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Our people are why we are successful at recruiting the right hospitality staff at the right time.
Through our own extensive experience as chefs and hotel managers we have an intimate knowledge of hospitality and the recruitment, training and management of staff. We have walked in your shoes and understand the pressures and demands.
We have a strong ethos of delivering the right person. Our experience means that we fully understand our clients' needs and the candidates' capabilities. We get great satisfaction from making the right matches.
Having been in Recruitment for over 10 years I always knew I wanted my own agency. Working my way up from Temporaries Consultant to Branch Manager within a number of agencies, I felt the time was right to put all of those skills to the test and ‘Go for it’. Whilst every day brings new challenges, we have an extremely committed and dedicated team delivering excellence to our customers. We aim to be the recruiter of choice for the Hospitality Industry not based on cost but on our high level of customer service and ability to provide top quality staff.
I started my catering career back in 1995 as pot wash in a local pub and by 2001 I was working in a fine dining restaurant as Head Chef. During my catering career I also worked in a 2 rosette Country House Hotel as Head Chef. In 2010 I decided to leave the kitchen and started my new adventure in recruitment. In late 2012 I met with Andrew Wilson who was starting up a new specialist Hospitality Agency. We started trading in early 2013 as Check Recruitment Ltd & since then we have gone from strength to strength.
Being part of the Check Recruitment team wasn’t something I was expecting. I always saw myself as having a life-long career in the Kitchen and after 7 years working up to Senior Sous Chef and taking the position of acting Head Chef I don’t regret any decision I’ve made. Working under some excellent chefs and in some beautiful establishments, I’ve worked in a large array of business’ including 4* 1AA Rosette hotels to 2AA Rosette Gastro Pubs from which I’ve gathered a large amount of knowledge and skills. Check Recruitment has always been my ‘go to agency’ finding me my last two permanent positions and it is a pleasure to now be part of the team as a Temporaries Consultant helping others progress and further their career.
Before starting with Check Recruitment in March 2013, I had a number of jobs, including Bar Staff, Events Host, Holiday Rep and Dance Instructor. I'd tried a number of careers without finding something that I was truly passionate about. However, once joining Check Recruitment as a part time Administrator I started to realise my own potential and quickly got promoted to Trainee Consultant within the Temps team. I am passionate about helping all of my temps and clients to ensure they all have a great level of service.
Before starting with Check Recruitment in July 2017, I worked in a few places including Nursing Home kitchens, Community Centre Café’s and various front of house positions until I settled into a career in recruitment. I now have over 2 Years’ experience working within the Recruitment industry and love what I do. I am extremely driven to help others find their dream job and succeed in their chosen career. I look forward to progressing within Check Recruitment and helping as many people as humanly possible in the meantime.
After graduating from the University of Portsmouth with a degree in Three Dimensional Design I went on to work for Emirates Spinnaker Tower for the last five years covering many different departments and job roles within the business. I decided to begin a new career path in recruitment using my skills and knowledge of the Hospitality industry and was offered this amazing opportunity with Check Recruitment. I am now the newest member of the team and excited to begin my new adventure.
I had always been interested in the hospitality industry, even throughout my studies at Portsmouth University, I strived to achieve my long term goal of becoming a head chef. Over an amazing 14 years I have had the privilege of working in some fantastic venues across Oxfordshire and Hampshire. Highlights include my first Head Chef role in an independent restaurant, creating seasonal menus in a classic bistro/bar to working in branded restaurants to even having that fabled taste of Micheline artistry. I felt this experience gave me the working knowledge to take all the passion for the industry and utilise it in a different way. So in 2017, I decided to make a career change into Recruitment and utilise all of the knowledge I’ve gained to help others. I am very much looking forward to the helping chefs of all ages and Levels achieve their perfect working environment.
My first step into the working world was getting a job as a silver service waitress. I was incredibly passionate about providing a high level of service and working within a fast-paced environment. I then went onto college to study a national diploma in Forensic Science to further my knowledge and love for science in a particular field which I funded by continuing my work within hospitality. Following a move to Portsmouth I enjoyed various positions within bars and pubs, before finding my place at Check Recruitment. I am incredibly passionate about helping others and am willing to go above and beyond to help people succeed if the desire is there. I look forward to progressing within Check Recruitment and being part of this amazing team!
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