Recruitment agency serving Milton Keynes & Northamptonshire

Welcome to Ascendant Recruitment... deliberately different

If you’re looking for a high quality recruitment service that is friendly, professional and reliable, then you’ve come to the right place!

When it comes to choosing a recruitment agency, you will want to work with a company who:

  • Has your best interests at heart
  • Takes the time to understand your needs and works tirelessly on your behalf 
  • Returns your calls and always keeps you updated

At Ascendant Recruitment, we use our insight and expertise to provide a service that is deliberately different.

Since we started in 2003, we’ve established a reputation as a leading independent recruitment agency for Milton Keynes, Northampton and the surrounding areas. During this time we've:

  • Helped over 300 local employers find talented new employees
  • Placed over 2,000 people into permanent jobs
  • Placed over 5,000 people into temporary roles
  • Maintained a 90% client retention rate

We're also proud of the fact that over 96% of the candidates we place into permanent roles pass their probationary period.

We have 5 specialist recruitment divisions: Office Support, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources, Finance & Accountancy and Logistics.

Our offices are in Milton Keynes and Northampton and we recruit within the surrounding areas.

So whether you’re a job seeker looking for an exciting new opportunity or an employer looking for new talent for your team, please get in touch!

 

Featured jobs View All

Business Development Executive
20-35K OTE

Salary Up to £25,000 basic salary + £10K OTE. Full-time Permanent role. The Company Due to continuing growth, our client has a requirement for an experienced, dynamic business development executive to join their team, with the successful applicant expected to be promoted to Business Development Manager within the first year. The Role Your responsibilites will include: Cold calling prospective clients Arranging appointments for the BDM to go out to meet clients Assisting with marketing campaigns Building rapport and strong relationships with prospective/existing clients Working to pre-agreed KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) The person You will be an ambitious sales with a proven track record of creating, new accounts You must have cold-calling experience and be self-motivated Have the ability to work effectively under pressure whilst maintaining the highest standards of performance So if you’re looking to develop your career with an exciting, challenging role within an established company, please do get in touch today!

Customer Service / Administrator
£15500 - £19000

Customer Service / Administrator   Salary: £15,500 + bonus   Skills required   Excellent customer service skills Efficient organisation, time management and prioritisation skills Ability to multi-task   Duties will include:   Liaising with Lenders and Product Providers to: -chase cases -upload documents -case problem solving -keep the lenders/providers up to date on any potential changes Liaising with estate agents and solicitors to progress cases through to completion and dealing with any potential issues following offer Maintaining databases - ensuring contact details, review dates, product details, etc. are up to date and relevant, keeping case notes and progressing cases through the relevant stages. If you have excellent customer service and organisational skills please apply today!   Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible and if you are shortlisted we will aim to call you within two working days. If you do not receive a call please do not be despondent. Typically only one candidate can be successful per role! Please apply for any future roles in the same way. Good luck!

Administrator
£9.00 - £10.00

Would you love to work for one of the leading automotive companies in the world? If you are then I have the perfect job for you! This role is ideal for someone who is wants to work for one of the biggest companies in the Milton Keynes area, my client is looking for a highly organised administrator to come in and join the team. Each day will be varied within this role as one day you could be organising meeting rooms for the team leaders/directors and the next you could be filing, updating the system or sending out letters to customers. The experience we’ve highlighted that would be extremely useful for you to possess includes: Experience of working in a busy office environment. Work well under pressure. Diligent and committed. Smart appearance. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Be proficient in using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel). Accurate typing skills. Highly motivated and proactive. In return we can offer you the opportunity to work for one of the leading automotive company within the Milton Keynes area. If you have the right attitude and want to work hard I want to hear from you. I’m shortlisting for this role immediately so please apply NOW! Thank you for your interest in this position and in Ascendant Recruitment. We can’t respond personally to each individual application due to the high volume of CVs we receive on a daily basis. However, your application will be reviewed by one of our 15 qualified consultants within the next 48 hours. If you do not hear from us within this time period, you have unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion but we will retain your details for future positions. We’ve tried to place as much useful information on our website for you, please feel free to download anything that’s of interest and take the time to view our other vacancies.

Business Development Manager
£30000 - £35000

Salary Up to £35,000 basic salary. Full-time Permanent role. The Company Due to continuing growth, our client has a requirement for an experienced, dynamic business development manager to join their team. The Role Your responsibilites will include: Cold calling prospective clients Putting together sales promotions Marketing Winning new business Building rapport and strong relationships with prospective/existing clients - both over the telephone and face to face Account management Developing accounts Working to pre-agreed KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) The person You will be an ambitious sales with a proven track record of creating, building and sustaining new accounts You must have cold-calling experience and be self-motivated Have the ability to work effectively under pressure whilst maintaining the highest standards of performance Ideally you will have some experience with marketing and an interest in travel So if you’re looking to develop your career with an exciting, challenging role within an established company, please do get in touch today!

Latest Insights

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Happy Anniversary to Sheila

Congratulations to Sheila Willis, our Senior Consultant, who's celebrating her 13th anniversary at Ascendant Recruitment. During that time, she's helped over 1,000 people find permanent work and her sage advice and experience has had a positive influence on thousands of other job seekers. She's also passed on her pearls of wisdom to many recruitment consultants and been a key part of our growth and business development. Well done Sheila!

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We're in the press!

Ascendant Recruitment Limited MD Nick Peacock was interviewed for Recruitment Grapevine Magazine this month. He answered questions on the impact of Brexit and talked about our expansion plans for the future. You can read the full interview below and here: http://mag.recruitmentgrapevine.com/RG-July-2016/?page=26: Nick recruitment grapevine Aug 2016  

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