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About Sanderson

 

The idea of partnership is at the heart of everything we do.

We are a global recruitment solutions company with four decades of experience. The idea of partnership is at the heart of everything we do at Sanderson. We listen to your challenges, and work with you to create tailored solutions.

Our services vary from individual permanent or contract hires, to the deployment of high performing project teams, and from executive search to fully outsourced recruitment solutions, including RPO and MSP.

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Our People

Whether it is a fully outsourced solution or a single candidate placement, our people are specialists in their field. With 40 years in the industry, our team have expert knowledge and experience to help you secure the right talent for your business.

Our Values

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    Collaboration

    We Collaborate as 'One Team', delivering great outcomes for our clients, candidates and the community.

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    Bravery

    We are confident to speak out when we have an idea that can make things better.

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    Simplicity

    We always look for opportunities to make things straightforward.

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    Commitment

    We do things the right way and set high standards.

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    Reliability

    We do what we say we are going to do and are available to support clients, candidates and colleagues in the community.

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Our commitment to being a responsible business

We believe that success is not only measured by financial gains, but by the positive impact we make on the people and world around us.

Our Partnerships

Our History

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    We were founded in 1980s by Keith Dawe

    Sanderson was founded in 1982 by Keith Dawe, opening our Permanent recruitment business and later expanding into Contract recruitment.

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    In the 1990s we offered Outsourced Solutions

    We grew our business to offer Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Managed Service Programmes (MSP).

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    We continued to grow our services further

    Our specialist Government & Defence business was formed, and we started to deliver Executive Search services and enhance our Project Consulting Services.

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    We expanded our regional offices in 2012

    With offices opening in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff, Dublin and Glasgow.

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    And in 2019 we went global

    Sanderson goes global and opens offices in international business hubs Hong Kong, Singapore, India and Australia.

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    We are still evolving and innovating today

    Head quartered in Bristol, today we're 550 employees strong, working in partnership with our clients to deliver bespoke talent solutions globally.

Our Client & Candidate Testimonials 

  • “Together we built one of the best teams I've worked with in the platform delivery space. Sanderson always react quickly and are able to fill any gaps in our needs through their wide network of associates.”
    Programme Director in Financial Services
  • "The experience for candidates and the business is miles apart when working with Sanderson. They get under the skin of the role to really understand our culture and ethos and give us the edge as the place to be for candidates exploring the market."
    Managing Director at a large insurance and consulting firm
  • "When we visited their office we met authentic and professional individuals, and that was backed up by the implementation team. They delivered a robust project plan and it was clear they'd done a lot of this well in the past."
    Head of Talent Acquisition at a large insurance company
  • "We started work with Sanderson to embed a new digital Total Talent solution to manage our varied and complex resourcing and recruitment needs. Their partnership approach, knowledge of the market and relationships enabled us to concentrate on the business, knowing we're in safe hands."
    Head of Resourcing at a leading life and pensions provider
  • "Sanderson ensure the team keep in touch with the candidate throughout the onboarding process, they keep us in the loop, are responsive to feedback and easy to reach. We're always informed given advice on how to navigate the candidate market."
    Managing Director at a large insurance and consulting firm
  • "Since the beginning the recruiter has been amazing. She's professional and hardworking, provides updates promptly and her friendly manner makes the whole recruitment process much less stressful - the best recruiter I've ever met!"
    Candidate feedback
  • "The best recruiter I've worked with! He was super friendly, incredibly helpful in ensuring I was prepped and nothing was too much of an ask."
    Candidate feedback

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      Nick Walrond
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      Daniel Simmonite
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