AOG Panel Status

Since 2017 Presto has been part of the crucial government agency supplier panel for Agency Recruitment Services. The ability to take a trusted advisor position ensures we're consistently looking to resolve the multitude of challenges new vacancies can bring. Combined with the rest of the Optimation consulting practice, we have amazing leverage to provide government clients with a breadth and depth very few others can.

We have been chosen to supply quality resource for all permanent, contract and fixed term opportunities across the below categories in government. In each of these we are highly rated by the MBIE best value for money quadrant. This is measured on both price and quality, an extremely tough combination to get right and be recognised for so we are pleased to be able to provide this for our clients.


Common IT

We deliver primary services in the areas of permanent, temporary or contractor placements for in scope job families, which are likely to include these process components:

  • Pre-recruitment briefing and consultancy with the customer organisation on the vacancy, job description and other specific parameters for the recruitment
  • Confirmation of a Recruitment Services Order or a similar request for services, as presented by a customer organisation
  • Successful delivery of services to meet the recruitment objective agreed by the Participating Agency in the Recruitment Services Order (or similar request for services).

The job families covered include the following:

  • Application Support
  • Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analysis
  • Change Management/transformation (ICT)
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Data warehouse
  • Database Administrator
  • Developer (Database, Software)
  • e-solutions Specialists
  • Digital (Marketing and Communications ICT)
  • Hardware Engineers Helpdesk and IT Support
  • IT Management
  • Network and Systems Administration
  • Network Engineers
  • Programme Directors/Managers (ICT)
  • Project Managers/Co-ordinators (ICT)
  • Security/Risk (IT)
  • Service Management (includes Change, Release, Incident, problem)
  • Technical Writers/Web- content/Reporting
  • Testing
  • Web/intranet Development

Common admin and corporate

The job families covered include the following:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Administrators
  • Asset Mgmt. /Property/Facilities
  • Change Management/transformation (non-ICT)
  • Collections and Enforcement
  • Contact Centre and Customer Services
  • Executive and Personal Assistants
  • General Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Helpdesk (non-ICT)
  • HR and recruitment, workforce development
  • Knowledge management (Library and records)
  • Legal
  • Marketing & Communications (including Digital)
  • Office Assistants and Office Managers
  • Planning and reporting
  • Policy, Research and Evaluation
  • Procurement/Contract managers/category managers
  • Programme Directors/Managers (non-ICT)
  • Project Admin/Support
  • Project Managers/Co-ordinators (non-ICT)
  • Receptionist
  • Tier 1 and 2 roles (where appropriate)
  • Training and Learning and Development
  • Other

Services for payroll-only contractors

The service is likely to include these process components:

  • Pre-engagement briefing and consultancy with the Participating Agency on the service description and other specific parameters for the work
  • Confirmation of a Recruitment Services Order or a similar request for services, as presented by the Participating Agency
  • Successful delivery of services to meet the objectives agreed by the Participating Agency in the Recruitment Services Order (or similar request for services)

Our margin per hour was rated highly by MBIE in the best value for money quadrant.