Swindon recruiter places 100th candidate

By Anita Jaynes on 28 November, 2016

Niche Recruitment is celebrating a successful end to 2016 with the placement of their 100th candidate.

Set up just 17 months ago by Nick Wimshurst and Michelle Graham this is a real milestone for the firm, knowing that they have made a positive impact on their candidates’ careers and also helping their clients grow and expand.

The majority of positions filled have been within their specialist sectors being project management, project coordination, marketing and digital. Helping to fill permanent and interim roles.

Nick said: “We’re very proud of our achievements so far, we have developed some fantastic relationships with clients in the local marketplace, our aim is simple, to help candidates and clients to create successful, long-term relationships. We find roles that perfectly suit each candidate’s personality, skills and ambitions and find top-in-class talent for our clients that can add value to their business.”

The pair say understanding the Swindon market has been key to their growth, having both recruited in Swindon since 2004. Michelle added: “There’s a talent shortage in some areas, with more jobs than candidates, promoting the benefits of living and working in Swindon has been key to attracting new talent to the town.

“We work closely with our clients to help provide a true consultancy solution, educating them on their recruitment processes and how they can best attract candidates to fill their positions with our insight and knowledge of the local market. This may include reviewing their policy on holiday entitlements, pension provision and offering flexible working hours.”

This year Niche have been growing their own team too. Rebecca Doms joined the firm back in March as a resourcer / marketing co-ordinator. This was her first permanent position since graduating from university and Nick and Michelle’s first employee.

Rebecca said: “Having originally approached me as a candidate for another role, Nick and Michelle introduced me to working with their portfolio of clients in recruitment. Joining Niche was a pivotal direction in establishing my career and I feel I’ve gone from to strength to strength under their guidance. The role is a swift learning curve, with challenge-a-plenty and provides a unique sense of reward. True to our tagline, I can say that Nick and Michelle helped me find my Niche.”

Victoria Goddard has also just joined the team as sales and marketing executive helping to manage and drive marketing and business development activities to grow the client base and attract new candidates.

Victoria commented: “I’m excited to be involved in helping the business grow in 2017 and beyond. It’s a great time to join this flourishing business”

Pictured above from left to right: Michelle Graham, Rebecca Doms, Victoria Goddard and Nick Wimshurst