At Gold Group, we always look to build long-term relationships with candidates, just as with clients, particularly as candidates not only use us whenever they are considering moving jobs, but also because they so often become clients as their careers develop.
Here are some recent testimonials to give a flavour of the quality of service we offer our candidates. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our candidates for the faith and trust they place in us.
If you would like to discuss any of these testimonials further or ask about other examples of our work, please call Tom Puffett firstname.lastname@example.org on 01342 330500.
"I was extremely impressed with Gold's architectural recruitment team in finding me my ideal new role with a fantastic practice. I felt they provided the right level of personal care coupled with a professionalism seldom seen in other recruitment agencies."
David Billington MCSD - Architectural Designer, WCEC
" I am writing to say thank you very much for the time and effort Gold Group recently put into helping me find a new position. I would like to say that you guided me nicely into securing a new position which perfectly suited my skills and expectations. Prior to any interviews you helped me prepare and made sure that I was aware of all the detail relating to the role. Overall you have great contracts, you understand the market extremely well and you deal with people in a friendly and highly professional manner. Thank you.”
Kajal Ghosh - Construction Planner - BAA
"I have been extremely impressed with the high level of service that Gold Group have provided to me in securing my new position. The services of Gold Group made an otherwise difficult transition completely hassle-free and it was handled in an impeccably professional manner. I am exceptionally happy with the role that Gold Group have provided for me, as it is allowing me to strive towards the professional goals that I had set myself previously, which I could not fulfil under my previous employment. The Quantity Surveying role that Gold Group have placed me in complements my current studies perfectly. It has provided me with the opportunity to develop towards my RICS APC in a company whose employees have a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in my chosen field. Many thanks for the high level of support and for all your efforts in helping me to find new employment, it is greatly appreciated.”
Neil Leech, Quantity Surveyor - The Tudor Rose Partnership
"Many thanks for securing me in my current Construction Planning post. I am very pleased with Gold Group's efforts over the last few weeks. Your obvious enthusiasm and expertise has been shown in our telephone conversations and I am very grateful for your efforts.”
Frank L - Galliford Try Construction - Senior Planner
"I would like to extend my thanks to Gold Group for helping me secure a position with Digitalk. From initial contact I have found Gold Group professional, efficient and sole focused on finding me the position, package and company that was right for me, not just a job but a chance to progress my career in a position and company that offers me a great chance of success. If I am looking for work in the future or anyone I know is looking for work, I will be recommending Gold Group to them. Once again thank you.”
Nick Cowley - Account Manager – Digitalk
“Looking for a new job is always time intensive and stressful. The job market is highly competitive and fast paced. Having the right recruitment consultant to connect you with potential employers as early as possible is crucial. Within a week of my first telephone conversation to Gold Group, they had set up an interview. From the outset Gold Group took the time to understand my goals and keep me updated on progress. It was obvious that they understood the sector in which I worked and the relevance of my professional experience. Gold Group leveraged their connections and experience to search out opportunities that suited my needs; high paying and have great career development potential. After unsuccessfully using several other recruitment firms, it was refreshing to experience the efficiency, thoroughness and professionalism offered by Gold Group.”
Andrew Burns - Town Planner – Stiles Harold Williams
“I just wanted to send you this message to thank you for all the work you have done getting me the job I wanted in Cambridge. Thank you for the extra help in helping me get my UK work visa. I have been here for a couple of weeks now and have been warmly welcomed by the whole team. I will happily recommend Gold Group to any of my ex-colleagues.”
Software Engineer – Wireless Telecoms Company
“I would like to thank Gold Group for your help and for the way you work with people. You are very organised and deserving of trust and I will recommend you to other people that are looking for a job, now and in the future as well. Thanks again.”
Silvana Capasso – Software Engineer - NXP
"Gold Group have been so helpful in finding me my first job as a planner with Arup that I would like to thank you for all your hard work. Following a friendly informal telephone conversation discussing and understanding my long term aspirations, Gold Group embarked on a highly focused search for the right opportunity. Once a really good position had been found, Gold Group made sure I had the vital information I needed to successfully pass the first interview and was similarly helpful with the second interview, even down to what would happen on my first day. I would definitely recommend Gold Group.”
S. Omran - Construction Planner - Arup
“Having added my CV on line, I had a phone call from Gold Group. Right from the start I could tell that I was with the right recruitment agency. The questions that Gold Group asked and the way they were asked, told me that they knew exactly who they wanted and what they must have to fill the position. From that day on, all I had was respect and praise for the way Gold Group kept me in touch with the progress of my application. Gold Group were very professional, and were always available to call for any advice or questions. Thanks Gold Group, I would not hesitate in contacting you again, if I am ever looking for work.”
Brian Ingram - Shift Manager - Norlands
"When I needed to find new employment after relocating to the South East, I found Gold Group to be the ideal recruitment specialists. They were sympathetic to my situation, listened to my requirements and then sourced appropriate vacancies. Gold Group understood my strengths and experience in the architectural profession and were able to source suitable opportunities in this field efficiently. Gold Group were always polite, very informative, gave a good account of what these opportunities offered and had excellent knowledge of the practices which were offering these positions. In my view, Gold Group found me a position which was ideal, which both set new challenges and raised my ambitions, and they were able to negotiate a remuneration package that matched my qualifications and expectations."
Andrew Dickson – Project Director, Benoy Architects
“It is now six weeks since I have been working in my new job as an Aerospace Systems Engineer. I am settling in and enjoying the work and would very much like to give a testimony with regards to my dealings with the Gold Group. When I decided to move on from my last job, I emailed my CV to 5 Aerospace recruitment agencies. The following day I was kept busy with phone calls from all 5 agents of which Gold Group was one. In the 3 weeks that followed, Gold Group managed to arrange 5 interviews, while the others had only managed to arrange 1 between the 4 of them. Within 3 weeks I had three good offers in areas that I wanted to work in and they were all from Gold Group's contacts. I was kept informed on a daily basis from start to end with help and guidance at every step". I have been extremely impressed by Gold Group's professionalism and their quality of work in finding me a new job"
Kaleb Tarrekegn - Aerospace Systems Engineer - Thales
“Gold Group took the time to understand my overseas experience in order to be able to find employment which suited me. Within less than a week, Gold Group had set up a number of job interviews which were not only relevant to my experience, but also in the exact geographical location I was seeking. Since finding employment, Gold Group have remained in touch and I appreciate theiir commitment, care and professionalism. It's been great working with Gold Group and I would strongly recommend their services.”
Jo Stanbury - Planning Enforcement Officer - Reading Borough Council
“I had a great first week! Everyone I've met is nice and extremely encouraging. They really believe I have potential to succeed here and that feels good. I just want to say thank you again for putting me forward for this position. If I had seen it advertised myself I probably wouldn’t have applied as I wasn’t sure I had the experience. Lots of other agencies contacted me and wanted to put me forward for any job on any pay just to help themselves, but you listened to what I was looking for and what I felt I could offer and didn't bombard me with jobs that weren't in my interest financially, personally or professionally. And that has made all the difference. After what happened to me this year re my personal situation, this job has done more for me than you'll ever know.”
Leanne Sullivan – Document Controller – Holloway White Allom
“I thought I would drop you a line to mention the service you provided. I was very impressed with your hard work on my behalf: you listened to what I wanted and acted accordingly; you instilled enthusiasm in the interview opportunities; you have always followed up and listened to my responses; you have got me an offer which matches what I hoped for. Gold Group was recommended to me and I will recommend you to others.”
Richard Watkins - Senior Planner - Adept
"I was searching for a suitable role in Integrated Logistics Support and turned to Gold Group. I had some personal problems throughout my job search, which caused some fluctuations in my initial requirements. I have nothing but praise for Gold Group and their professionalism, patience and understanding in finding me a suitable role within AMEC as a Senior Through Life Capability Management Consultant. Impressed with their excellent customer focus, Gold Group continued to provide me with regular updates and worked hard to get me the position I sought, where other recruitment agencies had let me down. I am proud to be associated with Gold Group and would not hesitate to recommend them to my friends and colleagues".
Neil Ford - Senior Through Life Capability Management Consultant - AMEC
“I had been with Gold Group for over 18 months, predominantly just to keep a breast of what ILS jobs where out there. They regularly sent me available positions. A number caught my eye, and Gold Group were very helpful in supplying information. Of particular interest was a job in Switzerland. After contacting Gold Group and getting a brief on the company and the type of person they were looking for, I decided to apply. I got through the application and was advised that they would like to interview me by phone. I got through that as well and was invited over to Switzerland for a formal interview (along with my wife). Throughout this process, Gold Group either phoned or mailed to enquire how things were going and to ensure things were running smoothly. After a successful interview and some long nights discusing the move, I start my new job and life in November. Thank you Gold Group for all the help over the last 3- 4 months.”
Stephen Robb - ILS Engineer - Aerospace Company, Central Europe
“Gold Group have been been enthusiastic, friendly and helpful throughout the whole recruitment process. They have regularly updated me and assisted me with negotiations with my new employer. Following my acceptance of the job offer, I was pleasantly surprised that Gold Group were able to assist me with finding new accommodation. Excellent service all round and I have already recommended Gold Group to other colleagues.”
Lisa Skinner - Associate Planner - Andrew Martin Associates
“Gold Group have been so helpful in finding me a position within Midas Construction as a Planner that I would like to thank you for all your hard work. Gold Group gave me all the vital information I needed to successfully pass the first interview and was similarly helpful with the second interview. Once I was made an offer, Gold Group were still there for advice and would find out any information I requested about Midas, even down to what would happen on my first day. I would definitely recommend Gold Group in the future as the best recruitment agent I have come across.”
James Young - Construction Planner - Midas
“I'd just like to put on record how pleased and impressed I have been with Gold Group; the way you have worked to help me get my new job. Your hard work, depth of research, listening skills, ability to communicate, networking and matching of my abilities with suitable placements has been both sensitive and accurate. I would be very pleased to recommend you to anyone suitable. What more can I say, except that I'll stick by that offer to buy you a pint of beer when you drop by, so once again, thanks a lot for everything.”
Grant Gover – Principal Surveyor - Jacobs
"The process of finding a position in a new country, even where cultural affinity is, as in my case [South Africa] close, is never easy. It requires the intervention of an agency that identifies a candidate’s needs as well as the employers’. It becomes a kind of instinctive process that requires an initial system of selection and then a concerted focus to drive the relationship. Your professionalism and empathy were from the start exemplary, and I could not have asked for a better service from you. I have been impressed over and again by your constant attention and concern for my well-being, Whilst I am aware that this is doubtless driven also by your business strategy, an arduous process has been made easier than it might have been."
Bill Van Heerden - Associate Director
“Gold Group adeptly negotiated my present contract with ease and professionalism. They co-ordinated the smooth transition from one position to another keeping all parties informed as to progress. Technical difficulties were overcome with the lightest of touches and early intervention to steer me clear of problems. If there is a job out there for you then Gold Group will get it for you and hold it tight until the deal is sealed. Gold Group even gave me an early morning call so that I would not miss the first day of work. If Gold Group has shown every other client the same attention and diligence that they have applied to my case then they must have many satisfied clients. I cannot thank Gold Group enough for all their trouble on my behalf.”
Karen Bolton - Senior Planning Enforcement Officer - West Wiltshire District Council
“I'd like to thank you for all your help and the wonderful service Gold Group offers. I really enjoy working for Aedas and the conditions are great. The job itself is exactly what I wanted. I'm working on some fantastic projects and in small teams, which means I am learning such a lot. Thank you very much.”
Dagna Pysz - Part II Architectural Assistant - Aedas
“I would like to thank Gold Group profusely for all the help you have given me with my job search. I am thankful for the fact that the entire process took just three weeks. I especially appreciate the way you called me before the interview to boost up my confidence and provide support. You were also helpful with feedback and quick in replying to my queries. The advice you offered has been invaluable to me. I greatly appreciate your assistance and will certainly recommend your services to friends and colleagues. Again, thank you so much for helping me secure an opportunity to work with one of UK leading construction companies.”
Bader Jilani - Planning Engineer - Taylor Woodrow
“This is just a quick e-mail to thank all at Gold for their help and persistence aver the past few months in securing me a new contract position with RM consultants. Gold Group have been very professional and, unlike some other of the agencies I have used, Gold Group returns my calls promptly and persisted in their search to find me a new position. They have been polite and seemed tireless in their efforts. Once the contract was confirmed, Gold Group has done everything possible to expedite the setting up of the contract with Brooksons and RMC. Thank you again, I will not hesitate to come back and use your services again.”
Senior Safety Consultant – World-Leading Engineering Company
“Thank you so much for your endeavours in helping me get my new job with Advantage. The job is going extremely well. My six months is up and feedback has been beyond my expectations. I now know that a long term career with endless opportunities is within my grasp. I have just been allocated an extremely prestigious commitment which will last at least 2 years, so the year has already started superbly. You will probably never know how grateful I am to you. Many thanks.”
Systems Assurance Manager – Global Consultancy
“The Gold Group team have been enthusiastic, friendly and helpful throughout the whole recruitment process. They have regularly updated me and assisted me with negotiations with my new employer. Following my acceptance of the job offer I was pleasantly surprised that Gold Group were able to assist me with finding new accommodation. Excellent service all round and I have already recommended Gold Group to other colleagues.”
Lisa Skinner – Associate Planner - AMA Planning
“As a Claims Consultant, I am regularly contacted by recruitment consultants offering huge salary increases and opportunities. Where Gold Group differed from the majority of these calls was that they were able to deliver on all their promises. The Gold Group team worked tirelessly to find me a position that was too good an opportunity to pass up. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gold Group to anyone contemplating a move.”
Chris Hewkin - Claims Consultant - Armstrong Davis Associates, North of England
"I dealt with Gold Group for the first time recently in my search for new employment. My experience with their Site Production Housing Consultant has been one of total satisfaction. I found him to be very professional, always delivering on time, keeping me updated regularly and making me feel that finding the perfect job was as important to him as it was to me. He gave me valuable advice and guidance prior to and after my interview. I would strongly recommend Gold Group to all my friends & colleagues."
Jayney Davies - Resident Liaison Officer - Higgins Construction
“I found Gold Group most helpful and they appeared to have a complete understanding of what both I and the company wanted which resulted in a successful interview and the contract being signed off. Gold Group's follow up and checks were very professional. I would have no doubts in recommending Gold Group to other fellow Planning Engineers.”
David Williams – Senior Planner – Morgan Ashurst