I have been in the finance/pensions industry for 28 years and contacted BranwellFord in 2011 whilst I was in a transitional stage of my career.
I had previously worked with two other agencies when I was reviewing the market for new positions but decided to register with BranwellFord and was encouraged to meet up with Hayley Brockwell to discuss any positions that there may be in the market.
I was happy to visit BranwellFord's offices and I found the meeting very constructive. Shortly after my meeting with Hayley I was put forward for a role which was to cover maternity leave for a senior administrator at Oxford University Press.
I secured the role which did not turn into a permanent role but I have some very fond memories of my time at Oxford University Press and I found Hayley Brockwell extremely encouraging and very supportive in putting me forward for the role in question.
I would gladly recommend BranwellFord unreservedly to any individual that was reviewing the financial/pensions market and I thank BranwellFord for their professionalism and support in putting me forward for positions in the past.
Mark Benham - Pensions Professional
"I was made redundant from my pension admin job in London, while on maternity leave. Needless to say I was much saddened by the situation, so when Nikki called me to check my whereabouts we had a good chat about change in my circumstances. With arrival of my twin boys I was unable to commute to London anymore and asked if Nikki could find a suitable role for me locally. Surprisingly, she found it quicker than I anticipated and I have been in my current position for nearly a year now.
Nikki and Hayley took the time to get to know me and put me forward for the job that suited my skills and personality. They have a very people-centric approach that goes beyond just matching skills and experience to a job specification. For instance, I could not travel to BranWell Ford office for an interview so Nikki visited me in my house to discuss available vacancies and to check my documents and eligibility to work in the UK.
Unlike other recruitment agencies, they never pushed me to put myself forward for a position which, in my opinion, did not suit my skills. Based on my experience with BranWell Ford, I feel they do their best to match a right individual with a right role and not just "selling" you for commisions."
Tatyana Hicks - In-House Pensions Administrator