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The leading specialist recruiter to the shipping & logistics industry

The team at SDW have the expertise, exposure & network to solve your shipping & logistics recruitment challenges. SDW is proud to be the trusted recruitment partner of choice to the majority of key industry players within the shipping, freight, logistics & supply chain industries - delivering a consultative solution to ensure the future success of your business.

Are you an experienced industry professional looking to make your next career move? SDW are the 'go to' recruitment specialist, offering a full pro-active, tailored & confidential service - keeping you informed of all progress at all times.

For our clients, we provide you with a complete recruitment solution - by sourcing the BEST candidates for your business & ensuring you keep your competitive edge and maintain your service levels to your clients.

For our candidates, we have access to both live roles that we are actively working on, plus we have the contacts within the industry to make pro-active & targeted approaches, providing you with access to the under the radar / unadvertised roles. All applications are treated with the utmost confidentiality. We pride ourselves on our honest, no-pressure & consultative approach - just check out our testimonials.

Call the team on 023 8033 6633 or email info@sdwrecruitment.co.uk to find out how we can assist you...

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    Sea Freight Coordinator – Southampton – £20-23k – STN001438

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    Our client a leading freight forwarder who are looking to recruit a Sea Freight Forwarder to join their team in

    Kind Words From Our Clients & Candidates

    What some of our clients & candidates have to say about SDW

    SDW Recruitment has an excellent understanding of the shipping industry, and provide a professional service, putting forward suitable applications of pre-interviewed candidates, who have the relevant experience we look for.

    UTi (now DSV) have utilised the services of SDW for almost 10 years now, in which time they have never failed to deliver an excellent service. SDW has a great understanding of the freight industry and the Consultants take the time not only to understand the role we are recruiting for but to get a good feel for our company and values.

    The knowledge & professionalism that SDW consistently demonstrate is unsurpassed. This, along with SDW’s ability to understand our requirements & tailor themselves to our needs, combines to create an overall level of service which no competitor has been able to get close to matching.

    We have always found SDW’s industry knowledge and understanding to be second to none. SDW take the time to understand our business and as such only provide candidates who would fit well within our operation. We have filled several key positions from candidates provided by SDW, all of whom have become essential members of our team

    We have utilised the services of SDW for many years now and they have just successfully filled a role that was proving very difficult to source candidates with the specific experience we required.

    ECU Line have been working with SDW Recruitment for several years now and they remain our first choice partner in the Recruitment Market. We find the service provided by SDW to be professional, personal and specific to our requirements with the in depth knowledge they have for the Shipping Industry.

    With the right type of candidates being presented this expertise from SDW  had helped us fill a variety of roles within our Company to help us grow and become more successful. Whether you are a Employer looking to recruit or a individual looking for a new position within the Shipping Industry I would highly recommend the service offered by SDW Recruitment.

    Having never dealt with recruitment agencies before SDW, I was a little apprehensive when Kay contacted me about a position she thought was suited to me. However Kay kept me fully informed throughout the process from interview to start date, she was professional at all times and a pleasure to deal with.

    I would strongly recommend SDW to anyone who wants to deal with a friendly, competent, professional organisation. I am so happy now in my new role thanks to Kay and the Team at SDW!!!!!

    I am looking forward to starting my new role. Thanks again for all your help, support and feedback throughout the process. You put other agencies to shame.

    I just want to put it on record that Kay has been brilliant and is a credit to your team. From the first conversation with assisting me with my CV to the final part of getting me an interview the service has been fantastic. Kay understood my requirements of wanting to get a foot in the door of a shipping company and acted upon it quickly. Even after not getting the first position she kept going to secure me other interviews. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you as a recruiter or to use you again. I wish you all every success and thank you for getting me a role I never thought I would get.

    Can you believe it’s nearly been 3 years since you got me the job! Isn’t that just crazy how time has flown by! Work is brilliant, I have since excelled in my career here, and taken on so much more work and responsibility, and been on a few BTEC courses to better my knowledge in import and export etc. It’s just brilliant, couldn’t be happier to be honest! I would tell people to go to you guys first – I always speak very highly of SDW’s service!

    Hi Steve, Hope all is good. Just wanted to update you on XXXXXX, as the three months is now up. Steve, he’s top top talent and a great guy, he’s part of the furniture. Another top recommendation thanks Steve – you’ve helped us build a formidable team. Have a great weekend!

    This September we saw one of our employees leave us after 5 fantastic years, to go and work for a shipping line. Replacing her was never going to be easy, but our great recruitment partner SDW Recruitment came up trumps once again.

    SDW is the only agency I am using,  I have never had any problems with SDW & have always been impressed, so don’t see any reason to use more than one.

    I was sceptical entering into a pay upfront fixed fee solution, but SDW really came up trumps – they advertised our role using various online methods and presented great candidates, made all the arrangements and successfully recruited for us. We certainly would recommend this new innovative service – it worked for us

    We are currently celebrating our 30th year in business. Thank you for your support over the years – we could have only achieved this with your help in finding some great staff for us.

    SDW remains our first choice for recruitment. We have worked with nearly all the different specialist agencies over the years, all which promise the world but fail to deliver. SDW offer a full consultative service, ensuring that our expectations are realistic and in line with market – they deliver every time and we certainly won’t be looking to use anyone else.

    “I have been very impressed with the service provided by SDW.  I am certainly convinced that they are the foremost agency in the Logistics business.  Everyone at SDW is very friendly and totally understand one’s needs in looking for a job.  I would always recommend SDW”

    “I was a little sceptical at first with a pay up front recruitment service, but SDW’s eRecruit solution seemed to fit our requirement and budget perfectly – and they certainly delivered a first class service. SDW took the time to understand our company and the requirements of the role & the experience we were looking for and then went to work. SDW presented a number of very suitable applicants, all with the relevant experience, managed the whole interview process in which we successfully recruited & I’m pleased to say they have already settled in well and doing a fantastic job. I certainly would recommend SDW’s eRecruit service to any company looking for a new way to recruit, that bridges the gap between using an agency & advertising / recruiting yourself.”

    Wow, wow and wow – After SDW was recommended to me by an ex colleague who I worked with years ago, I never thought that they’d work so hard and quickly to secure me a job back in the industry I have always loved but had to leave a number of years ago. They seem to know everyone, and so proactive – thank you again 🙂

    I really appreciate all the support SDW have given me in my search for a new job, so a massive thank you to the whole team! I’m so excited to start my new job 🙂