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    THE RECRUITMENT OF CONSTRUCTION, PROPERTY & ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

    to the natural and built environment.

  • More than 30 years of experience in

    THE RECRUITMENT OF CONSTRUCTION, PROPERTY & ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

    to the natural and built environment.

  • More than 30 years of experience in

    THE RECRUITMENT OF CONSTRUCTION, PROPERTY & ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

    to the natural and built environment.

 

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"I have found Calco to be very efficient, with excellent communications, and very prompt no nonsense payment of the weekly invoice days after submission of my timesheet."
Paul Woodward
"Calco were instrumental in helping me pursue a career change, they successfully matched me with an employer who happened to be one of the market leaders in their industry. The opportunities provided by this placement have been vast and I am very grateful to Mike and the rest of the team at Calco for their support along the way. I have now been with Calco for over three years and have gotten to know the wider team through their many social events. I could easily consider Calco as family, and if they were my family, then Jayne would certainly be my big sister. Jayne has always looked out for me, she checks up on me regularly and always makes sure I get paid on time… even when I’ve missed a deadline! Calco provide a great service with personal touch which is sincere, I couldn’t recommend them more highly."
Nick Maree  |  Bachy Soletanche Limited - Main
"From the outset Calco provided a personal and professional approach, taking the time to understand me as candidate whilst delivering a bespoke opportunity in a clear and coherent manner. Following our initial conversation, Michael kept in regular contact which aided my confidence going into the interview. It is a pleasure to work with Calco and I would not hesitate to recommend them."
Jourdan Webb
"Calco is a professional organisation with the interest of its clients at the core of its services. I have never had any cause for concern or raised any issues with Calco ever since I signed up with the organisation a few years ago. I would definitely recommend Calco."
Akin Akinrujomu
"I recently worked with Richard Drysdale at Calco Recruitment. It was great working with Richard, he was very supportive, helpful and very professional in his approach. He was always there to help with time sheets, extension of contracts, payments, invoicing and any other support he could offer. Calco was very prompt with payments and the Admin support staff were absolutely fantastic. Should the chance arise again, I will work with Richard and Calco."
Remi Adegbola
"I have used Calco for over 15 years and they have become a clear first choice for sourcing a wide range of Commercial Staff. Requirements are quickly understood and Calco’s pre-vetting process, general experience and wide network results in an efficient recruitment experience with long term recruitment of high quality contract and permanent staff. Calcos personal and thorough approach to understanding needs makes them stand out from other providers"
Rob Chapman
"Calco provide me with an efficient professional service, clearly understanding my requirements and ensuring all candidate presented met with the specification brief. One of the candidates was successful in interview and has fitted in well with the team and I’m very satisfied with the candidate we have chosen. I would not hesitate in using Richard again"
Steve Rowland
"I started working with Michael Nordoff in February 2007 at the Olympic Park. I was on assignment there for 4 and a half years, although I carried on working through him after I left the Olympic Park. Through working with Mike, I achieved chartered status from the RICS and Civil Engineering Surveyors in 2009 whilst I was still on assignment at the Olympic Park. It was an opportunity rare to freelancers. You can rely on Mike to get you the correct placement and support you when the clients are being difficult and resolve typical issues that occur on assignments. He has always come up with an assignment shortly before I finish or thereafter, which has resulted in me working with him for 10 years. His policy was and is, once you start an assignment, you must see it through. Finally, he is polite and friendly and I have no reservations working with such a motivating consultant."
Linda Chukwu
"Even though the construction industry has gone through a couple of recessions in my time at Calco, Calco have kept me working throughout the last 7 years. I have never missed a weeks wages in my time at Calco and my career has progressed from site work to management under their guidance."
"Mark was quick to respond to my application and delivered a number of top job opportunities and always followed up with feedback. He'd be the first on my list to call when looking for architects jobs again in the future."
Nick Hutsteiner
"My name is Marc Orengo and I am from Barcelona. I arrived to London 3 weeks ago. I decided to go to London because I thought I would have more opportunities than in Barcelona. After 1 week of being here and looking for jobs on the internet (which didn’t work out really well) I decided to try to find a Recruitment Agency.
Marc Orengo
"I started at L&Q today and had a good day. I would like to thank Nazir and Jordi for making it so efficient. Well done"
Peter McKue
"Calco provide a VERY GOOD service. Smooth, efficient and quick turnaround. All consultants communicate well, understand clients need and requirements. All job roles provided have always been the right job for me. Calco will always be my first call when looking for a new job."
Abdullah Elgayar  |  Kier Highways Ltd - London
"Can I just add, I am now coming up to my sixth month of employment with Calco, and I would just like to say a big thank you to all staff. The service has been impeccable! After 23 years of being a contractor, working with many agencies, it's not often you can rely on payments so efficient."
Ian Johnson
"Thank you for contacting me with the confirmation to start the new position next Monday as a Clerk of Works with London and Quadrant. This is one of my best experiences of being head hunted by a Consulting Agency. My main contact was Nazir Idris who facilitated the process from arranging the Job Interview, sending me the contract documents for signing and being in contact with me in a very professional manner throughout the entire process which was very good. This is a Agency I would recommend. Regards Clive"
Clive

The blog

  • All on board for an amazing cause!

    On Friday 2 nd March, Calco competed in a sponsored Recruitment Rowathon to raise money for OPERA Youth Foundation , they are a charity who works closely with young people aged  between 16-24 years old and they help them  to find,...

  • Another Year Over...

                        It's the time of the year when everyone starts thinking 'New Year, New Me!' There is no right or wrong time to start making changes to your life, change can happen whenever we decide, the key is to stick with...

  • Cost of a bad hire

      There is a vast amount of information readily available online in regards to the concept of time to hire, but the flip side of this is the cost of a bad hire-how much to do you know about this? 1...

  • Post Job-Interview Tips

      So, you have been working closely with a recruiter over the past few weeks to find your next career opportunity. Your CV has been updated, formatted and sent out to clients, you have been put forward for specific roles and...

  • Can We Bridge The Engineering Skills Gap?

    The engineering sector is currently experiencing a lack of talented, trainee, qualified and experienced Engineers coming through. This skills gap is not just an issue for the engineering sector but for many other UK industries too.  What is a skills...

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