Specialist recruitment company, Cast UK, has strengthened its team with four new appointments to its Manchester office.
The new starters, which include Ben Bennett, Russell Smith, Ben Findley and Dan Whitmore, have joined Cast UK’s Graduate Training Academy.
Ben Bennett is a geography graduate from the University of Leicester and is working within the procurement and supply chain team focusing on engineering and manufacturing in the Midlands. In his spare time, Ben is stand-up comedian and made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year, which received four-star reviews.
Russell Smith is a psychology graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University and international swimmer representing GB in overseas competitions across Europe, Australia, USA, South Africa, Japan and Singapore. As part of the retail and FMCG team, led by Pete Hobson, Russell will specialise in procurement and supply chain in the Midlands and Milton Keynes.
Ben Findley, who studied at Royal Holloway University of London, joins the specialist recruitment company with over four years of experience in retail and works in the logistics team in the South.
Dan Whitmore, originally from Saddleworth, joins Cast UK after receiving his degree from York University. He joins the procurement and supply chain team, led by Mark Nesbit, to work with clients throughout the North East.
Commenting on his experience of the Cast UK Graduate Training Academy, Dan said: “It’s great to be part of an ambitious team who are specialists in the sectors they operate. I’ve received great support from my team leader, Mark, and feel like the company is helping me to build a solid foundation for career growth.”
Wayne Brophy, managing director of Cast UK, added: “Having grown the team significantly in the last year, we recognise the importance of providing an environment that both supports and challenges ambitious graduates embarking on their careers in recruitment.
“We’ve developed a model that enables them to benefit from the expertise of senior team members, with a one-to-one pairing process, while giving them the opportunity to learn and develop their career with us.”