Recent candidate testimonials
Kind words and testimonials from our candidates
We work hard and we love what we do. When our candidates also love what we do, we know we are on the right track.
We are immensely proud of these recent testimonials…
We are very happy with W (IPAF Operator), he has been as massive help, our team can't speak highly enough of him.
Contracts Manager, Environmesh
I would like to sincerely thank you, for your very warm welcome along with your kind words, direct, honest & swift response to my phone call with Vicky, after I had spoken with Thomas, as he really did make a very good impression on me, he is clearly a big asset to you & your company, as he was an absolute pleasure to deal with, which really caught my attention. It has been a pleasure talking with you all. Your words most of all have taken precedence, as you kindly outlined some facts, which I have actually been reminding myself to take into consideration of late, however some non-biased outside encouragement, which you didn't have to deliver, can make all the difference moving forward in the most positive manor, so thank you once more as it is greatly appreciated! I really do get a strong positive feeling from all of your team, you are very unique within the recruitment business & I mean that in the most sincere way.
James Marr (HONS) Chief Project Manager,
I was originally contracted for 3 days work painting and decorating. After completing the 3 days work Thomas at SNA managed to keep me working for the same painting company for the next 5 weeks across multiple sites. I found the communication excellent by far exceeding any other agency I have worked for previously. I received information in good time, that was relevant and any potential issues I raised were quickly responded to. I never had any disputes over the hours I worked or any problem receiving payment. I found Thomas approachable and understanding, being able to speak openly and to the point. He contacted me when he needed to but not excessively and if I contacted him and he was unavailable the other staff I spoke with were as helpful. I never waited long to have my phone call or text messages responded to. Overall working for SNA has been by far my best experience of working with an agency. SNA clearly have an excellent relationship with the decorating firm I was working for and the speed of communication proved this. In an industry when your often given poor service I felt it was only fair to give a good company the credit they deserve. Thank you to Thomas and Simon Nichols Associates.
Kris, Painter & Decorater
“Working freelance can be a stressful career move so it’s refreshing to work with an agency that not only keeps in regular contact but more importantly cares about your development and discusses not only the needs of the client but also those of the candidate. Thank you Simon and your team
Jim, Site Manager
From the start, end and throughout my whole contract, the team at Simon Nicholas Associates have been fantastic. I was made fully aware of the job role before attending interview, and was prepared in advance, always knowing I could call for support if needed. After interview and being offered the role, the team then ensured that my role with the company was defined, and agreed an hourly wage to suit. During the placement, I had continuous contact, which was a extremely positive point for me, as I didn’t feel like the usual temporary worker (who is forgotten about after they start)!. We also had the team visit site, and the goodies were yummy! Overall, an extremely professional recruitment agency, and will most definitely be recommending to clients and candidates in the future. Thank you to all the team, you are all fantastic!
Jade, Site Secretary
Can I please take this opportunity to thank you for all your help over the last 18 months or so and wish all at SNA continued success in the future and I’m sure our paths will cross very soon,
Kevin Cowie, Project Manager
Not the biggest agency in the country but definitely the best. They place individual people to the job. They do not just put a body there for the sake of. They blend customer preference with candidate preferences. Other agencies could learn a lot from this family run business.
Mike Carnell, Site Manager
A year deep into construction management now! And what a difficult and stressful road it's been! I wouldn't be in the position I'm in today if it wasn't for Thomas Randell and Simon Pearce of Simon Nicolas Associates! As always thanks guy's. I'm now working for a large housing company .
Kym Mellott, Site Manager
To all at Simon Nicholas Associates. Thanks for the work over the past few weeks. It’s been great working with yourselves; great staff, always sort things as soon as possible and always paid on time. Really impressed guys and girls.
Thanks for dropping everything and getting me sorted! I am really pleased with where I am and the support you have given me. Here's to a bright future.
“Well done Simon Nicholas Associates for breaking the tradition of recruitment in a positive way ”
A refreshing take on the traditional approach to helping people find work Simon made me feel like I was the only person he was working with.
Tim Norman, Quantity Surveyor
This is the only agency I know which is Family run with family values. They match people to the job and not just put a body in there. They build relationships with the client and with candidates. They work with you and you work with them I have known Simon now for 16 years and would not work with anyone else.
Mike Carnell, Freelance Site Manager
It’s not often you feel appreciated in our Industry and you come across as a breath of fresh air!!! Thanks and I look forward to coming back with you as soon as this contract is completed..Look after my jacket until then.
Chaz Jaiyeola, Site Manager
It is a shame my contract is only temporary, I have loved every minute of it. Outstanding recruitment service and will definitely recommend your services. Thank you for this opportunity
Kirsty Bedford, Site Secretary
I have been working with Simon Nicholas Associates for a number of years and have always found Simon and his colleagues to be very professional, honest and reliable. I would not hesitate to recommend this recruitment company to anyone.
Bob Jinks, Freelance Site Manager
To all at Simon Nicholas Associates. Thanks for dropping everything and getting me sorted. I am really pleased with where I am and the support you have given me. Here's to a bright future! Thanks
Rob Hurst, Site Manager
Just over a year ago I was working as a machine driver and I phoned up a friend who is a Site Manager after doing my supervisor courses and asked him who could get me a footing in the management door. They suggested I call Simon Pearce. Over the past 7 years since I came out of the armed forces, I’ve constantly worked in construction and I am registered with 23 different agencies. When I phoned up Simon he definitely surprised me whatever he said he would do, he did. When I needed advise he’s always been on the end of the phone. Simon believed in me. I’ve always been paid correct and on time. I can truly say I feel part of the team because to Simon the guys on the ground are the people who make his business work, backed up by the office staff who all look after us. Keep up the GOOD WORK and thank you.
Ricky Savage Freelance Site Manager
I would just like to say I appreciate what you are doing for me, it's nice that I am working for someone who is very descent and honest for a change; you are one of a very few out there who always sticks to his word and is very honest and upfront.
Worked for Simon Nicholas Associates now for a few months now. Started out labouring on a school in Littleover, Derby
“Of all the recruitment consultants I’ve contacted over the last year, only one has actually followed through with their promises and that is Simon Pearce and his team at Simon Nichols Associates. These guys don’t collect CV’s so their books look good, these guys recruit the right people for the right job and place them in the right place. Big thanks to Simon who grew his business from his loft and has helped myself and many others advance our career paths”
That has got to have been the most joyful call I have experienced with a business like yours! You are like no other agency!
Thank you very much on verifying the small item I had concern with, I have to congratulate you on your forthrightness and endeavour to finalise the finer points of this post and your willingness to go the extra 9 yards! Once again thank you.
David Gregg, Site Manager