We are focused on finding you the best role with a company that is the best fit for you. We always aim to be personable and helpful with proactive advice to help you advance your career. If you are looking for a permanent, temporary or interim role in either a full, part-time or contract capacity, our team of consultants across manufacturing, engineering, professional services or executive search will go the extra mile to help you.


We are always here to help, never hesitate to pick up the phone and have a chat with one of our consultants. In the meantime, we have a few resources below that may help you progress your job search.

Temporary Candidates

Get ahead of the game! If you are registering with Optima for temporary work and have a meeting set with one of our consultants, you can save a bit of time by downloading and filling in these forms in advance and bringing them with you on the day. The holiday request form can be used once you are in a position, as and when you need to book holiday.


Calculate how much Income Tax (PAYE) and National Insurance (NI) will be taken from your salary per week, per month and per year. Enter your salary below to view tax deductions and take-home pay to help you find out how much money you will be left with at the end of the month.


This is intended as a guide only and does not take account of individual tax coding


Doing a bit of internal analysis prior to applying for new jobs can really help focus you on the right roles/outcomes for you. Below are a few questions to consider that may provide some valuable personal insight and may also reflect some of the questions you may get asked at interview.

  • Why are you looking for a new role?
  • Weigh up the pros and cons for your career move.
  • What would you like to achieve?
  • Thus far, what career decisions have you made?
  • Did they work out? If so or if not, why?
  • What are your overriding motivations?
  • What drives you? What are you passionate about?
  • What are your particular strengths/weaknesses?
  • Do you have skills that need developing?


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Applications Engineer

Job Title: Design & Applications Engineer Location: Leicester/Hybrid Salary: Up to £36,000 p/annum (DOE) Full Time/Permanent Bonus scheme Opportunity for hybrid working (up to 2 days working from

Project Civil Engineer

Job Title: Project Civil Engineer Location: Northampton Salary: £33,000 – £40,000 per annum Full time/Permanent Benefits Hybrid working policy Bonus scheme Company sick pay Wellbeing Employee Assistance Programme

Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Job Role: Electrical Maintenance Engineer Location: Wolverhampton (WV10) Salary: £33,526 Working hours: Monday – Thursday: Morning shift 06:00 – 14:00, Afternoons 13:30 – 21:30, 10 min paid break…

Senior Civil Engineer

Job Title: Senior Civil Engineer Location: Leicester Salary: £38,000 – £48,000 per annum Full time/Permanent Benefits Hybrid working policy Bonus scheme Company sick pay Wellbeing Employee Assistance Programme

Trainee Welder

Job title: Trainee MIG Welder Location: Leicestershire, LE9 Shift: Day shift Hourly rate: £11 – 12 per hour The Role A role for a trainee MIG Welder has…


CNC MILLER SETTER/OPERATOR NIGHT SHIFT An opportunity has become available to work for a successful engineering business as a CNC Miller Setter/Operator machinist in order to produce components…

Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager Lutterworth Permanent Full time role £30,000 – £40,000 pa Benefits of the Marketing Manager: 31 days holiday (including bank holidays), pension scheme, car parking. We are…

Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager Litchfield (hybrid work available) Fixed Term Contract – 18 months Full time role with flexible working £competitive salary Benefits of the Marketing Manager: 33 days holiday…

Senior Structural Engineer

Job Title: Senior Structural Engineer Location: Leicester Salary: £40,000 – £58,000 per annum Full time/Permanent Benefits Hybrid working policy Bonus scheme Company sick pay Wellbeing Employee Assistance Programme

Project Planner

Comau – Rugby (CV22) Job Role: Project Planner Location: Project in Rugby till August, then Halewood Salary: £15-25Ph – Umbrella Working hours: 40 Hour Week Job Type: 12…

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