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Testimonials

​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

​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. Since then I have been promoted twice, won a National Recognition Award and gone from strength to strength working for an employer who values me and doing a job that fulfils me - First Choice changed my life and that of my family.

Roy Durham

​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 professionalism, and I did enjoy my time on the team with you all. So it just remains for me to say a big thank you for all the support and assistance - you contributed to my successful application with your client.

Elliot Beddard

​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 and was found a suitable post within a week. I was particularly helped by my consultant who was always positive and upbeat. After I started she regularly kept in contact with me by phone, sorted out the pay system and time-sheet process - payslips are always issued by email prior to payday and I have never had any problems. I would certainly recommend First Choice to anyone looking for help, advice and guidance in the job search market - they are amazing.

Anita

​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.Click hereto watch a short video and see what Greg has to say.

Greg's Story

​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. ​

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 video and hear what Roy has to say about First Choice.

Roy's Story

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 experience in these uncertain times.​Thanks again all at First Choice Recruitment!

C.K Customer Service Testimonial

​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 to be professional, helpful and consistent in the way that they have dealt with me. I would not hesitate to recommend First Choice agency.​

Elaine Stothard

​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 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. I have no hesitation in recommending First Choice Recruitment for their level of empathy, professionalism, commitment and quality of staff.

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

​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. Thanks for everything.​

Chris Hayes

​Very friendly and progressive company.

Chris W

Google

​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

​Easily the best agency i've ever worked for - very caring and passionate about doing the right thing for everyone - client and candidate alike.

Fred08

Google

​The best agency and the best staff in Wakefield area. 100% help and support. This agency deserves 1000 stars. Thanks you all for everything, you are amazing, I will recommend you to all my friends and family.

Julian G - Jan 2020

Google

​The whole experience was very positive. Jayne Dale was excellent, she was very knowledgeable about the area I wanted to work in and matched my skills to suitable jobs.

Joanna S

Google

From walking through the door to starting a temporary assignment 2 days later, the staff at First Choice were all excellent. I was provided with options in line with what I was looking to do at the time and the process was smooth and efficient. After my initial temporary role, I was offered an opportunity to support the First Choice team in the office and later as an Interim Account Manager. I was treated as part of the team immediately. Having visited a number of clients with Andy it was great to see how much he genuinely cares about providing work for local people - a true gentleman.

Heather

​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

​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 personably 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 many many years. They are fast, efficient, and relaible and always the first company I contact when I have a recruitment need.

Danielle Harland-Cook

Ball Beverage Packaging Ltd