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Stew Pennykid MIRP CertRP

Stew Pennykid MIRP CertRP

Recruitment Consultant - Loughborough Branch


Professional Questions

When did you start working at JT Recruit?
1st March 2017
What are your greatest achievements?
Within work I see my greatest achievement as recruiting over 100 Apprentices during the last 2 academic years at Loughborough College for a wide variety of clients. This success was a key reason for coming back to JT Recruit. Personally the achievements I am proud of are scoring a number of match winning Centuries for cricket clubs I played for and more recently completing a Half Marathon in under 1 hour 45 minutes.
What motivates you in work?
I am motivated by 2 things. Firstly I get great satisfaction from helping people into work, whether this be Apprentices starting their career in my previous job or helping people change career or find their way back into work with JT Recruit. Secondly I am highly motivated to provide for my Wife and 2 little girls. It’s important to me that my daughters have a role model with a strong work ethic and enjoys helping others.
What are your specialist sectors?
I have always worked well in driving, industrial and engineering sectors. I feel I build good rapport with both candidates and employers and understand their needs and expectations.
What are the biggest challenges that you face on a day to day basis?
I really enjoy being busy and seeing jobs through. The main challenge on a day to day basis staying focussed and not taking too much on when there are so many fantastic opportunities around.
What do you like about working for JT Recruit?
Everyone at JT Recruit really care about both employers and applicants which creates a real buzz in the office. Decisions are made quickly and decisively which really helps in such a fast paced environment.
What is the best bit of the week for you?
I find both Mondays and Fridays really great days to be at work. When you enjoy working with your colleagues there is a great atmosphere before and after weekends and this can be transferred to everyone you speak to.
Why do you like about working in recruitment?
Having worked in the Public Sector for 8 years I have missed working in a fast paced environment where decisions can be made quickly and you can get results for people very quickly. Being able to help people is very important to me and if I can help them quickly
Why did you decide to move into recruitment?
I really enjoy speaking to and helping people. I also get a buzz from being busy and searching for new opportunities.

Personal Questions

What are your hobbies and interests?
I love watching and playing football, playing cricket and have recently got strongly into running. Outside of sport I love spending time with close family and keeping my 2 children entertained!
Favourite band
Chvrches
Favourite destination
Camden, London
Favourite food
Steak (rare) with a fried egg
Favourite TV programme
Game of Thrones or Star Wars if I can count Films
Favourite joke
What does cheese say to itself in the mirror? Halloumi.
If you could choose any car then what would it be and why?
Nissan Juke Sport in black because it looks like the Batmobile
What would be a perfect day out of work?
A sunny day out with family
What is you next big ambition in life?
My next big ambition is to provide the best possible life for my family. Having returned to JT Recruit I feel I have a real opportunity to be successful simply by working hard and helping others gain the right employment.

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