About Us & Our Recruitment Services

HCRG (formally known as CRG) is a market leading recruitment group comprising of healthcare, social care and education staffing brands.

Established in 2000, the HCRG group has grown to be a market leader in the temporary and permanent supply of nursing, social care and teaching staff across the UK, delivering to both the Public and Private Sectors. We have a strong support infrastructure to ensure that we deliver high quality, value for money services to our valued clients across our branches. The amalgamation of such a range of recruitment industry experts makes the HCRG group one of the largest and most diverse, market-leading staffing providers.

Our aim is to support public and private organisations by supplying expert professionals in both permanent and temporary roles.

Our brands

HCL Workforce Solutions

HCL Workforce Solutions is a leading recruiter of temporary and permanent health and social care staff throughout the UK. We’ve been providing skilled professionals to NHS trusts, local authorities and private and voluntary organisations since 2003.

With a wealth of experience, a huge number of awards and relationships with hundreds of NHS trusts & private hospitals in every corner of Britain, we can offer healthcare professional opportunities to suit their lifestyle and ambitions – whether on a locum or permanent basis. We are experts in sourcing candidates both at home and overseas, with an impressive track record of managing far-reaching international campaigns.

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Medicare First

Medicare First is an established social work recruitment consultancy that regularly places locum social work professionals with local authorities, private organisations and charities throughout the UK. Set up in response to a growing shortage of skilled professionals we now maintain an enviable reputation for our high standards and our professional progressive and personalised approach to recruitment.

We regularly place qualified and unqualified social workers, engaging in a wide variety of specialist areas including Elderly Care, Children & Families, Disabilities, Drugs & Alcohol, Education Welfare, Mental Health, Youth Offending, Community Care and Hospital Social Work.

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Team24 is a nationwide healthcare agency, providing flexible temporary and permanent staff in medical recruitment. From doctors and nurse practitioners, to nurses and carers, our dedicated team work closely with our NHS and private clients. We work hard to match the best candidates with the right jobs. For employers seeking permanent or flexible staff, we do far more than act as go-betweens for candidates. We understand that healthcare providers are under enormous pressure to find highly competent staff, fast. We take the time to understand our client’s needs so we can find ideal candidates.

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CER is a UK-wide education recruitment agency placing teachers and education professionals in short-term, long-term and permanent roles. Personal and professional, our service begins and ends with people – from the consultants we hire, to the teachers we place, and the close relationships we build with clients.
From early years to further education, SEN to leaders in education, our experienced teams specialise in making sure every school, academy, college, nursery or free school has the temporary and permanent staff it needs to give their students the education they deserve.

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Monarch Education

Monarch Education places primary, secondary and SEN teachers, teaching assistants, head teachers, nursery nurses and more in short-term, long-term and permanent roles across the UK. We believe in building incredible relationships, and working hard to understand the needs of everyone we work with.
We know recruiting teachers is not just an administration process; it’s a mutual commitment to quality and safety. The care and educational welfare of pupils is the priority for us when we provide teachers or support staff for supply cover roles, and we share our schools’ responsibility for Safeguarding every child’s education and well-being.

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CRG Tec is a Technology, Engineering and Communications recruitment consultancy providing technology-focused recruitment services in specialist areas including: FTTP Telecoms Networks, Mobile/Wi-Fi Telecoms Networks, IT, Software Development, Facilities Management and Engineering. At CRG TEC, our highly-experienced consultants mean you are dealing with experts in their sectors who have the knowledge, skills and network of contacts to make recruitment easier for both clients and candidates alike.

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Sugarman Medical & Mind

Sugarman is a leading Medical and Mind recruiter. It’s our mission to place the right people in the right roles and to do this, we take the time to understand the skills and abilities of our clients and their career aspirations.For over 20 years, we have built a health care talent pool, by developing relationships with our candidates as well as clients. We believe successful healthcare is linked to strong communication between those requiring assistance, and all the professionals involved in delivering healthcare.

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Sugarman Health & Wellbeing

Sugarman Health and Wellbeing is one of the UK’s leading healthcare recruitment and care providers, with healthcare experience including live in and continuing care at home, nursing, residential, learning disabilities, support at home, and social care.

For over 30 years we have been placing the right people, in the right roles, at the right time. Our expertise includes matching individuals to a range of positions, from short term assignments to permanent roles.

Our specialist recruitment services extend to permanent placements in areas such as Medical Devices, Nursing and Healthcare, Childcare Fostering and Adoption, Residential Services, Children’s and Young People’s Services and Housing Associations.

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Sugarman Occupational Health Services

As a SEQOHS accredited health provider, we can help you manage the health and safety of your workforce more efficiently. It is the duty of every employer to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their employees and with sickness absence costing companies £692 per employee/year according to the CIPD, employers are aware, more than ever, of the value of access to occupational health services to manage the health and wellbeing of their workforce more effectively.

Sugarman Occupational Health Services has the resources and adaptability to meet your needs regardless of whether you require a single assessment done locally or a comprehensive full-scale medical care solution for all your staff.  Our occupational health provider service includes providing the most up-to-date legislation, as well as promoting best practice and standards which allow companies to effectively control the health and safety of all their staff.

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Sugarman Occupational Health Recruitment

Sugarman is a leading Occupational Health Recruitment Agency.  We blend our recruitment expertise with Occupational Health experience to accelerate the recruitment process, delivering the right people at the right time to our clients.

Our specialised approach to Occupational Health recruitment enables us to attract, engage and deliver skilled people aligned to an organisation’s culture. Strategic in our thinking with a responsive approach to future needs, we think far beyond the conventional recruitment process by conducting a thorough analysis of both our clients and candidates.

Sugarman Children’s Services

As part of our extensive service, we deliver supplementary education programmes for schools by supporting looked-after or vulnerable children. We work in partnership so that an integrated approach is taken to ensure the educational, well-being, social and emotional needs of children and young people are given due priority in a coherent way.Our Children’s Services division specialises in supplying trained and experienced tutors during or after school, including in a student’s own home, on school premises or an alternative agreed venue.Find Sugarman Children’s Services online | Facebook 

Sugarman Education

It’s Sugarman Education’s mission to recruit the best staff for your school – temporary or permanent academic staff, non-academic staff or leadership teams. Our pool of talented early years specialists includes professionals in Foundation 1 and 2, Y1 to Y6 teachers, Key Stage Co-ordinators, Primary SENCO’s and middle school trained teachers. We also have in depth experience in secondary school recruitment with many of our consultants ex teachers who truly understand the education system and what schools are looking for.

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