Testimonials from candidates

Julia helped support me in my job hunting, and helped place me in my current role. She is amazingly professional, very approachable, provides full feedback and is beyond helpful. For my current role with Ping I had to relocate, and she offered assistance and help at every turn. Julia is a wonderful recruiter who you feel has both the candidates and clients best interests at heart. She is a joy to work with, and I would recommend anyone looking for career move to get in touch with her, as she is without doubt the best and most considerate recruiter I know.

Sarah Eves - Product Developer @ Ping

Julia is a pleasure to deal with. Kind, caring, professional and considerate. Julia’s knowledge of industry is fantastic, it really helps when trying to explain your own situation and where you would like to be. Julia understood my situation completely and provided me with brilliant help, support and advice over the last few months. She has kept me on the straight and narrow, so not to give up on my role or the industry we are in. Thanks again Julia.

Zoe Millard - Garment Technologist @ Fundamental

I can't thank Active Apparel and Julia enough! I graduated last year and was looking for a job for months following my graduation. I didn't know much about recruitment agencies, I thought they just pointed you in the right direction. However the support and help I received from Julia in particular was amazing. She helped me right through to my first day at my new job! The advice and confidence she gave me is second to none. Super friendly and helpful, again can't thank her enough.

Lois Woodcock - Junior Designer @ GymShark

I have known Julia for some years now. As she had first-hand experience within the clothing industry she knows exactly which posts to target her candidates to. She does not waste time trying to suggest postings, which she knows will not be a good fit for an individual. This is due in part as she treats her clients as individuals and gives much of herself to really find out what her clients professional, personal strengths and desires are. Julia is always available to offer advice and support when I need it. I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone who is looking for positions within the apparel industry. Her professionalism and honesty has made me feel confident that my career is in the right hands when searching for postings and I thank her for her support thus far.

Merrydythe Sylvester - Senior Product Developer @ Levi's

Trying to get into a new job is not an easy task. It requires a lot of energy and concentration.

Having a reliable and trustworthy interface between the recruiting Company and myself helped me remain focused on the interview process. A real plus. My candidature was handled in a professional way, leading to a smooth selection process. And by the way, I would not be in my current function if Active Apparel had not contacted me in the first place...

Philippe Colignon - Unit Leader Quality & Safety @ C&A

I can do nothing but highly recommend Julia at Active Apparel as her friendly nature and extensive expertise ensured the process was both smooth and enjoyable. Her endless dedication to getting me my starting job is something that can’t be matched and her level of service was beyond any other agency/individual. The extent and quality of knowledge and support that she provided allowed me to fully understand the industry and the role itself, which in turn enabled me to secure the position. I will highly recommend Active Apparel to anyone seeking in this field and hope to keep in touch in the future.

Louise Williams - Product Developer @ Ping Collection

Testimonials from clients

Over the past year Julia at Active Apparel Recruitment has found me two invaluable members of our team at Cookson & Clegg - a Technical Assistant and a Pattern Cutter - who came with the perfect balance of product knowledge and expertise to help grow our business at a crucial time. I was impressed by her ability to find the talent I needed quickly, and with the exceptionally high level of service provided. I am very happy to recommend her to any company looking to grow their team and look forward to working with her again in the future.

Patrick Grant - Owner @ Cookson & Clegg

Julia has helped us to recruit many employees for our design & development team - in fact the whole team has been employed through Julia! She always listens to what we are asking for and ensures the person is the right fit for the company. We will definitely continue to use Active Apparel in the future. Thank you again Julia!

Kerry Morgan - HR Director @ GymShark

Active Apparel provided us with an excellent and thorough consultancy service for our fast-growing sportswear brand. Julia is hard-working, committed, highly skilled and experienced and has a personal touch that is severely lacking in most recruitment firms. Working with her is always a pleasure. Running a business is difficult and time consuming, and outsourcing tasks is vital. The keys to doing this successfully are: simplicity and trust. Working with a partner company should be simple, time-saving and should never compromise your quality standards. This is why we continue to work with Active Apparel.

Frankie Thorogood - Managing Director @ Thorogood Sports

I would like to begin by thanking you for your involvement and work delivered on this project, considering you came in a bit later in the process you still managed to bring a very strong candidate to the table, which again we would like to thank you for. If in the future and should we require a recruitment specialist we would not hesitate in contacting you - you were the only recruiter who actually visited us and was interested in matching Mackintosh with the right person, and vice-versa.

Stephen Lees - General Manager @ Mackintosh