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!

Accountancy

Accounts Assistant – Part Time Tamworth Salary circa £19,200 (Pro-rated £12k)) Our client is a specialist supplier of advanced equipment and materials for science and research who are…

Engineering

Location: Linby, Nottinghamshire Position: Labourer Rate: up to £9.50 Monday – Friday 07:30 – 16:30 The Role A General Labourer role has become available in the Linby area…

Manufacturing and Production

Recruitment | Training | Business Advice & Consultancy Job Title Internal Sales Administrator Location Leicester Salary £20,000 per year The Role The role is office based and is

Manufacturing and Production

Recruitment | Training | Business Advice & Consultancy Job Title Business Development Executive Location Leicester Salary Negotiable dependant on experience The Role My client is looking for a

Engineering

  • £35,000–£40,000
  • England
  • Design Engineer
The Role: Design Engineer (Inventor) Location: Leicester Salary: £35,000 to £40,000 Role: You will be joining a small team of designers/draughters to support various high value projects, mainly…

Insurance

Trainee Sales Advisor Leicester Salary £16k – £18k per annum + bonus The Role Our client is growing their Insurance business in North Leicester. We’re therefore looking for…

Hospitality & Catering

Job Title Events Coordinator Location Leicester Salary Between £10.50 and £11.50 per hour The Role We have an exciting opportunity for an Events Coordinator to work for a…

Engineering

Vacancy: MIG/ TIG Welder Fabricator Location: Northamptonshire Salary: Competetive, Depending on Experience. Shift: Mon-Thur 8-5, Fri 8-4. The Role: A job for a MIG & TIG Welder Fabricator…

Engineering

  • £18,000–£22,000
  • Northamptonshire
  • Press Brake Setter operator
Vacancy profile Press Brake Setter Operator Monday-Friday (6:00 am- 2:00pm) (2:00 pm- 10:00pm) Pinxton The Role: A great opportunity for a CNC press Brake Setter/Operator has arisen in…

Engineering

Plater (Days) £12.20 per hour + overtime rate Nottinghamshire The Role: Thick gauge Skilled Plater required for this well-established engineering company based in Nottinghamshire. This job will involve…

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 our 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.

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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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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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