About us

Based in Ipswich, Suffolk, Employment Specialists Ltd provide specialist recruitment agency and employment services to the Insurance, Financial and Legal sectors throughout East Anglia (Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire).

Insurance Clients

With many years experience of working within and for, both Insurers and Brokers, our knowledge of the Industry allows us to have a good understanding of a great many roles. Also our extensive market knowledge enables us to understand the issues around the supply and availability of candidates.


However by building long term relationships with all of our clients, we work hard to really understand exactly what they need, for each vacancy, so that we can provide the best possible service every time, to enable them t see only the most suitable candidates for their role.

Financial and Legal Clients

Many years of recruitment experience has enabled us to develop our knowledge of these sectors and our success at delivering high levels of service have given our clients the confidence to work with us repeatedly.

Employment Specialists Team


With over 30 years of recruitment experience we are able to help and advise candidates of all levels. Our Consultants have all worked within the industries we recruit for and will be able to discuss your role and potential opportunities with you in detail.

Our focus is on very carefully understanding your background and criteria for the employment options that you want to consider. We will then work closely with you to find you the best opportunities but we will do so in an honest and helpful way.


With our industry and market knowledge our Consultants are able to help and advise you about a wide range of employment opportunities to suit you. Also we will be able to advise on important details such as salaries.

Employment Specialists Team

Having built such good relationships with employers and applicants, you can rest assured that we have the best vacancies, and best candidates! Malcolm Newson, Director MCIPD

Client Testimonials

I have worked with Employment Specialists on a number of occasions. The team are focussed on the selection and matching of suitable candidates to appropriate roles, offering real choice. Taking the time to understand the role and being open and honest with all involved ensures the recruitment process is efficient and professional, saving valuable time.

Nicola Naunton,

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I have worked with ESL on a number of assignments and have no hesitation in recommending them generally to those looking to either recruit in the Insurance market or looking to secure their next position. ESL are extremely helpful and diligent, adding a personal touch to the recruitment process. I am always confident that ESL will only send candidates who have been full vetted and considered a good fit for our Company.

Samantha Bron,

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Employment Specialists Ltd worked closely with me and demonstrated not only their excellent understanding of the technical requirements of our roles but also the specific people criteria that were essential for us to successfully evolve a new underwriting centre of service excellence that had been tried (and failed) at other insurers.

Martin Linfield

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However almost more than their recruitment success, we value Employment Specialists Ltd's honest consultancy approach which regularly has an impact on wider areas of our business. Their ability to be proactive and to offer solutions to a wider range of issues - in fact at time to be able to offer a professional sounding board means they are a trusted and value partner.

Robin Belsom

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