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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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One of the most rewarding aspects of our job being able to help people find their perfect job and we're proud of the amazing feedback our candidates send us each week. Click here to read what they have to say.

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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Warehouse Operative Willington
£7.50 - £7.50

Ascendant Recruitment are recruiting for 3 warehouse operatives for a temporary assignment until October. The position is based in Willington. Monday to Friday   8am – 5pm £7.50 per hour   Job Role; Picking and packing Stock taking Allocating stock to location Data inputting Unloading and loading of lorries Breaking down palettes Replenishing stock Cleaning as you go   Desirable skills; Previous warehouse experience Stock taking knowledge Excellent communication skills Good numeracy skills Able to commit to the 4 month assignment possibly longer   For more information please call or email Gemma for more information.

Warehouse Administrator
£16500 - £16500

Ascendant Recruitment are recruiting for a Warehouse Administrator in Milton Keynes. Monday to Friday Permanent position paying £16,500 Position available immediately. Job Role; General warehouse duties Picking and packing Unloading and loading of lorries Data entry Stock control Building relationships with customers Communication with customers and other departments Skills required; Warehouse experience Good computer skills Good numerical skills Excellent organisation Strong communication skills Self-motivated Able to work well under pressure For more information please call Gemma for more information If you are looking for an opportunity to grow in a company where hard work is rewarded and where there is potential to grow, then we would like to hear from you! 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 short-listed 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!

Sales consultant
24,000 plus commission

Are you an enthusiastic salesperson? Are you looking to build a career within an expanding company? Do you like the sound of uncapped commission with a competitive basic? Our Client, a growing and well established company within Milton Keynes are looking for an enthusiastic and driven salesperson to join their expanding team. If you like the sound of being a key player and feel you have the ambition to drive the business forward, then we would like to hear from you! You will be the company’s representative both over the telephone and face to face. The role will involve you speaking to existing customers, calling prospective customers and meeting potential customers face to face whilst attending their exclusive events. Skill set needed; Tenacity - cold calling prospective clients Rapport building - engaging with customers on a face to face bases Knowledge - the ability to learn products Problem solving - listening to the customer’s needs and selling the most appropriate solution to help them progress We are looking for a salesperson with passion, persistence and who genuinely cares for their customers. Competitive basic salary, uncapped commission and excellent career development opportunities!   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!

Sales/Business Development Executive
Basic salary up to £25,000 (OTE £45,000)

Do you want a career as opposed to a job? Do you want to work for a company where you aren't made to feel "just a number"? Do you possess the ability to build strong relationships and are you passionate about offering the best service to your customers? Full-time, permanent role. Basic salary 25K + uncapped commission (OTE £45K)   The Company Our client, the head office for a very well known brand based in Milton Keynes, are seeking an experienced Business Development Executive to join their vibrant team! The working environment is extremely unique, with plenty of fun but also very hard-working and results-orientated.    The Role The primary focus of the role is to pro-actively contact existing and potential customers via the telephone, build relationships and understand their business - Only then will you be able to advise on suitable products and services to offer. You will be consultative, this is solution-based selling. Your responsibilities will include: Identify the opportunity to generate new business Converting initial enquiries right through to closing the deal Pro-actively identify opportunities to cross-sell and up-sell Use your strong interpersonal and influencing skills to confidently communicate complex technical issues to successfully encourage customers to expand their product range Ensure sound up to date excellent knowledge of technical products and services to deliver excellent customer service and maximise selling opportunities. About You In order to be suitable for this role you will have the following skills/experience: Great communication skills Demonstrated experience of working a target environment with a desire to achieve sales targets. Driven to achieve personal and team objectives whilst demonstrating the right behaviours. Excellent sales, negotiation and presentation skills are essential! To discuss this exciting career opportunity further, please apply online now via this advert!   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 short-listed 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!

Marketing Coordinator
£22,000 - 26000

Permanent, full time role - 37.5 hours per week Salary £22,000-£26,000 Based in Central Milton Keynes   Life's short. Is it time for you to do something different? Maybe you're bored of the same old same old administrative tasks and want more interesting work.  Have you considered moving into marketing? Not wishy washy stuff, you'd take on responsibilities that contribute directly to the bottom line and growth of a company.  You'll focus on coordinating a range of events to raise our client's profile, but you'll also update their marketing collateral, research prospects, work with marketers at other offices to keep their online presence relevant and update the business development pipeline on our CRM system.   Responsibilities will include: Event management including planning, venues, catering, invitations and obtaining costs - you may also be required to attend some events to meet clients CRM Database - Taking ownership of updating and maintaining client details on the database Business Development - From researching potential clients to contributing to proposals and pitches Mailings - Sending out e-shots to new and potential clients on a regular basis   About you: You'll have a strong background in senior administration roles (PA/secretarial etc.) with some experience coordinating events Experience within a Professional Services organisation an advantage, but is not essential Excellent IT skills: MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Outlook essential, plus databases/CRM systems would be preferred Strong communication skills (written and spoken), confident in dealing with people at all levels Strong organisation and planning skills Willingness to travel from time to time to events or meet clients.   If you are looking for a longterm opportunity with a company where you can grow and develop - look no further!  To find out more please apply today!   As a result of the volume of applicants we receive we will be unable to respond to each of you. We will endeavour to respond to successful applicants (to this role) within 24 hours of your application. To keep up to date with all of our vacancies please follow us on twitter, like us on face book and register with us on our own website.  

Evening Counterbalance Driver
£8.00 - £8.00

Ascendant Recruitment are recruiting for an evening Counterbalance forklift driver. Monday to Friday 11am – 8pm Temporary to permanent basis Flexibility with over time required Milton Keynes Based   Role Requirements; Operating counterbalance forklift Training provided to operate a VNA truck Unloading and loading of lorries Picking from racking Allocating stock from locations Placing stock in correct locations Communication within our departments of the business Excellent numeracy skills Essential requirements; The ideal candidate will hold a valid Counter balance licence Minimum of a years’ experience operating a forklift Experience on goods in goods out A strong one team approach Reliable and flexible with over time Self-motivated Excellent time keeping standards If you are looking for an opportunity to grow in a company where hard work is rewarded and where there is potential to grow, then we would like to hear from you! 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 short-listed 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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