Testimonials

A selection of Candidate testimonials:

“This was my first move within the accountancy profession, and I found Charles to be professional and understanding. Charles took the time to understand the role I was looking for and only contacted me about those which really fit my criteria. I was kept very up to date with on any news with regular contact. I felt very supported with my transition and felt like I could ask any questions whether about the process or in general. ” Assistant Tax Manager, East Midlands, Independent firm
“My expertise is niche within the Professional Services environment and consequently it is difficult for the right opening to be identified and materialise. Charles and I met several times and he maintained regular contact with me. My confidence in Charles that he fully understood exactly what I needed never faltered. Charles identified a potential role, but key to successfully securing the role was his regular dialogue with my new employer and firming up the approach and obtaining their commitment at exactly the right time. Charles resolute approach succeeded, and he differs from many recruiters, who over promise and under deliver. I cannot recommend Charles highly enough. ” Risk Director, Top 50, Birmingham
“Charles was great to work with, clearly very knowledgeable of S&W, their recruitment process and the role that he supported me to get. I had a few challenges with going due to Covid-19 and regulator processes, Charles helped steer me through these and was always available to support me. I would definitely recommend him! ” Corporate Recovery Partner, Top 10, Bristol
“I highly recommend Charles in sourcing the perfect role for anyone looking to move. Charles took the time to listen to what was important to me and only presented opportunities that he genuinely thought would be a great fit. Charles' experience and connections meant that he was able to find me a fantastic position even during a global pandemic. Throughout the whole process I found Charles to be friendly and supportive, he kept me in the loop at all times and was really helpful with interview preparation and feedback. ” Senior Audit Manager, Top 10, London
“Charles and I first met for a casual coffee 3/4yrs ago to discuss a position that wasn't of interest to me at the time. However, Charles kept me in mind and called earlier this year with an opportunity to move to a great firm in a unique position and in a role that I was very well suited to, even though it was a change of industry and job role for me Charles knew I was the right person for the job, based on our earlier meeting. Charles has great tenacity and is direct in his style, which I appreciate. I am grateful to Charles for enabling me to make this recent move. ” Director of Business Development, Top 10, Bristol
“I was not particularly looking for a move but Charles‘ relaxed style suited me as we together went on a journey through a number of discussions which allowed me to understand what was important for me and what I really value in my career.   Charles was patient in getting to know me. His knowledge of the local market is really strong and he has some great relationships and contacts.  This was my first move since graduating and I was not sure what to expect.  Not only was Charles supportive through the decision-making process but also throughout my notice period right up to starting the new role.  I’ve really appreciated the support from Charles and look forward to an exciting journey ahead.   ” Tax Director, Top 10 Firm, Birmingham
“ I first worked with Charles Magill in 2015 when I was looking to move back into the accountancy field after a long spell in the legal sector. Working together over a period of months he helped me shape exactly what I was looking for and then ultimately enabled me to secure this role. Since then we have maintained contact, not in a "recruiter/candidate" relationship, but more of a career development advisor and critical friend as my role has developed. Charles' input and advice has genuinely helped as I have continued my own development journey within the profession. Charles and his team have also kept me appraised of candidates in the market place as I have been recruiting my own team. ” Tax Partner, Top 20, Midlands
“ Charles provided an excellent and very professional service on behalf of Adlestrop. When I initially spoke to them I knew what sort of direction I wanted to go in but was unsure how to find the best opportunity for my career.   Adlestrop guided me through the whole recruitment process and made sure they found the right job role to enable me to further my career. They met with me to find out about what I had done so far and what I wanted to do in the future. Before I met potential employers, Adlestrop made sure I was prepared and were always at the end of the phone if I needed any further help.   I am really pleased with the job that Adlestrop found for me and I am looking forward to starting it next month. I would highly recommend Adlestrop and would definitely use them again if I wanted a change of job in the future. ” Tax Trainee, Boutique Firm, Birmingham
“Charles is very professional and approachable.He understood my needs from a personal and professional perspective as I wanted an progressive position near to where I live. As a result I am working as a Payroll Manager at this fantastic firm and learning new things daily.This is an ideal role that will enable me to further my career. ” Placement of a Payroll Manager, Independent Firm, West Midlands
“ Adlestrop have been able to help me and support me to find a similar role with a company better located and offer me advise on the application process. They offer support via phone, email and are always there to help. I’ve now managed to secure a position that I wanted and I feel more confident starting my job because of Aldestrop guidance given. I highly recommend. ” Associate, Top 15 Firm, Midlands