We recently caught up with Recruitment Consultant, Jordan Cowburn, to discover more about the journey of his career into recruitment and how he has found his first few months of working at Spencer Clarke Group.
How long have you worked at Spencer Clarke Group?
I have only worked here at Spencer Clarke Group for 2 months but so far it has been great and I have learnt a lot!
What markets do you specialise in?
I specialise in the public sector, working on temporary appointments.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love that I am able to help people who may have found themselves in tough situations. If a candidate has been looking for work for a long time and hasn’t had much luck, the feeling of securing them a role is great and gives me a lot of job satisfaction.
What motivates you at work?
I am motivated by the short and long term goals that I have set for myself with the help of my manager. I am striving to meet my goals before a certain time frame and I am determined to achieve this!
How would you describe working at Spencer Clarke Group?
Working at Spencer Clarke Group is very entertaining and fun! As well as everyone having a good laugh, we also work really hard and everyone is very driven. This means Spencer Clarke Group has a great atmosphere day in and day out.
Tell us about your career path so far
Before working in recruitment, I worked in the hospitality industry. At the age of 20, I became a Bar Manager and was in charge of my own team of staff. I did enjoy working in this industry however I realised that late nights are a lot easier when you are younger!
This is the reason I decided to look for a new career path, and now here I am at Spencer Clarke Group!
How would your colleagues describe you?
I think they would describe me as a committed and hardworking individual.
Where are we most likely to find you outside of work?
That’s an easy one - you would definitely find me on a football pitch, it’s my favourite sport!
Tell us something we’d never guess about you!
I’m not sure I should admit this, but it actually took me seven attempts to pass my driving test… I won’t offer anyone a lift home any time soon!
What’s next for you at Spencer Clarke Group?
I would like to focus on achieving the goals that I have set for myself and to do this in the time frame I have planned. I would also like to gradually build up my resume of clients and candidates.
10 Quick Fire Questions!
What’s your favourite film?
Never back down!
Where’s the best place you’ve travelled to?
I have travelled around Europe quite a lot, I would have to say Tenerife!
What advice would you give to your young self?
Create a plan to save money from a young age and stick to it. When you're 25, you will be happy you did this!
Have you ever met anyone famous?
I have a few friends who are footballers so I would probably class them as the most famous people I have ever met!
What three items would you take with you to a deserted island?
A hammock, a multi-purpose survival tool and sun cream!
Do you have any pets?
I don’t but I would like to get a dog soon!
Do you have any hidden talents?
Not that I am aware of…
What’s the best gig you’ve been to?
Ed Sheeran, I saw him in Poland.
What animal is your spirit animal?
After taking a spirit animal quiz, I am a Tiger!
What’s your guilty pleasure?
I would probably say cheese bites.