Testimonials - Medical & Scientific

Read what our clients and candidates say about the experience of working with On Target Recruitment.

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As the Director of a market leading supplier of Consumables to the NHS, I recently worked with Ben to find a new Sales person for the South East. The whole process was managed by Ben, who generated a good number of high quality CVs, that very much mirrored my requirements. I am pleased to say, that this has resulted in me being able to bring on a new member to my team within a 3 week period.
Rob Jones

After dealing with numerous recruitment agencies, I can personally recommend Ben. The relationship we have built on trust and professionalism concludes repetitive business for On Target. He provides me with continuous updates and an excellent standard of candidates which have been selected to our specifications. Ben works at a great pace, has a vision and listens to what his client requires. When the business becomes busy and my time is stretched, he is very patient and empathetic. I will continue to work with Ben and it has been a pleasure so far working with him.
Alannah Carr, HR Manager - Frequency Telecom 3G Ltd

On Target handled a recruitment for one of my clients (I was an interim), time was critical. They had a short list of suitable candidates with the experience required and the client recruited in record time (less than 4 weeks). A job well done, subsequently they have been used again for the next recruitment.
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value.
Dave Gill, Commercial Director


I would like to email you regarding Rio Barclay, to mention how amazing she has been in the whole process of finding me and my partner Chris a job. She was always very friendly, motivating and extremely supportive. She always did what she promised and very quickly. Throughout finding the correct job, the interview process and after she has been amazing to work with. I could not ask for a better recruiter. Me and my partner who both were lucky to find a job in 1 week was absolutely amazed at how quick and well it went. We both had interviews lined up with other recruiters. But, we both honestly can say Rio was by far the best, and we strongly believe she should get some recognition for her hard work. We are thoroughly grateful for her support. She really does live up to the ethos of On Target Recruitment and I would be recommending all my friends and family to Rio Barclay if they needed to find a job.
* She goes beyond her means to help;
* Extremely well at communicating;
* Made us both feel very confident and prepared for telephone interviews and face to face interviews;
* Helped us made right decisions when accepting the job;
* When me and my partner both went for our interviews the companies was very impressed at how prepared we was (we mentioned Rio to our clients), because we believe Rio was outstanding during the whole process;
* She always answered the phone so positively it was so motivating and reassuring been able to speak to someone who had this fantastic attitude;
* Any questions we both had she would answer with plenty of feedback straight away;
To conclude, I wish Rio to know this feedback and for other recruiters as I believe Rio is the perfect example of what a recruiter should be like.
Zabiya Zaheer and Christopher Dunnil

Rio has been amazing in finding me a new role. Very helpful and supportive throughout the entire process. Big thank you and would highly recommend to others looking for new opportunities.
Blaise Brown

Very impressed with how Izzy went about providing recruitment support during my time searching for a new role within the sales industry; around December 2019. By January, a role was offered to me and subsequently accepted, so naturally I couldn't be happier. Some of the words to describe Izzy would be as follows; honest, informative, knowledgeable, emphatic and keeps a promise. The fact I never had to chase for an update made the whole process very relaxing and stress free. This is quite a refreshing approach from my time dealing with a host of different recruitment companies/consultants. Should you need a new job/employee then please be assured that Izzy will provide a tailored need based recruitment solution that will perfectly fit your requirements.
P W Bradburn

Izzy, a recruitment representative, contacted me to discuss an opportunity and encouraged me to go for it. She was always available to answer my questions and kept me informed at all times. On the phone, she has a personable and enthusiastic manner, and puts her clients at ease. She also helped me with the negotiations before I eventually accepted the offer. I cannot thank her enough!
Sophie Quek

I would like to say a huge thank you to the team at On Target, especially Izzy, Adrian and David. I was kept up to date at all times during the recruitment process. My main contact was Izzy who went above and beyond to ensure that I was well informed, supported and that all of my questions were answered. I am very happy with the outcome, and I really appreciate all of your help.
Kelly Ferris

I'm writing to say how genuinely amazing Helena has been in my search for a job. As a graduate looking to get into medical sales, I was with a lot of recruitment agencies as you can imagine. Some, such as Ashfield and Star Medical I was told were the best and would help me the most. Helena proved this very wrong, I had never heard of OTR until Helena contacted me, but I cannot speak highly enough of her. She helped me from start to finish with presentations, interview prep, key questions. I got down to the last two in an interview for Fisher and Paykel. Whilst I did not get the job due to them preferring the other candidate with experience, the interview process was invaluable and led to the success of securing my current role in STERIS. I managed to secure my current job through a different recruitment agency, but to be honest the reason I got this wasn't because of them, it was helped by the learning of the key skills and advice from Helena. In 18 months, I expect to be looking for a role again in the North West, hopefully Helena is still working for you or still in recruitment so I can get a job through her! Sorry for the long winded message but I thought I should let someone know that out of about 20 different recruiters I have dealt with since graduating, Helena is top of the list!
Jodie Brown

I wanted to take the opportunity to give some much deserved kudos to Izzy, for all her hard work and due diligence in helping me secure my new role. In a saturated recruitment market, Izzy's professional and personable approach is a breath of fresh air. She is a real differentiator for On Target. Izzy managed all stages of the recruitment process brilliantly, from initial conversation to final interview stage interview. Being highly proactive and a great communicator - my expectations were superseded, giving me time to prepare well and give myself the best chance of success. Most recruiters will go through a generic fact-find conversation, the difference with Izzy is that she actually listened to my expectations on our first call, understanding what I was looking for. That qualification of opportunity along with Izzy's excellent knowledge of the field, along with excellent knowledge of the company, instilled confidence that this was potentially the right opportunity. I can't recommend Izzy highly enough! If you are looking to enter the industry or a new role within the industry. It was a pleasurable and successful experience working with Izzy. A great asset and representative of On Target. Thanks again for all your help.
Thomas Lawton

Excellent company, great help in finding the role and preparation for the interview. Thank you to Izzy and Rio for all their expertise.
Jonathan Andrew Reigate

Helena was fantastic and very approachable at all times. Her knowledge and skills are excellent. She always provided guidance and support throughout the recruitment process. Helena always went the extra mile to support me in looking for the right job, that suited me as a person and my skill set. She was very committed and has a professional manner delivering extraordinary results. She strived to constantly put me in the right direction, with her encouraging and kind nature. She always offered to help with any difficulties. I successfully secured a job that Helena suggested, and I will always give Helena this credit. I would recommend anyone to approach Helena who in need of a new job and who wants to find a suitable alternative for a career move.
Jaswinder Klaire

Izzy has been so supportive and helpful during my search for a new role. She has given me guidance and help throughout every stage of the interview process and the onboarding process, she has made the transition simple and painless! From first speaking to Izzy it was clear how genuine and approachable she was, and has always communicated quickly and effectively. In my opinion Izzy went above and beyond to keep me in the loop, communicate with the client company and ultimately helping me secure a new role! I would recommend Izzy to any one wishing to progress or enter into the medical devices industry! Thank you so much again, you really are an asset to On Target Recruitment!
Laura Grundy

My experience of On Target recruitment was truly professional from beginning to end. David Gray was very supportive and he kept me informed via telephone or email at all stages of the recruitment process. David put me forward for an excellent post, which resulted in success for me at interview. I am now pleased to be working for a fantastic global company. Thank you for all of your support.
Lisa Pack

Great experience dealing with Rio at On Target. I was approached regarding a suitable opportunity, guided through every step of the process and successfully recruited. The high level of professionalism and genuine interest at every contact was highly commendable. Thanks for everything On Target!
Darragh O'Donovan

I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how happy I am with the service that I’ve been given at On Target; in particular Issy and David - they clearly work very well as a team and must be getting great results. In what has been a very stressful time in my life the job hunt process has been made easier by the two of them; Issy in particular needs commending for her understanding of my feelings during the process - she has got an amazing personality for recruitment and I’m sure she will go very far. Recruiters have irritated me in the past - these two have broken the mold. Well done and thank you so much; my Christmas is now going to be way less stressful.
Carey Larken

Rio is an exceptional recruiter. from day one I was totally relaxed and fully confident in her ability to secure me the right role with the right company and Rio delivered on all of her promises, going above and beyond, assisting in issues that she could of absolutely chosen not to help with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Rio. She’s one of the best I’ve worked with in finding a role.
Louise Kelly

Since November 2016, I have had the pleasure of Amy (Paton), guiding me throughout the recruitment process with Dentsply Sirona. I didn’t come from a sales background but from a dental one and Amy has helped me throughout the interview process and each stage, to eventually, accepting an offer of employment. She has always been courteous, patient and helpful throughout this process and a consummate professional.
I hope her mature professional approach is noted on her staff record and my gratitude passed on to her.
Mags Lacey

From the first moment I spoke with Khush I was impressed. Khush, Amy and David did everything possible to help me find my next role. I'm pleased to say with their expert help and support I did. I'm now happily working for my new company. On Target did more then just say what do you think of this role. They identified, matched and gave me lots of support and guidance. I cannot recommend On Target enough. To anyone searching for a role listen to them! Thank you again Khush , Amy and of course, David. I'm so grateful to you for what you have done to help me.
Mohammed Butt

May I please take this opportunity to pass on to you my complete satisfaction with your company and in particular one of your consultants Miss Rio Barkley, who over the past few weeks has been responsible for my recruitment requirements. Rio from my professional standpoint has shown a level of dedication to the role at hand that can only be described in my point of view has been very encouraging. Rio has shown an energy and passion for the responsibility of ensuring an exact fit for my profile as can be expected from a person who doesn't know me on a personal level. It is truly refreshing to know that I have had such a person as Rio working tirelessly on my behalf behind the scenes. I am confident in saying that I will be a positive critic on your behalf. I have my second interview on Monday which I am very much looking forward too.
Martin Dunwoody

My experience in working with Ben is that he is unique - quite unlike most recruitment consultants. The time spent by Ben discussing my past experiences and aspirations/ambitions to truly understand my situation was both extremely helpful and much appreciated. The focus and genuine interest he offers is quite remarkable. Ben manages to strike a fine balance between the needs of both the recruiter and the candidate - something that most fail to do. The advice and feedback given by Ben is candid and constructive and always received well. I would not hesitate to recommend Ben to both recruiters and job-seekers.
Mohammed Arshad

I would like to say how helpful and professional Rio has been. She has been amazingly enthusiastic and supportive. Rio called me about the role at Wellspect and even though I was going on holiday the day after her call, I thought I would miss out on an amazing role she arranged my first interview for the day after my return. Rio helped me when I had queries about my presentation for second interview and never got annoyed with my calls , she was exceptionally helpful. I would like to say Rio is an asset to your Company, I will miss speaking to her. I will not hesitate to recommend Rio or your agency.
Hazel Keohane

I am writing further to your recent placing of me into the vacancy at G&N Medical. Having been made redundant from my last role at the end of September 2013 I had spent several months very actively job-hunting. As you know, looking for a job is in itself a full time job! During that period, I interacted with numerous recruitment organisations and have to say that with the exception of yourselves and maybe one other, it was a pretty unfulfilling experience. You ensured that at all times I was kept up to speed on developments in a very timely manner. Since joining G&N Medical I have received very positive compliments from within the company, again on your attention to communication and professionalism. I know that you/I was successful in filling the role at G&N Medical but feel that had you/I not you still would have managed this in a very professional way. Thank you for everything and I wish you every success for the future.
Philip Horler

Dear Steve, I would like to first of all thank you and your wonderfully helpful team at On Target Recruitment in finding and placing me within Crawford Healthcare as a territory business manager. Being fresh out of University it was evident to me that finding the perfect career would not be as easy as once promised during my studies! However, my thought process was significantly altered when I began contact with one of your senior recruitment consultants; David Gray. From my initial application for a different role David was extremely friendly and helpful, he really made it clear to me that he was actually interested in who I was and what I was looking for (unlike other recruitment consultants from other agencies I have had dealings with!). He really made me feel like there were jobs out there and he did everything within his power to make sure he found the right role for me after the initial application was unsuccessful. We remained in regular contact and David would always be emailing me and updating me with current opportunities. As soon as the position at Crawford became available, due to someone pulling out of interview, David immediately alerted me and gave me all the information I needed to go into the interview as prepared as I could be on such short notice. Throughout the entire period of interviews and days of shadowing, David was always contacting me and making sure I was alright with everything that was going on. I managed to land the job and I honestly couldn't be more content with the support I received. It's not an exaggeration when I say that David is by far the best recruitment consultant I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. I would like to end on thanking David for everything he did for me, he knows how happy and grateful I was when I spoke to him (rather giddily on the phone after I found out I got the job!), and to thank everyone I spoke to at OTR. What a brilliant team.
Dan Grimmer

When I first encountered On Target, I thought that it was just another sales call from another recruiter but I was soon proved WRONG! You guided me through the process to the point of me getting my ideal career. You were professional throughout and really helped me with my preparation as I was really quite nervous. I would DEFINITELY recommend On Target as the service I received was far and beyond the normal realms! Many thanks.
Allan Garland

Many thanks for finding me my new career. From my first interview to signing contracts all happened within 4 days. You took the time to understood my requirements perfectly and I cannot recommend you highly enough. Many thanks for everything.
Justin Wilson

I just want to thank you for the professional manner in which you handled my long journey into the new career I am about to embark upon. Whilst we have never met, I feel that your professional approach served me very well as reminders and prompts to remain professional and closing at every step. I enjoyed your almost embarrassed reminders, given that I am of senior experience and years, and I have to say these stabilised me in each interview and I closed as desired and overcame every objection. Pin this on your brag wall, I am very pleased with every step and look forward to meeting to celebrate my new job. Thanks very much, all the best,
Steve Harman

Dear Steve, I just wanted to write to tell you how impressed I have been with OTR and in particular David Gray. After 18 years in publishing and wishing to change direction David saw it was worth a punt and really worked very hard to secure a fantastic job for me and I would like to say that he does OTR proud and I will certainly recommend him and OTR to anyone looking for employees or employment.
Garry Mason