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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 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
"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 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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"I'm very thankful to Calco for giving me a great opportunity and especially to Mohammad Osman who arranged everything to make it happen. He has been very professional and helpful in arranging all the necessary steps to acquire the trust and confidence of the employer who hired me without any doubt. Once again thank you to the management of Calco and Mohammad Osman for the job Well done"
Neil Mangco  |  Kier/BAM Nuttall JV - Hinckley
"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and the team at Calco for the service that you provided in respect of my new role. It was refreshing to have a recruiter who actually took the time to listen to what I wanted. The role that you presented to me, fulfilled all of the criteria that I sought in a new role. I would gladly recommend you and your company to anyone seeking to move positions. Keep up the good work, your approach is exactly the kind of service that both employees and employers seek. The recruitment industry could really learn a lesson from you guys"
Ryan McManus
"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
"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
"Calco provided me with a professional service which boosted my career, from dealing with applications submitted to prospective clients to landing the contract. I recommend Calco to anyone confidently based on my experience."
Dominic Hewlett
"Andrew is by far the best recruitment consultant that I have been in contact with during my search for a role in London. He was honest with me at all times and helped me prepare for my interviews and kept great communication with me at all times. I couldn't recommend him highly enough!"
Claire Morrison
“I would like to thank Calco for the service that they have provided to myself and my new company. They whole process from first contact to arranging telephone interview, formal interview and negotiation on employment package was seamless and professional. We are both very pleased with the correspondence from Ollie who seemed to always go the extra mile to provide a personal touch to everything that he did. We both would be more than happy to use the service again”
Martin Williams

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