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Austin Shields

Director – UK, BENELUX & DACH
0121 285 5529
About Me

Interesting facts

Austin has over 10 years experience within the IT Recruitment industry. He has achieved a 2nd Dan in Shotokan Karate and once competed for England at international level.

Specialist recruitment area?

  • Cloud, Hosted and Virtualisation

Professional highlight of 2018?

  • Bringing a dedicated recruitment trainer into our business to lead our L&D and develop a unique training program, ensuring we can support and develop consultants.

Biggest untapped opportunity in IT & Digital recruitment?

  • We’re currently exploring ways of integrating Data Driven Analytics with out REC processes, and the opportunities for more accurate hiring are endless.

Most overused current industry buzz word?

  • ULTIMATELY – I use it and I hear it said a 1000 times a day

A movie title for the story of your life?

  • Forrest Gump

Nerdiest thing you do in your spare time?

  • Learning to DJ

What do your family think you do all day?

  • Make money by giving out orders  

First act if you became Prime Minister?

  • Abolish death taxes

Who has been your mentor in business?

  • Jason Langford-Brown of the Lucid Groupa

A day in your life? Typical day:

  • 8:00am – Porridge and protein shake for brekkie (post workout, obvs)
  • 8:30am – Catch up with the Senior Team and get a rundown of what is happening for the day/week ahead.
  • 10am – Chase any necessary things to do on the to-do list for the day.
  • 12pm – Catch up with the team to see how things have gone.
  • 1pm – LUNCH!
  • 2pm – Meetings with any customers, candidates or suppliers we partner with.
  • 4pm – Debrief with the team.
  • 5:30pm – Catch up with anyone I have struggled to get hold of throughout the day.