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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Forklift Driver (Counterbalance) Melton Mowbray £9.00- 9.50/hr Temp to Perm The Role An opportunity for a forklift driver (Counterbalance) / general operative has become available at a sheet…


  • £30,000–£35,000
  • Leicestershire
  • Mechanical Fitter
Role: Mechanical Fitter/ Machine Tool Fitter Location: Leicestershire Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum The Role We currently have a job for a skilled Mechanical Fitter or Machine…

Admin & Secretarial

Job Title: Trainee Administrator Location Leicester Salary £8.65 P/H DOE The Role Our client based in Coventry are currently looking for a Temp to Perm Trainee Administrator, due…


  • £35,000–£40,000
  • Leicestershire
  • Electrical Controls Engineer
Job Title: Electrical Controls Engineer Location: Leicestershire The Company: Recognised within the industry as experts in providing innovative resolutions to complex engineering issues, their expertise and success has…

Manufacturing and Production

  • £50,000–£55,000
  • Derbyshire
  • Finance Manager
Job Title Finance Manager Location Derbyshire Salary Between £50,000 and £55,000 per annum The Role A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Qualified Accountant to be the Finance Manager…

Admin & Secretarial

Role: Import and Export Clerk Location: Coventry Salary: £22k P/A (DOE) The Role Our client based in Coventry are currently looking for an Import and Export Clerk, due…

Financial Services

Job Title Finance Administrator Location Leicester Salary £9.50 Per Hour (DOE) Are you an experienced Finance administrator, Finance Assistant or Administrator based in Leicester, or within commutable distance…


Vacancy Profile Role: Powder Coater Location: Leicestershire Salary: £9 .25- 10.25 per hour (shift allowance) The Role A great opportunity for a Powder Coater has arisen within a…


  • £21,000–£25,000
  • Leicestershire
  • Sales Team Leader
Job Title: Sales Team Leader Location: Melton Mowbray Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + bonus Our prestigious customer is looking to recruit a highly motivated Sales Team…


Job Title: Telesales Executive Location: Melton Mowbray Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum + bonus Our prestigious customer is looking to recruit a highly motivated telesales professional to…

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