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Claire Holliday

Principal Consultant
Engineering & Manufacturing
Office: Newcastle upon Tyne

Claire recruits Engineering and Technical Disciplines within the Manufacturing sector for clients based in the North East. Roles typically have a salary level of between £35,000 to £50,000 pa.

Typical assignments are within Maintenance, Quality, Production Engineering, Health & Safety and Continuous Improvement functions from Engineer to Manager level. Clients are from a variety of industries including food, automotive, chemical, pharmaceutical, heavy manufacturing, electronics. Claire mainly focuses on permanent roles but has also recruited for temporary positions.

In a market where there is a shortage of Engineers, and particularly in the North East region, Claire uses a variety of candidate attraction and networking tools to support her clients. Claire has successfully placed in roles from Engineer to Manager level for a number of global clients including Hitachi, Grundfos, Royal IHC, Elring Klinger, Freudenberg, Spincraft and Avery Dennison.

Claire graduated from Manchester University in 2004 with a first class BSc Economics degree.

After graduating, Claire began a career in the property industry, spanning property developing, relocation services and holiday lettings in Europe. After a period as an Estate Agent, Claire chose to use the negotiation, influencing and relationship management skills gained in her role as a branch manager to begin her career in recruitment, joining Nigel Wright in 2016.

Claire has grown up involved in her family’s business which in over 20 years’ trading, manufactured windows and doors for commercial, local authority and private residential sectors. This sparked her interest in Engineering and a role recruiting in the manufacturing sector seemed a natural progression.

  • Claire is an asset to Nigel Wright Group. She is extremely well organised, ensuring that you are prepared for the interview and perform to your best ability. She is happy to spend time discussing specifications and matching requirements to your CV. She makes the process smooth and reassures you each and every step of the way.

    Candidate

  • My experience working with Claire from Nigel Wright was exceptional. From initial contact, until she successfully helped to move me from an academic into an industrial job, she consistently supported me in my application and throughout the entire recruitment process. She went above and beyond to ensure I was prepared for interviews and provided an approachable but professional service. Claire helped me to find exactly the job that I was looking for. I strongly recommended Nigel Wright.

    Candidate

  • Claire was fantastic to deal with, even sending me details of positive progress on the position using her personal phone. Nigel Wright was professional, helping me with interview techniques and how to gather information about the company. I would recommend them to anyone as they have never failed to deliver in my job search.

    Candidate

  • Lovely people with good communication skills. I look forward to continued interactions into next year.

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  • Nigel Wright Recruitment have provided me with a very personalised service, from meeting me in person to ensuring that my personal profile was up to date and included modern CV criteria. I would definitely recommend this service to friends and colleagues.

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  • Really nice people who are focused on getting the best from you, didn't feel like a stranger.

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  • Very friendly and professional service.

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  • An excellent and smooth process, which I would happily recommend to anybody.

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  • Fantastic service, helpful in finding me a new career. I would definitely recommend you to anyone I know on the lookout for a new job.

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  • I was very happy with the service received from Claire and the team. We faced a bit of a tricky situation regarding candidate feedback on the business and this was handled very professionally between Claire and her line manager Lisa. I really appreciated being able to have open and honest conversations with them both, no agendas. Thank you very much to them both.

    Candidate

  • I received excellent service from Nigel Wright Recruitment, starting from the initial recruitment stage all the way to employment and beyond. Claire Holiday was professional, friendly and polite. She gave me help, advice and made the transition to a new job as effortless as possible. Many thanks.

    Candidate

  • Professional throughout the process, and informative with follow up calls after deal was finalised.

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  • The most professional recruitment company I have ever dealt with. From the time you make an appointment to arriving at their most impressive offices for your first consultation, you are in no doubt that you have made the right choice. Both Lisa and Claire are to be commended for their professionalism.

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  • In my dealings with Claire holiday I found her very professional and very easy to speak to.

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  • Great people who are looking out for your best interests, making sure it’s the right job for you.

    Candidate

  • I was contacted by Claire Holliday. She was a delightful and knowledgeable lady. A pleasure to deal with.

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  • I’ve used Nigel Wright as a candidate and as a client. The service provided is excellent; the team actively listen and provide good candidates based on the job requirements. I’ve always found that Lisa, Claire and the rest of the team go the extra mile to ensure a first class customer experience.

    Candidate

  • The staff at Nigel Wright are very polite and willing to help. The communication between the candidate and Nigel Wright is excellent.

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  • I have received the utmost service from Nigel Wright. Claire Holliday has been so helpful and supportive in finding me a perfect role, I hope she wouldn’t mind me passing her details to anyone I know looking to move jobs!

    Candidate

  • I dealt with Claire Holliday. Whilst the right role has not been forthcoming, it is such a refreshing change to talk to a recruiter who is knowledgeable in the field that they are actually recruiting for.

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  • I have nothing but great things to say about Nigel Wright. I am now settled in a job that I could have only dreamed of having a year ago. Special thanks to Claire Holliday.

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  • Claire was very helpful throughout the process, especially in terms of understanding the types of roles I was looking for and not wasting time with irrelevant vacancies.

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  • Excellent service and advice from industry experts. Well done; keep up the professional service.

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  • I was contacted by Lisa who came across as very professional, very polite and understanding in what my requirements were. This was mirrored by another employee from Nigel Wright's a number of days later.

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