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Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Brightwater is Ireland’s leading specialist professional recruitment consultancy with offices in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Established in 1998, we have an enviable reputation for providing a superior service to both clients and candidates.
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Mission: At Brightwater our motto is: "Your career is our job". We consistently strive to make our customers the focus of our attention, to understand their needs, to meet their expectations and to provide them with full value through

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Brightwater Chief Executive Officer David Bloch
David Bloch
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  • "I'm proud to work at Brightwater."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
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    I have been working at Brightwater full-time (More than 5 years)


    Almost 2 decades in existence and Brightwater is a well known brand, respected by our clients and competitors alike. Working for Brightwater brings a certain pride that I enjoy. For me, it is knowing that it is the best place to be as a professional recruiter, I've seen what other companies put on the table for a recruiter. Ultimately, Brightwater offer everything you need to be successful once you are willing to put in the hard work, see the big picture and are open to continuously learning. Also, from.personal experience, it is quite simply harder to make money elsewhere. If you want to get better at what you do, then they help you do that via a training structure tailored to your level and using several methodologies (formal classroom, deskside, one-to-one, etc). Throw in some truly amazing, hard working colleagues (I won't name names but they know who they are!) and a positive, supportive culture and you can see why it is easy to be proud to work here.


    I wish I could say it is easy to get promoted but it is quite hard. Expectations are high. But when you think about it, that's good, really. An easily done thing is usually not a thing worth doing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you have been doing, especially in the last few years: adapt to the market, listen to the staff and keep pushing the envelope in recruitment.

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Brightwater Photos

Brightwater photo of: Celebrating - Best Recruitment Agency (Large)
Brightwater photo of: Celebrating our awards on the dancefloor!
Brightwater photo of: Winners of the Best Recruitment Agency (Large) and the Best Agency Online Service 2016 with the NRF Awards
Brightwater photo of: Toasting the finish line at the Dublin Staff Relay race/May 19th, 2016
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Brightwater photo of: Post-race, medal-wearing, team selfie!
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Brightwater Interviews



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    Recruitment Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
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    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Brightwater (Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)).


    I originally went to them looking for a role in another company but they asked me to interview for them instead. The interview was one on one initially, followed by a group interview.

    Interview Questions

    • We role played client/consultant scenarios   1 Answer
    • Where do you see yourself in five years time?   1 Answer
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Brightwater Awards & Accolades

  • Best Companies to Work for in Ireland, Great Place to Work Institute, 2008
  • Best Companies to Work for in Ireland, Great Place to Work Institute, 2007
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