New Candidate Review

Absolutely delighted to have received another 5 STAR Google review from a happy mechanical engineering candidate today. Wishing him all the very best in his brilliant new job for one of our most valued clients. Thank You

Fantastic. Helen set me up with employer and gave me great tips and advice. A real pleasure to work with and a genuinely good person. I’d give more than five stars if it was possible.


Deborah 5* Google Review - June 2022


a week agoNEW
Fantastic ! an interview was arranged very quickly and received a job offer the next day. Helen was so good at matching me with the company, spot on and a huge thankyou x


Client testimonial - October 2021

I'm delighted to have received this testimonial today from one of our valued client's.


Having spent months trying to find an engineer myself I finally caved and asked Helen for help.

She found the right candidate in a matter of days, and we can’t wait for him to start with us.

Why didn’t I ask sooner and save myself a huge amount of wasted time?


Helen is great to work with and just gets it and us as a business.

I have never had a problem with random CV’s from Helen, she follows the brief and only sends me the best candidates.

As a repeat customer, I can highly recommend Skillection as a great agency to work with.


Anna - Manufacturing Organisation in Buxton Derbyshire


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October 2021 - Google Review from Improvement Engineer Richard

Delighted to have received such a great 5* Google review from a candidate 2 days ago - Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness


Thank you so much Richard - wishing you all the best in your fantatsic new job with our wonderful Huddersfield based client.


When you first load up or update your CV on a job website (usually when you realise that you need a job or to change one) you are inundated with completely inappropriate job offers from lazy recruiters who haven’t even bothered to read the CV you’ve just updated!!

Helen wasn’t like that at all; Helen contacted me via email and just asked me a series of questions (What are my Salary expectations?What’s my Notice period? What are my reasons for looking for a move? Locations happy to travel to? What would be my perfect next role? Have I had any recent interviews? Etc, etc) - Helen basically wanted to get to know me first before attempting to line me up with anything.

Once that was done, Helen very quickly lined me up with a vacancy which was right up my street - I am assuming this is because companies have seen that she does a thorough job and are willing to trust her with finding them the correct and most suitable candidates for the role.

The process didn’t end there either: Helen continued to work with me throughout the whole process, give me excellent advice and information to help me in interviews and such - this was both in and out of her office hours (she was even texting me while on holiday!!). Needless to say, I got the job!

I am definitely not one for writing reviews but in Helen’s case I am more than willing to make an exception - you’re worth it, Helen. Many thanks for all your valuable time and effort!!


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Candidate Testimonial - June 2021

 Helen provided both a friendly and professional service, ultimately helping me land a great new job.


Candidate Testimonial - May 2021

I got a lot of companies asking about positions. Helen's company stood out as the the only one to advise of the type of work I was seeking.
Helen kept me in the loop at all times, Helen was courteous and very helpful from interview techniques, confirming times to finally receiving a congratulations card " this must be a girl thing" nope it is very clever, I like it.

The hole experience was easy and straight forward. I would highly recommend Helen as the go to person when looking for a new position. I wish her all the best.

Position attained : Technical Engineering Manager

Darren Butterworth
Electrical Electronics Enginneer


Client Testimonial July 2021

We have received a lovely testimonial from a client in West Yorkshire which we are happy to share with you. 

Thank you for taking the time out to send this to us, we are really grateful. 

Our business produces leading electronic equipment for the utilities industry. To secure our position long term and add valued services to the business, we needed to source and secure new employees for key roles within the business. Skillection, took the time to listen to our requirements and quickly provided candidates that not only fulfil the technical requirements for the role but those they felt would fit in with our diverse team. We quicky identified individuals that we felt would suit the role which ultimately led to a job offer. Skillection, helped us manage the job offer phase and offered advice on how we could make the offer more attractive without increasing direct costs. We look forward to working with Skillection and their team in the future.


Review - Trainee Fabricator Heckmondwike WF16

A great review to end the week from a happy candidate starting a new permanent role on Monday. He did great, interviewed Thursday and starts his new fabrication job on Monday. Well done Corey and good luck in your new role.

"Very professional helped me gain employment with a good company. Provided me with tips for my interview and always keeping me updated on vacancies. Would recommend to anyone looking for work."

#recruitment #skillectionltd #ukmfing #fabrication #fabricator #newjob #westyorkshire #talentmagnet 


Feb 2021 - Happy Candidate

A great friendly service. Helen keeps you updated throughout the whole process and she gives you loads of info. Also the little touches like a congratulations card when your successful was really appreciated. It's a pity more agencies aren't like this! I'm now in a great job thanks to helen@ Skilection

Thanks again. Gary Feb 2021


Review from Peter, Setter Supervisor Candidate Jan 21

Helen has helped me to gain employment in a very testing time. Her professionalism and manner have been brilliant from the first time I spoke to her, unlike many other recruiters.

Helen went out off her way to keep me informed as to where we were even after office hours. I would recommend Skillection to anyone looking for work. Thank You, Peter 


Candidate Testimonial - Jon, October 2019


A lovely reccomendation from a happy candidate today......

"Helen has been a delight to deal with from first contact, very knowledgeable about the industry and the best communicator you could ask for, She makes job hunting a pleasure. If I ever need another job I know who to go to."



Thank you Jon & we wish you all the best in your new role. 


Testimonial from Vanessa - August 2019


I have fully enjoyed my experience with Skillection (Helen) the communication between everyone is fantastic I can not fault it.


The useful little tips before the interview and a lovely little good luck message gives you a sence of ease, it is the little personal touches that help.


Again thank you and I look forward to starting my new job.


Thank you Vanessa and good luck in your new job.

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Candidate Testimonial - June 2019


Over the moon with another great testimonial from a candidate - Mechnical Maintenance Engineer in West Yorkshire


"My experience was amazing, Helen was very professional, helpful and efficient"


Skillection wish him all the best in his fab new job starting in July. 


#testimonial #happycandidate #happyclient #recruitment #skillection #talentmagnet #mechanicalengineer 


Candidate Testimonial - June 2019

Helen at Skillection contacted me with a job opportunity with one of her clients. We had a chat about the role and why my skills would be suited to it. Helen's professionalism and friendly approach conviced me to try for the role, and with a good luck message from Helen, I attended the interview. I was offered the role and with Helen's help all the formalities & references were completed, I'm now looking forward to joining a new team in a new industry. All thanks to Helen's ability to put myself & my skills together with her client in a different industry and convince us both to get together.
Many thanks to Helen and Skillection!

Kind regards



5* Candidate Google Review Received

 Can't fault Helen at all, very easy to communicate with.


Client Testimonial from Paul in Bolton - November 2018

 Helen is great at finding the right people!
But this isn’t by chance!
It’s about putting in the necessary hard work to understand the role you’re trying to fulfil properly, but also the time and effort to understand the business they are coming into. These are both areas Helen really excels.
I can’t recommend Helen highly enough to any of you out there looking to recruit!


Testimonial from Matt - August 2018

 Efficient, professional and helpful - all you could ask for from a recruiter


Testimonial from a Temporary worker - August 2018

I just wanted to say thanks Helen, I have never been employed by an agency before and to me I would say it's been a real benefit. I like the company and the people, also the job is great so let's hope they keep very busy. August 2018 


Testimonial From Robert - August 2018

Helen is brilliant. I went to meet with her and she did wonders. I had a job within 4 hours to start right away. Thank you Helen – Robert – August 18



Testimonial from Client in Blackburn - July 2018


Having recently worked with Helen at Skillection I have found her service to be professional and efficient. The candidates I received were exactly what I was looking for and I will definitely work with Helen again – Harry - July 18



Testimonial from Gill - July 2018


I was instantly impressed by the manner and degree of professionalism shown by Skillection. I was kept informed on the progress of my application and the stages it was progressing both from my initial application right through to receiving the contract from my future employer.
I would have no hesitation in highly recommending
Skillection to anyone looking for secure future – employment.  Gill Woods
– Blackburn – July 18


Client Testimonal - Lancashire - July 2018

Having recently worked with Helen at Skillection I have found her service to be professional and efficient.  The candidates I received were exactly what I was looking for and I will definitely work with Helen again.


Testimonial from Aneta - July 2018

Hi Helen,

I want to thank you for all your help and support in my recruitment process. It wouldn't be that enjoyable without you.

You are very dedicated person to your job and you do care for people. I have been surprised how quick and effective you are. Nothing has been left for 'later'.

I appreciate your input in my carrier as much as personal advise from your side.

Wish you all the best in business and private life.

Thank you one more time.


Testimonial from Paul - June 2018

So today the very first candidate I placed in February when the business just started has been in touch. He messaged to say thank you and that the company and job is fantastic. He was taken on to replace someone who was retiring. That person has now left and he is fully in charge of the inspection department. He’s loving it. Just a little message of thanks and hearing good news has really put a smile on my face. Thank you


Testimonial from Danish - June 2018


Helen is a great recruiter. She listens to you and understands the need of an individual. She is always approachable and communticates well. I have worked with many recruiters over the years and I can easily rate Helen as one of the very best I have worked with.  I had a great experience through out the recruitement process and I wish her all the best.


Testimonial from Luke March 2018

 My experience from day one of contact to the moment I signed on the dotted line for the job with Helen was a pleasure. Very approachable and professional with constant communication throughout the process to put you at complete ease with peice of mind. Every requirement from the job role I wished for, down to the hours of work I required was fulfilled beyond my expectations and couldn't have asked for any more. If i was to ever be out of work again Helen would be the first port of call without any doubt. A pleasure, thank you! Luke - March 2018 



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Reccomendation from Gavin - March 2018

I can not recommend this company enough, I dealt with Helen who throughout was very friendly, approachable and professional. She was able to find me new employment extremely quickly and I can’t thank her enough for the opportunity. If I was ever to find myself out of work again I wouldn’t hesitate to give her a call. Honestly don’t delay give her a call you won’t be disappointed. 


Testimonial from Niculai March 2018

My name is Niculai, I'm a machine building engineer. For some time I wanted to change my old job. After the release of my resume on job placement sites and after receiving many offers, it's time to get the expected and desired offer. Nothing unusual until Director Helen Mitchell-Hayes of SKILLECTION LTD sent me a short message to my email address and asked me why I was looking for a job that I said I want to come back in the Yorkshire area. After that, she called me on the phone to confirm it. Then she contacted me again to tell me that the director at a company wanted to go to the interview. I confirmed that I wanted to go to the interview and together we set the date for the interview. The interview went on naturally, and the director of the company presented me with the work that was done there, in less than 15 minutes this interview ended and told me that in two days I will receive the answer through Helen. I received this answer only after a week because there were some other people interviewed.

I was happy to find out that I was selected for this job, which is why I would like to thank Helen Mitchell-Hayes for the professional way of choosing the right person for the right place and for the warm and friendly collaboration she gave proof throughout this period.

Thank you Helen!




Worked with Helen while looking for a new job. Helen seems like a type of a person, that you'd like to look for a job with: easy on communication and willing to step out of the comfort zone for you. – Pauluis, March 2018



Testimonial from Paulius - March 2018

 Worked with Helen while looking for a new job. Helen seems like a type of a person, that you'd like to look for a job with: easy on communication and wiling to step out of the comfort zone for you.


A quick thanks to Helen Mitchell-Hayes who has stepped out on her own as a recruiter today - I might well have been her first candidate and, judging by her approach and professionalism, I won't be her last.  Thanks, you made my day!



Helen Mitchell-Hayes is one of the very few recruiters out there who puts the candidate before self



Very professional and great communication. After speaking to Helen on a Wednesday regarding a job vacancy advertised I was offered an interview on Thursday. I now have a new permanent job starting next Tuesday, which has taken less than a week to arrange. I even had a call on the morning of the interview wishing me luck and a card in the post wishing me the best of luck in my new role. Thank you, Helen, top class service.



I have now worked with Helen over many years when looking to secure employment due to redundancy or a change of circumstances. She is always my first point of contact and I work with her exclusively as I know she has my best interests in mind. She always takes the time to listen and understand the key requirements I have and is proactive in her approach to finding new opportunities and interviews. 
Helen contacted me at the beginning of the year with a new opportunity at one of her clients. This was a different role to what I was used to but was a role in which I had always dreamed of moving into. It was great that Helen remembered this and felt my skill set matched up to what her client was looking for.  I successfully gained an interview along with 3 other candidates to which I got through to second stage and to my delight even though I had less experience than some of the other candidates I was selected for the job. 
With Helen’s skill, commitment and proactive approach, along with taking the time to listen and understand she has successfully secured my dream role which I am thoroughly enjoying.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Helen and believe she will make her new business Skillection a massive success.



I had the pleasure to connect with Helen in which she was dedicated to find me my next opportunity/ position, in which I was successful in obtaining. Helen understood my specific requirements and found a perfect match, all communications and guidance I received was excellent many thanks for your efforts and support to my next long-term career.



I first came in to contact with Helen as a potential candidate for what became a very successful time in my career as a Machine Shop Manager.
Helen was very professional in all aspects of the recruitment role, but managed to have a friendly and personal relationship also.
This led to a long-standing partnership while I used Helen as my main recruiter, due to moving to a different area of the country from what I was used to, the skill pool was significantly different to the midlands, and Helen supported and vetted her candidates to exactly what I required.
Helen took her time in really understanding not only the role, but the whole company in what our future objectives were, our culture and with this we only had exemplary candidates walk through our doors.
I look forward to working with Helen again in the future and wish Skillection the very best in 2018, I am confident that Helen herself will make this a huge success.