About The Job working with Kartell UK

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Who are Kartell UK?

Kartell UK was established in 2008 and developed in association with Co┼čkunöz Radyatör to become the sales, marketing and distribution arm in the UK, Ireland and France. With a focus on an innovative and forward thinking approach to radiator supply, Kartell UK Ltd is fast becoming one of the key suppliers and leading brands to the UK, Irish and French heating markets.


The Partnership

About The Job (ATJ) was selected to aid Kartell UK with their recruitment needs in March 2018 with a focus on Commercial, Warehouse and Distribution based positions. 

Kartell UK signed up to ATJ's membership service. This is a pay on success model which allows employers to advertise jobs without any upfront costs.

ATJ advertised Kartell UK's jobs via a number of platforms including AboutTheJob.co.uk, AboutTheCVMatch, Facebook, Google4Jobs, Indeed and a network of job boards called Jobg8.com. The combined job seeker audience across these platforms exceeds 400,000+ on any given job advert campaign

In addition to advertising Kartell UK's jobs, ATJ also filtered and qualified candidates CV's (for each job respectively)  before sending them on to the HR Team (and in some instances, Line Managers) at KartelL UK.

Through their own selection process, Kartell UK let ATJ know which of the candidates they would like to interview and the dedicated Account Manager at ATJ arranged the interviews.

Once interviews had taken place, Kartell UK notified ATJ of the candidate they would like to employ and, via their selected ATJ Account Manager, a job offer was put to the candidate. In scenario's were a candidate wasn't found, the advertising process was repeated.

Only then, on the candidates acceptance, was an invoiced raised against the successful placement. 

Positions advertised and filled included:

  • Transport Administrators
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Returns Administrators
  • Sales Administrators
  • IT Assistants
  • Credit Controllers
  • Payroll Administrators
  • Paint Sprayers
  • Tyre Mechanics
  • Van Drivers
  • 7.5 Tonne Drivers
  • Class 2 Drivers
  • Night Loaders
  • Forklift Operators
  • Warehouse Operatives

The Membership Service Costs

There are 3 levels to the membership service. Sign up to the membership includes a free option. However, the higher the sign up fee, the lower the ongoing placement fee/advert cost is. The placement charges reflect the cost of a job advert so there are ZERO % based agency fees to worry about. It's truly a model to suit all budgets.

  1. Option 1 - £249 Sign Up - £749 ongoing placement fee
  2. Option 2 - £495 Sign Up - £649 ongoing placement fee
  3. Option 3 - £999 Sign Up - £495 ongoing placement fee

A Consistently High Performance:

  • In 2018, Kartell UK advertised 29 Jobs with AboutTheJob and 23 successful placements were made. 
  • - That's a 79% success rate
  • In 2019 Kartell UK advertised 21 jobs and 17 Successful placements were made
  • - That's an 81% success rate


About The Job has all the low risk benefits of using an agency but at job advertising prices

If you were to look at recruitment solution alternatives available to Kartell UK, and the average service costs respectively, you could make the following assumptions.

  • The average agency charge is 10% of first year salary (or £2k)
  • The average cost of a local newspaper advert is £598

If Kartell UK were to have utilised a recruitment agency, their recruitment spend for 2018 would have been £46,000. If Kartell UK were to have utilised newspaper advertising, their recruitment spend would have been £13,754 in 2018. 2019 presents a similar picture.


However, due to the nature of About The Job's membership service, Kartell UK spent a total £7,372 on 23 successful placements in 2018. The numbers speak for themselves.

About The Job really likes to take care of its members and Kartell UK were well protected by the terms of the membership. A credit was issued when a candidate left their post within the first 6 weeks. In this instance, About The Job found a replacement free of charge. This happened on 4 occasions in 2018 and twice in 2019.

If you're looking for a recruitment solution that allows you to get maximum exposure on your job advert and then control costs by only paying for the service if a candidate is successfully placed, About The Job's membership service is definitely for you.


Call About The Job's membership line on 01234 910720 or email sales@aboutthejob.co.uk for more details.