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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  • £10.00–£12.00/hour
  • Derby, Derbyshire
  • Vinyl / Print Applicator
Derby Vinyl / Print Applicator Rate: £9 to £12 per Hour Dependant Upon Experience The Role We are currently assisting our client in the recruitment of a Vinyl…


Derby Sign Assembly Worker Salary: dependant on experience The Role We are currently assisting our client in the recruitment for a sign assembly worker for their busy and…

Manufacturing and Production

MIG Welder/Fabricator Nottingham Up to £16 per hour Day Shifts – immediate start needed The Role A MIG Welder/Fabricator job has become available in Nottingham. You will be…


Recruitment | Training | Business Advice & Consultancy Vacancy profile Job Title: IT Service Desk Analyst – Fixed Term Contract – 7 months Location: Lichfield and Home Working

Recruitment Consultancy

  • £25,000–£25,000
  • Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Area Resourcing Consultant – Swindon
Recruitment | Training | Business Advice & Consultancy Vacancy profile Job Title: Area Resourcing Consultant Location: Swindon Salary: £25,000 + monthly car allowance An exciting opportunity has arisen…

Recruitment Consultancy

  • £25,000–£25,000
  • Somerset
  • Area Resourcing Consultant
Recruitment | Training | Business Advice & Consultancy Vacancy profile Job Title: Area Resourcing Consultant Location: South West Region (Covering Bridgwater, Taunton and Somerset) Salary: £25,000 + monthly

Recruitment Consultancy

Recruitment | Training | Business Advice & Consultancy Vacancy profile Job Title: Area Resourcing Consultant Location: Wakefield, West Yorkshire Salary: £25,000 + monthly car allowance An exciting opportunity…


Recruitment | Training | Business Advice & Consultancy Vacancy profile Job Title: Assistant Finance Business Partner Location: Lichfield and Home Working Salary: Up to £37,500 Reporting primarily to…

Sales & Marketing

Vacancy profile Job Title: Recruitment Marketing Executive Location: Lichfield Salary: £23,000 to £24,000 Type: Full-time, Permanent This opportunity is a hybrid role, both Home and Office Based The


  • £35,000–£45,000
  • Leicestershire
  • Project Manager (Mechanical)
Project Manager (Mechanical) Leicestershire Salary – up to £45k Our client specialises in system integration for electrical/mechanical automation in various sectors that include Food, Drinks and Parcel Distribution…

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