About Us

KM Recruitment was established by Kate Massey-Shore and Kelly Massey-Nicklin in 2011, following 7 years prior experience as hands on recruiters for the training industry. Many have claimed to be the first – but we have been recruiting for the Skills and Employability sectors since 2004!

KM is heading into its 10th year as specialist recruiters for the training industry, which is something we are really excited about. We have built and continue to develop a strong reputation for quality, excellent knowledge of the sector and accuracy for placing candidates/filling roles.

Our company ethos of “quality over quantity” combined with our recruitment teams’ unique consultative approach, ensures a personal, honest and professional recruitment service is consistently upheld. Our coverage is UK wide and we recruit for all roles relating to the Skills and Employability Sectors.

This list is by no means exhaustive, as the industry is forever changing, but will provide an overview of the many roles we recruit for.

  • Assessor Trainee/Qualified (all vocational areas)
  • End Point Assessors (all vocational areas)
  • IQA / Internal Verifier (all vocational areas)
  • Tutors Functional Skills / Employability / Vocational / Traineeship / Study Programme / IT
  • Sales Business Development / Employer Engagement / Recruiter
  • Senior-Executive Appointments Operations Director / Head Of / Area Manager / Centre Manager / Training Manager / Sales & Account Manager / Bid & Contract Manager / Traineeship Coordinator / Curriculum Manager / Quality Manager / Partnership Manager

To discuss your immediate or future recruitment needs and to find out more about our service, please get in touch on 01543 279 752

Meet the Team

Our dedicated team of recruitment professionals are highly skilled in placing quality candidates into employment and assisting organisations to expand and fulfil their vacancy requirements.

Kate Massey-Shore

Director

Kelly Massey-Nicklin

Director

Tia Martin

Senior

Kate Massey-Shore – Director

(over 14 years recruitment expertise in the training sector)

Kate and Kelly established KM in January 2011, following several years previous experience of recruiting for the training / education sectors. Kate is a true testament to the Apprenticeship journey, having won Apprentice of the year in 2006, and going on to build a successful recruitment business of her own.

Kate is an excellent recruiter at heart. She has the ability to understand and really get under the skin of what her candidates and clients’ needs are. Kate has built many valued long-term relationships and has earned trust and respect for her proven recruitment expertise, sound judgement and advice.

Outside of KM, Kate enjoys family days out/in with her Hubby and little Boy (new for 2018!) and taking care of their mini zoo of rescue Bunnies and Turtles! Kate has a real passion for animals and has spent the last 5 years volunteering for The British Wildlife Rescue Centre, for which she has now been appointed Trustee and Chairman.

Questions:

  • What is your karaoke song? Anything from The Greatest Showman!
  • Name something on your bucket list? To see the sunrise from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • What is the one thing, you can’t live without? Definitely chocolate!

Kelly Massey-Nicklin

Director

Kelly Massey-Nicklin – Director

(over 14 years recruitment expertise in the training sector)

Kelly also has first-hand experience of being an Apprentice…although many years ago! Starting her career on a YTS (Youth Training Scheme) in Retail with the Arcadia Group, Kelly completed her training and enjoyed a successful retail career working her way up the ladder to Retail Management.

Following this earlier career in Retail, Kelly found a new calling in recruitment. Having recruited for several years for the training/education sectors, Kelly established KM with her Sister, Kate.

Kelly is a natural recruiter who uses a friendly and consultative approach to build trusted relationships with both candidates and clients. Kelly has experience of placing all level of roles UK wide and is easily able to adapt to meet the needs and challenges each one requires.

Outside of KM Kelly is enjoying being a first time Mum to her Daughter who arrived in March 2018. Coming from a close family, Kelly enjoys spending as much quality time as possible with them. Kelly also enjoys running and is looking to return to this as soon as her little one allows her to!

Questions:

  • What is your karaoke song? Bon Jovi, Livin On A Prayer
  • Name something on your bucket list?. Be a space tourist and take a scary flight into space!
  • What is the one thing, you can’t live without? Cheese

Tia Martin

Senior

Tia Martin – Senior

(over 11 years recruitment expertise in the training sector)

Tia is no stranger to the Apprentice journey with her earlier career starting as an Apprentice Recruitment Resourcer for the training / education sectors in 2007. Tia gained invaluable experience in the mechanics of recruitment starting off as a CV Resourcer, progressing to oversee all vacancy advertising uk wide and then a 360 Recruitment Consultant.

Tia joined KM when it established in 2011 and is our Senior Recruiter and Mentor to staff. Tia is a valued member of the team who is easily able to jump into whatever role is required whether that be advertising, sales or recruitment!

Tia has many years of expertise in recruiting nationally for all level of roles and is considered a valued extension to our client’s own HR departments. Our clients and candidates can rest assured that Tia will always deliver an honest and professional service and go the extra mile to ensure all are happy.

Outside of KM Tia is very talented at baking awesome themed birthday cakes! Tia also enjoys spending time with her partner and little boy who loves going for walks and learning to ride his bike.

Questions:

  • What is your karaoke song? Fugees, Killing Me Softly
  • Name something on your bucket list?. To see the Northern Lights
  • What is the one thing, you can’t live without? Mayonnaise

Rebecca (Becky) Baillie

Senior

Rebekka Flint (Becky)
Specialist Recruitment Consultant

Steve McKeirnan
Specialist Recruitment Consultant

Rebecca (Becky) Baillie

Becky joined KM as an Admin Apprentice in 2011 after completing her education. She quickly got stuck into performing a range of Admin duties to include maintaining our vast database of candidates, cv resourcing and being a friendly first point of contact for all who contacted the office.

Becky quickly realised that she wanted to progress into Recruitment and was easily able to make this transition having already learned the underpinning components of the role.

Becky is currently a very successful 360 Recruiter and a senior within our team. Alongside Tia, she supports the management team on a daily basis with training and support of new staff and overcoming any challenges that may unfold. Becky recruits for all level of roles (nationwide) and consistently demonstrates the resilience and perseverance required to successfully match suitable candidates to our client roles.

Outside of KM Becky is also enjoying being a first time Mum to her little boy who arrived in September 2018. Becky enjoys holidaying around the UK coast and regularly visits Wales for a relaxing break.

Questions:

  • What is your karaoke song? Kings Of Leon, Use Somebody
  • Name something on your bucket list? Skydive
  • What is the one thing, you can’t live without? A good brew!

Rebekka Flint (Becky)

Specialist Recruitment Consultant

Rebekka Flint (Becky)

Rebekka joined KM in January 2018 after working as a Recruitment Resourcer within the financial services industry. Rebekka was already established in identifying suitable candidates utilising various mediums such as social media and job boards when she came on board. This was something she was able to build on with KM and initially started off Resourcing whilst learning all about our industry – which she got stuck into and picked up really quickly!

Rebekka is very efficient at juggling multiple tasks simultaneously – which is definitely an essential skill in recruitment! She currently recruits UK wide with KM for a wide variety of roles and is also responsible for advertising across our many platforms to attract candidates. Rebekka’s approachable and friendly personality has helped her instantly forge strong relationships with both clients and candidates which we know will only continue to develop.

Rebekka has also previously been an Apprentice, which has provided her with a greater understanding for the industry in which we recruit.

Outside of KM Rebekka enjoys spending time with her partner, friends and family. She is a big movie fan and enjoys regular trips to the cinema. Rebekka also enjoys travelling around Europe and road trips in the UK.

Questions:

  • What is your karaoke song? Wonderwall
  • Name something on your bucket list?. Holiday in Florida
  • What is the one thing, you can’t live without? Netflix

Steve McKeirnan
Specialist Recruitment Consultant

Steve McKeirnan

Steve joined KM in January 2018 after working as a Recruitment Advisor within the healthcare sector. Considering our sector was a whole new area to get to grips with, Steve accepted the challenge and was eager to get stuck in!

Much like the rest of the team, Steve’s earlier career also involved working as an Apprentice which has given him an added advantage in understanding our industry.

Steve recruits nationally and has quickly built up solid relationships with our clients around the UK who now come to him with their recruitment needs. He is easily able to identify and extract what is necessary when looking for a good match and works hard to ensure both client and candidates needs are met.

Outside of KM Steve spends time with friends and family. He enjoys playing football and likes to watch his favourite team Manchester United as often as he can.

Questions:

  • What is your karaoke song? Backstreet Boys, Everybody
  • Name something on your bucket list?. Watch a match at the Santiago Bernabeu
  • What is the one thing, you can’t live without? Football

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