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

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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, 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

'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.'

Marc

Satisfied Candidate

'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.'

Martin

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

Recruitment articles

Returning to Work After a Short Maternity Leave

Returning to Work After a Short Maternity Leave

Lynsey Skinner is a Recruitment Manager for Cathedral Appointments and has worked for the business for 15 years. Lynsey has recently returned from a short maternity leave following the birth of her baby girl a few months ago. Read on to see her thoughts on how easy, or difficult, it has been coming back to work following this short maternity leave.

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Changes to IR35 and How to Manage Them

Changes to IR35 and How to Manage Them

IR35 has been hotly debated in recent weeks owing to changes announced surrounding client vs contractor liability in the private sector.

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6 Weird West Country Jobs you probably didn’t know existed

6 Weird West Country Jobs you probably didn’t know existed

The West Country has its own unique bunch of occupations you won’t find anywhere else. Here’s 6 of the most unusual…

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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 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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Ali Willox

Ali Willox BSc Hons

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 Jayne 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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