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 HERE TO HELP

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.

TAX CALCULATOR

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.

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WHAT DO I WANT FROM A CAREER/MY NEXT JOB?

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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Admin & Secretarial

Job Title General Administrator Location Coventry Salary Between £9 and £10 per hour The Role A very well-established Engineering business in Coventry, is looking for a General Administrator…

Engineering

Position: CNC Turner Setter Operator Shift: Day (8:30am – 5:00pm) Location: Coventry Hourly rate: up to £15 p/hr The Role A job opportunity for a CNC Turner Setter/Operator…

Engineering

Position: CNC Turner Setter Operator Shift: Night (6:00pm – 4:30am) Location: Coventry Hourly rate: up to £13- £15 p/hr + Shift allowance The Role A job opportunity for…

Admin & Secretarial

  • £17,600–£176,000
  • Leicestershire
  • Area Administrator
Job Title Area Administrator Location Leicester Salary £17,600 per annum The Role A very well-established charitable organisation in Leicester, is looking for an Area Administrator to join their…

Manufacturing and Production

Position: Production Operative Rate: £8.50p/h Shift: 5:45 to 14:15 The Role: We are currently looking for production operatives on behalf of our Client based in Oakham. You will

Engineering

  • £25.00–£33.00/hour
  • Bedfordshire
  • Maintenance Engineer
Job Title Maintenance Engineer – Electrical Bias (ref 15079) 6 – 12 month Contract Location Bedford Salary Hourly rate dependant on experience Hours Nights – 6om to 6am…

Manufacturing and Production

Vacancy profile Trainee Metalworker Leicester Up to £8.50 per hour The Role We currently have a job for a Trainee Metalworker in Leicester. The position will require someone…

Sales

Recruitment | Training | Business Advice & Consultancy Job Title Business Development Executive Location Coventry Salary £22,000 per annum plus commission The Role Take inbound calls from customers…

Manufacturing and Production

  • £8.21–£8.21/hour
  • Leicestershire
  • Trainee Linisher
Trainee Linisher Loughborough £8.21/hr Temp to Perm The Role A fantastic opportunity for a trainee linisher has become available in Loughborough. The position will predominantly be working on…

Manufacturing and Production

  • £10.50–£12.50/hour
  • Leicestershire
  • MIG Welder Fabricator
MIG Welder Fabricator Loughborough £10.50 – £12.50 per hour Temp to Perm The Role A fantastic opportunity for a MIG welder fabricator has become available in Loughborough. The…

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