Salary : To £32k plus benefits
During my career as a Quantity Surveyor over the last 12 years I can honestly say I have not come across a recruitment consultancy that prioritize the applicants needs over their own finding fees, until I met up with Kingston Barnes.
My position was a particularly difficult one at the time but KB managed to take my requirements on board and introduce me to a company that could fully accommodate them as opposed to trying to tempt me into alternative opportunities that most of us would have considered anyway.
In addition to the excellent service provided during the negotiation process KB have continued to impress with their aftercare, with regular feedback on progress and sincere willingness for the candidate to succeed within their new role (something that a lot of recruitment companies tend to forget about).
I would recommend KB to any aspiring QS that wants to improve their career.
I would like to give a huge thank you to
Our client has a requirement for an Architectural Technician / Technologist to join their in-house design team to work on a range of retail store design and residential projects.
The Architectural Technician will work alongside the in-house design team to develop residential and retain architectural concepts for planning and build detailing.
of Kingston Barnes. She was very helpful and worked hard on finding the right position for me (two positions and two offers).
I would highly recommend her and her team if you are looking to recruit or looking for a new position. Thanks Kate Hallett. Kate Hallett
I am pleased to provide this statement to highlight the exceptional service Kingston Barnes offered me from initial contact to successfully being placed with an employer.
I would like to give a special thanks to Charles Orr, you have been a pleasure to contact, very helpful and friendly. Thank you for your encouraging words and support from my application to interview and after to see how I’m getting on, I will never forget this!
From our first dealings you always listened to my requirements and kept in contact on a regular basis which made me secure in the knowledge that you were acting on my behalf as a person and not a number.
James upholds the professional approach at Kingston Barnes that in my view gives this company one of the best reputations within the region for construction recruitment.
James is professional and efficient, yet takes the time to give you a personal and friendly service. He is highly regarded in the recruitment industry both by the people he has placed and the clients he has provided for.
James spent the time understanding our business needs and personnel, hence when called upon always delvers candidates who meet our needs and fit perfectly into our company.
James will always go that extra mile and put 110% effort into filling even sometimes the most difficult position with little or no time available.
James has the necessary contacts and understanding of the type of personnel I required in my previous role of head of construction at Cowlin, Operations Manager at ISG and also as Project Director for Balfour Beatty’s £70m Temple Quay development.
James is a pleasure to work with, regularly and reliably finding me first rate employees and managers and will I’m sure remain for some years one of my preferred partners within construction recruitment.
I cannot recommend you and Kingston Barnes highly enough to anybody looking for a creditable employment agency in a sea where many are viewed with distrust.
James is professional, knowledgeable and helpful. We are very impressed with the results and the candidates have made successful additions to our team.
I found James very honest about his candidates, he knew their strengths and weaknesses and his knowledge about the regional contracting market is fantastic.
James understands our requirements so when presented with a vacancy can identify and accurately match the individual I am looking for and find the right candidate.
It was the day of the General Election 07-05-15 and I was so glad I did.
I met with Charlie and Jordan and we discussed the construction market and freelance opportunities. These young men were genuine and switched on, interested and so willing to help.
Throughout the summer Charlie kept me going with opportunities allowing me to make good impressions with several contractors for which I am most grateful.
James supplied a number of permanent candidates into a fast paced business and literally dozens of contractors over the three years that we worked closely.
The candidates were all high quality and reliable and James took the time to listen to and understand our needs as a business.
I find him extremely easy to get along with, you can rely on James to be honest and up front I have great trust and confidence in James’ abilities as a recruiter and would not hesitate to recommend his services.
I would highly recommend Kingston Barnes you have been fantastic to work with .
Unlike many recruitment services out there, Kingston Barnes knows what its clients needs are; of both those recruiting and those looking for a new career.
They are both efficient and genuinely interested in getting the right people in the right position. James is a great guy who would put any one at ease before an interview.
I will definitely recommend Kingston Barnes to anyone who is serious about finding a new career.
James’s communication skills throughout the whole recruitment process are second to none and we trust him and Kingston Barnes to deliver our needs when called upon.
Their knowledge of the market and candidates is excellent and he can always find the right match of candidate for us.
James has a very good understanding of the construction market and all the people within it. I have since used James on several occasions and look forward to continuing to do so in the future.
James is professional, understanding and an excellent recruiter. He will take the time to understand our business and will always deliver on assignments providing in my opinion perfectly matched candidates.
I look forward to continue using James and Kingston Barnes services.
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Charlie always give me the impression that he wants to do the best for me which is why he is one of my tried and tested contacts!
I would not hesitate to recommend James and Kingston Barnes to anyone within the construction industry, we trust what they deliver for us.
on Barnes are a built environment recruitment agency. Our deep-rooted knowledge of the industry means we have insight into which companies will enable you to achieve your career ambitions.
We recruit for a number of developers, contractors & consultancies. If you are looking for an Architectural Technician job in Swindon or the South West then please contact Dave Harries on 0117 325 2233 or dave kingstonbarnes.com