Our consultants have a wealth of recruitment expertise including salary benchmarking, writing job descriptions and the South West recruitment market.
The most important part of your business really is your staff. As specialist recruitment consultants in Exeter, we help leading businesses across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset & Dorset find the right people - time after time. We can do the same for you.
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.
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.
Placing skilled candidates at great companies is 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, 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 talent acquisition or 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.
Posting a vacancy with us is easy! Our rates are competitive and we 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.
'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.'
Nexus Open Systems
I've recently relocated to Exeter from London and Cathedral Appointments placed me in a role that's a great fit with my background. I've been very impressed by the quality of support I received throughout the interview and job offer process, and the focus that the team had (and Jo in particular) on making sure the role was a good match in terms of experience, opportunity and organisational culture. Thoroughly recommended.
'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 can't 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.'
The pandemic put a large spanner in the works for many employees looking to move up in their careers. From having to shift their whole working experience to online, to entering a volatile and unpredictable jobs market – it’s an understatement to say that it’s not been an easy time.
This National Apprenticeship Week, we explore why taking on an apprentice or setting up a rolling apprenticeship scheme might the perfect next step for your business in this era of the ‘new normal’.
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 HR and Executive contacts in the region.
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!
I joined Cathedral Appointments in April 2017 and I head up the Sales Division and the developing Construction Division. I bring extensive commercial and recruitment experience and work closely with clients and candidates to find the right people the best jobs.