Candidate Testimonials

Temp to Perm Success

Here are some of our fantastic candidates after receiving their Permanent contracts:

We love hearing from our candidates – it’s a great achievement to hear how well our Recruitment Consultants do their job! If you’ve got something you’d like to say, we welcome your comments via email at

“Thank you for the opportunity to represent essential and for opening the door to wonderful things!”

N. Mapp

“I am writing to say thank you to the staff at Essential.  From the minute I stepped into your office to register and then starting a temporary position – almost immediately – I have been nothing but satisfied.  Your registration process was friendly and informal, professional and effecient.This is a welcome change, having had mediocre service, or more to the point negative experiences with other local agencies.  Once again, many many thanks to you, Rob and Abigail for the placement.”

Kind regards,

D. Bird-Davis

“I just want to take this opportunity to say thank you for all you have done. Essential Recruitment is the first agency I have worked for and what a great job you do.”
“After being out of work for so many years, you have given me the chance and confidence to get back out there. So once again thank you so much and hope you will keep me on this year and maybe I’ll get to work with [client] again!”

S. Shaw

“Over the years I have worked for several agencies but have never been looked after in a pleasant caring and efficient manner  until I joined essential recruitment. They go out of their way to ensure when requested by companies like [client] I am available for them at the earliest convenience.”

R. Bentley

“I worked for Essential Recruitment for a couple of years and always found them helpful, fully supportive of my search for work and straightforward + immediate with payments.  I experienced no snags working with them and am very grateful for their assistance which enabled me to find full-time permanent employment. Many thanks, Essential.  Consultant was wonderful.”

L. Stone

“I have been employed by several Agencies in and around the Mansfield area over the last few months. I would like to take this opportunity to thank yourself and your staff for being very helpful , reassuring and professional at all times.
I find the Agency to be very informative regarding the job roles I was due to undertake. The contact between the Agency and myself on a regular basis as been very reassuring.”

J. Smalley

“I would recommend Essential Recruitment to anyone. The staff are polite, helpful and more than happy to attend to any work-related issues that come up. I will always remember my time at Essential with fondness. Thank you all at Essential and best wishes for the future.”

D. Seal

“Those shifts at [client] changed my life and I now have the motivation to push my life forward and try my best to succeed. Just a huge thank you to grace and the rest of the team, you do a great job. Well done, you have made a massive difference in my life and I am sure there are plenty more people that your business have had a huge impact on. That’s what made you stand out from the rest.”

R. Harper

“I will never forget the kindness you showed me that day over 4 months ago and I thank you sincerely for the opportunity you gave me. I guess looking back I was at a low personal ebb and what you did has had a huge beneficial effect on not only myself but also my family”

“I’m not often lost for words but this is one of those rare occasions! All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kindness you showed me yesterday; it really gladdens my heart to realise there are people in this world who genuinely care.”

S.  Hawksworth

“Essential was the most reliable agency I have used. I’m very happy to get permanent employment with you. You’ve been a star, you’ve been brilliant.”

M. Warton

“[Essential are] so much better than any [agency] I’ve worked for before. I would like to thank all the staff for their help in getting a full time position. Carry on doing a great job.”

P. Rhodes-Thomas

“Excellent agency, would have no doubt returned to you if ever I was out of permanent work and would recommend you to others. Excellent friendly staff and service.”

T. Whitehead

“10 times better [than other agencies]. Regular work, no problems with pay. Thank you for all the work over the past 3 years.”

W. Burnley

“I would like to say a massive thank you to Emma, as when I signed up I was applying for a totally different job and she recommended [CLIENT] instead, saying it would suit me better, so thank you.”


“Very polite and helpful. Thank you for helping me into employment, it meant a lot.”

J. Rippon

“I would like to say a big thank you to Belinda for helping me find a new job. She was so easy to talk to and always kept her promises in terms of keeping me updated and ensured a colleague was there to support me in her absence. I didn’t feel like just another person and she took time to get to know me and what type of role I was looking for which was great. With other agencies you feel like just another CV but I always felt that Belinda was looking for roles for me. I would definitely recommend Essential to family and friends based on my experience and if I ever need to use an agency in the future I will certainly go back to Essential.”

J. Crump

“Compared to other agencies before, Essential were certainly one of the best I have ever used. Very helpful and always kept me informed of what was happening. I would just like to express my gratitude for what the Essential team has done for me in finding work, very much appreciated. Many, many thanks.”

D. Hilton

“Fantastic. Great communication, helpful and friendly! Great team – Samantha was fantastic with everything, helpful friendly and always happy to help!”

E. R. Collins

“Much more organised [than other agencies] no problems with wages and holiday pay, nothing promised and not delivered.”

J. Bird

“Essential was more effecient & personable (than previous agency) and easy to access if any problems. Always prompt responses to queries and paid on time.  Sam was both professional and proficient but also approachable and personable. She was key in ensuring my overall experience was very pleasant, thank you.”

E. A. Stone

“Very professional, friendly and most helpful. Was an absolute pleasure to work for Essential, can’t fault anything.”

D. M. Cox

“Essential were great, never had an issue with pay.”

Z. Bradshaw

“By far & away, Essential are the best agency that I have worked through. Excellent service, good communication throughout the term of employment. Overall an impressive experience. Most definitely recommend.”

C. Brooks

“Very good compared to others. Friendlier, more professional. I have been given good support and payments, and wage details have been prompt. Your company is the most professional recruitment company I have dealt with and will gladly recommend Essential to any employer or persons seeking work.”

P. Courtney

“[Essential Compare] 150% better. Compared to my previous agency, Essential made promises they kept and gave hope that was fulfilled. Thank you very much.”

A. Taylor

“I would like to thank Essential for their kind words and advice today it’s nice to have a positive person from a agency talk to you. Thanks again Emma.”

P. Lynch

“I cannot praise Jonathan & everyone at Essential enough. Everyone I have had the pleasure of dealing with have been friendly & helpful. Emma has also been a great help. Thank you again to you all. In my opinion an extremely well run organisation.”

G. Beardsmore

“To compare essential to any of them [other agencies] would be an insult. I have worked for many agencies and Essential beats them all in every aspect and you are treated as a person and not a payroll number. First class from start to finish, thank you.”

D. Ellis

“It has been an absolute pleasure working for Essential. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Best agency I have worked for.”

G. Owen

“Being made redundant after 26 years, and no experience in finding employment, Essential made the process of finding a job easy, also the staff are very helpful, especially Lisa.”

R. Paysor

“just wanted to say thanks, your agency has been fantastic to work for all round and got me in somewhere hard to get a start at, I will come straight back to u if work drys up at any point, so I can stay in work until it starts again.”

M. Fretwell

“Thankyou so much for all of your help, you were great. And for the record you are one of the nicest agencies I have dealt with!”

K. Hall

“There is nothing to compare unfortunately, Essential is the best agency which I have ever worked for. From my point of view, Essential doesn’t have to change anything. It is really good just how it is.”

A Hoffman

“[I’ve] used other agencies before but I rated Essential the best one I have ever worked for… I think you are the best agency in the area by far, thank you.”

C. J. Hardwick

“I have enjoyed my time working for essential. You always try your best to find me the work I was most interested in. [I was] always paid promptly and issues dealt with immediately and in good faith. I would recommend you to anyone wanting to find work that suits their needs and if I ever find myself in need of work in the future I will contact you first. Please send my thanks to everyone at your Ripley office. Thanks again for all your help.”

D. Barnes