What our candidates say...

It is our specialist knowledge and long-term commitment to seeing our candidates continue to grow that sets us apart from other recruitment consultancies.

Since our formation in 2006, the team at James Gray Recruitment have placed hundreds of happy candidates by having their best interests at heart, ensuring they have the best experience.

We have selected a few that we believe truly represent our service and commitment to our candidates:

Senior Project Engineer, UK

Grant helped give me an overview of the Scottish industry before providing details of relevant and suitable opportunities, lining up interviews with companies I was interested in working for and negotiating a deal both parties are happy with. Overall approachable and reliable throughout the process.

Commissioning Engineer, US

Jordan and I have been working with each other for the last couple of weeks and it has been an absolute pleasure. Starting off, she took the time to understand my future career goals, needs, and overall job expectations. This eventually led to her connecting me to multiple different interviews. In the process of seeking a new job opportunity, Jordan was always extremely responsive and efficient. She would consistently provide me updates, call to check-in, and was always available for any questions. Jordan was always very motivating and optimistic, which goes a long way in this process. Eventually, with Jordan’s help, I was able to find a new job opportunity that aligned with my career goals. If anyone is thinking about seeking a new opportunity, I would highly recommend connecting with Jordan!

Quality Manager, UK

Ronan phoned me out of the blue looking for potential quality contacts, but it turned out that I was a potential candidate for the role. He put me forward to AmcoGiffen and I was offered an online interview, a second face-to-face interview the following week, then a formal offer. Every step along the way, Ronan kept me informed of the progress, listened to any questions or queries, and relayed the information. He even sent a good luck message to me on the morning of my start day! I would recommend Ronan to anyone looking for assistance with recruitment as he has been open, honest, and accountable at every step. Thank you, Ronan.

Senior Cost Manager, Germany

I would be glad to acknowledge Patricia’s professionalism. I’ve had the distinct pleasure of having been a professional seeking a new career opportunity, and Patricia as a recruiter helped me immensely during the recruitment process. I can say, without hesitation, that Patricia has exceeded my expectations in all situations. Despite being located in different parts of the world; however, Patricia facilitated the meeting schedules very well to get clarification mutually on various things. She is an honest and forthright professional with a polite approach, patience in listening, clarity in giving insight into the role and firm, guidance throughout the process, and interim feedback to keep candidates engaged. I strongly recommend Patricia as a recruitment consultant who takes care of her candidates and her clients above and beyond the call of duty.

Quantity Surveyor, UK

I was looking at getting back into a quantity surveying role. James dealt with the civils side of the industry which I didn’t have a great deal of experience with. James advised of the best fit for me and invested a lot of time into finding the correct t role for me. We got there in the end, and I am extremely grateful for James’ help in getting back into a quantity surveying role. I would highly recommend using James again and I would gladly pass his details on to other colleagues in the industry.

Commissioning Project Engineer, US

Jordan possesses a driven mindset and has a mindful approach, she provided me with multiple potential opportunities and was an essential part of the process in this career move for me. She acted as the mediator between both me and the prospective employers, ensuring we both received 100% satisfactory outcomes in all aspects, and I couldn't have been happier with the results. I completely commend & recommend her as a recruiter - thank you Jordan!

Project Manager, UK

Recently I found myself in the search for work for the first time in many years I’ve had to look, I thought it best to use the services Ronan offers in his professional role. He quickly found the ideal position for me with John Graham and the transition from identifying the type of role best suited to me personally, through to interview and signing the contract was efficient and painless, I commenced work within I think a fortnight, and I am indebted to Ronan for his professionalism, advice and expertise, Thankyou Ronan

Electrical Cx Engineer, US

Jordan worked with me for over a year to ensure I secured the right position for myself. There was never any rush or pressure to make a move when things didn’t align perfectly, and we finally secured the role I had been looking for. Thank you, Jordan

Technical Manager, Electrical Engineering, UK

I reached out to Mario to help me navigate a change in career path and it was the best choice. He took an immediate interest and spoke with me at length to understand my experience and where I wanted to be. He viewed it as a personal challenge to find the best fit and succeeded more quickly than he or I expected. I would highly recommend him and James Gray.

Commercial Manager, UK

We have engaged with James Gray Recruitment (JGR), via Craig, for many years and have always been provided with an excellent service, centred around honesty and good communication. JGR makes a real effort to understand the business, the culture, and our expectations to ensure that the candidates provided align to our values and have the best chance of success. Even when the resource pool is limited, James Gray have managed to identify suitable candidates.

Senior Cost Manager, Germany

I wanted to take a moment to express my sincerest gratitude for the exceptional support and guidance Patricia provided me throughout my recent job application process. Her expertise and dedication truly made a significant difference in my career journey. From the moment we connected, her professionalism and attention to detail stood out. She took the time to thoroughly understand my skills, experiences, and career aspirations and expertly matched me with opportunities that aligned perfectly with my goals. Her insights into the industry and her network of contacts were invaluable assets in navigating me to the right role. Moreover, her support didn't end with the application process. She provided invaluable advice and encouragement throughout the interview stages, helping me prepare thoroughly and approach each opportunity with confidence. Patricia’s insights into the company culture and interview expectations were incredibly helpful in positioning me as a strong candidate. Thanks to her assistance, I am thrilled to share that I have accepted a new role that exceeds my expectations. I am truly grateful for her outstanding support, her professionalism, expertise, and genuine care for her clients make her an exceptional head-hunter. I would wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone seeking career advancement or transition. I am excited about this new chapter in my career, and I am grateful to have had Patricia by my side throughout the process.

Project Manager, UK

Craig's approach to the recruitment process was superb from the first point of contact to interviews and beyond. He kept me informed and up to date throughout. He was proactive and really listened to my requirements. He is clearly passionate and really cares about placing his candidates in the right role, not just any role. I will definitely be recommending Craig to others in the future.

Civil Engineering Estimator, US

Patricia is the most professional, in-tune, and personable recruiter I have ever worked with. She was on my side from the beginning and through to the end and never gave up. As someone who has dealt with many headhunters throughout the years, I would put my career in Patricia’s hands without hesitation. She truly cares about getting you the best role according to your preferences. Thank you Patricia.

Project Manager, UK

Fizzah is an expert in recruiting people in the civil/structural engineering industry. She is friendly and extremely helpful! I’ve had many recruiters reach out to me, but she stands out and is the best. She really took the time to work with me on finding the perfect job and on understanding my criteria. Her knowledge of the market is excellent and very helpful. She helped me through the entire process and kept me updated and in the loop. Fizzah is very professional, reliable, and easy to work with. It has been a pleasure to work with Fizzah. I would always recommend her to anyone in need of a new job or looking to make a move from their current position. I wish her the best of luck!