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Gray and Associates is the best agency I have joined

After working at the same higher education organisation for seven years, when I left I felt apprehensive about joining a new organisation on a permanent basis immediately so I decided to start temping to get an idea of working in different higher education organisations. I myself was recommended to Gray and Associates by a friend. I initially phoned up and spoke to Jean and found her to be super helpful and thorough in explaining all the procedures on registering. After finalising the required paperwork, I was working within a week! Jean is a pleasure to work with and very efficient. I find Gray and Associates is the best agency I have joined by a long shot and would definitely highly recommend Jean and the team.

 

MH, London

Definitely recommend Gray & Associates

As you know I finished up at the School last Friday.

I had a very nice send off with drinks and some nice leaving gifts.

 

The assignment went on longer than expected and I did enjoy the placement thoroughly, the teams were very friendly and great to work with.

Just wanted to say thanks again Leanne for you help with securing role, getting me set up etc. and also yourself Jean through out the time on my placement once you took over managing the account.

 

Sometimes candidates don’t always have the best experiences with recruitment agencies, but that was not the case for me whilst I worked with you both at Gray agency.

 

Christina,

A final thank you to you as the newsletters are informative and a good way to keep upto date with what’s happening.

 

I would definitely recommend the agency to others seeking new positions.

 

Keep up the great work ladies and have a nice day!

Suzie Richards

Constantly keeping me updated with job offers and accommodate all my requirements

I would just like to say thank you to Leanne Sangster for her support since I first joined the agency up to being able to secure my first temp position.

Leanne was extremely friendly and helpful by accommodating a last minute interview when I joined the agency. She has constantly been keeping me updated with job offers and was able to accommodate all my requirements.

I managed to get a temp position in less than a month and I could not be more happy. The application process was very well explained and also the paperwork and payment method were made very clear. It’s needless to say I am very impressed with my experience with Gray & Associates through her.

Nastasia Chirbea

Read what Eileen Chappel CEO SHARE Research Consortium, LSHTM

Says about her temp from Gray & Associates:

http://grayagency.com/first-temp-of-the-quarter-winner-january-2017-march-2017

Grays is the most friendly and professional agency I have worked with

As someone who has been with many large temping agencies, I have found Grays to be the best. They were professional, personable and efficient from the outset. Listened to what I was looking for and ensured a good fit to my skills. Throughout my assignment Leanne my consultant kept in regular touch, they always paid me very promptly and were always contactable. Grays is the most friendly and professional agency I have worked with and I would recommend their excellent service to anyone looking for agency work. Thank you Grays for everything!

Claire Moseley

Leanne has a distinct professionalism and truly stands out from the crowd

From the first moment Leanne contacted me, she was extremely positive and motivating and explained that with my skills and experience she could easily place me with the type of employer I was looking for. True to her word within a week of first contacting me I had two job interviews with the university I was targeting and was working there within two weeks of first receiving her call. Leanne is extremely personable, always prompt in all correspondences and very, very, helpful. Furthermore, Leanne has a distinct professionalism and truly stands out from the crowd of myriad recruitment consultants now on the market. It’s a joy having Leanne as my recruitment consultant and am confident that she will continue to assist steering me in my career choices. Thank you Leanne!!

Sara Hamza

Immense hard work and empathy

Having registered with Grays Associates, I would say was the best move for me. Leanne is a terrific consultant, who has supported me from the start of registering to securing a temporary contract. Leanne is full of vibrancy and offers a in depth understanding of what each candidate is looking for and has gone beyond the call of duty. I was impressed to see the immense hard work and empathy she has provided. Just an amazing consultant who is able to grasp what you are looking for in a job as well as being very approachable

Reena Begum

I have had a most excellent experience with Grays

I have had a most excellent experience with Grays and my recruitment manager, Leanne from the very start and still continuing during my time at my great new job; Leanne found my CV on Reedand got in touch with me straight away to arrange a face to face interview to find out what i was interested in. From then on it was pretty fast paced and i had a job i really enjoyed in no time at all. Leanne was polite, friendly and very efficient, always keeping me up to date on applications and suggesting jobs that would suit me instead of just leaving me to do my own thing like so many other recruiters. It was really great to have such a considerate and attentive person working with me and supporting me every step of the way. I have never know a recruiter to be so caring, prompt and committed to a client; you can really see that the staff at Grays take a pride in what they do.

Grays service is very personal indeed and unlike most of the organisations that are around today. Its great to see someone out there still values excellent customer service and that real world personal touch that makes day to day life just that bit better, something which most places seem to lack now. I can honestly say that my experience with Grays is worlds apart compared to any recruitment agency i have been with before and i would recommend them very highly indeed.

Will Matthews

Superb Service

I’ve never had the need to take time out from work for small things simply because Gray’s provides an effortless service.

This is the first agency that I prefer to stick with simply because of the professionalism and empathy involved.

Throughout my job search I’ve felt belittled by numerous agencies which I did not go back to.

However I have continuously dealt with Leanne Sangster for almost a year now and have been supported in numerous aspects from securing a temp job to searching for another.

Leanne has been very supportive and patient and has also been very responsive to all queries, a lady of her words who keeps to her promise.

A VERY BIG THANK YOU LEANNE

 

Muhammad Ahmed

I would highly recommend them

I’ve really enjoyed working with Gray’s Associates.  They offer a really personalised service and Christina took the trouble to match my skills to the right job.  Leanne is incredibly helpful, responds really quickly to any query and sorts everything out.  I would highly recommend them.

Harriet Cornwall

Interesting roles consistent with the level of my experience

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­I have been working for Gray and Associates for 5 years and have been consistently employed in my chosen field during this time. Leanne is my point of contact and has found me interesting roles consistent with the level of my experience. Leanne takes a personal interest in her temps, is professional and friendly. Leanne’s promotion is well earned!

Louise McSeveny

I would not have had the career opportunities, or built my linkedin network, without this form of support

Leanne Sangster is my direct contact with Gray & Associates and has acted on behalf of University College London as a recruitment co-coordinator. Recently I switched roles within the College and Leanne was directly responsible for my move to Department of Mechanical Engineering, and my confirmation as Senior Teaching Administrator. Gray & Associates facilitated this new direction in my career as they have helped to do so on multiple occasions since 2007. All my interactions with Leanne have been tremendously important and I would not have had the career opportunities, or built my linkedin network, without this form of support.

George Burridge

Institute Administrator at University College London

Leanne is an absolute superstar and a phenomenal consultant

Leanne is an absolute superstar and a phenomenal consultant. I have been temping with Grays since January 2016 and have been in continuous employment. Thanks to Leanne’s dedication and ability to match me to the right roles, I have achieved 100% interview success. Leanne is extremely personable and an excellent communicator. She consistently delivers a great service, keeping me informed of important information, negotiating salary increases, calling and checking in to see how the role is going, making sure that as her candidate I am happy. She is a real pleasure to work with. I have dealt with many recruitment consultants and agencies in my 20 year working career, and have never been as happy and satisfied with the service and the calibre of roles that are available. I would definitely recommend Gray and Associates Recruitment Services.

Nagat Kassim – Senior Project Coordinator at UCL

One of the best employment agencies in the U.K

Leanne goes the extra mile for every client, she did an excellent work finding me suitable work. Provided great advice before and after interviews, her communication skill is unrivaled by none. I highly recommend Leanne to anybody looking for permanent or temporary work within Higher Education, you will not be disappointed. She is a great Account Manager representing one of the best employment agencies in the U.K.

Sambuadi Loango - Administrator at Courtauld Institute of Art, U. of London

Hassle-free and rewarding

Coordinating my placements with Leanne is hassle-free and rewarding. She is kind, sharp, considerate, and patient, and grounds me when I panic that no one will take me. Tough to ask for more in a recruitment services agent.

Rowland Wells – Programme Administrator at UCL

Leanne Sangster, you are a star

Leanne is an exceptional consultant, she dealt with everything professionally and made my job seeking experience quite exciting by keeping in touch always and providing timely updates even after she found me a job, that made me feel very much valued. She helped me find a permanent role with an outstanding organisation. I would recommend her with flying colours and would be contacting her when its time for the next step ahead. Thank you Leanne Sangster, you are a star.

Youlanda Nkweteyim (CIPD Assoc)- HR Assistant at The Courtauld Institute of Art

Invaluable help

I have been with the Gray & Associates recruitment agency for over a year now, and my main point of contact has been with Leanne. She is a dedicated, hard-working and friendly individual who has helped me to find work in some of London’s top universities. She has always made a great effort to help find me work whenever needed, and always helps to find roles that particularly suit my strengths and experience. Her help has been invaluable and I would be more than happy to continue liaising with her while I’m still temping at Grays.

Neil Vadgama

Definitely recommending others to join Grays

Gray’s was able to find me work the very next day upon joining them! They always ensured I was happy in the roles I was placed in and most importantly ensured it was suitable to my skills. When my contract was due to end, I smoothly moved into a new role very quickly, which was great! Such a lovely agency to work for, staff are very friendly and helpful.

I just want to say Thank you to everyone at Gray’s, Leanne, Victoria and Christina, you all have been very helpful whilst my time at Gray’s and very grateful! I will definitely be recommending to others to join.

Tinisha Stewart

Welcome change to other cattle-herding recruitment firms.

Leanne contacted me after coming across my CV online. Within a fortnight I was interviewed and placed in a 3-month contract – exactly the role I was looking for. Extremely professional and personal service, and welcome change to other cattle-herding recruitment firms.

Simeon Brookstone – Operations Manager

Registration process swift and informative

My initial experience with Gray and Associates Recruitment Agency has been fulfilling.  The registration process was swift and informative. The professionalism of the consultant was reassuring as she had a friendly and enthusiastic approach.  I was familiarised with the Agency’s expectation of its candidates and also encouraged to frequently visit the website for positions advertised.  What really struck a chord with me was the frequent flow of information on vacant positions and also the feedback given after temporary assignments or interviews.  I certainly will not hesitate in recommending Gray and Associates to anyone!

Clarissa Azu

Thumbs up for Grays 10 out of 10 for service

I have been with Grays Associate Recruitment since August 2016 and have been very happy with their agency. I was found a placement very shortly after joining them and they have been extremely helpful in finding me further work after my first role ended.  Grays is a professional friendly agency and their remuneration is good.  I would recommend signing up with Grays as they have regular openings and the consultants are very pro-active in finding their clients work.  Grays are prompt with pay notifications and pay.  All in all, definitely the thumbs up for Grays with 10 out of 10 for service J. I mainly have interaction with Leanne Sangster; she is very helpful and has been instrumental in every aspect of finding me an appointment, a big thank you to her!

Vilma Dzewu – Deputy Centre Manager and Admissions Administrator

Professionalism and dedication

 

I would like to highly recommend Leanne and the whole of Grays Associates for their professionalism, and dedication to finding the right position for each individual candidate taking into consideration their strengths and experience and providing me with a service which I found second to none. As a medical professional and former CQC inspector I was extremely impressed and would highly recommend Christina Gray and her fantastic team. On a personal note I will be sad to leave Grays but wish them every success and will always be immensely grateful for introducing me to UCL.

isabella huntley-smyth

 

Helpful, openminded and Nice

Gray & Associates helped me secured an on-going position in the academic institution I had chosen. I would highly recommend Leanne who very efficiently and very professionally advised me in the interim period during which I had to work on temporary contracts. She was always very helpful, open-minded and nice. I had an interview selection success rate of 78%, by virtue of her capacity to match my skills and personality to the needs of her clients. I will certainly use Gray’s services if I need any temporary personnel in the future because they were extremely professional, warm and friendly.

Claudia Pisani

Research Programme Administrator

Provided invaluable information

“Working with Leanne was great.  Leanne provided invaluable information about a potential assignment before the interview, which ultimately meant I got to work with the client. Also, whilst on the assignment, Leanne has been in regular contact to find out how the project is going as well as opportunities for extending projects. In short, I would highly recommend working with Gray & Associates.”

Richard Akerele

Quality Assurance Officer

Highly professional, yet friendly and personalised service.

“I have been with Gray’s for nearly a year now, and I am very happy with them, as they provide a highly professional, yet friendly and personalised service. Leanne has organised all of my temporary placements. I have always felt that she listens to your job likes and dislikes before placing you, and she works hard to find posts which match your experience and preferences. Starting in a new office can be a little daunting, but the fact that Leanne checks in with you after the first couple of days to ask how it’s going makes you really feel that you’re being looked after a team who care about you as an individual. And when you have questions, it’s reassuring to know that Leanne will answer you promptly and with patience and good humour. I cannot recommend this agency enough.”

 

Jonathan Howard

Interim Teaching & Learning Administrator (Undergraduate)

 

Highly recommended

I would highly recommend Christina and Grays & Associates for any candidates looking for a career in higher education. Grays & Associates have always been informative, professional, efficient and friendly. The service that they provide is excellent and genuine, ensuring candidates find the right roles. I was extremely impressed and have no hesitation in recommending the services of Christina Gray and her team.

Keir Bonnar – Academic Engagement Manager at The Alan Turing Institute Jan 2017