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London, England
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We’re the only healthcare recruitment provider to operate five distinct, expert companies, servicing every medical speciality

We’re committed to helping improve patient care within the NHS by offering tailored recruitment solutions to our

Mission: To provide world-class temporary and permanent staffing to the healthcare sector, through pioneering and strategic solutions.

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  • Find out why you should consider a career in recruitment, join our graduate assessment day on 24 March at St Katherine's Dock. For more information contact or, or call us +44 (0)1992 474 980.

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A&E Agency – Why Work For Us?


Recruitment is a demanding and rewarding industry. It requires self-sufficiency, motivation to work long hours, and continuous engagement with people.

Money is one of the main attractions of a career in recruitment – recruitment consultants at Asclepius often earn up to £35-50k in their first year.

We also provide opportunity for fast career progression, with set targets for promotion. Our career ladder is based around the following timelines:

1. Recruitment consultant 

2. Senior recruitment consultant (12 months)

3. Team leader (18-24 months)

4. Sales manager (24-36 months)

5. Associate director (36 months+)

Each of our senior staff began as a recruitment consultant, and becoming a team leader can be done in as little as 18 months. How quickly you progress depends solely on you - the harder you work, the more you get back.

Our sales floor offers a great atmosphere, with deals being made throughout the day, and employees relaxing in our newly decorated breakout area in their lunch break.

If you're motivated and ambitious, we can give you the right tools, training and support to help you succeed and benefit from our great commission structure. Get in contact with our internal recruitment team, call 020 7456 1460 


We live by a set of shared values. They represent who we are and what we stand for; they guide our actions and behaviours; they influence the way we work and interact with our colleagues and the way we serve our clients and candidates. Combined, they achieve the best possible outcomes for our people and our customers.

  • Passionate

We work with unbridled enthusiasm and feel passionately about the service we deliver to our candidates and clients. This is more than just a job; each day is about being the best we can be.

  • Specialist

We focus solely on our chosen market, developing expert consultants who know their industry in depth and specialise within it.

  • Ambitious

Driven by results, we have plans to expand across different global regions and markets and have confidence in our ability to grow successfully through our core focus.

  • Meticulous

We leave no stone unturned. Whether scouring the market for the perfect candidate, training up one of our consultants or checking an employment contract, we are always thorough and attentive.

  • Relentless

We are relentless in our pursuit for delivery, wanting to provide the best solutions for our clients and candidates, always going the extra mile to deliver measureable value.

  • Caring

Compassion is at at the heart of our business.  We work to a rigorous set of processes to ensure that our conduct is ethical and delivered with integrity at all times.

  • Experienced

We are guided by our experience and knowledge to provide the best possible service and support to our candidates, clients and colleagues. Our approach is collaborative and professional; we work hard and at a fast pace.


Asclepius is the UK’s market-leading specialist medical recruitment agency. We source outstanding contract and permanent doctors within five distinct areas: A&E, general medicine, general practice, pathology and surgical. 

Focusing solely on these areas allows us to become true specialists in these fields. Our highly selective NHS and private sector clients trust us to source and secure the best, highly qualified doctors that will improve the cost effectiveness and efficiency of their departments.

We work passionately and with integrity, within a fast-paced and ambitious culture.  We know our stuff and will invest time to understand the exact requirements of our clients and candidates.

Asclepius brand promise

“Our doctors will improve the cost effectiveness and efficiency of your departments.”

Asclepius core insight

“We are specialists in our chosen fields. This allows us to provide a service that ultimately supports and improves patient care standards.”




Work closely with each A&E department to create bespoke solutions to keep within waiting targets. Our expert NHS consultants have access to the largest A&E database, allowing them to supply doctors of the highest calibre.


With experience of filling difficult vacancies within pathology has allowed our clients’ services to return to full capacity and ensure candidates get placed into the right role.


With the largest database of medicine doctors in the UK means we’re able to supply the NHS with a steady stream of the fully compliant doctors. 


The only dedicated specialist to supply the NHS and private healthcare providers with the highest quality surgeons and anaesthetists across the UK.


As a leading provider of locum and permanent General Practitioners to the NHS, PCT and private sector, we play an important role as a staffing and career partner to our clients.

We held a Graduate Assessment Day at the Tower Hotel in London for 34 university graduates. Graduates develop valuable skills during their studies that can be transferred to the workplace, and our assessment day allows people to demonstrate their ability to do this.

Unlike many corporate companies, we don’t require graduates to have six years work experience, ten references and an OBE – instead, we place value in a can-do attitude, entrepreneurial spirit and a strong desire to beat your competition. Graduates who have these qualities tend to thrive in the recruitment sector, which follows the principle of ‘you get out what you put in’.

The day

The event was attended by 34 candidates, three Talent Acquisition consultants and five senior members of staff including the Managing Director of Asclepius.

We kicked off the day with informal introductions, asking each candidate to tell us an interesting fact about them. Our candidates were from all walks of life and included a former semi-professional footballer, an owner of their own fashion label, musicians and even a body builder.

Task 1: Interview and sell your neighbour

The first task we set our candidates was to interview and sell the person next to them. The graduates had just ten minutes in which to interview one another, and only one minute to sell that person to us.

This was a great opportunity for us to test their listening and presenting techniques. The role of a recruitment consultant is dependent on their selling skills, so it’s imperative that they’re able to think on their feet and have the confidence to sell someone they’ve just met.

Once the task had been completed, it was down to our senior members of staff to decide who had made the cut. After an X-Factor style judging process, 16 lucky candidates entered the room for round two.

Task 2: Team presentation on recruiting for the NHS

We asked the remaining graduates to work in groups of four to identify and present the pros and cons of recruiting for the NHS. Once again, the candidates had just ten minutes to prepare their thoughts before presenting to our panel.

The purpose of this task was to test our graduates’ knowledge of recruitment and the NHS. Even more importantly, we wanted to see how they worked together as a team. Recruitment is often seen as a solitary role, but we encourage our consultants to support one another and encourage others through friendly competition.

Task 3: Pitch yourself

After lunch, candidates entered the final round: a one minute pitch about why we should hire them. This was the candidates’ final chance to demonstrate their selling skills and highlight their value.

At the end of the day, ten graduates had made it through all three tests. We were delighted to offer these candidates formal interviews with Asclepius’ business managers.

Commenting on the day, Stephanie Melton (Talent Acquisition, Asclepius) said: “We really enjoy hosting days like this; as well as being good experience for recently graduated students, they help us to find excellent candidates and the future managers and directors of Asclepius.”

For more information or to receive information on our next graduates day contact our Talent Acquisitions team on 01992 474980.

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    I had worked under two of the most incredible and inspirational managers who I have had to fortune to work with. The team itself was brilliant as I met a group of fun and outgoing people who are all keen to get to the next level, help is always given if asked for.


    As with any recruitment company if your not one for hard work this isn't for you. But if you want to make money, work hard and grow a team there is no better place.

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A&E Agency Photos

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A&E Agency photo of: The surrounding area of our office at St Katherine's Dock
A&E Agency photo of: Our St Katherines Dock office
A&E Agency photo of: One of the biggest conferences of the year and we always draw in a big crowd
A&E Agency photo of: The General Medicine team were treated to some team building at Go Ape - Marcus decided to turn up in a full Gorilla costume
A&E Agency photo of: A team from Asclepius who did the London to Brighton bike ride to support Victoria Eyabunoh who will be taking part in 12 weeks volunteering work for the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) charity
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A&E Agency Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at A&E Agency (London, England) in October 2015.


    Assessment Center which involved multiple candidates applying for various recruitment positions with various managers. They were 3-4 steps which involved presentations which are fairly straight forward, they are looking for people who are confident and are able to speak in front of everyone clearly and confidently.

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A&E Agency Awards & Accolades

  • Best Large Recruitment Agency, Recruiter Awards, 2013

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