Originally from Brighton in the UK, Mark has been working in recruitment since 2012. Starting out in IT recruitment working for an executive search firm Mark decided to make the move to Australia in 2014. Since joining Barton Mills, Mark has been able to use his IT and Digital recruitment experience and knowledge to manage the delivery practice for BMR.
Mark enjoys engaging with experienced recruitment consultants who are looking for a new challenge in the Australian market.
I was initially interviewed by Barton Mills as a candidate for their IT clients. I was instantly impressed with BMR’s market knowledge and credibility. I felt in safe hands (which is pretty important when you’re “fresh of the boat”). The more we spoke, the more I knew that working for them directly was my preferred choice by a country mile!
A very close team, a fun office environment with lots of perks (Footy team, PT Sessions, Beer fridge!) keeps me motivated on a Monday morning.
What I have really enjoyed in the Australian market is the high level of trust and integrity Barton Mills shares with both clients and candidates. I feel we offer genuine value and to clients and candidates. When a CEO asks for your opinion and advice it’s a great feeling!
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I moved to Australia from the UK in 2014. In my previous recruitment role, I was focused on recruiting Senior IT Sales & Consulting roles for an Executive Head Hunting business across Europe and Asia Pacific.
Outside of the office you will generally find me surfing (badly) at Maroubra, playing 11-aside football or diving at Gordon’s Bay.
As my last move was bringing me oversea’s from the UK it was of the up-most importance that I found the right role and Mark was extremely professional in helping me achieve this.
He went the extra mile to learn about my expectations and requirements that I had for my next role matching me perfectly to several businesses whilst avoiding introducing me to irreverent organisations. Alongside this Mark was also empathetic, understanding some of the challenges that I would face in emigrating from the UK.
It was a pleasure to be supported into this role by Mark and I would happily recommend him to any of my contacts that are looking to make the same change.
Luke Pitkin, .Net Contract Recruitment Consultant at Precision Sourcing
With his energy, professional approach, and charisma… Mark took the time to properly explain in detail the different options he thought were suitable to my personal goals. At the end, he didn’t disappoint and introduced me to amazing agencies which were a perfect fit, Barton Mills is the best Rec to Rec agency in Sydney by far! Thanks for everything!
Nicolas Gutierrez, Client Services Manager at Attribute Group
I got in touch with Barton Mills after coming across an advert they had placed on Facebook regarding overseas opportunities. I am from Scotland and having done a working holiday in Australia a few years prior I was keen to explore options within Sydney, Australia.
I had been doing recruitment back home for two years and was interested to see the options available to myself and how my CV weighted against others in the market. I was advised a degree would be beneficial and 1 years experience was the minimum requirement so I hit apply on a “Delivery Consultant” job and was contacted by Mark within a day.
Immediately I was impressed by the level of service from Barton Mills, as a recruiter you understand how it works and understand bad practise but I did not experience any of this from the agency.
I spoke with Mark over the next couple days and within a week I had interviews with two companies. The tricky part here was that I had already done a working holiday so I would have to secure a sponsorship remotely – not the most attractive thing to employers. Never the less within a couple of weeks I took to skype and my mobile to do overseas interviews.
The company I got to the second stage with was my first choice. I then set up regular skypes and met GMs, Practise leaders and who was soon to be, my new line manager. Barton Mills were consistent in checking in with my throughout the process.
I cannot praise Barton Mills enough for their high level of service, their personal yet strong professional attitude and effort they have made to ensure I have been comfortable and settling into my new role.
I wish to praise both Mark for all their efforts and would recommend Barton Mills to any recruiter overseas looking to make the move. I wish the agency every success!
David Bruce, Consultant – Candidate Services at Davidson Technology
From my initial meeting with Mark I was extremely impressed by his professionalism. The fact that he actually listened to what I wanted in my next career move, gave me valuable advise, and then went straight to work to find me the best matches possible.
All of the companies he put me forward to meet where hitting the mark and I never once felt pressured into meeting with an organisation I had any doubts about. The overall experience was exceptional. I am now very happy in my current role with Peoplebank where he recently placed me, and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a career move in recruitment as well as employers looking to work with a highly professional Rec2Rec.
Christina Myles, Senior Account Manager at Peoplebank
Mark is very professional and efficient in what he does. He always has a detailed insight into employer’s requirements and is an easy guy to work with. Mark is knowledgeable and understands his industry very well. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a great and professional service.
Juliana Marques, Recruitment Practice Leader – Infrastructure & Service Delivery at Davidson Technology
Mark was very personable and listened to my exact requirements. He only put me forward for positions that suited what I was looking for, and he didn’t pressure me into making a decision. He was successful in finding me a new role and I would definitely recommend his services!
Alex Marshall, Account Manager at Clarius Group
Mark and Barton Mills are brilliant. Especially Mark. From an on-line application I got a call from Mark the next day. From that conversation I had three interviews within a fortnight, one of which was the role I’d applied for – the others were a result of Mark getting on the phone. All of these went to second interview; two went to references. I would have worked for any one of the managers I spoke to – each conversation was with a business aligned exactly to what I was looking for. Mark made sure I was fully briefed on the business, the people I was meeting and what the opportunity looked like, warts and all. No stuffing around. Every introduction right on the mark. Cannot speak highly enough of these guys.
James Cayley, Senior IT Recruitment Specialist at Jenny Barbour IT and Project Recruitment
Mark is the best Rec2Rec I have ever dealt with by far. I felt he really took the time to get to know me and truly listened to what I was looking for in my next role. He was extremely proactive in representing me to companies that he thought I would be a fit and arranged a number of interviews really quickly. I could have worked for all the companies he recommended to me but one shone out amongst the rest and I would not have gotten in front of them without Mark’s help.
In addition, Mark has a very warm and approachable personality that could put anyone at ease when it comes to major career decisions. Although I’m confident I won’t be needing Mark’s services for a long time, as I know he found me the right role, I highly recommend him to any IT Recruiter considering new opportunities.
Kim Acosta, Account Manager | IT Recruitment Consultant | Government Supplier 0007/0020 | Diversity Advocate at Paxus IT Recruitment
Mark is a great Rec2Rec Consultant. His knowledge and understanding of his clients ensured I was a good fit for the company and prepared for the interview process. His professional and helpful approach gave me great confidence with Mark and Barton Mills Recruitment. I would not hesitate to recommend Mark to anyone.
Carlie Bowden, Government Account Manager at Ashdown People