banner image


Create a Job Alert

If you would like to be alerted whenever we post a job that matches your skillset, fill out the form below. Who needs access to a job board when you could be emailed about jobs?


What do our Customers think about us?

Hints & Tips

For some key hints & tips to improve your job search, follow this link below.

Candidate Journey

Once you’ve had a discussion with us to delve into the intricacies of your previous experience and the ideal role for you, we will take you through our ASPIRE process. It’s important to us that we learn about all the key factors that you’ll consider when deciding upon your next career step so that we can maximise this process for you.

Submit your CV

Ensure your CV is in our capable hands but submitting it to our system. That way you will be kept in the loop with any live jobs we have that match your skillset.

Book a Consultation

Our Consultants are talking to people all day and so time can be precious. To book in some time with one of our Consultants, follow the link below.

Why Employee Value Proposition is Vital When You're Hiring Manufacturing Talent
It’s hugely important to attract impressive employees in the world of manufacturing, and Employee Value Proposition (EVP) can have a significant impact on your chances of securing top talent.
Here's How Manufacturers Can Improve Employee Onboarding
There is no denying the importance of employee onboarding, but there are bound to be ways that you can improve things. Onboarding is vital in manufacturing, as it ensures that employees understand complex tasks, operations, procedures and how to do things efficiently.
Top 9 Things Job Seekers Want in Their Next Career Move
As an employer, it's important to understand what job seekers are looking for in their next career move. We have been asking candidates for the last 18 months why they are looking to move positions and what is most important to them for their next role. Here are the top 9 responses in order of importance:
Manufacturing Salary Survey 2023
Our latest salary survey guide features key insights and takeaways for the manufacturing sector.
How to Reduce Waste in Lean Manufacturing
Every operation within your business will either add value or produce waste. Lean manufacturing is all about eliminating those activities that don’t add value, cutting down on the waste that comes with processes that lower your efficiency. It’s about focusing instead on operation flows that reduce waste, rather than create it.
Bad Hires Beware: The Costly Consequences of Choosing the Wrong Candidate and How to Avoid Them!
The cost of a bad hire in the UK can be staggering, with implications ranging from lost productivity to reputational damage. According to research by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), a bad hire at mid-manager level can cost a business upwards of £132,000. In this article, we will explore the true cost of a bad hire, and discuss five ways to avoid them, including the benefits of using a recruitment agency to assist in the recruitment process.

My Testimonial

We approached Optima during our search for technical roles within the business, Kyle and the team were great in helping us shape our needs and hone in on the type of person we actually needed, rather than just what the job description had in its text.
From the outset, Optima presented us with candidates that really did not need shortlisting by ourselves, and the shortened our process significantly. Optima remained in contact with the candidates and us to ensure that any issues were managed, and that initial telephone interviews were conducted at pace, so we could down select.
Helping the candidates prepare for interview by giving them the “story” of our roles, meant that interviewees were well prepared before face to face interviews, and understood not only the current task, but the direction we wanted to go in the future, which ensured our side of the process was easy to conduct.
Post recruitment by managing candidate contact, Optima ensured we worked with candidates through to joining us, preparing them for smooth onboarding and reducing the time it took to get to know the business.
Ops Manager @ AE Aerospace
About Kyle Davies
I had the pleasure of working with Ryan for a contract position I worked through Optima. The process was easy, well communicated, and easy flowing. I would highly recommend Optima; their professional but friendly way of work is second to none!
Jamie W, Mechanical Design Contractor
About Ryan Lockett
Absolutely excellent! Initial call was with Kyle (he placed me in my previous role) Dani was just starting with Optima. Dani and I had a detailed review of what I had done, my experience and what I wanted! A Quality Manager role In Blackpool Great wage (no travel) Can go to gym in morning before work (but still won’t) Spot on all the way! Thanks Team Optima!!
Diane H, Quality Manager
About Dani Montgomery
In a competitive market, Recruitment Consultants need to stand out from the crowd, more so now than before COVID-19. The days of promising the earth but then disappearing the get the next quick win are gone for now and a more long term, considerate and personal service is required. After all, it’s the candidates that actually earn the fees and support the brands reputation. For me, Optima Consultancy Services, Grace in particular, has done just that. Grace communicates with me pro-actively, whether good, bad or indeed no news. Grace is always cheerful, trustworthy and insightful into market conditions. I look forward to success with Optima Consultancy Services and continuing this relationship for many years to come.
Nigel B, Business Executive
For Grace Brewer