For Candidates

Skilled Careers search and selection – the essential link between you and the right career in Construction, Engineering and Property.

We also guarantee regular updates on progress and don’t waste any time considering irrelevant, speculative or unsuitable resumés.

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Here’s why many individuals choose us to help them move forward in their career:

3 point compatibility with Skilled Careers – finding you the right ‘fit’

  • Clear discussion – We take time to find out what you really want and understand both your full skill set and your personality so the professional relationship will be right for you
  • Trusted connections – We have relationships with many of the most reputable organisations in the sector and will be the professional support you need to help you make your next career step
  • Unique, advanced selection process – Our recruitment selection process is considered and proactive, reducing both time and uncertainty

We understand how important it is to get into the right position swiftly. We don’t waste any time misunderstanding either your skills or your profile and subsequently sending your CV to inappropriate companies. We use our own skilled consultants to build a relationship which will continue to serve you into the future.

We only show your CV to companies that we really believe will be the right fit for you. We know that your CV is much more than details and should read more than a piece of paper; it is the next stage of your professional life. We therefore remain on-hand throughout the recruitment process to make sure we continue to serve our function in the best way possible, from handling your details through to interview and employment with your chosen company.

We understand how frustrating it is to be left in the dark as to the progress of your application. At Skilled Careers we pride ourselves on keeping you in the picture at each stage with easy communication, and are able to respond to any concerns that you might have

Let us be the bridge to your new career position. Get in touch with us here to find out how we can boost your prospects.

Skilled Careers is one of the UK’s leading professional Search Recruitment Consultancies, specialising in the placement of candidates in permanent work or contracting & temping jobs with the best employers.

Our highly specialised consultants are regularly trained to ensure they make the right decisions for you. We work in close partnership with all of our clients, so we often have vacancies that you won’t find anywhere else. We offer practical advice based on our long experience in the markets we serve.

Some agencies like to clog email servers and waste paper by sending your CV out to companies that you wouldn’t want to work for. Here at Skilled Careers, we’re very selective about who we’ll show your CV. To us, it’s more than a piece of paper; it’s a personal and vital document that needs to be treated with respect.

We take time to find out what you really want, and we make sure that we only send your CV to companies that best meet your needs, and to a role that has been discussed with you to ensure a “Fit” is there.

So if you’re finding some agencies are wasting your time, talk to an agency that won’t. You don’t show everyone your CV: neither will we.

If you would like to discuss your career in general, obtain up to date remuneration details, or hear about current vacancies, then please contact us.

What They’re Saying

I found Skilled Careers’ attitude and professionalism outstanding. Their understanding of my experience, preferences and skills was a key part of the process and gave me the option to interview with several leading consultancies, helping me to a secure a career with the industry’s best. I would have no hesitation in referring fellow professionals to Skilled Careers as they understood my needs perfectly. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them again for all their help.

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Skilled Careers has dealt with our company for a number of years and they’re a company that can be relied upon for their guidance and advice. Requests are dealt with promptly and good communication is always kept, particularly in regards to candidate’s situations. Skilled Careers are a proactive, forward thinking, professional organisation, their experience and knowledge is invaluable.

Health & Safety Director – London

I would highly recommend Skilled Careers. They managed to find me work really quickly and I received all my details of my placement on the same day too. The first day of my placement, I was met by my consultant, to help ease those first day nerves. They have also kept in touch with me to see how my placement is going and kept me up to date with any news they received. Thank you again for everything…

Administrator – Essex

We have worked with Skilled Careers over the last few years and they have provided us with an excellent service. They listen carefully to our needs as a company and expectations we require from the designers who work for us. We have successfully recruited three permanent positions in the last year. We have found them extremely efficient and a joy to work with.

Director – Interior Designer

After two weeks at my new company, I’m just writing to thank you and your team for your prompt and efficient service in finding me a job that exactly matched my requirements – even more impressive in the current economic climate. Everything was arranged quickly and efficiently and feedback from the interviews was always prompt. I hope I won’t need your services for a while but would have no hesitation in coming back to you in the future! Thanks once again.

Senior Mechanical Engineer – Essex

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance in the recruitment process. We have had issues previously with recruitment companies who have not validated the ability of the candidates and this has cost us a lot in the past. The whole recruitment process with yourselves has been very easy with fast responses to any questions we raised and you have been friendly and easy to deal with. Many thanks.

Senior Partner – Structural Consultancy

I can without doubt recommend Skilled Careers, they stand out in the Industry with professionalism, understanding and being respectful towards candidates. I met them in a period of my professional career when I was not particularly interested in a career move, but their approach convinced me to consider the position recommended and I actually ended up moving forward with it, while it proved to be a great one.

Senior Design Manager

I worked very closely with Skilled Careers as a contractor since arriving in London 5 years ago. I have always had great job opportunities and promptly got work when I needed it from the Civils recruitment team. Thank you for your professionalism. I always highly recommended Skilled Careers to my friends and colleagues.

Engineer

I would like to take the time to thank you for your help in finding me a position. I was very impressed with the professionalism shown by both you and your company. The level of communication was excellent and I was kept fully informed of potential positions and given good feedback by you.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Skilled Careers to either an individual looking for a position or a company looking for potential employees.

Facilities Manager

I am very picky on new companies when job hunting and Skilled Careers can always find me the best companies and perfect positions. I have known them for years; they know the market very well and are always very patient and professional. I highly recommend them to every job hunter!

Technical Co-Ordinator

Skilled Careers took time to find out what I wanted and the skills and experience that I had before suggesting a number of employers to approach. They were high professional and kept me fully and regularly informed throughout the process.

Interior Designer

I would definitely recommend Skilled Careers for their professionalism and brilliant service! Top agency with great recruiters who can help you to develop your career plan and find the best job for you.

Mechanical Design Engineer

Really friendly people and very helpful, been with them for years and paid on time, every time.

REVIT Technician

Worked for Skilled Careers for over 3 years, always kept me busy, wages always on time, they were always there at the end of the phone for help and advice.

Gas Engineer

I cannot rate Skilled Careers highly enough. An excellent level of service and support. The team are truly professional and extremely proficient and consistent in delivering results.

Quantity Surveyor

Skilled Careers have placed me on a number of assignments over the last 3 or 4 years....lasting from a few weeks to over a year, my last role turned into a permanent one. I have always found them professional, conscientious and a pleasure to work with.

Building Services Engineer

Skilled Careers helped me land a great job and I have been there ever since. Very professional and helpful.

Project Manager

They have helped me get my ideal job, my advisor is nice and professional and always available to assist. Thank you Skilled Careers.

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Candidate FAQ’s

Where should I send my CV?

You can either click the Contact Us tab or submit your CV to [email protected]

Where can I download a timesheet?

If you click on the candidate tab you can download a timesheet from there.

Where should I send my timesheet?

All timesheets need to be emailed to [email protected]

Who should I contact about accounts/payment enquiries?

Please call the office on 0207 065 7270 and speak to the dedicated consultant you have been working with.

I currently work as a contract worker through Skilled Careers, how often will I be paid?

Providing you submit your timesheet by Tuesday at 10am you will be paid on a Friday one week in arrears.

I can’t find my job title on your website?

At Skilled Careers we cover the entire Construction process from Architecture through to FM. Please contact our expert consultants in the office on 0207 065 7270 who will be able to advise you on your next career move.

Once I’ve submitted my CV for a role when will I be contacted?

Our consultants will aim to respond to any successful online applications with 24 hours.

Will I be contacted before my CV is submitted to any clients?

At Skilled Careers we pride ourselves on quality and attention to detail and your CV will not be shared with anyone until you’ve been screened and where possible interviewed face to face.

Do Skilled Careers operate a candidate referral scheme?

Yes we do! Please contact one of the consultants to discuss further.