Hi, I’m Grant and an IT Recruitment Lead here at Forward Role. I’ve worked in Recruitment for 7 years and have worked in technology for 8-9 years. After graduating from Brighton University in 2010 with a Sport Journalism degree, I then moved along the south coast to Bournemouth and worked in IT Telemarketing, before then heading to Portsmouth into IT Software Sales, finally ending up in the world of IT Recruitment where I remain today.
My technology experience spans across many areas, with an emphasis on Software Development (Java and C#). To date I have a background in IT Infrastructure and Networking, Telecommunications, Software Testing and Databases. I have recruited for roles at all levels; from junior through to Director, so my experience is broad and varied.
I have recently relocated to Manchester and finally away from the sunny south coast, to recruit within Open-Source Development here at Forward Role. I will be focusing on the Manchester and North West markets and aim to be the ‘go to Recruiter’ for everything Open-Source.
On a personal level, I enjoy football, boxing, travelling and gin, gin and more gin.
5 quick questions
1. Favourite boxset of all time
Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Band of Brothers and Breaking Bad – Couldn’t pick my fav!
2. Tipple of choice
Night out: G&T with a slice of Grapefruit
Casual day time drink: Peroni
Summer drink: Cider
Dining out: Wine (red and white), either a Sav or a Pinot Noir.
3. Spirit animal
Bear – Spend all day grazing, like to be free, known to have a fiery side and enjoy my sleep.
4. Favourite album
Kings of Leon; Only By The Night – Every song is a banger and it never gets boring!
5. Talent for…
Naming country flags and capital cities... I had a book as a child, which had every flag and capital city, in which I read cover to cover.