What our clients say...

"Fantastic service, easy to use efficient system. I have already recommended JVP to friends."

Director Director Stands Out

"Our experience of JVP has been excellent - their helpful and experienced team are always efficient, responding to our requirements quickly and professionally. The online portal has made managing applications simple, and has saved hours of time on administration. Most recently, aptitude and skills testing is allowing us to identify the strongest candidates and to grow our team with skilled individuals. We'd happily recommend JVP to anyone wishing to take the headache out of recruitment marketing!"

Marketing Marketing Platts Animal Bedding

"I must recommend JVP Group. The JVP team asked me the right questions that led to a wonderful advert being posted across many job sites which led to scores of applicants. I was very impressed with the portal that allowed me to filter the applications, reply with rejections or 1st interview emails and much much more...thank you."

CEO CEO Solid Sheds

"I have successfully recruited via JVP at both this company and my previous business and have recruited across a wide range of manual, office work and management. I think it is a great option that is good value for money and easy to operate. I would highly recommend."

HR Manager HR Manager Cogent Breeding

"We found the JVP service first class, easy to use and cut off the time consuming work of recruitment.  Well done JVP. We would highly recommend your services and we look forward to working with you again in the future."

General Manager General Manager Talyllyn Railway

"We partnered with JVP to recruit Member Service Officers for various branches across North Wales, as we’ve had little success through other methods in the past with attracting good quality applicants with the appropriate skills required. JVP arranged appropriate assessments to assist with the shortlisting process and was on hand with help and advice. The system was simple to use and easy to access. I cannot recommend JVP highly enough and they would be our first point of call for any future recruitment requirements."

Assistant General Manager Assistant General Manager Cambrian Credit Union

"We approached the JVP Group to support our recruitment process in North Wales. The result has been tremendous which has led us to appoint an excellent team of administrative staff.  The impact of the support from JVP has been very positive and has supported the wider team within our company."

HR Manager HR Manager Antur Teifi, on behalf on Business Wales

"The service we’ve received from JVP has been first class. At the time of placing our advert we did consider other suppliers but none were as responsive as JVP. The description of the role that was put together worked very well and we had in excess of fifty applicants, of which we have employed three to date and still have a few to go. The web portal JVP provide also made it very easy to manage the process."

Managing Director Managing Director RHT Group

"JVP provide a cost-effective and comprehensive service which has facilitated the recruitment of two employees within our finance department. The professionally written job adverts and promotion across a wide range of online job boards attracted a variety of suitable applicants and I was particularly impressed with JVP’s intuitive applicant management software which, along with the tailored skills and knowledge testing, was a superb tool which helped us to select the perfect candidates."

Finance Director Finance Director Heap & Partners

"We would highly recommend JVP’s recruitment advertising services to other businesses looking for an alternative method to using recruitment agencies. The JVP team were thorough in understanding our recruitment needs. They worked closely with us to establish clarity of competencies and technical requirements of the role, thus ensuring the ad was right.

The comprehensive advertising solution provided by JVP helped us to attract a good selection of applicants to choose from, and the portal made it simple and easy to shortlist and reply to all the applicants. JVP tested the applicants’ Microsoft Office knowledge along with their spelling and typing skills prior to us inviting them in for interview, which supported us in making the right decision on who to hire.

The successfulness of the process is ultimately judged by how well the chosen candidate settles into a business. We are pleased to say that 6 months in, it has worked out really well.

Our experience with JVP has been really pleasing. A quality service delivering real value for money.

We will certainly use JVP again for future vacancies."

Director Director Matthew's of Chester (Estate Agency)

"JVP has enabled Boots Hearingcare to attract the best people, not only for our support office but for all our retail stores across the UK. The online portal provides a recruitment tool which allows us to display and promote our recruitment branding consistently for all vacancies across the UK and has driven real efficiencies in the time it takes to engage with applicants, key strengths for attracting the right candidates. The JVP team provide a first class expert recruitment service and have provided us with quality recruitment consultancy advice, despite us giving them extremely tight deadlines – none of which they failed to deliver against. They have the unique ability to be external recruitment specialists who feel like they work in my team."

HR Director HR Director Boots Hearingcare

"The service offered by JVP is fantastic - the exposure we gained for our vacancies was superb, attracting numerous suitable applicants to choose from. The Applicant Management Portal made it really quick and easy to manage the applications to shortlist, and to communicate with them all. The applicant testing services were particularly useful in helping to assess the applicants’ skill and knowledge levels before inviting them in for interview. I have no hesitation in recommending JVP as a cost-effective recruitment solution."

Office Manager Office Manager Proarb

"If you’re looking for a cost-effective method of recruiting, I would highly recommend JVP’s advertising solution. The advert JVP published for a Graphic Designer role within our business received a terrific response with a selection of quality applicants from which we were able to appoint from. JVP’s Applicant Management Portal made the whole process so easy, responding to applicants was remarkably quick, sometimes with just one click of a button."

Managing Director Managing Director Ultimate Creative Communications

"The support received from JVP when we were recruiting a key member for our team was second to none. The advertising service provided wide exposure for our vacancy, helping us to attract high quality applicants for a specialist role in a rural location. In addition to the advertising, JVP’s Portal has been an invaluable resource as it enabled us to save time shortlisting and responding to applicants. All in all, a superb service that can support any HR team."

HR Manager HR Manager The Cake Crew

"I’ve been very impressed with the service and results from our recruitment advertising campaign with JVP. They provided extensive coverage for our job advert which reflected our unique brand, promoting it across all the relevant job boards and social media. The online system allowed me to take control of my own recruitment whilst saving me time. I’m looking forward to using JVP again, the friendly and supportive team have been a pleasure to work with."

Managing Director Managing Director Enochs Fish & Chips

"The support we have received from JVP to promote our vacancies has been fantastic, and they have already helped us to attract and assess talent for a diverse range of roles. From writing our employer branded job adverts, promotion across multiple job sites and social media, to use of the time-saving online portal to manage applications, JVP ensured the whole process made it easy and simple for us to recruit and to do so in a cost-effective manner. "

Director Director Williams Denton Accountants

"JVP has supported Gwynedd Shipping with advertising a wide variety of roles, helping us to attract the best people to the business and taking away the burden of the time consuming recruitment process. JVP craft our ads to promote the business, and the wide exposure we get for our vacancies across the job boards helps to consistently attract quality talent. In addition, JVP’s Portal saves us so much time with recruitment administration, as it allows us to easily and quickly shortlist and respond to applicants. With JVP’s continuous help and support throughout the campaigns, I have no hesitations in using them again and recommending their services."

HR Assistant HR Assistant Gwynedd Shipping

"A&S Contractors (NW) Ltd invited JVP to explain the business’ processes and not only were we dazzled by the presentation, we have also been delighted with the results. Having the ability to multiple hire from single campaigns has dramatically reduced our costs and JVP are now our preferred recruitment advertising provider. I am personally recommending the service provided by the team at JVP."

Director Director A & S Contractors (NW) Ltd

"The support given to us by the JVP team has been unrivalled. Not only do they produce a professional advert in a short space of time, JVP also publish the advert across numerous job boards and carry out a targeted social media campaign that helps us to attract high quality applicants. JVP provide a tailored and comprehensive recruitment advertising service that suits the needs of MHC. The team are very approachable, always going above and beyond for us and provide solid advice as needed."

Recruitment Officer Recruitment Officer Mental Health Care

"I found the whole experience with JVP very professional with a friendly service, nothing was too much trouble - and the support given is second to none. I would highly recommend JVP to other businesses and look forward to using JVP for all our Company recruitment needs in the future."

Company Secretary Company Secretary M Hughes & Sons

"JVP helped me to recruit a critical member of our team. Their product is absolutely superb and the team is knowledgeable and supportive. My old and traditional response normally resulted in 10 applications who’s only experience was cleaning toilets in Cruise Nightclub. However, with the ability to widen the net at minimal cost, JVP’s brilliantly written advert and responsive product gained me 39 applications with at least 12 having the right qualifications, skills and experience. We have now recruited. Highly recommended."

Managing Director Managing Director Brownlow Furniture

"I’ve been particularly impressed with how time saving and cost effective the JVP solution has been to support our recruitment. Having previously used agencies as a method to recruit, JVP’s advertising solution has made a refreshing change, enabling us to quickly attract and hire three fantastic professionals for a diverse range of roles, without having to spend a vast amount of time or money. The team are always on hand to provide quality advice and support, therefore the service and solution provided by JVP Group is one which I can highly recommend."

Director Director Sollertia (Accountancy Solutions)

"I can highly recommend JVP as an alternative to using recruitment agencies...It's nice to get the advert out to the right people with the help of JVP, whilst maintaining control of selection and assessments by using the portal online software."

Director Director Clockwork Coaching

"The JVP portal provides an extremely efficient method of recruitment for organisations that do not want to use an agency, whilst providing a broad exposure to drive a high volume of applicants. Combined with the online testing facility, the JVP system provides a fast, efficient method to shortlist candidates, saving a considerable amount of time, and effort, to manage the recruitment process.

I have no hesitation to recommend JVP."

Manager Manager Matom Ltd

"At the beginning I was unsure what JVP could do that I couldn’t do myself, and I can totally say I am extremely impressed with the tools, the functionality of the system and the service provided by the JVP team. In one sentence it is very professional, a very straight forward system, and it attracted us some great candidates! The whole recruitment and selection process was much easier using JVP, and I recommend it to you all!"

HR Manager HR Manager Llandudno Bay Hotel

"We have recently tried JVP after meeting the team and liking the idea of having more control over the recruitment process. I found the JVP team very thorough and helpful. To trial the service we tried one advert for one position, which had a lot of candidates apply in a market that is difficult to find good personnel. We had a selection of particularly good candidates and have hired someone through this first advert, with a number of other potential candidates of interest. We are now looking to use JVP in all the offices. "

Manager Manager Crouch Waterfall

"I have worked with the JVP team on two separate occasions and I would highly recommend them to other businesses. They take away the stress and strain of the recruiting process by helping write the job advert, posting it on various websites, handling the job applications through a portal, and they even have default responses that you can use when you wish to decline job applications. Overall the JVP team are brilliant and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again."

Director Director Hunter Communications

"I have found JVP an invaluable service for enabling us to recruit the right individual for a very specific role. The portal attracted a wide variety of applications and we were left in the envious position of being able to select from strong field of candidates. The team at JVP were also very helpful at all times throughout the process which meant that the recruitment procedure flowed smoothly from start to finish"

Manager Manager P & A Group

"Very professional and friendly service. We had no issue in finding the right applicant and would certainly use again."

Senior Manager Senior Manager Hera Finance

"I've used JVP on a number of occasions and found the service to be excellent. I would recommend the JVP team to colleagues and clients alike as, together, they provide a high quality service with access to hundreds of candidates and a quick and simple recruitment and selection tool. The JVP team are highly knowledgeable in the field of recruitment and more than happy to provide advice and guidance throughout the process - an invaluable service."

Director Director Jane Brown Business Support

"The service received from JVP was supportive from beginning to end. The professional team had a customer friendly approach, and the recruitment advertising services were effective, enabling us to successfully appoint for a specialist industry sector role."

CEO CEO CLT Language Training

"I was really impressed with JVP team’s attention to detail and support offered when taking out an advert. The response we have had to each advert placed has been immense and exceeded our expectations dramatically. I would highly recommend JVP to other businesses and look forward to using JVP for all our future recruitment needs."

Director Director ICR Group

"Having struggled to recruit strong candidates in the area local to our Head Office for this role, I am delighted with the results from the JVP solution on this occasion. The portal provided a cost effective means of publishing the opportunity to multiple recruitment sites and a simple administration function to evaluate and manage candidate applications. I’ll certainly be using the portal for future recruitment needs."

Operations Manager Operations Manager Safety Media

"JVP managed my recruitment process from end to end, fantastic service, great value for money."

Operations Director Operations Director LTT Vending

"The JVP team made great use of the information I gave them, everything was done with super professionalism, and speedy response, they also helped me to navigate my way through the selection process which was very easy to use and enabled me to respond to almost 80 applicants at the push of a button. Brilliant, I would definitely recommend them. Thanks. Malcolm"

Managing Director Managing Director Installation Solutions Company

"...to sum up my experience I can’t fault it! The service is incredibly fast and efficient and any slight query on getting to know the Portal the JVP team is at the end of the phone to talk you through but saying this it is a very intuitive system and I have actually enjoyed using it! We are on to our second vacancy and it looks like it will be as successful as our first which we have filled with a great candidate so I have no hesitation in highly recommending JVP. It is a great concept/model with a solid system to back it up and the JVP team deserves all the success she will inevitably have."

HR Manager HR Manager Seatriever International

"The service offered by JVP should not be confused with what you get from basic on-line advertising. The support was excellent and the actual portal used to manage applications was in a different league. We had over 200 applications for one role and yet sifting through these was quick and easy; perhaps taking less than 30 minutes. With a couple of clicks we were able to respond professionally to all of the unsuccessful applicants, and sent interview invitations to the shortlist. Lack of response is a major bugbear with job seekers and using this facility meant we maintained integrity and the professional image of our company without needing to spend hours on the responses.

JVP is efficient and took away the hassle of shortlisting and managing applications – we will definitely use their services again."

Director Director Specialist Consultancy

"Thank you for an excellent job. After using many different methods of advertising a vacancy, many of them very expensive for the service they provide, I have found a low cost solution that works. From the moment the advertisement was placed I have received a personal service from the JVP team, including an initial meeting and thereafter regular catch up conversations regarding progress resulting in the employment of a high calibre Sales Manager."

Managing Director Managing Director IS Group (Signage Manufacturer)

"Really appreciated the benefit of the JVP team's wealth of experience in recruitment; many thanks for a job well done."

Director Director Autoproducts

"I found Cath to be extremely professional with great knowledge in her field of expertise.

She leads her very successful team by example and drives the business forward through fantastic innovative methods and networking opportunities.

I'm sure her infectious personality helps her to achieve her goals."

Business Owner Business Owner Commercial and Visionary Marketer

"The JVP team is a pleasure to work with.

Working with the JVP team turns what can sometimes be the painful experience of recruitment into an easy professional one.

Highly recommended."

Operations Manager Operations Manager Staveley Head (Insurance Brokerage)

Recruitment spend reduced by over £50,000 in 2017

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All in all, a superb service that can support any HR team.
Terri Roberts, HR Manager

Client Profile

The Cake Crew is the UK's largest independent manufacturer of private label cupcakes, supplying a variety of bakery products into major supermarkets, independent retailers and wholesalers.

The award winning business is rapidly expanding due to customer demand and has a growing workforce in excess of 200 personnel, based in North Wales and Cheshire.

The Scenario

Previously, The Cake Crew's talent attraction strategy consisted of using a mix of channels including recruitment agencies, online advertising services, and the job centre along with free to advertise job boards for low level roles. Key challenges for The Cake Crew included:

  • High agency fees
  • Talent attraction, particularly in relation to the specialist and field based roles, in addition to the limited and saturated talent pool in the rural location of the bakery
  • Too much time being spent on recruitment administration

With all this in mind, The Cake Crew decided to bring all recruitment activity in-house to reduce costs and promote the employer brand to attract the best people. With 90% of job seekers searching for employment online, the digital world was an obvious choice for the new talent attraction strategy.

However, with over 1100 job sites in the UK to choose from in addition to a range of social media channels, The Cake Crew sought professional external support to assist with gaining the right level of online exposure, and to reduce the amount of administration that comes with writing adverts, promoting opportunities and managing applications.

The Cake Crew considered a variety of suppliers, which on the surface appeared to have similar offerings. However, it was apparent that the overall service offered by JVP provided a more flexible and comprehensive solution focused on achieving the best results and with efficient support, presenting great value for money.

The Solution

The Cake Crew's bespoke package consists of a range of comprehensive services designed to significantly reduce the time spent on recruitment administration, and achieve best results for talent attraction. The package provides flexibility enabling The Cake Crew to vary the level of exposure required for each vacancy. JVP's bespoke package for The Cake Crew includes:

Advert Writing & Online Publishing

JVP's creative team craft professional, employer branded and SEO optimised adverts for all of The Cake Crew's vacancies. In addition, JVP take care of the time consuming task of publishing all of The Cake Crew's vacancies on multiple job sites.

Extensive Job Site Advertising

Vacancies are promoted for 28 days on JVP's network of over 200 job sites including CV-Library, Jobsite, TotalJobs, Fish4Jobs, plus a wide range of specialist and regional sites.

Comprehensive Social Media Exposure

JVP's Marketing Team undertake a comprehensive social media campaign for all of The Cake Crew's vacancies. Eye-catching graphics and engaging social posts are presented to over 20,000 connections, promoted in specialist groups relevant to industry, discipline and location, and new connections are made specific to each vacancy, enabling the attraction of active and passive job seekers across social media.

Applicant Management Software

JVP's cloud based software enables The Cake Crew to quickly and easily shortlist and respond to applicants for all vacancies, whilst centralising all recruitment activity and creating a talent pool of applicants that users across the business have access to.

The Results

So far, JVP have supported The Cake Crew to attract quality applicants for a wide range of roles including:

  • Sales
  • New Product Development
  • Project Administration
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Production
  • Interns
  • Accountancy
  • Procurement
  • Maintenance
  • Recruitment spend reduced by over £50,000
  • Over 160 hours of admin time saved
Cake Crew Case Study
As a rapidly expanding business, here at The Cake Crew we have to ensure we're attracting the best people to join our business, and JVP's solution is certainly proving to be very effective in supporting us to do just that. In addition, the easy to use software and the support provided by the team is truly fantastic, it takes away the headaches that come with recruitment and allows us to take control of our recruitment activity in an efficient manner whilst providing superb value. I'm really happy with the way this is working for us.
Terri Roberts, HR Manager
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Multiple recruits from one campaign

Established for over 7 years, ICR Group provide a range of electrical services to commercial and industrial clients across the UK.

Due to planned company expansion, ICR group were looking to recruit additional highly skilled personnel. Having previously used methods such as the Job Centre and recruitment agencies, with unsatisfactory and costly results, ICR explored a new innovative method offered by JVP.

After a consultation meeting at the ICR offices, JVP were instructed to draft an advertisement for Electrician roles. With access to over 200 online job boards, JVP published the advertisement across their entire network onto all relevant sites including; leading, specialist and regional job boards, and in addition promoted on social media channels.

ICR were provided with access to the JVP online Applicant Management Portal to directly manage their applications in a centralised location, and subsequently the vacancies were quickly filled.

Subsequently, an additional advertisement was placed to recruit within the admin team, which enabled ICR to appoint two candidates in a short space of time, and both from an investment of only £495 plus VAT, proving a cost-effective exercise.

Kevin Warburton, Director at ICR commented "I was really impressed with Cath and JVP team's attention to detail and support offered when taking out an advert. The response we have had to each advert placed has been immense and exceeded our expectations dramatically. I would highly recommend JVP to other businesses and look forward to using JVP for all our future recruitment needs"

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JVP support Safety Media with recruitment advertising, leading to new starter within 5 working days

With over 20 years’ experience, Safety Media is an established and trusted brand in the health and safety training market, providing innovative and cost effective multimedia training solutions.

Safety Media has grown significantly over recent years with continued expansion plans. Due to the nature of the business and its culture, the speedy attraction of suitable candidates for vacancies is paramount to support the developments.

On this occasion, Safety Media were looking to recruit for a PHP Developer. Having explored attraction via various recruitment agencies for approximately 4 months without success, a fresh recruitment strategy was sought.

Safety Media approached JVP to advertise and promote their vacancy for a PHP Developer.

JVP met with Safety Media on Monday morning to discuss their requirement, and that afternoon an employer branded advertisement was drafted, emailed for approval and published within a few hours. With access to over 200 online job boards, JVP posted the vacancy advertisement across the entire network onto all relevant sites including; leading, specialist and regional sites, along with promotion on social media channels.

The following day, applications were received with the online Applicant Management Portal, which Safety Media were given access to. Within 24 hours shortlisting had been completed using the time saving flagging system, with interview invitations emailed via the Portal.

By Friday of the same week, a successful applicant was identified at interview and appointed to start the following Monday.

Not only were Safety Media able to appoint very quickly, they were able reduce their recruitment costs by upto 60%, should the candidate have been introduced by a recruitment agency.

Chris Chappell, Operations Manager at Safety Media commented "Having struggled to recruit strong candidates in the area local to our Head Office for this role, I am delighted with the results from the JVP solution on this occasion. The portal provided a cost effective means of publishing the opportunity to multiple recruitment sites and a simple administration function to evaluate and manage candidate applications. I’ll certainly be using the portal for future recruitment needs."