Six months ago, Mario Michaels joined as our new Head Of Technology in the North. With nine years of experience working with some of our biggest technology recruitment competitors, we were extremely excited about his arrival to the business. Since joining, Mario has been a vital driving force behind the growth of our permanent and interim teams in Manchester.

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We caught up with Mario to learn more about his adventure so far.


What do you love about the work you do?

I love working with startups and scale-ups, helping them grow their technology teams and watching the business thrive. I especially love working with local businesses as I am passionate about the Manchester Tech ecosystem and helping Manchester be on the map from a tech perspective.


What led you to work here?

Having worked for large corporates in the past I wanted to try something new. The ambition, the growth plans and the agility to move at pace was a massive attraction for me. That alongside the flexibility of working practices made it a no-brainer for me.


How would you describe the culture?

FJR has a start/scale-up feel to it, whereby ideas are considered and executed. It is vibrant, entrepreneurial and gives people the autonomy to work to their own standards as business owners of their own desks/markets. It’s a high performing culture whereby people have fun while doing extremely well for themselves.


What are you excited about achieving?

I’d like to make FJR an international business by setting up international teams and giving people the opportunity to develop, progress and expand their life experiences within our business.


What would you say to someone thinking about joining FJR?

You have to be mature and intrinsically motivated to be successful here. There aren’t people bashing you on the head with a stick, it has to come from within. If you have these two qualities, you will get given opportunities.

We’re always on the lookout for the best talent in recruitment. If you want to learn more about what our adventure has to offer, submit your details below and a member of the team will reach out to you.

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