Thankfully, not all recruitment companies are the same.
At ecm, we provide a refreshing change to many of our "competitors": an intelligent, non-pushy approach to the whole recruitment process, backed by highly targeted CVs.
Our consultants are themselves engineers and scientists with industry experience. There are no salespeople here. Whether your vacancy is in software development, electronics, the physical sciences, consultancy, or technical management, we have the expertise to help.
Based in Cambridge at the heart of the UK's tech economy, we are part of the community for which we recruit.
We have an extensive database of candidates but we are very selective in who we add to it. Typically, ecm candidates have a 2.1 or 1st Class degree in a numerate subject, from a top university. They range from fresh graduate/PhD to highly experienced engineers and managers, up to CTO level.
ecm have an enviable reputation.
Over the past 30 years, we have built a reputation for submitting only candidates whose skills and personal attributes are a strong match with a client's requirements, and who have a genuine interest in working for that client.
We put emphasis on providing a great service to our candidates as well, and we work with the best candidates - so when we find the right job for a top candidate, we've found the right candidate for the client.
We are happy to provide details and testimonials where appropriate.
Our terms of business.
As a company, ecm have always sold our services on the quality of the candidates put forward and the accuracy of our matching process.
We do not align ourselves with the typical "stack 'em high, sell 'em cheap" approach of many agencies - whereby candidates' personal details are indiscriminately distributed, almost as some form of direct mass-marketing email campaign.
In contrast, we take time to ensure that all candidates whose details are submitted are keen to be considered for the role and have authorised their application. We have built our reputation on this over the years.
We are paid on success - founded on solid business ethics to which we have adhered for over 30 years.
Your next hire.
If you'd like to tell us about a vacancy, you can do so online. An ecm consultant will get in touch with you for further discussion to see how we can best help you.
If you'd prefer to speak to us in the first instance, we are happy to discuss your requirements without commitment.
Let us update you.
If you choose to work with us, we'd like to work closely with you and your team. The more communication we can have during the process, the better we can serve your needs.
In addition, ecm publish free quarterly updates about high-tech recruitment. These include the latest jobs news and upcoming events, a discussion about the current state of the market, salary scales and skills that are in particular demand. Plus the occasional more off-beat news item...