Client testimonials

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Phil Clark - Hull College

My go-to agency! They have covered every challenge and requirement I have sent to them, giving me exceptional insight which allows me to plan delivery with the right knowledge.

Josh Cave - City of Bristol College

By a substantial margin they are the most affordable recruitment agency we’ve worked with, the clients they put forward are always of a great quality.

Jayne Jordan​ - Mid Kent College

What an absolute pleasure it has been working with them! They are always a very professional yet personable service, not just another agency! The team really listens to the requirements, are never pushy yet are reliable and helpful whenever needed.

Lucy Bulbeck​ - Newcastle College Group

Have been personable and approachable throughout my dealings with them. The flexibility and the feedback feedback give and take makes for a healthy working relationship. I would recommend Dovetail & Slate to other education providers.

Danny - Mossman & Jones

We are happy with the operatives, and know we can get good quality labour when we use Pivotal. Their consultants aee always checking up on the guys on site to see if there's anything they can help with. Pivotal has been great and we look forward to working with them moving forward.

Clive Hodge - Farnoborough College

Working with them is a pleasure ‘never a choice’. They work tirelessly to find the right candidates for the specific job role; always professional, with a great sense of humor and a good dose of much-needed patience, especially when dealing with a client who demands the best.

Laura Davies - Burton and South Derbyshire College

Dovetail and Slate have helped us successfully fill a number of temporary and permanent roles across different industry sectors. All candidates arrive fully vetted and aware of the expectations of the position so there’s no surprises for either party!

Colin Luhrs - Tyne Met College

Its always difficult finding technically competent/ up to date staff and I can honestly say that now, whenever I have a recruitment need, in Engineering or Construction, it's these guys I will call first.

Stephanie Traynor - Buxton & Leek College

They has always gone the extra mile to find me the person I need, even if they’ve been working until 9 pm, which gives me comfort when I need someone in front of students.They have been my go-to agency for over 2 years, and I find them a pleasure to deal with across the board.

Kerri Allen – Burton and South Derbyshire College

They present the perfect agency partner to help; they communicate exceptionally quickly and have an extensive range of specialist consultants. They’ve made 23 placements over the last two years

Garry Lee - Options Skills

Dovetail & Slate have been my exclusive, first choice agency since June 2020 after Dovetail provided us with one of the highest quality placements we’ve had at a fraction of the market price. I’ve worked with many an agency since setting up Options-Skills in 2013; I can wholeheartedly say that Dovetail & Slate have been the best. Heroes among thieves.

Elise Lamberton - Warwickshire College Group

They’ve been extremely reliable in delivering candidates on an honest timeframe. If they’ve got a job to do, they’ll make they do it to a timeframe that suits us. On the occasion they can’t do something they’ll be completely up front about that.

Candidate testimonials

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Honest, reliable and look after both clients and candidates extremely well. Would highly recommend Dovetail and Slate.


If you're not using Dovetail & Slate for your recruitment needs you're causing damage to your business.


Great service and the ability to deliver means I am happy to recommend them which is a rarity for me.


Dovetail and Slate made getting a position very easy - supportive and extremely friendly.


From start to finish, the service provided by their team has been fantastic and were really quick to answer any questions I had.


I found that the process of finding me a position was excellent and it helped solidify what I was looking for.


Great company to work with. Would recommend to anyone looking to hire, or for work, within the education sector.


Pivotal have been great! They get you on a job, maintain communication about your performance & check how you are getting on.


Great company to work for. Professional and approachable.


Pivotal has been a good agency to work for. They are reliable payers and Matty is always available and willing to help if you have any issues.


I have worked with Matty the past 5 months. Whilst I've been on site, Matty has always been available to answer questions I might have & always makes the call to see how things are going. Pivotal as a agency are always prompt with payments and remittance.


I contacted Matty before Christmas, then the first week of January he phoned me regarding a job and I started the next day! Great Agency.