Bob is the MD – He started the company 30 years ago. Originally Bob was an Officer in the Royal Airforce, upon leaving he decided that he wanted a complete change of career and thought that IT Recruitment was an exciting and emerging industry that he would love to be involved in. – So 1st Choice Jobs was born!
Bob now has nearly 30 years’ experience in the IT recruitment industry, with many of his original clients still extremely loyal to 1st Choice.
In his spare time Bob enjoys going to the gym, walking his two dogs – Lucy the Spaniel and Guy the Labrador. Also reading The Times and The Telegraph to keep abreast of current affairs.
Rachel is Bob’s daughter. She joined the company nearly 12 years ago. Prior to this Rachel sold ERP software for nearly 10 years, and so has a good understanding of how software houses work from both sides.
Rachel has experience of working on large and small recruitment campaigns. Placing candidates from Junior to Director level, and enjoys the buzz of making a perfect match of client to candidate.
When not at work Rachel spends her time running around after her husband, 2 daughters, 3 dogs and Monty the cat! When there is time she attempts to keep fit!!
Jo has been with 1stChoice for just over 3 years joining us after a varied career covering Customer Services and New Business Development.
Jo is a machine on the phone! Always positive and happy she enjoys keeping in contact with our many existing clients and also discussing requirements and onboarding new clients.
Don’t accept a cup of tea from Jo! Her tea making skills leave room for much improvement! When not at work Jo loves reading, spending time with her children and cleaning her house! – Yes Jo really does love cleaning!
James is a Recruitment Consultant. He joined 1stChoice in 2008 after leaving University completing a degree in Law and Criminology.
He now has nearly 10 years IT Recruitment experience. He especially enjoys working on Development roles.
When not glues to a screen he enjoys walks in the countryside with his partner and his Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Nala, who has recently become a Therapy dog. He also enjoys cycling, photography and recently discovered jogging.
Sarah is a Resourcer and Administrator. She joined 1stChoice in 2009 after a career break to have her two boys.
Sarah has a Business degree, is a CIPD member and previously worked in Human Capital consulting – working with I.T. companies across the world. She also worked as a Test Analyst at a Big 4 accountancy firm and has run several local charities.
In her spare time she loves to cook, read and watch SciFi/Fantasy and beautify her garden. She is also a grammar and spelling fanatic so always has that red pen ready!
Jordan is the newest addition to the team. Currently undertaking an Apprenticeship in Recruitment with the associated NVQ, he has quickly understood the IT industry and clients and candidates requirements.
Importantly Jordan’s tea making ability is already better than Jo’s!!
Outside of work, Jordan is an all-round “action Jackson” happiest when participating in any type of outdoorsy type sport. He also enjoys his time with CCF where he is a Lead Cadet