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Candidate Testimonials

Candidate Testimonials


"I wanted to take this opportunity to send you some feedback about Gemma Watmough. She has been fantastic. I have dealt with a few recruitment agencies before, both for myself and in a professional capacity, and I have been so thoroughly impressed with Sewell Wallis. That is down to Gemma. 

 She is so friendly and professional, whenever I've had any questions (no matter how silly they were) she's always been there to help. She talked me through every step of the process and made me feel so much more confident during the interviews and even helped me resolve some issues I had with my onboarding paperwork. She has already arranged to follow up with me next week, which I would never have expected, and has assured me that if I have any problems she will still be there to help. 

Gemma is an amazing asset to your team and I would (and will) whole heartedly recommend Sewell Wallis to anybody, based on my experience with Gemma."


"As you will be aware I have dealt solely with Gemma Watmough, who has been nothing short of fantastic. I've dealt with agencies as a recruiting manager and also as a candidate so I'm qualified in saying she is up there with the best recruiters I have dealt with.

What Gemma does particularly well is communicate on a regular basis, any bit of news and Gemma kept me updated. I never once had to chase her and actually she found herself chasing me!

Her communication style is friendly yet formal and she took an interest in all things we discussed. I was made to feel assured she always had my best interests at heart. I could also be completely honest with her.

Overall I was very happy with how your company performed and treated me."


"Thank you for your kind words and I am so happy that I was successful on this occasion.  I would also like to add how fantastic Camilla has been throughout my job search journey. This young lady is a credit to your business with a great spirit, approachable and always kept me updated and for someone so young, has a brilliant work ethic. Once again many many thanks for your help and support."


"Chloe, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your help and your advice when I needed it. You were amazing throughout my whole job searching period and if my situation ever changes, hopefully not, you will be the first person I contact."


"I'd like to give feedback on Hannah Bateman, she's been brilliant for me, she's always kept me in the loop with what's happening with vacancies and always had feedback really quickly after interviews. She's also been good at understanding what sort of role I'd be best suited for, in my career path and what companies I would work best in. I've been very happy with the relationship between myself and Sewell Wallis and I'd happily come to yourselves again for future opportunities."


"Natalie, I feel like the communication between myself and you two has been excellent and the roles I have been shown are extremely catered to what I was looking for. I will definitely recommend both yourself and Matt to my University friends who will be graduating in 2020. Thanks again for all the help."


"I would recommend your company to anyone looking for employment.
The help and encouragement I received from Hannah was exceptional.  I met Hannah at the Sheffield office and after a relaxed chat she seemed to know the exact position I was looking for and worked on my behalf to find a suitable role.  She became more like a friend than a recruitment agent through our various telephone conversations.
I was initially looking for a role in credit control, but after looking through my CV Hannah decided to broaden my opportunities, and I could not be happier with the role she found which encompasses all my previous work experience.
So I have nothing but good things to say about the agency, and Hannah in particular. "


"Sewell Wallis have been fantastic in helping me with my job search.  They clearly listened to my requirements, and then advised me of any position fitting them.  When putting me forward for positions, they provided accurate information about the actual position, clearly communicated any details regarding interviews, and always gave feedback regardless of the outcome.  Natalie has been absolutely amazing, I cannot thank her enough for all the help she has given, she has at all times kept me well informed and updated on matters relating to the position I have been successful in getting.  Hopefully this position will be long term, and I won’t require any further help with employment, but if I ever do, I will definitely go back to Natalie, and Sewell Wallis first to aid any future job search. "


"I was contacted by Natalie regarding a vacancy and initially was unsure it was for me as it was only temporary for 6 months. Natalie was very friendly and professional and we decided I would think about it overnight. I decided to apply for the vacancy and was informed by Natalie every step of the way which was lovely. I have successfully received an offer for the role and look forward to starting my new venture thanks to the amazing staff at Sewell Wallis especially Natalie. If it wasn’t for you and all the helpful information I would not be starting this amazing journey. I would highly recommend Sewell Wallis."


"Hernan provided an exceptional experience from start to finish and has been the best recruitment agent I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.  He was professional and helpful throughout the entire process.  I would highly recommend him to anyone and I couldn't have been happier with the result, advice and help provided by Hernan.  Couldn't have asked for anything more!"


"My experience with Sewell Wallis has been great.  I put my CV on a job board and was contacted byScott who was professional and very helpful. He spoke with me to get a clear understanding of the role I would be interested in and then set me up for an interview. I also met with Chloebefore my interview who talked me through the business and the role and really helped me prepare for the interview. Gemmawas great, she got me as much information as possible and still keeps in touch with me. I would definitely recommend Sewell Wallis to anyone looking to further their career within the finance industry."


"Chloe Wilford assisted me in finding my current employment position.Chloewas an absolute professional, gave perfect advice and totally found a role which suited me.  She gave excellent pre interview advice and preparation dialogue. I know she had other clients, but she made me feel that I was her only client.  She also placed someone else in my current organisation and felt exactly the same. Chloeis an asset to Sewell Wallis and I do look forward to working with her again on completion of my contract."


"I would highly recommend working with Mathew.

Mathew placed me in my current role. He took the time to identify what I wanted from a role and what I didn’t want, rather than pushing forward to every role that crossed his desk."


"Hannah, I would like to take the time to thank you for your help. I have dealt with many different recruitment agencies and gained a lot of experience and I can say that by far you have been the best recruitment agent as you were effective and efficient whist being friendly and achieved the results that I wanted.  You’re a huge credit to Sewell Wallis and I hope your potential is recognised."


"Over the past several years I’ve used Sewell Wallis, including under its previous structure, on recommendation of a good friend and have always found success.

Over the years I have had the pleasure of receiving guidance from a number of your consultants, Kayley & more recently Faith. I feel that the efforts are always personalised and about finding the right role...not simply shoving you into a job as I’ve experienced with other agencies. Truly personalised, without pressure.

The information to aid preparation of interview is great, and insight into the potential employers as people (personalities etc) extremely helpful.

I’ve also had the pleasure in using Sewell Wallis' services to place temporary staff within my team. The same level of support, information & key relationships continued in this area also.

I have recommended on several occasions and will continue to do so as I believe Sewell Wallis is set apart from the rest."


"I would like to place on record my sincere and heartfelt thanks for all the hard work, advice and support Faith has given on my behalf during my search for employment.

She has been proactive, tenacious and extremely personable and kept me regularly informed with new opportunities and developments.

The level of service provided has been extremely professional and comprehensive and I am very appreciative of her efforts.  It has been a real asset to have Faith fighting my corner."


"It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Faith when I was looking for a new role from the start of the process right the way through to the end. 

She’s professional but at the same time very approachable and easy to talk too. I found her to be extremely supportive throughout and she kept me updated at all times which was great. Highly recommended!"


"During my time working with Sewell Wallis Natalie has made sure I am happy at every stage, giving me regular calls to check on my situation, prior to starting with my new employer I was well informed and offered all new opportunities applicable to what I was searching for, Natalie has been very helpful and has made sure I can always contact her with any queries."


"I cannot thank Natalie enough for all the dedication and hard work she's put in from day one. Due to her exemplary professionalism throughout my experience with Sewell Wallis, Natalie was instrumental in finding the perfect job for me in less than a month of our first meeting. 

Sewell Wallis cannot be recommended highly enough, with particular regard to its no-nonsense, positive and solution-based approach to finding you the right job."


"I have only very recently started looking for a new position after moving to the Sheffield area. I have found the team at Sewell Wallis really friendly and approachable. 

They have managed to find me a position that matched everything I was looking for, Natalie was extremely knowledgeable and had lots of info to give me when discussing the company and the position. I have really enjoyed working with the team at Sewell Wallis and I'm looking forward to starting my new position." 


"You have been absolutely brilliant with aiding my job search. You gave me all the information I needed in prep for the job and the interview. You have a lovely demeanour and I am very grateful for all the help you have given me."


"I found Natalie and her team extremely friendly and professional. They found me work very quickly and I was kept up to date with everything throughout the process. I couldn't have asked for a better service."


"The service I received from Sewell Wallis has been amazing! Natalie has always kept me up to date with any applications and has made sure I was okay with the process. I would definitely come back if I need to in the future as I know that there will always be someone there that will look after me."


"Sewell Wallis had lovely staff who made me feel at ease in the first interview/meeting with them and we always nice when speaking to me on the phone.

They called me regularly to check on how I was getting on with my search and to give me updates on what opportunities they had up and coming. After they submitted my CV or after I had attended an interview they were always sure to ask employers for feedback which really helped me and my confidence in the search for employment."


"Sewell Wallis has been fantastic for me. It took one phone call, to Faith who arranged for me to visit the Sheffield city centre office, a phone call from Faith to me a few days later to visit an employer needing help, and a placement for me there and then, in a job that I absolutely love. It was all so smooth, straightforward and very professionally handled and it’s great that I can give back my knowledge and experience to an employer who reached out to Sewell Wallis." 


"I would like to thank Natalie for her help in getting me back into work after taking some time out to start my family. She understood what opportunities would be right for my skillset and personal circumstances. I found Natalie professional and friendly, and she did a great job at keeping me in the loop. I'm now looking forward to starting my new job in a few days time!" 


"From my personal perspective as a candidate when Chloe offered me the opportunity at my new company, and also as a client since I have been working here, she has provided the very best customer care, always being available if I needed her, responding super quickly to any request or query.

Chloe is always very friendly and polite and goes out of her way to make things as easy as possible for me and provide me with all the answers I need.

She always makes time to ask how I’m doing and goes the extra mile in terms of the service she provides, I could not have asked for better service. The other thing that I wanted to mention which is very different to any recruitment consultant I have dealt with in the past, is the time she spends on aftercare and follow up after a candidate has been placed, it is an extra touch that I have been really impressed with and have really appreciated."


"While I was searching for new job opportunities, I was contacted by Gemma and she was able to understand what I was looking for. She was supportive and professional during the whole process. I highly recommend her to any candidates who are looking for their next move."


"After using Lucy for one of my first moves, I have never used anyone else. Lucy gives an exceptional personal service which for me sets her apart from her competitors. She ensures the move is the right one based on your criteria, she doesn’t just throw any job at you, again setting her apart from her rivals.

I would not hesitate to recommend Lucy to any of my colleagues or friends."


"I have worked with Lucy as a candidate over the last few years looking for the ‘right’ next role. Lucy is fantastic at making sure she understands exactly what the candidate wants and only approached me with roles that really are the right match."


"I would highly recommend Faith. Fantastic, professional service from initial contact through to finding me my new position. Kept in contact on at least a weekly basis, which is more than can be said for a lot of recruitment agents. 10/10 and will certainly be back when/if I am looking for a new role in the future. Thanks for all your help."


"Cannot thank Faith and her company enough helping to place me in the perfect role and company for me. Taking the time to get to know me rather than just what my qualifications and experience were instrumental in matching me to the right vacancy and company for me, my personality and my situation. Within just a few weeks of contacting Faith I was sat at my new desk and 16 months later it’s still a brilliant fit.

Thank you again for finding me my (almost) perfect work family."


"I would highly recommend both Faith and Sewell Wallis, Faith was always very easy to speak with and approachable and listened to what I wanted rather than trying to convince me to go for just any job, she helped place me in a wonderful company and I would definitely use her again."


"My experience with Sewell Wallis was great! They are a fantastic recruitment agency with the best agents working for them. They really take an interest in what you've done, what your plans are, and what you're interested in. Taking all these factors into consideration they will almost definitely find you multiple opportunities to land a job. 

After finishing university, I was applying for jobs for around 6 months using different agencies, but it was only when I came across Sewell Wallis where I started to see the real progression. In roughly 4 weeks the team worked together to get me into 3 interviews 1 of which is the job I am currently in and in the end, I ended up with the choice of 2 relevant roles. I would strongly advise all graduates finding it difficult to land a job to approach Sewell Wallis, there's nothing to lose. 

Constant communication on a daily basis with the agents helped to keep me motivated when I was starting to become disheartened and I am genuinely really grateful for all the life-changing help they offered. 

Special shout out to Hannah and Natalie who all played a collaborative part in helping me find the perfect job!"


Hannah has been an absolutely amazing recruitment consultant. From the very first phone call we had, she was highly professional, supportive and extremely helpful. Following bad experiences with several other recruitment agencies, I was privileged to have Hannah work on behalf of me, which has resulted in me being offered an amazing opportunity. Throughout the whole process, Hannah kept in touch and showed a real commitment to ensuring everything ran as smoothly as possible and gave a first class service whilst doing so.

I would not hesitate for a minute to recommend Hannah to anyone looking for a new challenge or new career opportunities, as she naturally rises to the occasion to help others. Thank you so much, Hannah!”


"After using Lucy for one of my first moves, I have never used anyone else. Lucy gives an exceptional personal service which for me sets her apart from her competitors. She ensures the move is the right one based on your criteria, she doesn’t just throw any job at you, again setting her apart from her rivals.  I would not hesitate to recommend lucy to any of my colleagues or friends"


"I just wanted to thank you for all the work and everything you've done for me to date. I feel that out of all the agencies that I'm registered with, Sewell Wallis - specifically you Hannah - have always kept in touch with me and kept me in the loop with my job searching and how things are progressing not only on my end but your end as well. I feel that you've really focused in on my needs and what I want for a career and have specifically selected jobs that would suit me. You've been truly fantastic and I feel privileged to be registered with you. "


"At first I was sceptical. Nothing personal, but I've dealt with agencies before and never been impressed, so my hopes were low. However, after the initial meeting with Hannah, I was left with a positive feeling, and that this could be interesting.

After my first interview, where nerves got in the way, I was gutted. But Hannah remained positive and we moved on together to the next opportunity. Despite my best efforts, it wasn't to be a couple more times but Hannah stayed with me where I have had others bail before.

I was then introduced to Natalie, another ball of energy and positivity, who presented me with another chance. After a little prep and coaching, I was finally successful in my endeavours.

I've rambled a little bit, but I am very grateful for all the efforts the girls put into me and fully intend to repay them by ensuring this is the beginning of something amazing. Thank you, ladies, for remaining positive and believing in me throughout the last couple of months. "


"I have had a great experience working with Sewell Wallis. Gemma was incredibly on board with everything!

She kept in constant contact and was able to locate me a job, an interview and a placement within an excellent company within in the space of a week. Gemma was incredibly engaging and I would be perfectly happy to use Sewell Wallis in the future.

I have spoken nothing but praise about Sewell Wallis to everyone that has as asked how I got so lucky! I tell them no luck was involved just incredible service from your agency."


"I found Hannah to be very efficient in every aspect of her role in recruiting candidates from the beginning to the end as she kept me updated all the way through the process. 

I also found her to be very polite and very well mannered.

I would like to thank all of Sewell Wallis, who were very polite and friendly if Hannah wasn't available.

I'd like to say a massive thank you for finding me my future role at                                        , and I'm really excited to start working there. "


"I would like to thank Mathew on how professional and supportive he has been over the past few weeks.

He was very flexible with me through the process, and I really appreciate that he could accommodate talking with me outside my working hours and on weekends, in order to ensure success at interview. 

I particularly liked how Mathew altered my CV to make it more appealing to your client. He is very focused, to the point and lets candidates know the information required so they excel at interview. 

My preparation with Mathew impressed the interviewers so much, that they surprisingly offered me a higher starting salary than suggested - I am over the moon! 

I hope that I impress your client when I start on the 26th of November 2018, and I hope that Mathew's efforts are recognised at Sewell Wallis and in the future with his other candidates."

Anonymous Candidate

"My experience with Hannah has been excellent. At Sewell Wallis, they have kept me informed with any jobs where my cv has been sent off. They inform me immediately of companies who have rejected me (other agencies don't let me know and I have to chase) but for me, the best thing about Sewell Wallis is they know what job I'm wanting. They've taken on board everything I've told them (whereas other agencies will throw purchase ledger clerk or management accountant at me when they are not what I'm looking for)"

Anonymous Candidate

"The service that I have received from you and others at Sewell Wallis has been excellent. You are friendly and have always made me feel comfortable. I have always felt that you have listened to me about my requirements for employment and have been thoughtful in using this on your searches for me and in putting me forward for roles. Thank you."

Anonymous Candidate

"I just wanted to say a big thank you to Mathew for helping me achieve a position which really gives me a platform to continue to learn and develop my skills in a company which values long-term commitment as much as I do.

Mathew has been great at keeping me up to date throughout the process and has gone above and beyond to ensure I understood exactly what my position was and what my aspirations were.

He is a genuine and very personable guy."

Speak to us today about how we can help you build a successful and rewarding career. We find great accountancy and finance, human resources and business support jobs for our candidates. We recruit at all levels within finance from Purchase Ledger Administrator and Credit Controller level through to Financial Controller and Finance Director positions. With offices in Sheffield and Leeds we are well situated to cover all of South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and Manchester.

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