M acstaff is a high impact recruitment consultancy majoring on right-fit permanent placements in the UK construction & property industry. Macstaff was founded by Anthony McCormack who brings 15+ years’ excellent track record in specialist recruitment for global and independent agencies. We will act with expertise, integrity, and commitment to ensure the right result for our customers, and fast!
I am MacStaff founding consultant and Managing Director, Anthony McCormack. I have learned a lot through 15+ years’ experience in the recruitment industry. I have witnessed much industry change in this time and a variety of different styles and standards in my industry peer group. Some may say the good, the bad and the ugly! As a consultant, whilst I am proud of my tenure and track record, I am always striving to hone my own skills, and indeed character, to distinguish myself in a competitive market. As a Manager I am always seeking to identify and unlock the potential of my employees, ensure they thrive, and in turn help customers do the same.
I graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 1996 and, in truth, ‘fell’ in to recruitment which has been my passion and profession ever since. I cut my teeth in driving and industrial recruitment with Securicor recruitment services now Randstad, where I learned to work hard, act quickly and give great customer service. I moved for career development in 1999 into specialist recruitment with Synergy, majoring in Facilities Management, where I developed skills in contingency permanent recruitment and executive search.
From 2002 – 2016 I worked with Hays PLC where I honed my leadership skills; fulfilling roles of Business Manager, Division Manager & Branch Manager, without ever leaving the ‘sharp-end’ as a recruitment consultant, successfully filling jobs and placing candidates which is in my mind the ‘magic’ in recruitment.
Founding MacStaff in 2016 is the fulfilment of a dream I have held over the years, and opens the next chapter of my career. As I continue my recruitment adventure, I am driven to make great things happen through provision of first class recruitment solutions and look forward to sharing the journey with professionals such as yourself going forward.
At MacStaff we are committed to our client and candidate partners and are proud to deliver first class recruitment services. We appreciate that this can only be consistently delivered by first class consultants with industry expertise who share our values and level of commitment. Therefore, as you may expect, we have a rigorous selection process, only engage experienced consultants and typically utilise consultants who we already know and trust.
We are able to back up our commitment to consistently great service, and more importantly great results, with excellent client and candidate testimonials. The culture of MacStaff, conceived and demonstrated daily by founder Anthony McCormack, is one of building long term partnerships based on earning loyalty and trust. We believe that there is no shortcut to such robust partnerships which are built, step-by-step, by working diligently, honestly and enthusiastically on each client and job individually.
I highly recommend Anthony if you are looking for a job in construction. I didn't have the chance to realise that I was looking for a job, since Anthony found me one immediately. The day after our first meeting he managed to get my first and last interview, as I got the job. The post matched perfectly with what I wanted.
Anthony McCormack and Macstaff have done a great job in recruiting for a series of technical and operational positions with Sertronics recently. Anthony quickly got a good handle on the roles and requirements, was proactive in sourcing high caliber candidates, and communication was fast and accurate throughout. Just what we needed to help take Sertronics to the next level, thanks Anthony!
I highly recommend Anthony McCormack and Macstaff if you are looking for an expert recruitment service in construction, property or engineering. Anthony has filled multiple positions for Red Builders (Abergavenny) Ltd, and in fact every white collar management position over the last two years we have outsourced to him. He has proved to be intuitive, responsive and consistently delivered the right candidates quickly and managed the process effectively from start to finish.
Anthony was extremely helpful in helping me find a great career suited perfectly to what I had asked. He persisted in ensuring he was doing everything to help me and I would recommend him to anyone looking to start a suitable career in construction. Overall 10/10 thanks again!
I am delighted to write this recommendation. Anthony has a very strong work ethic and very professional. I was particularly impressed by his strong communication skills, addressing my needs at the time and meeting my employment expectations. He showed a very strong organisational and management abilities which helped me to get my dream job.
Anthony was very helpful in finding me a new career option, he was very proficient and chased up all those concerned and over saw a seamless process which, resulted in me finding my ideal role. It is difficult when making a career change, but Anthony made things happen and I am very pleased with the results.
Anthony was extremely professional in aiding me in my search for a new role. He was very reliable, and was always able to answer my questions in a competent manner. His choice of prospective employer was excellent and resulted with me finding the perfect company within a week. Highly recommended.
I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Anthony during my career transition recently. Anthony was instrumental in helping me find a new role. He always made himself available for a conversation and was happy to offer independent advice throughout the recruiting process. Anthony’s enthusiasm and willingness to help is invaluable.
Anthony always identified best possible matches for my skill-set, explained job requirements, how my skills aligns with a position, and prepared/advised me for all the meetings/interviews, and kept regularly following up on those. I definitely recommend Anthony as one of the best recruiters I had a chance to work with.
Working with Anthony has been a very pleasurable and fulfilling experience. I consider Anthony to be a recruiter, a mentor and career advisor, and recommend him to anyone looking to make a strategic move in their career. Antony will provide services that maximize the assurance of an optimum result.
Anthony is a top-tier recruiter because he seems to be doing what he was meant to do. He seems meant to help people get employed, and he does that with services of the best quality: he is able to find for you opportunities that other recruiters simply do not seem to know of. He is coaching you in a meaningful, personal way, guiding you to embrace that particular attitude that will win you that critical interview.
I am writing this letter of recommendation for Anthony McCormack to acknowledge his expertise in recruitment and his genuine passion for his candidates to succeed. He never fails to follow through and would always make himself available when needed. It's truly a privilege and a remarkable experience working with Anthony. Keep up the great work.
Anthony assisted me in finding an amazing position. At all times, he was professional, friendly, and available to answer my questions. I received interview preparation and resignation information. He also sent me feedback after each interview which was very helpful. I am excited about my new role. It is the career move I’ve been waiting for. It was a pleasure working with Anthony.
Anthony got in touch with me for this Business Analyst role that was a direct match to my skills set. He provided his expert guidance through the interview process, followed up at every step and responded to my queries promptly. He was pretty confident from the first day that I am good fit for this full time job opportunity and I did eventually land the job.
Anthony was instrumental in making change an easy thing to tackle and puts your comfort first. He was very keen on learning what I'm about and ensuring that I got to where I wanted to go. He is definitely committed to your success and provides guidance along the way. He was timely with his responses and follow-ups, and ensures you that he is working for you. He is consistent and reliable and puts your interest first.
Working with Anthony and his team was not only productive, but also a pleasure. We rarely use recruitment firms, but in this highly specialized search Anthony and his team came up with high caliber candidates and a great hire!
It took only a few days and I got a job of my dreams, with great company and amazing people. Anthony is an excellent recruiter; he has been very supportive and has great attention to detail. I'm looking forward to starting my new job, where I felt the environment and attitude is just above and beyond. I would highly recommend Anthony to all of my colleagues/friends.. he is friendly, professional, knowledgeable.. he makes impossible POSSIBLE.. thanks Anthony.