Sectors

Skilled & Technical

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We provide technically competent staff to a wide range of clients.

Roles typically include:

  • technicians
  • engineers
  • assemblers
  • estimators
  • service engineers
  • fabricators/welders
  • machine operators
  • CNC setters and operators
  • CAD Designers
  • Electricians
  • Maintenance/Mechanical Fitters.

Our Skilled & Technical Experts

Jonathan Harper - Managing Director, Premier Placement Services
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Jonathan Harper

Managing Director

Jonathan Harper - Managing Director, Premier Placement Services

Jonathan Harper

Managing Director

Just short of 30 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, Managing Director Jonathan puts customer service excellence at the heart of everything that Premier Placement does. Since founding the business in 1996, his ethos has always been to ‘place the right person for the job’ rather than just placing ‘anyone that happens to be available’. He firmly believes that this is the key to the success of the business. We are only as good as our last placement are the words that Jonathan believes sets the company apart from others. His approach to providing unrivalled customer service, support, supplying the most talented candidates for each position and developing on-going relationships with both candidates and clients remain the core values to the business.

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Expertise in

  • Strategic planner
  • A results driven creative thinker
  • Realises ideas
  • Supportive
  • Passionate about customer service
  • Commercially aware
Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant
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Russell Lunn

Sales Director

Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant

Russell Lunn

Sales Director

Russell joined Premier Placement in 2017 having been in the recruitment industry for a number of years.  Working previously in manufacturing, transport and distribution as a senior manager, part of his responsibility was to deal with staffing requirements and rely heavily on the services of a recruitment agency.

Premier Placement certainly was an eye opener for me within the recruitment supply, they showed me how recruitment should be done. The whole process and the ongoing compliance is unbelievable.  The customers here have been with Premier since its inception and that’s testament to the service offerings it provides. 

 Now an ambassador for the company my role is to meet key decision makers within organisations.  Knowing and believing in our core values and exceeding our customers expectations makes me very proud to be part of this business.

 

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Expertise in

  • Can do attitude
  • Problem solver
  • Passionate about service levels
  • Goes above and beyond
  • Creates lasting relationships
Tim Evans
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Tim Evans

Crewe Industrial Division Manager

Tim Evans

Tim Evans

Crewe Industrial Division Manager

Tim joined Premier Placement in 2003 having previously worked in a heavily regulated customer services managerial role, thus proving an instant hit with both clients and candidates alike.

Trained to the highest standards within recruitment practise and mentored by our MD, Tim has become a valuable asset to the success of our business.  Now managing our industrial division in Crewe and offering his pearls of wisdom to other new recruits, his clients welcome his advice and his intuitive recruitment solutions.

 

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Expertise in

  • Senior Consultant with over 16 years recruitment experience
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Creates lasting relationships
  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Good business acumen
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Shellie Phillips

Stafford Industrial Division Manager

Shellie Phillips

Stafford Industrial Division Manager

Shellie arrived at Premier Placement Services with the hunger to achieve recruitment excellence.  With a CV packed full of experience within the industry, her goal is to become a top recruitment professional with a company who equally match her ambitions.

Joining as an Industrial Division Manager at our company’s Head Office, she has immediately identified our company’s team culture and our appetite for success.

As an experienced team player, a natural leader in driving recruitment projects, improving operational processes and identifying opportunities.

She believes in the high standards of training and compliance in our industry.

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Expertise in

  • Senior Consultant with over 15 years recruitment experience
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Good business acumen
  • Passionate about getting things right

 

Craig Hammersley
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Craig Hammersley

Newcastle Industrial Division Manager

Craig Hammersley

Craig Hammersley

Newcastle Industrial Division Manager

Craig is a very experienced recruitment professional having worked in the recruitment industry with Premier Placement for nearly 20 years.  Managing our busy industrial division at Newcastle, he helps clients avoid the devastating effects staffing issues can cause.

“I have experienced recruitment from both sides of the fence having held a senior position within the logistics & distribution industry. I fully understand the need for quality, reliable workers who are able to add value to an organisation.”

Matching the right candidate to the right job is an everyday obsession, something very few recruiters get right.  With detailed interviewing, character assessment, skills testing and candidate referencing, you would be surprised how many recruiters can get this so wrong!

 

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Expertise in

  • Senior Consultant with 20 years recruitment experience
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Creates lasting relationships
  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Good business acumen
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Michaela Clewes

Permanent Recruitment Manager

Michaela Clewes

Permanent Recruitment Manager

Michaela is a very successful perms recruiter.  Having recruited for the areas leading companies throughout Staffordshire and Cheshire for many years she brings a wealth of experience to our company.

Her infectious personality brings the best out in our team and with her professionalism and can do attitude she is an excellent addition to Premier Placement.

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Expertise in

  • Over 16 years recruitment experience
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Creates lasting relationships
  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Good business acumen
Simon Arnold
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Simon Arnold

Industrial Consultant

Simon Arnold

Simon Arnold

Industrial Consultant

Simon joined Premier Placement Services in 2016 after spending more than 25 years in the retail and leisure industry. Having gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of customer service, he fully understands the value of providing the best possible service to our clients and is passionate about delivering it.

With a coaching and teaching background Simon’s strengths lie in his communication and people skills that have enabled him to build strong working relationships with his clients.

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Expertise in

  • Passion for excellent customer service
  • Great communicator
  • Driver selection
  • Fully conversant with Road Transport Legislation
  • Great work ethic

I registered with Premier Placement Services in June 2015 because I didn’t want to work shifts anymore and within a week of registering with them I was working with a fantastic company with the promise of a permanent position after 12 weeks temporary work with them. I originally approached Premier Placement Services after seeing their advert in The Sentinel newspaper. When I met the team they spent a lot of time running through my skills and requirements and discussed various roles that I would be best suited to. I’m very pleased that I decided to register and I’m now enjoying a great new job.

James Evans: Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent

Skilled & Technical Roles

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