Nicola Fooks

Recruitment Support Consultant

I have worked at aap3 for 12 years, initially as an IT Account Manager and now as a Recruitment Support Consultant primarily in the Defence & Aerospace arena.

I recruit IT professionals at all levels and I am always interested in speaking to anyone who is looking for a new role for themselves, a new team member or indeed is just keen to get an understanding of the current market.

Outside of work I’m mum to 2 energetic young kiddies who like to take me on crazy long bike rides.


Personal Assistant -PA

  • Berkshire
  • Contract
  • £175 - £250 per day

Personal Assistant to Head of International Finance PA required to support the Head of International Finance, in a global position working closely with finance teams all over the world and needs an assertive, highly organised, discreet, committed professional assistant. *Handling and responding to all correspondence including phone calls and emails *Scheduling meetings and diary management

PA required to support the Head of International Finance, in a global position working closely with finance teams all over the world and needs an assertive, highly organised, discreet, committed professional assistant.

  • Handling and responding to all correspondence including phone calls and emails
  • Scheduling meetings and diary management
  • Setting reminders for meetings, appointments and other important tasks
  • Making travel and hotel arrangements
  • Planning conferences, workshops, seminars and other events
  • Taking notes at meetings, preparing the minutes and subsequently distributing to all participants
  • Liaising with other members of staff and external parties
  • Preparing expense reports and maintaining a filing system
  • Management of travel and recruitment approval processes for direct reports
  • Other ad hoc tasks to support the manager and his team (legal and statutory documents approval, coordination of performance reviews and objective setting for team, ad hoc administrative tasks, holiday cover, raising PO’s)
  • Supporting the CAO team in sending monthly pre close meetings.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Quality Mechanical Engineer

  • Cheshire
  • Contract
  • Up to £29.86 per hour

Main responsibilities Reviewing Shop Floor records (e.g. 'SMDCP' documents), 'First Off' items for Quality Dept. approval, technical specifications, drawings, and endorse Certificates of Conformity as an approved signatory. Performing Internal Audits, supporting External Audits, and supporting the development of audit responses and robust corrective actions which prevent identified problems from ever happening again.

As a Quality Engineer, you will be ensuring operational compliance to specifications and quality standards. You will drive and support with continuous improvement activities within a busy manufacturing site focused on high volume manufacturing. You will also support resolution of quality issues, support audit processes and external audits as required. This role will provide you with the ability to challenge and develop yourself in a broad and dynamic role in a busy manufacturing site. You will develop your skills and become a subject matter expert for the wider engineering team as well as other stakeholders across the site.

Main responsibilites

Reviewing Shop Floor records (e.g. ‘SMDCP’ documents), ‘First Off’ items for Quality Dept. approval, technical specifications, drawings, and endorse Certificates of Conformity as an approved signatory.

Performing Internal Audits, supporting External Audits, and supporting the development of audit responses and robust corrective actions which prevent identified problems from ever happening again.

Monitoring and analysing reject, rework, and RFT data, and present information to management

Monitoring and supporting non-conformance / quality issue management (‘CAR’, ‘Q1’, ‘Q2’, ‘Q3’, etc.)

Driving and supporting targeted CI (Continuous Improvement) activities, focussing on reduced rejects and cost & improved operational workflows, throughput and efficiency

Continually improving your own understanding of lean manufacturing methods, and core tools (including but not limited to: VSM, Root Cause Analysis, 8D, Six Sigma, TOC, MS Excel, Minitab…) and also encouraging and assisting in continually improving the knowledge of others across Land UK.

Assisting with product acceptance testing in compliance with customer requirements, interfacing with customer GQAR and representatives

Your skills and qualifications: Essential:

Recognised 4 year Engineering apprenticeship combined with HNC, HND OR Engineering degree Experience working in a manufacturing or engineering environment

Desirable: Experience of working in a quality function Working towards a chartership or equivalent

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Product Safety Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • Up to £77.10 per hour

Producing pre-bid product safety & environmental assessments to inform the risks associated with the project Producing safety & environmental management plans Developing safety & environmental arguments for complex systems (including software) sometimes from first principles Selecting and executing the most appropriate and recognised hazard identification, analysis and risk classification / reduction techniques Developing Hazard Logs using SMARTer

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Product Safety Engineer

The role will be an initial 12 month contract

Key Responsibilities

Producing pre-bid product safety & environmental assessments to inform the risks associated with the project

Producing safety & environmental management plans

Developing safety & environmental arguments for complex systems (including software) sometimes from first principles

Selecting and executing the most appropriate and recognised hazard identification, analysis and risk classification / reduction techniques

Developing Hazard Logs using SMARTer

Key skills & qualifications

Essential:

HNC/HND or equivalent qualification or experience in Engineering

Experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • System safety/ product safety
  • Naval operator/maintainer background within Weapons

Experience of working with multiple project stakeholders at various levels

An awareness of legislation, standards, processes and tools used in safety and environmental engineering

Desirable:

Experience working within a Ministry of Defence/Royal Naval environment

Product safety or systems safety experience gained from a complex engineering environment

Understanding of MoD safety management activities and processes, e.g. DSA01.1, DSA02.DLSR, DEF STAN 00-051, 00-055, 00-056 and the ALARP process

The ability to carry out and analyse results of studies such as Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA), Failure Mode Effects & Critical Analysis (FMECA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), to gather evidence to support the production of a safety case

Experience in conducting Risk Management in accordance with Def Stan 00-56

Exposure to IEC 61508 (Functional Safety of electrical / electronic / programmable electronic safety-related systems)

An understanding of the BowTie methodology and ability to produce BowTie diagrams

An understanding of Goal Structuring Notation (GSN)

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Portsmouth

Rate: £77.10 / per hour

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


administrator

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • Up to £21000 per annum + pension, healthcare

To provide client, sales and resourcing support services within the recruitment team. To provide regular contact and support/care services to contractors currently onsite as well as keeping in touch with past permanent placements. To support Recruitment Consultants/Account Managers in the preparation of quotations for extensions, statements of work and information to support bids/tenders and other sales activities.

Exciting opportunity for an Administrator to join the recruitment team at aap3, based in Central Southampton (hybrid working offered).

Key responsibilities:

Contractor/Permanent Care:

Working in support of Account Managers and Recruitment Consultants to provide the following services:

  • Regular/monthly contractor/permanent placement care and support – contacting placed candidates to discuss assignments, ensure satisfaction with services provided by aap3, and identify potential opportunities to leverage aap3 recruitment and IT services.
  • To operate as a trusted alternative point of contact for any contractor/permanent queries.
  • To ensure contractors on billing are fully aware of the contractor payment schedule; to inform and encourage timely submission of timesheets/invoices.
  • Follow-up with clients in order to secure necessary paperwork and authorisation for start dates.
  • To ensure all required contractor documentation is acquired in accordance with company requirements, industry best practice and ISO requirements.
  • Monitor and inform Recruitment Consultants/Account Managers of upcoming contract completions and potential extensions.
  • Ensuring that you create and deliver the ultimate customer/client care, by running reports on contractor satisfaction and tracking reoccurring problems etc.
  • Attending client site meetings with client managers and placed candidates in support of the contractor/permanent care offering when required.
  • Provide other ad hoc supportive services to Account Managers, Consultants, and placed candidates as required.

Sales Support:

  • Support the gathering of information and creation of documentation to contribute to recruitment bids and tenders.
  • Assist in the preparation quotations for contract extensions.
  • Assisting in the creation of statements of work
  • Support the creation of internal documentation in order to enable formal contractual paperwork to be raised. Supporting effective communication to all relevant parties

Our office is a 5-10 min walk from Southampton Central train station. There is car parking immediately outside the office. We offer hybrid, flexible working. If you have a strong administrative background or a background in recruitment and would be intersted to learn more, please do get in touch

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Multi-Cloud Senior Consultant

  • Berkshire
  • Contract
  • £680 - £690 per day

Multi Cloud Senior Technical Consultant 3 month extendable contract opportunity for a Multi Cloud Senior Technical Consultant. In this role you will work with their global clients on client facing technical delivery of Multi Cloud Solutions.

Multi Cloud Senior Technical Consultant

3 month extendable contract opportunity for a Multi Cloud Senior Technical Consultant.

In this role you will work with their global client base on client-facing technical delivery of Multi Cloud Solutions.

Proven hands on experience in client-facing multi cloud (Azure, AWS, Google or OpenStack), IT Infrastructure, landing zones, scripts, networking, security and cloud best practise is sought.

Key Experience sought:

  • Degree calibre candidate with Cloud and similar accreditations
  • Extensive hands-on experience using Cloud services: Networking, Windows/Linux virtual machines, Container, Storage, ELB, Auto Scaling, Serverless Architecture, SQL DB/DW and Analytics Service.
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options (Microsoft Azure, AWS or GCP)
  • Expert in defining, designing and developing distributed and scalable products and services, including reusable domain-specific microservices on multi-platform /hybrid clouds (such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, VMware or OpenStack)
  • Deep understanding of Application, Infrastructure and security architecture and non-functional aspects like Performance, Scalability, Reliability, Availability etc
  • Knowledge in Databases (Mysql, MongoDB) would be a plus.
  • Working awareness of Linux/Unix environments and scripting languages like Python, Perl, and Shell.
  • Ability to review deployment and delivery pipelines i.e., implement initiatives to minimize chances of failure, identify bottlenecks and troubleshoot issues.
  • Experience in designing and building solutions to migrate data and process it.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills by leveraging the latest trends in technologies such as cloud, AI, and big data
  • Handle ambiguity and able to move forward with imperfect information and get things done in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience in customer facing technical delivery of cloud (Openstack , Azure, AWS, Google). Experience in Multi-cloud deliverables with a proven record.
  • Bringing your 5 years’ experience in IT Infrastructure engineering and supporting cloud based infrastructure and your knowledge of Landing zones, scripts, networking, security and multi-cloud best practise.

Key responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the presales and sales teams to identify additional revenue.
  • Contribute to RFP technical and solution responses
  • Technically support presales to close deals utilizing your knowledge on solutions
  • Provide customer facing expertise on multiple platforms and services e.g (VMware, Openstack, AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Maintain and improve cloud platform infrastructure and ability to configure auto-scaling, terraform, ansible etc…
  • Find solutions to problems that disrupt availability, performance and stability
  • Suggest ways to improve and reduce Cloud operational costs with adaptive performance tuning
  • Provide technical leadership in provisioning and maintaining a multi-tenant hybrid cloud infrastructure.
  • Cloud migrations – audit, migrate and perform post migration analysis where required.
  • Compose, publish and manage IT documentation.
  • Participation in disaster recovery solution design, implementation and testing.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Project Coordinator

  • London
  • Permanent
  • £30000.00 - £35000 per annum

AAP3 is looking to add a Project Coordinator to be based out of London in order to work for with one of or major customers.

AAP3 is looking to add a Project Coordinator to be based out of London in order to work for with one of or major customers.

The Project Coordinator’s responsibilities will include:

  • Compiling reports and coordinating submission
  • Building and maintaining online databases of information
  • Perform various administrative and functional tasks such as creating and maintaining project documents and schedules, ensuring that team members and other contributors are on schedule and compiling summaries for all those who are involved
  • Responsible for conference, meeting and workshop planning and execution
  • Coordinating projects that include all aspects of project planning, target date execution, and repeated communication to internal and external stakeholders
  • The occasional possibility of some light travel once a quarter.

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Senior Cloud Consultant

  • Berkshire
  • Contract
  • £655.00 - £675.00 per day

Senior Cloud Consultant Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity working remotely. The role will be an initial 3 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deliver multi cloud technical solutions to internal and external customers.

Senior Cloud Consultant

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity working remotely.

The role will be an initial 3 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deliver multi cloud technical solutions to internal and external customers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the presales and sales teams to identify additional revenue.
  • Contribute to RFP technical and solution responses
  • Technically support presales to close deals utilizing your knowledge on solutions
  • Provide customer facing expertise on multiple platforms and services e.g (VMware, Openstack, AWS, Azure, Google)
  • Maintain and improve cloud platform infrastructure and ability to configure auto-scaling, terraform, ansible etc…
  • Find solutions to problems that disrupt availability, performance and stability
  • Suggest ways to improve and reduce Cloud operational costs with adaptive performance tuning
  • Provide technical leadership in provisioning and maintaining a multi-tenant hybrid cloud infrastructure.
  • Cloud migrations – audit, migrate and perform post migration analysis where required.
  • Compose, publish and manage IT documentation.
  • Participation in disaster recovery solution design, implementation and testing.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Extensive hands-on experience using Cloud services: Networking, Windows/Linux virtual machines, Container, Storage, ELB, Auto Scaling, Serverless Architecture, SQL DB/DW and Analytics Service.
  • Deep understanding of cloud computing and data technologies, business drivers, emerging computing trends, and deployment options (Microsoft Azure, AWS or GCP)
  • Expert in defining, designing and developing distributed and scalable products and services, including reusable domain-specific microservices on multi-platform /hybrid clouds (such as Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud, VMware or OpenStack)
  • Deep understanding of Application, Infrastructure and security architecture and non-functional aspects like Performance, Scalability, Reliability, Availability etc
  • Knowledge in Databases (Mysql, MongoDB) would be a plus.
  • Working awareness of Linux/Unix environments and scripting languages like Python, Perl, and Shell.
  • Ability to review deployment and delivery pipelines i.e., implement initiatives to minimize chances of failure, identify bottlenecks and troubleshoot issues.
  • Experience in designing and building solutions to migrate data and process it.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and technical problem-solving skills by leveraging the latest trends in technologies such as cloud, AI, and big data
  • Handle ambiguity and able to move forward with imperfect information and get things done in a rapidly changing environment
  • Experience in customer facing technical delivery of cloud (Openstack , Azure, AWS, Google). Experience in Multi-cloud deliverables with a proven record.

  • Bringing your 5 years’ experience in IT Infrastructure engineering and supporting cloud based infrastructure and your knowledge of Landing zones, scripts, networking, security and multi-cloud best practise.

QUALIFICATIONS:

BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant field

Cloud accreditation on any or all AWS, Azure and Google

Agile and Scrum awareness

Customer technical facing experience

Language: English, French beneficial

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Due to current Covid restrictions work will be remote. Once restrictions relax then travel may be required to customer site but that will be discussed as required.

Rate: £675.00 per day (INSIDE IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Sales Executive

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £25000 - £35000 per annum + commission, pension, healthcare

Have you ever thought about becoming a Recruitment Consultant? Due to continued growth, aap3 in Southampton are looking for candidates with potential. Current team members come from varied backgrounds with a mix of sales, telesales, customer service, account management and marketing skills. Technical training is provided but you must come in to the company with a genuine interest in joining the Recruitment industry, honesty and a passion to provide the best service possible to your clients.

Have you ever thought about becoming a Recruitment Consultant? Due to continued growth, aap3 in Southampton are looking for candidates with potential. Current team members come from varied backgrounds with a mix of sales, telesales, customer service, account management and marketing skills. Technical training is provided but you must come in to the company with a genuine interest in joining the Recruitment industry, honesty and a passion to provide the best service possible to your clients. We predominately recruit within the IT and Engineering sectors so an interest in these areas is certainly an advantage. Let aap3 Recruitment help you build a career in Recruitment that you can build on for the rest of your life.

Our main office is based in Central Southampton within walking distance of the train station and several car parks. We are also open to flexible, remote working. If you are interested to learn more please send a copy of your CV to d.clayden@aap3.com and n.fooks@aap3.com and we will call you or alternatively give us a call on 02380 762 824 and we can discuss the opportunities available

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


recruitment consultant

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, commission

Due to expansion and plans to grow the aap3 recruitment team we are now looking for an additional experienced recruitment consultant. You will have knowledge or a real desire to work in one of our three specialist areas, Defence, Engineering or IT. The role includes training by technical experts, access to the latest tools and the ability to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial under a well-known brand and in an established team. Our office is based in central Southampton

Due to expansion and plans to grow the aap3 recruitment team we are now looking for an additional experienced recruitment consultant. You will have knowledge or a real desire to work in one of our three specialist areas, Defence, Engineering or IT. The role includes training by technical experts, access to the latest tools and the ability to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial under a well-known brand and in an established team.

Our office is based in central Southampton within walking distance of the train station and near to several car parks. Flexible working options can be discussed

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Recruitment Consultant

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £25000 - £35000 per annum + pension, healthcare

Due to expansion and plans to grow the aap3 recruitment team we are now looking for an additional experienced recruitment consultant. You will have knowledge or a real desire to work in one of our three specialist areas, Defence, Engineering or IT. The role includes training by technical experts, access to the latest tools and the ability to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial under a well-known brand and in an established team.

Due to expansion and plans to grow the aap3 recruitment team we are now looking for an additional experienced recruitment consultant. You will have knowledge or a real desire to work in one of our three specialist areas, Defence, Engineering or IT. The role includes training by technical experts, access to the latest tools and the ability to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial under a well-known brand and in an established team.

Our office is based in central Southampton within walking distance of the train station and near to several car parks. Flexible working options can be discussed. Salary flexible dependent on expereince

If you are interested to learn more or to apply, please send a copy of your CV to d.clayden@aap3.com & n.fooks@aap3.com or give us a call on 02380 762 824

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment