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"Hi Richard Many thanks for your quick response in finding me employment with *******. I would also like to provide you with some feedback. I have worked with many recruitment companies and would like to add that I found your services very prompt and professional. The whole process left me confident and assured of your best intent for all parties. I have every intention of recommending your company to future suppliers/ customers"

"As a Recruitment professional I found Richard a pleasure to work with. His approach is thorough with attention to detail whilst also putting me at ease with regards to the Kensington Consulting process. The registration process was very informative where following the completion of the paperwork I was provided a detailed summary of the role and company that I had an application with. Leading up to and during the interview stages Richard was supportive in providing further information i.e. location, personalities, company values, history etc, which in my opinion aided greatly to me being successfully selected for the role. Finally since my appointment Richard has continued to make himself available to answer any queries and provide support to me starting my new opportunity with confidence."

"Many thanks for your assistance in helping me seek employment, I've never known a recruitment consultant to help me as much as you have, far more personable than other agents. Thanks to yourself for your time and effort provided. Regards JH (Maintenance Engineer)"

"Hi Marc Just a quick email to say thanks for everything you have done to help me acquire the position at *******. I am extremely grateful. I also appreciate all the extra help you gave me like prompting me on what to expect during the interview and also the calls the morning before the interviews, they really settled my nerves, because as you knew i was fairly new to interviews. So thanks again I really appreciate everything you have done for me. Many thanks John Gleave"

"Testimonial Having applied for a number of positions in the engineering industry, I found the information, help and support that I found with Kensington to be the best. Having forwarded my C.V. and covering letter, the consultant was very quick to respond to my application and phoned me the next day to discuss the position. Having visited the employer he was able to accurately relay the exact nature of the company and the specific job role. His guidance and support was most prevalent before my interviews where he was able to very accurately relay the detail that the employer wanted to discuss and the kind of questions that could be asked, which was invaluable!! I found him to be very helpful and encouraging throughout the whole process and have no hesitation in recommending Kensington to anyone. Thank you in helping me to secure my new position!!! Suzanne"

"Richard, Just a quick note to thank you for all your help and support. This was my first dealing with an agency and I would highly recommend Kensingtons after dealing with yourself. You were a big help. Once again thank you. Kind Regards"

"In the short time I have known Kensington's I found them to be very thorough and reliable. The consultant has great communication skills always coming back with updates . I found him a pleasure to work with and would recommend him to any organisation . Thanks for your assistance, good luck."

"Happy new year to you and as promised I have provided a recommendation see below. I was really impressed with the service that you offer. I found the consultant to be very professional in the manner in which he dealt with my application. He found suitable roles, provided good background information on the employer companies and advice on the people who would be carrying out the interview. He always returned telephone calls and provided excellent feedback after the interviews. I would have no hesitation in recommending him and Kensington Recruitment. Kind Regards P.Yates"

"Good morning Richard, may I take this opportunity to say a massive thanks in the way that during our conversations and meeting that you have represented yourself and your company. At all times you have been honest and totally reliable resulting in me securing employment. Once again Richard you are a credit to your yourself and company. Kind Regards Tony"

""Thank you for taking the time and effort to call me after starting my new role at *****. I will repeat my sentiments that i am very much enjoying my new role. You are certainly the only recruitment consultant who has ever taken a considered and professional approach both leading up the interview, providing help and advice, and subsequently contact me after the successful application. I thank you for this level of service. In the world of Quality two factors are often considered, those that merely satisfy and those that delight and the service and conduct provided by yourself falls into the delighted category. I have no hesitation in passing your name on to fellow professionals should the opportunity arrive.""

"The support and the level of information you provided at each stage of the process was invaluable to my success during the interview stages, and the negotiation process prior to accepting the post was simple and without a hitch."

"Having had contact with several recruitment agencies in the past, I would have no hesitation in approaching Kensington in the future"

"Thanks very much for your assistance and initial insight into the company, which I believe was a significant factor in securing this job."

"Although unsuccessful with this application, I received prompt feedback giving details as to why I was not successful on this occasion. This is much appreciated as at least you know your application got through and was dealt with in person, allowing you to move on quickly to the next application. Unlike a lot of other agencies which are just a black holes where time, effort, hope and expectations are crushed never to be seen or heard of again. Thumbs up for Kensington Consulting."

"Kensington Consulting have been very helpful and supportive in helping me find a new job. They were excellent at keeping me up to date with various applications and always gave feedback on CV submissions and interviews. It made a refreshing change to receive calls when they said they would call. An excellent and very professional agency who I would not hesitate to recommend."

"Good communication let me know all the details about the job.Got back in touch straight away very impressed with there service."

"I found kensingtons and phillip Hodson in particular to be very professional, helpful, knowledgeable. He kept me informed at all stages, gave constructive feedback and prepared me very well for the role i was applying for. A very professional recruitment company who i wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone."

"Excellent communication, hopefully wil use again in the future, well done!!"

"Sent prompt letter to explain I had not been shortlisted Very rare these days amd welcome"

"Didn't get the job, but at least they acknowledged my application"

"Didn't get the job, but at least they let me know"

"An excellent and professional company to deal with in all aspects of recruitment. Very prompt to reply to job enquiries and all aspects of recruitment enquiries, providing professional advice and support to the candidate."

"A very professional company who contacted me within a day of my initial application. I received good background information on the company and job specification and I was well informed on interview techniques prior to my interview. I have no hesitation in recommending this company."

"Kensingtons are a very professional outfit with staff who understand the roles they are recruiting for. They gave first class advise on my CV and provided excellent advise on interview techniques. Experience could not have been better."

"Didn't get the job, but they kept me up to date"

"I was not sucessful on this occasion (I knew I was not a perfect match but thought it worth a try). However , I received clear feedback on why with a prompt and professional response which as all I would wish for in the circumstances. This is not always what other agencies do. I'll remember the good guys when I obtain my next senior position."

"Positive experience, knowledgable recruiter and personable interviewing technique. understood personal reasons for looking for a change and worded questions to get the best reponse from the discussion. Updated and replied to E mails, followed up with personal Phone call."

"Phillip was very helpful. He phoned me within a day or so of my application. We had a long and detailed discussion about my career history and the specific requirements of his client for the specific position, and the "fit" This didnt lead to my submission for the post, but I did have some idea as to the areas the client felt were "knock out" requirements. Several days later I had a similar discussion with Dan about another position. This professional specific response has been fairly unique in my 2 month search to date, and has been very positive for me. Many Thanks"

"Didn't get the job, but at least they responded"

"Although still early in the process, I am very impressed with the way the people at Kensington have treated me. Punctual at the interview that was interesting and feedback given with ideas to improve given at the time. Since then I have been telephoned with regular updates. In particular Phillip Hodson has been very professional"

"My dealings with Kennsington Consulting Ltd have been through Mr Philip Hodson. Philip has excelled in every way in terms of understanding the client's requirement and in turn briefing me as a candidate. I attended the interview with real confidence as a result of the time I spent with Philip. He is nothing short of totally professional."

"Excellent feed back!"

"Kensingtons proved to be a breath of fresh air in your professional approach to the whole process, from initial contact through to final interview and follow up. Your advice on my CV layout, your thorough knowledge of the company , the job role and requirements along with regular communication is a trait that is sadly lacking elsewhere. I am really looking forward to starting in my new position, confident in the knowledge that it is the right role for me and that I am right for the business. I have no hesitation in recommending yourself to my friends , colleagues and workmates should they require your services.Many thanks again Dan from myself and Alison for an excellent, professional job! A Salmon"

"Contacted to discuss the application made and although the job wasn't suitable was able to discuss what I was looking for, which industries etc etc. Overall very impressed."

"Can always be relied upon to get in touch regardless of outcome."

"Kept up to date with on going actions - impressed overall with performance so far of recruiter."

"I was impressed with the consultant's knowledge of the engineering industry and job specification, the CV & interview technique feedback given is invaluable."

"Received a call within 2 days of applying for the position. This has not been the case with other recruiters."

"Absolutely excellent, just what one wants from a recruitment company, they responded with feedback almost immediately."

"A refreshing change for a communicative recruiter. Easy to deal with, appear pragmatic and knowledgeable."

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Welcome to Kensington Consulting - North West

Welcome to Kensington Consulting - North West

As part of an Engineering Consultancy alliance, Kensington Consulting is a leading executive recruitment company specialising in engineering jobs and manufacturing jobs disciplines in all industrial sectors accross the North West.

We are the first engineering & manufacturing recruitment consultancy in the North West to attain REC Audited Status, where we were assessed against the requirements of the Employment Agencies Act, the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 and the REC’s Code of Professional Practice.

We recruit Permanent and Interim/Contract positions from professional level up to Board Room position.

Our unique position within a vastly expanding multi-discipline engineering consultancy alliance, allows the consultants at Kensington’s to be positioned closer to the industrial market which results in a greater ability to network successfully and recruit through a solid client and candidate requirement understanding.

We are specialists in engineering and manufacturing jobs across the North West and Yorkshire regions, including vacancies in Blackburn, Bolton, Preston, Wigan, Blackpool, Leeds, Huddersfield, Halifax, Sheffield, Chester, Liverpool and Manchester.