New Starters at Dovetail

Posted on 2018-08-13 by Claire Clark


Dovetail are delighted to announce three new additions to the team! Karli, Andrew and Lizzy introduce themselves below:  


Karli Jones

Karli has joined the facilities management team as a Recruitment Consultant. Previously working at Calber Facilities Management as a Helpdesk Administrator, she comes from the sector and talks to us about why she wanted to get into recruitment.


Where are you originally from?

I grew up in South Wales and moved to Berkshire two years ago when I joined Calber. Prior to that, I worked in Sales for EE in Merthyr Tydfil.


What made you want to go into recruitment?

It seemed to combine the sales environment that I enjoyed at EE with the facilities management environment that I had found a passion for at Calber.


What are your hobbies?

Reading, socialising and going back to Wales. I am very close to my family and visit whenever I get the opportunity.


What was it about Dovetail that attracted you?

Dovetail seemed different to the other recruitment agencies I had come across. There was a lovely buzz about the office and it seemed like I could make the role my own and have some autonomy. It appears to be less salesy and more about the personal touch than my experience with other agencies.


Andrew Gibson

Andrew joins us as a brand-new Trainee Recruitment Consultant. He has  come from from Metro Bank where he worked as a Customer Service Cashier.


Andrew studied Mechanical Engineering at Coventry University until 2015. At university, Andrew was part of their Mountaineering Society. He previously attended Downs School in Compton. Andrew introduces himself and explains why he wanted to move into the recruitment industry.


Where are you originally from?

I’m from Aston Tirrold, a small village in south west Oxfordshire.


What are your hobbies?

I loved playing golf at University and is plan to renew my golf skills. I also enjoy cycling and walking my black lab, Colbie.


What made you want to go into recruitment?

I am a very people focussed individual and was keen to be more involved with local business owners and helping to fulfil their needs.


What was it about Dovetail that attracted?

I loved the fact that Dovetail is well established and has 30 years of history. John, the MD, had a real vision about the business and its nice to be a part of it. There is also a very welcoming and supportive team.


Lizzy Ball

Lizzy jonins us as Office Administrator from Vodafone where she worked as a Resource Manager. Lizzy lives in Lambourn and has a beautiful three year old son who keeps her busy outside of work. Discover more about her below.


Where are you originally from?

Reading, Berkshire.


What were you doing prior to this?

I originally worked for Bluefish at Vodafone as a Resource Assistant, supporting recruiters with all the back office requirements. I then moved on to be the Resource Manager at Vodafone working directly for IDPP & Ricoh.


What are your hobbies?

I love horse riding and have just recently got engaged, so wedding planning may be taking up some time over the coming months!


What is it that you enjoy about Recruitment?

I love the variety, no two days are the same. I also enjoy the customer service side of the role.


What is it about Dovetail that attracted you?

I was attracted by the fact that Dovetail is a small, independent company who offer a personal service. The team have been friendly and supportive from the moment I stepped into the business and the timing was perfect for me.

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“We have used Dovetail on a number of occasions to recruit permanent staff. They take the time to find out about the role and feel that they understand our requirements. Dovetail are professional, efficient and have a great team, with a smile included. It is a pleasure to work with them and we would have no hesitation in recommending them.”

Business Development Manager – for SeeBrilliance

Grosvenor Services

“We have always had very good results working with the Dovetail team. There has always been consistent attention to detail and flexibility in assisting us with key hires.“

HR Director– for Grosvenor Services.


“Dovetail have supported the growth of our business for several years. I know we can trust them completely to respond quickly and effectively to our staffing needs,
meeting our crazy deadlines on both temporary and permanent recruitment“

Meirion Anderson, MD - Aberley


“Dovetail have always been the ‘go to’ company for reliable trained resource. They have consistently provided quality staff even when the timescales have been tight. Great company”

Director – for Wherewework


“I have been working with Dovetail since 2005, every time my career path has altered, Dovetail have been my constant always taking them with me where ever I have worked. They provide a first class service and quality staff on whom myself and my business can rely. If you’re looking for Service with a capital “S” you will find it in abundance here”

Director – for Wherewework

Parkway Shopping Centre

“I have been using Dovetail for just over a year and can honestly say they are always helpful and proactive in finding the RIGHT staff for my site. Their staff are friendly and professional and always follow up calls as quickly as one would wish them to”

Site Cleaning Manager – for Parkway Shopping Centre

Fidelity Energy

“Dovetail have been hugely supportive in helping us to expand our team and are always at the end of the phone. Nothing is too much trouble and they continue to provide us with excellent candidates who have been carefully matched with our individual requirements. I’d have no hesitation in recommending their services and really appreciate the friendly and professional way in which they conduct their business.”

Manager Director – for Fidelity Energy

Dovetail Candidiate

“One of the unique benefits of working with Dovetail has been the practical contact it’s afforded me within many high-profile office environments for a variety of global brands. Being able to work so closely with teams that hold themselves to a golden standard and learning about the different ways they work is valuable experience you don’t really get at university. But it’s more than that – it’s also about people and relationships and trust and team-building and the team at Dovetail is, hands down, the most warm, dynamic, and professional team I’ve ever worked with.”

Candidiate – London

Citrix Systems

“Dovetail have provided contingent labour sourcing and payrolling to Citrix across Europe and the Middle East for several years. Their key strengths include:
Flexibility – adapting to the needs of Citrix as the organisation grows.
Engagement – willing to assist Citrix expanding into new geographies and markets.
Readiness – always available to answer questions and provide information on contracts through a single point of contact.
Integration – willing to share and adopt best practice developed between us.
Dovetail consistently outperform agreed service levels. They are dedicated to helping their customers build robust processes to manage temporary resources. They form a key part of our contingent labour strategy in EMEA, and I cannot recommend them highly enough. ”

Tom Dance, Manager – Procurement Systems Training & Communications for Citrix Systems

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