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We have put together a list of some of the questions that our recruiters are asked the most to help you understand our processes, when looking for your next role.
If you have a question that is not listed then please call us on +44 (0) 1925 907000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I have sent my CV to First Recruitment Group, to see if you have any vacancies that you think I might be suitable for. Why haven’t I had a response?
There could be a variety of reasons that our recruiters have not been in contact. It could be that:
- Our clients has asked for specific industry experience that you don’t have
- You have told us your expected salary, and it doesn’t match our clients expectations, so we didn’t think you would be interested in it
- You might not have the right level of experience compared to other candidates on our database
Even though we have not been in contact, your CV will be added to our database so that if we do match you with a suitable vacancy, we can get in contact with you. Please make sure you send us your most up to date CV.
Can I apply for more than one job at a time?
YES, you can apply and be put forward for as many roles as we deem you suitable for. If you get an offer from more than one client the decision will be yours as to which one you accept. If there is another vacancy that you are interested in, then please talk to the recruiter you have been dealing with and ask their advice.
Why should I register with First Recruitment Group?
There are many advantages to registering with us.
- We have 18 years experience in the industry and can give you valuable advice on how to get a new role. We can give you feedback on your CV, offer interview advice and negotiate salaries for you.
- Access to a variety of major and SME clients.
- Sometimes our client’s requirements are urgent and so we will not necessarily advertise all the vacancies, choosing instead to quickly contact the suitable people on our database.
- We keep in regular contact with your candidates, and especially when working with contractors, checking your details and sending you suitable contracts that are being advertised.
Also if you register for alerts on our website, you can be emailed automatically of any vacancies we do advertise directly, so you can assess if you are interested and want to apply. Through these we will also send you articles with career advice, CV tips, interview do’s and don’t, and even specific sector news that could be of interest. We will never bombard you with emails. You can tailor what information you would like to be sent to you, unsubscribing at any time.
Do you ever send my CVs to a client without contacting me to see if I’m interested?
NO, we will never do this. We will only send your details to our clients after we have spoken to you and confirmed your interest. It is important to us that we get your permission so that we can reassure both you and our clients of interest.
If I have applied for a vacancy through your website or a jobs board, does that mean my details have been sent to the client?
No, our consultants firstly screen all applications and then create a shortlist of suitable candidates to contact and discuss the role further with. When we do this we will inform you who the client is so that you can tell us of your interest.
If you are suitable for the role, we will normally contact you within 3 days of your application. If you have not been contacted, unfortunately our consultants have not chosen you for that particular vacancies shortlist. But we will keep your CV on record, should you be suitable for a different vacancy. If you are concerned that we have not received your application, or that we have made the wrong decision, please contact us by calling +44 (0) 1925 907000 or email email@example.com. We’ll be happy to discuss with you.
Question 6. Should I contact you regularly to inform you if I’m actively looking for work?
We welcome you getting in contact to let us know about your current working situation. This is especially important if you are looking for temporary or contract roles. If you let us know your availability as soon as you know your contract is ending, then we can match you with the most recent roles we have on our system. If you are looking for a permanent role then please let us know if your current work situation has changed. Perhaps you are being made redundant, looking for career progression, or moving to a new area and would like a job closer to home. Whatever the reason send us your most recent CV and the type of role you would like to find and we’ll get to work on matching you to the right role.
"Their knowledge of the industry, our organisation and candidates is one of the leaders in the market. They have always been able to supply us with the right calibre of engineering candidate no matter what the discipline or regional location is.
"First Recruitment Group’s service delivery has always been to a high standard and the customer service provided by the team has ensured that First Recruitment Group will remain a preferred supplier of engineering personnel to WorleyParsons on our future engineering projects."
"In my dealings with First I have found them to be responsive, knowledgeable, quality-focused and engaging in their approach. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of First Recruitment Group to any prospective customers."
Global Engineering Consultancy
"We have a good working relationship with First Recruitment and they always put every effort in to filling our positions whether it's on a permanent or contract basis. First have an honest and open approach to recruitment and their clients which is refreshing. First offer an excellent payroll service which compliments their overall delivery service to MWH Treatment."
“As the biggest services supplier to the nuclear industry our demand for personnel is significant, when I have an urgent requirement I know I can rely on First Recruitment to rise to the challenge.
“As a preferred supplier for temporary labour and a fundamental part of our permanent recruitment process we get the right people at the right time. Whether its highly technical/specialist resources or back office support personnel the approach is to the same high standard.”
Veolia Nuclear Solutions
"It’s great to work with a recruitment agency we trust. The team at First Recruitment Group are friendly and straight talking and they continue to provide an excellent service. We’re proud to still be working with them after 20 years."
Simon Carves Engineering Ltd
"First Recruitment are on the 1st Tier of Sweett Europe’s preferred supplier list. We have found First recruitment to be hugely supportive and value adding partners to Sweett, helping us source a wide range of roles. The consultants at First are hugely knowledgeable and have a real desire to listen to, and understand, our needs. They have shown an unrivalled desire to work on hard to fill roles using innovative methods to ensure they always supply us with CVs.
"I have been hugely impressed by their willingness to support us, even when we have simply been after guidance which would not attract them a fee. I would be more than happy to recommend First Recruitment Group to any prospective organisation, and to discuss in more detail their capabilities."
“We’ve worked with First Recruitment for over 12 years and have built up a great relationship with their team. They’ve helped us in sourcing contractors for our chemical division, maintaining consistently high standards in delivery, and we hope to continue building on this relationship in the future. I have no hesitation in recommending First to others.”
Haden Freeman Limited
"We have used First Recruitment to support the recruitment of several key roles within our business. The quality of the candidates put forward were extremely high which helped enormously in our ability to fill all roles, also the candidates have all been a success since joining our business. They were prompt, knowledgeable and very professional and made the recruitment process for us extremely simple. The service we have received has been first class and I would highly recommend the services of First Recruitment to any Company looking to fill a vacancy."
Meadow Vale Food Group
“I have worked with First Recruitment frequently over the last couple of years. Their ability to understand our business and support me in terms of recruitment has been excellent. Candidates are screened initially to meet our requirements and taken through the process in a professional way. I would have no hesitation in recommending First Recruitment to any employer who needs that little extra support in their recruitment process."
Bokomo Foods (UK) Limited
“I have found First Recruitment to be very efficient and professional in their approach to recruitment. They were able to gain an in depth understanding of the needs of our business and source high quality candidates. I would highly recommend their services to anyone with a recruitment need.”
"First Group are one of the key suppliers to Cobham. The team are quick to respond, friendly and professional, and as such have made a massive difference to the account. The team have supported and filled a variety of roles. Without hestitation I would recommend First."