We welcomed our first hire of 2020 to the team last month, Ethan Simpson, who joins us as a Recruitment Consultant specialising in IT Infrastructure, Support & Service Delivery across Suffolk.
However, recruitment wasn’t always Ethan’s preferred career choice as he studied Sports Science at the University of Essex, with dreams of becoming a PE Teacher from a young age but realised that his career lied elsewhere once he took a role in Recruitment soon after graduating.
It was during his time at university and working as a manager in hospitality where Ethan first experienced the internal recruitment process and felt like he could pave his career by helping companies find permanent and contract solutions to their business needs.
Born and raised in Norfolk, Ethan will soon be relocating to Norwich City, which means that he will be able to walk to work and, more importantly, will be living within a mile radius of 12 different pubs!!
Ethan’s been in recruitment for just over a year having started in automotive recruitment, but of late has realised that IT was a sector that he would be passionate about recruiting for. Also, having commuted to Colchester University, Ethan is well accustomed to travelling up and down the A140, so he is excited to be covering the Suffolk region, despite being a loyal Norwich City FC fan!
Aside from being a PE teacher, another one of Ethan’s dreams as a young kid was to play basketball for the LA Lakers, but the closest he got was being trained by Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal’s former coach during his time playing for the Norfolk Basketball Association.
Outside of work, Ethan is a keen sports fan and enjoys “attempting” (as he describes!) to play football for a local Sunday-league team, however, being 6″7′, Ethan admits: “I struggle to get out of 1st gear and have the turning circle of a large tug-boat!”. In his downtime, he enjoys gaming, socialising, and loves long weekend breaks across Europe with his girlfriend, and has recently visited Budapest, Bratislava, and Munich to name a few.
Facts about Ethan:
• Likes: Norwich City FC, lager, Ben Stokes, weekend breaks to Europe
• Dislikes: VAR, people who ‘find themselves’ travelling, social media influencers.
• A random fact about Ethan: “with size 15 feet I find it incredibly hard to find shoes, especially football boots!”
To find out how Ethan can help your business, or if you’re looking for a new position in IT Infrastructure, Support or Service Delivery in the Suffolk region, contact him directly on 01603 629499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.