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Skillnet Personnel

Who we are

Skillnet Personnel

Delivering outstanding talent for outstanding opportunities

Skillnet Personnel provides a staffing & recruitment service, building on the years of expert knowledge gained through our delivery of high quality nationwide apprenticeship programmes.

Our dedicated and experienced team will help you recruit top quality professional Talent for your technical, sales, middle and senior management positions.

Having a robust people strategy is essential for any business to thrive in an ever changing business world where effective recruitment and resource planning can be very challenging. In times of skills shortages and a fast moving commercial environment, finding the right organisation to partner with for delivering this strategy is imperative.

Skillnet Personnel has the skills and expertise to help identify, define and scope your requirements and build an effective campaign to deliver great results – quickly and efficiently.

Our consultants have extensive experience of matching the brightest talent with the most exciting opportunities and work constantly to expand our existing networks with high calibre individuals with a referenced and credible career history.

We provide a dedicated service which sets itself aside from our competitors in terms of quality, speed and efficiency.

What we do

Resourcing solutions

Attracting and recruiting talent can be challenging, so it is important that you partner with a company that has the necessary experience and flexible approach to help you get the right people at the right time.

Skillnet Personnel sets itself apart by always focussing on your needs and challenges when considering an individual’s skills and talent.

Whether we are looking for a single person for a permanent or contract engagement or an entire team to work on large projects, we concentrate on providing end-to-end people services across your business.

Permanent search assignments

We appreciate that every company and every role is unique. Accordingly we will tailor our approach depending on your specific requirements, needs and wishes. Once we have the necessary information and knowledge, we will follow a structured approach to sourcing, filtering and presenting the very best candidates for you to consider.

Once we have generated a long list, a Senior Consultant will conduct an interview and assessment with candidates, using tried and tested techniques to establish and verify employment history, technical ability, personality traits, culture and their career goals and motivations. Our personal and consultative approach with all candidates helps us to fill your role in the most appropriate and effective way.

Depending on your specific requirements, verbal and/or written references are obtained for every candidate. These can be a combination of former employers, past or present peers, or via our known and trusted network from across the industry.

Every candidate is fully briefed on each role before they are presented to you to ensure that they understand the role, what your expectations of them will be, and to ascertain that they are genuinely interested in pursuing the opportunity.

During the search and selection process, we will gain invaluable market intelligence regarding industry reputations and outside perceptions of your company, which we will happily share with you for information and consideration.

Retained Assignment

Under retained recruitment conditions, Skillnet Personnel acts as a fully 'outsourced' recruitment arm of your organisation. Our processes are tailored to meet your specific needs, through detailed consultation and ongoing communication.

Every retained assignment we undertake is supported with a detailed written proposal or Statement of Works (SOW). This outlines the scope of work, fee structure and the mutual responsibility of both parties. In such engagements, Skillnet Personnel takes responsibility for the recruitment process and liaises with regular update and feedback sessions to ensure collaboration and a successful outcome.

On appointment, a named Senior Account Manager is allocated to you for the duration of the assignment. The recruitment process that we use is rigorous and a detailed search is conducted to find, screen and interview ideal candidates. Once a short list is determined, Skillnet Personnel will present this to you and liaise with candidates about interviews.

The standard fee structure is commensurate with the retained assignment results. Clients pay one-third of the fee on engagement and commencement of the assignment; one-third upon delivery of a short list; and the balance upon successful placement of the ideal candidate – the performance based retainer.

How we find applicants

Skillnet Personnel has an extensive database of highly skilled candidates which is continually being expanded and updated through our own advertising, external networking and resourcing activities.

To supplement these core actions, we utilise a mixture of traditional sourcing techniques such as job-boards and web-based resources in conjunction with a number of digital and social media initiatives that enable us to broaden our geographic and demographic reach.

Having such a broad and eclectic mix of resources and techniques allows us to be flexible, quick and efficient in our response to service your needs and simply deliver outstanding people.

High quality apprenticeship recruitment and training in the UK

At Skillnet we support:

  • companies in recruiting school and college leavers for apprenticeships and training 
  • individuals in meeting their career aspirations

Operating nationally and across a range of industry sectors each year, Skillnet recruits and trains more than 4,000 people from Apprentices to Dealer Principals and at all levels in between. 

Please contact us on 01923 216 165 for more information.


How we deliver

Our flexible delivery means that much of our training takes place in the workplace, reducing the amount of time your staff spend away from their posts. A mixture of on- and off-the-job learning ensures Apprentices learn the skills that work best for your business. Apprentices deliver real returns to your bottom line, with Apprenticeships helping them to improve productivity and your organisation to be more competitive.

Skillnet’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) offers a rich online learning platform full of content to develop technical and personal skills.

If you would like to discuss your precise training needs, or if you are an employee looking for additional training in a job role you are already in, please contact us on 01923 216165.