Nick – Candidate – Furnace Operative

“I have recently found employment through Andy File Associates and their service has been second to none. I liaised with one of their agents called Rebecca and to say the least she couldn’t do enough to help and make sure the process towards my employment was swift and efficient. There were some issues along the way regarding certain things and Rebecca took them all in her stride and dealt with them accordingly. I am really happy in my employment now and would highly recommend Andy file associates and Rebecca as a consultant. Thank you again for helping me to get into employment and wish you all the best for the future.”

Chris – Candidate – General Operative

“Whilst working for Andy File Associates, my point of contact, Rebecca Thomas has been very efficient and quick to answer any queries I’ve had, and made sure everything is explained so I don’t have to worry about anything. All with a smile and sense of humour.”


Andy – Candidate – Key Account Manager

I recently dealt with Debra in relation to a new opportunity I have just accepted. What was refreshing was dealing with a recruiter that always contacted me when they said they would, kept me up to date with the process and was always contactable when needed. A professional service that I would happily recommend to others.
Thanks again.

Richard – Candidate – Mechanical Design Engineer

I have been really pleased with my experience with Andy File Associates, in particular working with Dan and sorting out my new job. Dan was very friendly and also very professional. He respected my current work situation and never called out of the blue or at a time that wasn’t suitable or while I was in work. He would always text first simply asking for a convenient time to talk. This, in my experience, is the opposite of how other agencies do business – we’ve all been there before….the uncomfortable phone call while you’re at work having to pretend its a friend and asking them to call later! Would thoroughly recommend using Andy File Associates – from day one we were on the same page in respect to my needs and where I wanted to take my career. Dan didn’t waste my time with roles that weren’t suitable and he didn’t pester me trying to go to interview for jobs he knew I wouldn’t be interested in. This was down to a really solid introduction meeting and really nailing down my needs and ambitions. Really happy with how things worked out and I can’t wait to start my new job!

Carl – Candidate – Warehouse Operative

This an incredible local job agency. Andy and his team really understand the local job market I looking to change career and Andy gave fantastic support and advice. He found me work straight way and in a few temporary roles before finding me my perfect fit. Thank you again

Candidates in Focus

As a result of Andy File Associates working through these difficult times we have been talking and representing with some fantastic people that are looking for a new start. Here are couple of the people that are available:

An Experienced Customer Service

– With 14 years’ experience in managing and developing customer service departments

– Worked within Retail, Production and Logistics

– Experience in developing new systems

Reference: PS/ 8004

Results-orientated Sales, Marketing and Operations Specialist

– Experience and a proven track record in running strategic campaigns and increasing market share for leading companies

– They offer a 360 solution that is proven to penetrate both B2B and B2C markets, retain clients and generate incremental increases in revenue year-on-year

– A creative individual, skilled in working cross-functionally to develop sales, marketing and operational plans to engage prospects, generate leads, and formulating compelling bespoke solutions that repeatedly win business.

Salary expectations: £40,000+
Reference: PS/ 8255

An experience Maintenance Technician and Controls Engineer

With over 20 years within Automated Manufacturing and Special Purpose Machine Building environments and being responsible for the maintenance, design, programming, build, installation and commissioning of automated machinery has given me considerable experience in what is required to maintain and produce reliable user friendly control systems to a high standard.

Experience in:

– Siemens S5, S7, WinCC Flex, TIA Portal

– Siemens Sinumerik, Simodrive, Sinamics

– EPLAN Electric / Fluid, AutoCAD 2D Mech.

– Electrical Fault Finding, PLC debugging

Salary expectations: £48,000+

Reference: PS/ 7865

Senior Quality Engineer

An experienced engineer with over 20 years’ experience working in highly regulated industrial environments.
I am flexible, conscientious, capable and professional in my ability and duties.

Key Skills and Experience:

– Worked within the aerospace industry under an AS9100 Rev D quality system.

– Experience of working with Minitab statistical analysis software

– Excellent problem-solving skills, confident using multiple PPS methodology such as Ishikawa, 5 whys
and 8D

– Owning quality for the Unison Ring business unit, reducing non-conformance by over
45% in my first year and a further 10% in my second. As well as making process improvements that
made cost savings equivalent to approximately £80k in his first year.

Salary expectations: £35,000 +

Reference: PS/4422

Quality and Health and Safety Manager

30 years experience within laboratory and engineering with 26 years within quality based roles.

Key Skills and Experience:

– Experience in working to UKAS ISO17025 and Nadcap accredited Quality Management System in Mechanical, Metallurgy and Chemistry laboratories;

– Experience in reviewing of National, European and International Technical Standards

– Experience in taking the lead in external body and customer audits, e.g. UKAS, Nadcap etc;

Salary expectations: £32,000 +

Reference: PS/ 6115

If you are interested in knowing more about these candidates please contact us on 01709 717841 and quote the candidates reference number.

Andrea – Candidate – Telesales Executive


“Good Afternoon Andy and Daniel,

Now things have settled down I would like to take the time to thank you both for the amazing job you did for me.

I think you have found me the perfect company to work with.

I can’t praise you highly enough for the help, support and guidance I received all way through the recruitment process.”

Tony – Candidate – Buyer

Hi Andy – thought I’d send this to you personally – didn’t want to make our Rebecca blush!!!


I have had the pleasure of dealing with Rebecca whilst we worked together on a role for me within an Engineering Company in South Yorkshire on a temporary basis.


I have always found Rebecca to be courteous, supportive and kept me informed all the way along the process.  In a challenging market currently, it was paramount that communication was key and I personally am extremely grateful to Rebecca in particular, but to all at Andy File Associates who are a real credit to their profession.   I will always keep in touch with AFA and Rebecca and consider myself to have developed a friendship with them.

D Rodgers – Candidate – Sales Executive

I just had to send this email to say how impressed I am with one of your staff, Debra Foster.

Debra, to me, has been fantastic.  Attentive, thorough, thoughtful and professional.  I have had many dealings with recruitment agencies and I am honest when I say Debra has been by far the best I have had dealings with.

Please, please take this into account when Debra’s appraisal comes in etc.

Thankyou too, to your firm.  This experience has been a huge boost for me and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you ( which I already have).

D Rodgers

Brooke – Candidate – Sales Executive

“I just want to say how wonderful Debra has been throughout the process of finding me a job. She really has been amazing and I would like to get her a gift as she went above and beyond for me.”

Paul – Candidate – Buyer

“I’d just like to take this opportunity in thanking Anne at Andy File Associates for your utmost professionalism, communication and the personal factor in securing me employment at the first hurdle. The world we are living in, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is one of stress, uncertainty and concerns for the health of yourself and loved ones but not forgetting, the financial implications that coincide.

You have provided me with a wonderful opportunity to forge a career at a strong and able company to which, I am entirely grateful.

Thank you once again, Anne. “

Vacancies filled during lockdown

Since the Covid lockdown started back in March, Andy File Associates have been working with existing and new clients to help support them with their recruitment requirements and to help them through these testing times. Working as professionally and efficiently as always we have filled the following vacancies:

Account Manager – Derbyshire

Auto Electrician – South Yorkshire

Buyer – South Yorkshire

Fitters Mate – Nationwide

FLT Driver –South Yorkshire

General Operative – Nationwide

HR Recruitment Administrator – South Yorkshire

Labourers x 2 – Nationwide

Planning Administrator – South Yorkshire

Procurement Administrator – South Yorkshire

Sewing Machinist – South Yorkshire

Vehicle Maintenance Fitter – South Yorkshire

Welder – South Yorkshire


If you are looking for your next member of staff or you are looking for your next career move please don’t hesitate to contact us.

To see all our current vacancies please click here


Andy File Associates wishes you all the best, take care and stay safe during this time

Beckie – Candidate – Accounts Assistant

“Would really recommend Andy File if your looking for work. Dealt with Kelly and Andy and their help was much appreciated. Looking for work during the pandemic has been so tough, but they always kept me upto date. As soon as companies started to open I had interview opportunities. I’ve now been placed in what I hope will be an amazing role. Thank you so much.”

Staying Strong, Positive and Working Together in Times of Change

Andy File Associates understands that this is a difficult time for everyone and with this in mind some of our clients are still working from their offices and some from home but continue to actively recruit new members of staff.

We remain positive and we would all like this unprecedented disruption to be over as soon as possible and for us all to be able to carry on and get back to normal life.

If you would like to recruit but you are worried about interviewing and concerned about organising future start dates then we are here to help.

We are managing our candidates’ expectations by letting them know that interview processes and timelines may change with potential employers deciding to move to hold interviews via telephone/video (Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime etc.) rather than face to face to begin with and we are ready to help arrange these when required.

As a team we have over a 100 years experience between us and a good bank of available candidates for the majority of roles and lots of people who are looking for work.  So if we can help please don’t hesitate to let us know.

In the meantime, we will keep going and remember we are stronger together.

#Recruitment #2020 #Sheffield #Rotherham #Barnsley #Doncaster #Leeds #Wakefield #Chesterfield #UKwide #career #notjustajob #otheroptions

Steve Burley – Director/Owner – Burley Group Financial Services


Andy and his team has provided several members of staff over the last few years. They always goes the extra mile to help both us and the candidates. They certainly ‘break the mold’ for recruitment consultants. Highly recommended, and will certainly be the first persons I call when I need more staff. – Director and Owner of the Burley Group / Burley Financial Services

Vacancies Filled in February

Fantastic February for clients and candidates alike. Please see below the type of vacancies that we have filled in February.


In South Yorkshire


Assembly Operative


Credit Controller

CSCS Card Labourer x 2

Customer Service Advisor

Driver’s Mate

Sales Administrator

Saw Operative

Site Technician


In Derbyshire

2nd Line Engineer

FLT Driver

Sales Support Administrator


In West Yorkshire 

Customer Service Advisor


To see our current vacancies please click here

If you are looking for the right candidate/s for your vacancies please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Emma – Candidate – Customer Service Advisor


“I would like to thank Anne so much, I just want to say that I have dealt with recruitment agents before and not one of them has been half as friendly and efficient as you have been for me.”



Michael Holmes – Sales and Service Manager – Exclusive Networks

“Having worked with Debra and the team at Andy File Associates, I rarely enlist the services of another recruitment specialist. The team here are great at getting to know you as a hiring manager and your business to send the best candidates for you which saves sifting through loads of unnecessary and irrelevant candidates. The support for the candidate and the customer once a selection has been made is also second to none.”

Vacancies Filled In January


What a fantastic start to 2020 with many happy clients and candidates. Please see below the type of vacancies that we have filled in January.


In South Yorkshire


Electrical Assembly Operative

Site Technician

Marketing Assistant

Cleaner x 2

Credit Controller

CSCS Card Labourer x 4

Customer Service Advisor

Production Planner

Auto Electrician

CAD Technician

Fitter’s Mate

Catering Assistant

Assembly Operative x 2



In Derbyshire


Logistics Planner


Transport Planner


To see our current vacancies please click here


If you are looking for the right candidate/s for your vacancies please don’t hesitate to contact us.



Doncaster Knights Sponsorship Goes Live

Andy File Associates are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring a board at Doncaster Knight‘s Castle Park for the 2019/20 season.

Managing Director Andy File has been heavily involved with the Knights and delighted to become a sponsor of the of club.

“We have been down to events at Castle Park before and last year watched the two amazing England Women fixtures that the Club hosted, so I am delighted to now be a sponsor of the Club this season.

I have had a connection with the Club for many years as I played rugby at school with former captain Chris Conway. Kelly and I have also been involved in recruiting staff for Castle Park and assisting player’s families find work in the past, so it is great to regain that link once again.”

Doncaster Knights and Castle Park General Manager Neil Holmes was pleased to add a brand new sponsor to the increasing business network at Castle Park.

“It is great to add a new business to the ever growing commercial network here at Castle Park. We have worked closely with Andy File Associates over recent years and they have been instrumental in placing key staff members in the hospitality side of the company.

We look forward to continue to working with Andy File and his employees and hope for a successful sponsorship partnership for the year.”

For the upcoming fixtures and the chance to see our board please click here

Vacancies filled in December

We have been busy over the month of December and see below the various vacancies that we have filled.

In South Yorkshire

Warehouse Operative
Electrical Assembly Operative
SME Telemarketer
Employment Law Paralegal
Credit Controller x 2
CSCS Card Labourer
Driver’s Mates x 5
Purchasing Administrator
Stores Person (FLT Driver) Production Operative
Production Administrator

In Derbyshire

Accounts Assistant
Technical Sales Support
Transport Planner

In West Yorkshire

CNC Press Brake Operative

To see our current vacancies please click here

If you are looking for the right candidate/s for your vacancies please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Vacancies filled in November

We have been busy over the month of November and see below the various vacancies that we have filled.

In South Yorkshire

Investment Financial Advisor
Mechanical Design Engineer
Fleet Administrator
Senior Process Engineer
CAD Engineer
CSCS Card Labourer x 2
Assembly Operative
Transport Planner
Stores Person (FLT Driver)
Customer Service Advisor

In Derbyshire

Warehouse Operative

In West Yorkshire

CNC Press Brake Operative x 3

To see our current vacancies please clickhere

If you are looking for the right candidate/s for your vacancies please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Candidate – Liam Parker – Estimator

It was a pleasure to deal with Daniel Owen, very professional, always had time to talk and made sure I felt like his only client at all times. Can’t recommend them enough!

Vacancies filled in October

In South Yorkshire

Stores Supervisor
Stores Team Leader
Customer Service Advisor x3
Estimator x 2
Social Media Executive
Test Bus Driver
CSCS Card Labourer x3
Warehouse Operatives

In West Yorkshire

Customer Service Advisor
CNC Press Brake Operative x 2

To see our current vacancies please clickhere

If you are looking for the right candidate/s for your vacancies please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Candidate – Richard Say – Investment Financial Advisor

I have recently had the pleasure of working with Andy File Associates and their fantastic associate Debra Foster, and would like to provide a letter of recommendation.
Debra was the consummate professional from the word go. She handled both the requests of her client and the needs of me as the candidate with great care, constantly maintaining contact with both parties and keeping us well informed. She showed a genuine interest in me and my aspirations, and therefore made sure I fully showcased my abilities, all whilst supporting my applications with well-tailored advice.
I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with Debra from start to finish and could not be more grateful for all her help.

Sarah Grice – Finance & HR Manager – Centurion Europe Ltd

‘I have worked with Kelly Blunt at Andy File Assoc. this year on various vacancies and she has been great in respect of communication, understanding our requirements as a business and providing suitable candidates for interview. A professional Company Andy File Associates come highly recommended to assist any business in finding the right candidate for the job. Kelly’s approach to recruitment is both refreshing and thorough, all candidates provided by Kelly had been well informed in relation to the vacancy and she provides excellent feedback post interview, all in all Kelly makes my job easier and I couldn’t ask for better service.’

Vacancies Filled in September

Please see below the variety of vacancies filled by the team in September:

In Derbyshire:

Assembly Operative x 3

In South Yorkshire

Assembly Operative
Mechanical Operative
Driver Mate x 5
Sales Order Processor
Maintenance Engineer
Product Controller

In West Yorkshire

Customer Service Advisor
Maintenance Engineer

In Nottinghamshire

Site Technician x 3

To see our current vacancies please clickhere

If you are looking for the right candidate/s for your vacancies please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Candidate – Jessica Brailsford – Receptionist

“I have recently completed a short assignment for Andy File Associates at a company based in Chesterfield and it was a wonderful first experience of working for this agency. Debra has been very supportive and I would recommend them. I hope to do further assignments for them in the near future”

Sinead O’Neill – Magtec – Head of Culture and People

I have been working with Rebecca Thomas at Andy File for a couple of years and I would have no hesitation in highly recommending Rebecca and her associates.  Rebecca is a valuable extended member of the Magtec team and I could not do my job without the confidence knowing that she is working on our behalf and representing us in the market place.  Rebecca has invested time in understanding us as a business and spent time developing good relationships with us all.  I trust Rebecca 100% to do a great job for us and so well done Andy File on your 10 year anniversary.

Charlie Griffiths – AAG – Head of Engineering

Our company “AAG IT” uses Andy File Associates exclusively for all our recruitment needs. When we require additional staff, we contact Andy and Dan, who will personally visit our office. They will sit with the teams, listen and make notes, ensuring that they understand and can fulfil our staff needs; both experience and in a person. Dan sourced a fantastic 2nd Line Engineer; not only did the candidate fit the skill set but fits into the team culture perfectly. We would highly recommend Dan and the team at Andy File Associates.

Vacancies Filled in August

Please see below the variety of vacancies filled by the team in August:

In Derbyshire:

Assembly Operative x 3
2nd Line Support

In South Yorkshire

Assembly Operative x 3
Calibration Technician
Driver Mate x 4
PI Auditor
Allocator x 2
Sales Order Processor
Field Maintenance Engineer

In West Yorkshire

Fleet Administrator

In Nottinghamshire

Site Technician x 2

To see our current vacancies please clickhere

If you are looking for the right candidate/s for your vacancies please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Candidate – Sally – Auditor PI

Anne is genuinely the most personable and efficient recruiter I’ve dealt with. She is very approachable and was extremely effective in helping me secure a fantastic new role. She continued to provide support and assistance throughout my notice period and during the first days with my new employer to ensure a smooth transition. Anne will certainly be my first call if I ever require a recruiter in the future.

Claire Charlton – HR Manager – ITM Power

After working with Anne and the team at Andy File Associates over the last 3 – 4 years, I can safely say that the team at AFA are highly capable at sourcing the correct candidates for us. Anne and her team have played a significant part in helping us to grow our business from 70 to over 190 staff within the last 2 years. Anne has a broad spectrum of knowledge, personality and a great ability to spot raw talent that is right for our business.

Candidate – Russ – Hard Facing Welder

I was contacted by Dan from Andy File Associates as he found my CV online and he was recruiting for a role that he felt that I was suitable for. After meeting Dan he explained the role and company in detail and then helped me with my CV. I was interviewed by the client and took on a 12 weeks temp to perm assignment and after 3 weeks I was took on permanent. I would recommend Andy File Associates to anyone looking for work

How do you make sure you find the right talent for your business in an ever expanding market?

We know it’s difficult enough to recruit the right person with the right approach at the best of times, but when your chosen location is expanding and growing fast, the talent pool can become extremely shallow in a very short space of time.

Talent is a finite resource, and when your competitors start to expand into your established territories and markets, it’s not only the sharp end of the business that you need to keep an eye on – making sure your existing clients are happy at the same time as sourcing new business clients for your organisation, but you also need to make sure that you have the right people to do the job effectively.

It shouldn’t just be about finding people with the right pieces of paper who tick the right boxes. It should also be about finding people who are a good culture fit for you and who will make a positive contribution, not only in terms of your tangible bottom line, but also in terms of the less obvious benefits that those people bring –  the personal values, the commitment, the ability to carry and embody your company’s brand values and be a true ambassador for you.

That’s why we at Andy File Associates work the way that we do. Our team has over 100 years of combined experience in talent finding and person/skill matching in a wide variety of industries. So when we say we don’t just match  C.V.’s to job specifications, we really mean it.

We know our market, we know our turf and We Match People To People, Not Just Paper To Paper.

Matthew Mawson – MD – The Burley Group

We have used Andy File Associates on 3 separate occasions across the group and on all 3 occasions they have found us the right candidate for the role. They took the time to come down to our offices and visit the team who they were recruiting for to understand exactly what skillset and type of person would best fit in to the team. The candidates that were submitted to us had been pre-interviewed and deemed suitable for the role which made our job much easier. We are really pleased with the service provided and would highly recommend Andy File Associates for recruitment

Andy Powell – Production Manager – AVK

Having used Andy File Associates in my previous companies within a Production and Manufacturing environment, I felt with the support they had given me in the past I could rely on the team to support my urgent requirements for temporary labour in my current role at AVK Bryan Donkin Valves, due to an upsurge in business requirements.

I contacted Andy File, Debra Foster and Rebecca Thomas who I had worked with previously and we discussed the requirements and outlined the suitability of candidates required to suit our business, within 24 hours of discussions the team had lined up suitable candidates to meet our requirements which was ideal given the urgency of our requirements.

I am delighted with the service we receive from Andy File Associates and would recommend them to all industries.

Andy Powell