I had an incredibly pleasant career change journey with Stevie & Leif. They are both very patient, always available to answer any questions and listened to my role preferences without being pushy. 

I have now landed my preferred role with an amazing company thanks to Stevie & Leif!

Can’t recommend them enough!

Bea, November 2017

Stevie was brilliant at every stage of helping me secure my next career move. He responded at light speed to any questions I had about opportunities, never pushed roles that I wasn't interested in and supported me every step of the way.

Danielle, November 2017

Stevie supported me every step of the way during the recruitment process. He and Emma regularly kept me up to date with the proceedings and were always on hand to answer any questions I had. I recommend them both highly!

Andrew, October 2017

Stevie helped me progress in my career. Thanks to him and Sophie Parkin I managed to get the role of Senior CRM Executive at BPP. Steven knew what I was looking for and managed to get me into a couple of interviews. He is a great guy and has plenty of options for those who are ready to take the next step in their career.

Tom, October 2017

Megan was thoroughly professional and efficient in helping me to find a full-time SEO position. She offered useful advice before my interviews and followed up after every stage to provide me with updates and feedback. I would highly recommend contacting Megan if you're looking for an SEO or any digital marketing position

Jamie, August 2017

I dealt with Megan initially who was very quick to set up everything up and very understanding of my career aspirations. My point of contact then changed to Amy who guided me through the whole process and put me at ease before my interviews and was very quick to provide feedback. I now have a dream job that I can't wait to start! I'd seriously recommend The Candidate as they genuinely help and aren't like any other recruitment agency! :)

Christina, August 2017

It has been an absolute pleasure working with Megan over the past 6 months. Not only did she listen carefully to all of my needs that I wanted for my next role and matched me perfectly, but she is also professional and is extremely easy to talk to. For those of you who are looking for a new opportunity, I would highly recommend contacting Megan as she is no doubt an expert at her profession!

Katie, July 2017

Caldon was brilliant in helping me to secure a new digital marketing job. He was there with me every step of the way through the whole process and was there to give friendly advice when I needed it. He was a very supportive recruiter and got me the best possible offer. He also made sure it was something I wanted and didn't push me for roles I didn't want. I'd highly recommend working with Caldon. 

Sophie, March 2017

This is the first time I have worked with Caldon (and The Candidate as a recruiter) and I can honestly say I am extremely pleased with the level professionalism and expertise he has displayed in finding me my current role. Caldon made my work search easy and smooth. He has the natural ability to understand your skill sets/experience and carefully match these with roles which will best suit and challenge you. Throughout my interview process, Caldon made a conscientious effort to regular keep in contact, respond to questions quickly and efficiently and was always accessible – even on the weekends. I would highly recommend him!

Rukma, March 2017

I couldn't recommend Stevie and also Jack at the candidate enough during the process of acquiring my new position. His friendly, relaxed, but very professional approach really helped in preparing for the interview process and put any nerves I had to bed. I really appreciated the regular updates of progression from start to finish and never felt out of the loop or in the dark. I would definitely approach Stevie again if I seek further employment he and The Candidate provide an excellent service.

Stephen, February 2017

Stevie was great when helping me look for work and made sure I was being put forward for suitable roles where I would be able to develop and not be thrown in the deep end or put forward for just any role! Throughout the interview process for my current role, I had phone calls and texts before and after any interviews and was given lots of useful information on the company and the role itself before I went in. Stevie helped me with my interview prep and gave me lots to think about before going in to interview and kept me up to date from start to finish if he had any feedback or updates. Stevie was really organised and quick to contact me for any updates or even just to catch up on how interviews had gone/how I was feeling about them. It was great to feel so comfortable through what could have easily been a very stressful time. Without Stevie taking the time to look into what would be suitable for me and get to know where I wanted to be, I would not have found the role I am in now - which I love! Thank you, Stevie!

Lindsay, February 2017

Stevie made choosing a new opportunity easy and stress-free. He was friendly, professional, listened to my requirements and delivered what I wanted. Stevie's knowledge of the companies he was working alongside, as well as his in-depth understanding of what each e-commerce role requires, really impressed me. Thank you!

Rebecca, November 2016

I would not hesitate in recommending Laura. She was thorough and more than helpful with my search, always ensuring that she was available to advise and direct me any time of day or night. She provided honest, professional, hands-on support during my search and was always prompt in providing updates on the position. I found her approachable and human in what is always an unsettling process. Thank you, and I hope to work with you again. 

Nicola, October 2016

I have recently had the pleasure of working with Laura at The Candidate where she helped me find a role in Manchester. Laura was really hands on, was always on the end of the phone to advise and chat me through the process. She was incredibly helpful, professional and just generally lovely to work with, so it made the whole experience very easy.

Nicola, September 2016

Whilst looking for work, I have worked with various recruiters, but Stevie and the team at The Candidate stand out as the most helpful. Stevie found me suitable roles immediately and sat me up with the perfect opportunity. He was extremely helpful in preparing me for my interviews and was friendly and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend The Candidate for anyone looking for work in the digital sector.

Billy, September 2016

Stevie helped me a lot throughout the whole recruitment process. He was very professional and committed to his job. His support given was above and beyond, making sure that I was applying for the suitable role and he provided excellent advice as well as all information to prepare and pass the interview successfully. I would definitely approach him again if I seek a new role in the digital sector

Antonio, September 2016

Megan reached out to me after finding my uploaded C.V. Right from the start she was enthusiastic and energetic, ensuring me she is doing everything she can to find me the perfect role. She was contacting me about numerous roles and her communication throughout was exceptional. She also didn't just stop at one role but laid anything else that came up my way. Any questions or queries I asked were dealt with as promptly as possible, with her liaising perfectly as the 'middle man' between myself and the companies. She was on the ball as things moved quickly from interview to offer, and it always seemed like I was the top of her priority! She made me feel right at home, when I paid a visit to the agency to meet her, and she was just as lovely in person!

I would highly recommend The Candidate and in particular Megan, for anyone wanting a role in the marketing industry. She did a cracking job, and ended up helping me get the job role that I wanted!

Josh, September 2016

I have had the pleasure of The Candidate successfully placing me in two great roles over my working career at very reputable companies. Laura in particular has always worked tirelessly to help me get the right role and extremely quickly. I have good memories of exchanging emails 11pm at night with Laura responding to my queries and at the same time ensuring I was prepared for my interviews. I have used many recruitment companies in the past, but none like the Candidate who would go out of their way to help me get the right job. Thanks Laura and The Candidate, the best recruitment company and Consultant by far!

Shiraz, August 2016

It was great working with The Candidate when I was trying to look for a new role! Megan, in particular, helped me through the process in a professional manner and put me at ease before and after each interview. The process was quick, simple and you can tell Megan works with many fantastic clients. Not only this but I was given feedback quickly and I felt supported throughout the job hunt. Overall I'm extremely grateful for all the help I received from Megan and can't thank her enough


Samantha, July 2016

I can't express my gratitude enough to Stevie and the team at The Candidate for their hard work. Without Stevie's hard work and dedication, I wouldn't be starting my new role in 2 weeks time. Throughout the application process Stevie kept in contact so I knew how my application was going, which many other recruitment agents fail to do. The service provided by Stevie and The Candidate is unrivalled in the digital sector, and if needed, they will certainly be my first contact for further employment. 

Andrew, July 2016

Stevie helped me all along the process of applying for my job, he was very personal and kept me updated throughout the journey! A credit to the company. 

Chris, July 2016

Throughout my job search, Stevie was incredibly helpful, informative and always available to answer any questions. From initial contact to job offer, the whole process was really swift and as I'm about to start my new role, I couldn't be happier! If I'm ever looking again in the future, Stevie and the team at The Candidate will definitely be my first port of call. THANKS AGAIN!

Laura, June 2016

My experience of working with Stevie was exceptional. He took care to find out exactly what I was looking for, and quickly found me a role that exceeded my expectations. He went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for interviews and provided an approachable, but professional service. Highly recommended.

Lydia, June 2016

Stevie provided lots of information and preparation for the role. He was extremely helpful and positive throughout the whole process which made the interviews run smoothly and put me at ease. I'd definitely keep in contact if I'm seeking a new role in the future and will recommend him to others.

Christina, June 2016

Stevie approaches recruitment with commitment, passion and enthusiasm which definitely mirrors his style of recruiting. Throughout the whole recruitment process Stevie managed and helped progress my CV, set up interviews and provide outstanding support. I would definitely approach Stevie again if I seek further employment in the digital sector, he and The Candidate provide an excellent service and really stand out in the competitive recruitment sphere.

Nicholas, May 2016

I started my search for a new job just 1 week before Amy was able to secure me 3 interviews for great Marketing firms within the area I was looking at. From these interviews I received 2 job offers which Amy managed brilliantly. Throughout the whole process Amy was attentive and offered great advice and feedback. I am so pleased with the service I have received from The Candidate. I am now looking forward to starting my new job. Thank you Amy.

Natalie, April 2016

When I got in touch with Simon, he was very inquisitive about my experience and what roles might be suitable for me. He was proactive in putting me forward to companies and within days he managed to secure three interviews for me that same week - they were all for jobs I would have happily considered. I got a great offer after my second interview and gladly accepted. I'm now looking forward to starting soon. Throughout the process, Simon was very attentive and we had a lot of follow up calls to make sure I had the best opportunities. I know I will stay in touch and will recommend Simon to anyone looking for work.


Agata, April 2016

Simon was an excellent help in me finding a new placement, due to his reliability and hard work. He achieved more in 2 days what other recruiters couldn't do within a week. I am very grateful with all the work Simon has done for me and would happily recommend him for anyone else's help.

Harry, April 2016

Laura is exceptional at what she does. She goes the extra mile, providing knowledge and insight that is second to none. She makes you feel well taken care of and will go above and beyond to match the right person to the best role for their skill set. I can't recommend her enough!


Alexandra, April 2016

I would highly recommend Daisy to anyone looking for a new role. She matched me up to fantastic role and helped me to reach the next stage of my career. She is extremely friendly and made sure I was fully prepared for the interview process. In the past, I have been put off by recruiters due to their nature of sending multiple roles and not considering if the company is right for the person. Daisy makes sure that the job is right for you, not just the role but the culture of the company, too.  


Sam, Arpil 2016

Becca was invaluable in helping with my current career move, keeping me in mind when new roles were available. Instead of putting me forward for just anything Becca rightfully waited until the perfect role came in that would match my key skills and capabilities. Thanks to Becca's intuition, I knew I was the right person for the job as soon as I stepped into the interview and was told I had by the end of it.


Damian, April 2016

Laura has been instrumental in helping me build the team here at Graham & Brown. She is absolutely fantastic to deal with- transparent, great communicator and willing to go the extra mile. 

It always surprises me she is only joined the recruitment industry in recent years, but my assumption that's the reason she has been so successful. Previously working on 'the other side' she is a much more rounded individual than the vast majority of recruiters I have dealt with. 

If you are looking to recruit or be recruited in a Digital or eCommerce role I would without doubt recommend Laura, she is fast becoming (if she isn't already) an instrumental figure in the northern digital landscape.

Chris, April 2016

Caldon was a pleasure to work with and was very supportive during the recruitment process, allowing me time to ask any questions about the client and the role, which enabled me to enjoy the interview process feeling prepared and relaxed

Kaye, April 2016

I worked with Simon from The Candidate to assist with my recent return to the job market after 3 years and he was amazing. He was very helpful and approachable asking all the right questions regarding the type of job I was looking for and offering recommendations especially as my job requirements were quite specific. He was always quick to respond and get in touch whenever either of us had questions which made the whole job search so much quicker, better and overall an enjoyable process. 

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Simon and would highly recommend/come to him again in future! 

Tola, March 2016

Thank you to The Candidate who helped me to quickly find the role I was looking for. The team were very prompt in finding out exactly what sector interested me and finding my key strengths which would suit the roles I was applying for. The Candidate helped me throughout the whole process, from my application, to interview tips and even a good luck call on the day of my interviews. From start to finish applying and securing the perfect role was made so much easier thanks to the team at The Candidate. I've now started at a top agency as an Organic Performance Executive and I'm thoroughly enjoying my role and love the team I'm now a part of. 

Alex, Organic Performance Executive, March 2015

Within a day or two of first speaking to Daisy she had already organised a promising interview for me which then went on to land me a brilliant new role within only a couple of weeks. She is brilliant at communicating and keeping you updated. I would highly recommend Daisy to anyone looking for a new role

Jade, February 2016

I recently worked with Laura when looking to take the next step in my career. Laura's diligence made her a pleasure to work with. Thanks again, Laura!

Kaye, February 2016

Laura was brilliant from start to finish in finding me a new role, she carefully selected companies and roles she thought would be suitable for me and I am pleased to say she was right all along. Laura really covered all the bases when it came to interview and showed very high attention to detail, some of her tips were extremely helpful. It is quite rare that a recruiter takes the time to really understand what it is you want and what would suit both your skill set and personality. I would highly recommend Laura and hope to work with her in my new role.


Richard, February 2016

Laura is a very professional and experienced person who gave me valuable advice for the interview process. I very much liked working with Laura and highly recommend her.

Anne-Kathrin, February 2016

Daisy is a dedicated and incredibly friendly recruiter, and is honestly the best I've ever worked with. She really paid attention to my previous experience and listened to the type of jobs I was looking for, and found me two roles that were great fits for me, the most recent of which I am now in. 
She was an excellent communicator, and made sure to check in with me before and after my interviews to make sure I was prepared and to see how they went, which I really appreciated. Thank you again for all your hard work.

Daisy, February 2016

My time working with The Candidate was short, which in itself is testament to the great work they do, as I found employment within a number of weeks. I dealt directly with Simon Rigby, who kept in contact touch with me throughout, keeping me up to date as my case progressed and remaining available whenever I needed him, including out of standard business hours.

Simon was always keen to hear from me, and was receptive of any questions I had. I'm grateful for the time and work Simon put in to help me, and would rate my entire experience with him and The Candidate extremely positively.


Conor, December 2015

I have recently worked with Dan to find my current position. Throughout the process he has shown professionalism and knowledge of his field. In addition he went above and beyond what was expected of him to make sure I was well prepared and well informed throughout. His follow up didn't stop after I secured my job but continued well after that. Dan doesn't only get his job done to a high standard but he is also good at building long lasting relations.

Rabih, December 2015

I joined The Candidate's recruitment services in early October 2015 and liaised with Simon Rigby to secure my next job, although this was a speedy process I managed to meet other staff who were also brilliant.

Simon has a very friendly, determined approach to recriutment and has an uplifting personality which makes him easy to work with. He had shown a great level of care and attention to my needs to find me the perfect nest, as I was looking to move from London to Manchester.

He also demonstrated many strengths by going the extra mile during the time we spoke, some examples of these are: Understanding that I was not available during working hours, therefore, he committed to assisting me throughout early morning and late evenings, he also proofread any communications before passing them across to Employers, guidance on presentations and interview preparations, following up with me once a day and even more at times. I am now working in an agency Manchester where I have a strong career prospect and clear growth in my position.

Imtiaz, December 2015

Laura is professional, incredibly hard working (on behalf of the client and the candidate) and has excellent knowledge of her sector. It has been a pleasure working with her and I would highly recommend Laura if you are seeking a new opportunity or searching for your next great hire.

Sam, Candidate

My job hunt had been really difficult until I was contacted by Caldon for my current position. He not only supported me during the whole process but helped me see how valid I was for the position. His knowledge, advice and dedication helped me reach that extra mile needed to be successful. I am very thankful for having been contacted by Caldon and The Candidate. Now I can say I have found what I wanted.

Luis, Candidate

I have recently changed job and Caldon has helped me a lot through all the recruitment process. His professionalism and support are outstanding. He has always given me precious advice not only during the preparation of the first interview but also for the final stage. I would love to recommend him to anyone who is looking for a new job in sales and marketing - commitment and passion for his job have made him stand out from the crowd! 

Martina, November 2015

I have really enjoyed working with Laura over the past few weeks, and found her committed to the task at hand, whilst also being extremely personable. I am delighted with my new role and can't wait to get started. Nothing has been too much for Laura and she has been truly dedicated to placing me in a great role. I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for roles.

Hannah, November 2015

Fantastic recruiter! It has been my pleasure to meet and work with Laura this past month. 
Laura is completely dedicated, hard working and her knowledge of the industry is second to none. From day one I felt at ease with Laura and knew my career move was in good hands. She took the time to know me and what roles would best suit both my skillset and personality. 
I would not hesitate for a moment in recommending Laura to friends, colleagues and employers. Laura has turned what can be an extremely stressful experience into an absolute dream!

Ellis, Display and Activiation Executive, October 15

Laura stands out as a recruitment professional, Laura is passionate, hard working and an excellent communicator. Her knowledge of the industry she recruits for is extremely high. I would highly recommend Laura and use her services in the future. 

Paul, Change Manager, October 2015

Laura is a great recruiter, definitely specialized in E-commerce positions. She helps you all along the recuitment process, from your first interview to the final stage with presentation. She gives really good advice and helps you to get the job! Thanks again Laura :)

Florian, eCommerce Manager, October 2015

Laura stands out as a recruitment professional because of her knowledge of the industry she recruits for and her extremely professional yet personal way of working. 

Having been in touch with Laura for some time, I contacted her recently when I was ready to find a new challenge. Laura, unlike other recruiters I spoke to, only contacted me with relevant roles and ones she genuinely thought matched my interests and seniority level. 

Within days I was presented with opportunities matching my requirements, and within two weeks I had interviewed and found an ideal role. 

I would highly recommend contacting Laura if you need ecommerce/digital marketing staff or if you are looking for your next job in the industry.

Keiron, Marketing Manager, October 2015

Laura is a fantastic recruiter. She took the time to get to know me and what I was looking for in my next role and did a lot of work on my behalf. She supported me throughout the whole interview process and made sure I felt prepared for each stage. She has found me the perfect role and I would have no issue with recommending Laura to anyone who is looking for a new role.

Jennifer, CRM Manager, October 2015

We've worked with The Candidate for quiet some time now having worked with many other recruiters in the past. Laura is by far head and shoulders above when it comes to her knowledge of the industry along with conveying our brand message to the candidates in the most effective manor that results in a seemless process and higher success rate. 

She is a fantastic person to work with and is on hand no matter what the time of day to ensure the our requirements are fulfilled. 

I would highly recommend The Candidate to anyone looking to recruit.

Les, Head of Global eCommerce, The Snugg

I required an urgent appointment for an interim digital role. Within one day of briefing Laura, she had visited my office after 6pm to find out more about the role in detail. Just one week later Laura had found the perfect candidate for me and they started 3 weeks later. You can't get a more perfect recruitment experience than this. Thanks Laura!

Jason, Digital Marketing Manager, Co-op Funeralcare

I first met Laura earlier this year and immediately liked her. I was very impressed by the amount of time she gave to get to know me as a candidate. 

So it didn't come as a huge surprise when she secured a fantastic role for me which I have recently accepted. Out of all the recruiters I have worked with she has been the best at sourcing the most suitable roles and keeping in touch. 

I would highly recommend Laura to both candidates and employers alike!

Daniel, Marketing Manager, September 2015

Daisy has a very friendly yet professional approach. She helped me find a new role after 4 years within the same company, taking into account my preferences and goals for the future. She kept me up to date throughout the whole process via phone/email and gave me all the information needed to give a good interview!

Catherine, eCommerce Executive, September 2015

Laura really went the extra mile in helping me find my new role. She made the recruitment process smooth and less stressful than it potentially could have been. She is both friendly and professional and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone going through the recruitment process.

Charlotte, Regional Sales Manager, August 2015

Laura is fantastic at what she does and I wouldn't hesitate recommending her. In fact, I would actively suggest her as the first port of call if a friend were considering a career change. 

At the outset it was apparent that she was professional, driven and clearly very passionate about matching her candidates to the right company. 

I have no doubt that Laura will continue to be successful in her recruitment career moving forward. 

Claire, Marketing Executive, August 2015

Laura is a dedicated and hard working recruitment agent who always go the extra mile to make sure you not only find the right role but are fully prepared for interviews - checking presentations and recommending improvements/amends even at the weekend and long past normal office hours! I'd strongly recommend her for both her enthusiasm and professionalism

Jenny, Digital Marketing Manager, August 2015

I received a phone call from Daisy just one hour after I applied for the role 'photographer' for a leading fashion brand. Daisy turned the conversation into a great career opportunity for me by providing me with an exact job description as well as explaining the company culture and personality fit. The amount of information seemed colossal, however Daisy made it all sound clear and understandable. Daisy managed my application for the role over the course of a week. She was incredibly responsive and always happy to answer every query I had. Although applying for the role was a very tense time for me Daisy made the whole situation much less stressful by giving me advice on what I need to prepare for an interview. In the end, I was successful on that role and I am really thankful to Daisy for the help and support I got from her.

Patryk, Photographer, August 2015

I really can't praise Daisy enough. Friendly, professional, excellent communicator. I met Daisy through The Candidate as I was looking for work and she matched me up with a job and company I adore. She even checked up on me before and after the interview and on my first day, which really helped me feel good! She's a natural and I wish her a long and fruitful career!

Kathlyn, Reputation Assistant, August 2015

Laura is one of those rare recruitment professionals who is very committed and persistent to help candidates find their dream jobs. 

She is like a trustworthy business partner: highly professional, reliable, available, helpful and has excellent contacts to source the right employer to meet candidates' career expectations. 

I can highly recommend her to professionals who are out there on a job hunt, Laura will definitely do everything possible to match you with the right employers

Noemi, Sales Manager, July 2015

Having experienced many recruiters in the past, I can safely say Caldon is by far the best! Not only did he go the extra mile in helping me prepare for my interview, but he had excellent communication skills and a deep in-depth knowledge within eCommerce, which was extremely reassuring. Caldon was also on hand to answer any questions or queries I had, no matter what time of day it was. For this reason, I would highly recommend Caldon and the people at The Candidate, for their assistance in helping me find a new job opportunity.

David, CRM Executive, July 2015

Laura was really committed to supporting me as a client from the moment I got in touch. She worked quickly to understand my requirements and matched me to the perfect role in no time at all. Laura was never out of touch and kept me updated with my progress consistently (including at evenings and weekends) as well as providing advice and guidance for my interview preparation. I would definitely recommend Laura to anyone looking for their dream role to advance their career. Thanks for everything Laura!

Danielle, Marketing Officer, June 2015

Daisy was impressively diligent in making sure I was well prepared, confident and thoroughly informed through all stages of the recruitment process. I felt confident consulting her with all of my queries.

Kiran, Digital Marketer, June 2015

Laura works extremely hard at making sure no stone is un-turned when it comes to placing candidates. Her thoroughness means that candidates are extremely well briefed and feel really comfortable when it comes to interviews. Laura also chooses candidates well after a similarly thorough research period. 

Oliver, Digital and Creative Media Director, June 2015

Laura was really proactive from the moment I got in touch. She was nothing but helpful and really supported me though the interview process. She understood what I was looking for and only suggested roles she felt would be a good fit, rather than adopting the scatter gun approach which I found a lot of other recruiters were using. I would definitely recommend working with Laura if you are looking for a new role. Thanks for all your help!

Michelle, Email Marketing Manager, April 2015

I cannot thank "The Candidate recruitment team" enough for helping me get the perfect job for me. They got me in the front door, where I was able the rest. They not only listen, but get to know you as a person, not only on paper. I enjoyed getting to know Simon and Laura - they really know the difference between getting someone a job and getting a job that you will love and use to build a successful career.

Sammii, SEO Strategist, March 2015

Thanks to the Candidate, their expertise in the sector, candidate care and professionalism, I found a job that finally answers to my personal and professional requirements. I finally had the chance to drive my career towards what I really like and achieve a position that will make me grow further. Supporting me through each stage of the recruitment with good luck and catch-up calls, their team has always been helpful and friendly. Overall, very positive experience and great results! 

Angelica, Digital Acquisition Executive, March 2015

I was fresh out of University, a mature student, looking to make headway in a new career. I had spent a number of months sending CV's to what seemed like everyone when out of the blue I was contacted by Laura and The Candidate. I have to say that I was a little surprised to hear from her as I felt that I would never hear from anyone. She was brilliant. She had found the perfect role for me and was interested in every aspect of what I wanted to achieve in the future. She got me an interview with Trueshopping and the rest, as they say, is history. I cannot begin to thank her enough for the help and guidance she gave me both before and after my appointment at the company. the service she and The Candidate offer is exemplary and I will be eternally grateful for her support in getting me where I wanted to go. Thanks Laura, you're a gem!

John, Content Marketing Executive, March 2015

Laura is a really friendly, lovely person who really made the recruitment process easier - it was definitely much less stressful working with Laura than on any of the other applications I made. Laura sent me through a position that I hadn't seen before, saying that it would be a great fit for me. She was right - I loved it, I applied, interviewed and got the job! I would definitely recommend Laura to anyone looking for a new role.

Amanda, Marketing Manager, February 2015

With their specialism in Marketing, The Candidate really understood the breadth of my work experience and knew which companies would value it. Simon was the epitome of professionalism from start to finish. He listened to my job aspirations, secured me four interviews with great companies and within seven days of walking into The Candidate's offices I had received a brilliant job offer. I couldn't be happier with my new role and will always work with The Candidate in the future.

Liz, Senior Display Executive, January 2015

After the birth of my first child, I decided that I needed to shake up my working life, struggling with a daily commute and with the subsequent drain on finances and the lack of family time, I began searching for new opportunities.

Although a few agencies contacted me, Laura at The Candidate stood out from the rest. Not only did she listen to my needs and requirements in terms of work but the personal touches really made the difference.

It seemed that Laura was on call 24 hours a day, in fact even during the nightly bottle feeds Laura was still answering emails and messages. 

After a thorough interview with The Candidate, they suggested a different approach to the type of role I was looking for and after two interviews with my current employers I was offered the position. 

Now I work for an amazing company who really care about my work life balance. Which is a hundred percent down to Laura and The Candidate. 

To sum up the experience, Laura was understanding, kind, personable, professional and involved. I couldn't have asked for a better process and The Candidate comes with my full recommendation.

Lewis, Analytics & Insight Manager, December 2014
Laura has been a fantastic to work with! Very professional, organised and most of all understanding and friendly.  From initial contact with me with regards to a role she was recruiting for, to interview advice and updates. She has been positive, reassuring and gave great encouragement.  I would recommend Laura to anyone looking for a recruiter or a new role! 
Claire, eCommerce Executive, December 2014

It has been a pleasure to work with 'The Candidate' through which I have secured a great role within a fantastic company. I would like to say a big thank you to Simon, whose personal approach to his job is second to none. From day one he has been immensely supportive and has provided a professional service going the extra mile to ensure that he has fulfilled all his commitments and promises of on- going communication. I would highly recommend Simon to anyone looking for their next work opportunity.

Katie, Campaign Executive, December 2014

The Candidate are by far the best recruitment agency by a mile! They really go the distance when it comes to finding the role right for you. A particularly huge thank you to Greg and Simon who have been so patient, friendly and supportive throughout the task of finding me the right role. They are there talking you through every step of the way from offering supportive phone calls before interviews, after interviews and even on weekends. I could not recommend The Candidate enough as a recruitment agency, I feel so lucky to have had the chance to work with them in finding my perfect role!

Laura, Junior Content Strategist, Oct 2014

It's very rare to find someone like Laura, who not only dedicates herself completely to her work with every ounce of enthusiasm, ambition and professionalism, but who is a friend, offering honest advice and empathy when you need it. I'm truly thankful for all that Laura has done for me in finding my dream job! And also for supporting me every step of the way, whether that meant she worked nights, weekends, or both! You're one in a million Laura - Thank you! 

Roxanne, Marketing Manager, October 2014

The Candidate are an excellent recruitment agency, the best that I have worked with. They don't just find you a job, they find you a job that's right for you and are always on hand to give you advice and help. I would definitely recommend The Candidate to anyone who was looking for recruitment services in the digital sector.

Abigail, PPC Executive, September 2013

Laura stayed true to 'The Candidate' name and was extremely nice to deal with. From the first conversation through to last and all the emails in between Laura was extremely professional, helpful and supportive. She placed me at Clear Channel which is so far going extremely well. I would certainly recommend The Candidate.

James, Regional Agency Account Manager, September 2014

Laura has been very helpful from the start of the job hunting process to the finish. She kept good contact and regularly checked in to make sure everything was okay. I got the job I applied for, and I definitely think that Laura was a big help. 

She is a very fun person to work with, and I'd definitely get in touch if I ever need a recruiter again.

Joshua, Media Executive, September 2014

The Candidate helped finding my next career move straight-forward and easy. Laura in particular was very supportive and provided me with a choice of exciting opportunities, which she was then instrumental in providing guidance as to which one would offer me the development I was looking for. 
I would definitely choose to work with The Candidate for any further role developments, and recommend them to anyone who wants to build a strong career within Digital Marketing.

Tom, Account Manager, September 2014

Having experienced working with numerous recruiters during my job search Laura was by far the most personable, knowledgeable in the field, honest, supportive and consistent. From the start of my job search to my first day of my new role Laura provided a personalised service that was second to none. I would highly recommend her expertise. 

Lauren, Account Executive, September 2014

The service The Candidate provided was above and beyond. Natasha was not intrusive at all, she was very polite and thorough in helping me understand the job role whilst giving helpful tips for interview success! Being a graduate I found the immediate feedback process from interviews incredibly useful and Natasha was well organised to contact before and after the interview which gave me reassurance and put me at ease. I thank her for the service she provided and getting me my first graduate job!


Natalie, Junior Account Executive, July 2014

Laura assisted in putting me forward for a new role and did a fantastic job. Her and her colleagues at The Candidate ensured that I was well prepared for my interview and that I knew what to expect. She is highly personable and kept in constant contact via phone & email, even over the weekend. I would highly recommend Laura as a recruiter.

Amy, PPC Executive, July 2014

Laura informed me about a potential role. We discussed if it would be suitable in terms of my skillset and for my career progression. After deciding I would pursue the role, the interview happened in two days and there was regular contact before and after making sure everything was fine and answering any questions I had. After my second interview, I found out the next day that they gave me an offer. The end to end process was very quick and guidance given at every step.

Ratul, Data Analyst, July 2014

I was given a tight length of time to find a new job within the digital marketing sector. Luckily, with the help of Laura at The Candidate, I managed to secure a brand new role very quickly. The level of care and knowledge Laura provided going into the interview process was extremely helpful to me in securing the role, certainly more than I would have usually expected from a recruitment company. 

Charlie, SEO Executive, July 2014

I'd like to send a huge thank you to The Candidate - especially Laura and Simon - for helping me in finding a new role. It really is the best recruitment agency I have dealt with; Laura was always available for me to call or email with any queries, and really worked hard in making the recruitment process as fast and efficient as possible.

I've not only had a professional experience with The Candidate, but a very personal one; Laura made sure she knew exactly what role I was after, and successfully delivered in placing me with a reputable marketing agency. Always on the other side of the phone or ready to reply to my emails, Laura was there to help and support me throughout the process. Simon was also very professional and friendly when I first went into The Candidate. Also, a big thanks to Brian for liaising so efficiently with the client, which made the process a smooth-running one.

I'd recommend The Candidate to anyone - in fact, I already have - as everyone who works there that I have dealt with is dedicated to finding the best possible jobs for their candidates.

Lauren, Copywriter, June 2014

I saw one of the job vacancies advertised by Laura through a mutual connection on LinkedIn which caught my eye, so I decided to take a look. I read through Laura's profile and was very impressed at the attitude and ethos behind the recruitment style of the business so continued to add Laura as a connection. I then got in touch with her and set up a meeting of which I was made to feel extremely welcome. My questions were answered with ease and professionalism. They also showed me different job vacancies that they had hand-picked for me to suit my experience levels and it was then confirmed to me that The Candidate was a company I would love to work with.

Lee, Marketing Assistant, June 2014

The Candidate are one of the best recruitment agencies I have had experience with. I was contacted by them for a job role that was exactly what I was looking for and I had received an offer within a week of the first contact. Special thanks to Laura and Natasha for being so helpful and friendly! I would definitely recommend them. 

Sarah, eCommerce Assistant, May 2014

Thank you "The Candidate".  Easily the best recruitment agency I've worked with.  Special thanks to Laura for making the whole job searching process a little less painful, whilst being treated as an individual.  I would definitely recommend The Candidate to anybody that is looking for a job.  

Steven, eCommerce Assistant, May 2014

 Many thanks to Natasha and The Candidate team for all your help following my application. It was very refreshing to deal with someone who continuously took the time and effort to keep me updated on how my application was progressing and providing valuable feedback after my interviews.  I was really impressed with the service you provided and I would not hesitate to recommend The Candidate to anyone looking for a marketing role.

Vicky, Marketing Co-ordinator, April 2014

Greg at The Candidate has helped me to find the perfect company that has the international scope I was looking for. Impressively, the process took less than two weeks from start to finish. The staff are superb - very experienced and friendly.

Brad, SEO Executive, April 2014

The Candidate have interesting opportunities available. Due to their swift communication between myself and their clients they found me a new job within a week. It was a great experience!

Emma, SEO Manager, February 2014

The Candidate was extremely helpful, supportive and professional at all times. They really went above and beyond the call of duty. I was informed of all new developments immediately and with complete disclosure. 

I truly believe The Candidate negotiated the best deal for me. They carefully sourced a suitable position based on my qualifications are experience. Which was done based on what was right for my career path. This requires visit. 

The Candidate was also friendly and approachable. 

Stephen, PPC Account Manager, December 2013

The Candidate are great recruiters, their team are always bright, friendly, a joy to talk to and really helpful. They managed to get me into a new job really quickly with no hanging around, giving feedback from interviews promptly and quickly. The Candidate are knowledgeable and really can match you to the job you want.

Daniel, PHP Developer, October 2013

My relationship with The Candidate has been managed through Simon and I have nothing but positives to say regarding his overall demeanour and dedication that he has afforded me throughout my new job search.

What impressed me most was the complete understanding of my specific requirements that I was looking to progress my career. Combined with his excellent knowledge of the Manchester digital landscape and great relationships with key contacts it was very apparent that Simon always had my interest in mind.

I felt The Candidate team went the extra mile with regards to preparation, and afterwards would always go out of their way, even if this meant making themselves available on evening and weekends.

Overall, I'm very happy that Simon was able to secure me a fantastic role at a very vibrant and exciting Manchester based media agency and I couldn't recommend him, or The Candidate, enough.

David, Account Manager, August 2013

I found The Candidate to be a fantastic company to deal with. The team are friendly, helpful and very discreet. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone looking to make a move in the near future.

Digital Marketing Manager, August 2013

This is the first role I've ever been placed in through a recruiter, and can honestly say that The Candidate has been completely different from every other recruiterment agency I've worked with in the past. 

The Candidate didn't try and put a square peg in a round hole by pushing unsuitable jobs at me - they listened to what I was looking for and found the ideal position for me. There has been regular communication, unlike others who usually go off the radar once they have your CV - The Candidate has been in touch regularly providing me with updates on where my application was up to - I've now got an offer from one of the biggest agencies in the country thanks to the team! 

SEO Manager, August 2013

From the first phone call I had with The Candidate through to the offer letter I was really happy with their efforts in helping me get the job I really wanted. I'd like to thank the team and I'd recommend The Candidate to other people in a similar position to me.

Rob, Senior Account Manager, July 2013

Working with the guys from the Candidate was a pleasure! Without their help and guidance I would not have been in a position to land the superb opportunity they introduced me to! They have been a real asset to me in finding my new role.

Many other agencies tried to place me in any role they could without taking into account my experience and knowledge. The candidate approached this differently in looking to get me the best opportunity they could rather then any opportunity they could.

Given they had only sent me for one interview and this is the role that I secured I would not hesitate in recommending the agency to others. I wasted time in trying other recruitment agencies when I could have gone straight to The Candidate.

Richard, PPC Executive, July 2013
My experience of The Candidate has been very positive from the first call. They were very proactive and delivered a personal experience. The Candidate gave me support at every stage of the process; ensuring I fully understood the company and what was expected. I would not have found this great position if it hadn't have been for The Candidate.
Lucy, Business Development Executive, June 2013
As a former recruitment consultant myself, I know that recruiters can be guilty of pushing square pegs into round holes simply to fill a role. That's not the way with the guys at the candidate. They listened to exactly what is was I wanted from my next role and importantly took note of the reasons I was leaving my current one too. Interviews were all arranged swiftly with full briefs of the roles and companies beforehand. The role they found was exactly the type of job I had hoped for. Recruitment Consultants get a lot of bad press - these guys are working to change that!
David, PPC Executive, April 2013

I met up with The Candidate and had a coffee discussing the potential roles they could put me forward for. This was a completely different approach to any other agency I had been approached by and the personal touch was a massive plus factor for me. They put me forward for a role I was very interested in and was with me every step of the way. If I was ever in the position where I had to find another job then my first port of call would be The Candidate.

Andrew, SEO Strategist, March 2013
I have no problem reccomending The Candidate as they are by far the best recruitment consultants I have come across. Their personal yet professional approach put them streets ahead of other recruitment companies I've dealt with in the past as they have ensured that they found me a position that was appropriate for me. Brian in particular was very helpful; he listened to what role I wanted and suitably prepared me for interviews - offering the right amount of information and support. The job turn around was also impressive, as I had secured a job within a week. I would highly recommend The Candidate to anyone looking for a new position
Lisa, Sales Account Manager, Feb 2013

The Candidate are by far the best recruitment agency I have come across. Brian was great support when putting me forward for relevant roles and prepping me beforehand with a hands on approach. He showed a real understanding of what I was looking for, which they achieved within an amazing 2 week turnaround! I would definitely recommend The Candidate to anyone as their service is outstanding.

Sally, Account Director, January 2013
The Candidate helped me secure my first graduate job after leaving University. They are definitely the most friendly, co-operative and helpful recruitment agency I have used. They are always there to answer your queries by either phone or e-mail, even during holiday periods such as Christmas. I would not hesitate in recommending The Candidate if you are looking for a job within media, marketing or sales.
Chris, Trader, December 2012
From start to finish, The Candidate team were dedicated and supportive in finding my new role. What's most special about this recruitment agency, is their personal touch in ensuring you get the job you want - regular contact, approachable staff and all with my best interests at heart. I have no problem recommending them to anyone!
Katie, SEO Executive, November 2012
Thank you so much to the team at The Candidate for helping me in getting my new job. They gave me support and guidance throughout the whole application process for my new role. I'm coming towards the end of my first week and already I can tell I can tell I have made a good decision. I think taking this job was just what I was looking for and is going to really help me progress in my career.
Emily, Affiliate Executive, October 2012
The Candidate have made finding the next career move very easy and straightforward. They listened and understood what I was looking for and made sure that I was prepared for each opportunity. I would recommend them to anyone and hope to use them again in the future.
Sian, Affiliate Manager, September 2012.
The continued support and dedication from The Candidate to find the right opportunities suitable for my skills has helped me successfully secure my first position since graduating from University. They are a fantastic, friendly bunch of people who are always prepared to go the extra mile! A real pleasure to work with and the best recruitment agent around. Thank you!
Matthew, Email Executive, August 2012.
The role which was offered to me, complimented my skills and was exactly what I was looking for. Overall the process was, smooth, fast and personal. Any queries or questions I had were answered immediately and I couldn't recommend a better agency.
Adam, July 2012.
The candidate are the most friendly and supportive people you will meet and they definitely have the best contacts and mindset to help you build your career. I will recommend them to anyone I meet!
Katy, Account Executive, June 2012.
The Candidate are the best recruitment agent I have ever had the pleasure to be represented by. Regular contact, in-depth knowledge of the industry and complete transparency meant I trusted them with the task of placing me in a position that would allow me to progress in my career whilst there was no compromise on my desired requirements.
Leanne, Media Executive. May 2012.
I found the service offered by The Candidate to be excellent, with the time from first contact to accepting the job being in under two weeks. Throughout the interview and selection process I was always offered professional and supportive advice, and any queries were answered immediately.
Aisling, Account Executive. April 2012.
Working with The Candidate has been great. The team have demonstrated that they fully understand the nature of our business whilst being mindful of the culture and environment. Well done!
I found The Candidate to be a real breath of fresh air. i was really pleased with how professional the management between the job seeker and employer was.
Your enthusiasm for really understanding candidates’ experience and career aspirations is second to none, making you a real pleasure to deal with.

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Laura is one of those rare recruiters that takes the time to really understand both the business and recruit to make sure they're the perfect fit through exhaustive prep, screening, research but also an uncanny understanding of what people really want. I can't recommend her enough for her professionalism and patience.

Finn, Candidate, November 2017