Sporty with a musical flair – just two of the things we were able to find out about Peter, Recruitment Manager for our Oxford office, in this quick Q&A.
Give a potted history of your career to date.
I have always worked within recruitment and started off my career working within the industrial sector, supporting clients recruiting contingency labour within Dorset. I then moved to Oxfordshire and gradually moved away from industrial and into the technical/scientific sectors.
Why did you get into recruitment?
Originally to get office experience within a sales environment.
What qualifications do you have?
BSc (Hons) degree in Sport Science and Psychology and Certificate of Recruitment Practise (CertRP). I also have a level 1 in tennis coaching and am very proud of my 10-metre swimming badge!
What do you think makes a great recruitment consultant?
Certainly resilience, honesty and relationship-building. You also have to be observant and a good listener.
Your biggest achievement at Bond Williams?
Helping to set up a new office and specialist Engineering, Science and Space recruitment function in Oxford and support the new consultants to be able to achieve their goals.
Your biggest achievement in life?
Recruiting an amazing wife and together, bringing up two beautiful daughters.
Always wanted to travel to…?
Always wanted to learn how to…?
If I weren’t a recruitment consultant, I would be…?
A PE teacher.
People would be surprised to know this about me?
Used to be a DJ.
Motto in life or something you strongly believe in?
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel – Maya Angelou.