Name – Martyn Aitken
Job title – Recruitment Consultant - Technical Freelance
What other jobs have you done apart from working in recruitment?
Hospitality as a Sous Chef and a Car Sales Executive.
Biggest disaster anywhere at work? (that you can tell us about!)
A customer came into the garage to collect their new car. It had been all valeted and was looking pristine ... then the valet team ran a car into the back of it, right in front of the customer. Not their finest hour!
Why did you join Peace?
I knew former colleagues who had joined Peace Recruitment and it sounded like a great place to work. The company has a really good reputation in the market with good opportunities for career development.
Favourite food and Drink?
Definitely curry and beers!
Favourite holiday destination?
South Africa Is my favourite place so far: it's a cracking part of the world, with excellent, cheap wine! (Ed's note: we trust this does not give the wrong impression, Martyn is really an oenophile).
Favourite sport/team or hobby?
Bit of a petrol-head enjoy so I enjoy watching the TT and F1. I also have a keen interest in the stock markets.
Where are the real challenges in the recruitment market just now?
A real skill shortage in construction and the number of agencies inflating rates. Consequently, IR35 is creating ever bigger challenges for the public sector.
Favourite (non work) website and why?
Netflix - always good shows to unwind to.