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Acorn Recruitment Overview

Newport, South East England, England (UK)
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Acorn is one of the UK’s leading multi-specialist recruitment and training agencies.


We provide permanent and temporary recruitment solutions in the following sectors:

IT & ... Read more

Mission: The support we provide to all our customers, learners and candidates is responsive, versatile and effective, and based on the following values:

- Creating value
- Taking responsibility
- Being the best we can be
- Demonstrating ... Read more

Acorn Recruitment Reviews

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    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Recruitment Consultant in Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO


    Free Coffees and Teas
    On-site parking
    Friendly staff
    Convenient location outside of rush hour


    No support in a new role. No training or advice.
    Promises made before starting were fiction
    Provided with un-achievable KPIs
    No collaboration for a recruitment agency of it's size

    Advice to Management

    Provide actual recruitment training rather than a history of the company

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Acorn Recruitment Photos

Acorn Recruitment photo of: Acorn is sponsoring the 2016 Dally Bike Ride in Newport
Acorn Recruitment photo of: CEO Kickabout with Welsh Football Trust and Ian Rush
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    IT Headhunter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Acorn Recruitment (Newport, Newport, Wales (UK)) in August 2014.


    came in for an hour long interview. Talked about my knowledge of IT, how i get on with people in the workplace. Also about previous roles and how that experience can add to this role. Ideas for the team to expand there search capabilities

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about programming languages? would you be able to talk to IT professionals about there projects and understand what they mean with jargon?   1 Answer
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Acorn Recruitment Awards & Accolades

  • Investors in People Accreditation, REC, 2016
  • Corporate Member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), REC, 2016

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