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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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…


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


  • £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…


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…


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…


  • £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…


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…

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