client testimonials

I have used Andy and First Choice Recruiment on numerous occasions over many years, on various assignments including the provision of large numbers (c100) of temporary industrial staff, the supply of small numbers of specialised temporary professional staff and as a recruitment consultant in the search for permananent employees. I have found First Choice Recruitment to be flexible, responsive and capable; with a proven ability to understand and deliver on a wide variety of recruitment briefs.

Mark Quan - Director, Change Management, Supply Chain (SAP Implementation) at Coca-Cola Enterprises

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 UK. There was an obvious improvement in the standard of candidate been sent to our business and in my opinion that was down to the staff, interview process and the emphasis they put on communication, especially listening at First Choice. Since then we have used their services during every peak and also to fill vacancies that arise and to date have never been disappointed.

Chris Nicholson - Co-operative E-Stores & Electrical Buying Group

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

We have worked with Anne and Andy for nearly 20 years and have been impressed with how they have developed and grown their business in that time. They have, and continue to provide, recruitment solutions to many businesses, many of which are high profile, blue chip companies.

They have on several occasions recruited for our own practice and we can vouch, first hand, on their professionalism in finding excellent, and in some cases, exceptional candidates for the roles required. They have always ensured that our needs and requirements have been met.

Their reputation in the market place is second to none. If you are looking to recruit and need assistance then look no further.

Mark Spencer, FCCA, Chartered Certified Accountant - Beaumonts

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 ready to support businesses and people, and invest in worthwhile projects.

Kate Hainsworth, Head of Development - Theatre Royal Wakefield

In the past I have suggested to several young people they should contact First Choice. I was careful in only nominating those I knew as conscientious, knowing of the reputation of First Choice. Some were grandchildren, others young people I knew well. Without exception, they were treated fairly, given opportunities of work which helped their future career development, as well as the obvious financial benefit. In every case, those I recommended to you enjoyed the work and I am sure were a credit to First Choice.

Norman J Hazell MBE, M.I.Mech E (retired) - Millennium Mayor of Wakefield

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 Ltd

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.

Mark Bradley, Editor - Wakefield Express

The level of service provided from First Choice Recruitment is excellent. They have gained a good understanding of our business and have always supplied us with skilled and personable staff who fit in well in our team and fully meet our requirements. This has led to us to having a long standing relationship with First Choice for over 10 years. They are fast, efficient, and reliable and always the first company I contact when I have a recruitment need.

Danielle Cook - Rexam Can & Beverage

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

As a large service provider we have our own in-house Recruitment and Human Resources 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 into 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 Recruitment 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 Recruitment delivered and they did it efficiently, effectively and provided me with everything I had requested, demonstrating that they had taken the time to listen and understand my needs.

I was so impressed with the candidate that we employed the individual on a permanent basis after just 12 weeks and they won an award in our annual awards ceremony for their contribution to our accounts team.
I would have no hesitation in recommending First Choice Recruitment for their level of empathy, professionalism, commitment and quality of staff.

Nick Thorpe – C&D Cleaning Services Ltd

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 Christmas Charity Lunch. Our impression of First Choice Recruitment is not only do they provide a thoroughly professional recruitment service but they care.

Graham Howarth, CEO - Sarcophagus Ltd


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