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INFOGRAPHIC – Top Tips for CV Writing and Job Interviews

Supporting our candidates in their job search is a huge part of what we do at Fuel Recruitment, from editing CVs to conducting mock interviews to help them prepare. We’ve been doing it for over 14 years and have learnt a thing or two along the way! We asked our recruitment .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment Pass ISO Audit with Flying Colours

Date Posted: 21/07/2017

Fuel Recruitment have passed their annual ISO 9001:2008 audit with flying colours to maintain the accreditation for the 10th year in a row. Once again, Fuel passed without any non-conformances; a significant achievement which shows the importance Fuel places on a high .... Read More

INFOGRAPHIC – Client Survey 2017

Date Posted: 13/07/2017

To help us maintain our high standards of customer service, we regularly check in with our clients on an informal basis to make sure we’re fulfilling their requirements, and exceeding their expectations. In addition to this, we send out an annual client satisfaction survey .... Read More

Is it the Right Time to Leave Your Job? 5 Tell-Tale Signs

With recent world events and the uncertainty of Brexit looming over us, it’s not surprising that people are craving security in other aspects of their lives. There is a definite lack of mobility in the jobs market: according to research by the REC, the number of people .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment recognised in ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report

Date Posted: 11/05/2017

Fuel Recruitment has been identified as one of ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’. The report, produced by the London Stock Exchange Group, is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses across the UK. To be included in the .... Read More

Introducing The Fuel Group

Date Posted: 03/04/2017

Fuel Recruitment has added a further division, Fuel Professional Services, to its expanding business and aligned its offerings under the banner of The Fuel Group. The Fuel Group now consists of three distinct business units: Fuel Recruitment provides traditional recruitment .... Read More

What Exactly is Competency-Based Interviewing?

What exactly is competency-based interviewing (CBI), and what’s the best way to prepare for these interviews? Chris McCarthy, Director of Pivot RPO, comments: “Competency-based interviewing (CBI) is the most popular interview approach used by employers. It is based on .... Read More

INFOGRAPHIC – 13 ways to improve your focus

Do you ever struggle to stay focused at work? You’re not alone. With social media on our phones and desktops, open-plan offices and the constant quest for ‘inbox zero’ it can feel impossible to focus on one task for more than a few minutes. But there are ways to cut down on .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment launch new Finance recruitment division

Date Posted: 27/01/2017

Fuel Recruitment announced continued growth in January with the launch of a specialist Finance division. As part of our strategy of continued organic growth by location and discipline, we have added Finance to our portfolio of well-established IT, Consulting, Telecoms, .... Read More

Christmas Opening Hours

Date Posted: 19/12/2016

Here are the Christmas opening hours for Fuel Recruitment’s offices: Friday 23rd December 2016 8.30am – Midday Monday 26th December 2016 Closed Tuesday 27th December 2016 Closed Wednesday 28th December 2016 9.00am – 5.00pm Thursday 29th December 2016 9.00am – 5.00pm Friday .... Read More

Why December is the best month to look for a job

Looking for a new job takes time and effort. When you consider that finding a new role takes an average of 2 months, it’s no surprise that most job hunters take a break over the Christmas period. However, if you’re planning to do this you could be missing out, as December .... Read More

Mannequin Challenge for Children in Need

Date Posted: 18/11/2016

The Fuel Recruitment Midlands office decided to take their Children in Need dress down day one step further – by taking on the Mannequin Challenge that’s been taking the internet by storm. Our recruitment team completely froze for over a minute – no mean feat when you know .... Read More

Contractor Insurance

Contractors are hired to provide a specific service or skill-set to clients, often working on a designated project. But what would happen if you made an error which resulted in financial loss to your client? They will want compensation, and without insurance your mistake .... Read More

Fuel’s Family Fun Day

Date Posted: 16/09/2016

Fuel Recruitment’s first family fun day proved a resounding success this weekend, and everyone got stuck into the activities (despite the rather gloomy weather!) We brought together the ever-expanding Fuel team from our Midlands, Manchester and London offices, along with .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment volunteer for Age UK Warwickshire

Date Posted: 01/09/2016

A team of recruiters from our Midlands office swapped CVs for shears to help Age UK Warwickshire clear an overgrown patch of land. 1 ½ acres at Campion School nature reserve has been earmarked for use as a sanctuary for dementia sufferers and their carers, as well as a .... Read More

How to impress in your new job

Six ways to feel settled and confident during your first week in a new job. So all the hard work has paid off – the rewriting of CVs and the mastering of the perfect firm handshake has borne fruit in the form of an exciting new job offer! But now the hard work really .... Read More

Working at Fuel Recruitment

When I joined Fuel Recruitment as a Recruitment Consultant, I had no experience in the industry. My background was furniture sales in a well-known department store. During my introduction to Fuel, I met the Head of Business Development for the North, the Sales Director and .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment win Best Telecoms Recruitment Agency

Date Posted: 29/07/2016

Fuel Recruitment were among some big-name winners at the TMT Telecoms Awards last month, and were given the accolade of Best Telecoms Recruitment Agency in the UK. The Telecoms Awards were created by TMT to reward and recognise the service providers and technology innovators .... Read More

Writing the perfect CV

How much time do you spend keeping your CV up to date? Your CV is a key element to the job hunting process and a few simple changes can be the difference between securing an interview and being added to the ‘circular file’. A good CV showcases your education, skills and .... Read More

Opportunity and growth for Marketing and Digital Division

Date Posted: 14/06/2016

Fuel Recruitment were proud to announce yet more growth at the beginning of the year with the unveiling of our new Marketing and Digital recruitment division as part of a wider strategy of continued organic growth by location and by discipline adding to the well established .... Read More

Recruitment through an abstract lens

Date Posted: 08/02/2016

You may have noticed the photographs on our rebranded site, all taken by Richard Donkin www.richarddonkin.com. Richard is better known for his writing on recruitment and the workplace. He wrote the weekly employment and recruitment column in the Financial Times for 14 years. .... Read More

Fuel for thought – A new brand identity and website!

Date Posted: 29/01/2016

We hope you like our new look Fuel Recruitment brand identity and website. Designed to make for simpler reading with a better user interface across all devices, the new website is perfect for laptops, tablets and smart phones. With an emphasis on personal contact and job .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment voted Large Business of 2015

Date Posted: 19/10/2015

Fuel Recruitment have been awarded Large Business of the year at Leamington Business Awards. The trophy was picked up by Steve Willmore and Chris McCarthy at a packed ceremony held at the Royal Pump Rooms. The awards are held annually to celebrate the wide range of .... Read More

Social media and the jobs market

Recruitment agencies and job seekers are utilising social media to find candidates and to search for job opportunities. Most of us nowadays are regularly on social media chatting with friends and family, following new trends and checking out videos that have gone viral. The .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment open Manchester office

Date Posted: 01/09/2015

Fuel Recruitment is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Manchester. The northern location will complement the specialist recruitment services offered by the London and Midlands offices and will result in improved customer focus to the growing base of candidates .... Read More

Managed Services

We talk to Nim Gopal about the requirements our Managed Services department have been receiving from clients Nim started working at Fuel Recruitment as a Trainee Recruiter in 2011, she has since been promoted to Principal Resourcing Consultant, helping to develop and mentor .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment jump 29 places in Top 500 report

Date Posted: 17/08/2015

Fuel Recruitment jump 29 places in Top 500 report Recruitment International have released the rankings for their annual report of the top 500 recruitment agencies in the UK, and Fuel Recruitment are number 188. We have climbed 29 places since we were ranked at number 217 in .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment shortlisted for Leamington Business Awards

Date Posted: 28/07/2015

Fuel Recruitment are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Large Business Award category of the upcoming Leamington Business Awards. We have been chosen along with two other finalists and will find out on the 16th of October if we are winners. Finalists have been .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment pass ISO 9001:2008 accreditation

Date Posted: 17/07/2015

Fuel Recruitment are happy to announce that we have passed our ISO annual external audit. ISO 9001:2008 is the International Standard for Quality Management Systems and we have now held the certification for eight years. During the annual audit an external examiner comes .... Read More

Contracting pros and cons

Are you contemplating leaving your permanent job to pursue your profession as a contractor? The thought of leaving a stable career is undoubtedly a daunting prospect, and becoming a contractor isn’t suitable for everyone. However, when you consider the benefits of having .... Read More

Consulting & Technology

Our Consulting and Technology team in the hotseat We’ve been talking to Brian Hinojosa who is an Account Manager for our Consulting and Technology team. We wanted to find out what recruitment trends he has been noticing recently; When did you start working for Fuel .... Read More

Common job application errors

Job application errors at their highest in four years According to recent research from HireRight, a worldwide background screening company for employers, inaccurate and embellished CVs and job applications are at their highest level since 2011, results show that; 63% of job .... Read More

INFOGRAPHIC – Job hopping habits in the UK

Is there an epidemic of job hopping in the UK? And if there is, is that such a bad thing? People are not only changing roles more frequently these days, they’re changing their whole careers. It could be down to a ‘grass is always greener’ attitude, or simply the fact that .... Read More

Jobhunting? Here’s how to get noticed by recruiters

As George was happy to announce in the Autumn Statement last week, employment in the UK is at a record high. According to government statistics, 30.8 million people are in employment, a figure which has increased faster than any other G7 country over the last four years. Of .... Read More

3 key phrases to include at your next interview

When you’re preparing for an interview, the list of things that you have to remember can be daunting. You’re trying to recall the responsibilities of your last role, a good example of the last time you overcame a challenge, and why manhole covers are round (just in case they .... Read More

Would you hire yourself?

When you’re writing up your CV and preparing yourself for interviews, it can be hard to be objective about yourself and what you can offer a potential employer. Once you put aside the cold hard facts of education and skills, hiring managers are really looking for the ‘right .... Read More

How can working with a recruiter help your career?

When looking for a job you will find a dizzying array of options when it comes to searching and applying for roles. Online job boards, social media, face to face networking, applying through a company website or using a recruitment consultant – all of these methods have .... Read More

Beware of bad body language during Interviews

At Fuel Recruitment we like to make sure that our candidates are fully prepared whenever they go off to interview, by giving them as much information about the company and role as possible. We also give them advice on how to make the best possible first impression through .... Read More

The etiquette of resigning

For many candidates that we place in new roles, finally receiving a concrete job offer can be a bittersweet moment. Why? Because after weeks and months of hoping for a new opportunity, the moment has now come where they have to take a deep breath and resign. It’s never .... Read More

INFOGRAPHIC – Working from home

More and more people are working from home at the moment, either as permanent remote workers or on an occasional basis. Life without the daily commute and dress code can seem like a dream scenario, but as our infographic shows, working from home has its own challenges. We .... Read More

Office Life – Manners

Most of us will work in an office at some point, and spend more time with colleagues than with friends and family. That’s why it’s vital to keep the office environment as tension-free as possible. Some Universities are even preparing students by including training on manners .... Read More

Telephone Interview Techniques

Telephone interviews are still very much a part of the recruitment process. Recruiters conduct interviews over the phone as part of the early selection process to screen potential candidates and decide who is suitable for follow up face to face interviews and ultimately a .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment Timeline

Fuel Recruitment have come a long way in 14 years; we’ve won awards, expanded our services and opened offices in Leamington, London and Manchester. Scroll down to the bottom of our timeline to see where it all began in 2003. Read More