Channel 4 signs up for “The Recruitment Agency”

Produced by Dragonfly and set to air this year, the four x 60-minute series follows the staff and job-hunting clients of independent Yorkshire-based agency Candelisa People.
February 11, 2015

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has ordered a doc series set in a Yorkshire recruitment agency.

Produced by Dragonfly, The Recruitment Agency (four x 60 minutes) follows the staff and job-hunting clients of independent agency Candelisa People.

The series, which is due to air this year, follows agency founder Jane Vincent as she attempts to land major clients in the hopes of establishing a greater presence in the recruitment industry.

“From minimum wage to £100K-plus jobs Candelisa will take on any client in the hope that they can secure business and keep themselves afloat,” the network said in a statement. “This team will stop at nothing to win business, find the best person for the job and ensure their clients are happy.”

The Recruitment Agency is a huge opportunity for documentaries to push into the inside world of businesses and local communities,” added C4 commissioning editor Emma Cooper. “Using the prism of daily working life we’ll have a fascinating insight into the world of recruitment and job seekers across a wide pay spectrum.”

Suzy Ratner is producing and Dragonfly’s Paul Broadbent serves as executive producer.

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