Candidate Testimonials

Read below what our Candidates have to say about our service offering

  • “I would highly recommend Principal People within the QSHE recruitment field. They were a major help for me and supplied me with an overwhelming amount of resources to guide me during the interview process. They kept in contact throughout the process and also updated me very quickly on any changes during the stages. I am thankful for their support and guidance and believe that the consultants provided a fantastic exceptional service on behalf of Principal People and would recommend to anybody.

    Health, Safety & Environment Manager

  • "I have had many calls from recruitment agencies with jobs that I would never be interested in, this was different. Principal People found me a job that perfectly matched my past experience and career aspirations. If I could have dreamt up my next move, it would have been the one they found for me. They recognised my skills, knowledge and experience and gave me the confidence to apply for a high calibre company. It was great to have someone who was there every step of the way who was approachable, positive and motivating. It’s always best to have a second opinion from people you can trust. Thanks for everything Principal People.” 

    Health and Safety Manager

  • “From the first telephone conversation to the Skype interview and beyond, Principal People have supported me through the application process for a new position. I found it very easy to discuss the job particulars with Principal People and it was obvious they had a sound knowledge of the role and the client’s expectations. Once they had reviewed my CV and were confident I would suit the role they gave me the confidence to progress through the process. Principal People kept in contact regularly with calls before the interview offering support and techniques, including for a presentation I had to give, and calls afterwards to discuss how it went. They even were kind enough to call in the evenings as it wasn’t always easy to talk during work times. I can recommend Tom and Nicola as constant professionals with amazing skills, experience and judgement which enables them to place the right people in the right jobs. I honestly could not recommend them, or their colleagues at Principal People highly enough and I’m very grateful for the support they have given me. Even after a year in the role I received a call from them for a catch up and to see how things were. Unrivalled support!”

    Health and Safety Manager

  • “I’d like to express my sincere thanks to Principal People, and particularly my consultant Aleks Smolski, for helping me secure my new management position. Aleks kept me informed by phone and email regularly through the process. Most importantly Aleks seemed genuinely interested and there was no pressure and he encouraged honest communication.”

    Health & Safety Manager

  • “...I dealt with many recruitment agencies over the last few months, they either never returned calls, made me aware of roles that never materialised, offered me roles that were not suitable or made me feel like a cold caller whenever I rang them – not Principal People. I cannot praise them enough in the way they treated me and helped me secure that permanent role –  I would happily recommend them to both those looking for the ideal candidate and those looking for their next new role.”

    Head of Health, Safety & Facilities

  • “Principal People are an extremely capable H&S recruitment specialist in the HSEQ field and during the recruitment process kept me well informed on developments in a very fast moving environment. George understood both his client needs and my expectations and managed them effectively so that the prospective employer and I were suitably matched. I would have no hesitation in recommending Principal People to source any HSEQ recruitment needs you may require.”

    Health & Safety Manager

  • “Max assisted in obtaining my placement. The role was a permanent position that was handled diligently and professionally by Max who ensured confidentiality which is of the utmost importance when seeking a position at another company whilst still with a current employer. Thank you Max and your team for making what can be a daunting process reassuring and straightforward.”

    HSQ Manager

  • “George was a pleasure to work with, he identified a great role for me and ensured I was kept informed and supported every step of the way. The role he identified was 100% what I was looking for and I now could not be happier with my current position. He worked hard and got the results we both wanted. Could not recommend more.”

    Health and Safety Advisor

  • "When I presented my CV to Josh he immediately spotted my potential and worked with me to make sure the CV showed my skills in the best way possible. As a result I got the interview for the exact role I have been working towards and ultimately secured the job. His support has continued through the appointment process, helping to ensure a smooth transition. I thoroughly recommend Josh to anyone searching for SHEQ roles."

    Head of Environment

  • “Aleks ensured that the recruitment process flowed swiftly, smoothly and took personal responsibility for ensuring that I was kept informed of progress at each stage. I'm grateful for the support which Aleks provided and his professional approach. I would highly recommend him.”

    Head of Health & Safety

  • “Nicky has helped me to secure a dream position. She kept me constantly informed on any updates and even wished me good luck before my interview. Once I had secured the job she still contacted me to ensure that everything was going well and that I was happy.  She is very professional and dedicated. She understands the stress that may come with applying for new positions and gives help and advice to ease concerns.  I will always be grateful to Nicky for the personal touch she showed and would recommend your company to other personnel I know are coming back from Afghanistan and are looking for employment.”

    QHSE Manager

  • “I have nothing but good things to say about Shakira and her colleagues at Principal People; they have been excellent. The customer service has been first class. I am thankful for their support, guidance. I would recommend them to anyone.”

    Health and Safety Manager

  • “I have nothing but good things to say about Zac and Principal People; throughout the entire process they have been exceptional. The service that I received, and the time that they invested in me made me feel like a VIP, nothing was too much trouble for them in helping me to secure my role. I was given coaching via Skype and on the phone before the interview, and the supporting literature was invaluable in helping prepare me for the interview.  I cannot recommend Principal People highly enough.”

    Health and Safety Consultant

  • "Reece was instrumental in getting me the position, he was very thorough in ensuring that not only was I right for the company but that the job was the right fit for me. His attention to detail was valuable throughout the process and very helpful. Reece’s professionalism and courteous manner even after I got the position was exemplary as he followed up with further communication to ensure I had settled in well. I have no hesitation in recommending or endorsing Reece as his meticulous attention to detail and his high level of professionalism is an asset to any individual or employer and will surely see him succeed in all his endeavours."

    Fire Risk Assessor

  • "Excellent recruiting agency, extremely knowledgeable in their field and couldn't have asked for more from Reece. Would highly recommend them for fire safety recruitment to anyone who is looking for a job or looking to recruit the correct person."

    Regional Fire Safety Surveyor

  • Principal People are dedicated Recruitment Consultants who take time to communicate in a warm and friendly manner to help ensuring open and clear lines of communications, particularly between myself and my new employer. They were extremely professional and always contactable, even late into the evening, which facilitated the process.

    Risk and Compliance Quality Manager

  • I found myself by chance a client of Reece’s and to be honest I'm delighted I stumbled across the job he was advertising and even happier I got the role! He was ridiculously efficient & not in a pushy way, with amazing advice & feedback. I would seriously use Reece again if I was considering moving into another role & would definitely put my trust in him in helping you get to where you want to.

    Fire Risk Manager