A Day In The Life Of – Ben Winson

Ben is a Recruitment Consultant based at our Burton office. Ben is a die-hard Derby County fan but only when they’re winning. He likes to think he’s a bit of a Jack the Lad, when in actual fact he’s more like a nervous Nelly…

Ben’s morning begins at a bliss 6am, he’ll get up “empty the tank” and get back in bed for another half hour. He’ll shower every morning without fail, even if he’s running late, he’ll find time to shower! Unfortunately for Ben, he can’t grow hair on his face. 28 years old and he has the face of an 8-year-old… So he’ll shave his “undercarriage” no not the one downstairs the one located upstairs; moisturise the 5 chest hairs he has – he was gutted the other week to find he’d lost one! – he’ll get his “Just For Men” African Sunset (more like a Ginger ninja)  and give his hair a quick once over and he’ll be ready for his day!

Ben will always prepare his work clothes the night before. He likes to think he’s very organised, he’ll tidy his house, put the bin out and will totally forget to lock his door. His drive to work is 8 miles so around 20 minutes. He’ll occupy his time by listening to Take That to invigorate his day, getting in some practice for the work’s do later this year. He’ll walk into the office preparing himself for what today has in store. To be honest, he should know what he’s doing from the day before but he’s got a very short attention span, made clear by the fact he’ll ask everyone how their nights were, but totally ignore their response… A new common occurrence in the Burton office is that the team will interrogate Ben on his previous night out. Ben is a strong believer in honesty is the best policy so spares no detail. The team will look around in shock. Tori is agog, Charlotte is cringing, Sigita is disappointed, Charlie can’t stop laughing and Tom is blushing with embarrassment. After everyone, including Ben, has calmed down, he’ll scan through his emails, action anything that came up overnight, double, triple check all of his temps have arrived for work and the ones who haven’t he’ll make sure are hanged drawn and quartered…

Burton has been really busy recently filling bookings. They’ve been that busy, Ben has been sieving through around 100 CV’s per day. He’s seen it all, people applying for Senior Managers positions having worked at Bargain Booze, 13 year olds applying for full-time positions and someone stating one of their strengths is overlaying. It’s fair to say Ben’s delete key has become his new best friend… Like it had much competition anyways… After his daily 100 CV’s have been viewed it fast approaches din-dins. Ben is either the last one to go or he doesn’t get one. He’s mastered the technique of getting people to either fetch his dinner from his car, or for them to go buy it from the local cafe. We can only assume he’s got some dirt on them, a sexual plunder, a drunken error or perhaps the most likely they owe him for when he bought breakfast the other day…

Normally Ben’s afternoon is jam-packed with ringing candidates and getting them booked in for interviews. The team range from 10 – 20 interviews per day at the moment, but what can they say, they’ve got bookings to fill and people to see. Today is Ben’s lucky day, he’s got to go out to one of his clients just to check how everything is going. Ben loves to leave the office so he can drive his noble steed, the infamous, ruthless Peugeot 307… but make no mistake what it lacks in speed and power it makes up for in safety and slowness. After checking in with a local client and solidifying relationships, Ben heads back to a frantic Burton office filling last minute bookings and conversing about their plans for the weekend.

With a long stressful day coming to an end Ben will do the 8 miles home in record time. Ben’s day doesn’t end there though, he’s a massive cricket fan and brings up at every opportunity that he used to play for England when he was 16, all we can say is he must have been good to end up working in Recruitment working 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday… Once exercising is over, cricket bat and ball hung up he’ll order a takeaway and munch away until the early hours and turn in for the night… but not before arranging his clothes for the next days’ work!