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Who Are We?

Who we are

At BIG ANT we've been dedicated to providing top-notch recruitment solutions since 2001

With a focus on both temporary and permanent placements, we've become a trusted partner for businesses across the region and beyond.

As a business we strive to break the mould of the orthodox employment agency by loosening the shackles a little and being human. We know there are rules to follow in our industry, and our experienced team are fully aware of them, but they shouldn’t stop us enjoying what we do.

Our approach to recruitment is simple yet highly effective: We believe in nurturing relationships and connections, allowing us to understand and focus on the finer details. By doing so, we ensure a seamless and positive experience for both employers and candidates alike.

For candidates

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When you partner with us, you can trust that you're working with a team that's not just invested in your success, but genuinely cares about your goals and aspirations. Experience the difference of working with a recruitment agency that genuinely puts people first.

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Explore our latest job listings and discover the perfect fit for you. From temporary jobs to permanent placements, we've got a wide range of roles waiting to be filled. Take the next step in your journey with BIG ANT – your next position could be just a click away.

Looking for staff?

Finding the right colleague can make all the difference in your team's success. Whether you're in need of temporary support or a permanent addition to your team, we're here to help. With our expertise and dedication, we'll work tirelessly to find you the perfect fit.


Experience the BIG ANT difference: Where our values drive every interaction and delivers trusted results

With our fresh perspective, you'll experience our core values first-hand in every interaction. From our commitment to integrity and professionalism to our dedication to going above and beyond for our customers and candidates, you'll see our values come to life in everything we do. With BIG ANT, expertise meets genuine care and a personal touch.

Where we recruit

Manual and industrial

Manual and industrial

Sub sectors / disciplines: Warehouse, Production, Packing, Cleaning, Manufacturing, Driving, Outdoor Work, Indoor Work, Assembly, Hospitality, Industrial , Seasonal, Volume Recruitment

We’re not a fan of the name of this generic category, but it’s universally recognised so we’re going with it.
We aren’t looking for a pat on the back, but we have experience of successfully managing large volume contracts in manufacturing, warehouse and the Waste sectors, some delivered through our on-site service.

However,  be rest assured we also value working with our smaller, more local businesses too, providing temps for those short term, ad hoc or seasonal needs.

Manual and industrial jobs →
Commerical or Office

Commerical or Office

Sub sectors / disciplines: Administration, Customer, Service, Marketing, Management, Reception, Finance, Hospitality, Human Resources, Sales, Property

It’s hard to nail down this as a sector as nearly all industries and businesses have great office based people.

We generally don’t like lists as they seem so generic and don’t capture all the creative job titles of the temporary and permanent vacancies we support on, however, here goes anyway; -Administration - Customer Service -Sales & Account Management - Legal & Financial Support -Secretarial & PA Marketing -Engineering & Technical -Production Management

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Sub sectors / disciplines: Healthcare Assistant, Hca, Nurse, Senior Healthcare Assistant, Residential Home, Nursing Home, Supported Living, Support Worker

BIG ANT has been operating in recruitment since 2001, add in the combined recruitment and care experience of our team, we can demonstrate real knowledge and credibility in the Healthcare sector.

We support Residential Care Homes, Nursing Homes, Childrens Services and Supported Living establishments  with finding experienced and fully compliant temporary and permanent Healthcare Assistants and Nurses.

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Latest jobs

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Big Ant recruitment are working to support one of clients who are looking for a top quality, very skilled experienced swimming pool engineer to join their team. To carry out service and maintenance work within the leisure industry. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to be involved within their remedial/ refurbishment projects. The right candidate would need to be based 1.

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Big Ant are supporting our valued client in finding that right candidate for their Contracts & Development Engineer role in the Highways Service department. Key purpose for this role is to deliver an effective, efficient and professional service that as a minimum, meets the national local performance targets and delivers high quality outcomes for Torbay and its residents. The right person will be assisting in the delivery and management of the Highways contracts and Engineering function in order to provide an effective service. Qualifications needed Qualified to HND/HNC level (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering or related discipline.

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Big Ant are proud to be working along side our valued client to support in the search for their next Service Manager for the Highways department ( Asset & Traffic) This person will be accountable for the delivery of Highway Asset and Traffic Management function across Torbay. This role will deliver transformation, ensuring the sustainable delivery of an effective, efficient and compliant service whilst working within allocated budgets. The right person must have proven leadership skills and can deliver a customer first service approach at a senior level. Qualifications required for this role are:- Proven experience of successful delivery of complex projects.




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BIG ANT are an absolute game-changer! I was on the hunt for a key member to join our team long-term and have been a for a while, then BIG ANT made the process a breeze. They took the time to truly understand our company, our goals and culture then the specific skills we were looking for. The candidate they found not only had the qualifications we needed but has fitted seamlessly into our team from day one.
BIG ANT really knocked it out of the park with their temp recruitment services! I needed some extra hands on deck for a project, and they delivered top-notch candidates with lightning speed. From start to finish, the process was smooth sailing. Thanks to BIG ANT, my project not only met its deadlines but exceeded expectations.
BIG ANT Healthcare truly came through when we found ourselves in a pinch, desperately needing a temporary healthcare assistant at the eleventh hour. Their responsiveness and dedication to meeting our urgent needs were truly impressive. Thanks to them, we were able to maintain the high level of care our patients deserve, even in the face of unexpected challenges. We now turn to them as our preferred partner.
They've placed me in various temporary assignments, and I've been consistently impressed with their professionalism and efficiency. From the get-go, they understood my skills and preferences, and they've always matched me with assignments that suit me. Their communication is great, they pay me bang on time with no hiccups and they've always been there to support me.