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Our founder, Jeanette Robinson, set up Cavill Robinson Finance Recruitment in 1992 to provide professional accountancy recruitment for Cambridge and its surrounding areas. Today we have an exceptional reputation for providing a thorough and first class service to our clients, which range across a broad spectrum of industries and organisations in the local region. We value the strong and in many cases long lasting relationships which we have built up and appreciate the business which our clients and candidates entrust us with. Please read our Recommendations Section to see what clients and candidates have to say about us and how we work.
I have known and worked with Jeanette on recruitment in a number of businesses for over 25 years. She is very thorough and professional in her approach and the team that work with her are friendly and helpful. Jeanette has an extensive knowledge of the recruitment industry and also the recruitment market in Cambridge, which is invaluable in finding the best candidate for the position."A Professional Approach" Colin Faiers : Head of Accounting and Finance - Sidney Sussex College
I have had the pleasure of working with Cavill Robinson on a number of occasions over the past few years and would have no hesitation in recommending them. They provide a very professional service. I am particularly impressed with their methods that ensure that they only put forward carefully selected candidates that meet the selection criteria. Their hands-on approach ensures that they fully understand both the candidates they are putting forward as well as our company, which includes understanding the culture of our organisation and appreciate that this is an important factor."They understand the culture of our organisation" James Martin: Head of Finance -The Technology Partnership
Savills use Cavill Robinson as their preferred agent for recruiting accounts staff because they have a proven record in matching candidates to both the role and the culture of the organisation in which the candidate is being placed."A proven track record" Andrew Tucker : Head of Finance - Savills
Having found the recruitment process more time consuming over the last few years and having had some rather bad experiences with agencies, Cavill Robinson are a refreshing change. They do more than just send CV's, as care is taken from every perspective to make sure they know in detail our requirement and from an applicant's view, what kind of employer we are. Recruitment is a two way process so it is important the "best fit" for both us and potential employees is the focus rather than just sending lots of potentially unsuitable CV's for us to review. Applicants are interviewed and screened prior to being recommended for interview with us thereby making sure we have a considered selection of suitable candidates resulting in our recruitment process being streamlined and efficient. Their approach is always very professional and I am happy to recommend their service to other organisations considering using an agency either now or at some stage in the future."A refreshing change" Sherry Woolsten: Director - The Payroll Services Company
Having dealt with a few employment agencies, I found Cavill Robinson to be by far the best. Jeanette was professional whilst being very warm and friendly, she had a genuine interest in me as a person as well as a client and I didn’t feel our initial meeting was so much an interview as a chat with a friend. I actually found my new role via the first application I made with Jeanette, she has the know how to present you, both skillset and background wise, in the best and most honest way to the potential employer, so if you’re looking for a new role definitely give Cavill Robinson a call.A Genuine interest in me as a person - Karen Summerbee
I’d like to commend the team at Cavill Robinson for the professional way they have dealt with all aspects of my temporary placements over the last two years. The placements I’ve had over that period have consistently met my requirements; from timespans and income, to ensuring that my levels of experience could be used by Cavill’s clients, making me feel that I made a worthwhile contribution in helping with their immediate needs."Placements met my requirements" Robert Sabak
Cavill Robinson have moved!!
After 24 years in our central Cambridge office, we have moved to Cambourne on the outskirts of Cambridge. Whilst I have been sad to leave offices, which have almost seemed like home after so long, my commute from Huntingdon was becoming unsustainable with the traffic as it is. It was also becoming more and more difficult for candidates to reach us. Times too have changed and with modern technology, it is not essential to have a high street presence as it was when I set up my Cambridge office. The Cambourne office is modern, just off the dual carriageway and has plenty of parking outside so it will be a lot easier for candidates to reach us. It will also make the journey to work easier for all my staff. We're excited about the move and look forward to welcoming you in Cambourne when you visit us. Jeanette Robinson FREC (Hon)
Wage Growth outstripping Inflation
The BBC News is reporting this morning that wage growth is finally outstripping inflation and that the jobless rate is now 4% nationwide, which is the lowest it has been in 40 years! Job vacancies have risen by 14,000 to a record 833,000. I have to say that none of this will surprise anyone who has been trying to recruit recently. We have seen big jumps in finance salaries this year because of the shortages of good quality candidates. Two years ago, local companies could easily find ledger clerks for between £18,000 and £22,000. Increasingly they are having to pay £25,000. At the other end of the scale, a Financial Controller two years ago would have been available for £50,000. In recent months, we have placed people at this level at £60,000, £70,000 and £80,000. This is great news if you are thinking about job hunting and finding that extra money to pay ever increasing bills but not quite such good news for comapnies with stretched budgets. What will happen to the booming jobs market next year after Brexit is anybody's guess so if you are thinking of changing job because you are unhappy in your current position, now is the time to do it. Traditionally, the autumn period in finance recruitment is our busiest time of the year so be brave and take the plunge! Call me to discuss your options on 01223 300639 or email your CV to me at email@example.com
Salaries - What can you expect?
Septermber to mid December is one of the busiest times of the year for finance recruiters so if you have come back from your summer break and just can't face going back to work, this is a good time to be job hunting. Not only that but the job market has been booming this year and quality candidates at certain levels are in short supply. Nowhere is this more true than in Cambridge and the surrounding areas and as a result finance salary levels have been moving up. Below are a few guidelines on current salaries and what you can expect if you are job hunting. Call me on 01223 300639 if your job role isn't listed and I can advise you. Qualified Accountant ( Industry) with several years experience £60,000 - £80,000 depending on experience Part Qualified ACCA /CIMA £35,000 - £38,000 AAT Qualified £25,000 - £30,000 Credit Controller £24,000 - £28,000 Purchase Ledger Clerk £24,000 - £26,000