Behind every brand, there’s The Candidate.

We search for talent that achieves. Your Digital, Marketing, Analytics, Creative and Technology Recruitment Specialists.

Your quality, connected recruitment partner.

We search for talent that achieves in Digital, Marketing, Data, Creative and Technology sectors.

Your most important step is the next one.

Finding the talent who innovate in Digital, Marketing, Data, Creative and Technology sectors.

Our Expertise

The Candidate is the leading marketing recruitment agency sourcing the UK’s top talent in digital, marketing, analytics, creative and technology. We’re proud to support the future of UK businesses and beyond.

We're the best recruitment agency for digital marketing jobs in the UK, having placed thousands of candidates in digital jobs since 2012. Our extensive database and effective sourcing techniques mean that we’re the experts in digital recruitment, identifying the best candidates for our clients’ openings in quick timescales resulting in long-term placements.  

We understand how to recruit the best candidates for the marketing jobs we recruit for as many of us are from marketing backgrounds. Coupled with an outstanding recruitment service, we help candidates develop their marketing careers in some of the best job opportunities in the UK. Whether it’s a marketing agency position, or client-side opportunity, we’ll work to ensure the best recruitment experience and outcome for clients and candidates.

Data and analytics jobs complement the marketing recruitment we undertake for many of our clients. We’ve built a large database of many top-quality candidates and have a record of working with clients to effectively place them in both permanent and contract roles. Our specialist recruiters in this area will advise you on the level of candidate you’ll need to ensure effective recruitment to complete any project or ongoing role.

We have many creative jobs available at all levels across this inspiring and ever evolving industry. We’ve worked with candidates throughout their creative careers and worked with many agencies and companies on the best creative jobs in Manchester and across the UK. Our creative consultants will work to identify the best candidates, whether they are active or passive, from our extensive creative database.  

Work with the best tech recruitment agency who has placed candidates in many tech jobs, including recruitment of developers of all types, engineers, leads, designers and project managers to name a few. Our tech recruitment consultants understand emerging tech and what clients need in order to fulfil their projects. We have candidates available to immediately fill contract and permanent roles.

What we do

Our Services

It’s our network of candidates that clients are most impressed with and the range of options for each and every role which comes from a highly targeted and relevant shortlist of candidates.

Permanent Recruitment

We’ll source candidates that are both actively looking and also from our passive candidate database for permanent roles who are always on the lookout for a new opportunity. We’re trusted by thousands of candidates to find the perfect next step in their careers, and we place them with clients who we know will offer them the positions they are after to fulfil their personal aspirations. We focus on quality recruitment that results in long-term placements which is why we have so many 5 Star Google reviews.

Executive Search Recruitment

Executive Search Recruitment

Effective Executive Search recruitment is all about the number and quality of senior connections your recruiter has and how and when they position them to expand their careers in the right opportunity. Our team of senior consultants in Exec Search have no less than a decade of experience each, having worked with the best candidates throughout their marketing careers. We know exactly who is looking to step up into a senior position or is looking to climb the ladder further and make considerable impact on another of our clients’ businesses.

contract recruitment specialists

Contract Recruitment

We offer comprehensive contracting recruitment services in IT, Tech, Digital, Marketing, Creative, and Analytics, providing expert support throughout the recruitment process, including brief taking, sourcing, rate guidance, compliance advice, management, and follow-up. We can place candidates in contract roles very quickly to get your project moving fast. 


If you work in the Marketing, Digital, Technology, Creative or Analytics industry and you are looking for a new role, then look no further. With a unique blend of Recruitment and Marketing skills, we have the experience and the knowledge to create lasting partnerships between candidates and clients.

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About Us

Our Approach

We're a digital marketing recruitment agency, a recruiter who quickly and efficiently fills client’s marketing and digital marketing jobs by working with a huge network and multiple databases of marketing and technology candidates, both active and passive. Launched in 2012, we have years of experience, growing with the industry and alongside our candidate’s careers. Work with us to recruit your perfect marketing or technology candidate or find your best job!


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Get to know us

Meet the team

Our recruitment team consists of experts across various fields including digital, marketing, data, creative and technology. They bring a wealth of experience and specialised knowledge to help us identify and attract top talent in these areas.

Our Team

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

At The Candidate Ltd, the entire team is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) across all areas of our recruitment operations, working with more and more clients to ensure that it is the cornerstone of our clients' recruitment strategies. Understanding the integral role DE&I plays not only to foster a positive work environment but also in enhancing business performance, as we guide our clients to integrate these principles within their recruitment activities. Our dedicated approach guarantees that every candidate feels valued and empowered, reflecting the diverse communities we serve.

We believe in a recruitment process where DE&I is not just a policy, but a practice embedded in the daily operations of our clients. By promoting an inclusive workplace, we strive to eliminate any form of unlawful discrimination and encourage equality and respect for all candidates, regardless of background. Our aim is to assist our clients in not only meeting but surpassing their DE&I goals, ensuring a respectful, inclusive recruitment experience that supports continuous improvement and opportunity for all. Join us in shaping a future where diversity is not only accepted but celebrated.

Our Commitment

Contact us

Whether you're seeking your next career move or need expert recruitment advice in Marketing, Digital, eCommerce, Creative, Technology, Data, BI or Analytics, contact us for confidential, specialist advice.