We would like to thank all of our candidates for the faith and trust they have placed in us. Here is a flavour of their experience of working with Barclay Simpson.
Christopher Douglas – Pre-Sales Engineer, MXI Security
"Finding a recruitment agent who seems genuinely interested in matching your skills and career experience to relevant positions is not easy. Add to this the fact that the staff provide prompt feedback, have good industry knowledge and offer a friendly service and Barclay Simpson is somewhat of a rarity in the IT recruitment industry.
After initially registering my resume on their website, I was contacted almost immediately to discuss the nuances of my experience and career goals which I'm sure contributed to the excellent selection of positions that were presented to me. Within a couple of weeks, through Barclay Simpson, I have secured a fantastic post with a security vendor. All in all a very positive experience with a recruitment company I would happily recommend."
Paul Young – Technical Architect, Cap Gemini
“The Barclay Simpson team has proven an invaluable resource to me over the past few years, whether helping me find new roles or just keeping me up to date with the current opportunities. From my first contact with them, they have striven to identify prospects that are absolutely relevant to my background and experience, and have always appreciated my own personal objectives rather than trying to ‘sell’ unsuitable jobs to me. Having recently decided to move on from my current role, Barclay Simpson provided a thorough, dependable and professional service. They managed to put me in contact with exactly the types of organisation I was looking for: top-tier global professional services firms. From advice on the roles I was interviewing for and background on the teams, through to final guidance on package negotiation, the Barclay Simpson team always proved knowledgeable and experienced.”
Derek Fowle – Compliance Contractor
“Barclay Simpson were invaluable in helping me find my current position. In particular, they provided details of positions that were relevant to me, my experience and my needs rather than waste the time of both their clients and myself in attempting to achieve a quick fee. In addition, I was provided with sound advice during the negotiation stage together with access to an efficient team if my main contact was unavailable. Barclay Simpson provide a highly professional service and I have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Takis Martakis – Senior Relationship Manager, Group Audit Lloyds TSB
“Barclay Simpson has been invaluable to my career progression. We have a 7-year relationship and they always keep me informed of the trends and the direction of the market. I like to think of them as my ‘career brokers’.
What characterizes them and sets them apart from other recruitment agencies is their integrity, their knowledge of the market and the drive for that ‘perfect match’.”
Samina Akram – Compliance Contractor
“When I first registered with Barclay Simpson, I really appreciated the in-depth conversation I had with my consultant, Sacha, about my career. I was impressed by her friendly attitude, sound advice and specialist market knowledge.
Ever since registration, my relationship with Barclay Simpson and Sacha has grown. I have been to many interviews through them and their interview advice has been very helpful. Whenever I need to speak to Sacha she is always there to listen, and offer honest advice on how to find the right company to suit my future prospects.
I personally feel that if a recruitment company wants to succeed in this competitive market then it must focus on relationship building with the candidate (not just the client) and they must employ consultants who really understand the sector they are recruiting for. I feel Barclay Simpson are ahead of their competitors on both these counts, which is why I will continue to recommend my friends to them. I wish the team every success for the future.”
Simon Carter – Technical Manager, Trustee and Depositary Services
“When I first spoke with Victoria from Barclay Simpson, it was pleasing to talk to such a friendly and genuine person. Having not had an interview for a good number of years, the tips and advice provided along with the regular feedback played an important role in obtaining the role I wanted. Victoria was always available when required and I would have no hesitation in recommending this firm and I will undoubtedly use them again in the future."
Philip Read – Policy Associate
"The service I received from yourself and others at Barclay Simpson was professional. I found you to be very pleasant and friendly, I was never pushed into going for roles that did not suit my requirements. I felt that you were always aware of my specific requirements and looked out for my best interests. Unlike some agencies, I found the whole experience to be pleasant and rewarding when dealing with both yourself and Barclay Simpson. I know that an agency is only as good as the clients/roles that they get on their books, but I also judge a firm by the staff that I interact with, and I consider that is where Barclay Simpson were better than most agencies, exceeding my expectations. I would not hesitate to come back and use you again if I was in the market for another role, like wise I would not hesitate to recommend you to my friends."