Welcome to MAS Recruitment and 2021

In line with government guidance, all face to face interviews with MAS Consultants have been temporarily suspended to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our Permananet recruitment services are busy, if you need our help please submit your CV via the contact page and one of our consultants will be in touch!

 

" Quite simply, we are a people business -  there are the people we work with, the people we work for and all the people involved throughout the recruitment process, people are as important today as they have ever been, to our ongoing success" 

M. G. Rowe - Managing Director

Looking for a new career in 2021

With more than 30 years in recruitment across the UK, MAS is a leading provider of job seeking services, from assistance with your CV to general careers advice, salary insights, market leading experts, with an established client base, who can help you find your next big opportunity, or contract role. Working to Keep You Working - since 1989!
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Who is best placed to find your next top employee? Who can I talk too?

MAS Recruitment have trained and qualified recruitment experts engaged in all sectors of the job market. Fellows of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, who have more than 30 years knowledge and experience. MAS offer competitive fees or retained services, plus salary data, relevant job market news, employment and recruitment planning tips & advice, coupled with HR support, compliance and complex employment issues. For more than just a job, whether you are an SME, Corporate or Start up - Call MAS 0118 9588383 24/7.
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Featured Jobs

SUPPLY CHAIN CO-ORDINATOR

  • Reference: MR/SUM001/19012021
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Pharmaceutical & Medical
  • Salary/Rate: £ Negotiable subject to candidate exposure
  • Location: Hampshire area
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Assistant Branch Manager - Building Materials

  • Reference: sr05012020
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Warehousing
  • Salary/Rate: £20,000 rising to £24k OTE
  • Location: Reading
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Sales Advisor - Builders Merchants

  • Reference: sr05012020
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Sales
  • Salary/Rate: £19,600 rising to OTE £21,000
  • Location: South Reading
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Field Service Technican

  • Reference: sr14082019
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Technical
  • Salary/Rate: £25,000 to £30,000 pa plus 31 days holiday, uniform, vehicle, fuel card and more...
  • Location: Reading
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Warehouse Associate with FLT Licence

  • Reference: MR
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Warehousing
  • Salary/Rate: £20 to £25K plus rewards
  • Location: Hampshire
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Showroom Sales Adviser Retail and Trade

  • Reference: SR
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Sales
  • Salary/Rate: £18K plus bonus rising to OTE £30K in management role
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
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Service Technician UK based South East (trainee)

  • Reference: mr26062018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Engineering
  • Salary/Rate: to £25.000 pa + statutory benefits and reward
  • Location: Hampshire
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Print Production Trainee

  • Reference: mr16102018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Production
  • Salary/Rate: £17.000k pa subject to statutory benefits & rewards
  • Location: Reading
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Technical Warehouse Operative x 3

  • Reference: sr23082018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Warehousing
  • Salary/Rate: £18K - £20K subject to skills and experience
  • Location: Reading and/or Bracknell
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Hand Finisher Digital Print Sector

  • Reference: mr16102018a
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Fulfilment
  • Salary/Rate: £18 to £20K plus statutory benefits, ongoing development
  • Location: Reading
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Technician PLASTICS & ELECTRICS

  • Reference: sr25012019
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Engineering
  • Salary/Rate: to £12.00 per hour plus statutory rewards subject to skill set
  • Location: Windsor, Maidenhead area
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LED Installation Specialist - Team Leader

  • Reference: sr24082018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Engineering
  • Salary/Rate: Negotiable £38k+
  • Location: South East
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Audio Visual Technician x 2

  • Reference: sr23082018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Technical
  • Salary/Rate: £30 - £35K negotiable plus statutory benefit & reward
  • Location: Berkshire
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Logistics Team Manager - Domestic, Transport and Catering

  • Reference: sr08082018a
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Facilities
  • Salary/Rate: Open to attract top calibre candidates Circa £30,000
  • Location: East Berkshire
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Van Driver - Catering Team Immediate start

  • Reference: sr30072018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £8.50 to £9.50 PH plus statutory reward and benefit package
  • Location: East Berkshire
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Specialist Cleaning Manager

  • Reference: sr26032018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Facilities
  • Salary/Rate: £30 to £35K
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire & Surrounding
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Signmaker Production and Manufacturing of corporate signs

  • Reference: mr22062018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Production
  • Salary/Rate: £8.66 ph Plus statutory benefits and career development
  • Location: Reading West Berkshire
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Warehouse Operative

  • Reference: SR
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Warehousing
  • Salary/Rate: £24,000 rising to £25,000 subject to probation
  • Location: West Berkshire
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Recent News Posts

2021 and beyond

2021 sees in not just a New Year but exciting changes at MAS Recruitment.  Follow our news updates or our Twitter pages for press releases and updates over the coming weeks.

New career opportunities can be found in the job pages and proof of our track record of success, in the many testimonials pages we have publichsed from candidates and clients.

Our best wishes for 2021 and we look forward to being of service.

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COVID Self Isolation Rules

  • 14.10.20 - New self-isolation rules for workers and employers – with criminal sanctions for failing to comply

    On 28 September the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 came into force.

    In summary the Self Isolation Regulations state that persons are now legally required to self-isolate if they have been notified by the Secretary of State, the NHS Test and Trace Service, a healthcare professional or the local authority that they have:

    • tested positive for COVID-19 pursuant to a test after 28 September; or
    • have had close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 after 28 September.

If an employee or an agency worker has been notified in this way, they will now be legally obliged to inform their employer/agency of their requirement to self-isolate, and provide start and end dates of the self-isolation period. Should they fail to notify their employer, and/or fail to self-isolate - without reasonable excuse, they will be committing an offence, and could  face a fine (receive a fixed penalty notice) of up to £10,000.

Agencies, clients and any other employer of the agency worker (e.g. an umbrella company) will be required to share information with each other if they are notified by the agency worker regarding self-isolation periods.

In conjunction with this,  if an employer, agency or client has been notified or has been made aware that an employee or an agency worker is required to self-isolate and allows them to continue working other than where they must self-isolate, i.e. their home/place of stay (without reasonable excuse) they will be also committing an offence under the regulations, and could be fined (receive a fixed penalty notice). Fines start at £1000 and can increase up to £10,000.                       

These regulations are currently only applicable in England.

Please ensure you keep MAS informed of your availability at all times.  Please also ensure in accordance with your written instructions, you provide MAS with any health updates as required. All travellers returning to the UK from most EU and Worldwide countries must self isolate.  There are some exemptions and you should check the gov.uk website  for travel corridors via this url -  https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors

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COVID 19 TRACK & TRACE NHS

The NHS test and trace service:

ensures that anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) can quickly be tested to find out if they have the virus, and also includes targeted asymptomatic testing of NHS and social care staff and care home residents

helps trace close recent contacts of anyone who tests positive for coronavirus and, if necessary, notifies them that they must self-isolate at home to help stop the spread of the virus

FOR MORE DETAILS FOLLOW THIS LINK;

https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Any MAS worker showing any of the coronavirus symptons should inform the NHS and where required to  take a TEST as soon as possible, as you may be expected to end your assignment for a period of 14 days.  The sooner you do the test if you have symptons, the sooner you can be given the all clear, to go back to work if your illness is not Covid 19.  Unless you are a positive test.

If it is COVID 19 you MUST NOT go to work for at least 14 days after diagnosis, or during the dates given to you by the NHS. For the purpose of SSP, your quarantine notice will be required to prove your health position and validate any claims for SSP under the current rules.

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Testimonials

02/11/2019 AG "Yes its nice working hours are great and its much better than warehouse work, thanks for asking" 04/11/2019 FB "Yes its Ok I like Very much !!! Thank you for this job" 30/10/2019 HS "Hey Mike all is going well at XXXX thanks" 30/10/2019 SP "All good thank you for the work, have a nice weekend" 02/08/2019 CN " Hi Mike yeah is going well :) "

Recent Assignment Surveys reveals great feedback

"Thanks Sue Martin has been incredible this week and everyone wants him to stay forever ! (smiley face) Have a great weekend." Many Thanks for this, we aim to please, thanks for choosing to work with MAS. Martin is great isn't he.

New Client Main Dealership 1st Temporary placement!

"Hi Mike You'd asked me to let you know how it was after a few days. Its been lovely, lots of friendly people, nice pleasant atmosphere in the office. The work itself is also good, relaxed enough but still need to use my brain. Enjoying it here. Thanks a lot for recommending me to them. Hope you have a nice weekend. Samantha R"

New Worker - New Office role

Hi, I was looking at Reading-forum and I read you were still around and still in the same building you were in years ago! Next to the afterdark. I just wanted to write and say thanks for the summer jobs i had in 1994 and 1995 (i think). I was 18 and working for you was my first job. I loved it on the cart-line in the Bracknell Waitrose warehouse and i even have good memories of working on the bins! Mike and Sue were very good to me and nice people which i suppose is the key to success. I now live in Macau in China but i will always remember MAS and my shift work with a smile on my face. Thanks Alex Croxford, ex Caversham Heights boy.

All the way to China and back someday - Our reach is global!

To: info@masrecruitment.co.uk Date: 25 October 2018 at 13:38 Subject: James Sautron "Hi my name is James Sautron. I'm just messaging to say thanks to Mike and everyone at M.A.S recruitment for finding me a great place to work. This is by far the best agency to work for, I've worked for M.A.S on and off for a few years and never had any problem, always get paid on time the work places are amazing. I will always go back if anything ever happens because I know Mike will find me work. Thanks again, James" MAS Reply: Thanks James - Congratulations on your recent permanent offer from our long standing client of 14 years, we know they will look after you and if we see you again, it will be our pleasure to assist you.

James Sautron Temp to Perm transfer October 2018

"Hi Mike Just wanted to pass on my thanks and appreciation for the hard work Sam did last week. He was polite, professional, nothing was too much trouble and he performed his tasks in an exemplary manner, so much so that the Dealer Principal remarked on how impressed he was with your temporary driver" David M

Main Dealer - South East After Sales Manager

"Hi Mike This is to formalize what I told you on the phone this morning that, after four years of working for you in what was going to be my retirement, this is the moment when I stop. I have other activities on-going in my retirement, and other things I want to do, so I am going to concentrate on those. Please accept my sincere thanks for all the work you have provided me with over these years. It has been a pleasure dealing with you, and the work has been varied and interesting, allowing me to do things, see places and meet new people that I wouldn’t otherwise have done. You have been a pleasure to deal with, and I will miss your friendly voice at the end of the phone. Please thank Sue, also, for the efficient accounts department that she oversees. Not once over these years has the Friday payment been missed and, on the odd occasion where there has been some discrepancy, this has been promptly rectified. My very best wishes to you both, and for the continuing success of MAS. Kind regards Hugh Anscombe" Our congratulations to Hugh on finally deciding to retire and take things easier. At 74 years young, you have outshone and outworked many a younger worker and we wish you all the very best. If you need us anytime or get bored or fancy something new, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mr Hugh Anscombe 74 years young - 23rd July 2018

Herewith the first issue of the Department of Employment - Employment Agency Licence to MAS Recruitment. The licence process was abolished in 1994. Back in 1989 in order to open an employment agency, which was the term used for Agency and Business (Temp & Perm) you had to supply satisfactory employer references, bankers references and trade references in order to trade in this sector. You were required to implement and follow the Employment Agency Act 1973, although still valid in UK law, there have been many changes within the sector, including a variety of amendments to the Act and many new EU directives and statutory regulations that governs the industry today. How things have changed.

MAS Recruitment birth certificate 15th May 1989 Doors opened 27th May 1989

"Although my circumstances have now changed and I no longer work for MAS Recruitment, I would not hesitate to contact them again in the future, if things were to change and would recommend them to anyone looking for work in the local area. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at MAS recruitment for their efforts in finding me work over the years and wish them success in the future."

Matthew Crist - Temporary Worker March 2012 PART 2

"Just a short note to commend you on the excellent standard of service received from you, over the last few weeks. We have relied upon your company to produce reliable and enthusiastic staff to fill in where necessary. The standard of work which we required your staff to do was met, without hesitation by them and to our satisfaction. Please pass on our thanks to all your staff that have been involved with our company"

Stock Centre Manager, Currys/Mastercare Ms Bryant

"The two drivers that delivered Mrs Unwins' washing machine are a credit to your agency and she was grateful for their excellent customer service and quick response to the leaking tap." JLP -Theale Service Manager

John Lewis Partnership Reading

"Dear Mike, Thank you for the chance to meet with you as the representative of MAS. I appreciate the time you spent reviewing my CV and on finding suitable work for me. Thanks for being such a great job agency partner. Warmest regards." Mihal (Poland)

Mihal From Poland

"Just a quick note to say thank you very much for finding me a very nice job quickly. Thanks to your actions you have brought me and my boy out of the dark and into a new world! We can now have a better standard of life." Mr Deer (Caversham)

Mr Deer - Caversham Reading

"MAS assisted us recently with the appointment of a permanent Driver/Warehouse person at our site in Thatcham. We were impressed with the level of suitability of the candidates and also how well briefed they were prior to interview." MJF Data Management

MJF Data Management

"Good reports back regarding the labourers you supplied, they all worked very hard and did a good job. The best labourers we have ever worked with, excellent workers" - Arena Promotional Facilities limited

Areana Promotional Facilities Limited

"I write to say thank you to everyone at MAS for the excellent speedy service in placing me in temporary employment, not only did your company phone me first, it also paid me on time (unlike another agency I could mention) Should I ever need to do short term work in the future, you will be the first company I contact." Mr C A Cornwall

Mr C A Cornwall Reading

" I worked for MAS recruitment for almost ten years and in that time, I found Mike and Sue and the whole team to be friendly, helpful and extremely professional. My circumstances meant that at times I would work on other projects and then return to MAS, on such occasions this was never a problem and I was always welcomed back with a smile and the promise of further work, which was duly provided. As well as the level of professionalism shown by the team at MAS Recruitment, I also found fellow drivers and workers to be similarly pleasant, friendly and hard-working, meaning there was a real team spirit and camaraderie on a regular basis"

Matthew Crist - Temporary Worker March 2012 PART 1

"Hello Mike how are you? Thank you for this job. I am very like and I am happy. Staff is very friendly. I don't know what my supervisor think about me, is she happy with my job? Thank you for this great job - Daiva"

Daiva is working for a long standing client 17th May 2012

"MAS helped me find work instantly. The process was quick and easy and I was working within days of my application. since being with them I have had nothing short of great service. Any queries I had were swiftly dealt with and in a professional manner, Regards Pawel"

Another great job with another individual gaining a perm job with MAS Dec 2014

"Hi Mike, by the way its a couple of weeks from being here six months, not bad for 4-6 weeks work, many thanks for the contract" Tom Cook 4th October 2017 "Congratulations Tom on your recent permanent transfer" 2nd January 2018 Proof that Temp to Perm really does deliver results.

Short term becomes long term, becomes permanent.

"There is only one word I could use to describe the person you have sent me that is PERFECT, he is also proactive, helpful and I could not wish for a better person!" Paul GM

Car retail - Main dealership - General Sales Manager PE

"Mike, it looks like you have struck gold there! This candidate has a lot of very relevant experience. I would definitely, definitely be interested in seeing him" C. Lake Glad to help - this candidate started with this client permanently in January 2016.

25th November 2015 Perm placement Chris Lake

" A big thank you to you and all your guys with their help with the movement of the John Lewis vans during December and January. I will have no hesitation in contracting with you again in the future when we next get a big order" Peter Van Sales Specialist You guys know who you are and this thank you is for you. Job well done from Mike and Sue

Fleet Sales Manager - for JLP contract

MAS in the Community

MAS are proud supporters of many different charitable organisations including:

Children's Wish Foundation, St Peters School - Uganda, Reading Football Club, The Samaritans, Royal Berkshire Ambulance Service, Riding for the Disabled, T.V.A.P, Macmillan Cancer Support, The Future Hope School - India, London Irish Rugby Club Academy, Cure Leukaemia, The Oratory School 150th anniversary, Bath University Library, Breast Cancer Awareness,