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Recruitment in Exeter

South West Recruitment and Consulting Services

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.

Your team is 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.

Managed Recruitment Consulting Services

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.

 

Source Top Candidates for Permanent or Temporary Staff

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.

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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.

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Testimonials

'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.'

Chloe

Satisfied Legal 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

'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

Recruitment articles

How to remove burnout culture in a hybrid world

How to remove burnout culture in a hybrid world

At the end of 2020, it was reported that three-quarters of UK workers had experienced burnout as a direct result of the workplaces changes brought about by the pandemic – notably being thrown into working from home with no choice. And in 2021, this worrying trend has seemingly continued with 1 in 5 employees reporting to feel unable to manage the pressures and stress levels at work.

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Why now is a good time to be looking for a job

Why now is a good time to be looking for a job

While it may seem hard to comprehend moving jobs in a pandemic, there’s never been a better time than the present. For the first time in nearly a year and a half, the landscape is on more level footing and employers are desperate for talent. Such a candidate-led market is rare, and this is a brilliant opportunity to make the most out of taking your next step.

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The new age of the tech industry

The new age of the tech industry

According to the ONS, over 100,000 new jobs have been created in the technology sector since the start of the pandemic. This now means that there are 1.6 million tech jobs across the UK alone – a booming sector and one rife with opportunity for job seekers and current employees alike.

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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 HR and Executive contacts in the region.
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Lynsey Skinner

Lynsey Skinner DipRP

Recruitment Manager - IT Division

Lynsey has over 17 years of recruitment experience, all of which have been with Cathedral Appointments! She took on the IT/Tech Division in 2016 and now works with a wide range of businesses across the South West to find their future tech superstars. She also provides IT support to the business on a day-to-day basis.
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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 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.
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