Welcome to Optima

We pride ourselves in providing five star recruitment services across manufacturing, engineering, professional services and senior executive recruitment. Our unique proposition combines business industry experts with recruitment consultants to help your business or career take flight. We look forward to working with you!

Engineering

Production Operative/Laser Setter Operator Nottingham Night shifts (10pm-6am) Up to £12 per hour The Role Our Nottinghamshire client has an exciting opportunity job for a Laser Operator to…

Admin & Secretarial

Job description Job Title: Executive Assistant Location: Melbourne Salary: £9.50-£11 per hour Part Time 24-32 hours a week with the potential for the role to grow and turn

Manufacturing and Production

  • £10.00–£13.00/hour
  • Leicestershire
  • Laser Operator
Job Description Setting and Operating a Bystronic Laser The job requires you to work rotating shifts – 6am – 2pm & 2pm – 10pm Responsibilities and Duties To…

Manufacturing and Production

  • £10.00–£13.00/hour
  • Leicestershire
  • Press Brake Operator
Job Summary Setting and Operating a CNC Press Brake The job requires you to work rotating shifts – 6am – 2pm & 2pm – 10pm Responsibilities and Duties

Manufacturing and Production

Job Title: Machine operator Location: Leicester Salary: £9.50 – £10 / hour Shift: Day shift / Temp to Perm The Role A job opportunity for a CNC Operator…

Manufacturing and Production

  • £14.00–£14.00/hour
  • Leicestershire
  • Welder / Fabricator
Job description Role: Welder Fabricator Location: Leicester Salary: £14.00 per hour The Role We are working with a manufacturing client in the Leicester area looking for a Welder…

Manufacturing and Production

Job Title: Folding supervisor Location: Leicester Salary: £13/ hour Shift: Dayshift / Temporary to permanent Description The role of Folding/Pressbrake supervisor is a demanding role so ideal candidate…

Manufacturing and Production

Job Title: Fettler / Grinder / Metal Finisher Location: Leicester Salary: £9.50 p/hr Shift: Day shift The Role An excellent opportunity to join a very well-known…

Manufacturing and Production

Job Title CNC Press Brake Setter Operator Location Leicester Salary £12p/h The Role An exciting opportunity for a Press Brake Setter has become available in Leicester. The role…

Manufacturing and Production

  • £9.50–£10.50/hour
  • Leicestershire
  • Fettler / De-burrer
Job Title: FETTLER Location: LE2 Salary: £10 – £12 / hr Shift: 07:30 am – 4:30 pm The Role Working on specialist engineering projects, due to expansion we…

Our Specialist Divisions

We are an energetic business with a unique blend of specialist recruitment and high-level business consultancy expertise that we tailor to meet our client’s specific needs. We act as a critical business friend to our clients, by their sides, sharing our expertise and helping their businesses grow and develop, whether they use us for recruitment, business consultancy or both. Find out more about our divisions below.

Engineering IconEngineering

Struggling to find quality Engineering talent for your business? Our dedicated resourcing team combines industry experts, recruitment professionals and high-level global search capability, providing you with ‹best-in-class› candidate selection.

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Manufacturing IconManufacturing

Struggling to find good Manufacturing talent for your business? Our dedicated resourcing team combines manufacturing business industry experts with manufacturing operational and recruitment professionals, coupled with an active investment in high-level global search capability to provide you with ‘best-in-class’ candidate selection.

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Professional Services IconProfessional Services

Is staff recruitment causing you a headache? We go the extra mile to relieve the stress by ensuring your requirements are met and your staffing needs resolved quickly and efficiently.

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Senior executives iconExecutive Recruitment

Looking to acquire strong senior leaders for your business to grow and prosper? The cost of a poor hire is significant and finding the right individuals is not easy, not to mention exceptionally time consuming!

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Business Consultancy IconBusiness Consultancy

Looking to grow or sell your business? With years of successful business acquisition, growth and sale behind us, we have what it takes to grow a business and/or exit profitably.

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Engineering IconEngineering

Struggling to find quality Engineering talent for your business? Our dedicated resourcing team combines industry experts, recruitment professionals and high-level global search capability, providing you with ‹best-in-class› candidate selection.

Learn More

Manufacturing IconManufacturing

Struggling to find good Manufacturing talent for your business? Our dedicated resourcing team combines manufacturing business industry experts with manufacturing operational and recruitment professionals, coupled with an active investment in high-level global search capability to provide you with ‘best-in-class’ candidate selection.

Learn More

Professional Services IconProfessional Services

Is staff recruitment causing you a headache? We go the extra mile to relieve the stress by ensuring your requirements are met and your staffing needs resolved quickly and efficiently.

Learn More

Senior executives iconExecutive Recruitment

Looking to acquire strong senior leaders for your business to grow and prosper? The cost of a poor hire is significant and finding the right individuals is not easy, not to mention exceptionally time consuming!

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Business Consultancy IconBusiness Consultancy

Looking to grow or sell your business? With years of successful business acquisition, growth and sale behind us, we have what it takes to grow a business and/or exit profitably.

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What our clients say

We have worked with Optima for several years, the Optima team have clearly understood the technical needs of our roles and the candidate skill set, capabilities and attitude required for our businesses and have only provided outstanding candidates that were absolutely relevant to us. We are very grateful for the time and input from Optima, their approach is one that sets them apart from other agencies and we would recommend their refreshing and robust approach to sourcing and placing the best candidates.

Managing Director | National Engineering Company

This company required support to grow and position themselves for a retirement exit and wanted to enhance their ability for a profitable exit in the future. We worked in partnership to develop and execute a successful strategic growth plan to assess leadership, management and operational practice and processes. This led us to put in place a strategic and operational business plan, re-structured their management and infrastructure, bringing in a new management and leadership team and advise and guided them through the growth plan both strategically and operationally throughout the duration of their ownership. We introduced robust performance management and monitoring mechanisms to drive growth, providing non-exec leadership and guidance throughout. During the preparation for sale, we successfully marketed and sourced prospective buyers, negotiated strong terms leading to successful execution of an exit deal selling to an AIM listed PLC.

Privately owned company in the lighting market

We have been working with Optima since mid-2017 and it is a pleasure to work with all of their consultants. They are also based close to our Leicester Head Office and their local knowledge is very useful. We look forward to continuing our partnership as we strive to source the very best experienced conveyancing candidates.

HR Change Manager | National Conveyancing Services Company

We are working with Optima to recruit a number of roles. We recently filled a Finance position with an excellent candidate. The Optima team supported us in this recruitment and were excellent. They vetted the candidates and provided us with 3 great options, all of whom could have been employed. The Optima team were proactive and always on hand to smooth the process. I have been extremely pleased with the service provided by Optima for all of my recruitments.

Executive Director of Resources | Housing Company

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