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Travail Franchise

Recruitment is an established and flourishing market sector. We should know as we've been doing this since 1977! Our National Network consists of both franchised and wholly owned branches, so not only do we offer a franchise business model but we run it too.

We are members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and according to them the market has an annual turnover of £29 billion, someone finds a permanent job every 21 seconds with the help of a Recruitment Agency, whilst 19% of companies using temporary staff state they wouldn't be able to operate without the use of temporary workers.

Flexible working practices, ongoing skills shortages, fluctuations in output, seasonal demands and legislative burden all contribute to the countless opportunities to supply temporary staff, both in volume and as one off arrangement, and source suitable candidates for permanent roles.

A Travail franchise offers you the opportunity to build a lucrative and sustainable business. Turnover can be high, with profit margins that are the envy of our industry. Our business extends across countless industry sectors with numerous operating divisions. Our strength comes from being locally owned and locally managed giving us the ability to work with companies at a local level and truly understand their working culture and business environment. With comprehensive, ongoing training, you are able to develop your business to complement not only your previous experience but also to maximise the opportunities predominant within your geographical territory.

As a Travail franchise partner, not only will you have the opportunity to integrate into a nationwide network of like- minded owner operators, you will be granted an exclusive territory with multi branch potential. Working to a proven business system, utilising the Travail name, branding and materials allows you the opportunity to become quickly operational.

We will supply you with many elements of your operational infrastructure: Operating Methods, Head Office support, Corporate Training, dedicated temporaries payroll and client invoicing and the Travail website.....

......And do our utmost to support and develop your people too, offering; dedicated Franchise Support, Corporate Learning Centre Training programs, bespoke training and coaching, the combined knowledge of your fellow franchisees and franchisor and absolute commitment to the belief that your success is our success.

Franchise Territories

Our franchise offices supply temporary and permanent staff to companies within a protected territory, large enough to incorporate a multi site network allowing you and your business the opportunity to grow. Each franchise is its own local recruitment business and uses the strength of our national brand to build its reputation.

Territories are carefully selected to ensure that there is sufficient potential to develop a strong, viable business. You will be the only Travail office trading in your territory, whilst also having the having the opportunity and support to develop relationships with neighbouring offices and enhance business opportunities.

Offices operate from town or city locations, ideally comprising two or three staff during the start-up phase, with the option to increase head count as you develop. All offices use the same proven quality accredited systems and have access to a comprehensive range of head office, payroll and field support functions.

We consider applications for all areas in the United Kingdom where we are not already represented. Get in touch to discuss your area.

Investment and Rewards

The total investment requirement, including initial set-up costs and provision for working capital, will vary related to head count, location, and speed of growth and if you choose to factor your business. We will be happy to discuss options available to you at the time of meeting, including the Enterprise Finance Guarantee.

The initial franchise fee is £12,000, which includes a stationery and marketing pack to get you started, training and payroll software.

Growth and speed of payback will depend on many factors, not least amongst which will be access to working capital and the level of investment that is devoted to staff headcount, training and development. Whether investment in headcount is carried out straight away or as the office develops over time, we have found a direct causal link between the number and quality of recruitment consultants working in an office, whether company or franchise owned, and the results of that office.

Dedicated Support

Both Travail Employment Group and your Area Franchise Manager have a wealth of experience, and specialist knowledge, of both the recruitment industry and business management. Indeed, our Senior Management Team will share more than a century of collective recruitment experience! We pride ourselves on the level of training and marketing support we offer. Your success is our success, so support for success is wide ranging:

Operating Methods Manuals detail policies, legislation, philosophies and day-to-day systems and procedures.

Pre-Opening support to identify a viable territory, help prepare a detailed business development plan and introduce you to franchise banking specialists, the selection and refurbishment of premises and staff selection. Working together and with our Market Research information, we support you to identify potential client companies and attract talent.

At Office Launch we work with you and your staff, helping to establish a client base, and structure your day to day activities.

Ongoing Field Support from the Franchise Team is available to continue working with your operation on a regular basis focussing on the continued motivation and development of you and your branch staff, their skills and the strategy and offer of your recruitment business to the local market.

Formal Training from our Corporate Learning Centre provides comprehensive courses ranging from the essential "basics" of the recruitment industry through to advanced sales and management techniques.

Payroll and Sales Ledger Services are a fundamental provision. We provide the temporary staff payroll data, client invoices and all the financial information needed to run your office efficiently and cost effectively. Thus giving you the freedom to concentrate on expanding and developing your business.

Marketing and Advertising functions enable you to target candidate talent with preferential rates negotiated on major job advertising websites, along with our Travail website and social media sites, whilst developing your client base with branded sales materials and corporate gifts.

HR support for your office team is provided with template contracts, letters and Staff Handbook along with advice, support and guidance and notification of relevant changes in Employment Law.

Get to know us

We understand deciding to run your own business is a big decision. You need to be able to make an informed choice.

We would welcome the opportunity of inviting you for an informal meeting at our Head Office based in Gloucester to see, first hand, the strength of support available to you through the term of our partnership, where our teams are happy to share their various job functions with you, discuss exactly how they help and support you in building a strong viable business and to be able to see a Travail branch in operation.

This will also be the opportunity to meet your Travail Franchise Manager who will assist you with business and finance planning, introduce you to franchise experts within major banking organisations and will be on hand throughout the process to ensure your new business opens smoothly and to plan.


Experience of the recruitment industry is not a prerequisite - but we would expect you to have the ability to develop long-term customer relationships. Ideally you will have strong communication skills and the ability to motivate your team.

If you have a commercial background, ideally with sales and people skills, are enterprising and prepared to take an active role in the business, we can provide you with all the tools you will need to run your own successful recruitment business.

Ultimately you can make the profits with our support. Our successful franchisees are a cross section of those with recruitment experience and those with no previous experience of the industry - a great testimonial to our dedicated support and proven formula for success.

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