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John Pollard//Recruitment Manager - Permanent

A bit about me:

One of the founding team at Silven, John manages the permanent recruitment team. He also recruits for management and director-level positions across the UK, but primarily in the North West, Wales and the West Midlands. With no less than 20 years in the recruitment industry; 15 of these in food and drink, John has a vast network of candidates and clients alike.

He says, “I used to recruit for IT Sales people but I couldn’t get passionate about IT. It just wasn’t my thing. Food, on the other hand, definitely is something I love. And I love watching how food is made. I love the factories and I love being able to make a difference by recruiting great people for my clients.

“The challenge is for us to recruit the stars of the future and grow Silven to be the go-to recruiter within Food & Drink manufacturing.”

“Oh, and I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to Engineering and machinery.”

Outside of work, John likes to spend time with his wife and two daughters, keeping fit, taking part in cycling tours, completing the Etape du Tour twice and doing it again this year in the Alps, cricket and is a Man United supporter.

Fun Fact:

John got through the auditions to go on Blind Date, but his boss wouldn’t give him time off!

Favourite Food:

Spicy food that includes chillies

What do you like about working at Silven?

“People and the challenge. I’ve got some great colleagues. They really know their stuff and stand out within our sector"

Favourite Quote:

“Live life with happiness. Every day is everything. Aim for your goals and some day you might achieve them.” John’s daughter, Liv, when she was 8

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