Ann Pettengell | Recruitment | About us - FAQs

Frequently asked questions

Whether you're new to the recruitment process, or have dealt with Ann Pettengell in the past, you're bound to have some questions about your next steps in recruitment.


I've never used a recruitment company before. What's the process?

We're not going to try and cover it up, recruitment can be a very stressful process for all involved if it isn't handled correctly.

We will take the time to talk to prospective clients, either in person or on the phone, to understand their needs. Visiting your business can prove useful as it gives us a chance to get a better idea of your core business values. It also enables us to get a feel for the business environment you work in and a clear idea of your business culture. This will give us an informed view of what sort of candidate would best fit into your organisation. Based on our conversation, we will shortlist a number of talented individuals that meet your criteria. We will send you their CVs to give you an idea of the type of candidates we can offer you.

If it calls for it, we will advertise your role on our website, in the relevant local media and online job forums to attract additional candidates. We will then screen candidates and send the most suitable to you for interview.

I've used recruitment companies in the past, but I never spoke to the same person and no-one seemed to know what was going on with my account.

We use a dedicated management account approach, meaning that you will have a specific consultant managing your account. They are flexible too, so if you're not able to catch up with us until after work, they'll be available to speak to you. We have a low staff turnover rate, allowing us to forge long-lasting relationships with our clients. Our staff all hold the CertRP qualification, so you can be assured you're getting advice from qualified professionals.

I have just opened a business in Cambridgeshire and have been bombarded by recruitment companies. How do I choose the right one for my business?

Ann Pettengell has been been serving the businesses of Cambridgeshire for over 30 years. We have dealt with organisations of every size, from large corporate companies to small start ups so we are perfectly placed to help any business. Our in-depth knowledge of the local market and its journey since the 1970s allows us to stragetically advise you on who your next investment should be.

How much will you charge me?

You only pay us once we hand you the perfect piece in your recruitment jigsaw. If we don't find you the right person to take your business forward, then we don't expect a penny from you. If we do find the right person for you, but for some reason the placement doesn't work out, you can benefit from a rebate (terms and conditions apply).

Do you offer any staff training?

As part of the registration process we assess candidates on their IT skills, testing their proficiency in the latest Microsoft Office packages. We offer remote testing too, so candidates can be assessed at home and training tutorials are also available.

Should you require us to screen candidates for other skills across specific sectors, please talk to a consultant who will advise on the most suitable way to do this.


How do I register with Ann Pettengell

To register with us, you will need to upload your CV via the form on our 'contact us' page. In order to work effectively on your behalf, it helps us to have as much information as possible about your job search, so do utilise the 'about us' field to advise us of what you're looking for.

What happens to my CV once I have sent it to Ann Pettengell?

Once we receive your CV, it gets uploaded to our centralised database, enabling each consultant to view the specifics of your job search. As soon as we have any suitable opportunities that meet your criteria, a member of our team will be in touch to make an appointment to proceed to the next stage of the registration process.

What should I expect at a registration appointment?

The registration appointment gives us the opportunity to meet with you face-to-face, discuss your previous employment history in detail and discuss how we might be able to assist you in your job search moving forward. Recruitment is as much about finding the right personality fit as it is skills and experience. We look to learn more about you as a person, your skills, abilities and goals, to make sure we are able to find the right job and represent you accurately to our client base.

How long does a registration appointment take?

The registration process usually takes between 45 minutes and an hour. You will be asked to complete a registration form covering your personal details, skills, references and other job search criteria. We will also need to verify your identity and right to work in the UK, so please bring along photo ID (valid passport is preferred. If you can't supply us with this, you will need to provide a driver's licence plus your birth certificate) along with evidence of your National Insurance number.

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