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

Job Title: MIG Welder Fabricator Location Sutton-In-Ashfield Hours 39.5 hours per week – Temp to Perm with immediate start Salary Up to £11.50 P/ hr The Role Our…

Engineering

  • £12.00–£12.50/hour
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Plater/ Welder
Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire Position: Plater/ Welder Rate: Up to £12.50 P/ hr Day Shift Temp to perm The Role A skilled plater is required for an engineering company…

Manufacturing and Production

Job Title Bench Hand Joiner Location Leicestershire Salary: Negotiable Permanent Position The Role Our client is currently looking for a Bench Hand Joiner in Leicestershire (Hinckley). The role…

Manufacturing and Production

Universal Grinder Hinckley Up to £13 The Role: Operate machines and check product is to spec on universal grinding, centreless grinding, tub/ring grinding and surface grinding. Internal and…

Engineering

  • £12.00–£12.50/hour
  • Derbyshire
  • Plater
Plater Derbyshire Up to £12.50 P/hr Day Shift The Role A job for a Plater has become available in Derbyshire. The role will require you to work on…

Sales & Marketing

  • £19,000–£21,000
  • Leicestershire
  • Marketing Coordinator
Job Title Marketing Coordinator Location Leicester Salary Between £19,000 and £21,000 per annum The Role We have an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Coordinator to join our team…

Manufacturing and Production

  • £12.00–£15.00/hour
  • Leicestershire
  • Manual Miller/Toolmaker
Manual Miller/Toolmaker Leicester Up to £15/hr The Role We currently have a job for a Manual Miller and Toolmaker in Leicester. The position will be manufacturing jigs and…

Manufacturing and Production

  • £30,000–£40,000
  • Leicestershire
  • CNC Maintenance Engineer
CNC Maintenance Engineer Leicester The Role We are currently looking for an electrically biased Maintenance Engineer for a permanent role in Leicester. The role will involve fault finding…

Engineering

Laser Operator Leicester Night Shift Monday – Thursday 10:00PM – 6:00AM, Friday 8:00PM – 3:00AM £11.50 P/ hr The Role We are currently looking for a Laser Operator…

Recruitment Consultancy

Job Title Resourcing Consultant/Account Manager Location Leicester Salary Competitive The Role We have an exciting opportunity for a Resourcing Recruitment Consultant/Account Manager to join our growing team at…

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.

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.

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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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