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TIARA Recruitment Awards

2023 - Finalist
- Best Recruitment Company to Work For (£5m - £20m)
- Workwell Innovation

2022 - Finalist
- Clearwater Growth Recruitment Company of the Year
- Mischon de Reya Recruitment Leader of the Year

ERF Awards

Best in Practice - Technology

Best Back Office Team

Best in Practice (Technology & IT)

Best Agency (Large)


Best Agency (Online)


Best Agency (Online)
Best in Practice (Sales)

Best Agency (Online)
Recruitment Agency of the Year (Large)

CV Magazine

Best Full Service Recruitment Consultancy Firm - Ireland

Best Full Service Recruitment Consultancy Firm - Ireland

Great Place to Work Institute

Best Workplaces in Europe

Irish Independent

Winner 10 Best Companies to Work For: Ireland 2008

About Brightwater

The Brightwater Group is a highly reputable and established brand with a market presence of over 25 years in Ireland. We have a proven ability in managing highly specialist recruitment drives through to complex large-scale multi-disciplinary hiring campaigns under tight deadlines.

To learn more about the Brightwater Group and our services as well as our sister companies, please download our company brochure here: Brightwater Group Brochure

Our sister companies include Alternatives (a marketing & digital recruitment consultancy), Brightwater Executive (specialising in executive level recruitment), Raretec (actuarial recruitment specialists) and Mentors (a business mentoring specialist) .

Brightwater Recruitment specialises in the recruitment of professionals across professional services, technical services and executive for permanent, contract, temporary and interim management roles. We have 2 offices based in Dublin and Cork and recruit at all levels for an array of national and international companies across the private, semi state and public sectors.

Our Specialisms Include:
  • Accountancy & Finance
  • Banking & Funds
  • Compliance & Risk
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Legal
  • Taxation
  • IT
  • Engineering
  • Life Science & Pharmaceutical
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Project Management
  • Office Support
  • Human Resources
  • Sales
  • Customer Service

Executive Search

  • Industry & Commerce
  • Professional
  • Financial
  • Technical
Customer Service

Our goal is to provide quality service to our clients and candidates. We listen to their needs and strive to exceed their expectations.Our focus on quality in all we do runs through the core of our business.

How Brightwater Works

At Brightwater, we tailor our recruitment solutions to each client’s individual requirements. We will advise on the best methodology for each role or project.

Our service is bespoke and can include a range of resourcing techniques including our unique candidate database which has the ability to target specific skill sets, advanced internet recruiting including social media search strategies, the use of external websites, Brightwater’s own website and advertising and sponsorship.

We work on the following principles:

  • Contingency Search
  • Retained Assignments
  • Volume Project Assignments
  • Contract Recruitment
  • Advertising Campaigns

Mission Statement

“We will consistently and conscientiously strive to make our customers the focus of our attention, to understand their needs, to meet their expectations and to provide them with full value through professional, personal service”.