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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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Christmas Warehouse Operative Leighton Buzzard
£7.50 - £9.00

**** Immediate Starts **** Christmas Warehouse positions available in Milton Keynes, Bedford and Leighton Buzzard. Various shifts Various pay rates We are fast approaching the Christmas period. I know this is not what you want to hear but for some of my clients, Christmas has already begun! Whether you have 20 years of experience or no warehouse experience, if you are looking for either temporary or permanent warehouse work, please get in touch! This could be an excellent opportunity to earn some extra money! If you are interested in any warehouse positions with the following job roles, please call Gemma for more information. Picking Packing Stock control Goods in goods out Forklift driving Replenishment Quality control Warehouse Administrator 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

Christmas Warehouse Operative Required
£7.50 - £9.00

*****Immediate Starts **** Christmas Warehouse positions available in Milton Keynes, Bedford and Leighton Buzzard. Various shifts Various pay rates   We are fast approaching the Christmas period. I know this is not what you want to hear but for some of my clients, Christmas has already begun!   Whether you have 20 years of experience or no warehouse experience, if you are looking for either temporary or permanent warehouse work, please get in touch! This could be an excellent opportunity to earn some extra money!   If you are interested in any warehouse positions with the following job roles, please call Gemma  for more information.   Picking Packing Stock control Goods in goods out Forklift driving Replenishment Quality control Warehouse Administrator     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

*** Immediate Starts *** Warehouse Opportunities
£7.50 - £8.64

**** Immediate Starts ****   Warehouse positions available in Milton Keynes, Bedford and Leighton Buzzard. Various shifts Various payrates   If you have warehouse experience and you are looking for either temporary or permanent warehouse vacancy’s get in touch!   Please call Gemma for more information.

Financial Accountant
£30,000 - £35,000

Group Risk Financial Accountant Salary £30,000 - £35,000 Plus Pension, Medical, Life and bonus We are delighted to be working for a FTSE 100 business based in Milton Keynes. The organisation operates in over 65 countries with a revenue of over £1.9 billion. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants a career with a dynamic organisation within a small, friendly and hardworking team. We are looking for someone who has at least 3 years experience in a financial accounting role, within the risk and insurance sector. This role is reporting directly to Head of Insurable Risk. You will be responsible for working closely with various stakeholders, internally and externally (insurance brokers, auditors) You will be: Preparing and finalising budgets Rolling monthly forecasts Year end reporting Invoicing Cash flows Analysing variances Supporting central finance, treasury and tax function Work with Brokers and Insurers to deal with policies and invoices. Manage the quarter intercompany billing You may be qualified or working towards a qualification or qualified by experience. You should have excellent excel skills and be bale to think outside the box. 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!  

Warehouse Operative
£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 end of October 2017. For more information please call or email Gemma for more information.

Head of Finance (Hospitality & Catering)
£50kpa

Ascendant Recruitment are working closely with an exceptionally rapidly growing company based on the outskirts of Milton Keynes. Due to the success of their recent growth and development our client is looking to recruit a Head of Finance to support them in bringing all of the accounts in house and building a successful accounting process. You’ll be accountable for the accounting operations of the company, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles. The successful candidate will be a qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with the ability to challenge and influence senior stakeholders. Have excellent working knowledge of Sage 50 and an understanding of Hospitality Labour Control Systems as well as Hospitality Business Systems would be beneficial. Main Purpose and Role Responsibility to ensure all mainstream financial accounting and control systems are in place at site level and group level. To ensure all management information requirements are met to prescribed standards and time-scales. To report at Board level on the financial health and projected profitability of our sites, brands and company as a whole. Build strong and trusting relationships with operations Provide financial insight and identify new opportunities Make recommendations on how financial performance can be improved Challenge under-performance whilst maintaining relationships Own and manage the budget and forecast process for the group Take ownership of the balance sheet and cash flow for the group Manage the Finance team ensuring the following is delivered within pre-set time frames: Ongoing implementation of financial processes and controls across the whole group. Preparing weekly reporting including variance analysis (actuals, forecast and budget) and associated commentary for the group. Reconciling reported margins against budget (food & beverage margins) and investigating any anomalies. Production of monthly management accounts, with variance analysis vs budget. Monthly balance sheet reconciliations for key areas of stock, prepayments and accruals. Managing and developing Director and Board Reports. Carrying out sales reconciliation between POS and Sage monthly Intercompany recharges Keeping track of overhead spend at site vs. budget Review of banking reconciliations Monitoring and following up on site debtors. Assist in the production of annual budget. Fortnightly and monthly payroll Preparation and delivery of quarterly VAT returns Ensure all HMRC deadlines are met including corporation tax, filing of management accounts online Liaising effectively with external auditors for year end accounts Please apply today! Due to the high number of quality roles we are working upon, we may not be able to call you within 24 hours. However, your application will be reviewed by a Consultant as quickly as possible, and if you are shortlisted by our client we will call you within 48 hours. 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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