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Introducing Principle

At Principle, we enhance the recruitment experience of clients and candidates by providing an honest, thorough, bespoke recruitment service underpinned by our personal approach.

We specialise in partnering with MSP (Managed Service Provider) and RPO (Recruitment Process Outsourcing) providers, placing contingent and permanent workers in technology, engineering, media, marketing, finance and operations roles.

Founded in 2000 by Audrey Hughes, as Principle has grown over the years, we have remained close to our clients, keeping our team tight and well-connected to the marketplace.

With offices in Dublin and London, we work in a collaborative environment, sharing our resources and knowledge to ensure our clients are introduced to the best talent to meet their needs.

Why Work with us?

  • We are an international award-winning recruitment agency

    Out of 300 agencies around the world, we were chosen for a prestigious silver service award – for our performance and support with an MSP partner programme, providing them with contingent workers. We go above and beyond for our clients and candidates, ensuring a positive journey.

  • As our name suggests, we have high principles. 

    We value honesty, integrity, and hard work. We are always open and truthful with you. If a candidate or client is not the right fit, we will call it. If the skills you are searching for are not within budget, we will give you market data to show you why.

  • We have an unrivalled track record

    95% of our business over the past 20 years has come from repeat or referral work. We are a long-term recruitment partner for our clients. We value their loyalty as proof of the quality of the services we provide.

  • We are an experienced team, passionate

    about all things recruitment

    We enjoy the challenge of a unique search, working to tight deadlines, or managing a recruitment project. When there are candidates to be found, no matter the situation, we use our market knowledge and contacts to deliver. We have expert recruiters with industry backgrounds in IT, engineering, HR, marketing and finance to support you. We manage payroll, contingent workers and contractors, regularly working in partnership with RPOs and MSPs.

  • We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion (D&I). 

    We strongly believe that the best shortlist for every role should be presented to you regardless of age, colour, ethnic origin or sexual orientation. Our team-members are trained in D&I selection and recruitment, and are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

  • With offices in Dublin and London, we have a wide reach and can support your business across both locations. Our offices are located at 8 Leeson Close, Dublin 2 and 18 Soho Square, London.

To find out more, call us on +353-1-6767166 or +44-3300526478, or email

To find out more, call us on +353-1-6767166 or  +44-3300526478 , or email

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