"Kensington Additive has an excellent understanding of what Velo3D needs, and this is demonstrated by the quality candidate profiles we receive.
The biggest benefit we have gained from using Kensington Additive is their knowledge of the additive manufacturing market. They really understand the nuances involved in the industry and can place people in different roles and job functions with minimal ramp-up time for each position.
The feedback they provide to us is valuable, too. One thing we appreciate is how communicative and transparent the team are Kensington Additive is with us. They are honest about the challenges they face in the market, or in the hiring process. They are also open and flexible with our process, too.
Despite the geographical time difference, Kensington Additive provides Velo3D with quality candidates in the U.S. The firm’s excellent track record of successful job placements, and their ability to recruit across the U.S. market, means we will continue to partner with them for our future recruitment needs."
Vice President of People & Talent,
"Mark was instrumental through the entire process for assisting me through the recruitment process with OPT Industries. He was available at all times necessary even with his location in the UK and mine / company within the US. He's been critical to fill multiple positions across a span of functions at OPT Industries that are critical to the continued growth.
Would highly recommend Mark for filling your most challenging positions within your organizations across the globe."
VP of Operations, OPT Industries
"We are very happy about your work and that we have chosen you as our partner. The recruitment of this position is crucial for our expansion on the US market. We needed a partner that has the required network, can organize interviews with appropriate candidates, and helps us with the selection.
You exceeded our expectations positively. Your selection of candidates included several very well-fitting persons. We very much liked the way you made the first video interviews, this has been an excellent basis for our first decision on whom to invite for direct talks.
The organization of this second round of talks has been very focused and efficient, and finally led to the recruitment of the perfect candidate in quite a short time. You have been a great support at all stages of the recruitment process, you showed great flexibility, competence and acted as a real partner.
Due to our very positive experience, we will call you first of all, as soon as we have another position free and need help with recruitment. Thank you very much for the excellent cooperation."
Managing Director, Additive Manufacturing at RENA Technologies
"It was great working with Mark. He always had good communication and answered our questions so everyone was on board with the process. He listened and understood what we were looking for in skills and fit for a new hire, and provided us with a solid group of candidates to choose from. He made the hiring process easy and I wish I would have started with him from day one instead of struggling to find a hire on my own. I would use his service again, and I would recommend it to a colleague."
Director of Operations, AdvancedTek
"In my opinion, Kensington Consulting has been a very valuable partner to Oerlikon, especially in regard to higher level technical positions in the area of Additive Manufacturing where we lack the expertise and talent pool required for our growth. The account management has been responsive and crisp and the team at Kensington has been quite flexible and accommodating when it comes to complying with our processes, policies and requirements for vendorship. I would recommend they be added to the program at Oerlikon as a global supplier because they are a knowledgeable partner that is also reliable."
David DelRosario, Oerlikon Surface Solutions
"As a manufacturing business within the heavy engineering sector, we have been fortunate over recent years to experience sustained growth in the demand for our products and services leading to a proportionate requirement to increase our workforce. To support this growth it has been vital that we could source the right people, with the right skills, and at the right time. Kensington Consulting has proved to be a valued and reliable partner in achieving this goal.
We have found the consultants to be both very professional and knowledgeable in identifying and sourcing appropriate candidates to fill a wide variety of roles in many disciplines."
Kevin Hargreaves, Weir Minerals
"My overall experience with Kensington Additive was really positive. I wasn't used to the approach that I had with Phil, where he followed up with me after interviews and had conversations around salary expectations. Phil checked in with me before I started my role to make sure everything was okay, and he was always available to speak. Due to this, I felt there was a personal touch.
Phil was really great in coaching for the interviews, and the communication was good. I really appreciated the honesty and transparency, and I put my trust in Phil. He always did what he said he would.
I was genuinely surprised by the fact that when I had my first conversation with Phil, he'd actually taken the time to look at my LinkedIn resumé, and on this call, Phil was very inquisitive of my experience and explanatory of the job opportunity.
I never once felt out of my comfort zone, and when I started in the role I felt very welcomed by the company, as it's a very good cultural match for me.
I would recommend Kensington Additive to anyone looking for a role in the 3D printing market."
"Zak helped me a lot during my job search by suggesting a very interesting job position to me and guiding me through the company's recruitment process.
I was approached by Zak when I was looking for a new job as a software developer. He suggested a very interesting job position that greatly matched my profile. Since it is quite common in my field to be approached by recruiters, I really appreciate being notified of an offer that actually aligns very well with my interests.
Zak guided me through the recruitment process, and being able to discuss with an ally is very helpful in that sort of situation. I was given helpful pointers and tips and had the opportunity to share updates and unpack things with him regularly via email or on the phone.
Overall, I really appreciated the help and care, and I wish all head hunters were like this."
Software Engineer, 3D Printing
I found the recruitment process with Kensington to be outstanding. It was a very logical and well-thought-out process, with great communication.
I was supported every step of the way, with consistent interview preparation and feedback.
Kensington has a good understanding of the 3D printing market, which really helped them to find the right person for the position.
When I have worked with recruiters in the past they have focused on quantity and volume of candidates, whereas Kensington Additive focused on the key requirements.
I can’t think of anything that Kensington can do to improve their service, and I would recommend Kensington Additive to anyone in my network looking to hire or looking for a job.
Scott Doe, Business Development Manager
I found the recruitment process to be one of the best that I have ever experienced. Liam did a fantastic job in understanding my requirements and truly cares for his clients. He went to bat for me and pushed my profile until we found a suitable position.
Communication was hands down the absolute best. Liam was available to me at a moment’s notice and went above and beyond what was required. He made me feel like I was the most important person, truly a VIP experience.
Keep doing what you are doing. The company has a recipe for success and obviously has developed a great work culture.
I would highly recommend Kensington to other job seekers. I am personally excited to meet Liam next year at RAPID.
Key Account Director,
3D Printing Company
“I really enjoyed the recruitment process with Kensington Additive. Henry is a great guy. He made sure that he covered all bases and he kept to his promises. He was very accommodating despite the time difference.
When Henry first got in touch, I wasn’t looking for a role, however, not long after speaking with him my circumstances changed and I quickly became involved in the opportunity with Shapeways. The recruitment process happened very quickly, and I am now looking forward to starting my new role.”
"The quality of candidates presented by Kensington Additive was good, and I feel the reasons for this is because of Kensington's knowledge of the 3D printing industry, and Liam's flexibility to readjust the candidate profile. We started off unsure of the profile of the candidate we needed, and Liam helped us to refine the job description to find the right candidate.
Overall, Liam has been sensitive to our needs and ensured that he presented quality candidates to us, because of this I would recommend Kensington Additive to other companies looking to hire in the AM industry."
CEO, Additive Manufacturing Company
I started my recruitment process with Liam for a Head of Sales position. I went through the entire process and I got to the final two. Although I wasn't the successful candidate, everything from the video interview, consistent updates, and feedback was great. I really felt like I had an advocate on my side and that because of this I had a better shot.
I had an opportunity to speak to Phil about other opportunities. Everyone was so professional and communicative.
When working with recruiters in the past I felt like I was just a number, but with Kensingtons, it was a different feel. I could tell that Kensingtons just want the best outcome for their candidates.
Another thing to mention is that Kensingtons specialise in the Additive Manufacturing industry and they know the market really well. Even if there isn’t a suitable live vacancy, they know which companies will be hiring and what jobs are in the pipeline.
I would recommend Kensington Additive to others who are looking for a job in AM.
Coming from a laser cutting background and looking for a way to get into the additive field, Phil was able to find a position that fit my skills and met the requirements of the position. He also did a great job of presenting my abilities and experience. When there were delays in the interviewing process he was persistent and provided great guidance in the salary negotiations. I am very pleased with the experience and the opportunity that came as a result!
Service Manager, DMG MORI
"In some of the toughest months this year (with Covid cases and layoffs increasing every day), I get a call from Mark, regarding what soon would be my new position. Right off the bat, Mark displayed a high quality of professionalism and knowledge in the engineering/additive manufacturing world and was able to accurately describe the company and role to me. In the weeks that followed, Mark did a great job in preparing me for the interview process, setting my expectations, and following through with me until I got my offer letter. I would say the part that impressed me the most was how well aligned the role was to my skill set and interests. Truly it was the perfect match for me, and Mark made it all so seamless, something I am truly grateful for. I would highly recommend Mark's services if you are trying to fill a role with suitable talent."
R&D Systems Engineer, Essentium,
"Going through an interview process is a very stressful experience. I am glad that I was finally able to find such an amazing recruiter as Phil. Not only does he review your resume, but during the interview with him, he recorded an introductory video where I was able to articulate my skills in a much more comprehensive and impressive way than would ever be possible with a written resume. He then submitted the video with my resume to the company and now I have the job I was dreaming of.
During the video process, he led me with direct questions to bring out those soft and often not - articulable skills that never make it onto a resume, like “Why do you like what you do?”, “What is your philosophy about a position?”, “How is what you did in the past going to help your new employer?”, “How good are your presentation skills?”
With his process, all these are being brought forth and become part of your resume the employer gets to review.
I am highly recommending Phil to anyone who either needs to recruit or is looking for a job."
Quality Manager, Essentium
"I am totally happy with your service. The process was uncomplicated and fast. Also, the preparation for the job interview was a very good service. The preparation gave me an idea of what to expect. In addition, the tips and expertise from your side helped me a lot.
Without your service, I would not have this awesome job in this exciting new industry."
Applications Engineer, SLM Solutions
"Mark contacted me on LinkedIn regarding a job that was not on my radar despite having looked for a few months. Originally it was more junior level than I was looking for, but Mark was able to help negotiate it up to a more senior role, with a considerable salary and responsibility increase. He also fought hard to secure a good signing bonus and relocation package. All this was right before COVID hit, so I can't thank him enough for quickly and effectively helping me land my new role!"
Project Manager, Additive Manufacturing at Messer Americas
"He is an excellent consultant and constantly communicated between me and the company to make the expectations of the position clear to me as well as answering any questions I could come up with. He helped keep each party confidential throughout the process while also representing the company accurately and allowing them to see me first purely on the basis of my skill-set."
Service Engineer, SLM