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Employer Testimonials

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 Director @ AE Aerospace

I have used Optima many times in the past and will continue to use them.
They provide excellent candidates, I feel this is because they actually listen to your requirements rather than sending out just any CV , they are quick to respond to any questions, are extremely professional and approachable, and are more than happy to help with any problems you may encounter during the recruitment process.
Highly recommend.
HR Advisor @ Cobble

Grace did a superb job for Angloco when we recruited our most recent Production Engineer. From the very first conversation I had with Grace about the role she was attentive to our needs and delivered a very high calibre of candidates to review.
Once I shortlisted the candidates for interview, Grace was very efficient in her dealings with both ourselves and the candidates and was very consierate of my diary congestion in her commmunication.
Chris S, Director of Operations

We engaged Kyle to bolster our Bid Management Team with 4 new hires, with varied experience and technical skills. Despite the particularly niche requirement and brief, Kyle and the team delivered a fantastic selection of options for each of the positions. The result is far beyond my expectations. I couldn't have imagined being in the position we are right now and I'd therefore have no hesitation at all in retaining Optima again.
Alistair, Angloco



Kyle was exceptional to work with - taking the time to find us the right candidate and really helping us understand what it was we needed.
He supported us right the way through - despite what seemed like endless technical hitches and issues that arose (all outside of our control). The candidates he put forward were all very high quality and motivated.
We will be glad to work with him again.
Claire, Head of Quality

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I initially contacted Grace due to working with her in a previous company, where I found her to be down to earth, tenacious and very responsive to requests and feedback. The initial recruitment for this role was originally given exclusivity to another recruiter but due to poor progression,  I gave Grace an opportunity and she has proven and justified the contact by delivering over and above your competitors across all aspects, 

She is good asset to Optima delivering on scope and as she is currently working with my team they have also give her a good report and feedback in relation to her approach, style and communication.
Lee O, Production Manager

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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