Our Services  |  Contract / Interim Recruitment

Cornwallis Elt is currently running circa 200 contractors on professional services assignments, ranking us as one of the leading mid tier recruitment firms operating within the UK. We have achieved outstanding success in this sector based upon three major guiding principles;

Exceptional Delivery Model. When it comes to contractors, our clients are often in need of resource "to start yesterday". What they are looking for from us is the ability to rapidly provide a range of suitably qualified and available candidate options to them and to help drive an interview and recruitment process to get the right resource in place in time to meet their objectives. Our candidate Silos are designed to make sure that we always have available resource across our core markets and most frequent requirements. And for those rarer still requirements, we have access to a wide number of internal and external databases and a team based “surge” mentality to contract recruitment, which ensures that we can cover a market quickly and effectively. Our clients also expect us to negotiate a fair market rate at a fair margin and we see our role as being a broker to both parties, providing honest guidance on rates and terms to all.

Detailed legal understanding and process. From AWR to EAA, IR35 to Working Time Directive, Anti-Bribery, HMRC Reporting Requirements, Intellectual Property or Data Protection laws to the use of umbrella or limited companies, the UK and wider European contracts market place is awash with rules and regulations. Whether you run global procurement at an Investment Bank, are an SME company hiring a contractor for the first time, are an experienced freelancer or a first time contractor, our role is to make sure that the correct contracts and legal framework are in place to comply with all the relevant legislation surrounding the supply of contract services. We use industry recognised contracts which are fully compliant and have strong in-house legal knowledge which gives us the ability to work with client specific contracts where required and make sure these are mirrored in supplier agreements. As an established and leading provider of contract staff in the UK, you can be certain that you are dealing with a professional and knowledgeable partner. 

Outstanding Back Office and Contractor Care. As a contractor, we recognise that the most important service we provide is ensuring that your invoices are paid correctly on time, every time. At Cornwallis Elt, we take enormous pride in running a back office and finance function that is frequently praised for its excellence. We operate monthly invoicing cycles with prompt and accurate payment; we also have a dedicated contracts and accounts team to assist you provide a continuous point of contact in addition to your Consultant. The team maintain accurate records and files including references and all necessary CRB, employment, education and visa documents. As part of our contractor care, we also like to meet up with you regularly; whether for a quick coffee, lunch or glass of wine, we are interested in how things are going and building a relationship with you. Many of our contractors have worked with us for several years on multiple assignments and many become clients. Either way you should expect to hear from us a bit more than just when you sign on the dotted line.