logo Claire Aldridge

The bulk of my career has been spent in Radio Advertising, but it was three years ago that I discovered recruitment, and I’ve never enjoyed my career so much!

In my previous company I worked my way up from starting as a Recruitment Consultant before reaching the role of Consultant Sales Manager. I wanted to keep progressing, and recruit within other market sectors but there were no routes to go in my old company, which was why I decided to look externally.
One of my previous colleagues had come to work at Jenrick; he spoke so highly about the company values and ethos, and how everyone always wore a constant smile!

I felt that I had to come and see this for myself and soon realised that every word of it was true – the length of service for all the staff says it all.

I’m thoroughly enjoying my new role as a Senior Recruitment Partner (specifically Sales and Commercial) within the Commercial Team and I particularly like that Jenrick actively encourages you to make every effort to meet as many candidates and clients as possible. For me, I see this as an essential part of being a good recruiter, and I’m so pleased to have found a company that possesses the same ethos and values as me.

Outside of work music is my main passion – coming from a radio background I pretty much like ALL music and try to get to as many concerts/gigs as I can. I also play the piano, Saxophone and flute. I’ve reached Grade 8 at piano and have been playing since I was 5 years old. My Granddad bought me a Saxophone when I was 14 and I taught myself to play – I don’t play as much as I’d like for fear of annoying the neighbours!

Find out more about Jenrick?

The Jenrick Group is regarded as one of the leading recruitment companies within the UK and is a four time "Sunday Times Top 100 Company to Work For".

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Trevor  Lee

Introducing...

Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

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This initial 3 Month Fixed Term Contract is ideally suited to an experienced Laboratory Technician or a recent Graduate with experience of Laboratory testing as part of their studies. Reporting into the Laboratory Manager, this Laboratory Technician will focus on undertaking testing of Medical Devices, following defined testing processes and creating high quality data for the test results.  Working in strict compliance with the...

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Laboratory Scientist

Job Reference: HQ00054670
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Job Type: Permanent

Reporting into the Laboratory Manager, this Laboratory Scientist position will focus on the testing of Medical Devices, working in compliance with the company’s internal quality management system to deliver high quality data on the physical testing of Medical devices. Supporting the validation of equipment, test methods and procedures, the Scientist will need to prepare draft reports of validation and testing activities, together with...

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Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Job Reference: HQ00054663
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Full Stack Web Developer

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Quality Manager

Job Reference: HQ00054302b
Job Location: Shrewsbury
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As the Quality Manager within this international product & materials testing consultancy, you will report directly into the UK Managing Director and be an integral part of the UK organisation’s leadership team.With effective quality standards core to the ongoing success of their business & Client services across Laboratory Testing, Analysis & Calibration of materials, through to providing Consultancy & solutions to...

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HR Consultant

Job Reference: RB/HQ00054655
Job Location: Hove
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A great opportunity for an experienced HR Consultant to join a world leading FS company in the Hove area. We are looking for an individual with strong generalist experience and someone with ER case management experience, ideally with experience of some complexities.   Purpose of HR Consultant role:   To deliver expert advice linked to our people policies that are designed to support our corporate objectives and...

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Industry Insights

How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.

 

In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.

 

What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.

 

On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.

 

Where’s the future at?

 

It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.

 

Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.

 

As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.

 

If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or commercial@jenrick.co.uk

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Jenrick Commercial - From strength to strength

2017 was our busiest year since we started trading over 11 years ago.  However, as the business has grown our levels of service to our clients and candidates has been maintained at the highest levels. Jumping back to 2016 when we closed on a record year when, we thought the market had peaked – 2017 only went and continued in the same fashion and superseded our expectations. We saw our business increase by 153% from 2016. The experience we have gained through these busy times has set us apart from a lot of other companies which is why we retain the vast majority of our clients and see candidates making us the first choice to help them find exceptional jobs.

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