We're an award winning Scottish recruitment consultancy specialising in construction, engineering, property & business support services.

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For over 30 years, we’ve been
redefining recruitment.

We are Scotland's leading recruitment specialist for the construction, engineering and property sectors. We also recruit business support staff for employers across all sectors/industries throughout the length and breadth of the country.

We're different to other recruiters you may have encountered or worked with in the past; our team don't work with traditional target and commission models, which means you can expect a transparent and impartial recruitment service right from the start.

Our consultants won't 'push' unsuitable candidates for their own financial gain. Instead, we take a consultative approach. We start by taking a deep dive into every candidate we present. We'll then provide you with all the necessary and detailed information to ensure you feel confident to only progress with the candidates you believe are a good fit for the role and your company.

Our business has remained at the forefront of the industry for the last 30 years by choosing to work this way. A decision which saw Contract Scotland announced as the winner of 'Best Recruitment Consultancy (Scottish Operations)' award for two consecutive years (2020/2021) at the S1 Job Awards, and winner of 'Best Company To Work For (under 50 employees) at the industry body REC Awards (2021).

How we’ve
redefined recruitment

“We’re not what you might expect from a recruitment consultancy. Far from it.

We treat recruitment not just as a process – but as an experience. One in which you can see and feel the lasting, positive impact we have, and the true value of working with a professional recruitment service. That’s how we’ve transformed people’s opinions of the recruitment experience and inspired them to expect more from their recruitment partner.”

Our Services


The established approach to identify both permanent and temporary staff. Over the last 30+ years we have built a significant network and have an unrivalled reputation as Scotland’s leading construction, property and engineering recruitment specialists.


Working on a retained search basis requires a greater degree of commitment from everyone involved. It demonstrates your undertaking to the process and in turn allows us to provide you with an enhanced & focused approach, with increased time, dedicated resource and wider market coverage.


If you don’t have the in-house resources or are looking for a flexible solution, we can payroll your freelance/temporary workers so you don’t have to – our skilled, accurate payroll professionals make it convenient, easy and affordable.


We have a dedicated division that solely deals with executive recruitment and high level appointments – CS Executive – which has an enviable track record of success at this level.

Our Sectors

Don't just take our word for it...

Client Testimonial

I signed up with Contract Scotland in 2005 when I moved to Scotland and it was the best decision.  Over the years, Contract Scotland have listened to my requirements and introduced me to relevant employers.  Their professionalism is excellent and they are very proactive in securing the best outcome for both the employee and employer alike. 

When Carillion went in to Administration, they quickly picked up the pieces to become the new agency partner on AWPR, which was a welcome relief to those affected, including myself!  Something positive came out of a bad thing, I was dealing with Contract Scotland again.  I can’t recommend Contract Scotland highly enough and it is fantastic to watch the business and individuals being recognised for the absolute professionals that they are.”

Donna H | Quality Advisor | Freelance Worker

Rewarded for
Our Excellence

Over the years we’ve won many industry awards, including 3 in 2021 for ‘Best Recruitment Consultancy (scottish opperations)’ 2 years in a row , as well as ‘Best Company To Work For (under 50 employees)’. It’s something we’re immensely proud of, and demonstrates our dedication to excellence in everything we do.

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