We have worked with First Choice Recruitment for many years and their breadth of experience and knowledge in their industry is evident. There are so many agencies who don't offer that personal connection or deep understanding of business needs. First Choice are unique in their approach which is why they've been successful in business for as long as they have. Their staff are hardworking and determined to exceed expectations - making the process hassle free. This is the way recruitment should be.
Camille Johnson, Director, PAB Studios
I would certainly recommend First Choice. As well as being known for excellent service and results, Andy and Anne also take positive steps to contribute to the Wakefield Community, something which is really important to us at Statement. I have been privileged to work with the First Choice team on the development of the Wakefield Works initiative, an employer-driven campaign to improve employability for the district's young people. This initiative was co-founded by Andy and the success of the campaign is greatly attributed to his commitment to it.
Dan Conboy, Statement
“What separates First Choice Recruitment is the time taken to truly understand our business. This means we only see high calibre candidates who fit in with the culture of our business and have all the core skills required to become a huge success.”
Chris Woodward, Regional Director, GRS Roadstone
“EMS has been dealing with First Choice Recruitment now for over 10 years. Our job requirements are often varied and we like to deal with people who understand our business needs and can match these requirements with the ideal candidates. First Choice tick all our boxes and offer us an exceptional bespoke service which gives us peace of mind. They filter the candidates, only giving us people who can match our roles, and enable us to minimise our downtime”
Neil Parker, General Manager, EMS
As a large service provider we have our own in-house recruitment and HR team and subsequently have always recruited directly.Following the expansion of our commercial division we needed to increase our head count and as time was of the essence we needed an agency who would find us not just a person to do a job but someone who would really fit in to the team and the business.As a HR professional I always found the hard sell coldness of recruitment agencies a real negative but I have to say I was very impressed with the level of professionalism and the time taken by the team at First Choice to really understand my needs. There was no hard sell or constant prospecting and I was kept informed and up to date all the way through the process. The position I needed to fill was part-time, temporary and working in a very busy Accounts Department which was no easy task, yet First Choice delive...
Nick Thorpe, Horde Consultancy
The Wakefield Express has worked closely with First Choice Recruitment and Andy Turner for a number of years. It has been a pleasure to be involved with a company that prides itself on what it can do for the city of Wakefield as much as for itself. This is a company with a heart, which puts people first.
Editor, Wakefield Express
I have used First Choice on numerous occasions over many years, on various assignments including the provision of large numbers (100+) of temporary industrial staff, the supply of small numbers of specialist temporary professional staff and as a recruitment consultancy in the search for permanent employees. I have found First Choice to be flexible, responsive and highly capable, with a proven ability to understand and deliver on a wide variety of recruitment briefs.
Mark Quan, Director, Change Management, Coca-Cola European Partners
Sarcophagus have only been a client of First Choice Recruitment for a reasonably short period of time but nevertheless we have received first class service. We have supported their involvement in initiatives such as Wakefield Works since 2012 and more recently Wakefield Children's Charity Lunch. Our impression of First Choice is not only do they provide a thoroughly professional recruitment service, but they care.
Graham Howarth, Director, Sarcophagus
My experience with First Choice Recruitment so far has been second to none. In the first instance, the fact that Heidi and her team took the time to come out to see me was a breath of fresh air as that proved they really wanted to understand about the Role I was recruiting for as well as the environment the candidates would be working in which demonstrated to me that they care about both parties. This has then ensured that the right Candidates will in turn be forwarded to me.
Clare Preece, Lifetime
First Choice Recruitment have been a significant supporter of a number of Wakefield Council initiatives to assist local businesses and the wider community. During this time First Choice have assisted the Council to achieve its objectives in relation to jobs and businesses growth in the district.
Mike Denby, Wakefield Council
Within our business we have distinctive peaks and troughs where we know we will require additional resource. We have tried many providers during this time and never really settled with one provider until we tried First Choice Recruitment.There was an obvious improvement in the standard of candidate being sent to our business and in my opinion that was down to the staff at First Choice, the interview process and the emphasis they put on communication, especially listening to what we needed. Since then we have used their services every peak and also to fill vacancies that arise and to date have never been disappointed.
Chris Nicolson, Cooperative E-Stores and Electrical Buying Group
First Choice Recruitment are one of the reasons good things happen in Wakefield: dynamic, really well connected, totally grounded in the local Wakefield area, a bright team, full of ideas, always read to support businesses and people and invest in worthwhile projects in the business district.
Head of Development, Theatre Royal, Wakefield
Theatre Royal, Wakefield
I'd just been made redundant from my previous job, I had a young family and I needed to talk to someone who could guide me in the right direction and see the potential in me. That's what Anne and Andy and the team do - they see potential and give people opportunities. They found me a temporary position working for one of their clients and after 2 years that client took me on permanently. Si...
I could not pass up the opportunity to send a note of appreciation of the consideration and understating you all showed me during my time working within you folks.The admin team were very efficient in all my personal issues, especially understanding my family commitments, also payments and payroll queries were promptly dealt with, all in all I was very impressed with the whole team's professio...
I would like to thank First Choice Recruitment for all their help and support I received during my job search and ultimate assignment. The process was completely new to me after being in permanent employment all my life and after a great change in circumstances late in my career. I was guided through the whole system of CV's, job application, interview and job match smoothly and professionally...
Greg was a young lad who confessed to lacking in confidence. First Choice ensured his first assignment was the right role for him. He undertook a couple of assignments within customer service and was taken on permanently after a short period of time and is now enjoying a very successful career with a major Blue Chip company in Leeds following many promotions......and increased confidence.Cli...
Paul had given up on his career and was coasting towards retirement when First Choice gave him the chance of 'yet another interview', but this time he was successful and has never looked back. Being loyal and hardworking Paul has gone from strength to strength and is a valuable team member of a very forward thinking local company.Click hereto watch a short video and hear Paul's story.
Roy is 'living the dream' after being given the opportunity to work at Coca-Cola in Wakefield, initially as a temporary worker through First Choice. Having had the right attitude and grasped this chance with both hands he flourised, was given a permanent contract and never looked back. His wife and two sons have also worked for First Choice - a real family affair.Click hereto watch a short...
Dealing with First Choice Recruitment has been a great experience. Joanna Gornicka responded within hours to my initial application for a temp position, and within days I was working!Weekly salary arrived as promised directly to my account and payslips were emailed. Phone calls or emails for information were returned and all staff I dealt with were friendly and helpful. Such a pleasant experie...
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My whole experience with First Choice has been very positive from the outset. I was matched according to my skills and experience, which has provided me with suitably challenging and worthwhile employment. This is not something that I have experienced with other recruiters in the past and so it has made a refreshing change. The recruitment process was very straightforward. I have found staff t...
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for how professional the team have been. Moving to Leeds and needing a job fast was a lot of stress but the First Choice team in Wakefield made this incredibly easy. If needed in the future I will definitely choose First Choice due to the flawless journey I had, start to finish. I will also recommend the company for anyone I know looking for work. Than...
Best recruitment agency in Wakefield. The interview went smoothly in really nice atmosphere. I was surprised how quick the advisor contacted me after m visit in the office. Not long after I got very good job offer. It is an absolute pleasure to work with such professional and supportive team. Highly recommend First Choice Recruitment.
Natalia W , Google