Donna Barnes

Meet our Ops Director

I am an extremely passionate, focused and inspirational business owner and recruiter who believes in giving exceptional customer service. If you want a bespoke personal recruitment solution then look no further. As our company ethos supports I am continuously striving for Mutual Success.

Having started Astra Recruitment 4 years ago I have now grown it to a 2 company group with 11 staff. My vision is to continue with this aggressive growth strategy to enable us to offer a truly total recruitment package to all of our clients.

Jarek Grzeskowiak

Meet our IT specialist

Jarek is a technology recruitment consultant experienced in sourcing and recruiting for various permanent roles within following areas; software development, systems and infrastructure administration, business intelligence and data warehouse development, project and programme management, web design and development, electronics, embedded software engineering as well as managerial roles at various levels.

Whether you are an expert or a graduate - if you are going to make the next step in your career or enter the World of work in the IT industry and you seek for truly consultative recruitment service please do not hesitate to contact Astra IT.

Brian Rossiter

Meet our Construction Specialist

Brian has successfully managed key accounts over a 10 year period: specialising in technical recruitment, he is adept at matching candidate skills with suitable roles within large organisations.

Working closely with Wolf Minerals to recruit staff for their new project, Drakelands Mine, he is keen to speak with candidates interested in developing their career within this dynamic, fast-paced and exciting industry.

Please view our list of current mining vacancies for more information and to apply.

Kim Lewis

Meet our Logistics Specialists

In a previous position Kim started the Logistics Recruitment desk and grew it to be one of the companies’ best performing teams in less than 18 months.

Having moved from one of the Nation’s most successful recruitment companies with offices worldwide, she has taken the decision to join Astra Recruitment because of our open and honest approach to recruitment and our fun yet professional environment which is also enjoyed by our clients and candidates alike.

She is totally dedicated to finding the right candidate the right job with the right company and always have an eye for advancement of my candidates to benefit my clients.

She has successfully placed candidates with John Lewis, Asda, Koch West House, Robert Wiseman Dairies and many other National operators but she also enjoys working with smaller companies and family businesses, Her goal is always to find the right person for the right job and this is what motivates her every day.

If you have a role or if you are looking to take the next step in your career in Logistics the please get in touch.

Simon Pitt

Meet our Sales Recruitment Specialist

Simon brings a wealth of Sales and Marketing experience to his role as a Sales Recruitment Consultant. At this time Simon is currently recruiting for a wide variety of companies such as BT, Hella, Cigna, Bourne Leisure and more.

Simon’s large experience and background means he is able to work with businesses both global and local to find the right talent to help those businesses grow. Simon takes great pride in his ability to understand a company, the role to be filled and its requirements: this allows him to connect the right candidates to companies they will flourish in.

Carol McGeary

Meet our Director

As well as being a company Director Carol also recruits within our Hospitality and Leisure and Waste divisions

Having been in the recruitment industry for over 20 years Carol has a wealth of knowledge as well as a very loyal and diverse candidate following.

Carol's main experience is within the Hospitality and Leisure sector where she managed recruitment campaigns for most of the major players.

Carol also recruits within our Waste division where we specialise in providing sales and management staff.

Oscar Bennetts

Meet our Resourcer

Oscar works alongside our consultants to assist them in finding the best candidates for the roles they work.

Oscar comes to Astra from a background within large organisations, where he has developed the skills and experience required to highlight candidates who will potentially fit into many roles within the various sectors we cover.

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