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Finding a job when you have just graduated can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have a lot of commercial experience. Over the years we have worked with hundreds of bright, talented graduates to secure opportunities with some of the best employers in Milton Keynes, Northampton and the surrounding areas.

Many of the graduates we place into permanent positions registered with Ascendant Recruitment before they had graduated. We work with many undergraduates during their university holidays, offering them temporary assignments in office support roles.

If you haven’t considered temping, as well as the obvious benefit of earning money, here are a few other benefits:

  • You’ll get a foot in the door: Many of the candidates we work with started off on temporary assignments and impressed the employer so much they were taken on permanently!
  • Build up your experience: Temping is an excellent way of building your CV and learning new skills, making you more attractive to a future employer.
  • Access to a huge recruitment network: Once you have proven how good you are as a temporary worker, we will be able to approach employers on your behalf to help you secure your perfect permanent job.

If you're not convinced about the doors temping can open, read Chloe's story! She started out as a temp for Mercedes-Benz five years ago following her A-Levels and is now enjoying a successful career in Marketing. You can read her story here.

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Ascendant Recruitment has divisions in Office Support, HR, Sales & Marketing, Accounting & Finance and Logistics. We recruit at all levels so if you are looking for a new opportunity in Milton Keynes, Northampton or the surrounding areas, please get in touch! As a candidate you will also receive regular hints and tips to help you in your job search.

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Financial Accountant
Up to £39000 per annum Plus bonus and benefits

Financial AccountantPermanent£39,000 plus company bonus & benefitsMilton Keynes Working within the Finance and Controlling Team, you will be responsible for providing support to the financial planning, closing and reporting processes; including the preparation of financial statements and Corporation tax packs ensuring timely and accurate financial closing and reporting. Day to day you will resolve queries from European offices located in Spain and Germany regarding accounting matters. Your main responsibility within this role will be to support the completion of the monthly group financial reporting process, including consolidation of all group entities, GAAP adjustments, inter-company reconciliation and completeness of disclosures, within pre-defined timelines. Other responsibilities Support the preparation of the annual Corporation Tax packs and analysis for the quarterly instalment payments.Prepare monthly reconciliations for balance sheet accounts within direct responsibility, ensuring that all reconciling differences are investigated and resolved in a timely manner.Ensure all documented internal controls in relation to the Finance and Controlling function are understood and adhered to and take responsibility for quarterly testing thereof; escalate any non-compliance to management in a timely manner.Act as a formal delegate for the Accountant and Corporate Controller. Provide accounting support to the Finance Department in general, as required. We are looking for someone with: Experience in a commercial environment and possess strong problem-solving skillsNewly qualified ACA or ACCA with previous financial accounting experience of at least 3 years, in either industry or practiceA natural aptitude for continuous improvements and affinity to seek changeExcellent Excel skills to effectively to analyse large amounts of dataKnowledge of SAP and MIF advantageousYou will have good communication skills and the ability to work with both accounting and non-accounting colleagues. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Role advertised: 19 June 2019 WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.

Legal Assistant
£18000 - £20000 per annum

Legal Assistant £18,000 - £20,000 DOE Monday to Friday office hours Our award winning client is looking to recruit a Legal Assistant to join their friendly team. The ideal candidate be a law graduate with conveyancing experience. Main duties for a legal assistant:Land registry searchesCompletion preparationTaking instructions via telephone from companies and clients alikeAssisting fee earners and team leaderAssisting with conveyancing service Actioning daily report reminders Essential knowledge and experience for a legal assistant:Previous administration/customer service experience, ideally within an office environmentGood team playerGood communication and client care skillsExcellent attention to detail and accuracyEnthusiasm and willingness to learnAble to work under pressure and to deadlinesDesirable knowledge and experience for a legal assistant:Law qualification - preferably degree equivalent Knowledge of conveyancing procedures and/or experience of working within the Real Estate sector (such as another Solicitors, Estate Agents, Mortgage Broker, Building Society, etc.)If this sounds like you, please apply today.Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment businesses. We support job seekers in Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, & Finance positions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current temporary, contract and permanent positions please visit, like & follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 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!

Technical Warehouse Operative
£17000 - £18000 per annum

Technical Warehouse OperativeHours: Monday to Friday between 8.00am and 6pm (including overtime)Park Farm, Wellingborough£17,000 - £18,000 D.O.E My client is looking for a person who loves both working in the warehouse and has a passion for technology. If you are interested in how your phone works this could be the perfect role for you!You will be working in a small but fun warehouse team who are responsible for goods in/out and programming terminals. Programming the terminals involves connecting them up to lap tops, ensuring the uploads are taking place and then checking the software has installed correctly. We are looking for someone with:Warehouse experienceAn interest in technologyGoods in goods out experience100% checking and safe storage of all stock.Physically fitFast learnerSelf-motivatedAble to use own initiativeReliableGood communication written and verbal skills If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment businesses. We support job seekers in Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, & Finance positions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current temporary, contract and permanent positions please visit, like & follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 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!

Legal Assistant
£18000 - £20000 per annum

Legal Assistant £18,000 - £20,000 DOE Monday to Friday office hours Our award winning client is looking to recruit a Legal Assistant to join their friendly team. The ideal candidate be a law graduate with conveyancing experience. Essential knowledge and experiencePrevious administration/customer service experience, ideally within an office environmentGood team playerGood communication and client care skillsExcellent attention to detail and accuracyEnthusiasm and willingness to learnAble to work under pressure and to deadlinesDesirable knowledge and experienceLaw qualification - preferably degree equivalent Knowledge of conveyancing procedures and/or experience of working within the Real Estate sector (such as another Solicitors, Estate Agents, Mortgage Broker, Building Society, etc.)If this sounds like you, please apply today.Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment businesses. We support job seekers in Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, & Finance positions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current temporary, contract and permanent positions please visit, like & follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 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!

Service Administrator
Up to £17000 per annum

Services Administrator Salary: £17,000 per annumShift pattern:Monday - Friday8.30am - 5.00pm Location: Kettering Our client is looking to recruit a Services Administrator to join their team. This role will be to support the departmental manager and the wider team and to carry out administration tasks within the service team.The role:General administration dutiesTaking incoming calls and passing on messages efficientlyResponding to email queries and escalate where appropriateDealing with ad-hoc queries where necessaryData entryPreparing Material Allocation Sheets and Purchase Orders as requiredUnderstand all company processes and procedures and ensure that they are adhered to About you:Have excellent written and oral communication skillsHave an exceptional telephone mannerGood working knowledge of MS Word/ExcelHave excellent customer service skillsHigh levels of accuracy and attention to detailAbility to work well on your own initiative If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you! Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment businesses. We support job seekers in Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, & Finance positions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current temporary, contract and permanent positions please visit, like & follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 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!

Technical Customer Service Advisor
£17500 - £18500 per annum

Technical Customer Service Advisor£17,500 - £18,500 DOEWellingboroughMy client is looking for a Customer Service Advisor to support their customers with technical queries. Their customers are retailers who are calling in with queries regarding their EPOS systems/Hand Held Terminals. You will be determining the faults via scripted questions to determine whether or not you are able to fix the HHT over the phone or whether a replacement needs to be issued.The role involves:Inbound telephone support to customersOrdering stock on behalf of clients and arranging deliveriesOn the spot problem solving and diagnostics of both software and hardwareSolving queries between merchants and their banking partnersCommunicating with other departments to ensure customers receive the best service possibleAs you are supporting retailers you will be required to work across shift patterns, which are 4 weekly. These are as follows:Weeks 1 and 2: 8am to 4pmWeeks 3 and 4: 9am to 5pmWeeks 5 and 6: 10am to 6pmWeek 7: 3pm to 11pm- Alternate weekends working EITHER Saturday or Sunday.If this sounds like you, please apply today.Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment businesses. We support job seekers in Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, & Finance positions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current temporary, contract and permanent positions please visit, like & follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.Due to the high volume of applications we receive, it is not always possible to get back to you within 48 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!

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