"I approached Acorn after having no luck with another recruitment agency. Right from the initial contact, through to placing me the process was carried out in a swift, professional manner. I was kept up-to-date with discussion between the employer (now my current place of work) and Acorn.
As I had not the best experience with a different recruitment agency I wanted to meet David and his team in person - they were happy to oblige and the conversation felt relaxed and natural - it wasn't a forced sales pitch, which is exactly what I didn't want. I didn't want my CV just thrown out to any employer so, after meeting, David suggested I'd be a good candidate for my place of employment. A surprising difference was the fact that I sat through a mock interview with David, which helped me prepare for how my employer operates at interviews and employment. David and his team were always available via email and phone, and I felt confident in the fact that they took the time to get to know me, my hobbies and what I was actually after from an employer, rather than feed me a standard sales pitch and become just a number to them.
Acorn had secured an exclusivity contract with my employer who were new to the country, and as such were able to offer me a role with my employer that was not available via public job market. As a result of Acorn's service, I'm extremely happy in my role and I would heartily recommend them to anyone looking for a recruitment agency that will go that bit extra in helping to find employment that is suited to individuals. If I were to be in the position of seeking employment again, I would only turn to Acorn to help place me again."
Development Team Lead - Cardiff
"I cannot recommend Hannah highly enough. In my recent search for a new position Hannah was there all the way through the process, from the initial contact with the employers to chasing them for post interview feedback. Hannah was always a helpful and cheerful person to speak to. If I need to find another position Hannah will be my first point of contact."
IT Systems Administrator - Swindon
“Before speaking to Acorn, my experience with recruitment agencies was poor. The ones I had used in the past were impersonal, seemed to be interested only in how a new position could benefit them and failed to make me feel valued as the client. David, however, went out of his way to discuss the whole recruitment process with me at great length and would keep me regularly updated with the latest vacancies. The whole experience felt entirely different – as though it were both Acorn and I who were trying to get a new job, rather than just myself.
The nature of the jobs that Acorn discussed with me also tended to be much more in keeping with the sort of position I wanted, which was perhaps, in part, due to the effort that Dave spent getting to know me and understanding my professional interests. Further to this, I was very impressed with the attention to detail that Acorn showed before each interview that I attended. It was customary to hold a telephone “mock interview”, which helped to build my confidence and understand the types of questions that I could expect to be asked. This process was very unique to Acorn and I had not experienced it with other agencies before. It really went to show the lengths that they were willing to go to in order to help you be successful”
Software Developer – Cardiff
"Emily was amazing! I was getting frustrated at recruitment agencies for wasting my time with jobs that were not relevant to me, then Emily came along. She listened and understood what I was looking for and found me my dream job at a spectacular company. Emily helped me every step of the way, with telephone interview tips, face-to-face interview tips and conducted a mock interview with me to calm my nerves! She was easy to talk to and made getting a new job easy. I cannot recommend Emily enough, absolutely brilliant."
Technical Support Analyst - Cwmbran
"Emily has shown high professionalism, excellent communications and provided reliable service whilst dealing with her. I had been headhunted by Acorn Recruitment, and they ensured high transparency and effectiveness during the whole process. Emily was approachable at all times and was ready to respond, even after work hours. Unlike many other recruitment agencies, I would highly recommend Emily and the Acorn Recruitment team."
Mobile Applications Developer, Cwmbran