South West recruitment consultancy 24-7 Staffing has started the New Year off with a bang by welcoming Sandie Rutter to its team of directors.
Sandie takes up a brand-new role as Director of Care and Commercial Recruitment and brings a wealth of experience to the business. With 34 years in the industry and the past 10 specialising in Health and Social Care, Sandie is very much looking forward to meeting clients and candidates plus developing and nurturing her new team.
Sandie has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988, when all you needed was a Rolodex, a telephone and newspapers had the monopoly on job advertising! Like many people, recruitment was something Sandie fell into, but it quickly became her passion and she’s been fortunate to work with some of the industry’s leading experts along the way.
Sandie first started out working for a multi-national company, offering commercial, industrial, and catering recruitment.
She said, “I can still remember today how terrifying it was to put my intensive training into practise and pick up my first permanent job. Client visits were particularly scary because at just 18, I was so nervous!”
Sandie’s career has taught her many valuable lessons that she consistently passes on to others. Her key learnings include:
- Everyone is unique, and this is something to celebrate rather than be conscious about
- Always do what you say you will do
- No-one has all the answers, but everyone can listen
- If you can’t help someone, tell them. Don’t try and pretend you can, just try your best to point them in the right direction.
In 2012, Sandie entered the health and social care recruitment world and holds a tremendous amount of respect for the work this community of keyworkers does every day. No other industry sector is as people-centric or indeed as demanding with training and compliance.
Sandie continued, “I’ve been incredibly lucky to have worked with some exceptionally talented individuals who, having had the right training, have been able to carve out, long-standing recruitment careers with their clients for many years.
“It gives me huge satisfaction to see the people I support, grow into valued recruitment partners, and get as much joy out of the job, as I do.
“I’m thrilled to be joining 24-7 Staffing, and I look forward to supporting my team, clients, and candidates. The focus and ethos that the team demonstrates towards the people they look after every day is very much something I will uphold and nurture.”
Julian Thompson, Managing Director of 24-7 Staffing, added, “We’ve been looking for the right person to fulfil this role in the business for a few years now and when Sandie came along, we knew she was the perfect fit.
“Her experience in the recruitment industry and these sectors, in particular, will be a welcome boost to our clients, candidates and internal team members. Our Operations Director Shane Stevens and I are very much looking forward to working with Sandie to strengthen the business in the years ahead.”
The team at 24-7 Staffing specialises in recruiting for the driving, commercial, healthcare, and industrial sectors with offices in Chippenham, Bristol and Salisbury.
Pictured above: (left to right) Sandie Rutter, Director of Care and Commercial Recruitment, Julian Thompson , Managing Director and Shane Stevens , Operations Director at 24-7 Staffing Head Office in Chippenham