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M acstaff is a high-impact recruitment consultancy majoring on right-fit permanent placements in the UK construction, property, engineering and manufacturing industries. Macstaff was founded by Anthony McCormack who brings almost 20 years’ of an 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!

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I am MacStaff founding consultant and Managing Director, Anthony McCormack. I have learned a lot through almost 20 years of 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.

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MacStaff Recommendations

Anthony McCormack and Macstaff have done a great job in recruiting for a series of technical and operational positions with Sertronics. Anthony quickly got a good handle on the roles and requirements, was proactive in sourcing high-calibre candidates, and communication was fast and accurate throughout. Just what we needed to help take Sertronics to the next level, thanks Anthony!

Dave Ince - Managing Director at Sertronics Ltd

I approached Anthony regarding an Engineer job posted, however after consulting with me, we decided to pursue another option representing a potentially better fit. He helped me succeed in a challenging recruitment process resulting in a great new job with a reputable company which suits my career goals & family plans.

Craig Wilson - Site Engineer at Carey Group plc

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.

Andy Taurins - Chairman of Red Builders

It was great working with Anthony and Kerry in my recent job search. They responded quickly to my CV, listened and understood my skills and situation, represented me to a great opportunity, helped me prepare for the interview, negotiated favourable terms and ultimately I secured the role. I'm happy to recommend!

Natasha Mcleod - Purchasing Administrator at Konecranes

I have recently been placed in a role by Anthony of Macstaff. I was a late entry for application for the role and with Anthony's proactive approach, persistence and guidance I was successful in securing the role. I have no reservations in recommending Anthony and would use Macstaff in future as an employer and a candidate.

Albert Thomas - Ex Quality and Environment Manager

I enjoyed working with Anthony & Macstaff to secure a great new Project Manager role. He showed good knowledge of engineering & construction sector, represented both myself and the client effectively, and persevered to ensure the right result.

Ehsan Kermani - Project Engineer at mncn

I have worked with Anthony for the past year through the TEAM organisation (Independent Recruiters Network) and I can honestly say that he is one of the best recruiters I have had the fortune to meet. He ALWAYS delivers when he says he will and I look forward to a great ongoing working partnership.

Kerry Greenland - UK Recruitment Consultant

Anthony and Macstaff have been active TEAM Members for several years now. Anthony brings expertise in construction and engineering and his extensive recruitment experience has resulted in great working relationships with other TEAM Members and numerous successful split placements!

Tricia Roberts - Membership Director

Amazing person that provide me an excellent working opportunity. Has always helped me to clarify and solve my issues promptly , I'm really impressed with his professionalism. If you need someone to look for the best job vacancy he is the right person.

Marcio Costa - Architechtural Designer/Quantity Surveyor

Anthony made a well-targeted introduction on behalf of Macstaff, culminating in me securing an excellent new role with a world class consulting company. He was professional, knowledgeable and helpful throughout and managed the process and timeframes effectively to ensure a positive conclusion.

Seyed Marashinia - Principal Facade Engineer

Anthony has helped me get my new role, he has been easy to deal with, with a friendly helpful approach and always been positive giving encouragement where needed. If I am ever in the same situation again I will definitely call on him for help.

Mostyn Jones - Production Maintenance Engineer

Anthony is a passionate and experienced 360 Recruiter. He has a detailed network to help reach candidates for specialist roles and I'd highly recommend him and Macstaff for any recruiting within construction and property.

Brett MacDonald - Recruitment Partner at Johnson Matthey

Anthony made a timely and well-matched introduction on behalf of Macstaff, culminating in me securing an challenging new role with a reputable construction firm. He was organised, personable, professional and persevered throughout the process to ensure a positive conclusion.

Sue Turner - Barhale

Dealing with Anthony and Macstaff has been a positive experience, he identified a great job with a high profile company that he has a good relationship with. He quickly grasped my expectations and requirements to ensure a the role was a good fit. He promoted my candidacy effectively, was honest and informative in communications, and ran a professional process culminating in the right result.

Greg Andrews - Project Manager, MAPM

I can highly recommend Anthony and Macstaff as a recruiter. Anthony recommended me for an excellent position, steering me through a multi-stage interview process after which I was successful in getting the job. Anthony is a really knowledgeable, helpful and very easy to work with recruiter.

Chris Flint - Service Manager

I've recently had the pleasure of dealing with Anthony, throughout the process of my new employment. Anthony's communication from start to finish has been great, not only to myself but also my new employers. This speeded the process up massively. I'd recommend to anyone to deal with Anthony in the future.

Jon Cooney - Photographer at Niche Communications

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