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Josh Bown - Senior Recruitment Consultant (International)

What’s your background?

I’ve worked in Recruitment for over 5 years covering a wide range of sectors including General Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive, Food & Drink, Oil & Gas, Grounds Maintenance and Medical.  This broad base of experience has been very useful providing me with exposure to clients and candidates with very different backgrounds and approaches to their careers and roles. I’ve learned about the most random things and helped place people in jobs I never knew existed!


What does your day-to-day job involve?

I’ve recently joined AIM to help drive the work we do internationally. As with any recruitment role my job involves speaking to people all day – literally, I’m in the office all day and then available as and when required to speak with our international clients whatever time zone their day job occupies!


What’s your favourite part of the job?

I enjoy relationship building; it’s a great feeling knowing that you are solving a problem for a client, and potentially changing somebody’s life by supporting them finding a new position. I also enjoy learning and working in recruitment you genuinely do learn something new everyday!


What are your interests outside of work?

Apart from the usual answers of playing/watching sport, socialising and spending time with family etc. I enjoy winning quizzes (I don’t enjoy quizzes if I don’t win them!) and history – if somebody has discovered a spoon used by Henry VIII I want to see it.


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

a young adult?    Chunk from The Goonies

your current age?   Martin Compston (great waistcoats)

in old age?                  John Hamm


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

Mr Magoo


Who is your all time sports hero?

David Beckham


What makes you smile?

Everything – I’m always smiling!


What makes you cringe?

People not using capital letters for names or post codes!


What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?

  • Motivated
  • Kind
  • Fun

What 3 words would others use to describe you?

  • Genuine
  • Loyal
  • Hard-working

What super power would you like to have?

The ability to time travel


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

Treat people as you’d like to be treated


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

Pesto pasta