Grasp Every Opportunity | 5 Minutes with a Morson Recruiter

5 Minutes with a Morson Recruiter
author profile picture

by Jessica Tabinor on

Our new Recruitment Consultant, Kartik Masalawala has recently joined Morson, bringing with him a wealth of experience from a very interesting background. We sat down with Kartik to bring you 5 minutes with a Morson Recruiter… 

Kartik, I hear you’ve got quite a story to tell in regards to how you got into recruitment?

Yeah, so I trained to be an accountant prior to working at Morson. I went through the full three years at Salford University and achieved my Accounting & Finance degree. Then, two years into my career as an Accountant and only three papers away from fully qualifying and I decided I wanted to become a recruiter!

That’s quite a career change! What made you change your mind?

If I’m honest, I used to look at recruitment roles and I didn’t think they were for me. I didn’t realise you could actually build a really successful career in recruitment and when I started to look into it, I realised how many opportunities there were out there.

After 2 and a half years in accounting roles, I realised that sitting at a desk looking at spreadsheets all day wasn’t for me. So I thought, what else am I good at? I’m good at talking to people, negotiating, and I know the accounting market… recruitment!

Once I started properly looking into the role I realised how much of a good fit it was; I could recruit accountants and have the inside knowledge of what it’s like to work in that specific role. It was the perfect fit.

So what was your first taste of recruitment?

I was speaking to a couple of recruiters who were trying to find me a new accounting job when I made the switch. One of them knew I wasn’t entirely loving the world of accountancy and said to me “you come across really well, if you ever decide you fancy a career change then let me know”. I’d actually already been thinking about recruitment so he arranged a couple of interviews for me.

My first recruitment role was with a financial recruitment company based in Warrington where I recruited for practice accountancy roles. I knew straight away that this was the right job for me.

What attracted you to Morson?

I was contacted by Tom Wowk – Senior Recruitment Consultant who works at Morson and he said that he had been keeping an eye on me and that he would like me to come in to have a chat with some managers.

Initially, it was the size of the company and the direction that it’s moving in. Morson offered me the progression I was looking for at the time. When I pulled up and saw the building, I thought “right okay… this is no small time company”, it was not what I was expecting at all. From the beginning of the interview, I could tell that Morson was the right fit for me.

Have you transferred any skills from your time as an accountant and put them to use at Morson?

Yeah definitely! A client will come to me and say “I’ve got an Assistant Account role I need you to recruit for” and they will list what requirements they have for the specific role. With my previous experience, I can almost predict what they are looking for, I understand the industry terms and know first-hand what it takes to work in accountancy.  I’ve even helped some of my university course mates find jobs!

Finally, your top tips for someone looking for a job in finance?

Number one is always speak to a recruiter before jumping into a role as there are so many different routes to go down in a finance career. Recruiters can look at your situation and evaluate what path is best to take and how you can reach your goals in the most efficient way. Other than that you just need to graft! I’ve always been a great believer that if you put the work in, you get the results out.

My biggest advice to school and college leavers is that if you decide to do a degree, do a sandwich degree. Three words – Experience means everything!

Like the sound of becoming a recruiter? Morson has a range of internal vacancies available.

Or, are you working in Finance and are looking for your next role? Browse our current professional services roles and register your CV to let our expert recruiters help you progress your career.


Cx Jobs

Stores Operative

Summary of Role:The post-holder will be a competent Stores Operative who is able to manage their own workload and work to deadlines to help achieve the overall objectives of the operations teamThe post-holder must have the ability to work within a team as well as individually. It is essential that the post-holder has a flexible attitude so that they can become a versatile, multi-skilled individual who has the ability to work across different areas of the Despatch departmentPrincipal responsibilitiesBooking transport for the movement of stock/materialsWrapping/packing of stock/materialsControl of stock rotation / material shelf lifeResponsible for stocktakingResponsible, as part of the Despatch team, for the daily management of stockEfficient measuring / monitoring of stock movements at all timesResponsible, as part of the Despatch team, for the control of inventoryWorking effectively to plan and distribute daily workloadCompleting necessary reporting as required/when requestedProactive thinking with regards to waste reduction, and how costs can be minimisedResponsible for the despatching of finished goodsWithin the Despatch team assist in the Managing the Material Control, GI & Tool storesDemonstrating commitment to Lean principles and Continuous Improvement at all timesCompleting relevant KPI reportingAbility to monitor min/max stocking, JIT, consignment stocking and direct line feedThe Post holder is expected to work flexibly within the role. It is expected for the post holder to carry out activities for which they are competent. Additionally, the post holder will also carry out additional duties upon request from Team Leaders, Senior Cell Leaders and/or Senior ManagementQualifications/ExperiencePrevious store experience, ideally in a manufacturing environmentKnowledge and understanding of stores/stock control systemsComputer literate (primarily Microsoft Office applications)Any previous experience of cost control would be highly beneficialUnderstanding and/or knowledge of Epicor system would be highly beneficialEffective communicator at all levelsWell organized, with excellent attention to detailAbility to work on own initiative

Steering Systems Design Engineer

Currently recruiting for a Steering Systems Design Engineer for a well known automotive client.The role will involve: Ensuring all milestones and KPIs are metSupplier testing/reports I submitted and managed appropriatelyEnsuring that costs (piece price, vendor tooling) are managed reported into the business correctlyAll quality concerns are addressed and managed appropriately within/throughout the business, identifying records and countermeasuresCommodity/Project management (management of suppliers)Support the plant with any concerns raised and trial buildDesign release/design reviews/ BOM managementResponsibilitiesBe the EPS technical lead on some European projectsLife-cycle/service and the developmentTravel requirementsCandidate will be required to travel periodically within Europe and occasionally abroad; For supplier visit and design meetingsTraining to othersCandidates will be expected to share knowledge within the team and sometimes train/ mentor othersGood experience in the specific commodity (steering)Specific experience on our steering (Electric)Be able to operate CANalyzer software or similarMust have good knowledge of control theoryGood FTA experience / Root cause analysisComputer literate, the ability to use Microsoft office to a high level.

Senior Project Manager (healthcare)

Senior PM, Contract (Inside IR35) , OxfordWe are currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to work on our Clients Science, Healthcare and Infrastructure projects that range from £20m to in excess of £250m.Job Responsibilities:You will need to be from a consultancy or healthcare client organisation with the ability to undertake a lead role on small projects or work with an Associate or Director, leading on a significant component of a large project. The role would cover the whole project lifecycle from initial inception and business case development, through the design, procurement process, site delivery, commissioning phase and defects management.Key Experience:Understanding of building technologySite experienceAbility to ask questions of designers to understand how solutions will be built.Understanding of the roles of different parties and how these roles change over the life of the project.Working knowledge of the differences between different forms of procurement.Working knowledge of HSE issues and legal obligations of parties and able to facilitate discussions on these topics. Minimum RequirementsKnowledge and experience of the Healthcare, Science or Infrastructure sector (including current issues and business drivers) and local construction market.Knowledge and experience of the NHS Business Case Approval ProcessDemonstrable experience initiating a project inclusive of defining effective project processesExperienced in a Client management role - Able to manage the account in terms of projects that are 'live', plus seeking new opportunities.Ability to present to a large groupChairing and taking accurate notes of meetingsChange Management processExcellent communication and organisational skillsHighly motivated and with excellent industry networkJCT Contract AdministrationNEC 3/4 Contract Administration (Accreditation a positive)Lead Risk Management experience (Workshop, compile and maintain accurate risk registers)Robust Stakeholder Management processStrong Project Management process Preferred QualificationsProfessional Qualification - ideally Project Management/ Construction/Engineering/Quantity Surveying Master's DegreeChartered Status with the RICS, CIOB, RIBA, ICE or other equivalent institutionAPM affiliation preferred (as secondary accreditation)Prince 2 or MSP experience is desirable but not essential

Defence Programme Planner and Scheduler

Morson Talent are currently looking to recruit a Project Planner and Scheduler to work for our Aerospace/Defence Client within a team across the Fixed Wing Portfolio of Programmes and Projects.This role will be based at their Bristol office with some opportunity for remote working. Working closely with Programme Managers, you will work across our Client's businesses, entities and countries, requiring flexibility to accommodate global time zones. This position will suit someone with significant experience in both scheduling and coaching and guiding others who is able to overcome challenges and find solutions. Responsibilities * Executing role in accordance with the planning and scheduling processes and tools * Developing planning strategies for proposals and programme execution * Coaching mid level and junior members of the planning and scheduling team within the portfolio * Working with campaign and programme teams to develop planning artefacts including WBS, RAM, High level flow, Master Summary Schedule, Master Assumptions list * Creation and maintenance of integrated schedules to meet the programme requirements * Undertaking Schedule risk analysis and applying schedule risk reserve * Review of metrics for schedules and change activities across the lifecycle of a programme * Identifying, analysing and reporting performance variances to management and working with teams to develop performance recovery plans and incorporate recovery plans into schedules where appropriate Preferred Knowledge and Skills * The ideal candidate will already be familiar with scheduling tools including Open Plan or P6, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and SharePoint * Certification in Planning or Scheduling or equivalent experience

Skills and qualifications needed for a career in cyber security

Advertisement