David Wicks opened European Recruitment in September 2009. He has 14 years in recruitment with a specialisation in Telecoms, and a genuine belief that recruitment is not about the number of calls or emails made but about the relationships built with clients and candidates.
Previous owner of Eurostaff Group which he founded in 2003, then sold his share in 2008.
“David Wicks is the best consultant I interacted with. He has all the attributes to do his job perfectly. He understands your profile, concerns and needs. He gets you right job roles. He is knowledgeable and gives proper guidance. Also, he is very approachable and encouraging. The important quality of his is that he is very reliable (never goes back on his words or creates false impressions about the role/anything at any stage) and hence trustworthy. He intimates the events promptly and doesn’t push any of his favourite profiles on you, instead allows you to choose. Another important quality of him is that he never puts you in difficult situation, instead always make things comfortable for you. In one line, he has all (+more) that you expect from an agent. I was lucky to get his contact. Thanks a lot David. You are just a wonderful person.” Senior SW Engineer, Anritsu.
Sarah Bennett is a non-executive Director of European Recruitment.
Recruiting since 2006, covering defence, automotive, pharmaceutical, oil&gas and now hi-tech software and telecoms, with a focus on wireless communications.
Cycling, Football, Rugby, Reading, Film
Edward graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with an Honours degree and was previously a Recruitment Consultant at CBSbutler, providing contract and permanent opportunities on an international level.
“Edward was giving warm and timing help on supplying and arranging my interview and enrolling process with Anritsu. He was very efficient and effective in communicating with Anritsu and me, and also gave helpful and persuasive advice in the case.” March, 2011. Senior Software Engineer, Anritsu.
Oliver joined European Recruitment as part of the Wireless Team and went on to become an Account Manager for a number of European-wide clients. He is now responsible for running our new Leeds office and is head of our Embedded Systems team, supporting clients across the Automotive, IoT, Cloud, Security, Wireless and HPC sectors.
Sports, Politics, History
Oliver focused on Historical Studies for his Undergraduate before specialising in International Politics at Masters Level.
"I have been working with ERL for about a year. I would recommend European Recruitment to anyone seeking a good contract in Europe. Actually, I already did :) They are very helpful and very nice people (I am referring here mostly to my direct Recruiter - Oliver Ward). In my opinion two things matter in this kind of business: good money management and good communication. They have it all. I would not mind staying with them longer." March, 2012. System Debugger, a global wireless leader.
Chris joined European Recruitment as a Research & Recruitment Consultant and is now a Principal Consultant and Recruitment Specialist, acting as an Account Manager for key clients in the Benelux and Asian markets.
Reading, Travelling, Fine dining
An Exeter University grad with a degree in Sports Science, Chris is a keen rugby player having represented his county, been a member of Harlequins Academy and captaining his College 1st XV.
"I came in touch with Chris during the period in which I was looking for a job. He responded very quickly when I asked for any openings through European Recruitment. Then I got through to my first and second interviews through Chris's efforts in no time and eventually got hired. Chris's highlights would be his Responsiveness, Being well aware of each company's recruitment laws and very good communication throughout the recruitment process." January, 2017. LabVIEW Developer, VI Technologies.
Simon joined European Recruitment as a Recruitment Consultant. Simon is from a diverse academic and employment background and is currently working as an integral part of the wireless team, with a specialisation in Hardware.
Literature, Music, Surfing
Simon graduated from Brighton University with a First Class Honours Degree in Psychology and Sociology. He is now settled in Brighton with his family.
"I had an opportunity to be recruited by Simon and I would like to recommend him as a professional recruiter in the IT area. Simon is a very well organised and people oriented person who takes care and helps with every detail of the job change procedure with a deep knowledge about recruitment process. Simon helped me a lot in early stages of the process and even after I became hired he was still interested with and really engaged in this topic. I was really impressed with his positive attitude and for sure will recommend Simon to some of my friends. I wish him a lot of success in his daily job." April, 2015. License Manager, a global IT provider.
Jenna is a Principal Consultant at European Recruitment and has a wide network of talented engineers.
Netball at Under 21's international level, Swimming, Reading, Travelling
Jenna is from Cambridge in the UK and is a University of Brighton Business graduate who takes a keen interest in the Global Economy.
"From the start Jenna made sure that everything was on the right tracks. She was a great help in securing the right job for me. I am very glad that I had the chance to work with Jenna. Highly recommended." December, 2016. RF Engineer, Microsoft.
Gabrielle joined European Recruitment as a Research & Recruitment Consultant. She has since progressed into a Senior Consultant position, and now specialises in Machine Learning, Image Processing, AI, and Computer Vision.
Travel, Knitting, Good food
Gabrielle started her career as an Administration Apprentice and progressed into a number of leadership positions.
"Gabrielle introduced me a new interesting position in Germany. She kept me well informed during the whole recruitment process and gave also good tips on how to prepare for interview and also after that, the practicalities regarding moving to Germany. I was positively surprised by her professional and careful way how she handled the whole recruitment process until I had started my job. It was a pleasure to work with Gabrielle." - April, 2017. Senior RF Engineer.
Stuart joined European Recruitment as a Research & Resource Consultant in July 2015, and focuses particularly on the Semiconductor, Wireless and Automotive Sectors.
Tennis, Reading, Travelling
Originally from London, Stuart moved to Brighton to complete his BSc, and worked as a tennis coach during his studies.
"I have worked with Stuart over a recruitment process where at that time I was seeking to apply my abilities to new challenges with a couple of precise criteria which were very important to me. All over the process Stuart has been incredibly professional and proactive. He was very easy to work with and had facilitated the different channels of communications between the end client, European Recruitment and myself, with an outstanding manner from the beginning until even the post sales process.
I will really appreciate to work with Stuart again in the future. Definitely, Stuart is an invaluable asset as Senior Consultant in the Recruitment Domain!" December 2017 – International Sales and Business Development Manager, Embedded Systems
Stephen recently joined European Recruitment as a Research & Resource Consultant and has quickly built a network of talented software and hardware engineers.
Performing in his band, Reading, Running
Stephen studied Music Business & Performance at Brighton University and previously sailed across the Bay of Biscay.
"Stephen assisted me during a career change process from Ceitec-SA to InsideSecure. He oriented me through every single stage of the hiring process. He is very talented with people and always has key pieces of advice that made the difference for my success." November, 2017. Digital IC Engineer - Inside Secure.
April joined European recruitment as a Research & Resource Consultant and focuses particularly on the Security sector.
Fitness, Travelling, Reading
April graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a First Class Honours degree in Psychology.
"I’m very grateful to have recently worked with April and the team at European Recruitment throughout the recruitment process. I found April to be a pleasure to work with; engaging, prompt and consistently in reliable contact. The controlled and effective handling of communications and logistics that April and the ER staff provided allowed me to quickly and comfortably continue my career overseas with a valued employer. I could not recommend April and the team any more highly." January 2018. Expert of Industrial Design - Huawei Paris.
Liam is new to European Recruitment and has joined as a Research and Recruitment Consultant on Chris Canneaux's team.
Good Food, Cricket/rugby, Music, Fitness
Liam is a University of Portsmouth graduate with a degree in Sociology. He is also a keen cricketer, representing his local Brighton club, and passionate about music and culture.View Profile Email me
Sam joined European Recruitment as a Research & Recruitment Consultant in September 2017. He now specialises in Artificial Intelligence, with a focus on Machine Learning, Robotics and Computer Vision.
Football, Technology, Music
Sam graduated from a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Management from the University of Sussex in 2017. He has played Saturday & Sunday league football for over 10 years, and currently represents multiple local Brighton teams. He has previously represented amateur teams in Tennis, Cricket and Athletics, and before joining ERL, worked in sports-focused roles as a referee and coach.View Profile Email me
Sion joined European Recruitment as a Research & Recruitment Consultant in December 2017.
Portrait/Architectural Photography, Travel, Sport
Sion has completed a Digital Marketing course alongside his career within recruitment and now works full time at European Recruitment.View Profile Email me
Olivia joined European Recruitment as a Research & Recruitment Consultant in January 2018.
Dance, Travelling, Sport, Technology
Olivia graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Kent. She is a keen dancer, having started classes from the age of three, and is currently learning Spanish.View Profile Email me
David joined European Recruitment in January 2018 as a Research & Recruitment Consultant working in Simon Troupe’s team. He works primarily in the semiconductor and wireless industries.
Music, Football, Cricket, Literature, Film
David is a graduate from the University of Sussex, holding a Masters degree in Physics with Astrophysics. He is also a keen musician, performing as a Drummer/Percussionist for the last 10 years in bands and shows across the UK.View Profile Email me
Doron joined European Recruitment as a Research & Recruitment Consultant in February 2018. He specialises in the semiconductor industry.
Regulation of New Technology, Environmental Causes, Beach Volleyball, Nature Documentaries
Doron holds a Masters in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law from the University of Sussex. Having lived in Israel and the United States before England, he speaks Hebrew and enjoys reading about American regulation of the tech industries.View Profile Email me
Connor joined European Recruitment as a Research & Recruitment Consultant in July 2018.
Sports, Technology, Reading and Film
Connor graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from Leeds Beckett University
"Connor is an amazing resource and recruitment consultant. He guided me through the whole hiring process and made it fully transparent and clear - starting from the interviews and up until contract was signed. His insites and hints both on the interview process and how to approach the interviews in general were of a great help and made the whole experience nice and enjoyable. All uncertainties and confusions were addressed at a blazingly fast speed and did not cause any disturbincies. It was a real pleasure to work with Connor and I'm very greatful for such a wonderful opportunity." January 2019. C++ Software Engineer. ESR Labs.
Thomas joined European Recruitment as a Research and Recruitment Consultant in January 2019.
Tom is passionate about all things Music, pro audio and sound engineering. He is a Rugby Player and avid skier. He is currently working he way through IMDB’s top 250 movies.
Previous to European Recruitment Tom worked at David Jones as assistant manager and before this as office manager at a small music academy in Brisbane Australia. He studied at SAE Oxford and has a Bachelor’s degree in Sound Engineering.View Profile Email me
Luke joined European Recruitment as a Research & Recruitment Consultant in April 2019.
Rugby League, Cooking, Film and Reading
Luke graduated with a bachelors Degree in Law from Leeds Beckett University with a focus on Intellectual property Law. During Luke's studies he worked part time in a Microbrewery.View Profile Email me
Reece joined European Recruitment as a Research & Recruitment Consultant in April 2019.
Football, Running, Technology & Cinema
Reece graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Economics from the University of LiverpoolView Profile Email me
Joseph joined European Recruitment as a Research & Recruitment Consultant in May 2019.
All things sport, but being an ex-rugby player, rugby tops the list. Other passions include finding new places to eat and drink especially when traveling.
Before going into recruitment Joseph ran one of Brighton’s best pubs with his dad in the heart of the North Laine. It was great fun but it was time for a change when his family started expanding!
Being able to speak to people all day and build relationships with clients and candidates is what drew Joe into recruitment and enables him to utilise his skills from working in hospitality.
Jenny is the Finance Director for European Recruitment.
Family, Travel, Tennis, Badminton
Jenny is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser. She trained with Arthur Andersen and Grant Thornton before moving into industry, gaining experience in manufacturing, energy brokerage, and travel.View Profile Email me
Aga joined European Recruitment to manage contractor care and administration.
Travel, Languages, Sports
Aga was previously a Senior Administrator for Rullion Build Ltd. She holds an M.Sc. Eng. in Marketing and Business Management and a BA in Tourism and Travel Services Management. She has finished Level 4AAT in Accounting and has studied CIMA to become a chartered accountant.
"After 2.5 years contracting with NXP Semiconductors through European Recruitment, I have just accepted a permanent position. During this time, Aga has been my accountant and direct contact with ERL. She assured a smooth service and responded quickly every time I contacted her. I’ve been very surprised with the service I’ve received and with the fact that she always went the extra mile to help with any queries or doubts. I would like to express my thanks to ERL and Aga in particular for the past 2.5 years. I clearly recommend them to anyone looking for a new job."February, 2017.
Rhea started her career in recruitment as a Recruitment Consultant, but diversified into Business Support towards the end of 2015. She is now responsible for Human Resources, Marketing and Business Support for European Recruitment.
English literature, Reading, Family & Friends
Rhea graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with a degree in English.View Profile Email me