Our values







Our Focus


  • To provide the best levels of customer service. 
  • Forward thinking and challenge the norm!
  • Keeping open communication lines and maintaining honesty and integrity throughout.
  • To provide the highest quality recruitment service.
  • Being accountable at all times and aim to exceed expectations.
  • To be professional and approachable.
  • Keep our knowledge base up to date.
  • To stand out in our industry!
  • To be seen as the “local experts”


Our values make what us what we are. They are at the heart of everything we do.

Our History


New Recruit - Jo Caine

Jo Caine appointed to cover maternity leave and never left!


Celebrating 10 years!

Cathedral Appointments celebrates a milestone 10 years since opening their doors!


Investor In People Award

Proud to achieve Investor in People status for the first time in 2000


New Recruit - Vicki Ruggles

Vicki Ruggles joins the business in May 2002


Best Regional Recruitment Agency Award Winners

Proud to be awarded with 'Best Regional Recruitment Agency' accolade for the first time!


New Recruit - Lynsey Skinner

Lynsey Skinner joins the business in January 2004


Best Regional Recruitment Agency Award Winners for the 2nd time!

Thrilled to achieve, for the second time, 'Best Regional Recruitment Agency Award'


Ranked Top 10

Cathedral Appointments are ranked in the 'Top 10 Recruitment Agencies' by job hunters by online recruitment site Jobsite


New Recruit - Vicky Newton

Vicky Newton joined the business in March 2011.


New Recruit - Jo Howell

Jo Howell joined the business in November 2012


Celebrating 25 years!

Cathedral Appointments celebrate 25 years in business.


New Recruit - Katie Fletcher

Katie Fletcher joined the business in June 2013


New Recruit - Sophia Damshenas

Sophia Damshenas joined the business in April 2016


New Recruit - Dani Osborne

Dani Osborne joined the business in June 2016


New Recruit - Dan Toze

Dan Toze joined the business in June 2016


New Recruit - Andrei Shelton

Andrei Shelton joined the business in April 2017


New Recruit - Ali Willox

Ali Willox joined the business in August 2017.


New Recruit - Nathan Johnson

Nathan Johnson joined the business in January 2018.


Exeter Living Awards

Cathedral Appointments sponsor a category in the Exeter Living Awards


Celebrating 30 years!

Cathedral Appointments celebrate 30 years in business


Exeter Living Awards

Cathedral Appointments sponsor a category in the Exeter Living Awards


'Sophia, you have helped me get my foot in the door, and be well on my way to achieving my career dreams! I cannot emphasise how thankful I am to you.'


Satisfied Candidate

'Just thought I would drop you a line to let you know that (company) have officially taken me on after my probation.
I just wanted to say that I am sorry Dan as I don't think I expressed how grateful I am for your help in getting me the opportunity to work at such a great company. Cathedral were by far the best agency I have dealt with.'


Satisfied Candidate

'Just wanted to pass on my thanks for a superb meeting this morning Lynsey. I believe you got a very good understanding of my background, current position and intentions; I also got from you some superb insight and a huge amount of confidence in working with you going forwards. Your knowledge of the local IT market is clearly significant and your network expansive which is impressive. The names you came up with were of course similar to mine but you also know organisations I’ve not heard of before; even ones on my doorstep who I’d not heard of but look very interesting.'


Satisfied Candidate

'Jo again thank you for your assistance in obtaining my new position, I have to say, again Cathedral Appointments has been outstanding in supporting my employment search. I still cant believe that within a week of contacting you, not only did you manage to secure me an interview, but provided enough information for me to research the company and its needs to make a fantastic impression at interview.
I will not hesitate to recommend Cathedral and yourself to any of my associates and friends in the future.'


Satisfied Candidate

'I've experienced Lynsey whilst looking for a suitable role for myself and then as a manager requiring a number of technical positions. Both experiences have been excellent. During the past 6 months of recruitment, Lynsey has found excellent candidates for my vacancies, provided me with background to the candidates where it's missing on the CV and ensured each candidate turned up. Lynsey keeps in touch, irrespective of any vacancies and provides valuable insights into the technical resource status for Exeter and the surrounding area. I recommend Lynsey for any technical recruitment requirements and for any former colleagues looking for alternate employment.'

John Brett

Nexus Open Systems

'Jo and the team offer a professional and dedicated recruitment service, taking the time to understand our recruiting needs and providing expert sector insight where
needed. It has been a pleasure to work with Jo and I would not hesitate to approach Cathedral again for future vacancies.'

Lawrie Tawse

Cherry May Financial Planning Ltd

'Andrei - I particularly enjoyed working with you. You have been straight, honest and fair. You gave me the chance to convince you and initially I convinced the client too. You also briefed me very well.'


Satisfied Candidate

'We have used Cathedral Appointments for a number of years to help us recruit staff and we have always been delighted with the high standard of service from the team and the quality of the candidates they put forward. They have taken the time to understand our business and the type of person that we look for which has helped us to attract and retain some excellent people to our team. Sophia is an absolute pleasure to work with and we look forward to continuing this in the future.'

Recruitment Contact

Parnalls Solicitors, Launceston

'Andrei gave a great service both candidate and client side, listened carefully to our requirements and made sure all parties were well prepared throughout making the process straightforward. Andrei always acted with integrity and honesty and managed the whole recruitment process very well. I would highly recommend.'

Andrew Appleton

Red 1 Ltd

We are a small business with only occasional need for additional staff but, having tried using various job sites and advertising, would recommend their service for the time it saves in filtering and meeting candidates. We have used Cathedral Appointments a number of times over the years and been impressed with the time they spend getting to know us and our business and the resultant calibre and “good fit” of the candidates that they subsequently introduce to us.

Tim Bishop

Foresight Financial Planning

Link Asset Services have had a long and successful relationship with Cathedral Appointments. We have been very satisfied with the consistent level of service received and the quality of candidates provided. Their consultants have invested time in getting to know our specialist fund administration and accounting business and to ensure they fully understand our requirements. We feel we are a valued client.

Gary Woolfries

Link Asset Services

A massive thank you to everyone who helped me get the role, I am enjoying every minute!


Satisfied Candidate

We’ve worked with a number of consultants across different divisions over the years and we’ve always found Cathedral Appointment’s service to be very professional and efficient. They understand our requirements and are always excellent in putting a number of different options in front of us from which we’ve made many successful appointments. They have a brilliant understanding of the local market and we would highly recommend them.

Sarah Robinson

Fraser Anti-Static Techniques

Meet the team

Joanne Caine

Joanne Caine FIRP DipRP

Managing Director

I joined Cathedral Appointments in 1998 to cover a maternity leave and never left. I now own the business and love my job. I've a great team of consultants who work with me in ensuring that Cathedral Appointments provide an excellent service to candidates and clients alike. I've gained an excellent knowledge of the local employment market and have long established relationships with many leading employers in the area. I recruit for a number of commercial organisations as well as the public and not for profit sectors and have a strong network of Human Resource contacts in the region.
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Lynsey Skinner

Lynsey Skinner DipRP

Recruitment Manager - IT Division

Lynsey has over 15 years of recruitment experience, all of which have been with Cathedral Appointments! She initially ran our office division before utilising previous knowledge and experience by taking on the IT Division in 2016. She can also be found running around sorting IT issues in the office for the rest of the team!
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Andrei Shelton

Andrei Shelton BSc Hons

Recruitment Manager - Sales & Construction Division

I joined Cathedral Appointments in April 2017 and I head up the Sales Division. I bring extensive experience in recruitment and recruitment advertising and work closely with clients and candidates to find the right people the best jobs. The sectors managed by Andrei are Sales & Construction.
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