Our Recruitment Services

CPA have a proud track record of providing fast, responsive and effective recruitment solutions. This covers a variety of recruitment services including permanent, interim or contractor, search and contingency solutions from graduate entrance level to senior management. Within our niche sector, we thrive on working on those difficult to fill positions and enjoy collaborating with such a range of different businesses and people. With over 30 years’ experience recruiting, we know the industry well and feel just as at home working closely with passionate entrepreneurial business owners as we do working alongside senior corporate line managers.


Our expertise is finding the very best talent within:

-  Production, Plant and Operations
-  Food Safety and Quality Assurance
-  Engineering and Maintenance
-  R&D, Packaging, Process and Product Development
-  Scientific and Laboratory
-  Transport and Logistics
-  Regulatory and Labelling
-  Sales and Account Management
-  Procurement and Supply Chain
-  Health, Safety and Environmental
-  Recruitment and Human Resources
-  Warehousing and Distribution
-  Hygiene and Sanitation
-  Agriculture


Database & Selection.

We have one of the largest databases within our sector, of some 80,000 registered candidates built over the last thirty years. This gives us instant access to a wealth of industry expertise at our finger tips. Using our secure CRM system, customised to suit the specific needs of our industry sector, we are able to identify and target credible candidates rapidly.  All individuals are then discretely approached to assess their suitability and credibility for a given position. Our interim database allows us to respond to our client needs promptly. 


Advertising & Selection.

As part of our service we are able to offer our clients informed expertise regarding media advertising. As well as our own website, where all active assignments are advertised, we have access to a multitude of online recruitment tools, job boards and our CPA LinkedIn jobs page.  In summary, we can put together comprehensive bespoke advertising solutions to fit the needs of our client. This might vary from a managed ongoing media recruitment advertisement campaign to a one-off assignment, targeting specialist and national media, to gain the best possible impact and access to the right candidates. We have excellent design and copywriting expertise, with intimate knowledge of how to deliver cost effective advertising and recruitment solutions.


Executive Search & Selection.

CPA offers bespoke Executive Search and Selection recruitment solutions for the food and drink sectors within our functional specialisations. Typically such an approach would be used to manage assignments at senior, director or board level. However, we can also employ this tactic to identify and approach individuals that the client seeks, with a very specific skill set or experience.  This allows us to help organisations overcome the challenge of identifying and attracting specific talent to add meaningful impact at a strategic level within demanding timelines. With extensive knowledge of the food & drink industry we have an enviable track record of networking and searching into the appropriate market place, to target and headhunt individuals with complete confidentiality and discretion.



Interim appointments (short term contracts) are a standard feature across the food and drink industry. Whether to provide cover for maternity leave or long term sickness, to deliver expertise within an ongoing project or to offer additional support to an under resourced or busy team, interims are becoming increasingly important in the overall sustainability of the whole food and drink recruitment market place. At CPA Recruitment, we collaborate with a wide range of industry interim professionals who work across all our recruitment disciplines and a client base always seeking instant support to keep the food and drink industry operating. We have a long standing history of working with many of the finest and most experienced interim professionals within our sector. Our relationship with many of these individuals spans several decades, where we have worked on numerous successfully assignments. We have developed a dynamic database of interim professionals across all functions and disciplines in the food and drink industry. The need is often instant, so flexibility and quick reaction time is paramount.


Preferred Supplier.

Preferred supplier relationships have become an important feature of the recruitment market place. We are proud to have developed long term partnerships with a wide range of businesses and organisations where we enjoy regular interaction and ongoing success. These relationships enable us to respond rapidly to their recruitment needs due to our thorough understanding of their business operations. At CPA, we are happy to work on a contingency basis alongside internal recruitment teams or with other external recruitment to compliment a recruitment process or to be a sole provider within our field of expertise.   


Market Knowledge & Salary Benchmarking.

Having recruited within our sector for over three decades, we have built up a tremendous amount of industry knowledge and information and we are happy to provide market insight to our clients. CPA are able to offer market analysis, advice and information on a broad range of industry related subject matter.  This may cover information concerning organisational structure, key people and key unique selling points of potential competitors and accurate information concerning salary benchmarking to ensure our clients remain competitive within the market-place and retain good people.