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Whether you’re in search of the perfect candidate for an exciting new role or you’re after the job of your dreams, Connect Appointments can help.
A long-established recruitment agency offering a wide range of temporary and permanent recruitment solutions in many sectors throughout Scotland, we pride ourselves on delivering a high level of service to our clients, with an emphasis on building and maintaining strong, valued relationships. Every day, we connect the right people with the best roles – that’s our job.
Connect’s specialist consultants deliver a bespoke recruitment experience that not only meets, but exceeds both our clients’ and candidates’ expectations.
1 Haswell Court,
Quay West Riverside
Tel: 0191 731 4800
Ground Floor, Unit 3,
Earls Gate Business Park,
Tel: 01324 464951
News & Events
More employers looking to recruit agency staff
Almost half of employers are looking to take on more agency workers in the next three months, according to new research.
The JobsOutlook survey, carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), found that 46% of employers have plans to take on more agency staff in the new year. On top of this, 39% say that they are keen to increase their use of temporary agency workers in the medium-term.
Employers are increasingly recognising the advantages of tapping into the broad network of jobseekers that agencies can offer. The main reason the employers surveyed gave for using agencies is to gain short-term access to key strategic skills – 68% saw this as important.
Recruitment generally is looking promising for the months and years ahead. It was found that 90% of employers have plans to create more permanent roles in the next three months, while 16% of companies have plans for expansion within Europe, meaning big opportunities for overseas adventures.
If you’re keen to jump on the new opportunities arising within the job market, Connect Appointments can help you make the move. With a proven track record of finding the best people for the right jobs, our expert recruitment consultants can get you into a fantastic new role that matches your skills, experience and career plans, whether it’s on a temporary or permanent basis. Send us your CV today.
We're expanding! With the view of helping even more people get into work, Connect Appointments is delighted to announce significant growth: we have now added a Grangemouth branch of Connect Appointments to our portfolio. Connect Appointments has already seen steady growth in the last few years. We currently have thriving and busy branches in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Livingston, Hamilton and the north east of England. Directors Denise Connelly and William Sim felt the time had come to expand the recruitment agency's reach in Scotland even further. “It made perfect sense for us to position a new team in Grangemouth,” explains William. “It’s a great opportunity for us to get to meet even more talented workers who live in and around the area, and give them the support to find work that suits their skills, experience and preferences. We're very excited about the new branch.” Grangemouth will offer contract and permanent roles, in a diverse range of fields, from engineering to manufacturing. Consultants with a vast amount of experience in the recruitment industry are now in place, ready to help match the best candidates with employers. “We know recruitment inside out and are one of the best independent recruitment agencies in the UK,” Denise says. “Our growth is a sign of our success, and testament to the long-standing commitment to our customers and clients.” To find your nearest branch follow this link
Here at Connect Appointments we have been leading the way in recruitment since the 1960’s. This means we know a thing or two about employment. The leading independent recruitment agency in the UK, we specialise in many sectors including: commercial, industrial, administration, customer service, hospitality, technical and engineering sectors, plus many more. Our dedicated recruitment consultants have the skills and experience available to get you back into work. Everyone knows job seeking can be challenging but it is also a chance to further evolve your skills. Within our successful industry magazine, Get Connected we give job seekers all the inside information on nailing the job hunt, mastering the all-important CV and much more. The most recent issue, which you can read here, highlights how you can truly shine when looking for the perfect job. If you’re looking for a permanent position, part-time, or temporary work it all starts with a sparkling CV, looking sharp in the interview and acing those tricky interview questions. Alongside our inside hints and tips, getting involved with Connect Appointments means you will have the leading recruitment specialists in the industry working to ensure you get your perfect role. This goes for companies looking for staff, too. For any employment queries don’t hesitate to get in touch, our advisors are always on hand to help. You can visit us at one of our offices in Glasgow, Livingston, Hamilton, Dundee, Edinburgh or Sunderland. Don’t forget to upload your CV and check our full list of vacancies on our website.
Here at Connect Appointments we specialise in selecting ideal candidates to fill roles in a variety of sectors. Finding work can be a challenge – and as a result, some job seekers are favouring temporary work positions. There are a number of reasons why people seek this type of role; if you have recently left a job and need a stop gap, our specialists will help to find you a role which suits your qualifications and availability so that you are back earning as quickly as possible. Significant gaps in your CV can make future employers question your work ethic, so taking on temporary work shows you are willing to be proactive and keep working in between jobs. Temporary contracts can range anywhere from days to months and sectors that we hire for include admin, contact centres, domestic and catering, customer service, engineering, management, manufacturing, food and drink and more. Our recruitment consultants will analyse your CV and identify the most suitable roles to match your experience, basing their judgement on years of experience. Our clients want hard workers who can turn up and do the job. If you’re looking for a change or to experience another branch of your profession, we will talk you through the options available across each sector. Some candidates have taken on temporary work and found that they are naturally apt in the role so stayed on and developed with the company, proving you don’t know until you try! If you’re at a stage in your career where you want to progress up the ladder but lack certain skills, taking on a temporary role in a relevant sector could add to your skillset and boost your CV so that you can push for your ideal job. Or maybe you’re a student taking time out from studying but looking for extra cash? We can fast track you to a paid role where you can make use of your existing skills and learn new ones. Taking on work during a study break shows initiative and commitment to being a reliable employee, whatever the company. If you would like to know more, feel free to phone and chat to one of our consultants now, who will be happy to talk you through your options – you can get the Glasgow team on 0141 404 1325, Livingston 01506 449944, Hamilton 01698 535870, Dundee 01382 797579, Edinburgh 0131 248 2456 or the North East office on 0191 731 4800. You can find full listings of all our vacancies on www.connectappointments.co.uk and upload your CV. We look forward to hearing from you.
Here are the best cities to get a job in 2018 When it comes to looking for jobs, you have to factor in a lot of things. Salaries, hours, responsibilities, commute, childcare, flexibility – the list goes on. Some cities are more competitive than others, and much harder to get a job in. But where are the best and easiest cities to get a new job this year? CV-Library crunched the data to look at the number of jobs in each city compared with last year. And there’s quite a large amount of growth in these cities, which is great – lot’s more employment possibilities. You might be surprised at what the best places to find a job are – it’s not London as some people might think. Here’s the list of the top 10 cities in the UK in terms of employment. • Brighton – up 19.9 % • Manchester – up 15.3 % • Glasgow – up 14.6 % • Portsmouth – up 13.5 % • Sheffield – up 13.5 % • Birmingham – up 11.4 % • Bristol – up 8 % • Leeds – up 7.6 % • Aberdeen – up 7.1 % • Edinburgh – up 5.9 % So it’s good news for local job hunters in the area if you live in these cities! Luckily for you, we have offices in quite a few of these cities; Glasgow, Edinburgh, and the North East, as well as Livingston, Hamilton and Dundee – primed and ready to help you get the best job possible and start 2018 off right. We can help you find long-term or short-term positions in a number of different industries, from hospitality to manufacturing. Contact us to find a job today or register now.
New year, new career? We know just the people to help Now that the celebrations are over it’s time to start thinking to the year ahead. Plans for holidays, moving house, getting fit… But what about moving career? If you want to shake up your work life in 2018, our team of talented consultants are ready and waiting to help you find the perfect role. Whether you’re after an entirely different change of path, a step up within your current industry, experience in a new field, or temporary work with an exciting new employer, our branches across Scotland and the north of England have plenty of opportunities to help you achieve your goals. Working with employers in a huge range of sectors, from the drinks industry to engineering to driving, there are plenty of exciting opportunities on offer this year to help you kick-start 2018 in style. Both temporary and permanent roles are available right now, which you can check out here – or get in touch with your nearest branch to see what’s on offer, or if there are any employers we work with where they think you’d fit. If there’s nothing right now? Don’t worry – register today and you’ll get regular updates to you inbox. With Connect Appointments on your side, you know that 2018 is going to be a year to remember. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch now.