Catalyst Recruitment - People + Progress

Candidate Testimonials

Here is a selection of testimonials from candidates we have helped:

It was a great pleasure working with Paul. I wouldn't be where I am today without his help. Over a long and varied career I have worked with many recruitment consultants. In that time, I have yet to come across someone of Paul's professionalism, integrity and dedication.
With his patience and sound advice on how to approach an interview was very unique and helped me become successful. His advice helped me to calm my nerves and present my attributes confidently and at the same time have the employer’s best interest in mind to ensure it results in a win – win outcome.

Anayet Rashid

I cannot speak highly enough of Anna and have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to both employees and employers. I have recently drawn on Anna’s expertise in pursuing a job vacancy and was nothing but impressed with her insight in to the IT industry and her in-depth knowledge of the recruitment process. Having not interviewed for 13 years I was clearly lacking in some areas. Anna took it upon herself to personally meet with me and spend time coaching me in interview techniques and at the same time explained in great detail what the potential employer was looking for. This attention to detail and Anna’s willingness to go above and beyond provided me with the skills and confidence to go on to be successful in my application. Thank you Anna!

Michael Meadley

You guys have been amazing, one of the best recruitment agencies I've been in contact with. I'll be sure to give you guys a message if I am ever looking again.

Aaron Lewis

Ann is always dedicated to helping me and even provided support in ways I didn't know I needed assistance in, her advice was extremely valuable, intelligent and thorough, I have already recommended Ann and Catalyst as a company to others who are open to job search/resume guidance and I will continue to do so with confidence. Thanks, Ann!

Fares Hammoudeh

Thank you for all of your help and support during the interview process for Creating Careers, Ann.  I know your help was a great contribution to my successful interview and I want to send my whole-hearted thanks for the all of the kind assistance you offered me.

Hannah Speight

I have been really impressed with the first class service provided by Catalyst. Nicola was friendly and knowledgeable and quick to respond with advice and information. Highly recommended.

Jon Walker

Having worked hard on gaining my qualifications I didn't really start to get noticed by companies until Anna took the time to advise me on how to put myself across. Her dedication and commitment to advertising me in the best possible way and finding me a role suited to my skills led to me being offered an exciting role in a fantastic growing company. To take it upon herself to take time out of her busy schedule and arrange a meeting to get a better understanding of my goals and achievements surely contributed towards helping me find a role where I have a great possibility of success. I've never come across such professionalism in recruitment from both Anna, Nicole & Ann, who all set very high standards. My C.V was given a makeover not twice but three times as I was learning how to do it properly, tweaks that led to me receiving triple the responses from companies prior to Anna's help. Interview skills were honed to the point where I couldn't have felt more confident while even going as far as to provide background information on companies should I want to learn more.

Add to that the friendliness and the charm of all involved, I couldn't speak highly enough of my experience with Catalyst

Michael Enotiades

Catalyst were excellent in dealing with all aspects of my application. Above all, Paul made sure I met all the requirements and that the job suited my needs. He took the time to prepare me for interview, giving me tips and confidence so that I had the best possible chance on the big day. Paul guided me every step of the way, and it was clear that he gave every candidate equal attention. Regular contact meant that the tension and frustration that often comes when everything rests on waiting for a reply from a recruiter, was substantially reduced. I’d recommend Catalyst to every job seeker out there!

Francesca McGlone

Paul is an extremely focused, reliable individual with a thoroughly professional approach and an ability to build great relationships with his clients. 

I was lucky to be represented by Paul, as he is one of the best at his game.

Anjum Ahmed

Over a long and varied career I have worked with many recruitment consultants, both as a job candidate and as an employer. In that time, I have yet to come across someone of Paul's professionalism, integrity and dedication. His perseverance in following-up the opportunity on my behalf, his attention to detail and the very sound advise he provided on how to approach the interview process were a revelation. Throughout the process, it was very clear that Paul, while making sure I was able to present myself in the best possible way to the prospective employer, also had the employer's best interests very much in mind. This extra effort to find a win-win-win solution is what truly differentiates Paul. I predict a very successful future for Catalyst and wish Paul all the very best in his endeavours.

Tirath Khaira

As a previous Recruitment Consultant I understand the challenge of finding the right person for the right job and vice versa. In very testing times for graduates Paul helped find me a role in accountancy in what has turned out to be my 'dream job'. Paul provided brilliant advice in approaching interviews and was always very enthusiastic and dynamic in his approach. He demonstrated a high level of commitment and his competencies are key to the superb service he delivers. I would not hesitate in recommending Paul.

Anthony Capstick

Paul is without doubt the best recruitment professional that it has ever been my pleasure to encounter; I genuinely enjoyed meeting and talking regarding my future.

Stephen English

Paul at Catalyst was instrumental in helping me get the job I wanted. He took a great deal of time and care in helping me improve my CV and interviewing skills, and it was really great to have his support throughout the recruitment process. Many thanks.

Milly Shaw

Paul at Catalyst helped me into my current role and I would always consider him first choice for any recruitment needs in the future. I also constantly recommend him to others. He is extremely good at understanding what his candidates are looking for and regularly keeps you informed of progress. Unlike some larger recruitment companies, Paul really gives you his time and genuinely evaluates the interests of both his clients and candidates.

Morag Mitchell

I found the personal service that Paul provided unlike any other recruitment consultant that I have ever met before. He had the ability to listen, understand and then he helped me identify what it was that I really wanted out of my next role. More importantly, having identified an opportunity he was then able to go that extra mile and spend the time to personally prepare me for the all important interview.
I was put forward for one job, had one interview and got the job. Thanks Paul!

Mark Greaves, FCCA

Catalyst constructively analysed my approach to interview, advising how to improve the way I behave and how to communicate really positively.

The fine-tuning had instant results. In an interview the day following our meeting, I felt extremely confident about presenting myself. Better for me and the prospective employer. 

Anthony Finegan, ACMA