TESTIMONIALS

ProDrive for Fleets HGV

“Within a distribution business, driver training can often be overlooked. The driver training course provided by ISM is essential in meeting the challenges in today’s driving environment. The instructor created a supportive and positive atmosphere in increasing driver awareness and reducing the risk factors associated with driving”.
Gary Bradley (Country Manager), RADIONICS LTD
“Very pleased with the course and the trainer’s work with our drivers. It gave the drivers a good insight as to their ability to improve to a safer / greener driving standard.”
Paul Fitzsimons (Transport Manager), VANFLEET TRANSPORT
“ISM’s back up and support is efficient and friendly and all efforts are made to ensure our drivers have their assessments completed before going out on the road. The trainers are all extremely well qualified and the reporting system is clear, concise, detailed and on time.”
Karen Kennedy, HR Department, PAT THE BAKER
“We had never done training based around the drivers fuel efficiency. The trainer was very professional and the reporting system very thorough. They learned many new techniques that contributed to an overall improvement in MPG’s. I am confident we will show good savings over the coming weeks and months. The key for us now is maintaining that standard.”
Tim Murphy, Transport Manager, MURPHY TRANSPORT

Client Testimonials

“I have been working with ISM Recruitment for the past few years. Sarah is the consultant we deal with. She is very efficient and provides an extraordinary service. She is friendly, approachable, helpful and understanding and she demonstrates professionalism and passion in her work. I appreciate her quick response, competence and prompt follow-up to my requirements”.
Margaret Nulty, Network International
“At Calor, our business is very much seasonal based, which means in the winter period we have to supplement our core driver resources with extra staff.
In my dealings with I.S.M Recruitment I have found them to be very professional, supportive, and proactive, in our specific requests and needs”.
John Lambert, Distribution Manager , Calor
“I approached Sarah Adams, ISM Senior Recruitment Consultant because of difficulties in filling seasonal staff positions in Gate Gourmet food stores. Sarah helped us by providing a large number of potential candidates. The result was a regular supply of ISM candidates to fill positions. One thing I liked was her professionalism and quick response time. I would recommend Sarah Adams, ISM Senior recruitment Consultant to companies who need a professional yet friendly recruitment partner”
Eric Kremers, Stores & Purchasing Manager, Gate Gourmet
“ISM Driver Recruitment have been supplying us with both Artic & Rigid Truck Drivers over the last few months and to date we have been very happy with both the level of service and high standard of their pre-assessed drivers (ISM Drive Safe Approved). We look forward to continuing to use their services and would recommend them to others”
Jim Ludlow, Distribution Manager, Brakes Food Services
“ISM Recruitment & Training have been supplying Sam Dennigan & Co with drivers for over a year and to date we have been very happy with the level of service. The high standard and the professionalism of their pre-assessed drivers (ISM Drive Safe Approved) assures us that we are getting the best drivers . We look forward to continuing our good working relationship with ISM and will continue to use their services. We would be very happy to recommend them to other haulage companies”
Ita McDonagh, HR Manager, Sam Dennigan & Co
“Excellent customer service is of paramount importance to Martin Brower Ltd. We provide a World class delivery experience to our customer. To ensure this happens we employ well trained, top quality drivers. We have found ISM Driver Recruitment to be best suited to providing the high standards we require to deliver our service to our customer. ISM react swiftly to requests and work with us to enforce the highest standards with their drivers. We have found that the Drive Safe training has given us a peace of mind that is welcome in the driver agency sector. We have been using ISM for app one year and look forward to many more years of excellent service. They have raised the bar and created a new standard for agency drivers.”
Seamus Cullen, CMILT, Transport Manager, Martin Brower Ltd
“We have been dealing with ISM for the last couple of years, they supply us with Drivers to cover Holidays/Sickness, some long term cover also. We are particularly happy that they can supply drivers at very short notice also. It is particularly useful that ISM can answer to our specific needs when recruiting, that all drivers have relevant licenses, driving qualifications and have been assessed for driving skills and health and safety. Overall we find ISM to be very professional in their performance and I am looking forward to carrying on our working relationship with them well into the future.”
Gerry Grogan, Distribution Manager, Springgrove Services, Pottery Road, Dun Laoighare
“ISM Recruitment have been supplying us with warehouse operatives for almost a year now. To date we have been very happy with both the level of contact and service we have received from the ISM team. We look forward to continuing to use their services and would recommend them to other businesses in our field.”
Des Culleton, Operations Manager, Seabridge Ireland
“I would highly recommend ISM Recruitment as they took the time to listen to my recruitment needs and followed up on all aspects of the job specification required. Dealing with Eoghan has been a pleasure and from the correspondence received and given I know I can rely on him to always deliver applicants when needed. Eoghan and the team at ISM have always been professional, honest and highly reliable in all correspondence and I would highly recommend them to any company”
Joanne Carroll, Transport Administrator, La Rousse Foods
“We have a very good working relationship with ISM driver supply and assessment over the past year. We have assessed all our full time drivers with informative feedback and positive attitude from our drivers, they have always supplied first rate drivers with experience and ISM Drive Safe Approved. We look forward to continuing with their professional services in the future.”
Paul Fitzsimons, Transport Manager, Van Fleet Logistics
“We engaged ISM to recruit our drivers for our new distribution company in 2015. Their knowledge and support in pre-assessed drivers gave me comfort in the knowledge we had the best drivers available. The after care service was also top class. I have no hesitation in using ISM again for recruitment and would recommend them to any company looking to hire competent drivers.”
Michael Deegan, Director, Fast Casual Distribution
“In the 18 months I have been dealing with ISM, I cannot remember a time where we have failed to cover jnys. Martin Brower’s business flexes through the year, so good agencies are essential to allow us to staff up to our peak volumes. They supply us with drivers that can outperform some of our own drivers. No accidents, no errors, good KPLs. The phone will be answered 24/7 & you are filled with confidence that they are doing whatever they can to solve the problem you have set them.”
Lee Pilkington, Assistant Operations Support Manager, Martin-Brower UK Ltd
“The success of our business greatly depends on our ability to supply a high quality driver to our clients. ISM has considerably helped us in achieving the standard required for our customer base. Our relationship with ISM has delivered on these needs of our clients. In short they have helped us maintain our client’s confidence in our company and our service. ISM has also provided drivers at short notice in times when extra resource was needed. This is highly important to our business. Customers have high standards around delivery times and we need to keep to our commitments to our retailers. They have also helped us to build a solid platform to develop and expand our business.”
Stephen Fleming Transport Supervisor, Musgraves
“I am writing to thank Sarah in ISM for the service you have been providing us in recent weeks. You are very fast with replies, covering shifts at last minute and dealing with any queries. I am genuinely satisfied with ISM for supplying us with experiences and professional forklift drivers and Rigid/Artic drivers and I am very great full for all your assistance help. Many thanks from the Transport Department in BWG Foods”
Meghan Rispin Transport Department, BWG National Distribution Centre
“ISM have been providing us with temporary staff for the last few months, both in transport and production. I am very happy and impressed with the level of service provided by ISM for covering both departments. All of the temporary staff have been trained by ISM in HACCP and food safety before being placed with us and the support from ISM has enabled me to increase our production day capacity to meet the requirements of our peak period without issue.
The temporary drivers have been assessed by ISM trainers before being placed with us and copies of all checked documents are provided in advance of the driver starting work.
Even on short notice calls ISM have been there to support our business and enabled the continued smooth daily operations that our customers rely upon.”
Joe Hartford General Manager, Dominos
“At Roadtrain Limited we believe in providing a first class professional service to our customers. To ensure we maintain this level of service our recruitment process is of paramount importance.

We have found ISM recruitment to be the best suited to providing the high standards that our business demands.

Dealing with Eoghan and the team at ISM we know we can have peace of mind that they will deliver a professional and reliable service for both our Irish and UK requirements.

I would have no hesitation in recommending ISM to any company looking for a hassle free recruitment process”

Kristian Connolly Director , Roadtrain Warehousing & Destruction
“We have been sourcing Agency HealthCare Assistants as provided by ISM since February 2017. We have been very satisfied with the quality and consistency of the service provided by ISM. We would recommend ISM as a provider of Agency HealthCare Assistants”
Dermot McCann, AnovoCare Nursing Home
“It is my pleasure to write this testimony regarding ISM Recruitment and especially to acknowledge the work of Dean Hart Recruitment Consultant – Healthcare Recruitment Division, in sourcing and recruiting a staff nurse for us here at Ashley Lodge Nursing Home Ltd. We are very appreciative of his continued professional commitment by sustained contact with excellent communication and obvious skill in his role.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dean and to wish him continued success.”
Martina Kilshaw, Ashley Lodge Nursing Home

Candidates Testimonials

“I’ve had the pleasure of having Sarah as my agent since March of this year.

I have found her to be a very positive, interactive and responsive person, who will go the extra mile to facilitate any reasonable request or need I may have.

Already, I have learned a lot about several industries from the placements she has given me, and I hope to have many more interesting and productive experiences, working with herself and ISM”.

Jon O'Kane, Warehouse Operative
“I would like to take this opportunity to write a few words regarding Mr. Eoghan Kennedy and ISM, (Irish School of Motoring.)

After working with / for Eoghan, (and ISM), now for over a year and a half I just wanted to say a few words to express my gratitude towards ISM and Eoghan in particular.

As a self-employed HGV driver ISM and Eoghan have been nothing short of fantastic.

Invoicing for payment after completing jobs couldn’t be easier and weekly or monthly payment options are honoured without hassle or stress. For a self-employed contractor / sub-contractor it’s a dream. The money is always in the bank account and it’s always correct, down to the last cent…..!

Eoghan can more or less be contacted 24/7. He’s more than approachable. On various occasions I’ve had to contact Eoghan outside of business hours. Not even remotely a problem. Whether it’s a text or a call he’s there and if he’s not he gets back to you pronto…! And it’s not like talking to some soulless suit with his batteries switched on. Eoghan completely understands a situation from the points of view of both an employee and a customer/client.

There’s plenty of work also with ISM and again Eoghan seems to have this knack of actually putting a driver into a contract which suits both the driver and the client.

I could go on but I think I’ve said enough. If you’re looking for a job it’s ISM. If you’re looking for a driver / worker it’s ISM. If you’re looking for a recruitment consultant it’s Eoghan Kennedy.

Finally, I most sincerely wish ISM and Eoghan the very best for the future because it’s simply professional and quite frankly they deserve it”.

Piero Mark Cafasso, Rigid Truck Driver
“Sarah is the most genuine person and the best in her field. She has assisted me in securing the exact position I wanted and helped me secure many jobs before my current position. She is a highly ambitious young woman, very intelligent and absolutely brilliant at her job. Not only did she do her job for me, she personally vouched for me and I know she does the same for all of her contractors and clients alike.

“My name is Damian Walker and I have been employed by ISM for the last 9 weeks. My recruitment consultant is Sarah Adams. I first met Sarah on Tuesday 9 weeks ago and she was most helpful in finding me full-time employment. On the following Thursday morning I had an interview with Keelings in Smithfeild at 9.30 am and approx. 2 hours later Sarah phoned me to inform me that I had been successful. The only problem I encountered was I had to get to Keelings in St Margaret’s near the airport for the following Monday morning at 8am. Sarah very kindly arranged to meet me on the Navan Road at 7am on the Monday morning and drove me to St Margaret’s for my induction day. This was well above and beyond the call of duty and is very typical of the care and attention Sarah shows in helping people. I am still employed by Keelings to this day and I know if I have any problems or issues I need resolving Sarah is only a text message or a phone call away and will help to solve any problems as soon as possible. I count myself very lucky to have Sarah as my recruitment consultant and I can’t praise Sarah enough”.

Damian Walker, Warehouse Operative
“Sarah is the most genuine person and the best in her field. She has assisted me in securing the exact position I wanted and helped me secure many jobs before my current position. She is a highly ambitious young woman, very intelligent and absolutely brilliant at her job. Not only did she do her job for me, she personally vouched for me and I know she does the same for all of her contractors and clients alike.

Sarah is one of a kind – She pushes her way to get candidates the job that THEY want and companies the candidates that they seek to the pin point detail.

I have never known a Recruitment Agent/Consultant who excels not only in her position but uses her position to help others. She is an extremely kind and considerate person who is the best at what she does, far better than any Agent/Consultant I have ever worked with.

I would not hesitate to recommend Sarah to candidates or companies for her services as she always does her utmost best to secure you the right job and the right candidate for her clients.

Sarah is the one who deserves the Recruitment Consultant of the Year award and I know she will win!”

Gavin Teehan, Forklift Driver
“I have been extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some Ireland’s most renowned blue chip companies during my tenure with ISM. In this time I have accumulated and enhanced my skill set & employment prospects. My ongoing training needs are constantly assessed & ISM provides a one stop shop in attaining this and thus making me more employable which avails to me the chance to further my career ambitions. I find all the staff and Terry in particular very helpful and always willing to encourage me to take on more high spec roles while giving me in the necessary technical training to do so. I have no hesitation in recommending ISM for all your employment & training needs”.
Mark B. Forklift Driver 2016
“I would just like to thank ISM for the professional and friendly service they have provided for me. I have been through several agencies and found that ISM really put in the effort as long as you’re willing to put the effort in too. I was placed into a logistics company as an agency worker for ISM and my skills were noticed fairly quickly. My role was forklift/warehouse operator and it suited me perfectly. Soon after I was asked to work full time for the company I am in now and I was given an administrator role as well as forklift/warehouse with more financial benefits. I continue to work with ISM for when I need to avail of an extra man/woman for when it’s needed in the company and I know that ISM will provide an agency worker immediately with the skills and credentials required. So it’s a big thank you to ISM.”
Darren W. Forklift Driver 2015
“I have achieved all my truck licences with ISM as well as all my CPC training and all the other add ones necessary for employment in the industry so it seemed a natural progression to register with the agency and see if I could find much needed driving work. I am now in a very well paid driving position with a large reputable company and loving life again. Mike is honest and friendly and very approachable and has years of experience in the business and with the industry connections that ISM obviously have you can’t go far wrong with ISM driver recruitment. Tried the rest? Well now try the best”
Andy H. HGV Driver June 2013
“I worked for ISM Driver Recruitment for one year from February 2014 until February 2015. During this time I worked in several different Companies for short term contracts. I ultimately was on a long-term placement in one particular Company.

All of my dealings with ISM were through Mike Fitzpatrick who was most professional to deal with. Mike was available to discuss any issues or queries that I had at all times. (even at weekends). The Client company in which I was placed is a large Logistics operator and it was also a very professional outfit. In this Company I was treated like any other member of staff and I was very happy there. ISM can offer a variety of different driving types that can suit an individual’s requirements and also can offer advanced training and all CPC modules.

My reason for leaving ISM was that I had an opportunity to take up another position in a different field of operations. My year with ISM was most satisfying and I would have no hesitation in recommending them as a career opportunity for any HGV driver.”

Jack F. HGV Driver 2015
“I have worked through ISM recruitment now for the past six months and can honestly say that it’s surpassed my expectations. In a word, outstanding. This is an agency that holds in the highest regard not just the companies it represents, but the interests of the employee are paramount. Since I joined ISM, I have had one consultant, Lee hazard. Attention to detail is second to none. Always available to address any issues you may have. His knowledge of the industry is extensive and he’s always willing to give advice if needed. genuinely decent.
ISM has everything you need for you to excel.”
Chis Kelly - HGV Driver 2016
“I have been working with ISM Driver Recruitment on a number of prestigious contracts for over 2 years. I have been very impressed with the outstanding level of service that has been provided to me. During this this period as well as working for ISM, I have completed by artic licence and ADR licences with ISM Training Services.
Mike, Lee, Sonia and Eoghan have all been excellent in placing me in positions where I have been given challenging assignments and had the chance to meet many interesting people.
It is a pleasure and privilege working with such a fine group of professional people.
Thank you for your help!”
Padraig Byrne - Artic Driver 2016
“I have been working with ISM Recruitment since October of 2015 and in that time I have dealt closely with my Consultant Eoghan. Eoghan is always on hand to offer me assignments that suit my home and work life.
If I ever have an issue I know I can get in touch with Eoghan to discuss it even outside of office hours and the weekend. I would highly recommend ISM & Eoghan to any driver looking to start their career as they take the time to listen and understand situations from a driver’s perspective.
I wish Eoghan and the team every success in the future.”
Joe Redmond - Rigid Truck Driver

Don’t Take Our Word For It!

I have recently completed 5 modules for driver CPC for trucks in ISM in Finglas. The service and quality of training is exceptional and the facilities are excellent offering a warm and welcoming environment. The class sizes are not too big and the involvement and feedback you get during the class is very good. I had three different tutors Terry, Robert and Andy who delivered each module with the utmost professionalism and in a very friendly manner. Any questions that were asked of them were answered in a concise manner and to the point leaving you with newly gained knowledge of the subject. I also did my forklift training in ISM last year and that was delivered in the same professional way by John and Brian. I can’t recommend ISM enough and would encourage anyone wanting to become a professional driver whether it be trucks, buses or cars to look no further than ISM as you won’t find a better more comprehensive training environment that ISM.
Kind Regards
Michael O'Connell
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the place on the HGV course your Company ran through ETB in Tallaght. I thought it was operated to the highest of standards and your Instructors and Tutors trained to the highest standard. The classroom Trainer Tony, was exceptional at his job answering every question in full and with great detail and took the time to make sure we understood all answers. He delivered the content of the course in such a way everyone understood the content. I found Tony to be a very pleasant and patient Tutor and he is fabulous at his job and would be very grateful if you could pass on my regards to him. Philip was my Instructor in the lorry and I have to say I found him to be fabulous. He was very patient and very good at teaching us how to drive the truck. His instructions and patience with us was second to none even when we made mistakes. He is a first class Instructor and cannot praise both Philip or Tony enough. I found your Company to be the same and any problems we had if any were dealt with in a very professional manner. I would like to say I had a very pleasant experience and truly enjoyed my time on the course. Anyway the reason i wanted to send you this email is to let you know I have been approached by a local haulage company and have been offered a position to start in January as a driver once I have passed my test which I have no doubt I will do thanks to yourself and your team. Once again a big thank you to you and your team and if you would pass on my thanks to Tony and Philip I would be grateful. I would like to say if ever I hear of anyone looking for lessons I will highly recommend they contact ISM as it is the best experience I have had in my driving career.
Kindest Regards
PJ Mulhall
Thinking of becoming a driver instructor?
That was exactly my thoughts 6 months ago and it has been the best experience I have ever had. I started my course with the irish school of motoring and it gave me not only the knowledge I needed but more importantly the confidence to help me start up on my own. They were polite and very helpful and by the time my week was up, my own driving has changed dramatically for the better. Four months later and I now hold an advanced driving certificate and I am planning to further my driving skills.I am also thinking of driving a hgv at the end of the year. Not bad for a young mum who became fed up cleaning the house!!!
You could say that maybe I have been lucky,but the truth is I wouldn’t have achieved this without doing a driving instructor course with the irish school of motoring.
Even if for whatever reason you may think it might not work out, a course with the irish school of motoring will definitely change the way you drive for the better and maybe even save your life or someone else’s!!
I am now my own boss and enjoying my work very much so.I meet all sorts of people and have helped a lot of people pass their test which is a bonus.
This course has opened many doors for me and I am immensely grateful to them and continue to stay in touch.
Best of luck to everyone!