Platinum is a Specialist Hospitality Recruitment Agency. We have Divisions that cover all areas of hospitality within the UK and as we are based in Bournemouth we have a Regional Division that is dedicated to Hospitality Recruitment within Dorset & Hampshire.
From Permanent placements to temporary support, we can assist clients in looking for the right individuals for their teams or candidates looking for their next career move. We have an enviable list of successful placements and clients that regularly benefit from our proven services.
Our clients are made up from many areas of the industry, some of which include;-
- AA Rosette Restaurants
- Pubs, Restaurants, Bars & Cafes
- Entertainments Venues
- Contract Catering Sites
- Event Companies & Outside Caterers
- Private Residences
Have been working with Platinum for 6 years now and they always keep me busy!!! They always give me a job to suit my abilities and capacity as a chef. They have always been there for me, listen to me and very understanding. The team at Bournemouth is top class and very professional. From my personal experience, Platinum Recruitment is one of the best in the country and have been a chef for the last 40 years. Thank you to the team. More...
After working with Platinum across 2 years, well, they've been the best company I've ever worked for. Working in Front Of House can be tricky, however they make it a joy for places I'm posted to. I've worked with other people employed by Platinum in Front Of House and everyone who works for them are very professional and knew exactly what they were doing, and had great personalities. #MadeFriendsForLifeAs for Platinum, are incredibly supportive, kept in regular contact and were always there if needed. I've never had any issues with working for them and they always have been incredibly generous, understanding and caring to any special requests, holidays and queries I've had. I highly recommend them as employersVictoria, my lead contact at platinum, has always been supportive, both in my working life and personal life, professional and well, frankly hilarious and awesome to deal with, not only is she a credit to Platinum, but to all recruitment agencies. Charlotte, Daniela, Haidee, Lewis, Karen, everyone I've dealt with at Platinum are such a joy to talk to, I always have a laugh, and it feels more like dealing with family than dealing with employers, while maintaining a totally respectful and professional relationship.5 star employers all round and I highly recommend. Thanks for all your hard work, Platinum, keep it up. More...
I believe I am more than 10 years of part of Platinum Recruitment. I have never had any issues to change my assignments, I never had to wait more than weeks for the new ones, even if I desperately wanted to change, as something went wrong with my accommodation. Anytime without problem I could go for Holiday when I wanted as long how I needed. When I arrived back, always had a new assignment. As my 10 years with them, I traveled all over UK, leaved in most famous holiday placed. Hardly recommend them, especially Karen, Haidee, Victoria, Andy, and actually all of them in the Agency. More...
I would thoroughly recommend Platinum Recruitment to anyone. They have kept me very busy over the past 8 months and I have really enjoyed the work that they have found for me. The recruitment team are always extremely friendly, helpful, considerate and professional and I feel very lucky to have found such a great company to work with. Thank you Platinum! More...
To be honest I’m not very good at writing reviews so here goes. I have worked with Tom, Andy, Rob and not forgetting Jo and Matt. I have only been with Platinum for just under a year but in that year I have worked from Poole to Cheltenham. I have enjoyed most jobs but nothing in life is perfect and what I chose not to do again someone else may love. The flexibility of working for an agency is great as you can chose when and what you do. Yes there are quiet times but then there’s busy times too. I would recommend Platinum as a client and an employee for all front and back of house needs. Jenni x More...
I have been working for Platinum for over three years so far it has been very positive. Very friendly, professional and helpful staff. Always have time to listen and offer assistance. Since I have been working not once I had an issue that could not resolved in a timely and productive manner.I very highly recommend this place and also all the members of staff. They are brilliant. More...
I started working for Platinum nearly four years ago. I had various shifts across the area, most of the times with other Platinum colleagues. Staff is always helpful, friendly and professional, prompt answering the phone or messages. I recommend them to anyone who will like a part or full time job in hospitality industry, they have a variety of shifts suitable to everybody. And of course, they are the best ;) More...
I have been working for Platinum Recruitment on and off over the last couple of years, and have seen them grow and evolve as an agency. In general I enjoy working for the agency, I receive shifts regularly (although you do need to call regularly to ask for shifts) and enjoy working at most of their locations. If there is a location I do not particularly enjoy I do not need to go back. Working with the flexibility of the agency has been perfect alongside my studies. Staff are always friendly, very helpful and they are always contactable - especially Andy, Rob and Tom Leech. There is a minimum shift time of 4 hours, which is great for an agency as it ensures clients cannot send you home without paying you at least 4 hours. More...
Having worked with Platinum for at least 7 years now, I can thoroughly recommend them to anyone wanting a varied and flexible career in Temp work, and believe that the perm section would be as good. They are prompt payers, Karen, Victoria, Haidee, Charlotte and Dani have all been so wonderful to me over that time, and they will help with any queries or concerns.Thanks to Platinum Recruitment, I have been able to see so much of the country, from city centres to really out-of-the-way places, from huge corporate hotels to small and intimate "inns", and the range of experience and knowledge that I have gained in this time is invaluable.I have no hesitation in recommending Platinum Recruitment to all in the Tourism Sector.Thanks for many great years, Guys, all the best!! Craig More...
Have been working for them as a relief receptionists for nearly two years now. The ladies in the office are amazing and always there to help. They’re also incredible understanding when things go wrong and get things sorted in a flash. They find me work all year round, a great and very dependable company to work for. More...
Would like to say a massive thank you to Rob and the team at Platinum Recruitment. You have found me a once in a lifetime opportunity to work under a great head chef. Thank you so much
A great company to be part of. I have worked with Platinum Recruitment as a temporary chef for several years now, Rob has always looked after me well with good assignments, most ongoing for a few months or so and he has always offered me continuous work. A 5* recruitment agency.
I cannot fault Platinum - they've been fantastic over the last 5 months. Massive shout out to Victoria who made the effort to keep in contact with me when I broke my ankle to make sure I was okay, despite not being able to work for them for 10 weeks. It was really thoughtful and showed that I'd chosen the best agency to work with. Karen and Haidee have been brilliant at getting me into placements too. A lovely, professional bunch who are fantastic at what they do. More...
Always a great service from Platinum, especially Rob. He goes above and beyond to find chefs to suit our needs.
I cannot thank Karen, Haidee and Victoria at Platinum Recruitment Agency enough for all that they have done for me over the past 3 months. Moving to a new country is never easy and finding a job there even less so! Having the fantastic Platinum team constantly being on the lookout for job opportunities has been an absolute lifesaver for me. They were very communicative, efficient, professional and filtered job opportunities through according to my experience and location preferences. Highly recommended for anyone on the job market and those new to London. More...
Since the start of my application, I found Rob to be so helpful, courteous and professional. I have secured a very nice position. I would recommend Platinum recruitment and Rob. More...
5* service all the way, they got me where i wanted to go and work in a very short time. Wi definitely recomend and use again
I was really impressed by the level of professionalism shown by Rob and the team , i have worked with many agencies in the past and i must say that Platinum has to be the best . Many thanks for getting me the job on jersey you were all great many thanks , especially ROB ! CHEERS GUYS More...
As a master student studying events managment, Platinum has been always helpful for me to be involved in various events as a temporary staff. Also, they are professional and lovely people! Definately best recruitment agency in hospitality! Many thanks particularly Jack always been friendly and nice xx More...
I strongly recommend Platinum Recruitment to everyone.
Very professional and friendly team.
I have to say a big thank you to Andy Sinclair who helped to get my new job!
Thank you Platinum Recruitment.
I've had a realy nice experience with Platinum Recruitment. I've been looked after and guided through the process of finding a job by Victoria. She is very professional and helpful. She manage to find me the job that matched my profile. She is a key worker for the company and i would like to thank her and the rest of the team! Briliant work guys!!!! More...
Amazing place. Rob Cotton helped me find my first job in Jersey, after that didn't work out he was instantly on the phone getting organised and found me another within 12 hours. A even better job than my previous one. Very professional, great communication. Would recommend this company to anyone! More...
Platinum has been wonderful with giving me shifts that work around my uni schedule, especially Jack in the office who makes sure I always have work and has given me fun places I enjoy working at with friendly people. thankyooou ! �
Having just signed up with platinum, having heard good things about them from other chefs! I was not at all surprised, with the efficiency and professionalism, of been assigned to a position I wanted so soon!
! Thanks to Rob and the platinum team!!!
Look forward to working with you guys going forward in the future!
Thanks guys. More...
I would like to say a big thank you to alastair who was a great help through the whole process of finding my new job from start to finish a very professional company and would work with again or recommend to someone else
Rob at platinum Recruitment has been most approachable,and has pointed me in the right direction at a time when I have other
Job opportunities on the table.
Previous recruitment agencies that I have had dealings with seem to want you to take the first job that they offer you and when you
try too communicate with them that the job is not the right one for you,they don't bother replying to your emails or return phone calls!
So a big thank you to you Rob for your time and patience,we are still a work in progress! More...
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Very professional and friendly staff. They gave me more than one option and only looked out for my best interest� thank you platinum recruitment and especially to Nicole Marx. You have been great to me. Time to celebrate my new job �� More...
I want to recommend this services to everybody. I was trying to relocate to another place as chef de partie and in less than a week thanks to Rob I found the right place with all the requirements I was looking for, thank you so much!
After falling out of contact with Jo for a few years he phoned me on the off chance this year and has been nothing but helpful always a good service and always happy to help i will continue using platinum and have recommended to my friends in the industry
Having been approached by Platinum late last year as I was looking for a new move, Lewis was superb from start to finish, he had a great location lined up and worked well with the GM and DGM. In the 3 months since I moved I've already gained a promotion showing that Lewis put me into an establishment always looking to use those from within and develop those they have. Since the move Lewis has been in touch on occasion just to ensure everything has been smooth and there have been no issues. Communication was always prompt and I would certainly recommend making use of Platinum in the future. More...
Hello fellow chefs.My name is Marcel Lorincz and i worked for the company for over a year now, i was alway busy and happy with the guys who work there,constantly provideing me work all over Dorset and Hampshire. Thank you very much Joanne Kernan for everything,the whole team was great and supportive...for me personally it was a great experience and a chance to see my level and a chance to prove myself in the catering business. I gladly recommend them anytime to anyone who want's permanent or part time jobs with flexible hours. Cheers More...
I've been working for Platinum for fju months,and naw I'm have great opportunity working in Hotell full time job.Moust I'm know Anna Mabay, She first person,who I'm meeting in Platinum agency in Southampton, all this time She keeps tach with me,asking about my new experience.
Before this I'm newer working KP job,but Anna tell me,You can,and this true,naw I'm feel great,not easy,but is good.
Thanks Anna Mabay! More...
I have been using Rob cotton at platinum since 2012 for all my recruitment needs. He has always found me the right candidate with the skills I'm looking for. Always professional and a pleasure to deal with, I don't use anyone else. More...
Platinum (in particular Jo Beck) have been a great help to me over the last 18 months for finding chefs. Not just with agency staff with placing permanent staff also. Thank you
Andy Middleton and Platinum Recruitment have helped me on several occasions over the past few years. They provided me with short-term contracts and casual work whilst I looked for full-time roles. I will always be appreciative of their help and support during some difficult and financially challenging periods. More...
I have worked with Platinum, and specifically Tom Leech, for many years and have always found their commitment and professionalism to be of the highest calibre.
Tom's drive to find the best candidates for any role I am recruiting for, rather than simply trying to fill a vacancy with whomever he can, has always stood out. The time and effort spent in understanding what I am looking for, and the post-recruitment stages of ensuring that both the candidate and myself are happy, have always been appreciated, and I would recommend Tom and Platinum for any recruitment needs. More...
What an amazing placement experience. The most professional with all details so you feel confiedent and prepared. Highly recommended! Carole and Mark you are amazing !
I've worked for platinum a couple if years ago now. Very helpful and professional. Wages always paid on time. Was actually looking to contact them again for work. That's how I ended up here. The lady I spoke to a few years ago was named Jo. Can anyone help? More...
We was left short by a Chef walking out, but Thankfully Platinum came up Trumps, a wonderful chef was allocated to us for 2 weeks,all arranged within a very short space of time, well done Platinum and thanks again.
Absolutely amazing experience. I spoke to Francesca who completely saved my bacon. I had difficulty finding staff (waiters and bar) for my wedding in Weymouth.
Friends of mine were catering and because they weren't an official catering company other recruitment centres in Weymouth and Dorchester said they wouldn't have the right insurance to help me. So after calling about 4 different places, a friend of mine who's a caterer recommended Platinum and they were brilliant.
I was abroad at the time and it was literally about 2 weeks before the wedding and Francesca sorted everything out even though it was last minute. My friends who catered our wedding mentioned how brilliant the staff were. They were all really professional, friendly and went the extra mile. I expected a lot of clearing up, but the barman and waiters when they weren't busy had been sorting stuff and putting glasses through the washing machine etc and made it so much easier to clear up the next day.
Also we had a signature cocktail at the wedding which the barman were happy to do and the waiters were brilliant needing little direction.
All the staff were fantastic and Francesca organised everything and it all went like a dream. I wouldn't hesitate to use platinum again for any future functions! Xxx More...
Carla Arnold is my guardian angel. She kept me working even in quiet seasons, up to 2AA rosette hotels. All the guys from Platinum are friendly and always able to help.
Keep up the good work you lovely people More...
I've worked for Platinum Recruitments, on and off, for three years with them as my only employer and they've been by far the best and fairest employment I've had. The hours are always available, they're in your corner and who doesn't love the privilege of being asked 'if' they can work. More...
Overall great company to work for. The staff are really friendly and always willing to help, perfect job for flexibility, especially if you're a student! A varied types of jobs are offered, meaning you get the chance to meet new people and do different things, overall would definitely recommend. More...
I have been using Platinum for many years and couldn't recommend them high enough for all your recruitment needs. Platinum go above and beyond the call of duty. The office staff are caring, considerate and attentive too all your needs. Thank you, Platinum you're the best. More...
It is good. Lovely people
I would like to take this opportunity to write a review about this amazing agency , in fact the people working there. From the day I applied for the job , Rebecca contacted me to arrange an interview with the Company . It was only 30 minutes when she called me that the interview was arranged. I was trilled. I can't miss saying that she constantly sent me good luck emails before each interview and called me after for a feedback and followed up with the Company. It takes experience and passion to deliver 5 stars customer service and Rebecca has it all. I will always be grateful to her and most definitely will recommend this agency. Thank you! More...
As a founding member of the original Platinum team in 2005, it's been fantastic to see the company grow into the professional and well respected agency it is today. I'm proud to work with such an amazing group of professionals who both love what they do and constantly strive to offer the best service they can. If you're a like minded individual with first hand Hospitality experience, then get in touch. We're always looking to expand the team. We look forward to hearing from you. More...
I have been working with platinum for a while now and I have to say they are amazing. Karen is always such a pleasure to talk to.
, she is passionate about finding me the right team for the business and is always checking in to ensure things remain strong.
I can't recommend platinum enough. Having worked with other agencies in the past I always find myself coming back to the one who consistently performs.
Thankyou so much. More...
I have been working with Platinum for over 3 years now. I think it is one of the best and most professional recruitment agency in the area.
I have worked with other agencies as well, but Platinum staff has always been the most knowledgeable, trusted, high standard experts and specialists in their field.
Keep up the good work.
I've worked for Platinum Recruitment since 2013 and I can truly say they've been great. As a student of Bournemouth University, I've had to balance heavy workloads with trying to earn money to cover essentials such as rent and bills which student finance does not cover. Platinum Recruitment has been my saviour here. With very flexible hours and incredibly friendly staff whom I'm in contact with weekly, we've kept a great relationship over the years. A well recommended company! More...
I have worked with Platinum recruitment on more than one occasion. I have always been happy with the service that they provide, with their attention to details and a high level of customer service, I would be happy to use them again and recommend them.
Been working with Platinum Recruitment on a part time basis since November. The recruitment team are really lovely and polite, including the receptionists. I've worked in a variety of locations, including Bournemouth Airport, the Bournemouth International Centre and AFC Bournemouth. There is a lot of flexibility working for the agency, which is perfect for me being a final year student! You can pick and choose your shifts, making it easy with a busy schedule :) More...
By far, the best recruitment company I have worked for. The consultants are always very helpful and friendly with a professional approach. They are punctual in sending the payslips which makes it easy to plan your spendings ahead. I'm utterly satisfied with my flexible hours as it doesn't interfere with my studies. Working in various events around Dorset allowed me to make amazing friendships and develop a variety of skills. I highly recommend their services! More...
I have worked for platinum for approximately 2 years now and I can confidently say its been a pleasure. I am a design student in Bournemouth in a highly demanding course which doesn't leave me allot of time to do anything else but work, but a man needs to earn money to get by.
I heard about platinum from a friend who recommended them to me as they knew I needed a job that was flexible enough to juggle with my university work, they were perfect. I tell the friendly and polite recruitment team each week when I'm available to work over the phone and then I do my shift, It's as easy as that and I'm very happy to work for them.
I have recommended them to plenty of friends who now work for them and are all as committed as I am. More...