February 7, 2022
In between the day-to-day tasks of finding unicorn candidates for amazing jobs at incredible businesses that we’re lucky enough to work with, there’s been many conversations in the office where some of these questions have come up and we want to share them with you!
The team that you work with are the foundations of a business and it can be what makes a business, great! So we believe that it’s important to get to know your co-workers, and now you can get to know them too.
We asked the team some questions and here are their answers:
What do you like most about working at MKJ?
Billy: Love the team, everyone is hardworking but so nice, funny and sociable at the same time. I also love our flexible working policy and our celebrations as a team!
Paul: The way we partner with customers externally and support one another internally
Danielle: Change! My role has changed a fair amount over the years that I’ve worked at MKJ and the support I get along the way to be able to adapt and grow.
Chris: Flexibility, Collaboration, and the diversity of recruitment in Food/Drink sector
Harriet: The people – especially Maurice’s wicked Irish humour. A lot of us have worked together for several years so a family feel.
Maurice: There is a wealth of recruitment knowledge and experience within the business that you can learn from, the team is diligent and hardworking, and we all have a good sense of humour.
Suzanne: I think the flexibility and trust but also the growth mindset of everyone in the team. Everyone is overachieving but everyone is still so keen to learn and be better and very supportive of each other’s goals.
How long have you worked at MKJ?
Billy: 1.5 years now 😊
Paul: From its birth, 18 years ago!
Danielle: I joined as an apprentice 7 years ago and I’m still here!
Chris: Just over 7 years now
Harriet: Again, from its birth, 18 years ago
Maurice: 6 years and 3 months
Suzanne: Nearly 2 months
If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why?
Billy: Woody from Toy Story, obvs. He’s just the coolest bloke ever!
Paul: DR Who – I would love to own a Tardis and travel back in time.
Danielle: Hermione Granger, who wouldn’t want to use magic!
Chris: Professor X – Mind-control, all the gadgets, a mansion… what more do you need!
Harriet: Bridget Jones – She is naturally beautiful and funny without knowing it and has both Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) and Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) chasing after her!
Maurice: Indiana Jones – who doesn’t like a great adventure.
Suzanne: Lucy Pevensie (the youngest sibling) from the Chronicles of Narnia, I loved reading the books as a child and following the adventures. She is kind, full of courage, righteousness, and spirit and friends with a talking Lion which is pretty cool.
What would you have for your death row meal (starter, main, dessert)?
Starter – Buffalo chicken wings / Main – Roast lamb with dauphinoise potatoes and loads of mint sauce / Dessert – Sticky toffee pudding / Drink – a few pints of Peroni!
Starter – Prawn cocktail / Main – Spaghetti carbonara / Dessert – Crème brûlée
Starter – Cheesy garlic bread / Main – my moms homemade cottage pie, yum! (But if she’s having a day off cooking, maybe a Nandos!) / Dessert – it would have to be either brownie & ice cream or white chocolate cookie dough
Starter – Some kind of toasted goats cheese, pear and balsamic situation / Main – Kobe or Wagu fillet steak, fries with chimichurri and either a red wine or mushroom sauce / Dessert – Pecan pie and ice cream
Starter – Calamari / Main – Rare steak, chips with horseradish / Dessert – Sticky toffee pudding
Starter – Sweet chilli king prawns with calamari/ Main – Teriyaki steak with pak choi and soba noodles / Dessert – Apple crumble with vanilla ice cream
Starter – Calamari and aioli dip / Main – Rib eye steak with bordelaise sauce, dauphinoise potatoes, fine green beans and mushrooms / Dessert – Crème brûlée / Drink – Cold glass of Vintage Veuve Clicquot!