Magpie have been a valuable recruitment partner for the last few years. They have a very people-centric approach that goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job spec. I know when I interview a Magpie candidate they will have already vetted as a suitable fit within our company and culture by a partner who knows us well. Being honest, I’m not the biggest fan of recruitment consultants, but working with James and the team is an absolute pleasure.
Group Account Director A
I highly recommend Francis as a professional, diligent and extremely competent consultant who helped me find the right position and identified the key criteria I was looking for in my next role.
Martin W. A
We have been working with Magpie (James) for more than 6 months and their service has always been excellent. Their understanding of the business needs and culture of the organisation enables them to provide us with high calibre applicants. They have always been professional, honest and reliable and I would not hesitate in recommending Magpie to anyone.
HR Manager A
Joining Magpie was great because they really took the time to get to know me and put me forward for jobs that suited my skills and personality. Unlike other recruitment agencies, Magpie placed me according to my ability and potential rather than just placing me in similar positions I had held in the past. James was really good with his communication and I would suggest anyone looking for work locally to contact Magpie ASAP. I have been in my current position for a year now and I am in contact with James on a weekly basis. Magpie also regularly call just to catch up and check on how I am getting on, dealing with any concerns I have immediately. I feel very lucky to have the constant support of Magpie, and it is brilliant to work for an agency that genuinely wants you to progress and succeed in any career you choose!
I found James to be professional and friendly and he took the time to fully understand what sort of role I was looking for. James or Francis always contacted me regarding suitable roles to firstly find out if I was interested before submitting my CV to their clients. They ensured that I was fully briefed prior to my attendance at interviews, I was invited into their offices to have a coffee and a pre-interview chat beforehand if time permitted. In summary James and Francis were totally on the ball and went the extra mile, gave encouragement when needed and prompt feedback. I am looking forward to starting my new role at a leading international law firm which incidentally was offered to me less than 3 weeks after I registered at Magpie Recruitment.
Mellisa – Customer Service Manager
What can I say Magpie Recruitment are fantastic and I would recommend them to anyone seeking employment in London or looking to move positions. From my very first meeting with James I could tell they were in a totally different class to a lot of other agencies. James kept in constant contact with myself and always called me when he said he would, even if there wasn’t a suitable vacancy he kept in touch….and that’s a first in my experience!!! James was adamant he would find the right position for ME and not just place me in a company that wouldn’t be the correct culture for my personality. I am now looking forward to starting my new Executive PA position which is a fantastic opportunity found for me by Magpie Recruitment.
Sara – PA
I got in touch with Magpie Recruitment when I relocated to London from Cheshire. Having worked in Media for over 5 years, I knew I was ready for a career change but I was not sure what I wanted to do. Francis my Consultant really listened when I told him what was important to me in a job and the company I worked for. Together we worked out what my key skills were, how they could be transferred and what kind of company might suit me. Unlike many agencies, I felt that Magpie’s philosophy was, above all to match the right person to the right role in the right company. Francis’ approach to finding me a permanent position was impressively proactive. Francis was friendly, easy to talk to and I felt that she was as excited as me when I was waiting to hear about the position I eventually got! It took two weeks to secure a role as Marketing Support Manager with one of Surrey’s top marketing agencies and because of Magpie Recruitment’s thorough approach to the recruitment process, I know its the right company and the right role for me!
Jessica – Marketing Executive
I would like to give you feedback on dealing with James at Magpie Recruitment. James was incredibly helpful and motivating during my search for a new role. I spent a lot of time registering with many recruitment agencies who were happy to see me but showed little interest. Thank goodness I found this agency who secured me in a fantastic PA role during this difficult time.
Louise – PA
What a fantastic start to the new year! Thanks to Francis and James at Magpie Recruitment I am lucky enough to have found my dream job. They are really one of the best agencies I have ever registered with. All the staff are very lovely and well informed. I highly recommend Magpie.
Sarah – Account Manager
I would very much like to express my appreciation to Magpie Recruitment who I found to be absolutely fantastic. When I first met with James he listened to what I wanted and we talked through my key skills to help determine what jobs would suit me best. Within 3 or 4 days of my first meeting, James called me with a temporary Administration job which had great potential of becoming a permanent job. Throughout working here both James and Francis were always in contact with me to see how I was getting along and any updates of the job role, overall just generally going the extra mile for me. Although I am no longer a part of Magpie due to a job offer which matches my degree I would highly recommend them!!! Within the short time I was with them they made me feel appreciated, respected and gave me the encouragement and confidence to go out into the work place. I would hand on heart say no other recruitment agency compares to them!! Thank you Gents!!
Amy – Administrator
I was looking for a step up and felt other recruitment agencies tried to reduce my expectations. I also wanted a position closer to home as I had always commuted to Central London. I now have the role and salary I was after in an area I love working in all thanks to Magpie. I would totally recommend them.
Martin, Management Accountant
We worked with Francis at Magpie Recruitment to find a new Accounts Administrator. I found he listened exactly to our job spec and sent over a number of candidates who matched the criteria completely. I would definitely recruit through Magpie again; the rates are competitive and their attitude is helpful but not pushy or too demanding of time. It was a pleasure working alongside Magpie Recruitment.
HR Manager, Creative Agency
We used Magpie for the first time recently and were impressed by the way Francis listened to our needs and sent over CV’s that really fitted the bill. The pricing structure is competitive and fairer than other agencies. They also recognised that we are busy and were not pushy or intrusive during the process either.
Partner, Accountancy Practice
Working with James from Magpie Recruitment has been a very professional and pleasant experience. James found my CV online and was very proactive in finding me employment, within 2 weeks I was hired! James is very enthusiastic about finding people employment and helping them throughout the whole process. Communication was superb. I would highly recommend James and Magpie Recruitment.
Christina - Office Support
Francis has been helping me find the right position, and is very supportive with his guidance and assistance. He definitely finds the right job to suit, and is refreshing in this climate of recruiters that are not as focused on the candidate. I would recommend him, and hope to be in a position to utilise his services as a client in the not too distant future.
Ceri – Candidate
It's always been a pleasure working with Francis. He is efficient, and recognises the needs of our business well. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any organisation looking for an effective consultant.
Liz – HR Manager
My firm has used Francis's company for our recruitment needs for 2 years. we have been extremely pleased with the candidates he has found for us. He has a good knowledge of our business and listens to what we are looking for to find a correct fit. He is professional and non-aggressive in his approach, which we have found refreshing in the recruitment field. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending him.
Nikki – Accountancy Practice
I was genuinely thrilled by how fast Magpie Recruitment dealt with me. They couldn't have been more efficient and within the week I had a job offer! My recruiter really didn't mess about and kept in constant contact. Bravo. This is how it should be!
Jasper – Marketing Candidate
James has helped me with my previous and current position and has been great from the start! He is always helpful and works his hardest to ensure that you are prepared for every interview he sources for you. James has been a huge help to me over the past couple of years and has ensured his full support throughout. His friendly, yet professional approach is what has made me remain with Magpie Recruitment and will continue to do so, should I wish to search for a new career. He is a great asset to the team and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Charlie – Candidate