Delivering excellence in recruitment

We can only be successful if we are exceptional at what we do. Attracting the right calibre of clients and candidates is essential and sourcing the right candidates for the job opportunities ensures this success. We strive to go beyond expectations in order to meet our brief and further your career.

The following testimonials from both our clients and our candidates demonstrate our commitment to excellence in recruitment.

From our clients…

I have worked with Jenny for some time now, the professionalism she has shown has been second to none. Jenny listens to our requirements and is committed to finding a suitable candidate. I have been delighted with all aspects of the service that Jenny has provided and I would have no hesitation in recommending Jenny or Glen Callum Associates.

— Sian, HR Manager, Major Motor Factor Group

This was our first experience of using a specialist automotive recruitment agency. We think you did very well …………but we have no benchmark to compare against. Your competitors may be doing much better………but if they are I’m not sure how!!
For me the process was excellent with very strong communication happening at all stages. I certainly felt involved, ultimately responsible but that a guiding hand was always there to help, steer, remind and organise as necessary.
Glen was always professional, provided plenty of information on each candidate and I felt (despite a lack of clear coherent info from me) got a very good handle on the sort of person we were looking for. He then went on to provide candidates who were above and below this ‘ideal’. It gave us confidence in what was out there and what you get for your money. Sure, we ultimately made our own choice but I certainly do not feel we would have been able to find these excellent candidates without Glen’s help.
We had a sort of ‘no show’ and Glen was on the case straightaway making certain we understood why and apologising.
You exceeded my expectations.
Thankyou.

— Glenn Mason, Managing Director, Leading UK Aftermarket Buying Group

I would like to thank Glen Callum Associates Ltd for their assistance in our recent recruitment drive in relation to the position of Regional Account Manager to join our Sales Team.
I would personally like to thank Julian Curtis once again for his assistance in finding relevant candidates, arranging interviews etc. I have worked with Julian on previous recruitment opportunities relating to Sales & Marketing opportunities.
Julian sometimes calls just to say Hi, how is everyone/everything – his calls are always welcome even if we are not currently recruiting,
I am extremely pleased how Glen Callum assisted Tenneco in their recent recruitment and would have no hesitation in recommending them to other companies who are recruiting.

— Janice Andrews, UK HR Manager, Tenneco Walker (UK) Ltd

Overall I was very pleased with the service I received from Glen Callum. This is not the first time I have used your agency and I have always found Julian to be very helpful and professional when placing candidates in roles and I was fortunate enough to have Julian’s support many years ago when he helped me move on in my career. XXXXX is settling in very well and proving to be a highly capable person. I would definitely use your agency again and will continue to recommend you to friends and colleagues in the automotive aftermarket.

— Jamie Plane, Country Manager UK, Eire and Scandinavia – NRF (UK) Ltd

Dear Glen

Just a short note to say thank you for the excellent job with recruitment for our European Sales Manager position. I was impressed that you managed to find such a high-calibre selection of candidates within just 3 weeks of briefing you on our recruitment. I was concerned that it might be difficult for a UK-based company to locate suitable persons for what was quite a specific role, but you and your team did a great job in that respect. The shortlist of candidates that we subsequently interviewed were all very suitable for the position and it was a challenge to select the best candidate as they all performed well in interview. Thanks for your support and advice in filling this key position in a short timescale and we are very pleased with the candidate we finally selected for the role.

Best Regards

— Greg Harris – Sales Director

Having had experiences of other agencies when recruiting and when job seeking I can say without any hesitation that Glen Callum are the most conscientious, thorough, knowledgeable about the industry and definitely the most professional.

So thank you once again for your excellent service

— David (Company name withheld as confidential recruitment activity)

I have enjoyed the pleasure of working with Glen Callum associates on a number of occasions, the service and attention given to the needs of the client really do set Glen Callum apart from the rest.

— Bob Welch, Former MD, Forte Lubricants.

Manbat has used Glen Callum Associates for around eight years they have always presented us with a healthy selection of good quality candidates and have managed our recruitment needs in an ethical and professional way.

— Steve Sheppard, Manbat

In an outstanding 10 year working relationship, GCA has been responsible for recruiting 90% of our regional field team members and a number of head office positions. They are easy to do business with and possess an unrivalled, in-depth understanding of the automotive aftermarket, making the process stress-free from start to finish.

— Bill Stimson, Former MD, Orpheus Aftermarket – Vauxhall Trade Club

As a very fast growing company, getting the right people is one of our most challenging tasks. Glen Callum provide us with a tailored, personal service, which meets our very specific business needs, gives us a good cultural fit and an excellent understanding of our key markets. This ensures that new staff tend to hit the deck running, staff retention rates are high and we continue to prosper.

— George Skalski Managing Director Ring Automotive

Henkel Limited have been working in partnership with Glen Callum Associates Ltd for around 5 years, moving to preferred supplier status predominantly for our technical sales recruitment needs across the UK and Ireland. This success has primarily been due to the close working relationship developed between Henkel and Glen Callum’s professional recruitment consultants. Glen Callum Associates Ltd has sourced high calibre candidates over recent years providing a fast, professional and efficient service.
We would certainly support recommendations to any organisation looking to recruit technical sales professionals, and feel Glen Callum Associates Ltd recruitment team would enhance any organisations recruitment process.

— Rita Young Human Resources Manager – Technologies Division UK – Henkel Limited

Key in our choice of recruitment agency is the agencies understanding of our culture and competency needs to ensure all candidates suggested fit our business profile. Glen Callum have proven capable of delivering on these counts as all candidates suggested are relevant. Our staff retention from candidates successfully recruited through Glen Callum remains extremely high with many going on to senior management positions.

— Daren Ambrose Former MD, Automotive Distributors Ltd (ADL)

From our candidates…

Great experience from start to finish with Julian Curtis, very grateful to him for getting me into my current role. Always responded promptly to any queries or issues I had.

— Sam W, Business Development Manager – Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturer of Commercial Vehicle Parts

I recently secured a new senior sales role in Australia using the services of Glen Callum Associates The complete process was faultless, the communication, interview process, role updates and follow up was highly commendable. Given the time zone difference meant some late night and early morning communication, however this was done with ease. My recruitment consultant was Kayleigh Bradley and I must commend her on the brilliant work, thanks very much team, I look forward to starting my new role in January 2020..

— Dean R, Senior Sales Manager, Trade Part Programme Australia

Julian provides a great service. He was very easy to chat with and very informative about the position available. Julian submitted my CV and kept me in the loop through out the process. He even called me Friday after normal working hours to inform me I had been accepted for the job. Highly recommend his services.

— Charles, Parts Supervisor, Specialist Car Parts Supplier

Brilliant recruitment agency, had the pleasure of dealing with Kayleigh whom was helpful and supportive with me from the interview process to the job offer, all the way through to keeping me UTD on contracts, paperwork and the other administration gubbins! Now set up with a great new job in the industry I want to work in doing the job I’m best at and enjoy. They even sent me a handwritten congratulations card! Thanks Glen Callum, and thanks Kayleigh! Could not recommend this company more!

— Lliam, Logistics Specialist, Major Trade Parts Manufacturer

Thank you to Kayleigh and the team at Glen Callum Associates. Their tireless work, attention to detail, preparedness and overall professionalism allowed me to secure my dream job. There wasn’t a question that Kayleigh couldn’t answer and there wasn’t a subject that she couldn’t assist in giving priceless input to. Poisitivity, knowledge, nimbleness of stratigy and the overall ability to calm and focus my thought process and efforts was invaluable. Thank you for giving me the ability to step change my career.

Thank you again.

— Scott, Sales and Applications Manager, Tier 1 Automotive Parts Manufacturer

Extremely helpful, friendly, professional. Even when I inadvertently critically injured myself, before an interview. Assuming all hope was lost, was supported and given an opportunity which proved successful. Could not have asked for more. Kayleigh was always there, keeping me informed. Will definitely be recommending.

— Mark, Field Quality Engineer, Automotive OEM Parts Manufacturer

I have recently been placed into a new career through Kayleigh at Glen Callum Associates. The process was faultless from start to finish and I have already highly recommended herself and Glen Callum to other professional engineering friends. Many thanks.

— Aaron, Site Manager, Automotive Simulation and Testing Company

Without doubt the most professional employment agency I have ever dealt with. They kept me well informed at all points through the process and particular thanks to Julian Curtis as he went out of his way to help me secure my new role. Absolutely delighted, thank you.

— Kieron, Technical Demonstrator, Manufacturer of Automotive Workshop Equipment

Nothing but praise for Kayleigh, contacted me regarding a position she was recruiting for, talked me through job description, emailed interview tips after securing interview and called morning of interview to give some excellent advice. I was kept updated throughout the whole process – thank you very much.

— Katy, Buyer, Specialist Car Parts Supplier

Thanks to Karen at Glen Callum I recently gained employment. The staff are great, thanks again for finding me a great place to work.

— Paul, Fitter / Service Engineer, Press Machinery & Hydraulic Presses Manufacturer

My first contact with Glen Callum was via the website by applying for the role of Branch Manager, within two days Jenny made contact and we spoke about the role in more detail along with my experience, in brief, Jenny securing me the position.
I am so pleased that Glen Callum Associates Ltd were the recruiter, even though I have never dealt with them previously. Jenny has been the perfect ambassador, a polite, caring, professional person, who goes the extra mile, perfect! Nothing was a problem, Jenny was & is the key to my success of employment.
I shall speak personally to Jenny over the next week to again thank Jenny for supporting me through this journey I kindly ask for you to express my thanks and praise.
I am going to pass on your company name to my associates whom are looking to recruit in addition to anyone who is in the job market seeking employment with the assurance of excellence.

— Phil N, Branch Manager, Major Motor Factor

I have found Glen Callum to be very helpful in assisting me with my initial job application. Julian has been very helpful through out the application process, finding out my career background and explaining all I needed to know about the company. He has telephoned me before and after the interview to give me feedback on what the company thought about me . Also after i had accepted the job and explained the future plans the company has .
I feel Julian has done a great job in helping me to get this job and would like to thank him and would give anyone I know looking for a new job Glen Callums contact details as they have been very professional.

— Graham L, Warehouse Assistant, Aftermarket Parts Supplier

“I cannot praise Julian enough, I was kept well informed at all stages with accurate and timely information.
Julian consistently went that extra mile and ensured he was reachable at all times.
I have never received such a high standard of professionalism from an agent and would not hesitate to recommend your firm and Julian, when relevant.”

— Kieron W, Technical Demonstrator, Garage Equipment Supplier.

Thank you for your best wishes on securing the Customer Admin position. Thanks also to Gary for referring me and for all the assistance he offered, it was a good match. I could call him if I had any worries or had further questions and I never felt that I was being rushed. I have appreciated his understanding and professionalism and shall recommend your agency to anyone I know who would benefit from your assistance.

— Marie-Antoinette, Customer Services (Aftermarket), Major Tier One Manufacturer

To be honest, I normally stay away from recruitment agencies, because I worry they might talk me into applying for jobs that I don’t want or if I do want the job, they will not represent me the way I wish.
This was completely different with Kayleigh. I was treated as an individual and my details were not re-written into a comparable format. I never felt pushed by Kayleigh, but she gave me all the information and time I needed to make my own decision. She kept me well informed throughout the whole process and made sure I knew she was always there to answer any questions I had.
I must say, Glen Callum Associates Ltd and my dealings with Kayleigh changed my view about recruitment agencies completely, this is an agency I will recommend.

— Claudia, German Speaking Customer Services Representative, International Industrial Chemical and Lubricants Distributor

Hi Claire, I just wanted to send you a short note to say how thankful I am for all of your help.
I can safely say you have been so thorough and supporting throughout all of the process and an absolute pleasure to work with, always going the extra mile and even calling me in your personal time.

Thanks to your help, I am looking forward to starting my new role as Commercial Office Supervisor.

— Tara, Commercial Office Supervisor, UK Leader in Industrial Recycling

From the moment I was contacted by Julian to discuss my expectations of employment, his approach and manner was exceptional, to the point I felt I had known him personally for years!.

I was kept fully up to date with the process and I appreciated his continual help and of course his advice, interviews are always scary, no matter what age you are. To expand on that his advice for the interview was absolutely spot on.

So! Would I recommend Glen Callum to people I know? That goes without question and in fact I already have and I believe this particular friend of mine is currently on your RADAR.

Keep up the fantastic work.

— John, Area Sales Representative, Engineering Manufacturing Group

I must say that Gary was fantastic from the beginning, Gary was helpful, supporting, encouraging and kept me informed at every step of the process.

Gary kept me informed even when it wasn’t good news.

Having dealt with a number of recruitment agencies Gary stood out head & shoulders above the rest.

Once again please pass on my thanks to him.

— Dave, Business Development Manager, Global Aftermarket Manufacturer, Parts for Heavy Duty Truck & Trailers

I would firstly like to thank you for everything your company has done for me.
I can not thank your staff enough for all their help and efforts during the process.my recruiter was really helpful with all the info and tips he gave me and I feel this was a massive help in me getting the job. The communication was second to none throughout the process and he was always on the other end of the phone if I had any questions.
I have passed on your details to a few people i know and have also got them to download your app to have a browse on. The whole process from start to finish was handled excellently and there wasn’t any faults or problems along the way.
Once again thank you very much!!!

— Matthew, Business Development Manager, Automotive Aftermarket Manufacturer

I would like to say I found the service excellent and Kayleigh Bradley who dealt with my application was most helpful and very informative and kept me up to date with all the details and feedback.

I think this is the best service I have ever had from any agency and company that I have dealt with and the fact that she contacted me for a vacancy that I never knew about or come across in my job search is fantastic. It has got me a job I think I will really enjoy and get job satisfaction from and as an extra bonus it is only a 20 minute walk from my home what more can a person want.

Even if I hadn’t got the post I would still be giving the same recommendation that the customer service and aftercare is excellent and hope you inform Kayleigh of what a fantastic job she is doing for your company.

— Sandie, Data Analyst, Leading Supplier of Automotive Data Management Software

Dear Glen Callum Team, I would like to start by thanking you for all that you have done for me. Especially to Julian for all his efforts advice and assistance throughout the process.
From start to finish Julian has made himself available no matter what I have needed him for. Without Julian’s help and advice I would not have ended up being in the position I am now.
I will most defiantly be recommending your company and it’s services without a shadow of a doubt.
I would like to end this by saying a massive thank you for all that you have done for me.

— Mark, Account Manager, Leading Supplier of Automotive Technical Data

I have dealt with a lot of recruitment agencies throughout my time and I can honestly say that Glen Callum associates have been by far the most professional and discreet company.

I have really appreciated the help from Julian Curtis, he has maintained a professional manner and yet been contactable in and out of working hours, I personally feel he is a great ambassador for the company

I would recommend Glen Callum associates to any companies wishing to achieve the correct employees, as I myself have seen it first hand.

Thank you.

— David, Business Development Manager, Global Manufacturer in Automotive Electronics & Technology

I only have good things to say about your service overall and am sure that without the help and support of Glen, who really understands his client, I would possibly have not succeeded.

The process was well supported throughout, the job brief, the role was fully explained and support given to final interview stage.

Please accept my thanks for the time and effort assisting me in securing the role.

— Eric, Regional Sales Manager, UK Leading supplier in Engine Treatments

I am really pleased to have the opportunity to offer some feedback, thank you.
Firstly may I say I have nothing but good things to say about Julian and Glen Callum Associates. Julian found my C.V. and contacted me about the position at XXXX. From that moment till the day I started at xxxx he has been so supportive.
The feedback from the interviews and the updates on decisions were top notch, no chasing needed by me.
I can honestly say I have never had such a professional, helpful, proactive service by any agency I have had dealings with in the past.
May I say thank you and thank you Julian for all of your assistance.
Kind regards
Rachel

— Rachel, Product Manager, Global leader in vehicle parts & Accessories

Hi Glen,
First off, I want to say a big thank you for the help and support during this process. Your recruiter was extremely professional and made sure that my interviews went ahead when they should have.

As for Glen Callum Associates Ltd, I found the whole process absolutely spot on, and couldn’t fault it. Everything regarding job specifics were fully explained, and feedback on my interviews was good.

I have already recommended your company to a friend.
Take care and kind regards
Austin.

— Austin, Business Development Manager, Global Provider of Automotive Software

I’m very happy to endorse Glen Callum Associates as providers of a first class recruitment service. I must thank Kayleigh in particular for being thoroughly professional, positive and encouraging throughout.
Feedback, information and communication were all spot on.
Many thanks for all your efforts.

— Mark, Business Unit Manager – Automotive Trade Parts Programme, Leading Vehicle Manufacturer

Thanks for all you’ve done for me, everything was handled perfectly, my consultant was very efficient and kept me informed at every stage of the process

— Nick, Area Sales Manager, Supplier of OEM Automotive Parts & Accessories

I have to say that the level of professionalism by Julian and the team was second to none. All through the process Julian was available to discuss any points of the the job spec / offer and always came back to me.
Areas for improvement I’m struggling to find any right now.
I’m really looking forward to my new challenge with XXXX and once again I thank you all for your help and support.

— Andy, Regional Sales Manager, Global Manufacturer of Tools & Equipment

Kerrie was my point of contact she provided me with an excellent timely service, she was very professional and pleasant, and exceeded my expectations. As a contractor previously since 2005 I found Glencallum offering a high quality service in comparison with other recruitment agencies that I have previously dealt with within the automotive industry.

— Jas, Project Manager, Established Automotive Aftermarket Distributor

Thanks very much, definitely a team effort. Once again I am elated with the result and looking forward to working with xxxx, can’t thank Julian enough for his level of encouragement and persistent positivity. (Company details removed for confidentiality purposes)

— David, Product Manager, Global Automotive Aftermarket and OE Manufacturer

Dealing with both yourself and your company was a pleasure and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your services to anyone who is on the lookout for a change in career.

— Stuart, Trade Parts Manager, Leading Vehicle Manufacturer

Many thanks for the notification of success on the role, Fantastic. I have noted some thoughts on the service you offer. I must stress that this is in no way affected by the good news I have just received. I have dealt with a vast number of recruitment agencies over the past 16 months with a huge variation of service levels experienced as a job seeker. My experience of Glen Callum Associates, measured against any agency yardstick, was fabulous. From my initial vacancy enquiry, to position closure, I was kept fully informed of progress. The initial candidate assessment was conducted in a very professional manner by someone with whom I felt was knowledgeable of the industry sector and was really interested in my skills and experience. The support and guidance on interview preparation was, in my experience, unique. Being able to use the agent as a sounding board for ideas, I felt like I had a team behind me supporting me at every turn, I was no longer alone.
If I was asked how other recruitment agents could get better, take a close look at Glen Callum Associates and see how it should be done. Thanks and well done Glen Callum

— Peter, Business Development Manager, Global Automotive Aftermarket Lighting Manufacturer

I would recommend Glen Callum Associates to anyone looking to take the next step in their career, I have been impressed with their professionalism and both the quality of positions and clients that they work with.

— Jason, National Account Manager, Automotive Aftermarket Parts Distributor

I will have no hesitation to contact you when I need to recruit in my new role and also to recommend you to my industry colleagues. I look forward to working with Glen Callum in the future.

— Gary Sheriff, Key Account Manager, Leading Manufacturer

The help and support I received from all the team was fantastic first class. They kept me informed every step of the way throughout the whole selection process.

— Ayaz Mahmood, Branch Manager, Quality Car Parts Distributor

I have dealt with a vast number of recruitment agencies over the past 16 months with a huge variation of service levels experienced as a job seeker – my experience of Glen Callum Associates was fabulous. The support and guidance on interview preparation was, in my experience, unique I felt like I had a team behind me supporting me at every turn, I was no longer alone.

— Peter Elllis, Head of Business Development, Global Manufacturer

Just a short note of thanks for all of your help over the last 12 months, in helping me to find another job. From simply matching me to specific jobs , to helping me with the presentations for the interviews . You never gave up on helping me, and I am very grateful for your help. The service you provided was second to none, and I would recommend you whenever possible in the future.

— Graham, Business Development Manager, Global Automotive & Industrial Supplier

Just a quick note to express my sincere thanks for getting me the job with Hella I have been there for 4 weeks now and really enjoy the job and the guys I work with. Your help and guidance was invaluable and the way you followed up after each stage was really appreciated. I can’t thank you enough.

— Richard, Technical Support Manager, Hella