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Candidate Testimonials

I’ve worked with Premier Placement Services for 12 years in temporary industrial and driving roles, and have built up a great rapport with the team. I like the fact that they don’t treat you like a number, instead they treat you as an individual and with respect. I’ve been offered a number of full time roles over the years for clients that I’ve worked with on a long term basis, but for me I like the variety that temporary work brings and I get to meet some great characters along the way.

Phil Ashton: Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent

Industrial/Driving roles 

When my husband semi-retired and I took voluntary redundancy four years ago, I made the decision to semi-retire myself and spend as much time as I could with my husband enjoying our narrowboat. I registered with Premier Placement Services to see if they could find me administrative work during specific times when I knew I would be available and it’s the best thing I ever did. As well as finding me work when I want it, they proactively call me on a regular basis to let me know about jobs that they think would suit me – they have even offered me part-time permanent jobs. I genuinely feel valued and I get to work when I want to. I have great flexibility and have always enjoyed the placements that I’ve been offered which can be for just one-day, weekly or long term for six-months plus.

Glennis Hooper: Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Commercial roles

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

I’m originally from Stoke but moved to live in Cornwall for a number of years before returning back home in 2003. When I moved back I saw Premier Placement Services and thought that it would be a good idea to register with them to get some work until I decided what I was going to do for a job. I have now been working with Premier Placement Services for 12 years in various driving roles and find the team very friendly and always willing to work with me to suit me needs. Wages are always paid on time and any issues are resolved immediately. As I’m approaching my 60th birthday, I’ve recently reduced my hours and Premier Placement Services have been more than happy to offer flexible working patterns and have even said that if driving becomes less attractive to me as I get older, alternative work will be available too. I really enjoy the flexibility that agency work provides and it means that I can work when I want to and take holidays when I want to!

Gary Merrill: Stoke-on-Trent

Driving roles

I originally got in touch with premier Placement Services as I was searching for warehouse positions online, and having applied on a Friday, Premier Placement Services got back in touch first thing the following Monday. I did a short phone interview with Craig and he invited me to come in straight away and I was really surprised it all happened so quickly. Premier Placement Services have been really good to me and I can’t fault their service at all. I’d lost hope and my confidence as I’d been looking for work for a while, but as soon as I got in touch with Premier they got me set on straight away. When I started I was nervous as this was a completely different type of work for me and I wanted to do well, but the team at P&L Joinery made me feel welcome from day one. When they offered me a permanent contract it was great and I feel so lucky to have come here. Everything is falling into place for me now and I can start saving for driving lessons and a car, then hopefully my own house. It feels like I have options again now.

Chris Haywood: Newchapel, Stoke-on-Trent

Industrial role

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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
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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Client understanding

Candidate matching

High volume recruitment

Delivering a complete service

Professional

Good communicator

Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant
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Russell Lunn

Senior Driving Consultant

Russell Lunn - Senior Driving Consultant

Russell Lunn

Senior Driving Consultant

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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  • 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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  • Passion for excellent customer service
  • Great Communicator
  • Dedicated Professional
  • Great Work Ethic
  • Driven to succeed
  • Loyal

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Key Safety Information

Wear your safety equipment: Always wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We will let you what safety equipment you will need. We can provide common safety equipment to anyone working a current assignment. When you’re at your work placement make sure that you understand the requirement for where and when PPE is to be worn.

In case of injury: If you are ever injured while working through Premier Placement Services, even in a minor way, report the situation to your supervisor and us immediately to determine the level of medical attention needed. Remember, it is your responsibility to report an injury to us – don’t rely on someone else to do it for you.

If you’re lifting – do it properly: Remember to lift with your legs and not your back! Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re lifting something that weighs more than 50lbs, there should be more than one person lifting it. If you can’t lift something, make sure you tell your supervisor immediately.

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Top Tips for your Working Day

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Our clients want to see a CV that really demonstrates your skills and experience. There are websites available that will help you to create a great CV but if you’d prefer we can sit down and talk you through it. Get in touch to discuss CV writing options.

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If you’re late for an interview your chances of getting the job are slim! And when you’re at work, try to always arrive at least 10 minutes early for everything. Give yourself plenty of travel time to meetings etc.

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Your appearance will always make an impression on your employers – make sure it’s a good one! Dress professionally but keep it simple. Be neat and well-groomed with clean, well pressed clothes and polished shoes.

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Employers want their employees to want to work there. Listen to instructions, training and feedback and approach your work with a positive attitude. Be willing to learn and always show respect for your colleagues and managers.

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Don't turn up for work smelling of alcohol and with a hangover! And try not to wear too much make-up, t-shirts with inappropriate slogans, clothing that’s too tight, too short or cut too low. All of these things could give your employer the wrong impression and adversely affect your position within the company.

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Switch your phone to silent during the working day and don’t spend hours taking personal calls. It’s not only unprofessional but while you’re doing that, you’re not doing your work. Your employer will soon begin to ask questions if deadlines are not met or work is left unfinished.

Candidate FAQs

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Why should I register with Premier Placement Services?

We treat our candidates with the same respect as our clients, helping them to find the right job or career path to match their skill set. We have access to a wide variety of un advertised vacancies with leading local businesses and anyone placed by us can rest assured that they will be treated fairly and all worker legislation will be adhered to. Flexibility and continuity of work will be offered and temporary employment often leads to permanent placements and overtime premiums are paid on 97% of all contracts. Once placed, you will have regular contact with your placement consultant to ensure that everything is running smoothly. In terms of administration, accurate weekly payment is made directly into your bank account with payslips available online or sent via email. If needed, we can also provide you with Personal Protective Equipment and in some instances transport via our fleet of minibuses is available.it.

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How do I register for work?

The process begins either online or you can call our team directly. Either way, basic information is all that we need to start the recruitment process.

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Once registered what happens next?

Once you have attended your interview your application will be processed.  Any test results will be noted, references will be obtained and any licences will be fully checked and approved.  Once this has been completed you are made available for work. Vacancies arrive daily throughout all of our divisions and once your application has been processed you could find yourself working the very next day. Our consultants have a huge database of information regarding jobs and we even canvass your details to other potential clients on your behalf. During your interview, pay rates, holiday pay, pensions, 48hr working week etc. will be discussed and you will be  issued with a copy of your Terms of Engagement, this is similar to a contract of employment. This stipulates all your entitlements and any other statutory rights you have as an employee.

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When/where does the interview take place?

Interviews take place Monday to Friday at our offices at set interview times as follows:

  • Morning between the hours of 8 – 9.30am
  • Lunchtime between the hours of 12 – 1.30pm
  • Early evening between the hours of 4 – 5pm
  • Late night between the hours of 5.30 – 7pm
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What do I need to bring with me to my interview?

You must bring the following information for the interview to take place. If you don’t bring these documents we will have to cancel and re-arrange your interview.

  • Form of identification – a current passport or a full birth certificate accompanied with either a P45, P60, National Insurance Card or a letter from a government agency. No other form of identification is valid
  • National Insurance number (temporary numbers are not accepted)
  • Full bank details
  • Email address
  • Student ID where applicable
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How am I notified of work?

A consultant will telephone you immediately when a position becomes vacant.

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Why am I given a timesheet?

All of our workers’ hours have to be logged on a timesheet and authorised by the client with his/her signature in order for wages to be paid.  All time sheets must be submitted to the office before 9am on Monday morning for the previous week’s work. We can only pay you if we receive authorised time sheets. If your timesheets are late this will result in delayed payment. Some timesheets are submitted by the employee, others are submitted by the client. Employees may even be required to clock in/out on some jobs too. For each assignment you undertake we will make clear the correct procedure to follow to collate your hours worked.

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I work as a driver, do I need to hand a timesheet in?

All drivers working on behalf of Premier Placement Services need to ensure a driver’s working-time timesheet is completed and handed into our offices every Monday morning before 8am, accompanied with the relevant tachograph charts.

Tachograph charts or digital printouts for 28 days must be kept in the possession of a driver at all times, these should include your current working week. Once you are in receipt of five weeks’ worth of tachograph charts and/or digital printouts you must call into our offices and hand over your first week’s tachograph charts. You must do this on a continuous weekly basis.  Failure to follow the directive relating to the Working Time Regulations will result in your details being passed to VOSA and no future work will be offered to you.

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What do I do if I don’t like the job I am given?

Firstly, don’t walk off the assignment! Give the position some time. Every effort will be made to match your skills to the job, plus we will give you a full brief on the position before you accept it.  If the job is still not suitable, you must call us as soon as possible – preferably at break time or your lunchtime – and discuss your areas of concern.

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If I am working for another company or Premier Placement Services on a temporary basis but would like to move to a permanent role, what should I do?

If you are working for another company, please register with us to start the recruitment process.

If you are already working for us and wish to be considered for a permanent position, please let us know and we will work with you to look for a permanent role.

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What happens if I’m unable to come to work due to sickness or a personal issue?

Our policy is exceptionally strict in this area, so if you don’t tell us about your absence we will not offer you any further work. We operate a 24-hour answering service (01782 717007). Therefore we expect you to leave a message before your shift start time detailing the problem. We can then inform our client. We also encourage you to call us later in the day to let us know when you will be returning back to work.

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How do I get paid?

Your weekly wage goes directly into the bank account given to us when you registered. Your wages will go into your bank account, weekly, every Friday. You must tell us immediately about any changes to your bank or personal details such as address, name of bank, account name or number etc.

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What should I do if I feel I’ve been paid wrongly?

Your query will be dealt with swiftly and any agreed adjustments will be made in your following week’s wage.

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What is my entitlement of paid holidays?

Our holiday year runs from 1 January of each year and ends on 31 December. No holidays can be carried forward into the next year and holidays not taken will be lost. It is your responsibility to ensure your accrued holidays are taken. Please note: holiday pay is only applied when holidays are taken. You cannot claim holiday pay whilst working on any assignment.

Your entitlement is 28 days for a complete holiday year, (5.6 weeks) including Bank Holidays. If you start to work for us part way through a holiday year, your entitlement will be accrued on a pro rata basis. Therefore, holiday pay for anyone starting to work part way through a year is calculated at approximately 0.538 days per week, or 2.33 days per calendar month.

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How do I apply for holiday pay?

If and when you want to take a holiday you should pop into the office to complete a holiday form or you can download one from the website. Once you’ve handed your holiday form in we will check it for you.

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I don’t have a Hi-Viz vest or any working boots, do you provide these?

Yes, we can provide Personal Protective Equipment if required.

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Can you help with transport to my place of work?

In some instances we do provide transport to and from industrial clients via our own fleet of mini-buses which are driven by professional drivers.

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