"Excellent experience from start to finish I was kept informed throughout I would strongly recommend Atkins Search to anyone who is looking to take their career to the next level."
“Great communication throughout and a very good service provided by Lucy. Always a pleasure to work with.”
“I originally spoke with Laura in relation to a different role. She was excellent at leading me through the discussions with the business and for providing insight into the company pre-interview. I decided not to proceed with that role but Laura took great initiative to put me forward for a different role, one which I had not applied for myself. This ultimately led to two successful interviews and an offer of employment. Throughout my discussions with Laura over the last month or so, she has been extremely proactive, engaging and considerate of my views and requirements. Compared to the level of engagement from other recruiters I genuinely don’t believe she could have been any better. Overall Laura has been a stand-out representative for Atkins Search and I would highly recommend her and the company to others.”
"Lucy contacted me when I updated my CV on CV Library and straight away I felt at ease talking to her and discussing what I was looking for and what she had for me. At all times Lucy kept in contact and provided me with the information and support for the interview. Lucy also offered to go through any forms of contract that I might need help with reviewing and also offers from other companies despite them not coming through Atkins. Lucy is a very warm person and communicates well to keep you feeling comfortable and also keeping you up to date with everything going on."
“The process throughout was both professional and seamless. From the initial approach, to the follow up post job acceptance, information flow and updates have been informative and timely. There was a great care to understand skill sets, ambition and direction of myself, to make sure that the company opportunity was matched before any further approach was made. This was matched with constant support through the company engagement process, down to pre-empting the future decision making process that the company would be following, to steady the nerves. I cannot recommend both Laura and the recruitment process enough, in terms of the care and consideration that was taken throughout.”
"Laura was very professional and was in constant communication with me to land my dream job. I received a huge increase in salary from my previous job and thanks to Laura, I was able to go through interviews smoothly, knowing what was required for the job and what the company expected from me. I was impressed with how quickly she gave me options and even despite it being a pandemic at the time, managed to chase up the company and get me an offer to join."
“I have worked with Chris for a number of years and built a strong working relationship. It is clear that Chris holds our business in high regard and does his upmost to secure the high calibre of candidates we require. Due to the trust and confidence I have in Chris’ abilities I have recommended him to other parts of our business where he has established relationships and supplied candidates.”
“Laura is a very approachable and supportive individual. On her first cold call to me she caught my attention (which isn't usually the case for me when it comes to recruiters). I bought into both her and what Atkins Search’s philosophy is and ever since she has never let us down. Laura has assisted us greatly in helping our team grow and as a small SME business themselves, Atkins Search understand our business and the associated gripes, unlike some of the larger recruitment firms. I would highly recommend not only Atkins Search for your employee search but especially Laura who understands exactly what and who you need to continually drive your business forward.”
"It was great to work together with Laura. I found her proactive, easy to reach, helpful and respectful to my ideas. Someone to recommend in the future for sure."
"Laura has been friendly and approachable throughout, providing me with good advice and support throughout the whole process, without putting any pressure on. Laura gave me a good overview of the business and how I would potentially fit into it, which was really helpful in aiding my decision. Laura has kept in touch throughout the whole process as well, keeping me up to date with the employer, providing me with interview tips as well as providing support with leaving my previous job. Laura gave me confidence that the job was the right fit for me – thank you for helping me to secure this position!"
"I wouldn't hesitate to recommend both Lucy and Atkins Search to my colleagues within the industry. Professional from start to finish."
"Since accepting the employment offer, Laura has kept in touch regularly to check how the notice period of my current role is going and to answer any questions I have had regarding the new role, she has also offered advice on how to handle going into my first week etc. I have enjoyed the experience of being represented by Laura and would have no issues with recommending her as a recruiter to any of my friends or family, or contacting her in the future to help find another opportunity for myself."
"Lucy contacted me and has been nothing less than amazing! I am so glad she reach out to me and has found me my ideal dream job. She has gone above and beyond for me and has put me in the best position to get this job and gave me the best advice. I couldn’t recommend her enough, and I would definitely contact her again if I was looking for a job. I will be telling all my friends and family about how great Atkins James Group has been and how quickly and efficiently found me a job. I am absolutely over the moon I can’t thank Lucy enough!"
“Laura was great, I wasn't actively looking and she approached me with an opportunity. It seemed like a good fit for me, and Laura answered and questions I had regarding the company and the position. Without her help I wouldn't have seen the opportunity.”
“Lucy was supportive, helpful and confident in my working ability – with her continuous monitoring and positivity my journey to employment with Atkins James was a really smooth, pleasant experience. Thanks Lucy!”
"I found Laura to be very informative, concise and considerate from the first call regarding the Director opportunity. Whilst I was not actively perusing a new role, I was prepared to consider unique opportunities, this is where Laura’s knowledge shone through, having recently placed another Director within the business’s Project Management function. She was knowledgeable in terms of the structure of the business, the growth plans and the sectors in which the business operate; this immediately gained my interest, and it was comforting she was aware of how my new Employer operates and the type of business I worked for previously operates, she was also able to highlight several advantages to the new role which I may have overlooked without her insight. The relationship between Laura / Atkins James and my new Employer is very positive, and I know the company regard the service highly in terms of bringing the ‘right’ people into the company from both a technical perspective but also the right personalities to compliment the existing team. I would recommend AJ and Laura to any company looking to bring in technical surveying staff to a business, particularly at senior levels, the sound understanding of the Construction sector along with operational knowledge, combined with a pro-active but considered approach was both refreshing and appreciated."
It has been a real pleasure working with Laura in helping me to secure a job offer. Laura demonstrated high levels of professionalism throughout my hiring process, she is proactive in her work as she kept on chasing all involved parties in order to sort out all outstanding issues and secure the job offer as soon as possible. I highly recommend ATKINS JAMES GROUP for anyone looking for a job offer, and hopefully will be in contact with you guys again in the future. Thank you once again for all of your help and efforts.
"Laura provided a great recruitmentservice, she listened to the type of opportunity I was looking for and provided me with excellent levels of support throughout the whole process."
“Laura & Ant have invested time learning about our business, our values and our culture, in order to put forward candidates that they are confident will complement our current team. They are thorough with their sourcing, honest and genuine. We definitely recommend their services.”
"Laura is one of the best recruitment consultants I have worked with. I take my career very seriously and have always been very particular about who represents me, Laura’s approach is very personable and goes beyond CVs and standard interview questions, she really takes the time to get to know you and understand your career goals and aspirations to make sure you are matched with the best opportunities available. Keep up the good work Laura!!"
"The service that Laura provided was exemplary. Laura instilled me with total confidence that she was working to serve not only my interests but with a full awareness of the interests of the employers’ she represents. She has great integrity and is diligent, knowledgeable and very easy to communicate with. She kept me regularly updated throughout the process and has been in touch a number of times since I accepted the role with my new employer to check how I’m doing which is a really nice touch. It was a great pleasure dealing with Laura and would not hesitate to recommend Atkins James to friends and colleagues."
"My experience with Laura has been really good. She has been professional throughout, from first making contact through to negotiating the package, and I feel she worked with both parties to make sure we came to an agreement that benefits us all. She was very supportive and got in touch before each stage which was a nice touch, and was always in contact to see how things were going.”
“Atkins James has been a positive experience and Laura has been proactive in helping me find a position during difficult circumstances with Covid-19. Laura has been supportive throughout the Atkins James experience and her communication has been very thorough. It was nice to have a face to face meeting initially as I think this helps understand the personality of the candidate and get a greater understanding of the roles they are looking for. I would like to thank Atkins James for finding me a role at Bentley Project Management.”
“When acquiring and appointing new members of our Team, Atkins James provided an efficient & effective service. Taking the time to listen carefully to our requirements and only submitted individuals who met the brief.”
“A few years ago and in more difficult times, Antony was instrumental in helping me get my career back on track. Now, in much better times and with an office of my own, I had no hesitation in reconnecting with him again, at Atkins James. Together with Laura as part of the team, they have continued to pay close attention to the needs of my business and has provided me with excellent candidates for helping my office grow. They set the standard for other Recruitment Agencies to follow.”
“We have engaged with Atkins James over the past four years on a number of diverse recruitment requirements. We have found that they listen carefully to our brief and only put forward a concise number of candidates that “fit the bill”. They provide a prompt, efficient and targeted service and we would have no hesitation in recommending them to you.”
"I’ve been working with Atkins James for the past couple of years now. It’s always a pleasure, and rarely feels like business, when meeting the team to discuss staffing requirements. They meet with the candidates prior to ourselves to ensure they are the right fit, as they understand our culture and needs for our business. Because of this, their success rate in finding the candidates is extremely high. I hope that we can continue working alongside each other as both our businesses flourish."
“I have been working with Atkins James to fulfil a number of appointments recently and they have operated in a professional and consultative manner, ensuring that we only receive suitable candidates for the brief. I have been impressed by their approach and dedication to finding the right person for the job. They meet all candidates before interview to gauge personality fit within the team, which is very important for us as a growing business. They have also taken the time to get to know our company and how we operate. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Atkins James team.”
"The Atkins James team have shown a highly professional and consultative approach in assisting with my recruitment requirements. From taking a full and detailed brief, to meeting with all candidates, the team are always on point in presenting suitable applicants that fit the culture and direction of the business. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services. Atkins James are dedicated, transparent and honest in their approach."
"My experience with Atkins James was very different to other agencies, Laura took the time to meet me in person, discussed my aspirations and really wanted to know me as a candidate. I’ve now got a great new career and I couldn’t recommend Laura or Atkins James enough!"
"Antony’s approach was very pro-active and professional, I was placed at a company I wasn’t originally considering – I would definitely recommend to others if seeking new opportunities."
"The Atkins James process was excellent throughout – the Consultant displayed an in-depth knowledge of the Construction industry, outlined my options, proposed companies which could be compatible and successfully placed with an excellent business."
"Nick was very helpful in getting me an interview so quickly. He kept in contact with me and informed me of any updates through the initial stages. He came to discuss the opportunity which made me feel much more comfortable about going for the interview and he gave me many helpful tips. Good customer service like this is rare nowadays so keep it up."
"Thank you to Atkins James for the work and help you have all done on my behalf, I’m very grateful and excited to be starting my new position. If anyone is looking for a move in the future I will be recommending you, I honestly can’t say enough good things about Atkins James."
"Throughout the whole process, Ant couldn’t of been more helpful, informative and approachable. He was always at the end of the phone to give advice and feedback, he’s just an approachable nice guy! Most importantly he was supportive and honest with the business I was interviewing for, the people I would be working with, the culture and values they embrace and the direction of the business was taking. It sounded like and is a perfect fit for me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ant and his team to others looking to be placed."
"I would like to say thank you to Laura Belcher, the whole experience has been very smooth and quick from the first phone call. Laura worked really hard to get me a well fitting role as quickly as possible. I can’t thank you enough and I would recommend you to anyone else looking for work."
"I dealt with Antony and Laura during my search for a new role and found them both extremely helpful, resourceful and professional throughout the recruitment process. I would happily use them again both on a personal level and to fill any roles that may become available with my new employer."
"Antony is not your typical recruitment consultant who processes applicants based on title alone. He takes the time to understand you as a person, your roles, responsibilities and expectations, over the phone and face to face meetings, and then aligns you to an employer seeking these attributes. This results in long-term benefits for both the employer and employee. I’d like to thank Antony for opening the door for me to my new employer and making this a stress-free, seamless process."
"Laura has been very professional and friendly from my initial enquiry to present. She has a good knowledge of the companies she has ran past me and has been very understanding regarding my requirements in looking for a new opportunity."
"I couldn’t be happier with the outcome following my placement through Atkins James. When I met Nick for the first time I wasn’t sure where my career was going and what director I wanted to go in. Nick gave me the confidence that I could make a fresh start with a company that suited my requirements. At all times I was dealt with professionally and personably."
"Antony was very professional and listened to what my work requirements were. Unlike other agencies I have spoken to in the past I didn’t feel hassled or pressured to go for interviews. I would highly recommend Atkins James to anyone looking for a career move. "
“I’ve known Antony a long time and good trusted recruitment companies are hard to find. Especially ones that really listen, understand and find candidates to suit your need. Atkins James are open and honest, they don’t bombard you with marketing & telesales – they just recruit for good people, for good companies and good roles. At the end of the day, it’s all about relationships and repeat business”
"In finding me the best opportunity, Nick performed admirably, with the utmost due diligence from the start. He made the effort to call me every day to update on progress and was a true professional in our fast moving industry. Indeed the interviews he arranged, the interviewers mentioned how impressed they were with the quality targeted CV’s he’d sent. Nick managed to negotiate a handsome raise also, and the whole process from start to finish was the best I’ve experienced in my career…”
"We have a strict criteria about the staffing requirements. Atkins James have always been able to supply good strong candidates that meet, or exceed, these requirements where other agencies have failed. We have used Atkins James on permanent and freelance which has been very successful. We look forward to Antony and his team continuing to be a key supplier with us."
"I would highly recommend Atkins James; I found them to be very professional and attentive. Having had experience with numerous recruiters in the past, Atkins James far surpassed my expectations with their hands on approach and their proactive attitude. I am very grateful for all the help provided throughout the entire recruitment process. I would like to thank Antony in particular for finding me a great opportunity; I can’t wait to start the new job!"
"Informative, supportive and extremely approachable. Antony's genuine understanding of the construction industry enables a streamlined fix of personnel to vacancies, for both candidate and company."
"Thank you for all your help and support in securing this great opportunity. Antony and the team at Atkins James found me a suitable role instantly and have been excellent in assisting me with this process, I have appreciated the professional advice during the path finding my next role. Ant ensured I was thoroughly prepared and ready prior to interviews and took the extra time to assist beforehand. I am extremely grateful for his efforts, knowledge and enthusiasm which will help many others in their future job searches. I cannot recommend Atkins James highly enough for their professional demeanour and first class service. Once again thanks ever so much for your input and securing me the perfect role progressing my career in the right direction."
"Atkins James represented me and helped secure my next role, their approach was professional, with face to face meetings to discuss what i wanted, from there on in the process was effortless with good communication throughout, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them."
"I would like to say thank you for helping me to obtain my next challenge in my career, I appreciate your professionalism all the way through the process. From the first phone call you have made this simple and always kept me informed. You listened to what my needs were and you sourced an excellent position that exceeded all my expectations. Thank you for taking the time and effort in me, I will highly recommend anyone to use your services."
"It's all about finding the right candidate that will fit within the business and Atkins James understand that. This, and their honest and open approach to business, is why I trust them when it comes to recruitment."