Candidate Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us

I would like to thank Stephenson-Jones Recruitment for helping me secure my paralegal role in York. I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Gail. She is very professional, friendly and honest. When I first met her, I was nervous but she made me feel at ease and this then enabled me to naturally build a rapport with her. Gail definitely knows what she is doing. I was particularly impressed by the fact that she knew, from the outset, that I was going to be offered this paralegal role. Gail, you are doing an amazing job and thank you for your support. To anyone looking for a new legal position, I would recommend you register with Stephenson-Jones Recruitment as they are very unique in what they do. They truly are the best."

I’d never used a recruitment agency before so wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but Stephenson-Jones exceeded all my expectations. Within an hour of applying for a vacancy, Gail contacted me to set up a meeting. We had an informal chat over coffee, going over and improving my CV and discussing what kind of role I was looking for. Gail’s really friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the legal sector in the York area and beyond. Two days after our initial meeting, Gail contacted me about a fantastic opportunity. She went above and beyond to arrange an interview for me as soon as possible. Prior to the interview, which took place just seven days after our initial meeting, Gail made the time to meet me twice to help me prepare, telling me about the company and the kinds of questions I might be asked. I went to the interview feeling much more confident and reassured. I was offered the job the following day and Gail let me know straightaway. I would 100% recommend Stephenson-Jones, they’ve been brilliant!

I had a number of bad experiences with recruitment agencies in the past however, a friend recommended Stephenson Jones and I thought I would try their service. I wanted to relocate back to Yorkshire from the London area and needed to find suitable employment within a relatively short space of time. Less than 24 hours of registering my interest in the service, I received a phone call from one of their consultants, Gail. I had returned to Yorkshire to see my family for the weekend but was travelling back to London on the day that Gail first spoke with me. She requested that I send my CV immediately and arranged to travel over from York to meet with me that very afternoon. We had a lengthy, but informal chat over a coffee, about my CV and the type of and position I was looking for. Approximately one week later Gail approached me with a role that exceeded my expectations both in terms of the legal specialism and also the potential for future advancement opportunities. Once I confirmed my interest, Gail set up an initial interview and we spoke about the Company and what they were looking for. I went to the interview relaxed and confident only to be asked back for a second interview the following week. Throughout this time I remained in constant contact with Gail and relayed feedback about the how I felt the interviews had progressed. She was very interested in making sure that things went smoothly and to answer any queries or concerns. I was able to send a text and know that she would call me as soon as she was available and even spoke to her on a number of occasions on her day off! Securing new employment is a stressful time, especially combined with relocation. Gail has made for a smooth and efficient transition - thank you so much for your help! I would, without a doubt, recommend Stephenson Jones to anyone looking to secure employment through a professional and dedicated recruitment agency. EJ

The service received from Stephenson-Jones Recruitment was outstanding. I have never had any luck with recruitment agencies in the past, so I tend to be reluctant to use them. However, I thought I'd give Stephenson-Jones a try as they had a role I was really interested in. I met with Gail and had an informal meeting over coffee. Gail is superb. She is so friendly and knows exactly what she's talking about. She also made me feel at ease and was very reassuring. She couldn't do enough to help. She arranged the interview straight away, and I was then invited to a second interview. I was offered the job the same day and Gail let me know straight away. I can't praise this recruitment consultancy enough. Thank you very much Gail.

Ref: 17

I have found Stephenson-Jones to be a very professional agency, who have dealt with my request to help me find a job both promptly, tactfully and well located. They have helped me in my decision and readily gave advice, often after normal office hours. As Stephenson-Jones is the only agency I have had connections with it is difficult for me to compare them with other agencies but as I am content with the services they provide. I have no need for the services of other agencies.

Ref: AB

I'm not usually a person who likes to deal with agencies, but the job vacancies that Stephenson Jones had to offer were exactly what I was looking for. I made one phone call and sent them my CV. I met with Gail, one of their Consultants, that very same afternoon and talked for about an hour, very relaxed over coffee. Within one week they had set up an interview for me. I met up with them again so they could brief me on the Company in question and the criteria which they were looking for. I went to the interview relaxed and confident only to be asked back for a second interview the following week. Throughout this whole time Gail was in touch with me and answered any questions I needed to ask, but wasn't pushy at all. After the second interview, within two days Gail called to say that I had been offered the job. Even the after-service from Gail was superb, making sure that I was feeling ok, as a move of job can be quite stressful. I would recommend Stephenson Jones anytime. They are not like an agency at all. Thank you very much!

Ref: JC

This is an agency with a difference, offering a personal touch. From the outset the professionalism, integrity and genuine desire to secure career progression on my behalf has set it apart from other agencies which I have come across. I have known and used the services of the agency over a period of years, knowing that its knowledge of the local market is sound and it has built a strong relations with reputable legal firms in the region.

I owe my thanks to Stephenson-Jones Recruitment for launching my legal career in Yorkshire.

Ref: JO

I initially contacted Stephenson-Jones Recruitment on the recommendation of a friend and am very glad I did! Stephenson-Jones take a great interest in potential applicants, getting to know you personally, and finding something you really want to do. They made the whole process a lot easier for me, and were extremely approachable and friendly.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Stephenson-Jones Recruitment to anyone.

Ref: HS

I have used agencies before but I found the service I received from Stephenson-Jones extremely efficient, effective and professional throughout. I contacted Stephenson-Jones following an initial ‘chat’ and from that they secured an interview within days and I started work a couple of weeks later. I felt that they listened and understood what I wanted and found me a job relevant to my needs, with a good company. They only arranged interviews within the area that I wanted to work and got me hours to suit myself and my home needs. I am thoroughly enjoying my new post and feel very appreciative of Stephenson-Jones for all their hard work in helping me get where I am today. They also provide an excellent follow up service and I would without doubt use them again.

Ref: BT

I have had many occasions to use the Stephenson-Jones agency in the past, both for recruiting staff and also to find alternative employment for myself. This agency is competent, efficient and certainly knows the local market. They make efforts to fit the right people to the right jobs and have time to talk through any concerns or worries that candidates might be facing and offer reassurance. I have in the past and will continue to recommend the Stephenson-Jones Agency to any one looking for alternative employment.

Ref: TS

Having recently been in a position whereby I was looking for another job I contacted Stephenson Jones, feeling confident that they would do their very best to find me a suitable position. I had used the services of Stephenson Jones once before and found them to be extremely professional and efficient. They telephoned me soon afterwards with details of a job vacancy. They provided me with all the details I needed to understand about the position and prepare for my interview. I received help and advice from the interview stage through to receiving a formal offer. Their experience and thorough knowledge of local firms and the legal market is highly impressive and enables them to find candidates the ideal job. They have an excellent reputation and I would highly recommend them to friends and colleagues. They take time to get to know their candidates thus enabling them to provide a personalised service.

They have definitely helped me progress in my career and I wouldn’t hesitate in employing the services of Stephenson Jones again in the future.

Ref: CE

On contacting Stephenson-Jones I was immediately impressed with their friendly, professional and personal service. Stephenson-Jones seemed to go beyond their call of duty and I did not feel the need to contact other agencies as Stephenson-Jones covered all angles. The posts offered to me were suitable, and I felt Stephenson Jones to be honest and accurate in any job description offered, as they had actually taken the time to consider my needs. I would not hesitate to use them again should I require their services, but hopefully that will not be the case as they seem to have placed me so suitably.

Ref: SJ

I found the service I received from Stephenson-Jones far exceeded other agencies that I have used in the past. In terms of quality the opportunities that were offered to me were absolutely perfect and I would certainly use Stephenson-Jones again in the future. I have also recommended them to many of my colleagues already.

Ref: CP

In my dealings with Stephenson-Jones I felt that they were focused and committed in finding the right candidates for the right jobs. They demonstrated a high level of professionalism and commitment. They made my employment search efforts comfortable without feeling pressured into roles I was unsuitable for. I would encourage colleagues to consider their services in their future searches for employment. I never, at any time, felt pressure to do or accept anything I was not 100% satisfied with. They were always accessible when I had a question regarding job opportunities.

Ref: WB

I have found Stephenson-Jones to be a very professional agency, who have dealt with my request to help me find a job both promptly, tactfully and well located. They have helped me in my decision and readily gave advice, often after normal office hours. As Stephenson-Jones is the only agency I have had connections with it is difficult for me to compare them with other agencies but as I am content with the services they provide. I have no need for the services of other agencies.

Ref: AB

I would be happy to recommend stephenson-jones personalised service and have actually already done so. I didn't think I would ever find anywhere to suit me but they came up trumps

Ref: WG

Stephenson Jones can always be relied upon to send quality candidates. Gail takes time to understand our requirements and works hard to send only those candidates with the relevant skills for the current vacancy and whom she then recommends wholeheartly for our firm.