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Acorn by Synergie is within the top 1% of the UK's leading recruitment agencies.

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Experience
Experience

Established in 1992, we have over 30 years continuous experience within the sector.

Geographic coverage
Geographic coverage

We have in excess of 30 branches, offices and on-site locations within the UK and are part of Synergie Group which operates in 17 countries and have 800 offices globally.

Scale
Scale

We have over 160 employees and a UK turnover in excess of £100 million.

Temporary Recruitment Solutions
Temporary Recruitment Solutions

We recruit up to 6,000 temporary workers into 1,200 different client companies every week.

Permanent Recruitment Solutions
Permanent Recruitment Solutions

We successfully recruit circa 1,800 permanent employees for clients within the private and public sector each year.

Executive Search
Executive Search

S&You Executive Search is an extension of Acorn by Synergie. S&You Executive Search partner with orginisations across the public, third sector and corporate industries to hire the absolute best in class. Find out more https://www.sandyou.co.uk

How we help businesses like you

Established in 1992, we have over 30 years’ experience across the sectors that we operate in.

We have in excess of 30 branches, offices and on-site locations in the UK alone, and are part of Synergie Group who operate globally in 17 countries.

Here in the UK, we have over 160 employees and have a turnover in excess of 100M.

We offer a range of bespoke services tailored to your needs:

    Dual branded collateral and campaigns

    Proven candidate attraction campaigns

    Successful retention techniques

    State of the art technology

    Highly experienced implementation team

    In-house award-winning marketing team

    Quality & Compliance Department

    A collaborative partnership approach

    Recruitment with integrity guaranteed

Our Executive Search team is well placed to deliver a comprehensive campaign that ensures any senior requirement is managed and promoted effectively to achieve the best quality, volume and diversity for you to hire from. We will guide you through the process, whilst delivering a robust search and a personalised, supportive experience.

Harnessing tomorrow’s technology - we offer a suite of software solutions to fit your business needs. Acorn By Synergie Plus offers an MI real time reporting system, which enables you the client access to a bespoke dashboard and KPI tracker.

Understanding the talent landscape and utilising the most up-to date technology is key to our success. We have invested in market leading talent analytics tool, Horsefly. This provides us with real time worker insights, allowing us together, to recruit the talented individuals you require.

You can have complete confidence in us, as your specialist recruitment partner.

The quality of the recruitment solutions we provide are essential and that’s why we are dedicated to achieving highly reputable industry recognised Accreditations and Awards to acknowledge and represent the professional standards we meet and exceed through our services, internal process and people.

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Candidates successfully placed in job positions

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of our clients return to us for their recruitment needs

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Revenue we have generated per year

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Local. National. Global.

With more than 30+ offices and on-site locations across the UK and internationally, Acorn by Synergie employs expert consultants within specialist industries and is part of the leading global recruitment group, Synergie. We provide local recruitment support on a national level with an international reach.

Local. National. Global.

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We're part of the Synergie Group operating in 17 countries worldwide.

A leader in global human resources management — placing 70,000 job seekers into work every week.

  • €3B turnover
  • Over 800 branches
  • 5,000 employees
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S&You Specialist Recruitment

S&You is Acorn by Synergie's specialist and executive recruitment division. S&You’s mission is to make workplaces the best they can be by bringing exceptional candidates and industry-leading organisations together.

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Industry insights through Technology

Understanding the talent landscape

Within the UK we utilise Horsefly, a market leading talent analytics tool, that provides real-time worker insights, we will work with you to undertake searches for multiple roles to identify where we can provide the talented professional you require.

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Latest news

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Mark Rudge celebrates 25 years at Acorn by Synergie

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Acorn by Synergie Plymouth is named by Seetec Pluss as its recruitment agency of the year

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Harry Lambert appointed as Divisional Manager for Trades and Labour in the South West

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Acorn by Synergie launches new brand S&You

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Acorn Recruitment rebrands to Acorn by Synergie

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Pall invests £60 million in Ilfracombe creating 200 jobs

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Acorn by Synergie supports Newport’s Llanmartin Primary

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3rd annual CEO Kickabout

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Acorn by Synergie staff get set to swim the English Channel for our chosen charity, When You Wish Upon A Star

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Acorn by Synergie praised for supporting emotional wellbeing of its employees

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Key4Life Award Scheme

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Acorn launches Building Services Division

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Reflecting on my first year with Acorn: Managing Director Bernard Ward

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Acorn by Synergie and Edenstone Group join forces to cycle the length of a nation in just two days

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Acorn appoints Group Head of HR amid ongoing growth

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Winners crowned at Wales HR Awards 2022

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Winners crowned at Wales HR Awards 2022

Jodie Tate has been appointed as the new Recruitment Manager for North Wales at leading UK recruiter, Acorn.

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Jodie Tate has been appointed as the new Recruitment Manager for North Wales at leading UK recruiter, Acorn.

Acorn by Synergie joins forces with HM prison services and construction businesses to help people with convictions find work

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Acorn by Synergie joins forces with HM prison services and construction businesses to help people with convictions find work

Acorn appoints Richard Hilliard as its first ever Internal Recruitment Consultant

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Acorn appoints Richard Hilliard as its first ever Internal Recruitment Consultant

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Howmet Aerospace Exeter marks half a century with new recruitment partnership

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New Managing Director for leading recruiter Acorn

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Acorn Operations Manager rows and skis his way to a £5000 fundraising target

Leading Acorn team recognised as Responsible Business Champions Cymru 2020

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Leading Acorn team recognised as Responsible Business Champions Cymru 2020

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Acorn partners with EnCon's The Career Changers - Women into Construction Project

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Acorn awarded place on public services supplier framework

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Best Practice | How Acorn advises an applicant to attend an interview

Winners crowned at Wales HR Awards 2019

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Winners crowned at Wales HR Awards 2019

Recruiting FAQs

Acorn by Synergie provides specialist permanent, contract and temporary recruitment solutions across the UK. We are part of a global recruitment company - Synergie, who operates in 17 countries around the world.

Recruitment can be a huge drain on time and resource, which is why companies choose to use Acorn by Synergie for an honest and reliable service with effective results. With our experience, recruitment process we will save you valuable time and money, attract the right people, increase the reach of your roles and support the growth of your company.

At Acorn by Synergie, we don’t just employ the best recruitment consultants to support your needs, we employ the best consultants with experience of working within the industry. As a result, we know that we can truly offer a recruitment service that understands you and your company’s daily resource pressure and identified people who will truly fit within your business. That’s why 98% of our clients say we understand the industries and environments they work within.

We pride ourselves in keeping up-to-date with the newest technologies.

Acorn by Synergie +, is a new service we offer our clients which allows you the flexibility of having real time management information at your fingertips 24/7. A completely bespoke dashboard where you can manage all your workforce KPI’s in one place.

We have just launched a new service called Acorn by Synergie PROXI. An on-site recruitment solution offering you the client a number of different levels of service depending on you specific requirements.