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We're recruitment experts with offices in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, recruiting throughout East Anglia and London, we specialise in Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance, Commercial / Office Support & Technical Recruitment.

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We are proud to be a recruitment partner for many businesses across multiple sectors; we help them source talent from entry level to c-suite roles.

Our Latest Jobs

£24,000 - £25,000

Our client is looking for a SHEQ Team Coordinator to ensure the safety and compliance within their Installation team, is met. Reporting to the Head of SHEQ, the job holder...

£38,000 - £42,000

Kameo Recruitment is pleased to be recruiting for an Account Director to join a small, well established, creative company based North of Bury St. Edmunds. Your primary responsibility will be...

£23,100 - £25,800

Kameo Recruitment has partnered with a family of independent co-education day schools. Working within their Junior School, in Cambridge, our client is seeking an enthusiastic and professional Office Administrator to...

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Why we're rated 5

In my experience the service could not be improved: the response to my enquiry was very fast; the understanding of our company’s requirements was excellent; the quality of the CVs was what we required and suited the role’s brief.

Office Operations Manager

Client

Claudine has been an absolute pleasure to speak to. I have enjoyed her upbeat conversations, level of detail in spoken and written comms. She truly cares about both the companies she’s promoting and the candidate which creates a wonderful recruitment experience for all. Thank you so much you are the best recruiter I’ve ever worked with!

Amber

Candidate (HR Position)

The entire experience was great. Dan has been very supportive and always available when I needed him. Would be happy to use your services again in the future.

Charles

Candidate (Sales Position)

Sharon and Claudine are fantastic in providing a professional, knowledgeable and friendly service. After being in close contact, first with Sharon and then with Claudine, I was offered a suitable position with a new employer after two weeks. I would definitely highly recommend Kameo Recruitment to all my contacts looking for new jobs.

Karolina

Candidate (Customer Service)

We were extremely impressed with Kameo Recruitment. They were professional, efficient and totally understood the type of candidate we were looking for. Their screening process was outstanding and only sent through CVs that were worthy of serious consideration. I would highly recommend Claudine and the team.

Business Administrator Position

Client

I have really enjoyed working with Dan on recruiting roles for us. He has been excellent at sharing great candidates who have all been great fits for the role. I also felt like I wasn’t inundated which is a positive thing and meant that Dan had already done the work to filter out any unsuitable candidates. Dan is always quick to respond and clear with communication.

Senior Project Manager

Client

Excellent service from Claude, great selection of candidates and supportive throughout the process.

HR Manager

Client

Dan was very helpful and a great communicator between the company and myself. I never felt out of the loop but still had the time to think through my choices without feeling under pressure.

Kirsty

Candidate (Marketing Position)

Kameo has been great, from initial contact, through the interview process to my landing the perfect role. I highly recommend Kameo for all your recruitment and career needs.

Amber

Candidate (Executive Assistant)

I’m very pleased with the service I received from Kameo Recruitment, who were very professional, and efficient with their services. I was notified throughout the process of my application and interview stage.

Lolly

Candidate (Administrator)

Claudine took the time to get to know me, the business and the role before firing over any old CV. The communication was excellent from start to finish.

Finance Administrator

Client

The experience with Kameo was brilliant from the moment I contacted them regarding the job opening, to the information I received about my interview, and finally to receiving the job offer. The staff at Kameo are understanding and encouraging – they take the time to get to know candidates and clients, it is carefully considered recruitment!

Rachael

Candidate (Membership & Engagement Manager)

Claudine was absolutely wonderful and made the experience of finding jobs and attending interview way less daunting, she was always free to offer support or listen to any worries i had. She got feedback from my interviews promptly which helped put me at ease throughout the process. A generally lovely person who has made what can be a scary process rather enjoyable.

Jessica

Candidate (Customer Service)

I had a great experience and the advice provided greatly aided me in obtaining my position.

Alex

Candidate (Project Co-Ordinator)

Daiane has excelled on all fronts finding three superb candidates, arranging for their interviews rapidly in a professional manner. My original plan was to hire one engineer, but she has done such a good job that I may have to hire two. My business partner rarely complements, concerning Daiane, he stated, “Daiane is very good, she found arranged interviews with three superb candidates and wasted no time.

Engineering Position

Client

Dan is super proactive and very good at communicating. The recruitment process for this position was filled quickly and efficiently, and we are very pleased with the service received as well as our future employee! It’s also really nice to have little added extra from the Cameo team like the pen, post its and car air freshener (proudly hanging in the company car)

Marketing Agency

Client (Account Manager)

Misha’s professionalism, enthusiasm and encouragement were second to none. She really listened to my needs and thoughts. I haven’t started the job yet but I’m excited to begin as it seems like a great fit.

Daisy

Candidate (Editorial Administrator)

Misha was incredible in helping me find a job on short notice. She was so helpful through the entire process, giving interview tips and afterwards calling me to talk through how it all went. She was very uplifting and positive and I ended up getting a position I didn’t think I would have chance of getting! Absolutely recommend Misha and Kameo recruitment.Misha was incredible in helping me find a job on short notice. She was so helpful through the entire process, giving interview tips and afterwards calling me to talk through how it all went. She was very uplifting and positive and I ended up getting a position I didn’t think I would have chance of getting! Absolutely recommend Misha and Kameo recruitment.

Jessica

Candidate (Digital Content Assistant)

I spoke to Misha earlier on in the year and found her to be very professional, knowledgeable and great at her job. The position at the time wasn’t something I wanted to follow through with and decided on taking time out to complete the course I was doing. Once completed and on noticing a position advertised I contacted Kameo overnight and by 8am the next day Misha was on the phone, by early afternoon an interview was arranged and by the following week I was offered the position. She filled me with great confidence and actually having an agency that has your back and doesn’t just treat you as a cv is amazing. Due to my line of work I use agencies and this experience has forged a partnership for the future.

Miranda

Candidate (Office Manager)

Being made redundant after 22 years with my employer could have been a very stressful time for me. Having worked with Claudine previously, her professionalism and support shone through as always, and I can’t thank her and Kameo enough for helping me find the perfect role for this new chapter in my career.

Victoria

Candidate (Office Manager)

Had a great experience with Kameo. Dan was super helpful and at hand all the way. He was in communication with me throughout the process, and set up the interviews super quick. An all round smooth and successful experience!

Iman

Candidate (Marketing Operations Manager)

Claudine is a credit to Kameo Recruitment. Very professional, knowledgeable, super friendly and reassuring. I applied for a job via Reed and the same morning Claudine contacted me for another position that she believed was more suitable. 4 days later I accepted a job offer with great opportunities. Claudine understands matching your skillset to the Clients’ requirements and is very encouraging and supportive when discussing all matters. Claudine is on hand via the phone and email throughout the process and I would 100% recommend Kameo and especially Claudine if you are looking for your next opportunity.

Office Manager

Candidate

Sharon listened to our needs and found a great group of candidates for us reflecting everything we required. We now have a new team member who encompasses everything we discussed. Thank you for your support!

Life Science Company

Client (Commercial Analyst Position)

Sharon was great from to start to finish. Hugely supportive and always believed in me, gave me great confidence and reassurance when applying throughout the whole process. Thanks Sharon.

Tillie

Candidate (Customer Service & Finance Assistant)

I’m super grateful to Claudine for all her help and advice. Thank you so much.

HR Professional

Candidate

Big thanks to Sharon and Kayleigh for helping me to fill the position of Buyer. Kameo showed great communication from start to finish and we got the position filled by an appropriate candidate in record time!

Billy

Client (Buyer Position)

Had the most smooth and professional experience. From applying for the role to getting the job was 5 days. I cannot thank Claudine enough. The good luck texts and follow up chats made the experience even better. The personal touch is something you don’t get very often now. Would highly recommend.

Administrator

Candidate

Kameo Recruitment were great to deal with. Claudine was particularly good and provided a professional and friendly service.

IT Sales

Candidate

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So, what does employer brand mean and why is it important?

In 2022 75% of job seekers stated that they considered an employer’s brand before applying for a job! That’s quite a large number and a HUGE pool of potential talent.

How’s your employer brand?! Do you dedicate time to strategising and positioning yourself right?

What is employer brand?

Employer brand refers to the reputation and perception that a company has among current and potential employees. It represents the image, values, culture, and overall experience that individuals associate with the organisation as an employer.

Here’s why employer brand is important…

For onboarding:

  1. It differentiates you from your competition. In a competitive job market, a strong employer brand helps your organisation stand out from the competition. It differentiates your company as an employer of choice, making it more appealing to potential candidates. When candidates have multiple options, a compelling employer brand can be a decisive factor in their decision-making process.
  2. It makes you a talent magnet! A positive employer brand acts as a magnet, attracting top talent to your organisation. Candidates actively seek out companies that are known for their positive work culture, employee benefits, growth opportunities, and overall employee experience. An attractive employer brand increases the chances of talented individuals proactively applying to your organisation.
  3. Referral Network: Employees who are proud of their employer and have a positive experience at work are more likely to refer their connections to job openings. A strong employer brand encourages employees to become brand ambassadors, spreading the word about the organisation’s positive attributes. Employee referrals are often a valuable source of high-quality candidates.
  4. Social media and online presence: In the digital age, candidates often research companies online before considering a job opportunity. An employer brand that is well-represented across various online platforms, such as company websites, social media channels, and review websites, can significantly impact a candidate’s perception. Positive reviews, engaging content, and a strong online presence can attract talented individuals who come across your organisation during their job search.
  5. Long-term talent acquisition: Building a strong brand is an investment in long-term talent acquisition. When your organisation consistently maintains a positive reputation as an employer, it becomes easier to attract talent over time. A solid employer brand creates a positive perception that can continue to attract top talent, even when specific job openings are not actively advertised.

For retention:

  1. Retains employees: A compelling brand not only helps attract candidates but also retains existing employees. When employees are proud to be associated with your organisation, they are more likely to stay engaged, committed, and loyal. This reduces turnover rates and saves recruitment and training costs.
  2. Boosts employee morale and engagement: When employees feel proud of their employer and the work they do, it boosts their morale and engagement levels. A strong brand fosters a sense of belonging and motivates employees to perform at their best. This leads to higher productivity, creativity, and innovation within the organisation.

For business:

  1. Improves customer perception: A strong brand can positively impact how customers perceive your company. When employees are happy and engaged, it reflects in their interactions with customers, leading to better customer service and satisfaction. Customers often prefer to do business with companies that have a positive reputation as employers.
  2. Reduces recruitment costs: Investing in building a strong employer brand can lead to long-term cost savings in recruitment. When you have a positive reputation as an employer, you tend to attract more qualified candidates organically, reducing the need for expensive recruitment efforts. Additionally, lower turnover rates translate into reduced recruitment and training expenses.

Overall, an effective employer brand is essential for attracting talent because it helps your organisation stand out, aligns with candidate preferences, encourages employee referrals, leverages digital platforms and provides a competitive advantage! The best bit?! Other than time spent on strategy and implementation promoting your brand can come at zero cost!

Do you want to know how to create a positive first impression, generate interest in your organisation and increase the likelihood of attracting top talent to your team or business? Get in touch or reach out directly to Strategy Manager, Kayleigh via [email protected]

 

 

Careers, CVs & your personal brand are things we all think about on a regular basis. Our personal brand (LinkedIn), in particular, is something we should always be working on so when the time to find a new role, update our CV and prepare for an interview presents itself the base work has already been done!

The Kameo Recruitment team frequently support Cambridge Network with their virtual careers days and workshops and in February 2023 we completed our first of the year! As a Cambridge-based recruitment agency, we know there are a plethora of other agencies Cambridge Network could reach out to, it’s not a position we take for granted and we’re always so grateful to a) return to their careers events and b) share our knowledge and expertise with attendees on the day.

When it comes to your CV and personal brand it’s hard to know where to turn for the right advice, that’s where a trusty recruitment partner aka Kameo Recruitment comes in! Below you’ll find a small amount of the information we shared with those who attended the careers fair in February.

Here at Kameo, we read CVs on a daily basis; and whilst we’re rarely surprised by what we read these days we’re passionate about quality CVs and want to ensure every candidate who comes through our doors is proud of the CV they send out to potential employers if you’re looking to update or rewrite your CV altogether get in touch and/or read our CV tips here .

Did you know that 91% of all employers are currently using social media as part of their hiring process (March 2022)?! Honestly? we were surprised too!

Does your LinkedIn profile showcase the best professional you?

Follow these top tips:

⭐ Your LinkedIn profile is an extension or a digital version of your CV ensure it reads as such!

⭐ Write a solid summary the “about” section of your LinkedIn allows you to share your story/journey – people buy from people and we all relish in a bit of human-ness

⭐  Be present and have a voice – write content, share content, like & get involved in this incredible professional network!

There’s plenty more where that came from, get in touch or check out our jobs page, apply for a role and we’ll help your career, CV & personal brand, view our jobs page here.

 

Do you know how to provide a successful work experience placement?

In June 2022 we provided a Cambridgeshire secondary school student with an opportunity to learn first-hand what the world of work looks like; although her time with us was brief we hope the impact we made on her is lifelong! As a result of a short time spent with us, we boosted her confidence and at 15 she has already taken those first timid steps into the world of work; as she transitions from school to her first job, she can tick off a few things, including what to expect on your first day in a new job, how to behave and commercial awareness.

Did you know young people who have completed work experience tend to mature whilst they do so? Work experience provides the opportunity to put their social and employability skills into practice; and are better prepared to make informed choices about their future careers.

It’s no secret that work experience is hugely beneficial to the student as they get a grasp on career insights, an introduction to the workplace and all things this encompasses!

Our student stated:

“I believe that work experience is a good idea at this stage in my life because it teaches me how a business runs so I am not only prepared for when I’m older but that I can also gain an idea of what I want or do not want to be. I also believe it is good because we are expected to make so many decisions at a young age about our future in school, e.g., what courses we take, and if we do work experience and get a feel for a job it could entice us to certain subjects that would be more relevant to our ideal job”.

However, as the employer, you might be thinking: taking on a work experience student will cost the business money, it will mean allocating time we don’t have right now and how do we benefit as a business?

Well, let us enlighten you…

  • Access to new talent and/or ideas – you have a week (or two) to gain significant intel on what the next generation of workers considers valuable. Students are full of enthusiasm; ask them for their ideas – you never know where it might take you!
  • They were born and raised in the age of technology; they are naturally adept when it comes to technology and will likely have an abundance of skills that are advantageous to your business, especially if you’re a business with a smaller workforce.
  • The impact on company culture: working with work experience students can help foster a culture of mentorship and learning within the organisation, this can improve employee morale and engagement.

By the end of a week with us our student could independently navigate herself around our social media scheduling tool, CRM, and website back-end.

  • A work experience student can help you shake up “the way you’ve always done it”; new ways of working are what the labour market is crying out for, listen up and work on becoming a thought-leader in your industry.
  • Do you already offer apprenticeships? Or take part in a school leaver programme? If you’re already passionate about nurturing the next generation of talent, what do you have to lose by beginning your search a year or so earlier than planned? By offering work experience you have a genuine opportunity to source your next apprentice.
  • Offering work experience is great branding for the company. If you can provide a genuine and well thought through work experience week that is truly beneficial to the student, they are more likely to recommend people to your business.
  • Offering work experience helps raise your company profile and brand. If you are currently looking for staff, or simply want to highlight that you’re invested in people, offering a school student a work experience placement will certainly hammer that point home.

Our Top Tips for a successful work experience placement!

⭐ Organise and prepare a well-rounded induction for them and begin preparing this weeks, if not months, in advance! A) you want them to maximise their experience B) the world is a small place and word-of-mouth marketing is powerful; the experience they have with you will be shared, so make sure they’re sharing good things!

“On my first day, I thought I had so much to do which kept me busy. I did not have a moment where I was bored or where I ran out of things to do. They have lovely employees which made me felt welcome.”

⭐ Make sure they’re aware of all relevant health & safety policies and procedures!

“Before carrying out work experience at Kameo I had no idea how many health & safety procedures office staff needed to follow/be aware of.”

⭐ Involve your team; they know their roles best and are in the best position to tell you what aspects of their role best suit the pending work experience student. Within this, if you’re a small business let the work experience student get a feel for how the business functions and how each department operates; this ensures a well-rounded experience.

⭐ Think outside the box. Are there opportunities/experiences you can provide during their week or two with you that may surprise them e.g., our work experience student was offered the chance to attend an event hosted by Kameo, attend a meeting with a key client and explore the city with our Director, Sharon. Remember, they are doing this to gain experience so give them an experience!!

“I believe variation is the key because it allows people to get a real idea of what different opportunities there are in an office-based job. Many people think that an office job is just sitting at a desk all day replying to emails, but Kameo taught me that it is so much more to do.”

⭐ Not a tip but an important thing to note, saying yes to a work experience student is a seamless process; the school did the hard work. We had to have a short meeting earlier on in the year and sign some paperwork! The schools are also aware of how important this week can be in shaping the student’s future and thoroughly prepare them beforehand; each student was also given a worksheet to work through during their placement period.

Our student reported that her week at Kameo was a pleasant change; having recently completed two weeks of mock GCSEs it felt great to have some time away from school and ascertain a picture of the working world!

We hope offering work experience becomes embedded in the Kameo footprint and we recommend anyone who has the means to do so to offer a student the opportunity to kickstart their career!

On Tuesday 21st February Kameo Recruitment attended Form the Futures annual conference, it was their first in-person conference since 2019, and what an afternoon it was! Our volunteer work with Form the Future underpins our ethos and helps us live by our mission: to build genuine, long-lasting relationships to help people reach their potential. 

The turnout on the day was excellent, the takeaways were plentiful and it was very insightful to hear first-hand from the students currently benefitting from Form the Future and the hard work of their volunteers.

 

⭐ the future generation is fantastic

⭐ the vision for Form the Future is HUGE

⭐ the world of work will change due to artificial intelligence, we need to be prepared and simultaneously prepare the future world of work for this

⭐ we are only as good as our network & it’s through working together that we make a difference

 

Sharon & Kayleigh were asked to present on “How to Successfully Embed a Volunteering Programme”, it was as a popular workshop, with a high number of attendees, and we’re hopeful several businesses now feel better able to embed a volunteer programme in their business.

Post-event both Sharon & Kayleigh were able to network with like-minded professionals who wholeheartedly believe in the mission and future vision for Form the Future.

 

➡️To find out further information about Kameo Recruitment’s volunteer work click here.

➡️To find out more about Form the Future, or become a volunteer today click here.