Case Studies - Candidate

Kayleigh – Service Advisor

Requirement: Kayleigh was working for a logistics firm over in the North East but was due to move to Gretna to be with her partner. During her time at the logistics firm she had undertaken a wide range of duties including gaining an HGV license so she could help out with deliveries. More recently she had worked in the accounts department and gained an AAT qualification. She was flexible when it came to searching for her new role, and this range of experience opened up a variety of directions.

Outline: We initially made contact with Kayleigh after viewing her profile on a national database regarding an accounts position we had available based near to her new location. Whilst Kayleigh was interested and met with our team, the position was unfortunately subsequently cancelled. We had however recognised Kayleigh’s strong potential during our interview and were committed to finding her alternative positions.

Result: Shortly afterwards, as anticipated, Kayleigh was successful in securing a permanent contract with a local haulage company client of ours. She is doing exceptionally well in her new role and is enjoying her new life in Scotland.

James – Design Engineer

Requirement: James was a Mechanical Engineering & CAD graduate, running the Hydraulic department for an Engineering business but not utilising his design knowledge and skills. He knew he wanted to develop further and he had a profile on LinkedIn but hadn’t started actively looking for work elsewhere.

Outline: LinkedIn is just one of the tools we use when headhunting. We connected with James and told him about the role we had available. When he confirmed his interest, we arranged to meet. During the meeting we talked about James’ experience and discussed what he envisioned doing long-term. We were quick to submit James’ details to our client and arrange an interview.

Result: James prepared really well for his interview and had a great rapport with the Managing Director who interviewed him. We were able to offer James the post, negotiate his salary, and support him through the transition of handing in his notice and starting his new career path. James couldn’t be happier and his new company is delighted.