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Here are some testimonials from a selection of our clients across a range of sectors. If you require further information please contact us.
"After an extensive beauty parade of suppliers, it was evident that GRB 'got' Kingfisher and what we were aiming to achieve in our pilot International Graduate Commercial Programme. In the space of four weeks they delivered 30 excellent potential graduates for us to assess. Our original estimation was to offer six and the calibre was that strong we offered nine and hired seven. There was no need to readdress our partnership and this year Jenny has continued to be pragmatic and supportive whilst delivering the calibre that we require in this tricky market place - so well that I felt confident to recommend GRB to my Kingfisher IT Services colleagues to support us in the challenge they also have, which is to seek out those unique individuals, with a passion for retail - who can deliver our strategy of Creating the Leader."
"We appointed GRB to work on a specific Graduate Recruitment Vacancy for a Communications Co-ordinator. This is quite a niche role to fill and we were delighted by the service provided by GRB. We had one point of contact, who understood our requirements as well as the company culture well. The short-listing process was well managed, and GRB matched the candidates perfectly to the specification that we provided. Our contact at GRB kept us updated throughout the process, and we liked all the candidates that we interviewed (they were all capable of doing the role). In fact, it was a tough decision as to who to offer the role to. They were all equally good but the candidate we choose stood out and is doing very well in the role. We are very pleased with the service provided by GRB and will be using them again in the future if we have a similar graduate recruitment requirement."
"We wanted to recruit a CAD Engineer and had approached our usual contacts to see if they could match our needs. We did not receive any notable candidates and we were considering our next move. Then our M.D. was contacted by Graduate Recruitment Bureau on the off chance that we may have some vacancies, which was good timing on your behalf. We submitted our job description for the CAD Role and GRB supplied 7 candidates.
We selected 3 for interviews, one was based in Sheffield but had a good CV. When you approached him he suddenly realised he wasn?t local so declined the interview! We interviewed 2 candidates and Maddy was clearly the best and really over qualified for the CAD role. However we recognised that the company would benefit from her knowledge and enthusiasm. We therefore constructed a new role that we offered to her and she accepted. That was 3 months ago and she has certainly settled into the role and fits in well with the business team. The CAD role was filled by another candidate that was personally recommended to us."
"The service we received from GRB was excellent. Our consultant quickly understood the role and person-spec we were looking for, and within a few day had produced a well-matched shortlist of suitable candidates. One round of interviews and we were able to make an appointment. Our previous attempt at advertising had produced no responses! Good work GRB!"
"We were struggling to find a large quantity of good analyst graduates. We had used a few recruiters but the quality was generally poor. GRB made a significant improvement: they listened to our needs, filtered CVs appropriately and generally made it easy for us to fill 13 graduate positions in a relatively short time. Thanks for your great work on this."
"We have always found GRB to courteous and attentive to our requirements. What impresses me most is the efforts GRB make to attract the top graduates."
"The Graduate Recruitment Bureau is excellent.
I first became aware of GRB when I graduated myself a few years ago and used their job matching service. Now as an employee with a graduate hiring requirement, I had no hesitation in contacting GRB to help with the recruitment for our graduate scheme. I explained that our industry and role possibly wouldn?t be on many any graduates radar yet both consultants invested time and energy to understand our company, our culture and the graduate vacancies we were looking to fill, by visiting our office, meeting staff and senior management to gain a thorough understanding of our business.
Consequently they communicated the opportunity perfectly to prospective candidates and provide an exceptional level of personal service to everyone throughout the process. The candidates we spoke to also talked highly of the GRB team, feeling professionally advised at every step of the process & our recruits have even said one consultant was like having an "older sister" looking over her! The entire process was fantastic and the new additions to the team have settled in and are doing very well.
What sets GRB apart is their ability to listen and match potential candidates to our needs. With GRB I have certainty & trust that our company and the opportunities available to our graduates are being portrayed in the right manner to match candidates to our culture. It is the quality of the candidates and not the quantity that sets GRB apart.
I have no hesitation in strongly recommending GRB as a specialist graduate recruitment service."
"We have worked with GRB over the past 6 months recruiting both graduate and post graduate research scientists. These are particularly challenging positions to recruit against as the candidates not only have to have excellent qualifications, but also need to have a good personality fit for the research team they join. Unlike others we have used in the past, GRB really took time to understand our requirements technically, and also put effort into understanding the personality types that would work well in our research teams. The quality of the CV's and candidates were excellent from the start, but what really stands out is the quality of their staff and how they manage the process internally and with the customer. Feedback from our employees who we recruited through GRB was also very positive."
"Nine great staff in around three months! What more could we ask for? When we decided to recruit graduates to help grow our team at, little did we know how great the service from GRB could be. They listened and understood our brief fully and worked in partnership with us.
The service that their consultants provided us was second to none, they instantly knew which graduates would fit in with our business and more importantly fit our culture. With the exception of just one, we now have eight staff who have all passed their probation and are way into their recruitment careers. Thanks - Job well done!"
"We are very pleased with your level of service and we would definitely recommend you to others as a professional organisation who consistently deliver. Your 'non-aggressive' approach is also very refreshing! We have now hired three people from GRB and they have all been of a very high calibre, thank you!"
"We took 2 of your graduates last month and they are great. Both adding value already."
I've had a great service from GRB who have found us some great candidates. I would recommend GRB as they are a hardworking and friendly agency who has made a considerable effort to understand our business and what we want from our candidates.
"GRB are an extremely professional recruiter. They get beyond the face value of a role, and to try to understand what kind of person would suit the role and the team, as well as real challenges the person will face day to day in the job. They have a strong feel for the kind of people who typically fit in well in our organisation, and they are always the quickest to respond to our request for candidates. Each application is supported by their impressions of each candidate, and they are frank in pointing out where candidates may be slightly weaker in a particular area. I value their judgement and honesty, and the fact that they are an enjoyable team to work with."
Comet has a large volume of entry level positions within multiple functions in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. The diversity of the positions meant we needed to get a high volume of CVs from high-calibre graduates to fill our Assistant Buyers, Marketing Assistants, Online marketing Assistants, Analysts, and Graduate Finance roles. For the fourth year running, GRB have been really useful as they have a large selection of pre-screened graduates from top Universities to choose from. This year, our Account Manager, who specialises in the Retail sector, was able to use her understanding of our sector, company culture and roles to target the best candidates from the GRB database. The shortlist she presented was ideal and we hired seven graduates. We would not have been able to source these candidates were it not for the team at GRB - thank you.
"We certainly recommend GRB to other companies. GRB provide the correct quantity of candidates to choose from all of which are a higher calibre than most recruitment agencies. Unlike other agencies, GRB do not continually hassle and chase for updates/communication"
"We found the level of service to be at the top end of the market, with rates that are competitive. We like the way you take the time to listen to what we are looking for and send us a focused short list of CVs for us to review."
"I would definitely recommend GRB to other companies. I would describe GRB as being able to provide a very personal service to both recruiting company as well as applicant. GRB seems to get a good understanding of their applicants and seem to work towards fulfilling their needs. Ian is very honest and client focused, which I appreciate a great deal".
"I have no issues with the excellent service provided to date by GRB. Hence, why we have retained your services for the last 5 years since my time at this firm and previous history subsequent to my appointment. GRB provide an excellent level of service with high calibre candidates. GRB's consultants really know their market and always attract and put forward high calibre candidates who have gone on to achieve successful careers within the firm. Always a pleasure to work with and not irritating like some agencies, GRB is highly recommended."
"If looking for a graduate again I would definitely use GRB- the team at GRB were really friendly, helpful and most of all gave us strong good fitting candidates so our time was not wasted with pointless interviews."
"I have always found your agency very easy to deal with and my contact a good agent to work with. The quality of candidates are always very good resulting in several successful applications."
"GRB were great to deal with on what was an unknown market to us. Provided us with good advice and a fantastic selection of candidates who highly impressed our colleagues in Germany in comparison to other European graduates. Our consultant always responds quickly to any e-mails and calls and willing to help in whatever way she can."
"GRB provide an excellent professional service, well matched candidates and a well-managed process."
"We have been using your services for a few years now and have always been very satisfied with the quality of candidates we receive from you. We deal with many agencies for all our vacancies and can report that your staff are among the few that actually listen to what we require and send us relevant candidates every time."
"We look for highly capable new maths/stats graduates with analytical skills, a research mindset and ambition. We can trust that our consultant and the GRB team can provide us these candidates - as they have done so often in the past. It's obvious that our consultant is very careful in selecting those candidates most suitable for us, and I value her dedication and straight talking. I really appreciate that I'm told how it is, good or bad and that's different to other recruiters I've worked with."
"I'd just like to take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent service you have provided in such a short space of time; we have been very impressed and I believe this has been a very successful venture. I do look forward to working with you again on any upcoming graduate vacancies we have."
"I have worked with GRB for some years and they have an excellent understanding of the culture of our company, which is somewhat different to most.
As a result of this GRB are able to perfectly match and recruit not just the right candidate job-wise, but also with the right personality which is equally important to us.
GRB forwarded two excellent candidates for our Marketing Assistant vacancy. The first candidate is perfect for the job and as the second candidate also has such great potential I talked our Skincare Manager into taking him on for her department for a role which was originally supposed to be for an experienced Marketing Manager.
I would like to thank GRB for their assistance in filling these roles, not only are they always professional and efficient, I will have no hesitation in using GRB again."
"I was recruited through GRB 3 years ago, so I always turn to you first when we need a new graduate. The CVs GRB sends us are high quality and are relevant to the role which is great. Some recruitment agencies waste time sending through low-grade CVs with irrelevant degrees - I have never experienced this problem with GRB."
"The process of selecting the right candidate took a long time (many months) and I went through a selection of recruitment agencies. The level of graduates I met through GRB was excellent, and they were mostly suitable for the position.
I feel that GRB asked me the right questions in order to establish the type of candidate I needed for the role, which of course saved time by not sending unsuitable applicants. GRB's analysis of our new employees skills and what they can bring to the company have been accurate, and for that I would like to say that GRB's methodical approach and input into this whole process with us has been excellent.
During this whole procedure, there are certain recruitment agencies that I will not be using in the future. I am pleased to say that the Graduate Recruitment Bureau we will be, however."
"I have used the Graduate Recruitment Bureau to recruit staff for my company for the last five years. The company has always provided me with a very professional service and has found me candidates who match the job requirements very closely. In fact a large number of the candidates recruited some years ago are still with the company today.
The personnel I have dealt with at the Graduate Recruitment Bureau have handled my requests promptly and efficiently and have recognised the need to keep in regular contact with the candidates right through the selection process to ensure we have managed to select the best people for the job.
I have no hesitation in recommending the Graduate Recruitment Bureau for any recruitment needs you may have."
"We have used the Graduate Recruitment Bureau for years and have found the service they provide to be excellent. They understand what our organisation requires from graduates, which in turn means they only put forward candidates that meet our criteria. As a result of this we have employed many graduates over the years and will continue to do so."
"The Graduate Recruitment Bureau have been supplying us with candidates for the past five years. During that time they have supplied to us a high number of candidates, many of which we have taken on. We feel that the Graduate Recruitment Bureau listens to our needs as a company and only sends over candidates that match all of our requirements. They are a flexible company who are always willing to help and offer expertise."
"We recently were looking to recruit a new graduate for the post of site engineer. We tried various approaches but the services of the Graduate Recruitment Bureau were undoubtedly the best. They presented us with a good range of candidates. They all were a reasonable match for our selection criteria and as a result we were able to short-list a number of suitable candidates. We ultimately appointed one of their candidates who has proved to be an excellent choice.
Both in the initial provision of a candidate list and subsequent additions, GRB were prompt and efficient. The information provided was concise and well presented. Our e-mails and phone calls were always answered promptly and professionally. GRB went out of their way to be helpful, even when we had to change interviewing arrangements on more than one occasion. We will certainly be using them again should we be seeking to recruit a new graduate."