Recruitment Testimonials 2022-07-03T09:46:22+01:00

Recruitment Testimonials

We have had an amazing journey since we opened our doors in 2008 and have received tonnes of great testimonials, feedback and suggestions. Here’s a collection of employer testimonials that we’ve received over the years.

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“Efficient and professional. Lisa seemed to know the kind of person we were looking for and found us an excellent candidate very rapidly.” Martyn, July 2022


“Lisa and the Aspire team were great to work with. From first contact, through to event delivery and review, Lisa was committed, approachable and thorough in her approach, always updating us with the status of the search and feeding back on any challenges she was facing in sourcing candidates. She took the time to really understand what we required and delivered exactly that, within a very short timeframe. The staff Aspire provided us with were enthusiastic, friendly and worked to a high standard – ensuring our event went off without a hitch. A huge thank you to Lisa and the Aspire team for a job very well done – we can’t wait to work with you again” Ash, June 2022


“From the initial contact to the end of the first temporary assignment Aspire Recruitment have proved themselves to be highly professional and, if truth be said, probably one of the best in the business.” May 2022

“Very happy with Aspire’s help and support in our recent recruitment for a Senior Developer. I felt Toby listened to our specific requirements, got to know the company and picked candidates in an open minded way. The diligent aftercare has been very much appreciated as well. We’ll use Aspire again when using an agency to recruit. Many thanks.” May 2021

“During my time working with Toby I was always impressed with his proactive approach to recruitment. Toby is enthusiastic and always understood his clients needs, which resulted in strong relationships being made. All round, Toby is a great guy and a pleasure to work with.” May 2021

“Toby’s attention to detail and putting the customer first is a real asset to any organisation. His willingness to constantly improve shows an attitude not to settle.” May 2021

“We recently relocated our business to the Cambridge area and Lisa was integral to helping us build the new team . She was quick to provide good candidates and her follow up and attention to detail was second to none. I would have no problem recommending Lisa and the team for any future recruitment plans your company may have. September 2020

“If you are looking to partner with an experienced IT & Technical recruiter who can provide useful sector insights and support you through the complex world of recruitment then Andy would be my first recommendation! He has the ability to use both extensive knowledge and his own network to help you get the results you need, something many other recruiters can’t do! It’s been a real pleasure working with Andy and a recommendation I am pleased to make!” August 2020

“Lisa was excellent at finding an excellent candidate for us, and dealing with all communication quickly and professionally. I would have no hesitation in using Lisa and Aspire Cambridge again.” August 2020

“We’ve just used Aspire for the first time and we are delighted! We approached Aspire Cambridge after receiving an email about temps and they found us the perfect candidate within 2 weeks. We have since offered the candidate a permanent position and we couldn’t be happier.” January 2020

“Aspire Cambridge are very helpful and look to do what they can to tailor to your recruitment needs” January 2020

“Once again, Aspire comes up trumps, managing to find just the right candidate for our business! Thank for your professionalism and patience. It is a pleasure to work with Aspire Cambridge.” February 2020

“Thank you for all that you do – I love what you do hence why I keep coming back” February 2020

“Thank you to the team at Aspire Cambridge, helped us find a great candidate to join our ever growing sales team. Communication from start to finish was A*” March 2020

“Excellent service, professional approach, would recommend your company without hesitation.” March 2020

“All I can say is well done! You submitted 3 candidates and only your 3 candidates (so far) have been chosen for interview!” March 2020

“Our office needed a temp urgently and aspire were absolutely fantastic, we had a great employee arranged to start the next day within an hour or so, absolutely brilliant customer service! Thanks Caitlin and Stuart!” October 2019

“I called Aspire Cambridge on Thursday morning for a Temp Accountant – excellent customer service and have a lady joining us Monday. Thank you” March 2019

“Lisa was the consummate professional and so incredibly helpful. I would not hesitate to contact Aspire for any future recruitment needs.” March 2019

“Wow! Never normally do I find recruitment agencies very consistent but with Aspire they are amazing! Lisa Logan always keeps you up to date, I feel they would always have both parties interests as top priority. Top team” March 2019

“I am always amazed with the service I receive from Lisa Logan. The calibre of candidates she puts forward is extremely high and the speed with which she finds people is incredible. She has a great understanding of our business and culture and, as a result, I have every confidence in how she represents our business to potential candidates. Thank you for all the hard work you put in Lisa – it’s greatly appreciated!” September 2019

“Excellent service, used them to recruit for a Senior position. Prompt & Professional. Recommend them to any employer” September 2019

“Caitlin is always very helpful and friendly. She always goes the extra mile for her colleagues and customers. Well done Caitlin.” September 2019

“I am very impressed with the first week she is as keen as mustard and even by Wednesday she was keen to help with phones so she could get to know people so not frightened to try things, I think she will be perfect and what is more [Candidate Name] is loving it here, a good match I think. Another well placed person.” February 2018

“I always tell people to register with you if they are looking for work as you have good vacancies and people feel confident with you placing people, our electrician [name] that you placed last year has proved to be amazing. You have done so well with Aspire and what I love about it is personal to you Kelly.” January 2018

“I really like your campaign approach with innovative thinking. Nice one!” January 2018

“The placement of the candidate with us as AOI operator was quick, fuss free and exactly what we were looking for. The candidate had the experience, skills and enthusiasm for the role that we had looked for in a suitable candidate for so long. Aspire perfectly matched our needs with those of the candidate. Dealing with Aspire to setup an interview was easy and quick. An offer was made to them the same day and through Aspire she quickly accepted.” September 2017

“Recruiters who communicate like you are valuable – believe in yourself, do the good things well and often, and don’t let the bad things play on your mind.” May 2017

“We [company] have used Aspire previously to recruit a temp in recent months and had a great experience dealing with your team, so, thank you for that.” March 2017

“Aspire are professional consultants who always understand our briefs. They are patient and professional, and personable too in their approach. We look forward to working with Aspire again in the near future.” February 2017

“Our accountant [name], was introduced via your company a few months ago. I am writing to say that she has fitted into our organisation extremely well and has surpassed our expectations. We will most certainly use your services for future recruitment requirements.” January 2017

“Aspire is a pleasure to work with. They always provide us with great candidates and in a short time have placed several with us. They are easy to talk to on the phone and in person and are enthusiastic and helpful.“ October 2016

“All I can say is………………well done! You submitted three candidates and only your three candidates, so far, have been chosen for interview! I just needed to tell you that before I left for the day. I will give you times that we are available for interview so that you can arrange, when I’m back in the office tomorrow. July 2016

“I just wanted to pass on my thanks and gratitude to Aspire for all their help in securing this recent addition to our team, they have been a pleasure to deal with and through the whole process remained very helpful, efficient and professional and I look forward to dealing with them again in the future.” March 2016

“For all CV’s that you have sent so far I can see you are looking at the correct profile so well done on that. A good start, with patience I am sure we will find the right person.” December 2015

“Pat on the back Kelly. The quality of cv’s so far has been better than I am used to in previous jobs – thanks for that!” December 2015

“A pleasure to work with, Aspire took a real interest on not only the experience required but also the right personality for our business. They took time to discuss candidates in detail not just passing through cv’s in the hope that something would fit as with other agencies. We will definitely use Aspire in the future should we look to expand again. A definite 10/10 from me!” December 2015

“A great friendly service from all individuals at Aspire Cambridge, they continue to listen and appreciate our needs in terms of who we are looking for and what qualities we need them to have. You really feel they want the best for you as a company and all staff employed have been very good additions to our growing teams.” December 2015

“I would like to say a big thank you to Aspire, for all your help over the past few months you have been great and although I have had communication with other agencies nobody else comes close in terms of customer service and commitment.” December 2015

Amazing as always, thank you so much.” November 2015

“Thank you for all that you do – I love what you do hence why I keep coming back.” November 2015

“ Aspire you have been so responsive on this for me, another agency have sent me only one cv!! Praise where praise is due and you need this feedback, I always say that to my department good and bad feedback is always appreciated, especially bad if you do not know something is wrong you cannot put it right!” October, 2015

“Aspire were very helpful, I really appreciate their efforts in finding me the best person to fill the position. Would definitely use Aspire again.” August, 2015

“Aspire Cambridge has been helping our company for the last 2 months and it has been a great experience. Communication is very important to us and all the consultants I have been dealing with have always been polite, professional and efficient. I highly recommend Aspire Cambridge!” July, 2015

“Excellent service, professional approach, would recommend your company without hesitation.” June, 2015

“Aspire are very helpful and look to do what they can to tailor to your recruitment needs. All staff are available when you need to query anything and their team have a friendly yet professional working approach. I would recommend the team for their fast and efficient services.” June, 2015

“I find all the staff at aspire very professional and helpful at all times. They act fast and are always very helpful. I have given feedback regards candidates to staff at aspire and this has been taken on board and used for future references when sending candidates over. This shows that aspire staff work from feedback and listens to the customer needs.” June, 2015

“That’s great, thanks for the update. Again, thank you for a good service – very important for us.” June, 2015

“Just to let you know I’m very happy with your candidate’s performance so far and wanted to thank you for sending her to us so quick.” April, 2015

“It was a pleasure working with Aspire Cambridge. A very professional service was given and also very friendly. All the candidates that were put forward for the job were of a very high standard and suitable for the role. Communication between ourselves and aspire was first class and I will definitely be using them again.” April, 2015

“Thank you to the team at Aspire Cambridge, helped us find a great candidate to join our ever growing sales team. Communication from start to finish was A*.” November, 2014

“Whether it’s human resources or recruitment, you will not find a better team anywhere. Aspire has been a great asset to our business.” August, 2014

“Once again, Aspire comes up trumps, managing to find just the right candidate for our business! Thank you for your professionalism and patience. It is a pleasure to work with Aspire Cambridge.” August, 2014

“In a nutshell I wanted to thank you very much for your persistence and endeavour in locating Tom – you never once gave up your focus or determination to secure for us the right candidate for the role, and I’m very grateful for your tenacity, and professionalism.” July, 2014

“YOU ARE ON FIRE, once again!” May, 2014

“Jessica seems to have settled in nicely and is getting on really well with the team she is working with, so fingers crossed all will be good. Thanks ever so much for all your help again, it’s very much appreciated.” May, 2014

“Aspire Cambridge have been a pleasure to work with. They have been so helpful and reliable. Contact is efficient and I am always confident in their intentions for us as a setting. We have only worked with Aspire Cambridge for a short time but it is definitely a company we wish to continue our relationship with. We are so very grateful for all their efforts.” May, 2014

“Thanks for sending the CV’s through so quickly, awesome service, I will be recommending you to other businesses that we deal with.” March, 2014

“This is the first time we have used a recruitment agency and we will definitely use Aspire Cambridge again. They have taken the pain out of the process, listened to our requirements and provided us with good quality candidates. When you are short staffed and time is precious it’s good to have a helping hand!” February, 2014

“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.” November, 2013

“Aspire Cambridge sent us two applicants for a six weeks temporary placement. The service they provided was excellent, as candidates sent for interviews were ideal for the position. The candidate chosen has settled in very well and so the work and research that aspire recruitment solutions carried out for our company was excellent. From our experience we would recommend aspire recruitment solutions.” August, 2013

“Aspire are recruiters that listen to the client and do not ‘push’ candidates that are not suitable as many others do. I would recommend speaking to Aspire if you have any need of good vetted staff.” January, 2013

“We have found the Aspire Cambridge team very helpful, and they tend to understand what we are after, not just in terms of qualifications and experience, but also the fit within the team, which is very important for us. We would continue to use Aspire and hope that the understanding of our business and our pressures, continues to improve.” December, 2012

“We have been very pleased with the service so far. Candidates have been sourced quickly for both the administration role and the centre manager position, their skills and qualifications have matched our specific requirements. We have also found your rates very competitive compared to other local providers and would certainly contact you again if we had any future need for temporary staff.” November, 2012

“My only regret is that I could not take on both of your candidates: This was not my first time to use Aspire and I will definitely be in touch when next I am recruiting.” November, 2012

“Aspire Cambridge have done it again – our team goes from strength to strength with the great people you are finding for us. A very grateful client.” September, 2012

“We used Aspire Cambridge to find an office administrator. We are a small construction company and Aspire understood our needs completely. They provided us with five suitable candidates and we were able to choose one. Aspire kept in touch with us throughout the process but were not overpowering. They were extremely helpful in helping out with a last minute temp place for one day as well. Should we need to employ staff again we would have no problems in using Aspire again and would recommend them to anyone who asked us” August, 2012

“Everything went very smoothly from my perspective and there was good communication links and timely responses.” August, 2012

“We recently employed a French graduate who had studied at Northampton University, with fluent English and German. At the interview stage she had not quite finished her degree but only had a few weeks to go and was looking for employment. She has now been employed by us for one month and we are very happy with her performance and her attitude to her work. Throughout the process Aspire were professional in their correspondence with us and kept us informed at every stage. Aspire Cambridge have found us several good language speakers and we will continue to use them and would recommend them as a professional agency.” July, 2012

“We are very pleased to be associated with aspire recruitment, and find the recruitment service that they offer to be of a very high standard meeting our expectations. We recently have worked together on adding a new team member of staff for our human resources / recruitment department. Throughout the recruitment process we experienced a very professional and courteous service in our endeavour to recruit the right candidate for the job. It was obvious from the person we selected from aspire recruitment that they had also met the expectations of the candidate. This sadly is becoming a rarity within the industry. We are committed to an ongoing recruitment campaign, and we look forward to working with aspire recruitment, regarding future recruitment within our business.” June, 2012

“We found aspire recruitment solutions to be very professional and efficient at all times. A candidate was placed with us very quickly and meeting all our needs. Appropriate checks for the candidate had been carried out, so we were ensured of a candidate meeting all our workplace needs and safeguarding aspects of the role. The candidate placed with us was very professional, hardworking and fitted in well, he was able to help and support the team within his role to a high standard. I would have no hesitation in using aspire recruitment solutions in the future. Thank you for a great service!” March, 2012

“For me Kelly is a kindred spirit, approaching recruitment by honestly wishing the best outcome for both the company and the candidate. This results in companies wishing Kelly to become part of the team, not just an external recruiter. Kelly is certainly a partner rather than supplier, and one I would always recommend.” July, 2011

“Aspire Cambridge have worked towards supplying the right person for our graphic design vacancy with best recruitment code of conduct at all times. Their personable approach and ability to appreciate client’s expectations are refreshing in the recruitment business. It is obvious the team enjoy their career within the recruitment industry.” June, 2011

“Kelly is hard-working, reliable, and professional with an incredible amount of experience and I would recommend her highly to anyone.” May, 2011

“Kelly helped me in 2009, and we have kept in contact since. Kelly is good at building relationship with her clients and candidates, what I find important. A successful working relationship is not only based on technical but also personal match. I’d recommend aspire to friends and business connections for her professional understanding of business success.” February, 2011

“Kelly is switched-on and efficient with good people skills. She has my vote!” January, 2011

“I first employed Kelly at Direct Choice in 1999 as an insurance technician. Kelly was multi skilled in personal lines and very skilled with the roles. Kelly has since set up her own employment agency and has supplied a number of quality candidates for us. Kelly took the time to visit and understand our operation thus ensuring the right candidates are submitted. I would not hesitate to recommend her company.” December, 2010

“I would like to express my deep gratitude for all of your help over the last year. It has removed a few grey hairs to know that there is someone on the end of the phone that understands our business and our needs and more importantly is willing to go that extra mile to make sure that we have a choice of candidates who we can enjoy meeting and have a good brief of what to expect from us. It has been a complete delight to work with you, your team and the personnel that you have supplied us. We are especially delighted with our recent temporary help in Kayleigh; she has settled in very quickly and as per your recommendation “was the one for us”. We are also looking very much forward to getting Sam on Monday I have every confidence that she is the person who will make a difference on our property management side of the business. With any growing business it is so important to be able to be given the flexibility of having good temporary help to give us the time to plan for the long term and you have achieved that and more. Many thanks for all of your help” December, 2010

“I first came across Kelly and her organisation over a year and a half ago, at a time when the Job market was saturated with skilled and qualified job seekers who were victims of the economic climate. During this period some recruitment firms got complacent, with the same candidate being presented for the same job by various agencies; many candidates being put forward for job interviews without being seen by the agency to name a few quality issues have dogged the Recruitment sector. Aspire on the other hand remain professional as ever, to both clients and prospects. I found Kelly to be open and honest with both all parties, thus saving her clients time and money. Maintaining focus in Industries/sectors in which she is well versed ensures quality of hire for those seeking Aspire’s services” June, 2010

“Kelly is a very professional consultant, who does not restrict herself to normal 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday work pattern, but works till she gets the job done. I will have no reservation for hiring or working alongside her.” June, 2010

“Kelly is a positive and pro-active recruiter! She has provided Sureterm with a number of excellent candidates who in turn have turned out to be great employees. Kelly’s experience within the insurance and recruitment sector has really helped with her understanding of our requirements whilst also ensuring she only provides the highest calibre of candidates” June, 2009

“Kelly was leading the sister company of CITR. She was an excellent manager, and totally committed to providing first class results. She is very knowledgeable and has a sharp mind, being able to “cut to the chase” quickly.” June, 2009

“I worked with Kelly at Neaves and Neat where I assisted her as recruitment administrator. Kelly is a great recruitment consultant and I enjoyed my time working for her. She was a great mentor and spent time training me up on the processes and administration of the day-to-day business. Kelly is a highly professional individual, who is efficient in her work with a friendly and positive personality. It was a pleasure working with her.” June, 2009

“Aspire Cambridge were very good at two things, when I came to them with my requirements; listening and actioning. The quality of the candidates was high, which suggested to me that the candidate interviews and tests carried out by aspire were thorough. Aspire have excellent customer service and seem to work very much as a team. I will be using aspire for my future requirements, and would not hesitate to recommend them. I found the whole process from start to finish seamless. You took the leg work away from us – allowing us to concentrate on our own jobs. The standard of candidates was excellent and we are very pleased with Sarah’s progress. I would not hesitate to use your services again.” May, 2009

“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, focused 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 caliber. I have no hesitation in endorsing Kelly.” April, 2009

“I can confirm that we have used aspire recruitment to provide us with a chef. Thanks to their professional approach and speed in handling of our request, we were able to employ someone immediately. I found Kelly to be very professional and courteous both on the phone and in person. Her ability to provide the right person so quickly was very impressive. I would have no hesitation in using aspire recruitment solutions again, and am more than happy to provide this reference.” July, 2008

“From the first conversation I had with Kelly, I instantly found a refreshing mix of motivated and friendly attitude, from experience this is a perfect combination! I recommend Kelly as an extremely valuable asset in the temporary and permanent recruitment market and her knowledge of the industry was excellent and made my job a lot easier! I look forward to crossing roads again in the near future.” February, 2008

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