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South West Recruitment Specialists

The job you choose has an enormous impact on your life and finding the right position to fulfil your ambitions can be a challenging process.  As South West recruitment specialists we understand the market and have 30 years of experience helping people across the South West find positions that get them excited about working.

Understanding your requirements

We take time to get to know you, your background and your interests meaning we find a role that matches your personality as well as your skill set and career ambitions. It’s about more than putting you forward for the first vacancy that roughly fits your experience or technical skills we want to make sure the culture and opportunities for progression are a good fit too.

Opportunities

We recruit for a variety of positions across a huge range of sectors throughout Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.  We can discuss your career aspirations within industries like Technology, Engineering, Manufacturing, Construction, Leisure, Tourism, IT, HR, Sales, Marketing, Transport and a whole lot more. We offer permanent, interim, contract and temporary roles. Our team will work with you to find out the type of job you’re looking for and discussing your options from there.

Options

We understand and have long standing in-depth relationships with a wide range of businesses across the South West and this helps us understand different options available to you for your next career move. We take the time to understand you and your requirements in the same way. We will invite you to have a chat with us and we can look at your experience, education, interests and ambitions to help you identify some of the professional environments in which you could flourish. We can also point out training and professional development opportunities that could help you take your career to the next level. A short chat could be all it takes to give you something clear to aim for.

Cathedral Appointments

Our personal approach to building strong relationships over time marks us out as the leading agency in the South West. We build lasting relationships with our candidates, helping to support you in your new job and throughout your career with all the advice you need to prosper. It’s what we have been doing since we opened our doors for business in 1988 - and since then we have become the leading independent South West recruitment agency, with a diverse mix of clients across the region and beyond. 

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Testimonials

'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.'

Dalton

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

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

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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 co 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 14 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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Ali Willox

Ali Willox TBC

Recruitment Consultant - Office Division

Ali joined Cathedral Appointments in 2017 after working in the USA for 18 months. With a customer focused approach and a strong sales background, Ali works alongside Katie on the Office Division and has built up strong relationships with a number of the SW's leading employers. She is probably the fittest (and competitive) member of the CathApps team.
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