Sectors



Mining

You’d be forgiven for thinking that mining is a dwindling industry but in fact one of Astra’s most comprehensive recruitment projects in the last five years was with Wolf Minerals, the world’s fourth largest tungsten resource and the UK’s very first metal mine for over 40 years. This mammoth mining recruitment project consisted of supporting the group with over 100 vacancies that needed to be filled and the launch of assessment centre days to whittle down suitable candidates for various roles.

Although mining is a very niche area, Astra have strong roots and expertise within Logistics, Engineering and Construction, which made this project a lot easier to fulfil. The legacy of this recruitment project has meant that Astra still advertise mining jobs, from lab technicians to pit engineers, and we are well equipped to accommodate these roles through existing databases and modern methods of sourcing candidates.

Candidates: If you are from the mining industry and you are interested in our current mining vacancies, then please do get in touch. Additionally, if you are new to the industry but it’s something that interests you then we’d like to hear from you too. Although the mining sector isn’t quite what it was used to be, Astra Recruitment have strong relations with those who are still active, meaning you will still be able to discover mining jobs on our website from time to time. Please get in touch with our team regarding our available mining jobs.

Clients: If you are company with a pending mining project on the horizon and you’d like help recruiting quality staff for an assortment of roles, then Astra Recruitment could be your saviour. We have valuable experience within this niche area as well as a clear understanding of the demands involved. Throughout our time as a mining recruitment partner we developed an expansive candidate database, which we are confident will benefit any business looking to recruit temporary or permanent mining staff. Please get in touch should any of our mining recruitment services appeal to you and your business.



Brian's Profile

Name: Brian Rossiter

Position: Quality Co-ordinator

Sector: Engineering & Technical

Time In Recruitment: 12 Years

Why should Brian represent you?
Although Brian has earnt his recruitment stripes as a consultant, his main area of expertise is now within the deliverance of recruitment projects for companies nationwide. Brian has valuable experience in providing a comprehensive recruitment project, which can really tap into a business’s ethos, framework and recruitment goals.

Using tailor-made business solutions, Brian can help to assist companies with:

• Advertising, marketing and PR.
• Screening and selection of candidates.
• Compliance checks.
• Interview Days/Assessment Centres.
• Final Offers.
• Facilitation and co-ordination of training for successful starters.

Throughout all of Brian’s projects he balances a complementary blend of professionalism and approachability. He’s a quality communicator, sustains an analytic mind and his organisation skills are exemplary; so much so that he can juggle a few projects at once.
5 specialities/core recruitment skills.
Understanding client requirements & implementing these. Very organised. Able to handle large volume of recruitment projects. Achieve client targets and maintain communication. Hospitable.
Clients Brian has worked with.
Wolf Minerals, SGS, CA Blackwell, Taziker Industrial, Cuddy Group.
Q&A

For you, what makes Astra unique?
Great working environment & culture.

What’s the best thing about being in recruitment?
Being able to help those find employment and the diversity of work.

If there was one thing you could change about recruitment, what would it be?
Less transactional, recruiters do themselves a disservice when they fall into a sales fight.

Recruitment is supposed to be the most stressful job on the market – how do you deal
with this stress?

Performing on stage.

What we may not know…
Acted with a professional theatre company.

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