Jordan Askew

Senior Recruitment Consultant

Outside of the expertise required to be a great recruiter, it takes a special set of skills to consistently provide that same level of service for contract positions, in the midst of such a fast-paced environment with ever-challenging turnaround times. Not only is this an environment that Jordan enjoys working in, it’s where he thrives.

With an extensive background in customer facing roles, Jordan recognised early that his relationship skills were greatly suited to a role in recruitment and hasn’t looked back since, going from strength to strength successfully recruiting across a number of specialist sectors, including Quality Engineering. With the firm belief that to truly differentiate yourself, you need be a specialist in your field, Jordan decided to hone in on the engineering industry.

Using his great eye for talent and ability to quickly build a warm rapport with candidates and clients alike, Jordan has established himself as a contract specialist, with the rare ability to deliver high quality and well-suited candidates in such a short turnaround for his clients. This isn’t possible without a deep knowledge of the industry and a constant close eye on local talent pools, which is where Jordan’s unquestionable desire for continual learning serves him so well.

Despite working in the fast-paced environment of recruiting for contract vacancies, Jordan understands the importance of reputation, always looking to develop relationships for the long-term versus competing firms perhaps looking for a quick win.

“Having personally experienced and dealt with industry timewasters in the past, I’ve always strived to be the opposite of my own negative experiences. I’m proud to have developed a level of trust in my relationships where clients may call for any number of reasons and occasionally just call asking for my opinion on a matter, not just when they need a position filled”

Despite his ambitions plans to grow the contract division of Osprey both in and outside the UK, Jordan is still a firm believer in work life balance. In his spare time, when not out socialising Jordan is a standout athlete for his local American Football team, a passion he picked up during his year and a half spent stateside. As an avid NFL fan he often managed to swerve the office football debates, however Jordan’s competitive side is on full display when him and his colleagues’ step onto the golf course where he looks to swap touchdowns for birdies.