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We are Escape Recruitment, industry leading specialists in sourcing permanent, contract and temporary staff across Scotland since 2000.

Our core has always been within Scottish manufacturing, production and engineering sectors…it’s what we do. 

Since we began, we have developed real strength in delivering recruitment solutions for both industrial sectors as well as range of commercial business disciplines including HR, Accountancy & Finance and Commercial & Administration.

Learn more about us here or get in touch with our team at info@escaperecruitment.com

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What our customers say

I wanted to get in touch, to say how amazing Linda was with me throughout the process...

Linda showed a real sense of kindness, compassion and encouragement to me...

If you offer your team incentives, or reward them for going the extra mile, I would appreciate it if you considered Linda for this, as she was first class.

I want to put this in writing about my recent experience dealing with Nick Crawford.

I can only say 10 out of 10, Nick took the time to look out relevant job opportunities that match my previous experience and my CV.

He also managed to get me the opportunity of 2 interviews, spoke to me in-depth about the positions and shifts, and was always available if I had any questions.

Kept in touch really well during interview process.

Can't thank Nick enough for all his time and effort.

Pure IT contacted Escape Recruitment earlier this year when we had a need for temporary warehouse operators over our busy summer period.   As demand fluctuated within our warehouse Pawel and Escape were able to respond to meet our changing needs and provide additional workers for our team, sometimes with a very short turn-around time.  Pawel is part of the Industrial Labour team and we have been delighted with the service he provided, he is very helpful, great at communicating with us and responds very quickly to our needs.

It’s been clear Escape are committed to building a long-term relationship with us, tailoring their approach as they build their kno...

Hi Kirsty, just wanted to say a big thank you for all your support , your communication with me as well as the effort you have put in put you miles ahead of other recruitment companies, I’ve seen so often over the past 6 months where the recruitment companies are all over you to get your c.v to the client, then if unsuccessful there are no comms or feedback , that seems to be the same when you get an interview and are unsuccessful, no follow up to get feedback from the client, so just when I’m losing all confidence in the sector, you came along and showed how brilliant and compassionate you are ! Well done! And thanks!

Shuna is very knowledgeable about the recruitment market, and works professionally with candidates to find right fit for the clients. I have had a great experience working with her and appreciated her professionalism and support throughout the process. Thank you, Shuna.

I have worked very well with Natalia, she is very attentive and has been a great communicator, anything I have asked for she has gotten back to me quickly and effectively. She is very helpful and I feel puts great effort into her job, I enjoy working alongside her to support my business needs!

Escape Recruitment has been nothing but helpful to the business in recent months and we cannot thank them enough. After a short visit to our facility, the Escape team were able to take away a portfolio of office and shop floor core manufacturing positions we needed to fill urgently and delivered on their promise to get the right candidates in front of us within days.

I recognise that this quick turnaround of candidates who all matched my portfolio requests has helped the company continue operations and minimised the impact that would have been felt had we not used Escape.

In addition, I found the Escape teams honesty quite helpful and refreshing, not just with the financials, guidance on new market salary expectations...

Burton’s Biscuits have worked closely with Nick Crawford and Escape Recruitment [since 2015]. Having successfully filled a variety of vacancies across our business, including but not limited to positions within our engineering, production, quality and senior management teams, we now consider Escape to be one of our main suppliers for recruitment services across our business. We have found the team at Escape Recruitment to be highly knowledgeable about our industry and the candidates they introduce to our business are of a high quality and know what to expect in terms of interview and the role they are applying. The overall quality of delivery from Escape is excellent and we would be happy to recommend their services to other organi...

“I contacted Escape after seeing a position on the website for a Supervisor in West Lothian.

Within a few days I was contacted by Pawel and after some basic information was shared regarding my present status of employment and after a site visit at Escape he arranged for me to have an interview with his client at their facility.

Escape truly work in partnership with [Technip FMC] and have developed a sound understanding of our business.  Without exception the consultants at Escape enjoy positive relationships with the key interfaces within our Company.  What makes them stand out is their people, their robust selection processes, the focused approach to managing our resourcing campaigns and the drive to deliver candidates who are a best fit for our business, the specific technical requirements of particular roles, our culture and environment.  We have the utmost confidence in their ability to find us the right candidates without compromise and deliver on our agreements.  Client satisfaction... absolutely!"

RUA Medical is an experienced full service medical device contract developer, contract manufacturer and implantable fabric specialist. We provide sub contract design, development, manufacture, assembly, packing, inventory management, logistics and consultancy services to the Medical Device and Biotech Industries...

When working with Escape, I found them to have an excellent understanding of our business and industry. They were very much aware of the challenges that can be faced when hiring, and put forward quality candidates that were an excellent fit for our business both technically and culturally. They managed the recruitment process in a professional and well organised manner, and simplified the whole experience for us. The...

Escape made my recent search for a Procurement Manager amazingly easy; Shuna was there to support and guide every step of the way, which meant that I could get on with my day to day knowing that everything that needed done was covered.  Brilliant job!

The North British Distillery has worked with Escape as one of its chosen recruitment partners since 2005.  During that time I have found the team to be knowledgeable, professional, consultative and creative in meeting our needs.  The Escape team understand our DNA both technically and culturally and never fail to provide us with excellent recruitment support and services. 

The team have worked with us to deliver a robust recruitment process that incorporates appropriate psychometric assessment tools.   We find that this makes our decision making process more effective and the results are a lower staff attrition rate amongst new hires. 

I would not hesitate to recommend Escape to my collea...

From my first conversation with Nick, he was very informative regarding Highland Spring, their ethos, their market position and where the role fitted in with the structure. He pointed out the specific cultural changes they were trying to implement and at what stage they were in their journey. This communication began during an initial telephone call and was further expanded upon during a follow up face to face meeting. Pre-interview briefing notes were comprehensive and a well thought out introduction to the company. It allowed me to gear my further research into key areas and left me feeling really confident I knew enough about the company in order to formulate clearly just why I wanted to join their high performing team.

Escape Recruitment Services has provided me with an exemplary level of service [since 2012] as one of Heineken’s key preferred temporary recruitment suppliers.

Linda is very quick to respond, provides great support, and excellent in delivering our resource demand when we need it. Linda has delivered on some key temporary recruitment campaigns for us over the years as a business in particular for our Customer Contact Centre in Livingston (Sales Advisors), IT Service Desk (Edinburgh), Brewery site in Tadcaster (Sales Support Executives) and London (Front of House Executives) where she has sourced credible candidates that match the spec and budget requirements resulting in many temp to perm contracts being offered and us ret...

Charlotte is always well presented, polite, full of passion for what she does and very professional in how she has approached the selection and placement of the temporary staff and how she has helped me with trying to find suitable candidates for the new roles we are looking into. 

It is a pleasure to work with her and I am sure we as a business will continue to enjoy the excellent working relationship we have with Escape as long as there are such good people within your team.

Very professional and there to help when you need it!

Escape is a great agency to work with and provided some good candidates for the positions we were advertising for.  Very friendly and great communicators, I will definitely use this agency in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone.

I want to thank you for your help in finding a job when I really needed it. Previously, when I applied to the Job Centre, it did not bring any results, and I was lucky to find your agency.

You have always been in touch with me and ready to solve all kinds of questions about work, and even helped me find people who could take me there.

I'm happy because after three months of working through your agency, I finally got a contract at a company.

It was a pleasure to work with a person like you who does their job professionally and is always ready to help!

I found myself in need of a new job recently after my previous company announced redundancies. Andrew at Escape Recruitment reached out and helped to place me in a role that I was very excited about. He really listened to what I was looking for in my next position, and was friendly and helpful throughout the whole process. Andrew really went the extra mile to make sure I was well prepared, and everything went smoothly - even when the hiring manager was going on holiday Andrew was making calls at 9pm! I really appreciate all the help, and will not hesitate to recommend Escape Recruitment to anyone in the future.

I found Maxine to be a really great help throughout the whole process with very good communication from start to finish. She provided me with plenty of useful information ... which I found very helpful in preparing for the interview. Once I had the job offer, Maxine was really good with sorting out my desired start date and obtaining the contract and other paperwork to get the deal completed. In the weeks and months after I started the job she also checked in periodically to see how I was doing. Overall, I couldn’t be happier with how Maxine managed the whole process.

Your communication, professionalism and attention to details during my recruitment process with Innis and Gunn is top notch, it was so easy communicating with you all through the interview stages to my start date ...I am very delighted with your work

Hi Shuna,

I hope this email finds you well. Just wanted to let you know that I am now settled here at Aggreko. I have fit perfectly into the team. Both managers and team members are happy to have me as a member of team. This place is truly a perfect fit for me.

I just wanted to thank you again for finding this vacancy for me. It truly changed my life. I hope you'll have wonderful Christmas.

Best regards,


Excellent service from Natalia at Escape.

Natalia is very professional, understanding, and the communication we receive is first class.

Natalia is always willing to go that extra bit to ensure we have the staffing requirements we need

Would highly recommend.

[I] would like to share my positive experience with Eescape Recruitment Agency. In September 2023, I began my MSc in Data Science and Engineering at Dundee University. Coming from Afghanistan, I found adjusting to the new culture quite challenging. Among the many difficulties, finding a job and adapting to a new work environment was particularly tough.

Fortunately, I secured a part-time position with Escape Recruitment Services, under the supervision of Natalia Makowska. Working with Natalia has been one of the best experiences of my life. She has taught me a great deal, not only about the job but also about the role of a supervisor. Natalia's kindness, cooperation, and support have completely changed my perspective on what a s...

Working with Shuna was an absolute game-changer in my job search journey. Her expertise, dedication, and support were instrumental in helping me find my forever job. From CV advice to honing my interview skills, Shuna's guidance was invaluable every step of the way. Thanks to her, I have found a job that aligns perfectly with my skills and aspirations. I can't recommend Shuna highly enough for anyone seeking career guidance and support.

I want to thank you for your support, and excellent communication in getting me to this point. 

I have had a number of different agents and agencies contact me regarding positions over the past 9 months, however the majority of them never followed up after the first contact call and those that did told me I had been declined for the position with no reasons and no other contact thereafter. 

Whereas you not only provided updates but also took time to build a rapport and follow up with every stage, you helped to push for responses and provide updates before I felt the need to have to push myself.

Business Development Manager
C Johnston
Pure IT Refurbished
Operations Manager
North British Distillery
AAC Clyde Space
Burton's Biscuits
S. Mitchell
Technip FMC
Rua Medical
Border Biscuits
HR Manager
Highland Spring Group
Heineken UK
Harbro Ltd
CB Technology
Thermo Fisher Scientific | Microbiology Division
Assembly Line Worker
Process Engineer
Procurement Specialist
E Igiebo
Peter, Stores Person
Production Manager
Ahmad, Production Operator
Graeme, Supply Chain Sourcing Specialist
Stuart, Project Manager

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