Client Testimonials Candidate Testimonials
  • I came across Francesca when enquiring about a job advert she had posted on LinkedIn. Francesca disclosed the hiring company immediately and was able to go into a great deal of detail about the role – how the requirement came about, size and types of projects, culture of the team and planned growth targets etc. From submitting my CV, going to Interview and throughout the feedback and eventual offer stages, Francesca was entirely professional and completely honest. Francesca had clearly sought to match not only skill sets and experience to the role, but also personalities within the team I would be joining. Francesca communicated in a highly professional, but also personable manner, happily taking calls and being completely open regarding timeframes, and subsequently the offer. I would recommend Francesca in both a candidate representation capacity, but also to those looking to recruit.


    Oliver Grieve // Quantity Surveyor

  • Having signed up with Girling Jones Recruitment Consultants due to their reputation I have found from start to finish they have gone above and beyond to suit my requirements. Steve Clarke in particular who has looked after me with his genuine positive approach has helped me massively in my job search. The time he has spent helping me and keeping me positive throughout the whole process I will be forever grateful for. Many thanks again Steve, it has been a hell of a journey but I have now come out on top.

    Amber Thomas // Bid Writer

  • Just a short email to thank you for your services in relation to finding me a Mechanical and Electrical commercial position in a local company.  Vic has been amazing and actually listened to my professional needs and requirements.  It is so easy to put my curriculum vitae out in the industry and find a position; however, Vic provides a personal service and tailors his search to target the companies that actually may benefit from my skill set. Vic, I believe is a true asset to Girling Jones and kept me in the loop in relation to all negotiations.  We would have long discussions on particular companies on whether they would suit my needs and his openness was very refreshing. I would have no qualms in recommending Vic or Girling Jones services in the future.  Thank you again for your help and support over these last couple of months.



    Susan Metcalf // Commercial Manager

  • I have recently been helped in my job hunt by Vic. I have worked with a lot of agencies in the past and his help, advice, organisation, communication and professionalism have far exceeded any of these. Throughout the process he has been in regular and consistent contact with expedient arrangements and good advise/information. It is entirely likely that I will need help sourcing further professionals in the future and he will be my first point of call.

    Julian Maull // Project Manager

  • I recently had the pleasure of dealing with Girling Jones. I initially contacted Vic Bekker two years ago when I still lived in South Africa. At the time I was considering relocating back to the UK but wasn’t quite ready. We kept in touch and when I was ready to finally make the move Vic and I spoke again and he organised and interview for me with my new employer. In the period leading up t my interview Vic kept in constant touch and was always on hand for reassurance or advice. My calls to the Exeter office were always answered in an extremely friendly and courteous manner.  My experience with Girling Jones and Vic Bekker in particular has been extremely pleasant and positive and I would highly recommend them to anyone else seeking work.

    Andrew Turner // Electrical Estimator

  • I cannot thank Steve Clark from Girling Jones enough for all of his help in finding me my new dream job. He made sure that I was well prepared for the interview and kept in contact throughout the whole process so I always remained updated. I was given full details of the job before agreeing to the interview and he managed change the time and date to suit me for the interview itself which was definitely above and beyond. I can say from personal experience that this Girling Jones won’t just find any job for anyone but they actually take time in finding you exactly the right one and getting to know their customers. He was professional, genuine and I was even given a bottle of champagne as a congratulatory gift in person. Thanks Steve, I couldn’t be happier in my new role!

    Bryony Price // Customer Care Manager

  • Good Morning Joe. Big thank you for the parcel that arrived early yesterday morning,in the midst of closing down a tender I overlooked responding earlier and only remembered when pulling onto my drive in the evening. Congratulations to you and your team for a very careful and considered handling of my job search which has secured me a position in which I feel well suited and welcomed,its challenging and very busy but very well supported by other management and staff and I am confident of a good future here. It was pleasing to get sorted so quickly , I am sure this is a result of your careful and personal attention and I wish you and your company every success in the future.

    Graham Pope // Estimator

  • I’m very pleased to provide this letter of recommendation for Ryan Bund as Recruitment Consultant. I have been consistently impressed with Ryan’s attitude since the first day he contacted me for a position for Revit Technician and BIM coordinator. I have passed other recruitment processes and this has been the first time I met the recruiter in person, what I consider it has been very helpful. Most of our meetings have been face to face. Ryan was quick to understand the kind of role I was looking for, recognising my strengths and putting me forward for exactly the right job.

    I had an offer for other job before met Ryan, but he considered the job he could offer was more suitable for me and it was going to cover my needs. He put all his efforts to show me that, and he did it extremely well. Finally it turns out to be the best career move I have ever made! He gave me fantastic advice. He was very patient with me and kept in constant contact. He made me feel like an individual rather than just another number looking for a job.

    From last-minute pointers to good-luck emails, Ryan remained active in my entire recruitment process right until the very end. I had good luck messages before my start date and also follow-up emails on how I am doing in my role. Ryan has been very proactive and supportive throughout the recruitment process and I will always remember that. Thank you so much for finding me the perfect job!

    Ryan is very friendly, approachable, intelligent and helpful. He demonstrates professionalism and passion in his work. I appreciate his quick response, efficiency and prompt follow-up to my requests and he is consistently going the extra mile. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ryan Bund when recruiting new staff or indeed for anyone looking for a new career change and also having this important support that I had.

    Raul Fuentes // Senior Structural Technician

  • Ryan,

    Many thanks for the bubbly which arrived today. It’s a very nice gesture and much appreciated. Can I also thank you for your work in arranging my appointment with Airey & Coles. I’ll always be grateful for the time and attention you have given me and the professional way the whole matter has been dealt with. I couldn’t be happier with the way things have gone.

    Colin Firth // Graduate

  • Dear Mr Girling,

    I just wanted to send over a quick email to highlight what a wonderful job Adele has done in helping me get a job with one of your clients. I am a self employed roofer and have not always had a signal for taking calls, Adele has been so kind and happy to liaise with my wife in my absence and this has enabled a more efficient process and something that we did not expect. Adele has been a pleasure to work with and I just wanted to send over some positive feedback on our experience with her and your firm. Thank you all again.


    Vince Randall // Gas Engineer

  • Thank you so much for the bottle of champs. I’m sorry for the delay in thanking you but it has been a bit of an induction blur this week and I am only just beginning to find my feet again! I must admit my Galliford Try experience so far has been fantastic, they are a genuinely nice group of people but more importantly they are gearing up for land acquisitions!! Thanks again for the present and helping me secure this great position.


    Jake Gresswell // Land Manager

  • I’ve had many dealings with Girling Jones over the years. Fiona is a pleasure to do business with. Courteous and professional at all times whilst going out of her way to to push for the job that you really want. I’ll have no hesitation to recommend Girling Jones to anyone out there. Whether looking for the next step in their career or just needing advice as to what is out there. You can count on Girling Jones for honesty and reliability in the job market.

    Damian Hicks // Site Manager

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