Abraxas company profile


The history of a company says more about its abilities and intentions than any sales pitch or glossy marketing brochure ever can. Abraxas was formed in 1974 and through a sustained period of organic growth became one of the largest and most successful IT recruitment companies that the UK has ever seen. Abraxas has also then gone on to form subsidiary companies in Germany, America and Australia. We've only ever done IT, and that's why we like doing it - we know the market. We have recently joined forces with other companies to further our brand - In 1997 Abraxas was acquired by Select Appointments which by 1999 merged with the Dutch group Vedior, the world's third largest staffing services organisation. 2008 saw the exciting development of Randstad merging with Vedior, creating a parent company which is now ranked 2nd largest staffing company worldwide. This provides a huge resource for the company and allows us to utilise the network of sister companies in 44 countries comprising 2,243 offices worldwide. 2009 is another exciting year of planned growth for Abraxas, with development of our strong market presence into new fields and expansion within our flagship London office in Oxford Circus.

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Agency Type: Recruitment Agency
Start Date: 1974
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Geographic Coverage:International
Industry Sectors Covered:Banking, Financial and Insurance Services,    Arts, Design & Media,    Energy and Natural Resources,    Construction and Building,    Consulting Services,    Government & Local Government,    Manufacturing, Engineering, Transport and Logistics,    Technology, ICT, Telecoms,    Other,   
Job Areas Covered:IT,   
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We can find top-notch IT staff to fill even the most trying of roles - call us and we'll be delighted to help.  We believe in taking the time to understand your business and the vacancy you have, so we can be that much more effective and tailor our service to fit your needs.  Delivery is what we are interested in, and we quite simply don't have any reason to want to waste your time - if we can't help - we will tell you straight away.  But usually, we CAN help, because this is what we do, and we've been doing it for over 30 years. 
We have built a number of very long term relationships with clients because of our service - click on the Testimonials tab for more detail.

We also offer a some of our clients a managed service solution for the management of hundreds of contract staff at individual client locations.

Abraxas is also at the forefront in offering a project staffing solutions, branded as SLS, where we employ consultants who we then deploy to client sites on a yearly basis. Such a staffing solution provides clients with the same benefit as having full time staff members but without the long term overhead and liability. It's also beneficial for our consultants who have the opportunity of career variety without the risk associated with contracting.


We have a strong reputation as a business that cares about its candidates.  This is vital to our success. Every single consultant here believes in advising our candidates to help them make constructive decisions in their careers (- even if this means we perhaps cannot help you ourselves this time round!)

We genuinely understand the pressures inherent in finding a new role. It's a minefield you have to walk through of job boards, recruiters, adverts and stress - particularly if you are already in full time employment!

We will do our very best to take that stress away from you.  We will give honest advice, and tailor our search to your specific requirements. We will always give you the 'real picture' to ensure you manage your expectations and understand what is achievable in the current market.

The great thing about working with us is that we have built up some great exclusive client relationships, and therefore get to hear of many opportunities that will never get advertised because we can fill them fast, with our database of candidates already registered with us.  This means clients give us more vacancies as they KNOW we will help fill them. 

We can also advise you of any international opportunities that might suit you, using our vast network of sister companies and international specialist offices.

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