Acorn Recruitment is part of the award-winning Acorn Group which comprises of the following companies:



In 2006 global recruiter Synergie acquired a majority stake in Acorn; an investment that underpinned its commitment to supporting companies operating internationally; and one that has helped to propel Acorn's expansion across the UK.

Synergie is an established, leading recruiter across Europe, Canada and Australia, with some 600 branches in 15 different countries placing 55,000 agency workers on a weekly basis, and serving over 95,000 different clients.

It is a €1.7bn business, making it the 5th largest recruiter in Europe, 15th Globally and one of the foremost worldwide.

To find out more please visit the Synergie website

Synergie Group

Acorn Global Recruitment

Operating from the UK, Acorn Global Recruitment provides specialist recruitment services and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) for companies looking for skilled professionals to working around the globe.

Acorn Global is well positioned to assist companies on an individual assignment basis through to delivering complex recruitment process outsourcing operations.

Our knowledge and expertise, coupled with our use of technological innovations in candidate capture, assessment and selection ensures we provide a premier service to a host of international blue-chip businesses such as BIS Group, Downer EDI mining, Azimuth Resources, Mineral Deposits and many more.

For further information please visit the Acorn Global website  


Synaco is a subsidiary of the Acorn Group of companies.  Working closely with Acorn Global Recruitment, it was established in Australia in 2012 in response to the increasing demand for international recruitment for various mining companies. Following the success of this venture, the company identified an opportunity for local recruitment services and as a result, has grown into three States and Territories. Synaco Global Recruitment now has an active presence in Perth, Northern Territory and Adelaide.

Synaco works with a wide number of industries, filling both blue and white collar roles, with Australian recruits whilst continuing to work closely with businesses in a bid to recruit overseas staff.

For further information please visit the Synaco website



Being part of the Acorn Group, Exxell effectively operates as the UK's specialist technical division of Synergie, and provides permanent, contract and temporary recruitment across the engineering, rail, facilities management and construction sectors UK-wide.

With offices in London and Southampton, the Exxell team has many years' experience of supplying a broad spectrum of skilled and semi-skilled labour for clients such as Invensys, NG Bailey, Network Rail, Balfour Beatty, and many others.

For further information please visit the Exxell website

Acorn Learning & Development

Acorn is a leading provider of training, learning and development solutions with 1000+ individuals receiving training from us each month.

We design, deliver and evaluate a comprehensive range of training and development solutions to service both employers’ and employees’ individual needs. We establish the most effective support required for all training services and ensure that our clients access the most professional standards of delivery, flexibility and customer service to enhance their competitive edge.  Courses are developed at different levels, tailored specifically to address the existing and on-going business / performance expectations of the company and include:

  • Accredited Foundation Apprenticeships, Apprenticeships & NVQs
  • Funded training initiatives
  • Management & leadership development, including ILM and Foundation Degree options
  • Open-courses business
  • Consultancy services
  • IT courses from Basic to Advanced level
  • Retail skills shop including Guide to Successful Retailing, WorldHost

As an approved training partner, Acorn provides advice and support in relation to the availability of Government funding at regional, national and European levels, which in many cases means we can provide the staff development programmes at greatly-reduced cost, or even fully-subsidised to the employer.  We can also provide accreditation for in-house courses.

To find out more please visit the Acorn Training website