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Please be aware that there is an increase to the national Minimum wage as of 1st April 2017. The National Minimum Wage rate per hour depends on your age and whether you’re an apprentice.

25 and over       21-24            18-20          Under 18        Apprentice

Current rate: 2016   –           £7.20               £6.95            £5.55          £4.00             £3.40

From 1st April 2017 –           £7.50               £7.05            £5.60          £4.05             £3.50

Welcome – Hayley O’Neill

Posted by | 27/01/2017 | Latest News

We would like to welcome Hayley O’Neill on board at Totally Recruitment.

Hayley opted to alter her career path somewhat to try her hand at Recruitment. This is something that she had contemplated for while before finding the right opportunity to fully commit to her change of direction.

Prior to the switch, Hayley worked within a large banking organisation as part of the corporate recoveries team. Her role was to manage a large portfolio of clients and she had the responsibility to drive down the debt as much as possible leaving a positive outcome for both the Bank and customer.

We feel Hayley has lots of excellent transferable skills, having to deal with people on all levels along with great customer service and communication skills to negotiate the best deals and outcomes.

Hayley has joined our Garretts Green office as a Recruitment Consultant, her aim is to assist in developing our Industrial, Transport and Commercial business. Hayley’s skills and proactive approach will strengthen our team greatly moving forward.





Welcome – Rachel Babington

Posted by | 17/11/2016 | Latest News

We would like to welcome Rachel Babington on board at Totally Recruitment.

Prior to joining Totally Recruitment, Rachel had previous experience within the recruitment industry, this being mainly within the industrial sector.

Sourcing candidates along with building and developing relationships with new & existing clients is something that Rachel very much enjoys about her role.

Rachel’s challenge with Totally Recruitment is to utilise her ready-made skills and assist with the development of the Black Country office. Albeit her experiences are generally industrial related, Rachel is very keen to take on a challenge to expand into other sectors.

We look forward to seeing some positive times ahead for Rachel.


We are pleased to announce that Mitchell Heaven has successfully completed his 12 month apprenticeship period with Totally Recruitment and has now been offered a full time contract with us.

Mitchell has worked very hard during his apprenticeship term and was praised highly by the training company for his efforts and contribution to the various modules he had to complete during the period.

On the job itself, Mitchell has progressed very well and gained confidence in his abilities to develop his skills within his payroll & administrational duties. He is now raring to go with furthering his career with Totally recruitment.

Well done Mitchell




We are proud to announce the need to expand our Black Country office and can confirm that we have now re-Located our office previously located in Smethwick to its new location in Oldbury, West Midlands.

This move gives us the much needed extra space and modern facilities along with a great location for us to progress in.

We are located right next door to Sandwell & Dudley Train Station, there are also great links with buses and the nearest bus stops are literally outside and opposite our location.

Our telephone number will not alter and is still – 0121 558 5630

Our new address is:
Totally Recruitment Limited
Suite 4, Pure Offices,
Broadwell Road,
West Midlands,
B69 4BY


Totally Recruitment will be re-locating its Smethwick/Black Country office to a new location central to the Oldbury area.

The move will take place 22/9/16 & 23/9/16. We will keep you posted very soon of the new address details.

The telephone number will remain the same on 0121 558 5630.

Welcome – Mitchell Heaven

Posted by | 03/11/2015 | Latest News

Welcome on board to Mitchell Heaven who has recently joined the Team @ Totally on an apprenticeship scheme.

This is Mitchell’s first job albeit he has had work experience within an office environment, his enthusiasm and confidence at interview made it an easy decision for us to offer an opportunity and career to  him.

Mitchell’s role within the business will start initially with administrational functions and payroll support with a view to us offering him more challenging tasks when he’s settled in of which we are certain he will grasp with both hands.

Mitchell has already passed the ‘TEA’ test with flying colours… 🙂




How changes in the driving licence will affect your business

The driving licence counterpart was introduced in 1998 to display information that could not fit on the photocard driving licence. It includes penalty point information and provisional vehicle entitlements. After 17 years of dutifully doing its job the counterpart will be abolished on 8 June 2015.

This means that from the 8 June 2015, DVLA will stop issuing the paper counterpart and those currently in circulation will no longer have any legal status and should be destroyed.

The reason for abolishing the counterpart is to reduce the burden on motorists. For most drivers there simply isn’t a need to have this information on a piece of paper when it is now freely and easily available online. It also saves drivers from paying £20 to replace a lost or damaged counterpart.

There are of course a vast number of businesses and organisations that currently check the counterpart to ensure their employees are legal to drive and meet their insurance requirements.

Before the counterpart goes DVLA will provide new online driving licence enquiry services in addition to those currently available by phone, post and intermediary. This range of old and new services will allow for driving licence checks to continue after the 8 June.
The first new online service is called ‘Share Driving Licence’. This allows a driver to go online and generate a unique, one-time ‘check code’ that they then share with their employer.

The employer may then use the ‘check code’ with the last 8 digits of the driving licence number to view the driver’s entitlements and penalty points. This free, 24/7 service will be available this spring via GOV.UK

For those who would prefer driver data to be displayed or interpreted directly using their own software, DVLA is developing its Access to Driver Data’ service. The service acts as a business to business interface (API) to provide the latest relevant driving licence information with the consent of the driver.

You can keep up to date with progress of the abolition of the counterpart on DVLA’s GOV.UK campaign page at

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NEW OFFICE ‘BLACK COUNTRY’ Open from today – 9th March 2015

The Team at Totally Recruitment are extremely pleased to announce the opening of our ‘2nd Office’ as of today – Monday 9th March 2015.

This is located at Suite 514, Hawthorns House, Halfords Lane, Smethwick B66 1BB

Tel: 0121 558 5630

New year – New job?

Posted by | 18/12/2014 | Latest News


Its approaching that time of the year again where New Years resolutions are to be made, this often includes considering finding a new job.

If you or anyone you know may be looking for a new job opportunities soon please get in contact with us on 0121 508 5930 or email your CV to

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