About Us

SOS recruitment specialises in; Commercial, Industrial, Engineering and Care staff on a temporary, permanent and contract basis across all levels in the Dorset, Hampshire & Wiltshire area. The business model is such that no company is too small to assist and never too big – both local and national companies are supplied. 1000’s of candidates are placed permanently and temporarily across a number of business sectors year on year! Companies are loyal to SOS recruitment as they know the service they are provided with is reliable and honest.

Establishing an amazing business in the first place takes huge amounts of work, let alone growing it year on year! SOS recruitment was launched in 2000 by Julie C.Hughes, having previously enjoyed a successful recruitment career she then decided to take the ‘leap of faith’ and open her own business! Julie worked tirelessly to establish a healthy workforce and client base then, within a matter of months, it was evident Julie needed help! She recruited her initial team which over the years grew into an even larger team! As we all know we experienced a harsh recession at the tail end of 2008 and still, even through this harsh business climate, SOS recruitment remained strong and continued to maintain client relationships and ensured candidates were sought work.

SOS have shown that their ‘tried and tested’ methods to attract candidates and new business opportunities is the result of their continued success in the south-west marketplace. They continue to keep abreast of new technology and recruitment methods thus ensuring week on week, month on month, year on year, that thousands of candidates are successfully placed, whether they are seeking a high level management role or labouring position. Clients know they only need to make one phone call to SOS recruitment and all their staffing requirements will be met – what more ‘peace of mind’ as a client do you need?

SOS recruitment take both their corporate and social responsibilities seriously. They support two local charities helping both terminally ill children, www.juliashouse.co.uk and www.Smile4Jacob.co.uk raising funds to lengthen the life of Jacob, a young teenager with a rare brain disease. They also sponsor the Training Ground at AFC Bournemouth, our future is in our young people and helping them both educationally and physically is close to SOS Recruitment’s hearts.



PEOPLE, PASSION, PERSISTENCE would be just a few words to describe SOS recruitment and its dedicated teams.


To provide a consultative service to both our ‘clients and candidates’ built on trust, longevity and professionalism…….

Some Testimonials

“Thank you and all the team for your proactive approach and hard work. The timeline was tight but you have delivered !”

Commercial Temporary Client Feedback

“Just wanted to say thank you for arranging some great interviews for me to attend. The service you and you colleagues provided during my search for a new career has been absolutely fantastic and incredibly professional, and I couldn’t be more happier with it.”


Candidate Testimonials

I have received my formal offer of employment and my start date is Tuesday, 29th August.

Thanks to Anna and Alex for all your help.

I have kept both your contact details and will pass these on where I know of someone looking for employment.

It has been a great service from both of you.



“I walked through the door at SOS and was greeted professionally with a promise of finding me suitable temporary work. Sue more than delivered for me and helped me get foot in the door with a great modern progressive company to work for. I would strongly recommend SOS to anyone seeking a permanent or temporary position in Bournemouth”.

August 2017

Workforce Candidate

“amazing guy! Like him so much! Great examples, easy to build a report, amazing English! Well done guys !!! “


“After arriving in Bournemouth on a Wednesday, I visited the office on a Saturday to enquire about possible positions. Surely enough I received advice from Bart a consultant and in a short time, I was placed to work in a great company earning good pay. I am definitely grateful for all the help and assistance even setting up my bank account, Amar the accountant ensured I had this done in time to receive my first payslip in the UK!..

Thank you so much SOS, I am grateful for everything! “


It’s really kind of you to keep in touch, thank you.

In Banstead everything looks really good, I’m in the model house learning all about the role and I must say, there’s a lot to take in.
It is a very demanding role and I need to learn for the next 3 to 6 months to get to the confidence level that I’m looking for. I’m very happy. This is exactly what I was looking for, I’m getting to know the care sector and should have explore it earlier. It’s amazing, also because this is a role within my university profession, which I never had a chance to use before. Meeting many people, going for competition research, doing elearning, shadowing, mentoring and the possible forms of assimilating information. Which is great. I take it as a postgraduate to the studies I’ve done back in Poland with job included in learning. Spot on!

Let’s keep in touch, that’s a great idea!

Many thanks again,


Hi Alex,

Hope my email finds you well.

There are nearly six months since I have started. The company is very well established on the market, clients are happy with the service provided and 2016 registered an overall increase in turnover of over 25%.
Don’t need to tell you more, you know exactly the Company profile.

Thank you for the opportunity you offered and warm wishes for Christmas.

Kind regards,



Thanks for the Business AList gift card
Very sweet, I used it on Saturday 2 for 1 cocktails at Bar So.
I have a couple of week days off next week so might come in to say hello and have a chat.



Just wanted to say thank you.

Was so sweet getting the little frame and choccies etc.

Really put a massive smile on my face.

Have a great day!!!

Sarah xx


Hey Anna!

Just wanted to say thank you.

Was so sweet getting the little frame and choccies etc.

Really put a massive smile on my face.

Have a great day!!!

Sarah xx



I also wanted to say thank you to you and your team this week. Your warmth, support and care have meant a great deal to me. I certainly recommend your company and particularly want to send my gratitude to you for your kindness. I can see you all work hard at keeping what seems like a complex process, simple for us. Thank you.

Best wishes




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