Setting standards

Since our inception in 2018, we have developed strong bonds with industry partners who we believe offer a lot of value to the clients and candidates we work with.

We partner with various organisations, charities, non-profits and accreditors, whose values align with our own, to address skills challenges faced by many candidates and companies across the UK.

We pride ourselves on being leaders in the defence industry and strive to make meaningful contributions to creating better futures for our community and the environment in which we operate.

Our Purpose

We exist to provide the people that enable organisations to protect and shape the future.

Our Vision

To rethink the standard for STEM talent solutions globally within Defence, Engineering & Security

Our Values


The first word that we could think of when creating Copello was trust. It is the foundation of what we do. We trust our team and give them the tools they need so that our Clients and Candidates can Trust we will do the right thing at every step of the process

Success By Design

We are rethinking the standard in STEM talent solutions, to do that we will leave nothing to chance. We will work with you to ensure that the success of your search is mapped out so there is only one outcome.

Remember the Human

We are a people business, enabling people to find great people the best opportunities. We know these are big decisions and we will always remember that. Plus we think it its pretty obvious to treat people with decency and respect.

No Surprises

Things can go wrong sometimes, and bad news can travel just as quickly as good. We don’t believe in sugar-coating the truth, we will provide you with all information you need, all the time.

Be Better

We don’t believe in sound bites about being different, disrupters or powerhouses. We simply believe in being better.

Working together to create better futures

We are proud of the relationships we hold with the following institutions:

Being a part of the Armed Forces Covenant represents our commitment to helping those who have served and their families, when looking for future roles.

JOSCAR is a collaborative tool used by the aerospace, defence and security industry to act as a single repository for pre-qualification and compliance information. Using JOSCAR can determine if a supplier is “fit for business”. Our registration number is 10029336.

Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme which focuses on five important technical controls which are designed to guard against the most common internet based cyber security threats.

The Disability Confident scheme helps employers recruit and retain great people and recognises those employers who are committed to inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

Copello is an official Crown Commercial Service Supplier for RM6229 Permanent Recruitment 2 (PR2) – Lot 2 Non Clinical General Recruitment, delivering permanent recruitment solutions across the defence, information security and engineering and technology sectors.

The Good Business Charter is an accreditation which organisations in the UK can sign up for, in recognition of responsible business practices. An organisation must meet all 10 commitments to receive GBC accreditation.

Copello is a member of ICW, formed to promote collaborative working amongst organisations, large and small, to develop better and more competitive business relationships.

Our pledge

Copello is proud to be part of the Armed Forces Covenant with Bronze Award Status. To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to them.

The covenant focusses on helping members of the armed forces community have the same access to government and commercial services and products as any other citizen.

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

At Copello, we pledge to support the employment of veterans and other members of the Armed Forces Community for both internal and external vacancies. We provide 1-2-1 guidance and advice and support veterans with creating their CV honed to their military skills and experience and prepare them in advance for interviews, helping to build their confidence where needed.

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part of the joscar community

Copello are proud to be JOSCAR registered, which is valued by some of the largest purchasers in the defence community and indicates that we have gone through the process and have demonstrated our commitment and credentials to the industry. Our registered number is 10029336.

JOSCAR (Joint Supply Chain Accreditation Register) is an accreditation system set up by ADS and Hellios specifically for the aerospace, defence and security sectors. The accreditation mark is valued by some of the world’s leading Defence companies such as Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems, Babcock International, Rolls Royce, Leonardo and NATS. This register is strictly invite-only and requires successful completion of a qualification process.

Copello went through months of the accreditation process and fulfilled the appropriate credentials. This recognition proves that we meet the high standards of quality and performance and thus allows our customers to have a higher assurance that we are a trusted supplier. It also assures our clients and partners that the service we provide is that of the highest quality and complies with the industry standards.

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committed to cyber security

By displaying the Cyber Essentials badge it means we have put measures in place to protect not only our own organisation, but also the security of our clients, by meeting a UK Government endorsed standard, across five key elements:

  • Firewalls
  • Secure Configuration
  • User Access Control
  • Malware Protection
  • Security Update Management

By achieving accreditation to the scheme, Copello demonstrates our commitment to cyber security.

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together, we play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better

The Disability Confident scheme helps employers recruit and retain great people, and to:

– Challenge attitudes and increase understanding of disability
– Draw from the widest possible pool of talent
– Secure high-quality staff who are skilled, loyal and hard working
– Improve employee morale and commitment by demonstrating fair treatment

It also helps identify those employers who are committed to inclusion and diversity in the workplace. We are proud to have achieved Level 2 and to recognised as a Disability Confident Employer.

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Compliant, efficient and bespoke recruitment solution

To become an approved supplier of the framework, Copello went through a comprehensive accreditation process and fulfilled the appropriate credentials. The CCS RM6229 Permanent Framework is one of the easiest ways to hire public sector professionals in the UK.

This is a very exciting partnership with the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as we will be supporting the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when looking at recruitment campaigns for the defence, information security and engineering & technology sectors.

As a supplier on the framework we are able to provide an unrivalled and true added value approach to NHS and wider Public Sector recruitment by providing a fully compliant, efficient and bespoke recruitment solution.

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Recognition for responsible business behaviour

The Good Buiness Charter measures behaviour over 10 components: real living wage, fairer hours and contracts, employee well-being, employee representation, diversity and inclusion, environmental responsibility, paying fair tax, commitment to customers, ethical sourcing, and prompt payment. An organisation must meet all 10 commitments to receive GBC accreditation.

By achieving accreditation to the scheme, Copello demonstrates our commitment to responsible business behaviour.

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Copello is a member of the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW), a multi-tiered membership organisation focused on supporting organisations and business to understand the value of collaboration and the benefits achieved through collaborative working.

Copello provides the ICW network with support and advice to help address talent challenges.

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