Exciting New Hires as Elevation Continues to Grow

Exciting New Hires as Elevation Continues to Grow

Elevation Recruitment Group are delighted to announce the appointment of 2 new Recruitment Consultants Dan King & Chris Savage.

Dan will be joining our Procurement & Supply Chain division and Chris will join our Engineering & Manufacturing division.

Prior to joining Elevation, Dan & Chris both come from sporting backgrounds that led them into a career in recruitment. Now ready to build long term careers in specialist divisions, they both have a passion for the sector and look forward to what their future holds.

They explain why they felt Elevation was the right business for them to join!

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Can you give us a whistle stop tour of your career?

Dan

I successfully completed my degree in Economics and decided to move back home to Wales. Whilst looking at potential job opportunities, I started completing my football coaching and was then offered a role with Doncaster Rovers Foundation, where I became a community football coach. I worked with schools and children in the region and on the back of this decided to complete my PGCE.

Chris

Dan and I actually have similar backgrounds. I did a sports science degree and was doing some personal training and coaching in primary schools part time and therefore I also decided to complete my PGCE and became a primary school teacher.

After both starting out in coaching and education, what led you to a career change?

Chris

I loved teaching but was not loving marking and the restrictions in the curriculum at the time. My partner and I decided to take some time out and travel around Asia and during this I really considered my strengths and what I wanted to achieve. From doing online research I came across recruitment. It seemed to give me what I was looking for; the chance to speak with new people, the chance to build a long term career and of course excellent monetary rewards for hard work. I have spent the last 2 ½ years working in recruitment now and love it all.

Dan

I did my PGCE during covid which had its own challenges, but it also made me realise that as much as I love to coach and play sport, it wasn’t something I wanted to make my job. I had friends who worked in recruitment and similar to Chris, I did my research and found it was fast paced, well paid and offered good opportunities for people that were willing to learn. I decided then to combine my teaching knowledge with recruitment and joined education recruitment. This helped me to understand the challenges whilst learning the art of recruitment.

What attracted you to join the team here Elevation?

Dan

The personality of the people was the number 1 draw. I was working in Manchester but living in Sheffield and I was looking to stay in recruitment but local. After meeting with Elevation, everyone I met was down to earth and the process was really professional and thorough. They didn’t just want a bum on a seat but allowed me to meet lots of people and ensure it was the right move, on the right desk!

Chris

I wasn’t actively looking for a new role, but I am about to become a Dad in July and if I was going to make a move it would have to be with a family friendly flexible business. I spoke with Pete Simmonds (Senior Director) and got the feeling they could provide me with the flexible, whilst still pushing my career forward. I also met Greg Parkinson (CEO) and you can really see his passion for the people and the longevity of the team here speaks volumes.

What attracts you to the new divisions you will be joining?

Chris

Having worked in recruitment for a few years, I looked after facilities management & maintenance and touched on E&M.  I therefore felt my skills would be really transferable to this area. I have operated in a high volume sector and really wanted to advance my skills working in more specialist and more senior positions, it felt the right time and the right fit.

Dan

I will not confess to be a procurement & supply chain expert, but that challenge appeals to me. For me, the decision was based on who I met and how I would gel with that particular team. Meeting Carl Walker (Associate Director) and Shaun Pettigrew (Business Manager) I knew they were my kind of people. They have a vast amount of knowledge I can learn from, but I also felt they would suit my personality.

What are you hoping to achieve in your role at Elevation?

Dan

I want to build a career, I have reached a point where it is time to give it my all and I want to make a name for myself in the region and a specialism.

Chris

I want to provide for my family, learn as much as possible and then eventually use my coaching skills and hopefully become a manager one day.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

Dan

I loved sports and I want to get back active following the pandemic when a lot of things were closed. Its great that Elevation have a free gym onsite, so I plan to make the most of that. I also love going out with friends and socialising

Chris

I am quite active, I love walking and football. However, most of my time recently has been getting ready for our new baby in July – so I have been painting the room, assembling furniture and just lots of house work!

Elevation have continued their growth plans year on year and have become Yorkshire's leading recruitment firm across 8 specialist areas. Due to this growth, we currently have a number of new recruitment vacancies from Consultant to Director level in addition to, positions across the wider business support functions.

To find out more about the opportunities that Elevation Recruitment can offer you, please click the link here. Alternatively, contact our Senior Director, Fran Lee for a confidential chat on 07779 103 901 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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