Essential Professional

Matching skilled professionals with vacancies within reputable businesses across the UK, with a particular focus on South Yorkshire and the Midlands.


We dive into the experience, skills and talent to ensure we match our candidates with the right employer.


Our professional Recruitment Consultants will use their experience and market knowledge to deliver pairings that last. 

Our candidates

Essential Professional focusses on pairing higher skilled candidates with permanent jobs. 

We’re here to offer support and guidance throughout to candidates during the application process.


Working with people means we can’t provide any guarantees, but our aim is to provide candidates who:

  • Have been screened by our Recruitment team
  • Have the right qualifications and experience for your vacancy
  • Have the right personality and attitude for your company culture
Our Service

By working with a professional recruitment agency, you can mitigate the risks of these costs increasing in a number of ways because our fee includes:

  • Sponsorship of your role on premium sites such as Indeed and CV Library
  • Paid advertising on Facebook and Instagram
  • Rebate scheme if the candidate doesn’t work out
  • The time/cost saving aspect of resourcing, screening and reference checking
  • Strategic advertising from our in-house Marketing Team
  • Candidates screened by our in-house Compliance Manager
Meet the team
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Hi, I’m Grace! I first started in recruitment in 2014 with Essential, previously I have worked in catering and event management. I started as the Branch Administrator and worked up to Senior Recruitment Consultant. 


I have recently returned from maternity into a new role in the Essential Professional Recruitment department. During my time I have learned to manage both small and large clients alike. Offering a bespoke service to said clients is so interesting and the development of teams and relationships really drives me.

You can view the roles I’m recruiting for here.

Grace Hammond

Senior Permanent Recruitment Consultant

Contact me on:

Tel: 0333 99 66 988

Mob: 07712 614 781 


Hello, I’m James! I recently made the move to England from South Africa to forge a new future in Recruitment.

I’ve developed a strong set of Customer Service skills through my background in IT and Sales, giving my recruitment career a strong foundation. I’m self-motivated, target driven and work extremely well with others. Treat me to your next hiring challenge – I tend to thrive in stressful situations and I treat every scenario as an opportunity to better myself!


I pride myself on my people skills and I’m proud to mention that I was voted “Customer Champion” in 2017.


You can view the roles I’m recruiting for here.

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Contact me on:

Tel: 0333 99 66 988


James Gardiner

Perms Consultant

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Hi, I’m Dana! 

I first started in recruitment in 2018 with Essential, previously I have worked in retail. I started as the temporary Branch Administrator and worked up to Senior Recruitment Consultant.

I have recently joined the Essential Professional team, we offer a bespoke service to clients, adding value and learning about our clients business plans.


You can view the roles I’m recruiting for here.

Dana Humphreys

Senior Permanent Recruitment Consultant

Contact me on:


Tel: 0333 99 66 988

Mob: 07927 730051


Supported by...

Emma Coleman
Marketing Manager

Since joining Essential in 2013, I have been committed to developing new and out of the box recruitment strategies, ensuring our department is staying ahead of the competition and on track with current trends and market shifts.

Natalie Elliott
Content Strategist

I started with Essential in 2020, progressing into a tailored role that focuses on increasing the exposure of your vacancies to local job seekers, ensures we are providing the most engaging type of content across our social media channels and website to reach the right calibre of people and draw more traffic to our website to apply for your vacancies.

Tom Willimett
Creative Artworker

From joining Essential during 2021, I have introduced a new wave of design work. Not only have I brought in my own style of colourful illustrations and exciting animation, I am also in charge of heading up any film work for both clients and here at Essential.

The main sectors I work in are Industrial and Commercial for both temporary and permanent staff and I love the challenges these areas bring – it really doesn’t matter if it’s a small company looking for just one member of staff or a new set up requiring multiple positions – every client is important.

Andrea Tantrum

Business Development Manager