Feedback from some of our delighted clients.
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Here’s what some of our clients think of our service. Scroll further down to read feedback from some of our delighted candidates.

Rainbow HR (Fiona) was critical in facilitating my appointment as Head of Digital Services for Porterbrook Leasing. The prompt and personal approach made the process seamless and aptly targeted. It has resulted in a successful match of skillset, requirements and experience.

Steph Klecha, Head of Digital Services, Porterbrook Leasing

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all at Rainbow HR for your help and guidance through the selection process when I applied for the Lead Auditors role with Porterbrook.

It was easy to talk to you regarding my up-and-coming interview and it was helpful prior to my interview that you gave me some information on the interviewees and Porterbrook as a company.

I felt totally prepared when attending the interview which, with your help and guidance went very smoothly. Once again a big thank you for your help through the process.

Tony Brian Wykes, Lead Auditor for Porterbrook Leasing

I have used Rainbow HR for recruitment to support transformational change within our business over an 18-month period. Fiona’s first priority was to understand our business culture and need. That understanding enables her to recruit the right people with the right skills for us. Her knowledge of the rail sector is excellent, and I have always found her to be professional and responsive when priorities change. I would highly recommend the service Fiona offers as a recruitment partner.

Kate North, Head of HR Porterbrook

Fiona was instrumental in my successful placement as Reliability Task Force Lead at Porterbrook. Her knowledge and understanding of the business as well as her ability to extract key skills and qualities of candidates resulted in a perfect match between Porterbrook and myself.

She helped to create that personal connection between my CV and the hiring manager to further strengthen my application. She has enabled me to take the next positive stride in accelerating my career forward

Chris Beales, Reliability Task Force Lead, Porterbrook

Can’t thank Fiona Irvine and Tom Waddell enough for their support during my recent job search!

They both offered advice and online webinars that were extremely useful when looking for my next job opportunity! During such a horrible time, the support and kindness both they and others have provided have been a positive I won’t forget.

If you’re currently faced with looking for a new role due to COVID-19, I would recommend getting in touch with them.

Rachel Stewart, Senior Communications Officer, NHS Lanarkshire

As a candidate looking for my next role, I am always mindful of the experience I have had with a recruitment agency as a job seeker. If they treat me with dignity, respect and care as a candidate, you can trust they are representing the best interests of the business they are sourcing for!

And in turn, as an employer, you want to protect the employer brand you have taken great care to build. This is why it’s even more important to me having lived the experience as a candidate, to only engage recruiters who I can trust to keep our business values and ethos at its heart, when representing us.

It was this perfect balance between employer brand and candidate experience that led me to first experience Fiona Irvine and her wonderful team as a candidate and later as an employer. They make it their business to match candidate and business with such precision and focus – you can trust you will have a winning outcome

Sukhdeep Dhesi, Head of People & Culture, cifas


Here’s some testimonials from some of our delighted candidates.

Just thought I would drop you a quick line after the role decision this week, there are a few positives for me to take from the experience and that is genuinely down to your handling of it.

In my most recent experience of job hunting, I have not felt such support before and after care when going for a position.

Previously -

  1. I have not felt as well prepared for an interview
  2. Received any coaching aids for the process.
  3. Received proper, actionable feedback normally it’s something like  “we had a high standard of applicants”, “other candidates were a closer fit” – what can you do with that?

Sometimes things go unsaid but I did feel that I wanted to say thank you for what you have done with this position.

Mark – Feb 2022

Securing a new role during a pandemic is not as easy as people might think, having been left hanging several times when making applications I was not holding out too much hope when Tom got in touch. During the process, I was very impressed with the professionalism and knowledge Tom had about the company and he was able to answer any questions or queries I had. I was kept informed about each stage of the process and Tom was always quick to reply to any emails I sent, often out of normal hours and that included the initial Teams meeting with him.

Nothing was too much trouble and Tom was able to guide me through the offer, including dealing with some questions I had around the contract. I highly recommend Rainbow HR for their professionalism and commitment.

Stephen - Jan 2022

Fiona and Tom assisted me in my job search in November ’21. I found Fiona to be incredibly knowledgeable, a true expert in her field.

I was grateful for the time invested to understand my previous roles which laid out my skillset, shaped my new CV and prepared me for job applications. This was used on my LinkedIn Profile also, which Tom is an expert on. As I was in between roles, the advice and expertise offered was invaluable. Particularly as it was 9 years since I applied for jobs. I am pleased to report I landed a great job in just a few months.

I highly recommend Rainbow HR CV package and business services.

Kraig - Feb 2022

Applying for roles where experience is always required can be frustrating, particularly if you are a recent graduate with the academic qualifications hoping to get a start in your chosen profession.

Countless applications yielded nothing, more often with no response or acknowledgement.

Tom from Rainbow took the trouble to ask some questions and offer advice. He then said he would see what he could do.

I was not expecting much but he managed to secure an interview for a trainee role with one of his clients.

He was able to offer good interview advice and kept in touch up until the interview itself, giving advice and providing good background info.

I was delighted when he called to give me feedback on the interview as I knew this would help me going forward, but I was stunned when he said the client was offering me the role, I had no hesitation in accepting.

Tom then walked me through resigning from the current role I was in (hospitality) and has kept in touch with me to make sure I was settling in. The personalised “good luck” card was a nice touch.

I am delighted to have started in a role where I will get to utilise my technical qualifications and to work for a company where I will be supported. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Recruitment at Rainbow HR.

Fraser - Mar 2022

From the moment I spoke with Recruitment at Rainbow HR I just knew they were a “different” recruiter.

My application was acknowledged immediately by Tom, not a robot or generic email. He then arranged a Teams call when it suited me as I was in a role.

The information provided about the role, company etc was very helpful.

Tom was always available (even out of hours) if I had any questions.

He took care of all interview arrangements and sent me detailed information including directions/map – all very helpful.

The interview itself was great, very relaxed and I was lucky enough to be offered the role on the spot and I accepted.

The final surprise was the lovely hand signed “congratulations” card in the post.

Rainbow are a great company, run by people with real expertise.

Jackie – Feb 2022

Recruitment at Rainbow are an excellent recruitment agency. Tom helped me land my ideal job and kept me right throughout the process by offering sound advice and is always a phone call or an email away to help! I was kept up to date at all times and was never left wondering where I stood, I highly recommend.

Liam - Jan 2022

I cannot thank Tom enough for all his assistance and expertise in securing my new role. He was thorough and well informed on the company, the role and what was expected from the client and always responded quickly to any queries I may have - even whilst on holiday! I have both worked for, and with, other recruitment agencies prior, and I can highly recommend Rainbow HR for their considered approach to candidate care and ensuring you are well prepared. Tom is personable and straightforward, which I respond well to, and he really made the whole process completely stress free.

Amanda - Jun 2022

I was job hunting and really looking for a new role in which I could develop my skills and knowledge. I engaged with Rainbow HR, Tom was fantastic, took time to get to understand my ideal role and my skills. Tom has worked to help me secure new role using my skills and being stretched to learn new skills. Tom was in contact throughout the process of submitting my CV to arranging the interview (including meeting me on the day of the interview to ensure I was well prepared) up to the offer and a quick message on day one of the role.

Top class service.

Derek - Jun 2022


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Call Tom Waddell on +44(0)7960 354441 or Fiona Irvine on +44(0)7739 447369 or email [email protected]