Having been in recruitment for 20 years, my friends and family have from time to time asked for a little help in hiring for their own businesses…
Just recently we’ve had success in helping one side of the family who as husband and wife are Directors of a busy, family run Sussex based Engineering firm, Dicker Precision Components. It’s here we were asked to help recruit a newly created position – a CAD / CAM Programming Engineer.
Running a thriving business takes a considerable amount of time and attention. It had been recognised that a significant amount of time was being spent by the MD organising the CAD design work. And whilst this was a specialist role, it actually didn’t require specifically the MD’s attention. This is how the new CAD / CAM Programming Engineer job was introduced into the company. In hiring this vacancy, some of the time pressures on the MD will be released allowing him to focus more on the operations and leadership of this engineering company. Making the right hire for this role was of great importance!
It only made sense for the Directors to ask for a Recruitment Specialist’s support, someone who knows how to hire quality people (albeit in a different industry).
So it was with a fresh head and listening ears, clockworkTalent immersed ourselves in the world of engineering to focus on hiring Dicker Precision a CAD / CAM Designer / Developer. We were ultimately looking for someone au fait with engineering and who brought with them a great attitude and a healthy understanding the world of CNC machinery. That someone would also have to show a lot of potential as it would only be after a great period of training and learning that this role will become a valuable contributor to the business.
With the help of the knowledgeable Directors, Mark and Clare, we became more confident with the subtle nuances of the engineering world and more specifically this new job. We got to understand the company values and were confident we understood what was going to be expected of this new and interesting hire.
I say interesting, as although it’s not a “rare” skillset, it is not one which is in abundance on the south coast of England, nor was it one which all prospective engineering candidates are looking for career progression within. All of these finer detailed requirements adding up to what could make a great hire but equally tough in trying to find that person who will live in a commutable distance to the Dicker Precision factory in Hailsham, East Sussex.
Whilst exceptional and proven in the hiring of digital marketing jobs and networking amongst the search marketing community, we knew we couldn’t rely on our turn-to USP’s. clockworkTalent was going to have to pull all the stops out and use our exceptional recruitment and headhunting skills to source, attract and select the “right” person for this role. Good that we we love a challenge! An abundance of networking, advertising and recommendations would be necessary to ensure we covered the whole target market.
We are happy to report within a month, clockworkTalent presented the Directors with a rock solid individual who brings with him an abundance of potential. Not only in his early professional career but in his learning to date and his ambitions.
All in all, we’re delighted to report Dawid Socha has been hired as CAD / CAM Programming Engineer at Dicker Precision Components. Both the Directors and Dawid himself have been kind enough to share their thoughts of working with our recruitment agency. As this was not our normal, run-of-the-mill Digital Marketing Manager job to hire but a job which challenged our turn to practices and took us a little out of our comfort zone. As the employer, Mark has been kind enough to share his thoughts below which go along way in assuring us we did a great job! Thanks Mark, we’re pleased too!
“We rarely use recruitment agencies, but due to the speciality of the role we got in touch with Natasha at clockworkTalent to assist us in finding the right candidate. Being based in a small area finding someone with the right requirements can be proven difficult, but with the dedication we were shown by Natasha we have found the person we were looking for.
With good communication and relationships with both client and candidate we couldn’t recommend anyone better!”
Mark Love, Director & Clare Love, Director | Dicker Precision
If like Clare & Mark at Dicker Precision, you are struggling to hire the right candidate for a specific role, get in touch with our Recruitment Specialists who will take the time to get to know you and your business with an aim of finding the perfect person for the job!
And if like Dawid, you’re job seeking and looking for support and guidance in finding a job you should read clockworkTalent’s blogs which are dedicated to supporting a job search. They range from CV writing, interviews, typical interview questions and more. Read below what Dawid had to say about our approach to finding his dream job!
“I was struggling with my job hunting for quite a while and all of a sudden one woman turned up in my life and gave me the best chance I could ever imagine.
Thank you very much Natasha for all support I got from you during recruitment process, full professionalism, tips and hints, excellent feedback and perfect matching me up with the role.
I bet lots of people just dreaming to meet you and those who already met you are as pleased as I’m now!
It is a pure pleasure to work with you. Highly recommended!!
Thank you once again!!
Dawid Socha, CAD / CAM Programming Engineer | Dicker Precision
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