Welcome to MAS Recruitment

" Quite simply - We are a people business -  there are the people we supply, the people we supply to and the people involved in the recruitment process, people are as important today as they have ever been, to the success of our business" 

M G Rowe - Managing Director

Looking for work?

Whether it is Temporary, Permanent, Part time, Full time or just a day or two, here and there - our job pages have a wide variety of different opportunities to suit most people's needs or maybe you just want to discuss your future career plan - Contact us via our contact page or apply for jobs direct and attach your up to date CV.
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1989 to 2019 Celebrating 30 years in recruitment in Reading? Call now for a free no obligation review and planning appraisal on 0118 9588383 and find out more about our 30 year celebration plans.
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Featured Jobs

Electronics Assembly Operatives Production Roles

  • Reference: MR25052018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Manufacturing
  • Salary/Rate: NMW per hour, Plus statutory benefits, rising to £7.83 NLW
  • Location: Reading
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Plant Hire - Fitter/Driver

  • Reference: sr25102018
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Distribution
  • Salary/Rate: £25K to £27.5K plus benefits, van and rewards
  • Location: Reading Berkshire
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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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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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Cars & Van Delivery and Collection Driver

  • Reference: MR01012017
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £7.83 NLW to negotiable according to experience and skill
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire & Surrounding
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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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Stores Controller with Delivery and Collection Driving

  • Reference: mr28092018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Facilities
  • Salary/Rate: £7.83 NLW to negotiable according to experience and skill to £10.00ph
  • Location: Wokingham
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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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LGV Rigid Driver - Night Trunk

  • Reference: MR23082018
  • Type: Temp to Perm
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £neg
  • Location: South East
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Customer Services Assistant

  • Reference: sr17082018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Office
  • Salary/Rate: £7.83 NLW to negotiable according to experience and skill to £10.00ph
  • Location: Maidenhead
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Telehandler Fork Lift and bucket attachments

  • Reference: sr08082018
  • Type: Temp to Perm
  • Category: Distribution
  • Salary/Rate: £20,000 to £25,000 according to skills and experience
  • Location: Oxfordshire
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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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LGV Driver Class I & II

  • Reference: SR04082018
  • Type: Temp to Perm
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £ according to level of experience
  • Location: Berks, Bucks & Hants
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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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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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Van Drivers - Car Parts and Components M4 Corridor

  • Reference: sr23072018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £7.83 NLW to negotiable according to experience and skill
  • Location: RG postcodes
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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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Cleaning, Maintenance and Hygiene Operatives URGENT

  • Reference: NA23052018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Facilities
  • Salary/Rate: £7.50 NMW to negotiable according to experience and skill
  • Location: Reading, South East - Transport may be provided
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3.5 T Delivery Driver, Specialist Medical Sector

  • Reference: MR25052018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £7.83 NLW to negotiable according to experience and skill
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire & Surrounding
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Van Driver - Courier - Document & Equipment Services

  • Reference: mr25032018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £7.83 ph rising to £8.28ph Plus Benefits
  • Location: East Reading
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Commercial Cleaning Team Leader

  • Reference: SR25032018
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Facilities
  • Salary/Rate: £11.50 per hour to £25,000pa
  • Location: Reading & Surrounding areas
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Showroom Sales Adviser Retail and Trade

  • Reference: SR
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Warehousing
  • Salary/Rate: £18K plus bonus
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
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Customer Service Adviser - Events and Music Industry

  • Reference: MR
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Office
  • Salary/Rate: £7.50 to £8.50 ph subject to skill set
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
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Van Driver to 7.5 Ton Drivers wanted for assignment Berkshire

  • Reference: MR
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £7.50 NMW to negotiable according to experience and skill
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
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Multi Drop Delivery & Collection Driver

  • Reference: MR
  • Type: Assignment
  • Category: Transport
  • Salary/Rate: £8.00 ph plus statutory benefit and rewards
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
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Warehouse Team Leader with FLT Licence

  • Reference: MR
  • Type: Permanent
  • Category: Warehousing
  • Salary/Rate: £25K plus rewards
  • Location: Hampshire
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Stores Inventory Control Assistant

  • Reference: MR
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Distribution
  • Salary/Rate: £NLW subject to statutory benefits
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire & Surrounding
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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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New Business Sales Executive

  • Reference: SR
  • Type: Other
  • Category: Office
  • Salary/Rate: £8.00 ph plus statutory benefit and rewards +
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
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Warehouse Associate LLOP and/or FLT

  • Reference: MR
  • Type: Temporary
  • Category: Warehousing
  • Salary/Rate: £8.00 ph plus statutory benefit and rewards
  • Location: West Reading, Berkshire UK
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Recent News Posts

ChristMAS 2018 and New Year 2019

ChristMAS 2018 will mean MAS will be approaching it's 30th Anniversary in May 2019.

Participate in our celebrations and join us in 2019 by being part of our dedicated workforce, with lots of incentives and rewards, 2019 looks to be a very special year for all. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for updates and events.

Before we start the celebrations and as the festive season will be here first,  please be advised of our operating hours and arrangements over the ChristMAS and New Year period are as follows:

PAYROLL -  FOR WORK CARRIED OUT:

Monday 10th Dec to Sunday 16th = Timesheet deadline is 9.00AM Monday 17th December, for BACS payments Friday 21st December.

Monday 17th Dec to Thursday 20th = Timesheet deadline is 9.00AM Friday 21st December, for BACS payments Friday 28th December.

Friday 21st + Monday 24th December to Sunday 30th = Timesheet deadline is 9.00AM Thursday 3rd January, for BACS payments Friday 11th January 2019.

There are NO BACS or wage payments for Friday 4th January 2019.

Any late timesheets/hours will be processed during the next available payroll schedule.

Workers should text or email availability over this period to their assigned consultant before the 17th December.

The offices/premises will be closed to visitors from Thursday 20th December to Friday 4th January. Please do not deliver parcels or documents to the office during this period, as they cannot be accepted until Monday 7th January 2019.

Our telephone services will be manned during this period except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years day, when an automated answer service will be available for urgent or emergency matters.

Clients may use the Free pre-booking service to ensure staff coverage, but if a cancellation is required, please ensure you telephone any changes to your requirements direct,  as staff may not have full access to email whilst out of the office.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and commitment, without our dedicated workforce and quality employers, reaching  this ChristMAS and beyond would not have been possible. Our Best Wishes to you, your family, friends and colleagues. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year -

From Directors and Staff MAS Recruitment

 

 

 

 

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Message from our MD to mark our 30 years.

After nearly thirty years of being Reading’s leading supplier of Industrial staff, having engaged literally thousands of people from over sixty countries around the globe, from sixteen year olds to an LGV driver who packed it in at the age of eighty three, from Black, White, Asian, African, Middle eastern, and every conceivable race and religion and gender we have had the pleasure of experiencing all the skills and cultures this diverse world has to offer.

 

We have employed people from the far north of Scotland to the furthest point in Cornwall and have been exposed to a myriad of accents and brogues along the way, we have met people who have never seen the sea, we have met people who have never seen snow and we have loved every minute of it.

 

Finally we have looked after and been looked after by the many many good folk of READING (and their sons, daughters, aunts, uncles and friends) and are grateful to be considered as their work colleague but perhaps more importantly their friend as well - to all of you - Thank You.

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MAS Donation to Launchpad

Last week we donated several boxes of supplies to Launchpad in Reading, these included recyclable paper cups, bio degradable food containers and sandwich boxes etc. Our donation was much appreciated by the fantastic team there, who work hard to help the community of Reading and more. We hope our donation will come into good use for these coming colder months as well as our staff popping down to help with the SWEP (Severe Weather Emergency Provision) this year!

Visit the Launchpad website to see how you can help too! http://www.launchpadreading.org.uk/

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Testimonials

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,