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Fuel Recruitment aims to raise £5k by taking on the 3 Peaks Challenge

Date Posted: 01/07/2019

Three charities, three peaks and an aim to raise £5,000! Fuel Recruitment have started training for the notoriously difficult 3 Peaks Challenge this summer to raise money for our three chosen charities for 2019. Our group of budding (very inexperienced) mountaineers will be .... Read More

Our Commitment to Promoting SAFERjobs

Date Posted: 19/06/2019

At Fuel Recruitment we’re always looking for ways to continually improve the candidate experience. Job hunting can be stressful enough without worrying about whether you might end up as a victim of fraud. That’s why we’ve joined forces with SAFERjobs to show our commitment .... Read More

What Makes a Successful Contractor?

As experts in contract and interim recruitment, we know many contractors who have been working successfully for years or even decades, who are well suited to being self-employed. Over the years we’ve noticed that these individuals have a few things in common that help them .... Read More

Supported Charities for 2019

Date Posted: 16/04/2019

Fuel Recruitment has supported a number of charities since starting in 2003, and with employees taking part in charity challenges and fundraising events we’ve been able to donate an incredible £150,000 over the years. Some (like wearing silly jumpers for Children in .... Read More

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Accept That Job Offer

As a Recruiter, there’s no better feeling than finding someone the perfect job to match their skills and career goals! It’s why we spend time getting to know both our Clients and our Candidates, so we understand their needs and aspirations. We make sure that people are truly .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment hosts ‘Acting on Shared Knowledge’ HR Forum

Date Posted: 01/02/2019

Fuel Recruitment hosted a HR forum on the 31st of January, bringing together HR Directors, Managers and other professionals from the area to network and share ideas. Laura Meneaud, Group HR Director for Optilan, gave a presentation on Employee Well-Being followed by a .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment Pass REC Compliance Test With Flying Colours

Date Posted: 18/12/2018

Recruitment legislation is an ever-changing area of law, so it’s imperative that we keep abreast of the latest changes in our industry, and how they might affect both our candidates and clients. As a member of the REC, the professional body for the UK recruitment industry, .... Read More

Christmas Opening Hours 2018

Date Posted: 11/12/2018

With the festive holiday season nearly upon us, here are the Christmas opening hours for Fuel Recruitment’s offices: Monday 24th December 2018 9.00am– 2.00pm Tuesday 25th December 2018 Closed Wednesday 26th December 2018 Closed Thursday 27th December 2018 9.00am – 5.00pm .... Read More

Watch Video of the GEFCO Coventry to Paris Cycle Ride

Date Posted: 14/11/2018

The GEFCO Coventry to Paris Cycle Challenge took place on 7th – 10th September and for the cyclist and support team involved it was an unforgettable experience The team cycled 300 miles through English countryside and rural France, ending the epic adventure under the Eiffel .... Read More

Tips for Before, During and After a Job Interview

The goal of job-hunting is to secure a new role, and in most cases this will involve an interview where it is vital to make a good impression. But interview preparation is not just about the interview day itself; what you do before and after can also improve your chances of .... Read More

Coast to Coast cycling challenge smashes fundraising target

Date Posted: 17/09/2018

Fuel Recruitment’s team of (largely inexperienced) cyclists have completed their Coast to Coast cycling challenge, smashing their fundraising target along the way. The group of 10 set off from Whitehaven on Friday to cycle the 56 miles to Penrith, then got back in the saddle .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment verified by Cyber Essentials security audit

Date Posted: 11/09/2018

Fuel Recruitment have been successfully verified by Cyber Essentials, an independent organisation who audits businesses to verify that their systems are at their best to guard against cyber threats. Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme designed to help .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment raise over £150,000 for charitable causes

Date Posted: 29/08/2018

As the Fuel Recruitment team embark on another charity cycle challenge, we look back on our fundraising events for local and national charities. Over the years we’ve donated an incredible £150,000 for charities such as Get a Head, Age UK, Children in Need, Comic Relief and .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment appointed to ESPO public sector procurement framework

Date Posted: 20/07/2018

The Fuel Group has further underlined its capability and commitment to the provision of recruitment services within the Public Sector with its appointment onto the Strategic HR Services Framework 3S for the ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation), one of the UK’s .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment joins FCSA Supply Chain Partner Charter

Date Posted: 21/06/2018

With ever more scrutiny aimed at the workings of the contingent and temporary labour market in the UK, it is more important than ever that professional Recruitment Businesses work with legitimate, ethical and “best in industry” suppliers. Fuel Recruitment have committed .... Read More

8000 vacancies filled by Fuel Recruitment over last 15 years

Date Posted: 15/06/2018

Fuel Recruitment, the specialist recruitment consultants, are celebrating their 15th birthday this month. Still led by the founding team, the privately-owned company has filled over 8000 vacancies – 1500 permanent – both UK and internationally, since it was set .... Read More

GDPR Statement

Date Posted: 24/05/2018

With the General Data Protection Regulations coming into effect on the 25th May, we wanted to put out a short statement regarding updates to our privacy notice. As a provider of recruitment services, Fuel Recruitment collects data from candidates and contractors to help them .... Read More

Your Step by Step Guide to Resigning Professionally

After months of job searching, countless CV rewrites, several job interviews and possibly even a second interview, you’ve done it! You’ve finally been offered the new job of your dreams. But now comes the part most people dread: officially handing in your notice. While every .... Read More

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Job Search

When you’re looking to make a change in your career, you need to use every possible weapon in your arsenal to stand out from the crowd of candidates. It’s not enough these days to simply upload your rather tired CV to a couple of online platforms and wait for the job offers .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment renew Old Leamingtonians sponsorship

Date Posted: 23/01/2018

For the second year running, Fuel Recruitment are sponsoring Old Leamingtonians RFC. The club is currently riding high at number 3 on the West Midlands league table, and hope to keep that momentum going for the rest of the 2018 season. Fuel Recruitment MD Mark Esom says: .... Read More

Supported Charities for 2018

Date Posted: 23/01/2018

Every year since we first starting trading back in 2003, Fuel Recruitment has supported a number of worthy charities. For 2018, our chosen charities are as follows: The Big Issue ‘A hand up not a hand out’ for people that are homeless Bliss For babies born .... Read More

Avoid These Common Mistakes Made by New Employees

Hunting for a new role can take so much time and effort, it’s easy to forget what happens after you’ve accepted a job offer – actually starting a new job! A lot of focus is placed on how to get your CV noticed and how to impress during an interview, but making sure you .... Read More

Fuel Recruitment Sponsor Broadstreet RFC

Date Posted: 27/11/2017

Fuel Recruitment are proud to be the new sponsors for Broadstreet RFC Under 12s, and will be supporting the Coventry-based team for the 2017/18 season. Head of Sales Murray West (pictured with the team below) says: ‘Rugby is a fantastic sport that encourages team work, .... Read More

INFOGRAPHIC – Useful facts & figures about GDPR

Date Posted: 06/11/2017

Are you ready for the new General Data Protection Regulations? GDPR will come into effect in the UK next spring, and will enhance and strengthen the rights that currently exist under the Data Protection Act. We’ve put together this infographic with useful facts and .... Read More

5 Things to Delete from Your CV Right Now

As specialist recruiters, we see hundreds of CVs on a weekly basis, and we always advise our candidates if there’s something that needs editing before we send them on to clients. The most important thing is that there are no “typos” or spelling mistakes! Your CV is often the .... Read More

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 since 2003; we’ve won awards, expanded our services and filled over 8000 vacancies. Scroll down to the bottom of our timeline to see where it all began. Read More