Candidate Testimonials

Many of our clients are actively recruiting. Such companies are interested in enthusiastic, numerate individuals who have transferable skills and can add value to their business.

We really do know that you have a choice as to which agency you register with; which is why we try so much harder. As an independent organisation we rely upon our reputation for fairness and good communication. Our staff are properly trained Recruiters who know how to interview properly. They are great at listening and giving impartial advice.

At Orchard, however, we are sometimes accused of being overly choosy! We know that our clients are really only interested in staff with a solid work record, reasonable qualifications and a positive attitude. They are always looking for people that can add value to their business. So, if this sounds like you, then register with Orchard for temporary and permanent commercial and office work.

We don’t go out of our way to proactively seek testimonials from candidates we place in jobs, but every now and then, we do receive a ‘thank you’ message.

This is what our candidates say:

 Stuart – “Graham was excellent from the moment I answered the phone to him. I met with him literally hours before my interview, he gave me some great advice for before I met with my future employer. Having never gotten a job before through and agency I was pleasantly surprised by how at ease Graham made me. I’d recommend the agency to others as I was very well looked after! Thank you so much for helping get my new job! also I would recommend checking out the Recruitment Guy videos on youtube… yet again Graham helped out!!”

Valerie – “As a Housing Officer of 13 years I decided to look for a new job as my current employer was unable to reduce the house. Approaching 60, it felt very daunting to be looking for a new job but found what seemed the perfect job Orchard Recruitment had advertised, working for a local Estate Agents, just 2 days per week. From the first conversation with Graham and meeting him in person I was soon put to ease. Graham managed to arrange an interview that afternoon at Barnfields Estate Agents and they reported back to him that I was ‘fabulous’, not a word I had ever been described as! Four weeks later and now 60 I went for a second interview and was delighted to hear the next day that I had been offered the position as an Audio Typist. I wish to thank everyone at Orchard for their professional, friendly service in finding me new employment.”

Hasmita – “Thank you so much for your help in finding me a suitable position and with such speed. I will recommend Orchard to to friends and colleagues in the future.”

Victoria – “Great team, lovely people”

Donna – “Kelly was really friendly, informative and professional!”

Angie – “Graham, you are a star! Your service and attention to detail is second to none, always contactable, beyond the call of duty with a thorough knowledge of your clients, thank you!”

Gemma – “I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me to get me back into work. From the moment I walked into your office with my daughter you were all so friendly, kind and helpful. A special note to Kelly & Natasha who have been amazing, thank you so much! I would 100% recommend Orchard to everyone!”

Dawn – “Kelly was lovely, very helpful and friendly! Thanks for giving me the confidence, after 18 years, to make the leap!”

Silvana – “I would thoroughly recommend Orchard Recruitment to anyone seeking employment or looking for a change of career. From the moment I contacted Orchard Recruitment, I was guided and advised throughout the process. I was made to feel at ease by the staff’s friendly manner and professionalism at all times. I was also given a boost of confidence and was successful in gaining a new role that I had been looking for.”

Gavin – “Larger companies treat you as a number and do not care. Graham kept in contact and prepared me well for the interview. Even though I didn’t meet with Graham I was treated as an individual. Graham even kept in contact whilst he was away on holiday. Well done Graham and Karla for helping me to move on to the job I wanted!”

 Jessica – “Kelly and everyone else I came into contact with with was extremely helpful, friendly and made me feel at ease. She gave me some extremely helpful advice when it came to interviewing, I felt prepared and confident thanks to our preperation. I’d recommend the agency to others as I was really well looked after! Thank you so much for helping get a new job!”

Ivan – “Orchard Recruitment deserves the highest acolade. I am very pleased with their service and dedication. I was given my first assignment and after a few weeks I was offered full time employment. The staff at Orchard are professional, efficiant, pleasent and straightforward. I was perfectly briefed on my assignement by Kelly and was offered helpful advice. Wages were always paid on time and correctly, and always felt well cared for by Karen. I would encourage anyone local to Orchard Recruitment to try your service. Your firm being local and independant is important to me, not only is it practical but going to a firm which is different to what’s offered on the high street is very refreshing. Thank you so much, I really appriciate all your assistance!”

Eileen – “I would like to say that I had a very pleasant experience at this recruitment agency. I found Graham and Kelly both exceptionally friendly, efficient and helpful. I would highly recommend their service to anyone.”

Denise – “I cannot thank you enough for the way I was treated. Being out of work at the age of 52 can seem a bit daunting. In my eyes there is no improvement needed! From the moment I walked into Orchard Recruitment, Kelly made me feel at ease. In fact, she had already done her research on my CV and a job was lined up for me that matched my skills and expertise. I have registered with many recruitment agencies but the support of those has been appalling in my eyes. I thank you so much and will be spreading the word to friends and family if ever needed in the future.”

Jade – “Very professional, friendly and always gave a quiet and reliable response”

Victoria – “Already passed Karen’s details onto two friends of mine! Couldn’t thank Karen enough for her help and finding me this opportunity, I’m really enjoying it!”

Sammy – “I truly felt that Orchard’s staff were more like friends supporting me through the entire process than a typical recruitment agency. Well-deserved 5 stars! Graham was encouraging, supportive and extremely communicative throughout the entire process. A very friendly and helpful person who certainly makes what Orchard is all about. I couldn’t have hoped to be treated any better, a true credit with a professional attitude throughout. I would recommend anyone in the market for a new role to stop what they’re doing visit Best wishes to the entire team and thank you once again!”

Jack – “The level of commitment shown by Graham and his team was second to none. He knew I was a fit for Vertical Leisure, so he worked tirelessly to meet me and get me in front of the Managing Director. I’ve spent a lot of time working with recruiters in the past and have come across many who are just out for themselves. On the other hand, Graham knows his clients and his candidates and if you are the right fit for his client he will endeavour to get you your dream job as he has done for me! Orchard Recruitment and Graham are a brilliant company and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a new position.”

Teresa – “Kelly was very professional and helpful in every way. I would recommend her to anyone. It is very rare to find such professionalism these days. Thank you so much Kelly in your help to find me a new position.”

Ayan – “Overall, I am very happy with the support I received from Orchard. I am very happy at my new position and feel that Orchard did an excellent job at matching me to this role. I felt well prepared before my role start date began, and I always received quick responses to my queries. Thank you to all at Orchard!”

Natalie – “Orchard Recruitment are fantastic! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for work. They have been helpful, caring and went that extra mile to help me find my perfect job. I would score their service a 10/10 in all areas i.e. professionalism, communication and very responsive. Massive thank you once again in everything you have done for me. A lovely team too.”

Joey – “In my job search, I was approached by Graham at Orchard Recruitment. He and the team were extremely professional and friendly, with a genuine interest in what I wanted from my next role. They found an excellent position for me, coached me on how to best present myself and gave flawless advice on the organisation I was applying to. This kind of service can only come from a long and quality association with an organisation, which I could sense as soon as I met Graham. Communication was frequent and clear, information was accurate and timely and the entire process was a pleasure compared to some other experiences I have had with different recruiters. I would thoroughly recommend Graham and the team at Orchard if you are a candidate looking for your next position.”

Denise – “I cannot thank you enough for the way I was treated. Being out of work at the age of 52 can seem a bit daunting. In my eyes there is no improvement needed!”

Laura – “I would like to thank Graham for making the process of finding work so much easier than anticipated and believe it or not enjoyable which was something I would never have thought possible”

Eileen – I would like to say that I had a very pleasant experience at this recruitment agency. I found graham and Kelly both exceptionally friendly, efficient and helpful. I would highly recommend their service to anyone.”

Jeff – “Thank you so much for your help and advice. The service you offer is remarkably efficient, friendly and sincere. No job seeker could possible ask for more.”

Michael – “I want to thank you very much for the 10/10 service that you provided me with a few weeks ago. From coming into your office on a Thursday, an interview in Hatfield (thanks for the lift) on Friday to starting work on the Monday, things moved VERY fast.”

Katherine – “Thank you, I’m still in shock I’m so grateful. Thank you for all your help, guidance and understanding. Especially thank you for setting me up with such a nice firm. I can see myself being here for a very long time.”

Jessy – “I cant thank you guys enough for being the best agency and for always being there for me. You helped me from the very beginning with my CV and if it wasn’t for you guys I wouldn’t be where I am today”

Jon – “I just wanted to sincerely thank you for the highly professional treatment received from you upon applying for the Commercial Manager position. From my initial contact with you I’ve always had a good feeling about being in the ‘right hands’ and since then you’ve made me feel a valued and valid candidate for the position offered. Unlike other agencies who seem to act more like salesman you’ve managed to evaluate both my personality and abilities and have guided me perfectly through each interview stage, helping me to achieve the final objective – I got the job!”

Chloe – “I would first like to say a maaaaasive thank you for all your efforts, and the rest of the Orchard team for securing this role for me, this is honestly the best service I have had from an agency, and I would like to express how grateful I am”

Lynsey – “Just wanted to write a quick note to say that the job is going really well and to thank you again for all your hard work in helping me find the best position to suit me”

Julie – “Thank you so much for that phone call in September inquiring if I was free to work, or it would never have happened! Thanks for doing your very best to get me the permanent position. I am very pleased!”

Kayleigh  – “I applied for a job through Orchard Recruitment online. Response was fast, accurate and Monika was designated as my main person of contact. She was lovely, very friendly and always available to contact if needed. After exchanging a few emails, I was invited into the agency to meet with Graham. I even got a lift to the interview which was incredibly nice of Graham to do!

Orchard Recruitment are a very good team, they work very hard to help people find suitable jobs and make sure the candidates know about the company before the interview. All contact, which was mainly done through email, was quick and prompt. My application was successful and I started my new job in the New Year. Thanks Orchard Recruitment for everything you have done!”

Michael – ” I want to thank you very much for the 10/10 service that you provided me with a few weeks ago. From coming into your office on a Thursday, an interview in Hatfield (thanks for the lift) on Friday, to starting work on the Monday, things moved VERY fast. I appreciate all your support and interview tips; they really did work. Super efficient!”

Diane – “I have had to do with many recruitment consultants in my time, but my recent dealings with Orchard and specifically Graham Martin, has been the pinnacle of it all. I am very glad to have secured a great new post and can honestly say that it was due to Graham and his diligent efforts on my behalf. From our first telephone contact I knew that I was in the presence of someone who was passionate about what he did and did it very well. This was borne out throughout the entire process and I cannot fault the brisk efficiency of the entire team at Orchard. This is recruitment consulting as it should be, from an exemplary company who I would wholeheartedly recommend.”

Edwina – “I was gutted I didn’t get the job but its understandable. I know both you and Graham tried your best for me! I have met a lot of employment agencies in my time and Orchard Recruitment were the best by far. You guys gave me a confidence boost when I was down and gave me a hope.”

Beverley – “Just wanted to say a big thank you to you all today for being so friendly and helpful today. I left the office feeling confident that you guys will do all you can to help me in securing a new job where I will be happy and helping me to fulfill my New Year’s Resolution.”

Daryl S – “If I recall, from you receiving my application to being offered the position was some three weeks. I found the service provided by your company and your personal involvement in the selection process very professional, keeping me informed at all times as to the progress of my application at each part of the selection process”

Nicola – “Your recruiter has been wonderful in all the time I’ve known her. She has been encouraging, helpful, informative and supportive at every turn. She has consistently been on call to my emergencies and has always gone beyond the call of duty on my behalf. If ever I am in need again I will be back at Orchard without a moments hesitation.”

Lee-Adele Barber – “I received superb service from Orchard and would not consider using any other agency in the future and will recommend you to all.”

Kim Woodrow “You are the only agency that has placed me straight away. Thanks.”