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
Alex, Organic Performance Executive, March 2015
Laura is one of those rare recruitment professionals who
is very committed and persistent to help candidates find their
Noemi, Sales Manager, July 2015
She is like a trustworthy business partner: highly
professional, reliable, available, helpful and has excellent
contacts to source the right employer to meet candidates'
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
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
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
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
It seemed that Laura was on call 24 hours a day, in fact even
during the nightly bottle feeds Laura was still answering emails
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
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
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
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
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
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
Joshua, Media Executive, September 2014
She is a very fun person to work with, and I'd definitely get
in touch if I ever need a recruiter again.
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.
Tom, Account Manager, September 2014
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.
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
Amy, PPC 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.
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
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
Lauren, Copywriter, June 2014
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
David Selby, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.