Skilled & Technical

Skilled & Technical

 

We’re one of the leading specialist skilled and technical recruiters in the area and deliver a practical solution to your business by providing high calibre workers.

At Premier Placement Services we source skilled candidates for temporary, fixed term and permanent vacancies within the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Our skilled and technical division is headed by a professional technical recruiter who has been in this field of recruitment for over 25 years and prior to this worked within the industry itself.

With unemployment at its lowest level for 40 years we understand that skill shortages can have a profound effect on the running of your business. Our specialist team go to great lengths to find the ‘perfect’ candidate for your vacancy, as well as finding you the person with the correct skills, experience and references to back this. We look at the individual character and their personality to make sure it matches the cultural fit of your business.

Typical roles supplied:

  • Engineering Supervisors / Managers
  • Welders (MIG / TIG / MMA / ARC)
  • Fabricators
  • Panel Wirer
  • PCB Assemblers
  • Maintenance / Mechanical Engineers
  • Electricians / Maintenance / Installation
  • Electrical / Assembly / Fitters
  • CAD Design
  • CNC Setter / Operator / Brake Press / 5 Axis
  • Pottery Skilled Workers
  • Lathe / Milling Machinists
  • Pipe Fitters

 

Our Ethos and Values

Equality for all customers

We're growing due to our commitment to promote best practice, equality & diversity.

Offering
diversity

We aim to ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of the community.

Using best practice

We compete fairly and openly to provide the best possible service.

Bringing value to our customers

We provide outstanding service and create service level offerings to add real value to our customers.

Outstanding service

We offer all our clients recruitment solutions from a name they can trust.

Building long term relationships

We're committed to building mutually rewarding, long-term relationships with key people who contribute to our business success.

Meet the Team

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

With over 20 years’ experience in the recruitment industry, Managing Director Jonathan puts customer service excellence at the heart of everything that Premier Placement Services do. 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
Simon Laidler
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Simon Laidler

Operations Manager

Simon Laidler

Simon Laidler

Operations Manager

Simon spent 21 years since leaving the Royal Air Force working for a current Premier Placement Services client in a number of roles, progressing from an order picker through to an Operational Manager.

During his four years with Premier Placement Services his operational experience has been of true value to the company.  Moving more recently into the role of Recruitment & Training Manager, before progressing to the role of Operations Manager, his responsibility is to ensure all of our consultants are trained to the highest standards possible, by following up to date legislation, guidelines and best recruitment practice.

Simon regularly visits our company’s clients assuring best service is maintained and aligned to our policies at all times.

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Expertise in

  • Creates lasting relationships
  • Dedicated professional
  • Previously 21 years in Warehouse & Logistics Management
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Has a good understanding of customer requirements
  • International Transport Manager CPC Holder
  • Good business acumen
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Lindsay Petzer

Commercial Recruitment Manager

Lindsay Petzer

Commercial Recruitment Manager

Lindsay is a very accomplished recruiter specialising in business support, professional and executive recruitment. Recruiting for the areas leading organisations offering fixed term, temporary and permanent recruitment solutions.

Her fields of expertise include business support, accountancy & finance, supervisory, management and senior executive roles. Offering the client and candidate a unique experience within the recruitment process is what sets Lindsay apart from her industry peers.

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Expertise in

  • Resourcing
  • Open communication
  • Talent acquisition
  • Dedicated professional
  • Upbeat
Craig Hammersley
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Craig Hammersley

Newcastle Senior Industrial Consultant

Craig Hammersley

Craig Hammersley

Newcastle Senior Industrial Consultant

With strong people skills and several years’ experience working as a Training Manager for a distribution company, Craig has experienced the recruitment process from both sides of the fence. Now an experienced recruitment consultant with 14 years’ service, he helps clients avoid the devastating effects staffing issues can cause. His motto is to supply candidates with the right work ethic, the right skills and flexibility to ensure our clients’ needs are met.

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  • Senior Consultant with 15 years recruitment experience working for Premier Placement Services
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Creates lasting relationships
  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Good business acumen
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Philip Stubbs

Newcastle Senior Industrial Consultant

Philip Stubbs

Newcastle Senior Industrial Consultant

Phil has an extensive understanding of the recruitment industry.  Having spent 13 years within the industry operating as a full 360 recruitment consultant, he has gained valuable experience within the automotive and industrial sectors.

 

Phil’s strengths lie with his in-depth detailing and candidate profiling to ensure the best fit between candidate and client.

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Expertise in

Client understanding

Candidate matching

High volume recruitment

Delivering a complete service

Professional

Good communicator

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Clive Harrison

Senior Skilled and Technical Consultant

Clive Harrison

Senior Skilled and Technical Consultant

Clive has been in the recruitment industry for over 20 years, specialising in the placing of highly skilled & technical professionals.

 

As a well organised, highly motivated individual who possess in depth knowledge within this specialised area of recruitment, he has the ability to identify quality candidates. His current base of customers appreciate his skill set and reward him with repeat business.

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Expertise in

  • Creating long lasting business relationships
  • Skill matching
  • Professional
  • Excellent business understanding
  • Passionate about complete service levels
Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant
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Russell Lunn

Regional Driving Division Manager

Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant

Russell Lunn

Regional Driving Division Manager

Russell is a very experienced transport professional having been around the transport and logistics industry for many years. His wealth of expertise within this sector coupled with his “can do” attitude is key in this fast moving recruitment sector.

Russell’s clients acknowledge and value his experience placing professional drivers within this heavily regulated industry.  His key strength is that he always goes above and beyond, ensuring his drivers and clients are looked after impeccably.

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Expertise in

  • Transport industry
  • Driver Working Time
  • Passionate about service levels
  • Goes above and beyond
  • Creates lasting relationships
Tim Evans
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Tim Evans

Crewe Senior Industrial Consultant

Tim Evans

Tim Evans

Crewe Senior Industrial Consultant

Tim joined Premier Placement Services in 2003 and his background in customer service has proved invaluable with both clients and candidates alike. He now oversees our busy Driving and Industrial Divisions at our Crewe office and co-ordinates an approved, in-house Driver CPC training programme. This provides an added benefit for both candidates and clients in the driving sector.

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  • Senior Consultant with 12 years recruitment experience working for Premier Placement Services
  • Jaupt Approved Driver CPC Trainer
  • Passionate about delivering great customer service
  • Creates lasting relationships
  • Loyal and dedicated professional
  • Good business acumen
Simon Arnold
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Simon Arnold

Crewe Driving Consultant

Simon Arnold

Simon Arnold

Crewe Driving 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
  • Dedicated Professional
  • Great Work Ethic
  • Driven to succeed
  • Loyal
Joanne Taylor - Accounts, Premier Placement Services
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Jo Jeneson

Accounts Manager

Joanne Taylor - Accounts, Premier Placement Services

Jo Jeneson

Accounts Manager

Jo has 15 years’ experience in the recruitment industry and joined Premier Placement Services in 2003 initially as a consultant. She’s now moved behind the scenes into her current role where she is responsible for both the payroll and accounting function of the business. By gaining a full understanding of all aspects of the business she is perfectly placed to ensure the clients’ accounting process runs as smoothly as their recruitment programme.

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Expertise in

  • Efficient
  • Self Motivated
  • Helpful and friendly disposition
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Good communicator
  • Ability to manage own work load
  • Good business understanding
  • 14 year’s experience within the recruitment industry
  • Passionate about getting it “Right First Time”
Elizabeth Harper - Receptionist and Administrator, Premier Placement Services
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Liz Harper

Accounts Administrator

Elizabeth Harper - Receptionist and Administrator, Premier Placement Services

Liz Harper

Accounts Administrator

Liz has been the face of Premier Placement Services since 2006 – providing front of house support for the team and visitors to the office. Liz works in a fast-paced environment fielding calls, meeting and greeting, preparing candidates for interviews and keeping client records updated.

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Expertise in

  • Positive outlook
  • Helpful and friendly disposition
  • Good communicator
  • Loyal and dedicated
  • Can do attitude

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