Virgin Media

"I have known and worked with Nicole and Programme Recruitment for over six years, placing permanent and contract professionals across all Programme Management and Project Management disciplines.

Key skill sets successfully recruited through Programme Recruitment have included Programme Managers and Portfolio Managers, all levels of Project Management, Project Support and Project Administration as well as key PMO roles.

The engagement model of Programme Recruitment has resulted in exemplary customer service, with expectations fully managed throughout the end-to-end recruitment process. This provides the ability to advertise vacancies in the marketplace with the confidence that they will be filled quickly and efficiently at high quality to meet the needs of fast-paced business priorities.

Programme Recruitment's industry knowledge and professional network links are extensive, which enables them to access and attract the very best candidates across all of the delivery skill set areas. Candidate pre-screening and pre-interview selection processes are very thorough and robust, with candidate skill set clarification and individuals’ suitability from a particular business culture perspective all assessed in depth.

Programme Recruitment have also administered and supported various role assessments (e.g. APM competency evaluation) as part of the interview selection process. This has proved extremely valuable from the perspective of ‘raising the bar’ for project management through comparing candidates on a 'like for like’ basis as well as providing information on particular strengths and development areas. 

Programme Recruitment always takes a pro-active approach in managing the interview/ selection process. Interview dates are suggested and co-ordinated in advance by Programme Recruitment, with at least three strong candidates presented for each individual role advertised. Conversion success from interview to offer has always been high with an average of at least one job offer from three interviews conducted for any given role. This ratio supports the planning process through confidence that critical roles will be filled in line with business forecasts.

As individuals move into new roles, Programme Recruitment have taken an active role in ensuring that performance meets customer expectations with regular contact with successful candidates and feedback through the hiring managers as required.

Programme Recruitment has provided me with a very engaging, professional and successful service to meet the recruitment needs for my business. Ultimately, I recognise their success through the ease of doing business with them, their speed of role placements and, crucially, the calibre of candidates presented. I would recommend Programme Recruitment to help meet your business needs and I certainly will continue to use their expertise in the future."

Head of Resource Management and Development – Virgin Media