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Ben Sutcliffe, Recruitment Partner - ADS&T, Atkins


Recruitment Partner - ADS&T

What’s your role at SNC-Lavalin?

I am the Recruitment Partner for Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology. As Recruitment Partner, I oversee recruitment for the whole business area including permanent, contingent, experienced hire and early careers. I am predominantly business and lead on the strategy behind the growth plans for the business, as well as championing efforts in areas such as Diversity & Inclusion and sponsor our internal networks such as the Partnership with the Armed Forces.

Tell us a little bit about your background.

I have been recruiting for over 15 years and I have been with the business for 4 years. I have recruited always recruited in to engineering sectors and have operated mainly within consulting markets such as our business. Prior to recruiting, I was a trained Dispensing Optician which means if you come for an interview with us, I am also trained to fit you contact lenses as well!

What’s the best thing about your job?

It’s definitely giving a candidate a job offer! I couldn’t even hazard a guess how many jobs I have offered over the last 15 years but it never gets old. The buzz you get when you offer a candidate a job they have worked really hard to earn is unparalleled.
What makes a good day at work?

Tell us something you like about working at SNC-Lavalin.

SNC-Lavalin is an enormous, global business and now, since the acquisition of Atkins in 2017, we seem to cover every aspect of Engineering and Consulting possible. This means each day is so diverse and throws up new challenges – you never know what to expect! I also love the culture for change and grow. We are a business that isn’t resting on it’s laurels and aspires to make the world we live in a better place, both for our employees and for the infrastructure we help develop.

What would you say to someone thinking of joining SNC-Lavalin?

Do it! It’s an incredible business to work for. If you’re interested in a collegiate, collaborative and inclusive environment to hone your profession, then you can’t get better.

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