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smart10 - A great organisation which really helped me through my job application process. They were very efficient to respond to any query I had and always provided me with regular updates.

Overall a real pleasure to work alongside and eventually I was successful in gaining the position I wanted. Undoubtedly, this couldn't have been achieved without the support of smart10.
Chad – St Albans

Thanks again for all your help and for putting me forward for my new position.. Just so you know I am really looking forward to starting my new job in March!

I just wanted to add that Smart10 always provided me with an efficient, professional service, always came back to me when needed and kept me up to date as and when they could. Smart10 are friendly and approachable and provided such a better service than other recruitment agencies that I have dealt with. Thank you to all the team!
Permanent Candidate - Stevenage

I strongly feel the service provided by smart10 was great!

Your team was always very friendly on the phone and very easy to talk to. Thank you for keeping me up to date throughout the interview process, as a result I have secured the job I really wanted!
Daniel – Watford

My consultant, Claire Brindle, really understood my career experience and aspirations. She provided a professional yet personal service, providing information and advice throughout the application process right through to my successful appointment and beyond. I highly recommend smart10 ltd to those looking to make their next career move. Many thanks, Amanda
Amanda - Stevenage

After spending a number of years in jobs where I felt undervalued and complacent within the same working environment, I decided to make a career change. I had never gone through an agency before and smart10 ltd were the first company to approach me regarding any job opportunities. I found the service quick, efficient, professional and very helpful indeed. Through Claire Brindle I was given a job interview within 5 days of her contacting me, after a 2nd interview I was successful in securing the position within a fantastic company within Welwyn Garden City. The service Claire provided was both amazing and professional and helped me a great deal in getting my new job!

I would strongly advise anybody looking for a new career to go through smart10!!
Ryan – Welwyn Garden City

smart10 have provided me with a highly efficient and comprehensive service that allowed me to secure an interview, prepare and research the job, and successfully get offered the permanent role I applied for - This was all within two days – Simply Brilliant!
James – Hatfield

I have found the service at smart10 to be really helpful and highly professional. You made me feel really welcome right from the moment I met on site at your offices, to the point of securing me a career in something I am really interested in. Also thanks for all your guidance you gave before my interview, you made me feel much more confident which enabled me to get the job I wanted!

I Hope to see you again soon. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

Aasia - St Albans

I am currently completing a temporary assignment through smart10 ltd. Your service throughout the recruitment process has been excellent. You are very supportive throughout the whole process and I would like to say I am very happy with the support I am currently getting throughout my contract.

A Big Thank you to the team at smart10!

Temporary candidate - Stevenage

The staff at smart10 offer an exceptional service from the first point of contact. They are very friendly, approachable and professional throughout the process of finding a new role.

They keep you informed every step of the way and, unlike other agencies, they give you feedback on everything they put you forward for.

Overall I am very happy with the service that I have received from smart10.

Securing my new position has made my Christmas!

Thanks again for everything.

Permanent Candidate - Hatfield

I have found working with smart10, and Claire in particular, a real pleasure. Claire listened to my needs and what I was looking for in terms of my next career move and only offered me positions that she felt I might be interested in. She acted in a very professional way but with a very personal touch and it was great working with her. She kept me informed of the whole process, always provided feedback and let me know what I can expect next. Her advice and commitment to helping me was second to none. I would highly recommend Claire and smart10 to any clients looking to enhance their business in terms of recruiting more staff or to candidates looking for an agency and consultant to help them make their next career move. I wish smart10 lots of success for 2012. Thank you so much. Danusia
Danusia - Stevenage

Firstly, please thank all the staff there for their good wishes and hard work. Also a big Thank you to Claire and the team whom I found very helpful. Your card was very much appreciated.

I would honourably like to represent you and I am also happy to provide positive comments on the interaction that I have had during my dealings with you all at smart10 Ltd.

Kindest regards, Haluna
Haluna - Luton

Smart10 ltd organised and supported me throughout the recruitment process for my new role and career. They managed the entire process with professionalism, dedication, diligence and friendly accompaniment. I would highly recommend them to both people who are considering a career progression and to organisations that are looking to recruit.

Finally I would like to thank Claire and the team for help in finding me a job, in such a helpful and professional way.

Best wishes, Banita
Banita – Bedfordshire

Smart10 ltd have taken care of all my needs in securing a temporary assignment and getting me back into the world of work. I have enjoyed my time immensely during the assignment and learnt so much.

My experience with the team has been a very positive one and I feel the friendly and helpful staff make all the difference. Thank you Claire & Co for all your help.
Temporary Candidate - Kingsbury

I recently used smart10 as I was looking for a new role.

Claire & the team really took the time in getting to know me and to find out my personality and the position that I was looking for.

They only put me forward for roles that they thought would suit me directly and after always keeping me informed on the progress of interviews, I found employment within 1 month.

The care they took was 1st class and even though I have found employment, they are still in regular contact to make sure that everything is set for my start date.

Aftercare is important and they are also 1st class at this as well, even sending a congratulations on your new job card.

Fully recommended. Tony
Tony - Stevenage

I would say right throughout the process you have been very helpful right from the moment I applied till I got the job. Even afterwards sorting out all my contract information with my new company and also sending me a nice card which I thought was a lovely touch.

It is refreshing to see a recruitment agency who cares so much about their candidates and it must come as great reassurance to employers they are getting only the best come through their doors after they have been carefully picked by smart10.

Just a personal thanks for all your help Claire.
Mr Davies, Hertfordshire

I have received a fabulous service from all at smart10. It doesn't get much more efficient than meeting you on Thursday, going to an interview on Friday and starting a new job the following week!

Thank you for all the help from the fantastic team at smart10!
Susi - Hertfordshire

Thank you to all the team for the card and all your help. You provided me with the right information and support to get the Purchasing Role I applied for.

Really looking forward to starting! Manesh
Manesh - Hertfordshire

My experience with smart10 was a positive one, resulting in a job which I'm looking forward to starting soon. Claire's professional attitude and advice was very helpful and her efficiency was second-to-none.

Thank you for all your hard work! Mrs H. Watson, Ware, Herts.
Mrs H. Watson - Ware

Since I have been with you guys I can easily say that I have received an exceptional service. I have been given numerous opportunities for interviews and I have gained more experience through temporary assignments while looking for permanent work. I found that the staff at your offices to be extremely helpful and positive.

As a result of their dedication and hard work I have found permanent work and if in the future I am looking for something else, your team will be my first point of call. Thank you to all the staff at your Welwyn offices!
Lauren – Welwyn Garden City

We required a Local candidate with a technical background, good IT skills, pleasant personality, proactive, with attention to detail and above all willing to acquire knowledge of state of the art Process Automation products.
Not an easy task!

We approached – amongst others - smart10 ltd. It was an area of recruitment they had not dealt with. But they applied their skills and tenacity and by adapting their search according to our requirements come up trumps – the "smart" way of filling vacancies!
HR Manager – St Albans

I have been very happy with the service provided by Claire at Smart10. She took time to understand the brief and introduced me to a small number of good candidates, all of whom were worth interviewing for the role.

I filled the position within a few weeks and am happy with our new employee and the service provided by Claire.
Sean – Welwyn Garden City

We have been delighted with the service provided by Claire and her team – she has taken all the stress out of the recruitment process, and in a very short time we have ended up with an excellent new employee.

Thanks, well done, and we look forward to settling the invoice! Nick.
Nick – Managing Director

Smart10 has been a pleasure to work with. They have a good understanding of the needs of the department and provides only suitable candidates for the role.

I find them honest in all their dealings and have been delighted to employ staff introduced from them, interviewing as a result of their recommendations.
Manager - Hertfordshire

We at Pure Offices have found smart10 incredibly helpful in finding us temp staff that have all been perfectly suited to the roll required.

The staff at smart10 are very friendly and fast at communicating back to us with any requirements we have.

I have been more than happy with every temp we have had work here with us through their recommendation.

Miss Blackman - Office Manager
Miss Blackman – Welwyn Garden City

Smart10 has recently helped us employ a part-time administrator for our small business. Claire was very understanding of our specific needs and sent 4 candidates of high quality to interview for the role. Within a week our post was filled and we are very happy with the continuing work of our new administrator. Having used well know High Street chains before it was a breath of fresh air to have candidates who were prepared for the interview, all having found out about our company before arriving, and were enthusiastic about our post. We would definitely use smart10 again should any further jobs come up within our organisation.

Jane - Office Manager
Jane – Welwyn Garden City

I recently used smart10 and another highly respected and well known agency. I had anticipated a better service from the well known agency but was surprised how well smart10 met my needs. They fully understood what type of personality I was looking for as well as only providing me with candidates that exactly matched the skills and experience I required. After employing a number of staff through them, I would highly recommend their organisation and would certainly use them again.
Danielle – Welwyn Garden City

We used smart10 ltd for the first time to fill an important customer-facing position. Claire understood the brief that we gave her and produced a selection of good quality candidates.

Throughout the process Claire was professional, responsive and adaptable to our requirements. I would not hesitate to use Claire and smart10 again in the future.
Debbie – HR Manager

Smart10 ltd have already successfully placed three hires for us in 2012 and we have had fantastic staff through them in the past! They are a pleasure to work with, Claire has taken the time to understand our culture and brief to always successfully match candidates to our Company.

The organised interview selection process that smart10 offer (unlike other agencies) works really well for us and allows us speed up the interview and hire process.
Sales Manager – Welwyn Garden City

Working with smart10 ltd has been an absolute pleasure. With so many recruitment needs due to the constant growth of the company I know I can rely on a fantastic pool of candidates with smart10. They are so easy to work with and really try to understand the requirements of the company rather just put anyone forward for a role.

I am more than happy to use them for future recruitment because I am confident that they will find the right candidate for the job, they make my life so much easier and keep me updated regarding everyone and everything.
Tom – Team Manager

I used smart10 ltd for the first time recently, to fill a vacancy quite urgently. I was very impressed by the speed and efficiency used to complete this assignment. Claire met with me, with very little notice and gained a full understanding of the role and the characteristics required. She managed to arrange block interviews in a short space of time, which given the urgency, was much more beneficial to me, than just booking random interviews.

I was pleased by the standard of candidates presented to me and was very pleased to welcome one of them on to the team and have every confidence in my choice. I would be very happy to approach smart10 for assistance with any future vacancies.
Chris – Manager

The team at Smart10 were exceptionally helpful from the start. From guiding me through the interview, to helpful check up phone calls, to massive congratulations at the end when I got the job; Claire, Vicky and the team have been there for me throughout the whole process and I couldn't have done it with out them. So a big thank you to the team for getting me the job!
Julian - Hertfordshire

Smart10 Recruitment were very helpful, they are a friendly team who are efficient and who stay in contact and keep you updated with jobs to suit you.
I was in contact with Smart10 for just a week and they found me a job and organised an interview.
I would recommend Smart10 Recruitment to everyone!

Perm Candidate - Hertfordshire

We decided to use Smart10 for our recent recruitment needs and I found the whole experience to be a very pleasant & professional service. The staff, especially Vicky, were extremely helpful & attentive to our needs and they provided me with a good selection of candidates to view for our vacancy. We would certainly consider utilising their services again in the future should the need arise.
Office Manager - Stevenage

I am happy to say that I have found both yourself and Claire at smart10 very professional and personable during the time I have spent using your agency. I have no reason to believe that any prospective company looking to use your services would find you or your service any different to me. Thank you for all your help so far!

Line Manager, Stevenage

I just wanted to take the time to express briefly my appreciation of all your efforts and help during my time as a candidate for Smart10. I never had any problems getting hold of anyone when I needed them and the staff always kept me informed and up to date with any developments during my employment. Most importantly of all, the recruiters I was in contact with were extremely friendly and seemed to show genuine interest in finding what was right for me.
Thanks again for all your help and support.

Lawrence - Hertfordshire

A recommendation yourself and smart10 highly deserve.
I had been looking for work for a few weeks and was starting to get that disheartened feeling when I came across a role that sounded like it suited me. I applied for the position in the morning and by lunchtime I had a call from a very nice lady named Emma Brindle from smart10. She took time and interest in asking me exactly what I was looking for and what I felt my skills were. She promptly arranged an interview for me which went brilliantly. I was offered the job on the day! A perfect match for what I was looking for.
Emma acted instantly on finding me my new role for which I am very grateful for. If she hadn't, I may have missed out on a brilliant opportunity.
Thank you Emma and smart10!

Sarah - Hertfordshire

The speed and efficiency of Emma and the team at smart10 is very impressive, they got me a role that is exactly what I was looking. The care and consideration and touches of thoughtfulness is outstanding. Out of all the recruitment agencies I worked with the ease of relationship was second to none with smart10 and Emma."
Service Category: Recruiter
Year first hired: 2012
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Victoria - Bedfordshire

Smart10 really helped me find a job that was suitable for me. They called me up and ran through my CV and what my strong points were and what job I was looking for. Within a couple of days I had a call asking if I was able to attend a interview which I agreed to. They immediately sent over the Job specification and interview times and asked me to research the company so I had lots of information for a successful interview. What Smart10 did which not many recruitment agencies will do is asked if I could come and see them at their office on the day of the interview to go over questions that might be asked, this really helped build my confidence as I normally get very nervous in interviews. I was offered the job on the same day and Smart10 sent me a “Good Luck in your new Job” card to my house which is really sweet. Emma and Claire are extremely friendly and easy to speak to and work very hard at finding the right job for you. I have recommended Smart10 to all my friends who are finding it difficult to find jobs and I also recommend them to client seeking new employee’s. If you are looking for a pleasant, friendly and quick experience in finding a Job, Smart10 are definitely the ones to help!
Jamilla - Hertfordshire

Smart10 Testimonial

It has been an absolute pleasure working with the team at Smart10 ltd. They provide a friendly, efficient and reliable service. When required, they quickly and efficiently get on with finding good quality candidates that match exactly the job specifications I provide within the agreed budgets.
Smart10 are very competent in filling any vacancies we have, quickly and in a professional manner. I have worked with many recruitment agencies and without a doubt, Smart10, understand the needs of an employer and can provide what I want without sending in timewasters. They have tailored their service to meet our exact requirements in regard to induction and invoicing, and have dealt with any problems quickly and efficiently to ensure a smooth and trouble-free operation. I can confidently recommend Smart10 as a valued and reliable supplier.

Team Manager - Stevenage

Just a few words of thanks for my friends at smart10....

Since moving to Hertfordshire I didnt have much luck with jobs or interviews then I found Smart10. They are a very friendly, hands on and hard working team, dedicated to helping me find a job. Within a few weeks I had the offer of a great opportunity which I really wanted to pursue. Thanks Smart10 for all your hard work couldnt of got where I am on my own.

Jason, Hertfordshire

Brilliant service from Smart10 and they matched my requirements very well. Its a very friendly environment in my new position which is great! I am so glad that Smart10 called me about this role again, and now I have made the correct/right choice. Thank you very much to all the team.
Ketan - Hertfordshire

Smart10 were fantastic in searching for appropriate vacancies for me, which has lead to myself gaining full time employment in a role that I cannot wait to start on Monday. All team members were very efficient and helpful and so friendly on the phone, particularly Jenifer and Claire, who I had most contact with. I had little experience in interviews but the team were a fantastic support and offered much encouragement and advice when required.
Thank you Smart10!
Zoe, Hertfordshire

Zoe, Hertfordshire

I just wanted to thank Claire at smart10 for helping me find my dream job!

They were very professional and helpful from the get go. I believe their success is attributed to going that extra mile in understanding their clients’ needs. Once they achieve this, they are able to match their prospective applicants perfectly. smart10 really is differ
ent from other recruiters simply because they care,are dependable, and are looking to match you with a career and not just a job. Upon meeting Claire and her friendly team, Claire knew exactly what her client was looking for and aside from my experience, Claire was sure to check that my personality and values were in line with the company’s. Claire always double checked to ensure I was confident before the interview and would be sure to call just the right time after to see how it went. If I ever had a question, Claire was very easy to get a hold off and always made sure to tell me what was happening.

There’s no way I could’ve done it without Claire and smart10, and am very grateful that they put me forward for the position. I start my new Marketing position next week and I just can’t wait! A very big thank you to smart10!!!

Dorothy - Hertfordshire
Dorothy - Hertfordshire

Hi Jenifer,

My time with Smart 10 and Jenifer was short yet enjoyable. I felt I was well looked after and knew that Smart 10 would happily answer any questions I may have and would ensure I was comfortable and happy before putting me forward for a position or interview. Smart 10 covered all aspects and issues that I needed to be aware of and fully prepared me for the interview I went to. Smart 10 made me feel at ease and it was a joy to represent their team.

Thank you for everything,

Poppy - Hertfordshire
Poppy - Hertfordshire

Little Testimonial received from a client this afternoon:

I have worked with Chrissie for a number of years and have always found her to be professional and honest. She is always willing to go the extra mile to assist and will always only forward candidates who are of the highest quality that meet our requirements. We have over the years had a number of excellent candidates from Chrissie and Smart10 who have progressed throughout the company.

Natalie - HR Officer
Natalie - HR Officer

Good Afternoon Emma,

Thank you once again, as we say in wales "rydych yn seren!" You are a star!

Below is my testimonial:

I have been job hunting on and off for the last year. I am currently in a senior position, at 23 years of age. Unfortunately, those with a few more years experience have always been successful and I have been overlooked. I submitted my CV to Smart10, rather than seeing my lack of experience, they saw how successful I am and such a young age, they saw potential. Emma, put me forward for the perfect job role and was able to secure an interview for me. Emma has been fantastic, the support I have received is phenomenal.
Emma gave me plenty of prep before the interview, we went through practise questions and she quizzed me on the company. Due to the support I received, what is normally a daunting experience as most interviews are I felt confident in my capabilities. I was able to sell myself and show the company what I am all about. I was successful and I am now starting a new role in one month’s time! When Emma rang me to tell me the good news she shared in my excitement and I was so happy I had represented Smart10 well and did them proud. Since I have been applying for jobs Smart10 is the first agency who have really believed in me, they really do care about you as a person. I would recommend them to anyone who has just started looking for work, or who like me have been on this journey in seeking work. Thank you so much to Smart10 and most importantly Emma.

Candidate - London

Candidate - London

Chrissie too received a little 'Thank you' from Miss Mohamed today!

I had a wonderful experience with smart10. Exceptional service and very friendly and professional staff. With their dedication and support I got a new role in a company I enjoy working for. I wish the team of smart10 all the best in their work and can only recommend their service to anyone!

Candidate - East London
Candidate - East London

My experience of dealing with Smart10 was refreshing because I found them helpful, honest and efficient.
Most importantly I believe that Smart10 genuinely had my interests at heart and not just those of my prospective employer. As a result I have found a position to which I am suited and therefore have the ability to progress my career with an employer who values me. Emma Brindle was brilliant, she kept me up to date with all the details leading up to my offer and acceptance – many thanks to her for a fantastic service.”

Mr Raja - London
Mr Raja - London

Thanks for your help in securing me a great job. My transition was seamless and I found Smart10 to be really helpful and supportive. Can't thank Chrissie enough as I was only out of work for two weeks! I would happily recommend Smart10 to others. Thanks again!
Mr W - St Albans

Just replying back to confirm that I have received your emails and I'm really looking forward to starting my new position next week. A big thank you to you and emma for helping me secure this position. I Hope you had a lovely christmas and wish you and everyone at smart 10 a happy new year! Mr Choudhury
Mr Choudhury - Hertfordshire

If you are fortunate enough to have found Smart10, or they have found you, you are in great hands. Claire and her team have a wealth of experience and a true understanding of their clients and candidates needs, meaning when they match you - it really works! I've been placed twice now with Smart10 and both occasions have been swift, informative, professional and exactly the right role for me at the time. If it’s a new direction, or a step up the career ladder, Smart10 will deliver in every way! They're all really friendly and approachable too! Win Win! An absolute pleasure to work with, I would whole heartedly recommend them to any company looking to take the stress out of hiring and person looking for the perfect new role! Layla - Hertfordshire
Layla - Hertfordshire

"Smart10 - Great company! They really helped me throughout the entire interview process, they helped me prepare the interview and gave
me a lot of useful tips. Special thanks go to Chrissie, who provided a very professional, efficient and, at the same time, very personal service.
I would recommend Smart10 to anyone who wants to start a career in IT in the UK."
All the best to everyone and keep in touch – Noel – London

Noel – London

"I would like to thank Smart10 Recruitment, and in particular Laura and Claire for their support. They secured me an interview with a fantastic company. They gave me great advice and helpful tips at every step of the interview stage and this led me to securing the position I was after. I am confident that this position is a long term career move for me - But if I ever need recruitment services again, I will definitely be calling Smart10!
Thank you very much for all your help!”
Graham - Hertfordshire

Graham - Hertfordshire

For the Smart10 Team; In terms of feedback, I think everything was great from your end; you were very proactive with my application, prompt in getting back to me and keeping me updated, the interview was set up within a week and I'd started the role shortly after, so from the perspective of someone who'd dealt previously with a lot of recruiters, Claire/Smart10 were by far the best and most effective in a long time. Thanks again for all your support, I am really enjoying my new position!!
Data Analyst - Hertfordshire

Data Analyst - Hertfordshire

Ever since I was first contacted by Chrissie at Smart10, every step of my application has been the smoothest job hunt I have ever experienced. I have received a great deal of help, and many useful tips to how I should present myself and what to focus on. I have particularly appreciated the willingness to overlook the fact that I was actually still in Sweden when the process started, and that anything that could have been an issue, was swiftly and easily dealt with.

The communication has been excellent, no matter which country I have been in, both in response time and friendliness. I simply could not have asked for anything better. I couldn't be more grateful for all the help and that I now have a job in the UK only a week after my arrival. That is way beyond my initial expectations.

Thank you so much!

Josie - London

Josie - London

Hi Chrissie,

Just a note to say that I've been really happy with the level of service yourself and the other girls within Smart10 have provided, and all of you have been extremely helpful and dedicated in finding a role that suits my skill set and that I enjoy. I would definitely recommend Smart10 to anyone looking for reliable and highly competent candidates!

I can’t wait to start my new position within Stevenage next week!

Laura - Hatfield

Laura - Hatfield

Hi Chrissie,

I would like to Thank You and all the Smart10 team for the fantastic job you have been doing for me. I am looking forward to starting my new role in March.

Take care everyone and keep in touch!

Au revoir,
Gregory x
Gregory - London

Another little testimonial received this week 

I believe the influence of Smart10 and in particular Emma Brindle, to be integral to my recent success in finding employment. The process at Smart10 is direct; Emma gave me accurate, insightful information in order to prepare me accordingly at every stage of the recruitment process. The stages were well explained and any questions I had were answered quickly and efficiently.

I would like to thank Smart10 and in particular Emma for all the support and confidence placed in me from the outset.

All the best to the team, Alfie x

Alfie - Hertfordshire

Can I thank both yourself and Laura for helping my colleague out today with the interviews. He found both your organisation and professional manner took the stress out of the recruitment process for him.
Shame I didn’t get to catch up with the both of you today but I’m sure I will at some point as we seem to be keeping you busy.
Thank you and the Smart10 Team for all your hard work so far!

Office Manager - Welwyn

“Upon responding to a temporary vacancy with Smart 10 at the beginning of the year, I was promptly and professionally responded to by Chrissie Oakley – Recruitment Consultant, and my application was put forward. I was available immediately, Chrissie arranged an interview for me that same week and I was placed within the week!
I thoroughly enjoyed the placement and left some weeks later to pursue a longer term opportunity with another agency. Following this and a few weeks later, Chrissie contacted me with a permanent job offer to return to the company she had previously placed me with. The whole experience was pleasant and trouble free from application to receiving temp pay and later a permanent offer. Chrissie is a lovely person and was a pleasure to deal with, the best thing at that time was the boost in confidence I received, Chrissie made me feel valued”.

Elaine – Stevenage

Elaine – Stevenage

Smart 10 are different to other agencies, mainly because they provide a personal touch which makes you feel more than a statistic. The people on their books are treated as people, not just CV’s on a database. Thank you all at Smart10 for your help in finding me my new position!
Anonymous, Welwyn Garden City

Anonymous, Welwyn Garden City

Just a little note to say our new candidate is doing very well, thank you for your help in introducing Ashley to us and our organisation - I am confident he will be a great asset to our team!
The Service provided by Smart10 was great and it was a pleasure dealing with you, if I have any further recruitment requirements in the near future, I will certainly not hesitate to get back in touch with Smart10!!

Kind Regards,
HR Manager, Stevenage

HR Manager, Stevenage

I would like to thank Smart 10 for my recent placement, they were efficient, polite and relaxed. I was particularly impressed by the way they understood the client’s needs and my abilities and ambitions. As a result they found a perfect match such that the interview went like a dream. Again thank you Smart10.

Martin - Hertfordshire
Martin - Hertfordshire

Another little Testimonial received today

Smart10 has been an absolute pleasure to work with, each recruiter I have had contact with has been friendly, helpful and efficient. I have regular contact with the recruiters and believe they have genuine concern for my wellbeing. I would certainly look for work through this agency again and I am delighted to be working on a Temporary basis through Claire and the team!
Thanks again!
Zoe – St Albans
Zoe – St Albans

'Smart10 are a great organisation that provide an amazing service. Amy - Recruitment Co-ordinator, was very friendly and extremely efficient, matching my CV up with a compatible job role, which I was successful in securing. I am certain that without Amy's help, I would not be in this position now. She was in contact throughout the whole process and always offered help and interview advice whenever I needed it. Smart10 are by far the best recruitment agency I have dealt with and I would happily recommend them to friends and family searching for employment.'
And thanks again Amy, you are an absolute star!!
Christina - Hertfordshire

Christina - Hertfordshire

Thank you to everyone at Smart10 -You have helped me find my dream job!
I have always found Smart10 to be patient and professional, and I feel without them I would not be where I am today.
All of the staff are friendly and informative, and secured me a number of temporary positions before I was offered my permanent job this month. I would definitely recommend Smart10 in the future to friends and colleagues seeking a new career!
All the best,
Chris - Welwyn Garden City

Chris - Welwyn Garden City

Hello Smart10!
I was keen to send you my feedback and personal Thank you for securing me my new position recently!
I think your services were very good and you really helped me in finding a new career. I would defiantly recommend you to other friends and family seeking a new job opportunity. I found your company efficient and very helpful. Thank you for your time and efforts, I am really enjoying myself here and it's been a good few days, the people are lovely!
Keep in touch!
Candidate, Hatfield

Candidate, Hatfield

Smart 10 were such a great help to me when I was looking for work, they found me both temporary and permanent employment, I ended up being successful with a permanent job out of one of my temporary assignments which was great news!
I would like to thank them for all their hard work, especially Claire who I met with in person, the team at Smart10 were superb! :-)
Love Rhiannon,

Rhiannon, Stevenage

Hi Chrissie,

After dealing with Smart10 for the past couple of months, they found the right positions and companies that fitted my skill set. They prepare you well and give great feedback as soon as possible, which with other organisations in the past I have struggled to receive!
I am happy to say they sent me to a great company recently which fits with me perfectly, as well as my Industry related skill set. I would happily recommend Smart10 to friends and past colleagues for jobs in this area of Hertfordshire. I have been in my new role for about a month and have fitted in very nicely! So far so good...

All the best with everything at Smart10

Craig - Hertfordshire
Craig - Hertfordshire

Hello Amy,
I would be delighted to provide you with a little feedback this morning. I felt I received an excellent service from yourself and the team there at smart 10. You gave me encouraging feedback and positive comments and helped me by explaining what to learn for the interview. Overall, I found the experience with the agency friendly polite and helpful, I would recommend smart 10 to my friends if they are needing employment services in the future.
All the best,

Lexie - Hertfordshire
Lexie - Hertfordshire

I Would like to say a massive thank you to Chrissie Oakley, my consultant at Smart10. Chrissie was amazing, so supportive and I wouldn't of got the job I wanted without her help. Smart10 are the Best recruitment agency I have ever been involved with! All the best everyone and good luck in the future, Jamie – Stevenage
Jamie - Stevenage

I Would like to say a massive thank you to Chrissie Oakley, my consultant at Smart10. Chrissie was amazing, so supportive and I wouldn't of got the job I wanted without her help. Smart10 are the Best recruitment agency I have ever been involved with! All the best everyone and good luck in the future, Jamie – Stevenage
Jamie - Stevenage

I Would like to say a massive thank you to Chrissie Oakley, my consultant at Smart10. Chrissie was amazing, so supportive and I wouldn't of got the job I wanted without her help. Smart10 are the Best recruitment agency I have ever been involved with! All the best everyone and good luck in the future, Jamie – Stevenage
Jamie - Stevenage

I have just recently used smart10 recruitment to help me find new employment. My main point of contact was Chrissie Oakley who was so friendly, helpful and professional and helped me find my current job within a couple of weeks of being signed up with them. She corresponded with me each step of the process through to the job acceptance – customer service 10/10

I would highly recommend Smart10 to anyone looking for a new job or career change


David - Watford

I am very pleased with the service provided by Smart10 in recent months, I don’t get the continuous calls that I need to politely decline. I know where you are when I need you and we will certainly continual to use the Smart 10 team for their services in the future. Extremely friendly, not pushy, very welcoming and very local. Professional and approachable, talking like normal people without the hard sell!! Keep in touch – Office Manager – Welwyn Garden City
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The Smart10 Team

Claire Brindle – Managing Partner

"I'm completely committed and passionate about what I do. I never lose sight of my goals and the bigger picture.

Claire is an exceptionally self-motivated and talented recruiter who benefits from a wealth of experience working within the local area. Over seven years ago, Claire was initially hired as a Trainee Recruiter in Welwyn Garden City for a large, corporate recruitment firm.

Due to Claire's outstanding performance within her role, she quickly progressed and was promoted on numerous occasions
Claire became one of the company's most recognised and highest billing consultants and was renowned throughout the region for her excellent client relationship building skills to all her candidates and clients. Claire's determination, hardworking nature and entrepreneurial spirit are what instilled her with the confidence to start up her own business.

Claire has been part of smart10 since it was formed and she is an approachable, passionate individual who is completely focused on filling her client's roles and placing candidates in the right jobs.

It's Claire's sheer determination and 'not taking no for an answer' which has played an integral part in ensuring that smart10 is one of Hertfordshire's fastest growing and most dynamic recruitment firms. Claire has also been responsible for bringing on and retaining exceptionally talented and smart consultants to develop the brand.

60 seconds with Claire

  • Describe yourself in 3 words. Passionate, professional and personable
  • What do you like most about your job? The interaction of working within such an inspirational team and making a difference to people's future careers.
  • What is your biggest achievement throughout your career? Securing the opportunity to be part of my own brand at smart10, and managing a team of fantastic consultants whom are some of the smartest recruiters within the industry.
  • What 3 interview tips would you give a candidate? Be prepared, be professional, and don't forget to be yourself.
  • Who inspires you? James Khan - to go against other people's advice and take some challenging risks, to build a number of hugely successful businesses from nothing, to me, is highly inspirational.
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? Doing what I do best, ensuring that the best talent is matched to the right job, and the right job has the best talent.
  • Any career regrets? Nope.
  • How many years experience within the industry do you have? 7 years
  • What motivates you? Competition, Reward and Recognition.
  • Hobbies? Spending quality time with my two active boys, they certainly keep me very busy and entertained. Travelling overseas and enjoying a healthy work/life balance.
Stewart Lucas - Training Partner

Stewart has over 20 years of experience working for and with a variety of major Blue Chip organisations through to Small and Medium Size enterprises. For 10 years, Stewart was responsible for leading the Learning & Development with two of the UK's largest recruitment companies covering all aspects of Induction through to Senior Management training. During this period he was nominated for, and won a variety of awards and was recognised for his contribution to the development of the businesses.

In 2011, Stewart took the decision to set up his own Training Business which has gone from strength to strength and boasts a variety of clients from a wide range of industries. His determination to provide bespoke solutions to each client whilst ensuring that they receive a return on their investments has resulted in many delighted clients across the UK. Understanding how a business operates and the challenges it faces are paramount to be able to help its employees develop. Stewart’s approach to training is highly interactive with the view that it has to be fun. The days of 'chalk and talk' are long gone!

Having known Claire for many years and sharing her outstanding approach to customer service. It was a natural progression to join forces with smart10 to offer an additional service to businesses across Hertfordshire.

60 Seconds with Stewart

  • Describe yourself in 3 words. Determined, energetic and fun
  • What do you like most about your job? I love the opportunity to work with so many great companies across a wide range of industries. I get to meet people from such a wide variety of backgrounds from whom I never stop learning.
  • What is your biggest achievement throughout your career? My biggest achievement undoubtedly has been setting my own training business, but I've been very fortunate to have been nominated for a wide variety of awards for my training over the years.
  • What 3 interview tips would you give a candidate? Do your research on the company, back up your answers with examples and evidence and ask relevant questions.
  • Who inspires you? I'm inspired by so many different people from all walks of life. Many former work colleagues have inspired me through to leading sports people and business leaders. I try to take a little from each of their qualities and use them to improve myself.
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? Doing exactly what I do now. I love what I do so why change?
  • Any career regrets? My only regret is not starting my own business sooner.
  • How many years experience within the training industry do you have?
    I have over 10 years experience within training.
  • What motivates you? My biggest motivation is to see the people that I work with develop their skills to the best of their ability.
  • Hobbies? I love my sport and spend much of my time running my son's football and cricket teams. When I’m not doing that, I can usually be found watching a football match somewhere or on the golf course trying to get my handicap down!
Chrissie Oakley - Senior Recruitment Consultant

Chrissie is a consummate professional having around 5 years recruitment experience gained within an Independent, local recruitment firm. 

Chrissie started her career as a resourcer and developed quickly into a senior recruitment consultant.  Not only did Chrissie gain expertise in IT recruitment she also focussed on customer service, call centre and administration positions where she excelled in all these sectors.

Chrissie dedicates herself in providing an excellent service to both clients and candidates and enjoys building and maintaining exceptional relationships. Chrissie hopes to continue her success within Smart10 and have a long thriving career.

60 Seconds with Chrissie

  • Describe yourself in 3 words. Friendly, dedicated, professional
  • How many years recruitment industry experience do you have? 5 years
  • What do you like most about your job? I really enjoy helping others achieve their full potential and thrive on seeing individuals being successful in a job they never thought was possible.
  • What is your biggest achievement throughout your career? Successfully managing large client accounts and continuing to build strong lasting relationships.
  • What 3 interview tips would you give to a candidate? You always have to make a good first impression so punctuality is key always try to arrive at least 15 minutes early, Dress to impress and foremost always be yourself, trying to be someone you are not is never a good idea.
  • Who inspires you? I would have to say my parents, they work extremely hard and are great role models.
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? Still doing what I love and have helped with the continuous success of Smart10.
  • Any career regrets? None
  • What motivates you? Having a dedication to succeed and knowing at the end of the day I have helped others.
  • Hobbies? I enjoy keeping fit by regularly attending my local Zumba class. I love spending time with friends and family and looking after my little Nephew.
Amy Howard - Recruitment Consultant

Amy is a bright, enthusiastic and dedicated graduate, with 100% passion and commitment to what she does.

From a HR background, Amy joined Smart 10 on a contract basis and due to her impressive impact on the business and great success and results, Amy was soon offered a permanent position and has never looked back!

Amy is an exceptionally focused and talented recruiter who continues to excel as she gains additional experience on a weekly basis. With over a year passing, Amy continues to hold and build strong client relationships and acts Smart to get results! Amy is often the last to leave the office and is always going above and beyond the call of duty to exceed everyone’s expectations, often working during her own time which does not go un-noticed by her colleagues, clients and candidates alike.

Amy’s conversion rates from business meetings, to securing new jobs for all her candidates is outstanding, and is late 2013, Amy text her team to express how excited she was about 2014.

Due to Amy’s hard work and commitment, she has won a trip to New York + 1, as thank you from the smart10 team!

60 Seconds with Amy

  • Describe yourself in 3 words. Focused, friendly and attentive
  • How many years recruitment industry experience do you have? 1 plus years
  • What do you like most about your job? Working within such a fantastic team and making a difference to people’s careers.
  • What is your biggest achievement throughout your career? Thriving as a Recruitment Consultant from dedication and passion and exceptional mentoring and support from my inspirational team.
  • What 3 interview tips would you give to a candidate? Be confident, be prepared and ask questions!
  • Who inspires you? My colleagues – looking at what they have achieved makes me want to continually aim higher!.
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? Continuing to make a difference to more people’s careers and continuing to achieve great rewards!.
  • Any career regrets? None
  • What motivates you? Achieving, reward and recognition.
  • Hobbies? Spending quality time with my partner, friends and family. Definitely enjoying the sun!
Becky Sams - Recruitment Consultant

I am extremely self-motivated and driven by both individual and team targets, eager to make my mark within the Recruitment Industry.

Throughout Becky’s career, she has always been passionate about providing a service of excellence to all her clients and colleagues. Building strong professional working relationships is definitely a skill Becky prides herself on.

Becky is a highly self-motivated individual and enjoys working towards targets, in her own words, Becky is ‘Super Organised’! Becky chose her career within recruitment because she enjoys interacting with both clients and candidates, and find’s the whole process of finding people their next career move extremely rewarding.

We never under estimate the importance of how a new job can change people’s lives! Becky joined Smart10 in Spring 2014, having heard about Smart10’s growing reputation within the Recruitment Sector, Becky decided to come in and Register with us.

From our immediate meeting with Becky, Smart10 knew she would be a great addition to the team and within a few days of starting, Becky placed her first candidate in a new job!

60 Seconds with Becky

  • Describe yourself in 3 words. Approachable, Organised and Confident
  • How many years recruitment industry experience do you have? My first experience of recruitment was when I joined the Smart10 Team!
  • What do you like most about your job? The interaction of working with both candidates and clients, the whole 360 process of recruitment!
  • What is your biggest achievement throughout your career? Securing the opportunity to be part of Smart10, having been offered another Recruitment position with a well-known high street agency, I accepted the position within Smart10 as I truly believe their future ambitions are exciting and match my own personal career goals.
  • What 3 interview tips would you give to a candidate? Think big, take risks and always be prepared!
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? Still working within recruitment, if I have the opportunity to progress within Smart10 and manage my own Team that would be amazing!.
  • Any career regrets? None
  • What motivates you? Competition, reward and knowing I have done a good job!
  • Hobbies? I am a bit of a gym bunny! I love spinning and body pump classes. I also have a real passion for Italian food (mostly eating it rather than cooking it)! And I also love taking breaks in the sun in new and exciting places I have never visited before.
Danielle Chetty - Recruitment Consultant

I thrive on working within a Business Development Role, where hard work is recognised and rewarded. At Smart10, we pride ourselves on the quality of our work and Managing Client Accounts, is definitely my favourite part of the job!

I joined Smart10 Recruitment having come from a strong business development background. I was keen to progress within a role which could offer variety within an exciting and rapidly expanding company, and Smart10 fitted the bill!

I am a highly passionate, driven and focused individual who loves working with people. The best part of my role is the communication with both clients and colleagues, building long term successful relationships is always my aim, as we never aim for a quick Win! Exceeding people’s expectations is a very rewarding part of my job, I am a complete perfectionist and strive to not only find the right candidate for the job, but also to find the right job for the candidate, ensuring that we fully understand their future ambitions.

At Smart10 there is never a dull moment and no day is ever the same, we all work at an incredibly fast pace and in all honestly, I have never worked within an office where there is so much positive energy – I do believe a business is all about the team and we complement each other’s strengths very well indeed!

60 Seconds with Danielle

  • Describe yourself in 3 words. Passionate, enthusiastic and determined!
  • How many years recruitment industry experience do you have? 1 plus years.
  • What do you like most about your job? The interaction of working with both candidates and clients, the whole 360 process of recruitment!
  • What is your biggest achievement throughout your career? Securing a PSL with a Leading Finance organisation within Hertfordshire within my first few months of joining the S10 Team!
  • What 3 interview tips would you give to a candidate? Do your research, back up all your answers with evidence and ask plenty of pertinent questions!
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? El President.
  • Any career regrets? None
  • What motivates you? Competition, reward and knowing I have done a good job!
  • Hobbies? In my spare time I love cooking, baking and holidays! I am a complete foodie, so going out for meals with my lovely husband is my favourite way to spend my weekends!
Julie Morrison - Financial Controller

I’m an experienced financial controller with a desire for ensuring that all elements of control are in place to provide the organisations with a solid foundation allowing freedom for growth.

Julie has gained a deep knowledge of financial practices during her extensive career within the professional service industry. Her last role was as a Financial Controller at an International Management Consultancy Firm!

Julie is a detail oriented professional with an eye for planning and control, she enjoys the care and skills required to produce meaningful results.

Julie is looking forward to a long association with Smart10 and is excited about the prospect of playing a part in the ongoing success story of the firm, as well as managing the financial control aspects as the company moves from strength to strength.

60 Seconds with Julie

  • Describe yourself in 3 words. Focused, straightforward, intuitive
  • How many years recruitment industry experience do you have?29 years.
  • What do you like most about your job? I’m excited about being able to make a difference at Smart10 and also help them achieve their aims.
  • What is your biggest achievement throughout your career? Taking over sole control of the finance, HR and legal functions of a previous employer from a number of different people, as well as saving them a lot of money over the many years I worked there!
  • What 3 interview tips would you give to a candidate? Know your subject, be polite and try to relax!
  • Who inspires you? .
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? Helping people make the right decisions..
  • Any career regrets? I’m glad to say I have none..
  • What motivates you? Being successful and helpful in my work, building good working relationships with my colleagues and going home happy at the end of a working day.
  • Hobbies? Spending time with my family, reading, fashion, live music, cooking and interior design.