Home‎ > ‎

Agency Agreements (and related matters)

Recruitment Agencies

I require you to sign a Service Agreement, which includes a competency check. It can be downloaded (see bottom of this page, pdf file). If you can't sign it, then I will not use you.

The competancy check is also seperated out "Basic Knowlege of the Engineering Profession" - I sugest you start there. This filters out deregulated, low life salesmen, who have no knowledge of engineering.

Once you have signed it and I am satisfied as to your competence, I might then send you a package, consisting of an up to date CV, targeted on the position you have contacted me about, plus supporting documents : qualifications, professional affiliations and identity.

I require you to do this in order that you agree and understand the Service I require from you, behaviour I will not tolerate and other requirements regarding expenses and interviews.  Please note I am fully aware of the UK:  

I forbid any Agency to hold documents or information relating to myself, without my written permission. If I find out you have information about me I shall not hesitate to report you to the Information Commissioner and also the Police under 

Also note: if I find out that any agency has bought or sold my CV, contrary to

Note also the new GDPR regulations that came into force May 2018 see here

Incompetent Agencies

Since deregulation in 1997, agencies are full of incompetent, arrogant people, of low intelligence, who know absolutely zero about engineering and its profession. Who are corrupt and frauds. That is why I insist on a Service Agreement with a competency check.

None can answer the very basic questions on a competency test. see below.  

Are agencies out of control after deregulation

Complaints to the ICO

Please note, I now issue section 11 notices to Agencies who do not sign my Service Agreement and then continue to hold details on their systems and contact me, when requested not to. See ICO communication below.
Banned Agencies

I will have nothing to do with the following agencies, due to bad behaviour or unable to pass competency test and sign my service agreement. (Also companies)

Modis International
Evolution Recruitment Solutions Ltd

G4 Recruitment Ltd

G2 Recruitement Ltd
PDQ Engineering Recruitment Ltd
Platform Recruitment
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Juice Resource Solutions
Incite Recruitement Solutions
Baxter Hall Recruitment
IO Associates
ROC Search
King Tutors
First Tutors
Edgeware Associates
Parker White Consulting
Avanti Recruitment Ltd
Oscar technology
Hotel Plan Ltd
People Per Hour
Tutor Hunt
Opus Engineering

All the above agencies have been sent section 11 notices. They largely ignore them; don't know what it means. When reported,  the ICO just write them a letter. None have been prosecuted. I wonder why? There is also EU legislation which goes further than the  UK Data Protection Act. It comes into force next year (2018). Alas due to Brexit we will only have a year to use it, if not inherited [post Brexit.

What a rotten corrupt country we live in. The "Nasty Party" of course turn a blind eye to this I wonder why? Likewise the "Peoples Party" who were responsible for deregulation in 1997, and then had to introduce the 2003 act in a panic. Perhaps its because of .....

Fake, Fraudulent, Corrupt MA Degrees.

The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge have for years been issuing MA degrees without any extra study or work. Students study for 3 years and graduate with a BA degree, after passing parts 1 and 2 of the "three legged stool". They then wait until they are aged 25, send in their BA with a check for £10 and receive an MA in the post. This allows them to walk across the grass in the quad and misrepresent their academic achievement.   

Three years ago the MP Chris Leslie tried to make them illegal - but it was talked out of time at the 2nd reading. Self protectionism.

Most of the people in government and Parliament have these "MA" degrees - all lies.

If they can get away with false qualifications - perhaps they can get away with other lies as well? Backhanders from agencies, falsifying expense claims, claiming for country houses, duck houses etc. They earn £70k a year for what amounts to a part time job. There is no minimum attendance for the house of commons.



Companies I welcome direct contact, but please note, I do not attend CBI or CBBI interviews, or do psychometric testing, or on line tests, or personality assessments or any other unscientific psychology based nonsense. 

I only attend classical technical interviews of the type we have been doing for hundreds of years.

Also please note, I no longer waste time and effort, filling in application forms. You cannot put 40 years experience into a form - when a perfectly good CV has all the details and is perfectly adequate.  If you wish me to notorise my CV, then I am happy to do so.

Corrupt Agencies, HR People and Government.

As well as being incompetent frauds, ( See here for more ) Agencies have for years been corrupt, giving back handers to HR personal, take them out for lunch and then showing them a case of Port in the boot of their cars.

There are now multiple levels of agencies all taking their cut. For example the UK MOD have labour rates of £1000 per day, (paid for by the tax payer), yet the Engineer doing the work - writing the software, designing the electronics, and doing the maths - receives £250 per day. So where does the other £750 go ??

Rotten to the core corruption in back handers, fraud, fees for doing nothing, that's where. Its the mafia gone legitimate. These people are all criminals of low intelligence who could not change a light bulb and yet SERvice COmpanies become fat.

The NHS is struggling and yet they pay out £4 billion a year in agency fees. The NHS deliberately pay Nurses a lousy salary, so they leave and go free lance via an agency(s).

Now they get a reasonable wage, but the corrupt agencies and administrators cash in, leaving the NHS struggling. If they paid them a decent wage it may cost £1 billion, but they then would not have to pay agencies, saving £4 billion. Net saving £3 billion. So why don't they?

Too many corrupt people getting fat - all paid for by the tax payer !!

Subpages (1): Agencies
Philip Robinson,
4 Feb 2016, 05:52
Philip Robinson,
7 Jun 2018, 05:49
Philip Robinson,
5 Mar 2016, 05:55