “Brexit” aside

  • Quit work

  • Work Part Time

  • Work From Home

  • Stay put

  • Re-join past employer

  • Move Jobs

  • Serial applicants ”Try your luck” strategy

Many employees want security, be appreciated & part of a culture

Seek an enjoyable job, greater rewards, benefits and / or more money

Recruitment made easy

  • PATH take the headache out of recruitment enabling you to focus on your core business

  • We deliver an end to end recruitment package to suit each business and budget

  • We have a proven business search model based on delivering quality & results

  • Countless employers use our services exclusively, some since trading in 2001

  • Gained a unique trust from candidates who are managed carefully

  • An unprecedented national database of 32,000+ candidates and a thriving social media network of contacts within all associated sectors, nationally.

  • Exclusively tailor each search & selection campaigns to meet clients needs, one size does not fit all.

  • Liaise and maintain contact with clients throughout the recruitment process, but still keeping involvement to a minimum.


  • Working together is key and strive to work in partnership with all clients

  • We experience challenges on an ongoing basis, where our job is to deliver potentially suitable candidates, minimise disruption from ghosting & no shows which is rife, but only works commitment with transparency from our partners.

  • Our process is to identify and track down the best people for each position, which is at least twice as long as it was 2 years ago, ensuring all avenues are explored

  • Testing candidates suitability and commitment before sending CV’s is essential

  • Every means possible is invested at all hours, to ensure no one left behind

  • Our process is designed to get commitment very early on in the process

  • Therefore imperative we work to an agreed job specification and interview deadline

  • Not everyone is perfect, therefore many successes come from our ability to adapt, offer a consultative approach, to find an alternative match

  • If we don’t place a candidate we don’t get paid, we survive because we get results

Account Manager

How we do this:

  • Assign a personal Account Manager to work with each hiring manager to determine the business needs, timeframe and tailor a recruitment package.

  • We invest by carrying out a 30 stage process to ensure the best and most suitable candidates have been identified and considered – This includes but is not limited to: Providing a selection of experienced candidates sourced by a variety of means including: our PATH database, network and reputation, agreeing a marketing budget including exposure on the Path Website, numerous arenas including job boards and all social media platforms. If the role is confidential we tailor our searches accordingly

  • We profile to match candidates, conduct preliminary interviews to filter candidates to determine commitment and suitability

  • We arrange all interviews to ensure fully prepared

  • Negotiate all offers of employment

  • Provide post feedback to every candidate

  • Maintain dialogue throughout resignation period to keep engaged, spot distractions

​All we need from you is Transparency

  • Has all internal efforts been exhausted or considered?

  • A commitment to exclusivity, interview and offer quickly with target dates agreed on instruction along with progression opportunities

  • A job description or person specification that meets the expectation of the candidate required, including benefits, vehicle type, training. Listing essential or desirable qualifications if required.

  • The name of any conflicting businesses/customers to avoid

  • Avoiding a duplication of candidates


​"A great recruiter for a niche market. They take note of full requirements and only put forward suitable candidates. Have successfully placed multiple candidates that are fully suited to our business. Highly recommend."

" It's always a great pleasure to deal with you and Path Recruitment. You go the extra mile for us every step of the way from finding the right applicants, arranging interviews, communicating employment offers and keeping in touch with both the successful candidates and us right up to start date and beyond."

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