CONSULTANCY

CONSULTANCY

Our consultants have a wealth of recruitment expertise including salary benchmarking, writing job descriptions and the South West recruitment market.

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CANDIDATE ASSESSMENTS

CANDIDATE ASSESSMENTS

We are able to offer a number of assessment and skills testing to assist you with your recruitment campaigns.

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RECRUITMENT ARTICLES

RECRUITMENT ARTICLES

Find tips, advice and guidance on a variety of relevant recruitment topics.

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Recruitment in Exeter

South West Recruitment Specialists

The most important part of your business really is your staff. As a specialist recruitment consultancy in Exeter, we help leading businesses across the South West find the right people - time after time. We can do the same for you.

Culture and your people are everything...

Technical skills, experience and education - they are important in any job. But the right attitude is equally important too. We look beyond JDs and CVs and we get to know our candidates as well as we get to know your business. In fact, we love finding out what makes our clients tick. And we insist on meeting each of our candidates face to face, to see the person behind the profile. That way we can bring you candidates that don’t just fit your technical requirements, but your culture too.

How can we help?

You’re busy. You don’t have time for the nuances of a recruitment campaign. We can manage the entire lifecycle of your project – end to end recruitment. We will liaise with you every step of the way to keep you in the loop. It’s what we have been doing since we started in 1988 - and in that time we have become the leading employment agency in Exeter, with an outstanding success rate of placing key talent across a diverse mix of sectors: engineering, manufacturing, construction, leisure, IT, marketing, sales, accountancy, financial services, professional services and more.

Whether it’s designing a recruitment campaign for a niche opportunity, providing consultancy or separating the best from the rest through candidate testing and assessments, you can count on us with any type of recruitment function. Full time staff, temp staff, interim, project managers or contractors: our extensive links across the South West enable us to find great talent for almost any type of vacancy. Leave it with us while you get on with what you’re best at.

Next steps?

Engaging with us is easy! Our rates are competitive and we and can work flexibly to accommodate your financial realities. If you have any questions we are happy to offer advice over the phone. Even better, let’s meet in person to discuss your requirements and strategic ambitions. Get in touch with our team of professional recruitment consultants to find out more.

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Testimonials

'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.'

Simon

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

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'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

Recruitment articles

A job in justice: how to become a solicitor

A job in justice: how to become a solicitor

In Cathedral’s latest blog, we discuss a job in justice and how to become a solicitor. It can be a challenging but rewarding career, so it will involve lots of hard work, but you’ll have plenty of avenues to explore. Visit Cathedral Appointments to find out more.

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How to showcase extracurricular activities on your CV and in interviews

How to showcase extracurricular activities on your CV and in interviews

Extracurricular activities? Nope, not a clash with the paranormal, but the little extras on your CV that can elevate you from a good job candidate to a great job candidate. Here are some pointers on how to showcase extracurricular activities on your CV and in interviews.

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Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Opening Times

Please see below for our Christmas opening times

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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 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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