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Health and social care agency recruitment agency, Cardea, opens in Manchester for the North West

One of the fastest growing health and social care recruitment agencies,Cardea, has opened its doors in the North West and is operating from an office in Manchester near the Airport.

Cardea recruits permanent and temporary social workers, nurses, health care professionals, care assistants and social housing employees.

The firm, part of established recruitment group Barker Ross, has strong contacts with local authorities and healthcare organisations throughout the North West and already has vacancies to fill.

Ross Buchanan, who is managing Cardea’s operation in the North West, comments:
“At Cardea, we think that what really matters in health and social care is getting someone who knows what they are doing and building a relationship with that person. We offer staff that bit extra, so we have a loyal group of workers who can provide excellent service to clients.”

Temporary workers who sign up with Cardea will be able to benefit from its commitment to training and rewarding staff, through Mercury, its unique loyalty programme. Ongoing training in their chosen field is offered as standard, plus a reward scheme, where they can save up to 15% on their shopping and Mercury Extra awards for outstanding performance.

Buchanan continues:
“Because we really invest in our staff, we can make sure hospitals, councils and private care homes can get the right staff from us on a regular basis, as people are interested in what we offer for their longer term success.”

Cardea will be based at the Trident Business Park, a few miles from Manchester Airport.


Contact: Suzanne Orsler, Tel 07813 131350,
Jackie Moore, Tel 07595 893476,
Note to editors:

Cardea is part of the Barker Ross Group. The Barker Ross Group has dedicated recruitment teams operating in the food, agriculture, waste, industrial, logistics construction, civil engineering, energy, technical, engineering and housing sectors. All teams source and supply temporary, contract and permanent workers.

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Mercury Loyalty Scheme

The rewards part of the initiative is provided by a leading employee benefits company which offers cashback and discounts on leading high street brands. As soon they sign up with Cardea a temporary or contract placement worker will start earning discounts, vouchers and cashback from major retailers straight away.

For each hour worked, a worker will earn one training point. Points can then be redeemed against free online courses specially designed for health, social care and housing workers.


As well as all the benefits of rewards and training, workers will also receive Mercury Extra Awards, which are special awards for excellent service. They could be ‘star of the month’ or receive cashback for referring a friend.
The Barker Ross Group has offices across the UK, in Nottingham, Leicester, Lincoln, Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Durham & London.