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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 was sent Marks details from an old collegue knowing I was looking for work. After sending my C.V Mark contacted me with a list of several companies with suitable openings and we discussed my preferred companies in some detail. The very next day he had arranged an interview and sent through all the company information. Mark promptly followed up the interview to arrange a second stage meeting. I was kept well informed at all stages of the process and was delighted to be offered the first position which Mark had identified. It all seemed a little to easy, but I am sure this was due to Marks efforts to find a company that suited both my career ambitions and personality, therefore I would highly commend Mark upon his considerate, personal approach to recruitment which I have found lacking in many similar companies."
Wendy Kirckpatrick
"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
"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
"Following your recent recruitment drives for Electrical & Mechanical vacancies on my behalf. It is with pleasure that I write to confirm your tenacity in identifying and placing quality candidates that are an asset to my team. Over the past 2 years, we have worked together to find competent Supervisors and Project Engineers for the water and waste water mechanical & electrical services contract we have with Southern Water. You have succeeded where others have failed by continuously keeping an experienced eye on promising staff opportunities and maintaining the right level of communication with myself to ensure progress is made. Thanks goes to you and your team for the continued support it is appreciated in a tough market with many challenges."
Ben Joy
"Having used Calco to source an architectural technologist for our business on a long term contract, I found their service to be extremely efficient and professional. Mark Downey understood our business needs exactly and supplied us with a fantastic candidate who we ended up employing on a permanent basis. I would have no hesitation in recommending Calco for their excellent service and will definitely use them again in the future for any other recruitment needs our practice may have. "
Mhairi Ramsey
"Hi Gemma, I found working with your good self and Calco very easy going and relaxed. I am very pleased with the position you and Calco found me. Looking forward to Monday morning starting a very interesting project. Many thanks for the employment. Very Best Regards" Mr Ian Carr
Ian Carr
"I found Samantha Dodson to be thorough, attentive and pro-active during my recent search for employment; the process was straight-forward and honest and I would certainly recommend Samantha to others."
Rob Keeley
"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
"I ought to admit that this must have probably been the most effective conversation I have ever had with a recruiter. Andrew has been willing to describe the available opportunities in detail, match my CV with proper jobs and provide me with alternatives which would be more suitable to my competences and skills. In addition, he was able to understand my preferences and put them into the equation. I look forward to being successful in one of the jobs he has proposed. Kind regards, Konstantinos"
Konstantinos Maraslidis
"Working with Laura from Calco has been both a pleasure and a rewarding experience"
Simon Wray
"I worked with Sam to find a quantity surveyor for a project I was managing. She was very informative throughout the process and presented me with a number of CVs for me to consider, she arranged the interviews and managed the process throughout until the surveyor joined us. I would highly recommend her and Calco as a company."
Kim Wells
"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
"I wish to take this opportunity to express my thanks and sincere appreciation for the sterling work Calco has undertaken on my behalf – having stood by me for many years through challenging times – in my career progression efforts. In particular I extend my appreciation and profound gratitude to our colleague at Calco, Mr. Andrew Snelgrove, whom I have known personally for nearly 10 years – and whose invaluable moral support, reassurance and efforts on my behalf, culminated in securing for myself a fantastic opportunity in my career as an electrical designer within the electrical discipline of power distribution utilities with Power On Connections. After all my previous years as an engineer with work experience both locally and abroad my engagement as Electrical Designer with Power On Connections has, for me, become the golden watershed moment in my career development and progression. In my position, we work together as a conscientious and astute team of engineers with high standard
"I have worked through Calco for numerous years now and have found their service to be excellent in their professional approach. In my opinion they provided assistance throughout assignment/s with constant communication kept with the individual throughout the assignment process. Financially no issues, the department is very efficient, helpful and easy to talk to in making you aware of any eventualities should this occur. I can not fault Calco and will be be more than happy to recommend to anyone who wants to deal with an established company/ good service / efficient/ friendly team and ensuring that your communication is kept to ensure that things are to your expectations." Eddie
Eddie Ntow  |  Canary Wharf Limited - Main
"I am extremely grateful to Oliver and Mike from Calco, who helped me secure a great job in Rail. I am very pleased with their services. They went above and beyond to get me this role. They were very efficient. At every point they communicated with me, before and after the interview. Even after I secured the role, they continued to communicate with me. It was a very quick and smooth recruitment process. I would recommend Calco to all candidates currently looking for work, as they have really exceeded my expectations. Calco are an astounding and reliable company. Their business integrity is second to none! To be honest with you I am not sure what needs to be improved. From the beginning until date, you have been nothing but exceptional. I can't complain"
Sarah-Jayne Flowers

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