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Welcome – Rachel Babington

Posted by | 17/11/2016 | Latest News

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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.


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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




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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


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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

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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… :)




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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

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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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Driving licence changes – your questions answered

Obsolete from 01/01/15

Here’s our at-a-glance guide to all you need know about driving licence-related changes, fines and other pitfalls that are just waiting to spoil your day.

So what’s the big change?
Unlike the tax disc, your driving licence isn’t being abolished entirely – just the paper counterpart that goes with your photocard.

When is this happening?
The changes take effect from January 1, 2015…

What else do I have to do?
Nothing. Providing your details are correct and up to date, your photocard is all you’ll need.

I don’t have a photocard – just an old paper licence. Do I destroy it?
No! If you have an old-style paper licence issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998, you should not destroy it. Furthermore, the green paper licence remains legal and – providing the details are correct – you’re under no obligation to change it to a photo-based version. If you do want to upgrade, though, this can be done for free if you are changing your address, name or adding a driving entitlement . Otherwise, with no change of details, it’ll cost you £20.00.

How can I see information about my licence now?
The paper counterpart of your driving licence can be used to tell you how many penalty points you have, when they expire, what classes of vehicles you can drive and when the document itself will expire. So, how will you be able view this vital information once the paper part of your licence disappears? Most of this information is available on the back of the photocard, but is not that clear and easy to read. To help address this, the DVLA has launched its online ‘View Driving Record’ service, which lets you see the data you need by entering your driving licence number, national insurance number and postcode.

Hold on – employers or car hire firms need to see this information, too?
Very true. Many interested parties – such as employers and holiday hire car firms – will want to see the paper counterpart to prove you haven’t got a record for instantly becoming a homicidal psychopath once behind the wheel. Obviously, this won’t be possible with the abolition of the paper counterpart, so the DVLA is developing a new online service to provide your real-time driving data to those who have a genuine reason to request it. The information will only be provided with the knowledge of the licence holder.

I’ve moved and need to change my address… how can I?
The paper counterpart allows you to change your address, so abolishing it could cause confusion for motorists who’ve just moved home and find the additional cost of a £1000 fine somewhat distressing. Not a problem, simply use the DVLA’s online service to change your address.
Change your address: UPdate your driving licence here

Is that it, then?
Yep! It’s not a huge change, but keeping abreast of such changes will ensure you avoid any problems when hiring a car or checking your validity to drive other types of vehicles. This in turn could save you large amounts of cash in fines.

In fact, many motorists will find the changes helpful by cutting the amount of documents they need to carry while travelling both in the UK and abroad.

Black Country Chamber

Posted by | 04/11/2014 | Latest News

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With further continuing with our Networking opportunities, Totally Recruitment are please to announce we are now members of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, we very much look forward to the benefits this memebrships brings to our business.

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