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I would like to thank Natalie and the team at Dane Partnership. I was regularly kept updated throughout the recruitment journey and was made to feel comfortable in my interviews.  All aspects were dealt with very professionally and I am pleased to have had the successful outcome of being placed in a new role that I feel very well suited for thanks to the thoroughness of the process.  Thank you to everyone!

Jayne Streak - (July 2017)

Thank you to Lorna & the Dane Partnership team. I have been so impressed with my journey, from the initial screening call to the appointment stage, the service is simply a class act. 

The team at Dane Partnership are beyond professional, distinguished, courteous & very efficient, led by Lorna who has been both nurturing & continually imperturbable. 

I look forward to the next stage of my career and again thank the Dane Partnership family. The service is highly recommended for candidates & clients alike. 

Candidate - (June, 2017)

I have delt with many recruitment agencies but my experience at Dane Partnership was very professional and positive. 

They were very efficient and communicated with me throughout the whole recruitment process making me feel very comfortable. The personal care I was given was invaluable and I would recommend to Dane Partnership to my family and friends for seeking a job in the future. A special thanks to Lorna who treated me so well. 

Ankit Vyas, Graduate - (June, 2017)

From the start, my application was dealt with in an organised and professional manner. Lorna, Ellen and Ross were very efficient, friendly and supportive. I would highly recommend The Dane Partnership.

Maria McGregor (May 2017)

My experience of The Dane Partnership has been very positive. They have been extremely professional and so helpful. They matched me to a great job and the whole process has been so quick. Their friendly staff made the process stress free and comfortable. Thank you all very much. 

Natalie Lewarne - (May 2017)

First of all I would like to thank yourself and Lorna for your continued communication and support throughout the application process; I've felt up to date and reassured at all times which has really helped.I was very impressed with the structure of the process, and it was nice that this continued at the assessment centre; it's clear the business is incredibly ambitious and I cannot wait to play a part in its success going forward.

Graduate - (May 2017)

From the start, Lorna has been fantastic and kept me up to date with any development with my application. The rest of the team at Dane Partnership were equally as helpful which made the recruitment process as stress free and simple as possible.  Lorna and her team have placed me in a great role and I would recommend their services to anyone. 

Sam Howard - (April 2017)

As a job candidate, The Dane Partnership was invaluable for me. Lorna and Natalie were very professional and immediately put me at ease, giving me encouragement all the way, including great pointers for the interview and company I was put forward for. They explained all the steps of the process clearly, making sure I understood the role entirely. I feel very well supported and will definitely would use The Dane Partnership should the need arise in the future. I would highly recommend them, and will never be able to thank them enough for their commitment to me.

Jove Tocher - Designer (April 2017)

The application process for PCC’s Management Development Programme run by Dane Partnership has been comprehensive, extremely well planned and executed professionally. Within a six-week period I completed an online application, telephone interview, personal interview, psychometric tests and an overnight assessment centre. I have applied to major engineering companies in the past and not had a response for months, with this process I always had a response within days. Furthermore, Ellen provided the most frequent, professional yet personal communication throughout the process that I have ever experienced. Finally, I actually enjoyed the application process and even if I had been unsuccessful in my application, I know that I would only have positive words for the best application process that I have been involved with or heard of. Many thanks to Ellen Spencer and Lorna Dane, I would not hesitate to recommend the Dane Partnership’s services to anyone in the future.

Tom Leigh - Graduate (March 2017)

Working with Dane Partnership has been a pleasure. The service from Ellen and Lorna was impeccable. Ellen Spencer was amazing, always ready to help me whenever I needed it throughout the whole process. She provided me with great detail of feedback at each stage which isn’t common these days. Lorna Dane was very warming, inviting and made the interview process a lot more manageable.  The service overall was remarkably quick and wonderful. Cannot express enough gratitude to the Dane Partnership team.

Nasrin Balera - Graduate (March 2017)

The help and support that The Dane Partnership provided me during my recent application for a graduate development position was sensational. Both Lorna and Ellen were always in communication with myself and kept me informed at each step of the process. The process was very quick and efficiently run and by far the best I’ve ever been on. I am very grateful for all their support and advice they gave me throughout each stage. I would highly recommend The Dane Partnership to anyone who is searching for employment as both Lorna and Ellen are a pleasure to work beside and will support you from the offset.

Blair Sutherland - Graduate (March 2017)

“Let me first start by saying thank you, again, not only for putting me forward for this great role but also the card you and your team got me. What a lovely surprise on my first day! In regards to the position... I don't think the role could be more perfect for me, I am so excited to get my teeth into all of the projects and cannot wait to put my own spin on things! I find myself going to bed each night so excited for my next day at work, so for that I am forever grateful to you and your team!”

Mercedes Oliveira - December 2016

Dane Partnership is the most professional agency I have ever worked with. Efficient,  courteous and well organised. Brilliant communication and I would recommend to everyone. 

James Belton - October 2016

Walking out of your offices I was struck at how refreshing it was to meet, greet and converse with someone that works in recruitment who is straight, ethical, transparent and is a pleasure to deal with. I read all your testimonials that feature on your website and slightly dismissed them as rather enthusiastic positive comments. I was wrong. Apologies for that. You were and your organisation was the living embodiment of those fantastic comments. I wish all recruitment companies could be like you! Alas they have some work to do. Keep up the good work!

Thank you once again and I wish you personally and professionally all the very best.

Candidate - September 2016

I was very impressed with the friendly yet professional nature of everyone I dealt with whilst applying for a graduate job through The Dane Partnership. The level of support I received was outstanding and I am very grateful for all of the advice and help that they gave me. The process was quick and I was kept informed at all times throughout my application – something that seems to be increasingly rare nowadays. I was very impressed with the way they took an interest in me as a person and not just as another name on another CV. I would highly recommend The Dane Partnership to anyone and would like to thank them again for all of their help. 

Graduate - July 2016

"I was impressed with the Dane Partnership during my recent application for a graduate development position.  The support provided by Lorna and her team was first class throughout.  Organisation, feedback and decisions were communicated quickly, honestly, and with sensitivity as and when needed.  They display a genuine respect for and interest in the people they work with making the whole process far more personal than I have experienced in the past.  I recommend them highly, they are excellent recruitment HR professionals."

Michael Thompson - May 2016

"It has been an honour to work with Lorna and her team in the last few months. I recently applied for a graduate role for a large manufacturing company through The Dane Partnership. The process from the initial application right through to the assessment centre was flawless and by far the best I have seen. Throughout the process there was regular communication and timely responses from both Lorna and Ellen. I would like to give a big thanks to Lorna and Ellen who were not only highly professional but also very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend The Dane Partnership for anyone looking to start a promising career."

Allan Methven - April 2016

"I have previously been through a couple of assessment centres. Nervousness and tiredness due to travel usually have a negative impact on the candidate's performance however this was taken into consideration and these issues tackled by offering an informal dinner with the interviewers as well as a night at a hotel. In terms of the assessment centre itself, we were exposed to real life situations: negotiating, presenting results to the managers and solving real life problems. Giving us feedback straight after each exercise, making us realise where and how we could have improved. As well as that, the rapid response in terms of getting through the different stages from day 1 is something we appreciate as unsuccessful candidates have time to explore other work opportunities." 

Pablo Tenorio - April 2016

"I applied for a graduate role for a company through The Dane Partnership. Before I was contacted for a telephone interview, Lorna personally made sure that I was completely aware of the job profile. Lorna works very closely with the hiring company - to a level where I believed she was the person hiring me. Later I was contacted again for a face to face interview with Lorna and another assessor from the company. She had an interview with me prior to the one with the assessor which eased me into the process. I was again contacted for an assessment centre and conveyed the required information. I was regularly contacted and kept up to date on the status of my application and the reply was very quick. She had Ellen as her representative at the assessment centre to assist the candidates. The overall experience was very good and supportive - by far the best graduate interview process. Many thanks to Lorna and Ellen for the assistance."

Abhishek Govilkar - April 2016

From the outset, Lorna was hugely supportive and proactive in my placement in my new role. She was helpful throughout the interview process and beyond - and I would recommend the Dane Partnership highly.

Ben Knight - March 2016

Working with the Natalie and the Dane Partnership to find my current role was a real pleasure – and not only because I was selected for the role! Within a few days of submitting my online application I was contacted for an initial telephone interview conducted by Natalie. Throughout the process all requirements and expectations for the different stages were communicated clearly and well in advance of any appointments, so that I had maximum time to prepare. I greatly appreciated the timely updates on the recruitment process and all the support throughout. Having been through interview processes, with a number of recruitment agencies, I can say that Natalie and the Dane Partnership were the only ones where I felt that they personally knew and remembered my CV and the role I was applying for. 

Kristin Schroeder - March 2016

Ellen is well connected, knowledgeable and a professional consultant, who went above and beyond to find and negotiate my new role. Her ability to understand my requirements and most importantly be discreet, gave me the comfort and confidence that I think is hard to find in the recruitment industry. Thank you Ellen, I cannot recommend you and the team at Dane Partnership highly enough.

Emma D'Elia - March 2016

My experience of the Dane Partnership has been a very positive one. Ever since getting in touch about the role, I have had exceptional service from all the staff. Natalie, Lorna and the rest of the team were quick with their responses and all their communication had a personal touch, something which is missing in a lot of bigger recruitment firms. I cannot thank them enough for their help and assistance and would definitely recommend them to others. 

Ashwin Rao - January 2016

"It has been nothing short of amazing working with The Dane Partnership. I totally enjoyed the process from the day Natalie called me, until I secured my dream role as a Account and Project manager. The Dane partnership is not your everyday high street recruitment agency, what they offer is a bespoke service which matches you perfectly with your desired role. Natalie was very professional yet friendly and helpful. She ensured that the interview process ran smoothly while working with my tight schedule. She also kept me up to date on a daily basis and gave me a lot of tips and encouragement. They also maintain a very good relationship with their clients and know exactly what they want from candidate. I look forward to starting my new role and enjoying the support still on offer during my settling period."

Mo Sadiku - January 2016

The Dane Partnership have been an incredible company to have worked with. I applied for a Junior Designer position and from the word go Lorna and the team kept me up to date and informed about every detail of the application. They were so accommodating of my work schedule when arranging interviews and meetings, and went above and beyond to make to whole process a very comfortable and enjoyable one. 

There was support from them until the very end and I believe a good friendship developed throughout the journey. I am forever grateful to Lorna, and the rest of the staff at The Dane Partnership as without them there is no way I would be where I am now: which is looking forward to starting my new role in the new year.

Claire Gold - January 2016

"I applied for a Logistics Graduate role advertised by The Dane Partnership. From the first call, I noticed how closely The Dane Partnership works with their customer, as they were able to answer in-depth questions about the role, and the employer. They then worked closely with me to provide guidance and support until the very end of the process.

Two things impressed me the most about The Dane Partnership: their speed, and accuracy. My application was handled in a very efficient manner from the outset. I was contacted the day I applied, and I received a job offer two working days after the interview. The Dane Partnership were meticulous throughout the process, sending very detailed and thorough emails which summarised each step as agreed. I was informed of any update in a very timely manner and I was completely clear on each step of the process at any time.

I currently work as Logistics Graduate, and I strongly recommend The Dane Partnership."

Antonio Malacrino - October 2015

"As a recent graduate in the Aerospace discipline, being plunged into the world of work and gaining that initial opportunity to kickstart your career is a daunting prospect. But, the highly talented, welcoming nature of Lorna and her team at the Dane Partnership, who have strong connections and experience within the Aerospace industry, helped me to feel comfortable in seeking professional and personal advice with my career aspirations. I am a real advocate of the Dane Partnership, and strongly believe they set the standard for HR and recruitment, maintaining a strong relationship with you throughout the job application process. They take real pride and interest in developing your career eliminating the feeling you are "just another candidate". A special thank you to Natalie Sanders and Krista King who were extremely supportive and helpful throughout my application aiding Lorna in helping me realise my aspirations in securing a job with a world class Aerospace company. My only criticism is that I didn't find them earlier!" 

Alex Watkins - August 2015

"The service, assistance and support provided by Lorna Dane throughout the recruitment process was over and above of what I had experienced and expected from a recruiter. The very much personal and friendly approach that Lorna gave had made the process enjoyable. At all points she maintained contact and continuously kept me updated at each and every stage whilst being on hand to answer any questions that I had had for the graduate role. From an applicants perspective, The Dane Partnership should act as a model of how all recruitment campaigns should operate by for recruiting potential employees. To sum up in three words; professional, personal, and supportive."

John Gordon - August 2015

"I experienced 'above and beyond' service when going through The Dane Partnership with regards to looking for my Industrial Placement year position as part of my Univeristy course. For what can be a daunting and stressful process, Lorna as well as her team made it very comfortable for me and prepared me in such a manner I surprised myself in the interview process. Lorna is one of those few people that cares so much for her work it shines through in the people she works with. I cannot reiterate enough how much I would recommend utilising the services of the Dane Partnership as they guide you from the beginning, through to the end in what is usually a difficult situation." 

Chris Adams - July 2015

'All the staff from The Dane Partnership are friendly and show a caring and personalised touch at all points in the recruitment process whilst still being extremely professional. Their contact before and just after starting working is not something I would not have expected from an agency, but then the company is not a typical agency as it aims to match up employers and potential recruits rather than a constant bombardment of irrelevant opportunities.'

Gavin Green - June 2015

"I solely head up the HR function for our organisation and was recommended by a trusted supplier to contact Lorna Dane of the Dane Partnership to assist me with my HR and Recruitment needs.Lorna Dane has proved to be an excellent choice of business partner.  Her professionalism, knowledge, and experience has been invaluable and her commitment to providing an HR consultancy to our organisation has been money well spent.  She is a pleasure to work with and delivers a superb all round HR service.  I have no hesitation in recommending the Dane Partnership."

Client Testimonial - HR Manager

"Thank you for all your help. I have no hesitation in recommending Dane Partnership not only within this office, but to our sister companies and acquaintances too."

Client Testimonial - PA to Managing Director

"We recently had an excellent experience with the Dane Partnership who gave us an unrivalled service compared with other agencies we have used in the past. It was clear that Lorna had done her research and knew our business well. I especially liked the detailed applicant files which I have never come across before. The Dane Partnership presented us with a shortlist of individuals who all 'fitted the bill' and we were happily in the unusual position of being able to choose from six excellent candidates. We are delighted with our new recruit and will definitely be back for more." 

Client Testimonial - Dawn

"Having dealt with Dane Partnership for the first time only a few months ago, I have been extremely impressed with their professional and welcoming approach to candidates.  I will be recommending them to anyone who is looking to recruit or looking for a new challenge."

Sarah Glover - May 2015

"I cannot speak highly enough of my recent experience with The Dane Partnership. Lorna and the rest of her team represent what recruitment should be all about, quick responses, attention to detail, with a very personal touch. The Dane Partnership provided myself, as a new graduate, with the opportunity and support to secure a dynamic job to begin my career and I cannot thank them enough for that." 

Ewan Morrison - May 2015

“Lorna’s approach to recruitment is like no other I have experienced, with the whole process being  thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end. The procedure was very personal, unlike many other agencies who work with graduates. The initial telephone interview really helped, prior to the second stage interview with the employer, due to Lorna’s knowledge of the employer, enthusiasm, support and advice. Throughout the recruitment process, it’s obvious that Lorna cared greatly, she was able to offer good advice throughout, showed genuine commitment and worked hard on my behalf to secure an offer of employment.  I  recommend the Dane Partnership to anyone wishing to start or progress in their career, and I have a great deal for which to thank Lorna.”

Gerrard Hassall - May 2015

"I was extremely impressed with how Lorna handled the entire process. She was extremely friendly, always more than happy to help with any queries I had, kept me well informed throughout and made sure everything ran smoothly. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending the Dane Partnership to anyone looking to use their services in the future." 

Callum Watson - May 2015

“It sounds strange to say it, however I enjoyed the application process for a graduate engineering position working alongside the Dane Partnership. Dane Partnership couldn’t have made the application process any easier.  A competency based interview with Lorna Dane before the employer interview allows you to become calm and relaxed, which is extremely beneficial. Lorna and the team are genuinely interested in your progress through the application process and ultimately in your own personal success. Dane Partnership make the application process easier for students frantically looking for a graduate position, through there supportiveness and experience. They provide a great service to both their client and the client’s applicants.”  

Cameron Muir - March 2015

"I was first contacted by Lorna for a telephone interview when applying for an engineering graduate role. Lorna instantly came across as very caring (almost motherly) but determined to make sure that I was the right candidate for the job. At no point during any application process have I ever felt so comfortable speaking to a recruitment company.  From past experience I can tell that a lot of recruitment companies pride themselves on the quantities of candidates they find jobs for, not necessarily the quality of the service they provide. With Lorna however there was something different, this was recruitment but on a very personal level, taking the time to get to know me and making sure I fully understood the roles and responsibilities of the position I was applying for. I have now been accepted onto the program I applied for and I truly believe that is largely down to the support I received from the Dane Partnership. I want to say to everyone at the Dane Partnership that you have been a massive help and if all recruitment companies were like yourselves, then applying for a job would be such a wonderful process!! Thank You!"

Liam Shipman - March 2015

“I was directed to the Dane Partnership’s services through an engineering position that I had applied for. I can honestly say that I have never been made to feel more comfortable during a recruitment process, from beginning to end. To me, The Dane Partnership has raised the standard of how recruitment services should be operated. The services consisted of prompt replies, great advice and an unquestionable eagerness to really get to know their candidates. I would like to finish my testimonial by saying a huge ‘Thank You’ to Lorna personally as well as her assistant.”

John Maguire - February 2015

"I had an interview with The Dane Partnership, and found Lorna to be very personable and professional.  I was treated well, and had a further pre-interview with Lorna before meeting the employer to settle any nerves, which was very helpful.  I'd certainly recommend The Dane Partnership to anyone trying to find a job, or needing advice on career related issues."

Sam Page - September 2014

"The Dane Partnership is something more than a recruitment company, Lorna is really passionate about finding the right role for candidates and the right candidate for the company, going that extra mile to get to know both sides and having a great intuition about finding the right match. I can say only positive things about Lorna and her agency and would have no hesitation in recommending them."

Barbara Callicott - August 2014

"I cannot speak highly enough about how well I was treated by the Dane Partnership. They provided an extremely friendly and professional service, they understood and supported my decisions during the process,  helping me to find a job that I love! Many thanks to Angela and Lorna at Dane Partnership."

Joana Santos - August 2014

"Lorna provided a very high standard of professional support and personal guidance throughout the entire recruitment process. I would have no hesitation in recommending the Dane Partnership to anyone looking for assistance in finding their next career challenge."

Michael R - August 2014

"I am very pleased with my offer, and looking forward to my first day in my new job. Lorna's support through the process kept me informed and it helped raise my confidence - this made me much more at ease heading to the interview.  Feedback after the meetings was quick and followed up.  Thank you!"

Craig H - August 2014

"A big thank you Lorna and all at the Dane Partnership Team for all the guidance and support that you gave me throughout my recruitment process. All the information and time that you gave, both professionally and informally especially helped me to prepare for my interview. This was an invaluable aid for me to secure an excellent job. A fantastic service that I would thoroughly recommend to anybody who is searching for new employment."

Barry Summers - August 2014

"Lorna and Krista at the Dane Partnership were incredibly supportive throughout the whole recruitment process. The interview was relaxed yet professional. I felt they genuinely had my best interests at heart, wanting to find the right position for me as well as the right person for the job. Many thanks for your continued support."

Fleur Long - August 2014

"I am so grateful for the time and effort you have spent, not just with me but also my son.  Your advice and experience, guiding us through the modern nuances of the recruitment process have been invaluable.  The insights into cv writing, key words and phrases, together with your interview coaching, definitely rebuilt my confidence and helped secure my new role.  I cannot thank you and the Dane Partnership enough for believing in me and providing moral support in my job search."

Marc P - April 2014

"The personal care I was given was invaluable - it was with thanks to Lorna's coaching and mentoring that I gained sufficiently in confidence in order to successfully secure my first full time permanent position in employment. The biggest thing that stands out for me is that Lorna cares passionately about those she works with and seeks to get the best out of everyone." 

Michael P - January 2014

"Lorna has played a vital contribution to the agency's ongoing success in ensuring we attract and retain the right talent. Relocating the agency from London to the Berkshire area in 2011 was a huge decision (and yes a selfish one in that I now have a 3 minute versus a 3 hour commute) and we were filled with trepidation about the ability to find local talent. Lorna has worked exceptionally hard at proving that the local area works for our business and within a short period of time she's recruited us some top notch talent. She's a highly valued member of our growing team and I can't recommend her highly enough."

Client Testimonial - Founder & CEO,

"First impressions really matter in the HR and recruitment sectors. I found all communications with Dane Partnership to be clear and accurate. Dane Partnership’s interface between the employer and me were seen to be open, honest and always helpful. I consider the service and support provided to have been professional and of a standard well above the norm for the industry. My dealings with Dane Partnership have been positive, worthwhile and enjoyable. I always felt that the agent had my best interests in mind and that they understood the business for which they were recruiting and just as important, they clearly understood the discipline in which I had experience and sought future employment. To this end, I am happy to provide a reference herewith and will certainly recommend the services of Dane Partnership to other businesses and acquaintances. I wish the partnership continued growth and success in the future."

Client Testimonial - JM, HR

"Dane Partnership are the first agency I have found that understood my requirements and were honest. They offered me advice and support both in finding a job, and more recently within the job. My interview with Lorna reassured me that Dane Partnership listen to the candidates and employer's requirements and only link them together if both parties are the right match. I have recommended Dane Partnership to my family and friends for future job seeking and advice."

Client Testimonial - Marketing Communications Manager

"Our previous experience with agencies have been a disaster! Dane Partnership spent a lot of time and effort researching our requirements, writing job descriptions and candidate profiling at the start of the assignment. We were delighted at how detailed and accurate their report was. We used the Dane Partnership meeting facilities for first interviews, which gave us the time and privacy to manage the process away from the distractions of our offices. The candidates were all exceptional and far exceeded our expectations. In the current climate, going the extra mile is a necessity rather than a luxury and a philosophy we share in our own business. From the outset, Dane Partnership provided both exceptional service and support and more important, they delivered the results we needed.
We very much look forward to working with Lorna again soon."

Client Testimonial - Director

"There isn't another recruitment agency on earth that works with the professionalism and dedication that you do. Thank you for your marvellous support. Any time you want a reference, just give my name and number."

Client Testimonial - Customer Services Manager

"The Dane Partnership have always provided a highly professional, personalised service when recruiting staff for us. They take time to understand the business, the requirements and always give 100% commitment to the task in hand."

Client Testimonial - Managing Partner

"If you are looking forward to a thoroughly professional service at the highest level then look no further than Dane Partnership. They took the time to understand our requirements and only put forward those candidates who met or exceeded them."

Client Testimonial - F.D

"I deal with recruitment agencies all the time in my profession, however my experience of using Dane Partnership was by far the most professional and uncomplicated service I have come across so far in my career to date. They were efficient and communicative throughout the recruitment process; ensuring that I understood and was prepared. Without doubt, I can say that their support and feedback had a significant impact on my securing this position. I am very grateful."

Client Testimonial - HR Advisor