Potensis offers a genuinely client focused recruitment service. Our business has been built upon an ethos of partnership, working with our clients to provide a bespoke service in tune with their needs.

Our business is built around three vertical markets; construction, social housing & maintenance and residential development. Our consultants are trained and developed as dedicated sector specialists, growing within the business and working closely with their chosen market. This allows them to offer a truly relevant and informed recruitment service.

Our consultants utilise a search and select methodology that not only offers our clients excellent candidate access but also ensures they receive details of candidates selected specifically for their relevance to and compatibility with their businesses.

Our Sectors


Working with contractors of all types, from large multi-nationals and national regional contractors through to specialist sub contractors, our Construction team offers a high quality bespoke recruitment service focused on meeting our clients' needs. Our team has worked in partnership on a variety of project types including major projects, retail, leisure, education, healthcare, PFI/PPP, fit out, refurbishment, private commercial developments, waste to energy, rail and civil engineering.

If you are interested in our Construction recruitment service please visit our construction page.

Social Housing & Maintenance

Our Social Housing & Maintenance team covers the entire affordable housing life cycle from pre-construction through to planned and reactive maintenance. Working with new build contractors and maintenance providers, the team offers the benefit of deep sector knowledge and access to specialist candidates and support staff.

If you are interested in our Social Housing & Maintenance recruitment service please visit our social housing & maintenance page.

Residential Development

Our Residential Development team operates across the entire spectrum of house building work, with bespoke developers and traditional house builders through to high rise developers, strategic land businesses and mixed use developers. The team supports our clients with dedicated house building professionals and support staff, through their excellent sector knowledge and well developed candidate networks.

If you are interested in our Residential Development recruitment service please visit our residential development page.

Our Services

Executive Search
Contingency (Permanent) Recruitment
Temporary Recruitment
Managed Staffing

If you would like Potensis to work on your recruitment needs please register a vacancy or alternatively please call us on 0844 800 9234.

Our commitment to best practice

Our consultants go through one of the most rigorous selection and training programmes in the industry. Over a 12 month period they are developed as dedicated sector specialists and trained in search and selection techniques. When our clients talk to one of our consultants, they are speaking to someone who understands the recruitment market in their sector and has the aptitude and ability to secure the best talent for their business.

Results Driven

Potensis aims to provide an effective and relevant recruitment service that addresses our clients' requirements. We achieve this by focusing on producing a high quality recruitment process and by using our understanding of each client’s business to meet and exceed their expectations of a recruitment service.

Supporting our clients' wider objectives

Potensis sees the bigger picture and works with clients in a true spirit of partnership. We support our clients’ efforts in corporate social responsibility in areas such as health & safety, diversity & equality, environmental awareness and in our actions to support the wider community in both our recruitment practices and in our support of charitable activity.

To find out more please visit our corporate social responsibility and accreditations pages.

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  • We at Kier Construction Central South are very pleased with the excellent service from Potensis – they provide good quality candidates.

    Glyn Salmon, Director,

  • We have worked with Potensis who have provided excellent candidates that met our requirements, their whole process from introduction to signing off time sheets electronically has proved to be extremely ...

    Brian Sanders, Domestic Energy Manager,

  • I have worked with Potensis over the past number of years during which I have found their approach to both permanent and temporary recruitment to be professional, accurate and refreshingly ...

    Jim Dawkins, Commercial Director,

  • Potensis have worked with us on a number of temporary assignments for Rydon Maintenance. We have been impressed by the quality of their candidates, the speed and accuracy of their service and ...

    James O’Loughlin, Recruitment Manager,

  • Gladedale have worked with Potensis for a number of years and have proved to be a valuable partner, willing to understand and positively act upon the changing requirements of our business in terms of ...

    Alan McGillivray, HR Director,

  • Potensis have provided Mears with a high quality temporary and permanent recruitment service. Potensis’ consultants have demonstrated an excellent standard of professionalism and a genuine desire ...

    Ian Watson, Group Supply Chain Director,

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    Steve Bradbury, Project Director,

  • Our main contact at Potensis has worked hard to understand the individual requirements of our line managers and the culture and environment that their candidates would be working in. This has resulted ...

    Nicola Docherty, HR Manager,

  • Potensis have always worked hard to ensure that the quality of the people they put forward is very high. This saves our Managers a considerable amount of time and results in us recruiting the right ...

    Lucas Critchley, Regional Director,

  • We have worked with Potensis for a number of years. We have always been impressed by both the quality of their candidates and their commitment to providing a client focused recruitment service. We look ...

    Rod Sutherland, Operational Manager,

  • Potensis have a rare skill in construction recruitment to be able to source candidates across all sectors and most importantly carry out thorough research before offering short-lists. They are key to ...

    Tim Carpenter, Managing Director,

  • We have worked with Potensis on many positions over the last 5-years and have found their approach to be professional and efficient. They understand the roles and level of experience needed to meet ...

    Adrian Watts, Technical Director,

  • We have been working closely with Potensis over the past 18 months and have developed a very professional and close relationship. We have been able to call upon Potensis on a regular basis for our ...

    Simon Taylor, Resident Liaison Manager,

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