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Recruitment in Exeter

South West Recruitment Consultant

The most important part of your business really is your staff. As a specialist recruitment consultancy in Exeter, we help leading businesses across the Devon, Cornwall, Somerset & Dorset 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.

Managed Recruitment 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.

Find Skilled 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 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 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

'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

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.

Jill

Satisfied Candidate

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

Recruitment articles

Aug REC Job Outlook update

Aug REC Job Outlook update

During August we experienced a 20% increase in new vacancies coming to the agency and that the number of vacancies being advertised locally on the job boards was much higher than the previous few months. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) latest report on jobs stated that early August saw some 126,000 new job postings which is the highest number since the start of lockdown.

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How to save time when recruiting and why it matters 

How to save time when recruiting and why it matters 

Find out more about how to save time and resources when recruiting, which recruitment KPIs are important for businesses looking to hire new staff.

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Rising Tech Sector Vacancies

Rising Tech Sector Vacancies

Cathedral Appointments have noticed an increase in the amount of tech sector vacancies across Devon and the SW in general over the last six weeks as businesses emerge from lockdown and re-focus on their growth strategies.  Joanne Caine, MD of Exeter's leading recruitment agency comments..

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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 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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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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