Candidate Care Programme

At plum appointments our candidates are the most vital part of our business. With that in mind we are committed to our Candidate Care Programme to provide you with the best service possible.

What does the Candidate Care Programme mean to our Temporary Candidates?

plum appointments guarantees that you will not be required to work more than 48 hours in a week on average unless you agree to do so in writing. Once registered we guarantee that you will be treated in a professional and ethical way. We will pay you on time every Friday for the work you completed the previous week, following the submission of your timesheet. We respect your right to turn down the offer of any assignment and we will not allow that to prejudice future opportunities with plum appointments.

• Long or short term assignments

• Competitive pay rates

• Payment weekly on a Friday into your bank account or building society and weekly emailed payslips

• Holiday pay, paid at the statutory rate which is accrued weekly against hours worked. For further information click here 

• Statutory sick pay (where applicable)

• Statutory maternity pay (where applicable)

• Statutory paternity pay (where applicable)

• Overtime payments (where applicable)

• Latest relevant skills training and information free of charge

• Personal references, confirmation of employment references, and mortgage references

• Temp of the Month awards

• Regular communication to check your ongoing satisfaction with our service

• Candidate handbook with useful employment guidance and helpful tips

• Access to our interactive website which includes vacancy information, downloads and various useful links and an invitation to join our  Facebook and Twitter pages, job alerts and RSS feeds

• Issuing of assigning details forms at the beginning of each assignment to ensure that you are fully prepared and have all of the information you need to carry out the assignment.

• Psychometric profile to take away with you free of charge

• We will ensure that you are treated equally inline with the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 at all times

• Our 5 Star Staff programme proactively markets you directly into the Business Community and to key decision makers

plum appointments guarantees our Permanent Candidates that we will work with you to secure suitable permanent employment. We will improve your skills where applicable, we will provide you with a  psychometric profile should you require one, without charge, and we will communicate with you regularly to keep you updated on progress.

What does the Candidate Care Programme mean to our Permanent Candidates?

• A detailed registration and interview process to determine what type of employment you are looking for

• Guidance and assistance to help produce an effective C.V. free of charge

• An extensive database of current vacancies

• We have a ‘recommend a friend’ scheme for the benefit of both our existing and potential candidates

• Candidate handbook with useful employment guidance and helpful tips

• Access to our interactive website which includes vacancy information, downloads and various useful links and an invitation to join our Facebook and Twitter pages, job alerts and RSS feeds

• Proactively  marketing you into the business community through our Professionals onthe MoveTM programme. This programme proactively markets you and your skills directly into the business community and key decision makers. What do you need to do? At the point of registration you will be asked to produce a synopsis of your key skills and any key companies you may want us to approach on your behalf

• Latest relevant skills training and information free of charge

• Psychometric profile to take away with you free of charge

• Our key skills programme is our Consultants commitment to call clients directly and market your skills within 48 hours of interview with them

• Feedback on all submissions of your C.V. for vacancies will be provided within 48 hours

• Feedback on any interviews attended within 48 hours of your interview

• Skills Now - specifically designed for Skilled and Technical recruitment. We have particular skills in providing permanent or temporary staff with specific skills to match the diverse needs of  businesses. These include CNC machinists, Welders, Technicians, IT and Software Specialists, Specialist Machine Operators and many more.

• Regular communication to check your ongoing satisfaction with our service.