Kind words from our clients…
We all know what a lot of recruiters can be like.... thankfully Gavin and Synergy Personnel buck the trend of the majority and deliver quality over quantity, whilst supporting their candidate every step of the way. Gavin really knows his Clients and therefore can ensure the candidate is a good fit for not just the role, but the company as well. Post-interview the feedback, negotiation process and referencing were all handled swiftly and effectively. I’m happy to have secured a role with Gavin and would definitely work with him again for my own resourcing needs in the MEP Services industry.
Gavin treats the job seeker as a person, other agencies treat you as a potential commission and nothing more. They are not interested in you or have time for you which leave a bad taste in the job seekers mouth, and they will never use you again or recommend your company. Gavin was friendly and polite with humour thrown in.
I had the pleasure in dealing with Gavin and found him to be very knowledgeable and helpful both during the recruitment process and post-placement. During post-placement I leant on Gavin for his professional advice on a very serious and complicated matter. Not only was his advice extremely useful but I believe it was key in rescuing the problem I faced. Gavin is more than just a recruiter...
Two things come to mind about Gavin that are hard to miss; he never stops working and he shows great honesty, integrity, and transparency in his behaviour. Combined with his high experience level these talents make him great at finding the right work environment if you are looking for a fresh start. As soon as he understands what makes you tick, he will get you job interviews with potential employers in an unbelievably brief period. During the whole interviewing and hiring process Gavin will be there for whatever moral or practical support you may need. If I was to consider a new role, Gavin would be the first person to call.
Great service provided by Gavin during my transition between companies, remaining in contact throughout the process and ensuring that all my questions were addressed and answered. Gavin was always prepared to go the extra mile and was contactable throughout and not just a 9-5pm recruiter.
Gavin is one of the best recruitment specialist I have ever spoken to. Very easy going person with positive attitude. He helped me to find exactly what I was looking for with a lot of patience. His advice given to me where always 100% accurate . Thanks for achieving my goal. You really understand people's personalities.
Gavin is a very friendly and helpful person. He kept me updated on a regular basis with regards to job offers and how they were progressing. I would highly recommend Gavin if you're seeking a job.
We use Gavin consistently in our recruitment due to his knowledge of our industry and his understanding of our requirements. Gavin provides a great service starting with understanding our requirements and ending with profession and organised correspondence. We also enjoy Gavin's sound ethics which is fundamental to our relationship
Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services recently assisted in placing me at a new company. Very focused, great knowledge base of the local industry, lots of contacts, professional throughout and most importantly continuous contact and communication throughout the process. Highly recommended!
After a prolonged search for the right team-member, I sought out Gavin to help me find the right man for the job. He did not disappoint. I am already using him again to fill another two vacancies and would happily recommend him.
Recently I had the great pleasure of working with Gavin from Synergy Personnel Services.. He was recruiting for a Warehouse Manger position. After finding me and testing the water, we started to work together.. I felt supported and well prepared through the whole process from start to finish. I can highly recommend his professional service.
I would like to thank Gavin for finding my latest position as an electrical project manager. He did an excellent job for me. When other agents did not seem to want to know, Gavin found a position. A quick interview and bang... started a week later. Thanks a lot and I would recommend this guy to a friend.
Gavin is a true professional, he takes the pressure off which can be a very stressful time, putting your needs first. I can honestly say that in all the years of dealing with recruiters Gavin stands out as one of the best! Highly recommend. Many thanks Gavin
I would like to thank Synergy Personnel Services and directly Gavin for the support over the last few years, the position with Eco Link Power was the stepping stone I needed to develop my PM skills which has lead to my current post at Bouygues Energies & Services as Senior Project Manger. Thanks again Gavin and your continued support is appreciated,
I would like to place on record that I usually shy away from recruiting staff through agencies, however my mind and thought process has been truly changed I have just used for the first and certainly won't be the last Synergy Personnel owned by Gavin Dilkes. He took the time to listen to my needs and requests and has provided me with every bit and more in my recent search, The attention to detail and customer service has been nothing short of sublime friendly yet truly first class I cannot praise the service and attention to detail highly enough
I cannot recommend Gavin highly enough. He went above and beyond to help me secure not only a new role, but a new career. Gavin got to know me as a person and asked all about my job preferences before seeking new opportunities for me. He regularly kept me updated and when it came to attending interviews, Gavin would contact me prior to the interview to ensure I was prepared (and settle any nerves) and then he would contact me afterwards for feedback. If you are a looking for a new job/career or you are looking to recruit, then please get in contact with Gavin, as he is very friendly and approachable and he offers constructive and helpful advice.
I dealt with Gavin during the process of changing my career. Gavin took time out to get to know me so he could propose future prospects that best suited me and as a result, he only put me forward to the one company despite having others available. He was there throughout all stages of the process including pre and post interview, accepting the offer of employment and catching up with me after my first week was really nice of him. Gavin even took me on my first day to my new employer I would highly recommend Gavin if you are looking at changing your career
Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services offers a professional and personable service and I would gladly recommend him to anybody considering a move. The whole process went as smoothly as possible which was mainly down to his attention and helpfulness.
Customer service is highly important to me and the service Gavin provided was 5 stars! Before, during and after care was professional and the communication and honesty was excellent. I just want to thank Gavin for giving me these opportunities and showing me how marketable I was. I highly recommend Gavin and Synergy Personnel Services.
Excellent service throughout the process, Gavin provided regular updates and even after receiving the job offer, still offered assistance. Many thanks Gavin
I have been working with Gavin Dilkes and Synergy Personnel Services now since early 2014, for the recruitment of technical operatives and management. I have always found Gavin to provide a very professional service with an honest and frank approach, and would highly recommend his services.
Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services is a professional individual I would refer to anybody seeking a new job. Gavin was very professional at all times and helped me be assured I was making the right decision.
I was looking for a fresh challenge and Gavin had the right role available. The interview was arranged very quickly and I got the job straight away. Gavin was on the end of the phone or e-mail if I needed him and I would recommend anyone looking for either a new job or new employee to give Gavin a call. Appreciate all your help and hard work Gavin.
Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services offers a very focussed service and takes the time to vet all CV's carefully before sending them on. The post appointment service is also excellent with no issues should an appointment not work out. He is always approachable and recognises that recruitment is not an occupation for the majority of us and helps take much of the strain out of the process
Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel provides good candidates and takes the time to understand our requirements prior to sending applicants details.
Highly recommend using Synergy Personnel Services... everything done for you! And done by one of the friendliest and caring guys I know
Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services called me out of the blue and his dedication to helping me find work has been invaluable ever since. He got to know me and really listened to my experience to help find a suitable role. Hardworking and passionate about the task at hand. Thank you Gavin
This was my first time working with Gavin DIlkes at Synergy Personnel Services & with his skills and expertise we found the perfect career progression opportunity for me. Gavin went out of his way to keep me updated and help me with my move no matter what time of day he was on the other end of the phone. Appreciate all your help and hard work Gavin.
I have worked along side Charlotte as a recruiter. Latterly Charlotte was able to find my next move within the recruitment industry. I found Charlotte approachable, dedicated and unique in her approach to give both candidate and client satisfaction. Charlotte went out of her way to help and support me through a difficult process and I would have no hesitation in recommending, Synergy Personnel Services and Charlotte Anderson to any candidate or client looking for their next move. I will always look to use the services of Charlotte and Synergy Personnel for any permanent placements. Fantastic company with values that all businesses should follow
I've dealt with Gavin Dilkes from Synergy Personnel Services on a few occasions now and found him to be very professional and has a good attention to detail - he only ever put forward opportunities that were relevant to me. The last discussions we had led to a successful job offer for myself and one that offers great opportunities for experience and progression. If you are looking for a new role, I would highly recommend contacting Gavin
As a client, the one thing that I need from a recruiter is honesty, and in the 22 years that I have been in industry, I can say that only a handful of people have offered this, and Gavin Dilkes is top of that list. He sends me a weekly e mail with a list of candidates on there, and sometimes, I have wondered why he hasn't let me know about them before. But every time I have questioned this, he has had a valid explanation. He has taken the time to fully understand our business and the kind of people we look to recruit. He understands our mission and sends us people who will allow that to be achieved. I now see anyone who he recommends without seeing a CV. He is much more interested in finding the RIGHT person, as opposed to A person and as such, Synergy Personnel Services is our recruiter of choice.
I contacted Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services when I was unhappy in my current role due to the amount of travel I was having to do. From our initial conversation, I knew he was the right person to talk to as he named 4-5 companies that were recruiting who I would be interested in working for. He arranged 3 interviews for me within a few hours, and I was offered 2 of the roles. I accepted one of them and then handed in my notice. I was actually offered slightly more money from my current employer and decide to stay where I was. About 6 weeks later, things were not working out where I was and so I contacted Gavin to see if the original role was still available. It was, and he managed to get me a slightly revised offer. On the day I started, Gavin picked me up from my house as I didn't have a car and we just chatted like we were good friends. I really liked his personable approach and the fact that he really did seem to care about the best route for me.
Initially, Synergy Personnel Services wasn't my chosen company when looking for a new role, largely due to the fact that I didn't realise that they dealt with senior positions. However, after speaking with Gavin Dilkes, it became clear that he was best placed to find me a new role as he has lots of contacts within the East Midlands Building Services area. Within hours of speaking to him about what I was looking for, he had managed to secure me an interview with a leading company and this resulted in a job offer and me starting the role. Having always had a preferred agency before, I can wholeheartedly say that in my new position, I will turn to Gavin Dilkes first for any recruitment that I may need
I have been privileged to work with Gavin Dilkes of Synergy Personnel Services on a number of occasions. I have always found him to be the consummate professional and an absolute joy to work with. He has a quality focus less typical of his contemporaries, combined with a sharp commercial acumen - the perfect blend for a recruitment practitioner. He consistently displays maturity and composure without arrogance. I would never hesitate to recommend Gavin as an outstanding ambassador for his company
Gavin, Just a note to say thank you for helping me secure a position with this company. I found your services to be very professional, in particular, helping me through the testing procedures and interview process. Your feedback was accurate and informative. I always felt fully 'in the loop'. I would not hesitate in recommending you to anyone
Synergy Personnel Services provided us with an excellent service when it came to me needing to recruit for a senior level position with my company. Gavin Dilkes was very thorough in the search by initially taking down a detailed job specification from myself, and then visiting me only a few days later with a list of relevant candidates. His attention to detail in matching candidates resulted in us making a successful appointment in a relatively short period of time. This level of expertise has resulted in us making another senior level appointment through Synergy Personnel Services and allowed us to grow the business into a new area/division. To this note, Synergy Personnel Services will be the first company we turn to when needing to recruit in the future
Gavin, Thank you for the meeting this morning, it was very positive and motivational, you communicated very well throughout the meeting leaving me with no questions going into the forthcoming interview, thank you!
Good afternoon Gavin, Many thanks, it's been a successful few weeks indeed, for us both I guess. Thank you very much for your help and assistance on this I must say that I have found you to be very professional and enthusiastic. Having dealt with a number of recruitment firms over that last 8 weeks or so I rate you as being, clearly above the competition. I hope that you pass this e-mail on to your line manger as some conformation and recognition of your hard work
I initially saw a job advertisement online. The detailed information was very precise and convinced me to apply for the position. From the moment of applying, Gavin's professionalism was impeccable, we discussed the potential position to ensure that both parties were compatible before proceeding to the next stage. From meeting the employer, Gavin obtained fast accurate and honest feedback. I can honestly say that without Gavin I wouldn't have found what I consider to be potentially this best change in employment that anyone could wish for. If you are looking for a change or new employment, then look no further.
After being contacted by Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services from my details being passed on by a previous candidate I was amazed at how quickly things progressed from first contact to job interviews, and Gavin was in contact with myself all the way through the process from start to finish, even when I realised the first job I took wasn’t the right choice for me. Gavin was as professional as ever and sorted another job that I was offered at a previous interview. Would recommend Synergy Personnel to any candidate or employer thanks again.
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Gavin Dilkes of Synergy Personnel Services for firstly securing me an interview and secondly, keeping on top of follow up communications until the successful outcome. Throughout the whole process, Gavin was always available to speak to and was instrumental in getting rapid responses to questions. At one point, I didn’t think that this opportunity was going to materialise, but Gavin pulled out all the stops and made things move. A credit to his company.
Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services provides a totally professional service with the added touch of actually being interested in the client, whether it is as a company or individual. He is one of a small elite that treats applicants as human beings and not just an income
Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services, facilitated my introduction to a new company. He managed this in a professional and informative manner. During my discussions with them and, my decision making process he always made himself available and would be tenacious in obtaining answers to my questions. I would definitely recommend him should you want to talk to a recruitment individual who will work way past the norm.
I contacted Synergy Personnel Services whilst pursuing a new opportunity. Gavin Dilkes has been pro-active with the advice offered and extremely instrumental in pointing me in the right direction. His professional attitude and flexible approach have been second to none and I would not hesitate in recommending Gavin
I was privileged to work with Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services on securing Employment very fast within a difficult climate and with an immediate start for a fantastic local company. Gavin kept me in the picture all the way through the process even with follow up calls after commencement. An Excellent performer
Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services is a truly professional person and I personally would recommend him to anyone looking for a move
I worked with Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services whilst looking for new opportunities within the M&E contracting sector. Throughout the process Gavin kept in constant contact, even during his holidays. He has always been friendly and approachable, with a good professional ethic. I would be happy to work again with Gavin, should the need arise
I've worked with Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services for well over a year now trying to find me the perfect job. He never gave up on trying to find that position for me always being in contact and forwarding any positions that were available. We would always end up talking about other things beside work related things. A position came up that he put me forward for. I got the position and on the first day he went out his way to come pick me up. On the journey we were chatting like we had known each other for years mostly about things we did outside of work due to having the same interests
Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services is very thorough and diligent. He spares no effort in getting candidates placed and no detail is too small for his attention
Gavin Dilkes at Synergy Personnel Services is very pro-active and managed to secure a number of opportunities within a relatively short space of time and remain in contact at all the right times throughout the process.