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Client FAQ’s

  • How do I know that Strongfield’s Candidates will offer the Skills we need?

    We will listen to your plans and needs - and we’ll work with you, to develop a Job Spec that precisely matches the Profile you're looking for from your new Colleague(s).  With 30 years specialist Recruitment experience behind us, our global network of potential Candidates extends worldwide and includes more than a million qualified Personnel.  Whichever Sector or Seniority you're planning to Recruit or Contract within, we know the people you want to reach – and we understand why they’re the right fit, because we understand what their role will be, the culture of your Operation and because we ask what attitude and approach your new Colleagues should bring to the Team.

  • How Will Strongfield Work For Me?

    Whenever you include us in your hiring deliberations, you can be certain that we’ll secure the qualified and experienced Colleague(s) you plan to bring into your Team.  After making sure we understand fully your Company, its style and needs - and who you'd prefer to employ, we’ll draw the details of your own Job Spec/Overview and everything we discuss together with our own knowledge and understanding, to present you with a draft Strongfield Job Spec for approval.  To secure the right person, we'll adopt a ripple across the pond approach.  Our global network reaches over a million employees.  We'll first identify then contact individual Candidates with the correct outline skills for the position, inviting them to apply.  We'll also draw from our in-house database and social media connections to invite Applications and/or Referrals.  Finally, if needed, we'll use proven jobsites to reach new names.  Be assured, we will shortlist most carefully and you will only receive the files of Candidates who match your needs in all ways.

    Please link to our Programme Workflows if you’d like to understand the step by step details of our Service.

  • Does Strongfield Provide High Quality, Professional Services?

    Yes.  Every day, we’ll be working to receive a high quality of response at the end of your Hiring Programme, so please tell us what you need at each step.  We’re here to secure your new Colleague(s) and we’ll adjust everything we can to achieve that.  Across your Hiring Programme, we’ll keep you fully updated and informed – and we’ll send a selection of Candidate files for you to review and choose from. 

    You make the final hiring decisions, so you’re in control at every step. 

  • Can we receive a copy of your Terms and Conditions?

    Absolutely. Just ask and we’ll be happy to send a copy to your Company email address.  We’ll first ask you to explain a little about your personnel development plans, so we can send you the appropriate Terms and Conditions.


  • How much do you charge?

    Please contact us if you’d like a quote and we’ll be pleased to provide all the details you need.  We work openly and honestly throughout, so there are never any hidden costs or charges at any time.  

Candidate FAQ’s

  • How much does Strongfield charge candidates to help find them a new job?

    Absolutely nothing.  We charge the Hiring Company for our Services. Absolutely nothing.  We charge the Hiring Company for our Services.


  • What does CV actually mean?

    CV is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase Curriculum Vitae which, roughly translated, means Story of Life.  You may be familiar with CV, Curriculum, Resume or Bio-Data; they all mean the same thing and each is your opportunity to convey your skills, experience, attitude, approach and the value you can bring to your potential new Employer. 

  • How do I send a copy of my CV/Resume to you?

    Please send your CV to Candidates@Strongfield.com or use the Submit Your CV link.  Every CV is logged into the Strongfield database and you’ll receive an emailed acknowledgement from us within a few days.  Please don’t send any supporting documents or references until we ask for them, which we will do if any application you’ve made is well received by our Client(s). 

  • If I apply for a job, will I receive a reply and updates about my application?

    Yes.  We will carefully match the skills, background and knowledge that our Clients ask for with your own experience.  If we don’t feel that your offer the Profile our Client prefers to hire, we’ll send an email to let you know.  If we shortlist you, you’ll also hear from us – letting you know how we’ll all move forward together. 

  • How long will I wait, to find out if I’m going to be invited for an Interview?

    That always depends on the availability of our Client.  We send first files to them within a few days but if our Client is away on business or if their programme is delayed for any other reason (extreme weather, holidays, religious observance, etc) the Programme can take some time.  

  • How Many Times Can I Apply for the same Job?

    You can apply as often as you like, but we read every single CV/Resume that we receive (which also means we can suggest any alternative or additional Vacancies that might be of interest to you) so you only need to apply once - even if you see the same Vacancy posted in more than one location.  If you do apply more than once, we simply delete the second and subsequent applications from you (unless we agree to proceed together with more than one Job Vacancy). 

  • Can I apply for a Job through Strongfield plus any other Recruitment Company - and even directly to the Hiring Company - at the same time?

    You can apply through any route(s) that you choose but if you are qualified as required, your CV/Resume will land on the desk of the Hiring Manager at the Company.  It is an unwritten, global rule that whichever source your CV first came from is the only one that counts.  If, for example, you first applied through Strongfield and then for a second time with another Recruitment Company, that second application will have no value if Strongfield has already presented your Resume to the Hiring Manager - they will only progress your Application with Strongfield.  The same is true if you also apply directly to the Hiring Company either before or after using an Agency.  We recommend that you decide which Recruitment Agency best serves your needs per Vacancy then concentrate your efforts on applying only through that route.   

  • What’s a QSF?

    We’ve designed a one-page Qualifications Summary Form (QSF) which we send to Pilots and other Technical Candidates.  It’s a very simple form that takes less than 5 minutes to complete and it asks you to break down your recent experience – plus any special questions that we may need to ask on our Clients’ behalf. 

  • How Do We Manage Candidate Applications?

    Each Job Spec is published with a unique Strongfield Job ID

    •  We invite qualified Candidates whose details are registered in the Strongfield CV Database to apply
    • Contacts across the Strongfield Global Network are invited to apply and/or make personal recommendations (we’ll pay a Finder’s Fee if a friend you recommend is hired for a named Job)
    •  If you're not already part of our Network you’ll usually find our Jobs on proven Jobsites and the Vacancies page of the Strongfield website - but do give serious thought to registering with us because we often manage confidential Vacancies; you can send your CV to Candidates@Strongfield.com at any time

    Candidate Shortlists

    • Qualified Candidates are asked to provide their up to date CV and, optionally, a photo. If the role requires a 2 stage application process, eg Pilots, Cabin Crew, Engineers and other Technical Personnel, we’ll ask each Candidate to complete our Qualifications Summary Form (QSF); a brief overview of their experience on type. 
    •  All files are reviewed and those who meet or exceed our Clients’ stated minimums are included in our first Long-list
    •  A Short-list of Candidates who most ideally match the Client’s preferred Candidate Profile is then finalised: Skills, Career Background, Attitude and Approach are all taken into consideration (Don’t Forget! We only know what your CV and Cover Letter tell us about you at that stage!)
    •    Candidates who are being submitted for consideration by our Clients are advised that this is happening and we let them know the outcome of their Application (good or bad) as soon as the Hiring Manager advises us of their Feedback
    •    We’ll then ask for copies of your Supporting Documents if the Hiring Manager would like to learn more about your qualifications
    •  At every stage, Candidates who do not meet the required criteria, receive a standard email advising them that they have been unsuccessful

    Interviews & Offers

    •  If our Client would like to conduct an initial Telephone, Skype and/or Face-to-Cafe Interview with you, we’ll liaise and manage everything needed to support you, including appropriate Interview preparation and travel arrangements, as necessary
    •   Each Candidate is encouraged to call us after their Interview, to provide their own Feedback
    • Client Feedback is also obtained and future actions taken accordingly; if all goes well that usually includes Offer Negotiations, Contract Issue and Signature, Visa Applications then Travel and Reporting Arrangements.  We’ll support you right through to the day you first report for work and as you settle in.
    • Unsuccessful Interviewees are advised, with any pertinent comments passed on to them 

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© 2024 Strongfield. All rights reserved. Privacy Notice | Quality Policy

Privacy Notice

25th May 2018 (v1.2)

Policy for processing personal data

1. Introduction / Background

Strongfield (STL) is an international group with its head-office in the UK, that provides specialist technology based products, consultancy & recruitment solutions to our clients and candidates primarily across Aerospace, Defence, Aviation, Automotive and Advanced Engineering sectors. Strongfield operates from companies across UK, USA, Canada, India & China as well as through key strategic partnerships across the globe. In 2008, Strongfield also merged with Betts Recruitment to provide enhanced services to the Aviation market.

STL must process personal data so that we can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data controller.

Relating to this Privacy Notice, the “Company” shall mean the following UK companies:- Strongfield Technologies Ltd, Strongfield Aviation plc & Milfoam International Ltd. (Strongfield Consultants is a trading name of Strongfield Aviation plc)

STL is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy notice outlines our approach regarding the collection and processing of any personal data we collect from you or you provide to us.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a new regulation which replaces the Data Protection Regulation (Directive 95/46/EC). The Regulation aims to harmonise data protection legislation across EU member states, enhancing privacy rights for individuals and providing a strict framework within which commercial organisations can legally operate.

This notice applies to the personal data of our candidates, clients, suppliers, website users, and other people we may contact / interact with.

2. Lawful purpose for maintaining possession of data

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) requirement is that possession of data may only be maintained on the basis of having a lawful purpose for doing so.

Accordingly, the following lawful basis is applied by STL when maintaining and processing information in respect of the data subjects for whom data is held and processed by STL:

(a) Legitimate interests:

the processing of personal data is necessary for STL’s legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party unless there is a good reason to protect the individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.

(b) Consent:

the individual has given clear consent for STL to process their personal data for a specific purpose.

(c) Contract:

the processing of personal data is necessary for a contract STL has with the individual, or because they have asked STL to take specific steps before entering into a contract.

(d) Legal obligation:

the processing of personal data is necessary for STL to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).

3. What kind of personal data do we collect?

We may collect information about you if you contact / interact with us or register on our systems or databases which may include your personal data. Our aim is to demonstrate that we we process data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals.

The legal bases we rely upon to offer our services to you are as follows;

3.1 Candidate Data

We process data belonging to Candidates who are Job Seekers engaging with us for work finding services or career support; and Placed Candidates who are placed into employment or temporary/contract assignments.

We collect Candidate Data in three ways:

1. Personal data that a Candidate gives to us
2. Personal data that we receive from other sources (such as referees or LinkedIn, job sites/boards)
3. Personal data that we collect automatically (e.g. through our website, newsletters or other marketing material)

3.1.1 Job Seekers

The information we may collect from a Job Seeker in order to find them a suitable role or provide career support may include:

• Name
• Address
• Email address/s (personal and work)
• Telephone number/s

• CV / work history
• Job preferences including role, geographical areas and salary/rate

• A log about of certain communications by social media, email and telephone about a potential role / job seeker current status
• Education and training certificates


We obtain Candidate Data from a Job Seeker for the purpose and legitimate interest of finding the Job Seeker temporary work/employment, fulfilling a contract with the Client to whom the Candidate is or may be introduced and to carry out our obligations as a compliant recruitment business/agency.

Personal data obtained is stored only on the basis that there is a legitimate interest & expectation of the need of our services prior to entering into a fully executed contract/agreement.

3.1.2 Placed Candidates

Information that we may collect from Placed Candidates who we have placed into employment or temporary/contract assignments (in addition to the above) can include:

• Marital Status
• Gender
• Date of birth

• Passport
• Work permits and/ or visas
• National insurance number
• Bank details
• Medical information
• References
• Financial information
• A log of certain communications by social media, email and telephone

• Details of job offers and placements
• Outcome of criminal record checks and security clearance (for certain roles)


Personal data obtained is stored on the basis that there is a Contract and therefore a lawful basis, need & obligation for the data retention during the contract.

3.2 Client and Supplier Data

We collect Client and Supplier data in three ways:

1. Personal data that we receive directly from the Client or Supplier (either by phone, email or through our consultants’ business development / sales activities
2. Personal data that we received from other sources (due diligence checks, market intelligence, delegate lists at relevant events, candidates)
3. Personal data we collect automatically (e.g. through our website, newsletters or other marketing material)

The information we may collect from a Client or Supplier can include:

• Name
• Address
• Email address/s (personal and work)
• Telephone number/s (personal and work)
• Due diligence & ISO quality management checks
• Company Details
• Financial information

Consent to process Client and Supplier data is obtained solely on the basis of fulfilling the services required, or may be required, during execution of Contract / agreement with the Client or Supplier.

3.3 Prospective Clients & Suppliers

As part of our marketing and business development / sales activities, we will obtain, store and process in a secure manner, the data from representatives of Prospective Clients & Suppliers.

We collect Prospective Client & Supplier data in three ways:

1. Personal data that we receive directly (either by phone, email or through our consultants’ business development activities)
2. Personal data that we received from other sources (due diligence checks, market intelligence, delegate lists at relevant events, candidates)
3. Personal data we collect automatically (e.g. through our website, newsletter or other marketing material)

The information we may collect from a Prospective Client or Supplier can include:

• Name
• Address
• Email address (work)
• Telephone number (work)
• Company Details

Personal data of Prospective Client & Suppliers is stored on the basis that there is a legitimate interest & prospect of the need of our services/solutions prior to entering into a fully executed contract/agreement.

Where there is no prospect of entering into a services/consultancy contract, supply/distribution agreement we will obtain explicit consent to store the personal data on our database solely for the potential marketing and business development purposes in the future.

4. How do we use your information?

Candidate Data

The main reasons for us using and processing Candidates’ personal data is to help them find employment and assignments which may be suitable for them. Collecting Candidates’ data allows us to better respond to their individual needs and personalise their experience. We may also use Candidate information to improve our systems based on their feedback, improve customer service and to send periodic emails & posts with information and updates.

Client Data

The main reason for us using and processing information about our Clients is to ensure that our services can be targeted in a meaningful way and agreements can be fully implemented to ensure a smooth business relationship. The more accurate information we have from our Clients, the better the service we can provide to them.

Supplier Data

The main reason for us processing Supplier information is to ensure that contract agreements between us can be fully implemented to ensure a smooth business relationship and to comply with any legal requirements.

Prospect Client and Supplier Data

The main reason for us using information about prospect Clients and Suppliers is for potential marketing and business development / sales purposes in the future.

5. Website - Users and Cookies

When you visit our website, there is certain information that we may automatically collect. This can include your IP address, the date, time and frequency with which you access the website and the way you browse our content. We will also collect data from when you contact us via the website including our live chat function.

We use data from users to improve their experience on our website, for example we may analyse your job search criteria to help us show you our recent jobs that we think you may be interested in. If you are a Candidate or Client, we may use your user data from our website to enhance our communication with you.

‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information which are stored in your computer. They are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your computer system. We use cookies to track your activity on our website which enables us to tailor your preferences and options when you navigate our website. We can also use cookies to analyse website traffic and for advertising. To alter the way you accept cookies, please change your settings in your web browser.

6. Who do we share your personal data with?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in conducting our business or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential and compliant with the latest GDPR. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our Company policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.

7. How do we protect your information?

We understand how important it is to protect your personal information and we will always use our best efforts to take necessary precautions to prevent unauthorized access to, and misuse of, your personal data.

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when we enter, submit, hold or access your personal information. We ensure that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal data such secure electronic data storage (inhouse & cloud based servers), routine backup systems, anti-virus/malware protections and encryption where appropriate. We regularly review our technical controls & security measures and constantly monitor potential risks.

We also ensure that only authorised personnel have access to your data and that they are appropriately trained to manage your personal information.

8. How long do we keep your information for?

We retain Placed Candidate, Client and Supplier Data securely throughout the duration of a contract/agreement, Contract of Services or temporary assignment/employment placement until the end of such an agreement, for a maximum of 7 years after completion to comply with our legal / financial / audit obligations.

If we do not have an assignment contract, temporary employment or supply/distribution agreement with you and we have not had any contact with you for a period of at least 3 years, we will delete your personal data from our systems unless we believe that the law requires us to keep his information.

Where there is no prospect of entering into such a contract/agreement, we may also obtain explicit consent (via email communication or consent via our website) to store the personal data on our database solely for potential marketing and business development purposes in the future. On obtaining such consent we will retain your data for a maximum of 5 years.

9. How can you access, amend or take back the personal data that you have given us?

If we hold your personal data, you have rights which allow you to have control of how we use your data or if you would like us to stop processing your personal data. In some circumstances, we may be legally obliged to return your personal data for audit purposes, however these can be discussed with you depending on your requirements.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you are granted the following rights:

• Right to be informed

• Right of access

• Right to rectification

• Right to erasure

• Right to restrict processing

• Right to data portability

• Right to object

• Rights related to automated decision making


For more detailed information on your rights. Please read the relevant guidance issued by the ICO at: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

We may ask you to verify your identity or ask for more information about your request. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may decline your request, but we will explain why if we do so. We will respond to all requests within one month or receipt of your request.

10. How do we store and transfer your data internationally?

All Candidate, Client and Supplier data will be obtained, stored and processed in a secure manner on our CRM, Payroll and ERP system/databases.

STL is a global organisation whereby we are able to deliver our services globally. In order for us to be able to continue delivering our service, we may be required to transfer or store your data internationally. Currently our data is stored in our UK Head Office location but is accessible remotely in our global offices./locations.

11. Contacting Us

• By Email:

Please contact us by email at compliance@strongfield.com.

• By Post:

Alternatively, please send your request:to

Strongfield (Group of Companies)

Data Protection Officer
Strongfield House

Unit2, 89 Manor Farm Road
Wembley, Middlesex


If you would like us to stop retaining your data, you can request the Erasure of your data by contacting our Data Protection Officer (details listed above).

If you would like to make a complaint about how we process your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer (details listed above).

If you are not happy with how we have dealt with your request, you should contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

12. Changes to this Privacy Notice

This notice may change from time to time. If we make any significant changes to this notice, we will publicise these changes clearly on our website. Please check back frequently to see any updates.