Bond Williams Staff Spotlight – Ben Markwell, Senior Recruitment Consultant

  12th July 2019       Private: Bond Williams
 Company News, Client, Engineering, Science & Space, Job Seeking Resources

Here, we find out more about our latest recruitment consultant to join the specialist Engineering, Science and Space team in our Oxford office.

Give a potted history of your career to date.

I started my recruitment career in 2011, initially providing contingency workforce solutions to the manufacturing and logistics industries. I then progressed into a role within the contractor market in Oxford for Engineering and IT professionals before turning my hand to Accountancy and Finance recruitment in the same geographical area. I ended up in a Team Leader position in my last role before joining Bond Williams in January 2019.

Why did you get into recruitment?

I wanted to get into a rewarding career that was focused on dealing with people and providing a useful service, so thought recruitment was ideal!

Ben Markwell

Ben Markwell

What qualifications do you have? 

I am a certified recruitment professional having gained my CertRP accreditation from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation in 2012.

What do you think makes a great recruitment consultant?

I think you need to be a good listener and someone who is determined and resilient.

Your biggest achievement at Bond Williams?

I will always be extremely proud of placing my first Engineer within a month of starting my role with Bond Williams.

Your biggest achievement in life?

Becoming a father to my son, Leo, in 2016.

Always wanted to travel to…?


Always wanted to learn how to…?

Do the moonwalk!

If I weren’t a recruitment consultant, I would be…?

I have no idea! Anything that involves dealing with people.

People would be surprised to know this about me?

I worked in a Butcher’s shop for about 5 years in my teens!

Motto in life or something you strongly believe in?

Winston Churchill once said: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” I am a firm believer in that and always try and have a positive attitude.

Contact Ben here.

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