There is nothing quite like the excitement of perfectly matching a client and candidate. For me, this has been my self-motivation and focus for the last several years, and will be for many to come!
We work with a wide range of companies across East Anglia, primarily in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Suffolk and have a phenomenal network of candidates who are actively or passively seeking IT jobs, Technical jobs and Engineering jobs.
I decided to get into recruitment because I knew I loved meeting and talking to people, alongside familiarising myself with their unique requirements. In particular, there were three main areas that I was passionate about; these include IT, Technical and Engineering recruitment. Such sectors are particularly large and dominant in this region of the country and are sure to continue to grow in the future.
Cambridge has positioned itself ‘centre stage’ for technology and has one of Europe’s most successful and best known clusters for technology and bioscience of its kind. Impressively there are now 14 billion-dollar companies in Cambridge, including chip designer ARM, software firm Autonomy and technology group Aveva.
Life moves very fast at Aspire Cambridge, taking on new roles and making placements all the time. I recruit candidates at all stages of their career from entry level through to CTO’s.
The most popular roles I recruit for include Mechanical Design Engineers, Electrical Design Engineer, Quality Engineer, Product Designers, Principal Engineers, Software Engineers, Hardware Engineers, IT Engineers, Network Engineers, 1st ,2nd, 3rd Line Technical Support, Technical Authors, Technical Support Engineer, Test Engineers, UI Engineers, UX Engineers, Project Managers, Product Managers, Operations Managers and Supply Chain roles.
Cambridge has become a pivotal location for IT and Technology companies, with many relocating to the area and start-ups choosing Cambridge as the best place to grow their business. As a result, there are a wealth of great candidates living in and around the area, but competition for the very best, with the right mix of skills, is fierce.
What makes a superb candidate?
As experts in recruitment, we are very quick to find and identify top candidates. The very best will have a strong mix of relevant skills and experience, a genuine interest in their field of expertise, a positive attitude and the ability to work well in a team environment. At Aspire Cambridge, we have a strong brand and reputation with a wide range of clients and candidates repeatedly coming back to us. We take a modern approach to communicating with our candidates and clients, using social media and email marketing alongside more traditional techniques to build relationships with superb individuals, teams and organisations.
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So what do I think of Aspire Cambridge?
I absolutely love it at Aspire – it’s a very dynamic team where delivering great customer service is at the heart of everything we do. Sometimes people make a judgement when I say I work in recruitment, but for me and the team we genuinely value every candidate and client we meet – they are our customers and the most important part of our business. We want to achieve success every time by finding the perfect candidates for our clients and vice versa – helping companies to grow their teams and individuals to grow their careers.
What do our clients and candidates think of our service?
“Kelly is an excellent recruiter and she has on many occasions supplied us with top quality contractors in record time. She is able to get a really detailed grasp of the contract and communicate it to what must be a wide pool of contacts. Most recently, she responded to a Friday pm request by Monday with a list of contractors all of whom were a great fit and all of whom were well briefed and ready to start.” – Client, Software Development Manager
“I have had the opportunity to work with Kelly both as an applicant for roles, but also now as an employer seeking candidates for positions. From both perspectives Kelly is professional, focussed and tireless in matching the right candidate for the right role, and is highly diligent in only putting forward candidates suitable for the role. As an applicant I felt that I had the full attention and support of Kelly in the roles I applied for; as an employer the candidates I received have already been screened to ensure that they are of the right calibre. I have no hesitation in endorsing Kelly.” – Client, Software Development
Aspire Cambridge are the internal recruiter for GEO (Green Energy Options) and have made a large number of placements as the company has grown in the last three years:
“Our arrangement has gone from strength to strength. Aspire have a deep understanding of who we are, whom we need and what candidates will fit with our ambitions. It has been clear though that Aspire through their many networks has always bought the same people to the table that specialists have on their books with the benefit of not having to brief and negotiate with several parties. Overall, I can thoroughly recommend the services of Aspire Cambridge”. – Simon Anderson, Found & Chief Strategy Officer at GEO
If you are looking for the ideal IT, Technical & Engineering role or candidate to join your team, I’d love to hear from you on 01223 855440.