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Friday 5th April 2019

In this Q&A we caught up with our latest addition to the Amsource Tech team - Jack. We asked him about his background, his market and the ups and downs he has faced in his first month of recruitment!

Tell us a bit about you and your background?

I am originally from Belfast Northern Ireland but moved to Nottingham aged 8. I was always into sport and completed a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. I then spent some time travelling and coaching in the states, I have now visited 27 of the 50 states. 

After the states, I spent some time travelling in the Middle East before coming back to the UK and started training for an Ironman 140.6. I lived in Nottingham for about 3 months while I saved to move back to Leeds and to begin a long term career. 

What sparked your interest in a career in recruitment?

When I started looking at what I would do during the next stage of my life I was recommended a career in recruitment by an uncle, I looked into it and liked the idea of being able to make money while being a market specialist. My research also showed me that there was a big social aspect to the role of a recruiter, from both the candidate and client side as well as working alongside a team of other recruiters. This also really appealed to me.

What stood out to you about Amsource Technology?

I have always been a techy and gamer so technology has always been an interest of mine. When looking into Recruitment, I discussed with a Rec to Rec that tech was the area that interested me. He introduced me to Amsource Technology. I read about the company and looked through their social media and could tell immediately it was the kind of organisation I could enjoy working in. 

Can you tell us more about the market you are working?

I am working in the DevOps market in Berlin.

DevOps is more of a mindset than a job description. It is the process of operation and development engineers working together on the whole lifecycle of a project. DevOps, in theory, speeds up the release of projects and improves their quality. 

What would you say has been the biggest challenge since starting out in recruitment?

At the start it was understanding the people I spoke to on the phone, I work in the German market and at the start when I didn’t know about the tools and technology used it was very hard to pick things up.

What’s been your favourite part of your recruitment journey so far?

That’s a tough one, I would say there are a few contenders. Starting to pick up a market understanding and getting to know some of the Candidates on the phone has been cool.

 But the best thing has probably been meeting the team and getting to know them. The team here at Amsource have been really supportive and welcoming. The level of training I have also received so far has really helped improve my confidence, especially entering a new market like the one I am working in Berlin.

The team all recognise that they were once in my shoes at the beginning of their recruitment career so are always on hand to answer any questions I have or offer advice on how to manage different situations along the way.

What advice would you give to other graduates wanting to go into recruitment?

That there will be challenges and it isn’t easy, sometimes you will have to go out of your comfort zone but it will be worth it. 

We're always on the lookout for great people to join our growing talent team. If you think you have what it takes to suceed in recruitment, we'd love to here from you. Give us a call on 0113 468 6700 or email

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