Hello! We are the Recruit 2 You Team... 

 

Anita Jackson Managing Director  

My recruitment career began in 2012 with a national training provider within the Apprenticeship sector, I quickly progressed to become National Account Manager for market leaders in the estate agency sector. In 2016 I joined a small recruitment company in Derby and was instrumental in opening a successful sister branch for the organisation, following its success I was approached to open a further branch to continue the company growth. In 2018 decided the time was right to start my own venture and have taken my sector knowledge and experience to start up Recruit 2 You, based in Heanor, Derbyshire. 
I have always been entrepreneurial and had ambitions to work for myself, so this was always my dream. 
 
Day to day I am very “hands on” I work closely with the team to source candidates for temporary and permanent vacancies across all sectors. We always start the day with a group meeting and a coffee! This helps to set the tone for the day and ensure that we are all focused on what needs to be achieved. 
We are not like a typical recruitment office, we don’t have individual ownership of clients, we all work together to ensure every client we are working with is met with the highest standards of service possible. 
 
I love my job and I love coming to work- as a typical Libra, I am people pleaser and so I always go above and beyond what is expected to get a result and there is no better feeling than the feeling you get of making a difference to someone life when they get taken on permanently through a temporary assignment or getting to give the news of a job offer after a series of interviews, it really is the best feeling! 
 
Outside of the office I will always be spending time with my husband and 3 boys, we have recently moved to a new house and have a long-term project to work on, renovating a bungalow in Smalley. 
 
Long term plans are to grow the business and to open further offices in the area, my team are equally ambitious, and I want to encourage their dreams of progression to more senior and management positions. 

Jenna-Leigh Bates Recruitment Consultant 

Areas covered… 
 
I have been with the business since it began in 2018 and along with being a Recruitment Consultant, I am also a shareholder and the Company Secretary. I also manage the office when Anita is away from the business. I take my job very seriously and enjoy working closely with clients and candidates to ensure the correct match is found, wether this be for a temporary or permanent position. I am currenlty working on a Level 4 Marketing qualification and I am looking to progress onto a management course in the near future to help me in my senior position. I am fortunate to have such a great team who support me in my role, we all have our own strengths and we depend on each other use these when and where needed.  
Day to day I will be speaking to candidates, liaising with clients, arranging and attending site inductions and interviews. I like to have regular contact with my clients and our workers and this sometimes means just popping in for a cuppa and a chat. I also enjoy working with the junior team members to train and mentor them to be the best they can be in hope that they are able to progress with us as a business. I am perfectionist and like to ensure there is a process in place for each task we perorm and so standard documents and SOPs are usually given to me to update etc. I also oversee payroll duties and work on KPIs to keep our client base regularly updated with how we are performing.  
 
 
Background and experience... 
 
Recruit 2 You is owned and run by my Aunty and we have worked closley to build the business together from early 2018. I started my career working for small recruitment firm locally as an Administration Apprentice and this gave me a good insite to the industry and so I was very keen to build something from scratch with my Aunty when she appraoched me about this venture.  
I have gone onto complete my Level 3 Business Administration NVQ, and graduated in November 2019. From this, I was shortlisted to the final three apprentices to win the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ for the Derbyshire Times Business Awards – and subsequently went on to WIN!! This was a huge boost to my career and my confidence.  
Prior to starting work in recruitment, I was studying at Sixth Form, I didn’t feel like University was for me and so when I got an offer of employment following a successful work experience week at my past employment and grabbed the opportunity. I am excited about my future within Recruit 2 you and to see how the business grows, I am very proud of how far we have come to date.  
 
Outside of the office... 
 
On the weekends, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family – going for a Nando’s makes the weekend even better! I also love to visit new places in and around Derbyshire, going shopping is a bad habit of mine, especially when it’s for a special occasion …! 
 

Harry Blount Recruitment Consultant 

Areas covered… 
 
Being a Recruitment Consultant gives me the opportunity to work on lots of different roles within the company and use several techniques to win new business. My days are spent up by working on temporary and permanent roles, which come from many different industries from local businesses in the surrounding areas. I also spending time using alternative approaches into Marketing and Selling the business to other companies/candidates. I also have the ability to complete payroll tasks when relied upon. Developing relationships with clients and candidates can also be a big part of my role which can benefit me when filling or sourcing vacancies. 
 
Background and experience... 
 
I began my career in recruitment in 2017, straight from leaving school I went on to complete a Level 2 Business Administration course whilst working with a different recruitment agency, I worked there for 13 months as a Resourcing Administrator, I was then promoted to a Resourcer for the remaining 5 months at the company. Since March 2019, I am now working here as a Recruitment Consultant where I plan to move forward by developing my own skills and pushing the business in the right direction. 
 
Outside of the office... 
 
I spend most of my spare time playing football for my local team, I also enjoy spending time with friends and family. 
 

Harrison Smedley Trainee Recruitment Consultant 

Areas Covered... 
 
As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant I am working closely with the team to learn all aspects of the role of a consultant to be able to progress. I am working on attracting new business that I can manage with the support of my colleagues to allow me the opportuity to demonstrate my abilities. I enjoy coming up with ideas that can help the business and my fellow team members progress. Day to day I make sure the office is running smoothly, that could be dealing with general enquires to making application calls / registering candidates / keeping the office presentable. I also get to speak to clients and ensure they are supported well with their requirements and kept updated throughout the process. I enjoy speaking to candidates and helping them along with their journey to find a new role. I use my personality alot in my work as I feel the best you can be, is to be yourself! This is also beneficial when building relationships with candidates and clients alike. 
 
Background & Experience... 
 
I have no real experience in recruitment, but I am ambitious and keen to learn about the consultant role and succeed. During my last year at school I worked at Costa coffee whilst studding for my GCSE’s. I carried on working at Costa after I left school, in September 2017 I joined sixth form for a year, and studied A-levels however after the first year I didn’t feel like sixth form and university was for me, but after speaking to a relative of mine about recruitment I felt like this was the perfect career for me. I left Costa coffee to search for a starting point in recruitment. Then I saw the advertisement for business administration level 2 from Recruit 2 You. I was accepted for an interview and gave it my all to try to get the role. I have now been accepted for the position and I am very grateful for it. And this is where my career starts, I am going to work hard to not only complete my apprentice but also succeed and progress in the future. 
 
Outside of the office... 
 
I In my spare time I enjoy socialising with my friends and family. Also, I enjoy playing/watching football. 
 
On a weekend I usually go to the local driving range to play golf. 
 

Presleigh Cole Apprentice Resourcing Administrator 

Areas covered… 
 
The role of a resourcing admnistrator is to ensure the team is supported with all adminsitrative tasks to allow them to perform to thier best ability in their role. I will ensure all documents are printed/ filed and scanned effieciently and to comply with data protection ensure that this is performed in the strictest of confidence and in a timely manner. My role alos includes upldating various informaton platforms on our databse to ensure they are up to date, this allows us to work with clients to fill thier requirements quickly and effieciently. As the newest memeber of the team and in my first role in an office environment I spend lots of time shadowing the team and takingnotes on ways to complete the tasks before completeing the task with someone shadowing me to ensure the task is performed correctly.  
 
 
Background/experience… 
 
I have began my role in recruitment with zero experience but I am very keen to learn and discover more and also gain lots of knowledge in the industry. I do bring lots of experience with people and from the hospitality industry. For example, I have worked for a family-run business since I was 14 years old in the catering industry. My role consisted of preparing food, cleaning regularly along with the decorating of venues and events. I also have experience as a Waitress in a local restaurant from the age of 14. Alongside my hospitality, I have also had lots of experience in Entertainment, working in another business called Fun Timez Mascotz for children’s events and parties. This role included dressing up as a Disney princess for events for example birthday parties or half-term parades. 
 
Outside the office… 
 
In my spare time I enjoy being with family and friends. I also like to go shopping on weekends with my sibling. 
 

Andrew Jackson Director 

Areas covered… 
 
I assist the team with specialist Engineering roles and work with clients and candidates in this sector to ensure a high calibre service is delivered. 
 
Background and experience... 
 
I have over 20 years’ experience within Engineering including Aerospace, Nuclear, Marine, Power Generation and more. I have the knowledge and experience to match the right candidates to the right position along with the understanding of technical and skilled roles. 
 
Outside of the office... 
 
I have obtained my private pilot’s licence and enjoying flying light aircraft in my spare time, along with attended classic car events and spending time with my wife and family. 
 
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