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James Schofield - Senior Recruitment Consultant

What’s your background?

I am a Yorkshire lad so it stands to reason that I have a talent for talking which naturally lends itself to a life working in a sales environment!  I first put this to the test working for Groupon successfully schmoozing companies for discounts and offers.  I then transferred my skills into recruitment.  Prior to joining AIM I worked for Adecco and Reed across various sectors.

What does your day-to-day job involve?

A lot of talking.  Whether it’s by phone or in person the most productive elements of the job involve talking.  Some people might consider our commitment to interview all our candidates face to face as something that holds them back and slows down the process.  I disagree, these meetings always uncover valuable insight and information, what’s more they mean we really get an idea of what makes someone tick and how they interact, it brings the food industry and how they fit into it to life.   There’s no better way to really get to know the Food Industry than through engaging with the people who eat, live and breathe it.

What’s your favourite part of the job?

The big kid in me is absolutely fascinated by factory tours!

What are your interests outside of work?

Motorsport, an eclectic taste in music and travel (specifically Italy!).  My best friend has a dog walking business and when you’re away from home too much to have a dog of your own helping him out is a great way to fill a dog shaped gap in your life!  The office dogs do go some way too.

If a film were made about your life tomorrow who would you cast to play you as

a young adult?          Tom Hanks in Big

your current age?    Will Arnett

in old age?                  Compo from Last of the Summer Wine!

If you were represented by a cartoon character which would it be?

Dick Dastardly

Who is your all time sports hero?

Michael Schumacher, such a tragedy

What makes you smile?

Spending time with my friends, family and two cats Luna and Bella!

What makes you cringe?

People lacking basic manners

What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

  • Hard working
  • Kind
  • Ambitious

What 3 words would others use to describe you?

  • Excitable
  • Fun
  • Loving

What super power would you like to have?

Time travel! I would go back to the beginning of time, sit back and watch the big bang!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you

 Seeing as we’re recruiting food manufacturers – what’s your favourite food?

Pizza! My wife and I have been discussing a holiday to Naples purely to sample the best pizza in the world!