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The Workforce People.

At Thrive Group we match the skills of our candidates with the needs of our clients, offering each the benefit of our wide expertise across Britain's recruitment sector.

Our services help clients deliver.

Services Wheel Workforce planning & advice Professional search Workforce recruitment & managed services

Our services help clients deliver.

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Workforce recruitment & managed service

Across the Thrive network, our dedicated teams connect top talent with temporary and permanent positions in essential sectors. From HGV and delivery drivers to factory line operators and managers, we bring together the finest individuals.

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Professional search

We specialise in sourcing exceptional candidates for a wide range of fixed term, temporary to permanent and permanent roles. Our comprehensive services include thorough checks and assessments to ensure top-quality candidates are placed time after time.

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Workforce planning & advice

Providing expert insight on a range of workforce aspects.

Our workers.

Local people.

With our frontline office network we know the local area, the drive times and bus routes, and pride ourselves in our local employment insight and contacts to deliver a workforce you can rely on.


Our recruitment team ensures your workforce have already undergone the necessary I.D. and reference checks before joining you, helping you focus on operations & performance.

Temp & permanent.

We can provide workers for either temporary or permanent positions, whatever your requirements. There are times when you might want a temporary work to become permanent on your payroll; we can make that happen too.

The app.

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The app.

Employee benefits in the palm of your hand.

With no two days the same, we understand the requirements of workers who want to be able to quickly access the information and support they need, when they need it.

That's why we've created an app with essential employee information and benefits, which is available to all of our candidates.

Find out more about our employee benefits >

Our office network.

Our reach and number of offices across Britain continues to expand as the Thrive Group continues to make acquisitions. Find or contact our current offices here.

Thrive Bolton
Thrive Bolton
Thrive Oldham
Thrive Oldham
Thrive Shepton Mallet
Thrive Shepton Mallet
Thrive Skelmersdale
Thrive Skelmersdale
Thrive Swindon
Thrive Swindon
Thrive Trowbridge
Thrive Trowbridge
Thrive Wakefield
Thrive Wakefield

Our values.

We believe in the power of people to help businesses thrive and that with good work people will thrive too. These values express what we expect of ourselves, our colleagues and in our working relationships. Our aim is to make a lasting positive impact through our work and thrive together. 

There's work to be done and this is how we do it.


We have an appetite to understand. We probe, we qualify, and we learn. We never stand still and always seek out ways to improve and learn more.


We do the right things, but we alsodo them the right way. We can be trusted not to stray from the path even when there is an easier way out. We know that the way we work can be as important as the work we do.


We work hard to succeed, we are relentless in our pursuit of a job well done, and we are resilient along the way. Whatever the challenges we persevere to get the job done.


We build effective relationships with our colleagues, clients, workers, and external stakeholders.We understand the power of the collective, and believe that it’s better to win as a team than fail alone.


We are excited by the prospect of what the future holds, and we set our expectations high. When we strive to achieve we thrive.


We think smart, work hard, and take pride in a job well done. When there’s work to be done, it’s worth doing it well.

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The Thrive Group.

If you are a workforce recruitment business owner, thinking about your legacy and exit, find out more here about joining the Thrive Group.

Great jobs for excellent people.

Looking for your next role? Use our job search to find the right fit.

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The Benefits of Temporary Work: Debunking Myths and Highlighting Advantages

​ Temporary work often gets a bad rap, but the reality is quite different. In this blog, we will explore the true benefits of temporary work and dispel some common myths, with a focus on how it can be a smart career move for candidates!​What is Temporary Work?Temporary work involves employment for a specific period, ranging from a few days to several months. These roles are often facilitated by staffing agencies and can cover various industries and positions.​Advantages of Temporary Work ​Flexibility and VarietyOne of the biggest advantages of temporary work is the flexibility it offers. Temporary roles allow you to choose assignments that fit your schedule, providing a balance between work and personal life. For instance, you can take on a three-month project and then take a month off if you need it without the long-term commitment required in permanent positions. ​Additionally, temp jobs often provide exposure to different industries and roles, which can help you diversify your skills and experience. This is particularly beneficial for those who are early in their careers or looking to make a career change. As of March 2023, there were approximately 1.44 million temporary workers in the UK, highlighting the significant role that temporary employment plays in the labour market. ​Pathway to Permanent EmploymentMany companies use temporary positions as a way to evaluate potential employees before offering permanent roles. This approach, often referred to as "temp-to-perm," allows employers to assess a candidate's fit within the company culture and their performance on the job. For candidates, it provides an opportunity to demonstrate their capabilities and secure a permanent role. Notably, temporary work can be a stepping stone to permanent employment in various sectors, including IT, healthcare, and finance. In fact, a survey found that 70% of employers hire temporary workers to fill permanent positions. ​Skill Development and NetworkingTemporary roles often require you to adapt quickly and learn new skills. This can be a valuable addition to your CV, showing potential employers your ability to handle diverse tasks and environments. For example, you might work in a marketing role one month and a project management position the next, each offering different experiences and skills. ​Furthermore, temporary work allows you to expand your professional network. Each new assignment introduces you to new colleagues and industry contacts, which can be beneficial for future job searches. Building a strong network is crucial in today’s job market, and temporary work provides ample opportunities to connect with professionals across various sectors.​Financial StabilityContrary to popular belief, temporary work can offer financial stability. Temporary roles often come with competitive pay rates, and in some cases, they might even offer higher hourly wages compared to permanent positions to compensate for the lack of long-term job security. Additionally, reputable staffing agencies, like Thrive, ensure that temporary workers receive their pay promptly and have access to necessary employment benefits.​Dispelling Common Myths​Myth 1: Temporary Jobs Are Low-SkillWhile some temporary jobs may be entry-level, many require specific skills and expertise. Temporary roles are available in a wide range of fields, including (but not limited to) IT, healthcare, finance, and engineering, offering opportunities for professionals at all levels. For example, a temporary IT consultant role might require advanced technical skills and several years of experience.​Myth 2: Temporary Work Is UnstableWhile temporary work is, by definition, not permanent, it doesn't mean it's unstable. Many industries rely on temporary workers to meet seasonal demands or project-based work. Temporary workers can often find continuous employment through agencies that place them in successive roles. In fact, Career Moves Group reports a stable and increasing demand for temporary workers across various sectors in the UK. ​Myth 3: Temporary Workers Are Treated PoorlyAgain, reputable staffing agencies and employers value their temporary workers and provide fair wages, benefits, and safe working conditions. It’s important to choose a trusted agency to ensure you are treated well. We know that we are certainly committed to worker welfare, ensuring that all placements meet stringent standards for pay and working conditions! ​Discover the Opportunities with Temporary Work ​Temporary work offers numerous benefits, including flexibility, skill development, financial stability, and potential pathways to permanent employment. Whether you're looking to gain experience, explore different industries, or find a pathway to a permanent position, temporary work can be a strategic and rewarding career choice! If you’re considering temp work, Thrive Group is here to help you find the right opportunities. Our team is dedicated to matching candidates with roles that suit their skills and career aspirations. Explore the possibilities that temporary work can offer and take the first step towards a fulfilling and dynamic career - get in touch today!​

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Embracing Calm: Stress-Free Recruitment with Thrive!

​As April starts to draw to a close, we reflect on Stress Awareness Month and the crucial role of effective stress management in enhancing workplace environments. Even towards the end of the month, it’s a perfect time to assess how you (and your workplace) has managed stress and to consider how strategic recruitment can further alleviate pressures. Thrive's pioneering recruitment strategies offer powerful solutions by transforming recruitment challenges into opportunities for growth and stability. ​The Cost of Stress in UK Workplaces With 1.8 million UK workers suffering from job-related health issues last year, nearly half due to stress, the urgency for effective solutions is more pressing than ever. Stress incurs substantial costs to UK businesses, approximately £28.3 billion annually, according to HSE, underscoring the necessity for proactive stress management strategies. ​This alarming figure not only highlights the economic impact but also stresses the need for innovative practices, such as stress-free recruitment, to significantly mitigate these challenges, fostering a healthier, more productive workforce.​Thrive: Pioneering Stress-Free Recruitment ​1. Efficiency and Expertise: Thrive reduces hiring timelines, alleviating the stress of vacant positions through deep industry knowledge. ​2. Quality and Fit: Meticulous candidate vetting ensures harmonious workplace integration, fostering a positive environment and reducing turnover. ​3. Sustainable Engagement: By aligning candidates with company culture, Thrive enhances long-term retention and minimises stress from frequent hiring. ​4. Innovative Technology: Advanced technology streamlines the recruitment process, improving efficiency and the candidate experience. ​5. Comprehensive Support: Thrive offers extensive onboarding support to ease new hires' transitions and reduce initial stress. ​6. Tailored Solutions: Recognising unique client needs, Thrive customises recruitment strategies to meet specific organisational demands, ensuring a stress-free process.​Proactive Steps to Alleviate Workplace Stress Beyond recruitment, Thrive supports a comprehensive suite of strategies to reduce workplace stress, emphasising holistic employee well-being. This includes promoting flexible work policies that allow for a better work-life balance, providing training programmes focused on stress management techniques, and implementing wellness initiatives such as mindfulness sessions or fitness classes. ​We also advocate for transparent communication channels that enable employees to express concerns and needs without fear, fostering a supportive workplace culture that prioritises mental health and employee satisfaction. ​Work-Life Balance: Advocates balanced schedules and downtime to prevent burnout. Access to Support: Connects employees with mental health resources to enhance well-being. Open Communication: Promotes a culture where stress can be openly discussed, creating a supportive environment. ​Transforming Recruitment with Thrive Reflecting on Stress Awareness Month, let's pivot towards proactive solutions for managing recruitment stress. Thrive offers more than just recruitment; we provide peace of mind by ensuring a seamless integration of new talent into your workplace. ​By partnering with us, you leverage our expertise to enhance your workforce and alleviate stress, setting a new standard for how your organisation handles the pressures of hiring. Embrace the opportunity to transform your recruitment process and improve your operational health with Thrive! Find your local branch here and get in touch today. ​

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Spring Into Action: Renewing Your Career Goals This Easter

As we slowly bid farewell to the winter chill and welcome the vibrant hues of spring, now is the perfect time for rejuvenation—not just in nature but in our professional lives, too! Just as spring symbolises new beginnings, it offers an ideal moment for us to spring into action, revisiting and revitalising our career goals. In the spirit of this season, why not reflect on how your year has been shaping up thus far?The first quarter of 2024 has whisked by, and with Easter upon us, it's a great checkpoint to see how our New Year's resolutions (see this blog) and career objectives are faring. Are you closer to where you envisioned yourself? Have unforeseen challenges redirected your path? Or perhaps you're right on track, steadily advancing towards your goals. Regardless of where you stand, now is a critical time to assess and adjust (where necessary).​Reflecting on progress This season, take a leaf from nature's book. Just as a gardener assesses their spring blooms, take time to reflect on your professional growth. Celebrate the successes, no matter how small, and analyse the setbacks with a constructive lens. This exercise isn't just about ticking off achievements; it's about understanding the journey and learning from each step. It's a known fact that regular reflection and acknowledgement of ‘small wins’ can significantly boost morale and productivity, as highlighted in a study by Harvard Business School.​Realigning with your vision As spring brings clarity and freshness, reassess your career vision. Does it still align with your personal and professional aspirations? Sometimes, as we navigate our career path, our destination might shift slightly. That’s perfectly normal. It’s essential to ensure that your goals are still relevant and meaningful to you. According to a survey by LinkedIn, over 80% of professionals feel more fulfilled when they believe their work aligns with their personal values and goals.​Setting SMART goals Speaking of goals, our New Year's advice about SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound) goals is as relevant now as it was then. Use this springtime momentum to redefine or fine-tune your objectives. Ensure that they are clear and achievable, and set realistic timelines for accomplishing them. Research has consistently shown that SMART goals significantly increase the chances of success by providing clear direction and measurable milestones.​Embracing growth and learning The vibrancy of spring is a reminder to embrace growth and continuous learning. Look for (or continue to look for) opportunities to acquire new skills or deepen your expertise. This might mean attending workshops, enrolling in online courses, or simply dedicating time to read and research in your field. Remember, growth often happens outside of our comfort zones. This proactive approach not only enhances your current skill set but also uniquely positions you for advancement and progression opportunities. ​Staying adaptable and resilient Just as the weather in spring can be unpredictable, so can our career paths. Stay adaptable and open to change. This flexibility can not only help you navigate unexpected challenges but also open doors to new opportunities. Adaptability has been identified as a key skill for career advancement in a rapidly evolving job market, as reported by the World Economic Forum.​​Embrace the season of growth As we continue through 2024, let this spring be a time of renewed energy and focus in your career. Revisit your goals, align them with your core values, and take actionable steps toward achieving them. Embrace the longer days and the promise of new beginnings as catalysts for your professional growth. Let's make 2024 a year of significant achievements and personal fulfilment in our careers. Happy Easter and a joyous, productive spring to all!

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