Established in 2005 Novate IT had two founding principles; firstly to provide the best possible service to job hunters in the IT and digital media sectors. Whilst the rest of the industry focused on treating applicants like a commodity to be sold to the highest bidder we saw candidates as individuals with their needs, fears and aspirations.
Novate IT – how recruitment should be done.
Our candidate-led approach has been at the core of our successes ever since, and over the years we have seen a great many of our candidates become our clients as their careers progress to being hiring managers.
Our second founding principle was to never waste our clients’ time. Employers engage with Novate IT to have the headache of recruitment removed to enable them get on with their day jobs. Our clients know an application coming from us is from a suitably skilled candidate who has been fully briefed on their company and role and who is someone they need to interview.
There are a great many Recruitment Agencies in the UK but we stand out as a true Recruitment Consultancy; our candidates are our clients too and they enjoy their interactions with us, we have established an extraordinary company.
From offices based in Bristol and Nottingham, our friendly Recruitment Consultants use their industry knowledge and expertise to support clients and candidates for a variety of technical and managerial roles within the IT and digital media sectors across the UK and Europe, covering disciplines and roles such as:
Software Engineering jobs
Software Testing jobs
Data Science jobs
Web Design jobs
DevOps / System Administration jobs
Database Development Administration jobs
Networking / Server Administration jobs
Technical Support jobs
Project Management / Business Analyst jobs
Product Management jobs
Web Development jobs
Mobile App Development jobs
UX / UI / AI jobs
Our Top 5 Bristol Lunch Spots You HAVE to Try
Here at Novate IT, each Friday lunchtime we all meet up for something to eat together as a team. It’s a great time to catch up, discuss ideas or plans, talk out any stressors from the week or just laugh at funny cat videos. It definitely helps to strengthen our relationship as a team. This means we have had the pleasure of sampling some of central Bristol’s finest eateries over the years. Today we’re sharing with you our top 5 recommendations in Central Bristol where you will be guaranteed to find an absolutely mouth-watering, drool inducing lunch (or dinner), without breaking the bank. We are all meat eaters at Novate IT, though all of the following offer a vegan or vegetarian option on their menu if that is what your heart desires. (In no particular order, because it’s so hard to choose) ASADO This place is well worth the stroll up the Christmas Steps. Asado is one of our favourite spots for one of the tastiest burgers you will ever eat. The rosemary salt chips are also incredible. Check out Wriggle for any deals, it may save you a few quid. (Asado, 90 Colston Street, BS1 5BB) WINGS DINER @ SMALL BAR Be warned, when you try this succulently juicy buttermilk fried chicken with an Asian twist, you will be going back at very regular intervals for the rest of forever for your fried chicken fix. Based within Small Bar on King Street (where you can also sample any of the 30+ craft beers they have on tap), what started as a pop up looks like it’s here to stay for the long term and we are so very pleased about that. Note: Small Bar only accept card payments, no cash. (Wings Diner, 31 King Street, BS1 4DZ) THREE BROTHERS A popular favourite in the city due to its picturesque location overlooking the floating harbour and donning a menu of the most impressive selections of burgers in the city, you will not be disappointed with a venture to the Three Brothers. They also offer a £5 lunch deal 7 days a week on their classic burger and fries, handy for if you have too much month left at the end of your money. (Three Brothers, Welsh Back, BS1 4SB) IRONWORKS SUPPLY CO. A trendy and aesthetically pleasing spot to grab a less greasy lunch that is in no way any less delicious. From lunch bowls to pizza to wraps, there is something for everyone. It may not always look like much in terms of presentation, but it all tastes absolutely insanely perfect at very reasonable cost. (Ironworks Supply Co, 51 Broad Street, BS1 2EP) MATINA We’re throwing in a curve ball here because you can’t eat in at Matina, take away only – a good choice for perching in Castle Park on a pleasant day or for having lunch back at the office. Matina is based on the edge of St Nicholas Food Market, arguably the King of Kurdish Flatbread Kebabs (or salad boxes) and likely the most popular places to grab a bite to eat in St Nicks. Prepare to queue up with at least 30 other people at peak times, but well and truly worth the wait. (Matina, The Glass Arcade, St Nicholas St, BS1 1JQ) Wheres your favourite place to grab lunch in central Bristol? We are Novate IT. We work closely with employers across the UK and Europe, supporting them to improve their recruitment practices, to attract and retain the talent needed to develop and sustain their businesses in the long term. Join us on our ‘Crusade Against Poor Recruitment Practices’ – you can read our previous articles here: www.novate-it.co.uk/blog 01174 403 970 / email@example.com
Reject Those Unsuitable CV's from Recruiters!
Something that we often encounter when speaking to clients is that they often receive CV’s from recruiters that are not relevant to the vacancy or are not suitably skilled as per the role requirements. When we encounter this, we ask “What did you do with them?” to which the answer is normally along the lines of “we didn’t do anything with them”. Here at Novate IT, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide introductions to quality candidates with suitable skills and experience. A CV from us is a candidate that you will want to interview. On the occasion that you receive CVs from a recruiter that do not suit the requirements you are seeking, don’t be afraid to send it back. By rejecting poor quality or irrelevant CV’s in this way, it can help rogue recruiters to better learn about your business and understand about the candidates you really want to hire. Recruiters work for you. It is their job to know and understand your business to help you to secure the right candidate for your vacancy. If unsuitable CV’s aren’t rejected, there is less opportunity for industry learning. You may continue to receive poor quality CV’s. You may hire unsuitable candidates because of the illusion you’re presented with, that these are “the best candidates available”, which as we know can have its own issues and repercussions. Feedback on CV’s is critically important to recruiters, it is only with feedback that recruiters can really improve the standard of applicants that are being presented to you. If you feel like your current recruitment partners are not necessarily providing you with the quality you expect, contact us today for a friendly chat about how we can assist you with your current vacancies. Novate IT work closely with employers across the UK and Europe, supporting them to improve their recruitment practices to attract and retain the talent needed to develop and sustain their businesses in the long term. Join us on our ‘Crusade Against Poor Recruitment Practices’ – you can read our previous articles here: www.novate-it.co.uk/blog 01174 403 970 / firstname.lastname@example.org