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Combining performance with personality is the key to success

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WHY BRIGHTSPARKS

We’re different. Our unique business model combines the concept of a university alumni network with a recruitment and staffing business to ensure the best talent find the roles most suited to them, to help them and their employers achieve the highest level of success.

By directly employing thousands of students and graduates every year, we have unique insight into their skills and strengths to propel them through their careers. We use our expertise, proprietary data and unparalleled network to close the disconnection between employers and their target talent for the benefit of both parties.

ABOUT US

We are evolving the way companies’ access and recruit the brightest talent, those individuals who are most likely to succeed within their organization.

We embrace technology to encourage and enable our staff and community to interact, work and build their careers in the real world. It is here, not online, where real conversations and careers develop.

BACKGROUND

Founded in 2003, we have directly employed over 11,000 students and recent graduates from over 35 nationalities to work within the events and hospitality industry. We work at some of the most exclusive and prestigious sporting and social events in the calendar.

In 2011 we launched the Graduate and Young Professional side of our business. Whether as one-off headhunts or fully outsourced recruitment campaigns, we support companies across a wide range of industries to recruit the most talented individuals with the skills, personality and culture fit to succeed in their organization. We use our expertise, proprietary information and expansive network to more accurately place the most talented graduates into their careers as they leave university and climb the career ladder.

OUR ALUMNI NETWORK

We are proud that so many great people have chosen to become Brightsparks, working directly for us and trusting us to help them launch their careers.

Many have made friends and contacts with whom they will stay in touch for many years, a few have even married! Our relationship with our alumni also extends beyond their student and graduate years and we hope you will stay in touch and engaged with us throughout your whole career.

To those who have shared our journey to date; thank you. To those we are yet meet but who will share our journey in the future; we look forward to meeting you.

OUR SERVICES

GRADUATE RECRUITMENT

Launching the brightest graduates into their careers with an improved probability of success.

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Future leaders taking their next step as they move through the first five or so years of their careers.

OUTSOURCED CAMPAIGNS

Sophisticated, fully outsourced recruitment campaigns to attract, select and recruit the best talent in the most resource efficient way.

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

Employing thousands of students to do fun and flexible temporary work, predominantly within events and hospitality.

BAR, WAITING
& HOSPITALITY

The best front of house staff for your event who combine the skills and personality to give a superior level of service.

HOSTESS, REGISTRATION & WELCOMING

Presentable, eloquent and proactive staff to give a great first impression to your guests and customers.

EVENT MANAGERS
& SUPERVISORS

Experienced event professionals with the personality you would expect of all Brightsparks staff.

PROMOTIONS, SAMPLING & EXPERIENTIAL

Proactively engage with your target audience to give the best possible impression of your brand or product.

CANDIDATES

WHY BECOME A BRIGHTSPARK

We are a unique and diverse network united by the qualities that underpin our motto, “performance with personality”. We champion all the qualities and traits that come together to produce successful careers.

Crucially, these include personality and character traits; peoples’ soft skills combine with their hard skills and intellectual ability to produce well-rounded and successful individuals.

Becoming a Brightspark is not just about the present, but your whole career lifecycle; from your student jobs, through your career as a graduate and professional, remaining part of our alumni and even returning to recruit people like yourself later in your career.

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NEW-GRAD

STUDENTS

Looking for fun, flexible and well paid work with like-minded people? How about your student jobs helping you secure the graduate job of your dreams?

At Brightsparks that’s exactly what we do!

By joining our event staffing team you will be able to work at some of the leading sporting and social events in the calendar. Being a student-focused business, you can fit it around your studies and commitments and will work alongside other like-minded people, making friends and connections that could last a lifetime.

NEW-GRAD

GRADUATES AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Looking for your first career move after graduating or your next step up the ladder to take your career to the next level?

Our team is able to provide guidance and support in finding your next role. We look beyond the black and white on your CV to really understand your strengths, characteristics and personality to match you to the company, team and position where you are most likely to succeed.

In the early stages of your career, transferable skills and culture fit are of crucial importance and our clients value our insight and expertise, gained by directly employing a well as placing graduates, to find the talent most appropriate to their organisations. We are sure you will value it too.

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BE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY

All Brightsparks are united by their blend of skills and personality, which combine to promote superior performance and successful careers.

The friends and contacts you make through you involvement with Brightsparks can last a lifetime and enrich both your professional and social lives.

By joining our event staffing team as a student or being finding your next career move through our professional recruitment team, you are joining an exclusive club.

We very proud of the relationships we build with Brightsparks and encourage our alumni to stay in touch, both with us and each other, over the many years to come.

Later in your careers, when hiring for your own team or company find people like you who will add the most value to your organization. Return to your alumni and recruit Brightsparks.

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CLIENTS

WHY HIRE A BRIGHTSPARK

People are one of, if not the most valuable assets in any organization. Finding and securing the talent most likely succeed in your organization is crucial to its success.

Recruiting individuals early in their careers is made more difficult by the very fact they have not been working long enough to develop the relevant experience and relationships upon which recruitment is normally based.

Brightsparks’ unique business model solves this problem.

WHAT WE DO

TEMPORARY EVENT STAFFING

Brightsparks has a wealth of experience and expertise within Events & Hospitality. From huge teams working at some of most iconic sporting and music events to a few carefully selected staff working at the most exclusive private parties and brand launches; Brightsparks provides a superior level of service and staff to our clients and their guests.

We employ a fantastic team of bright, personable, presentable and experienced staff, the majority of whom are university students and all are fluent in English. They combine the highest level of event and service skills with the personality and attitude to work proactively and integrate appropriately with your guests.

GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL RECRUITMENT

In the early stages of one’s career transferable skills and personality are of crucial importance to where individuals are likely to be most successful. These are often the most difficult aspects to assess using conventional recruitment methods, which tend to rely on candidates’ relevant experience and networks that they are yet to develop.

Brightsparks, however, is unique within the staffing and recruitment sector.

By directly employing thousands of students and recent graduates every year, we possess a unique network and insight into their skills and strengths to launch their careers as Graduates and then help them climb the career ladder as Young Professionals. We apply relationship and experience based recruiting at the graduate end of the market. We benefit from a continuous pipeline of talent and a strong community even beyond those who have directly worked for us, predominantly focusing on candidates with up to five years’ experience.

OUTSOURCED CAMPAIGNS

A sophisticated, fully outsourced recruitment campaign is an excellent solution for clients wishing to build their employer presence within the graduate audience to attract, select and recruit the best talent.

Whether looking for 5 or 100 new recruits, each campaign is bespoke and designed to achieve your talent attraction and recruitment objectives in the most resource effective way.

We work closely with your team to completely understand your specific requirements and design the campaign that is appropriate to your needs and resources, which embodies your brand and culture. Our unique business model enables us to communicate with the target audience on a year round basis and run campaigns outside of the conventional milkround. We can build employer brands over a more sustained period and incorporate a proactive head-hunting approach to identify those candidates most likely to succeed in your organization who may otherwise not have applied.

MEET SOME BRIGHTSPARKS

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MEET THE TEAM

We have a fantastic team of bright, dynamic and personable people who truly embody
our motto; “performance with personality”. Brightsparks is a great place to work.

Isabel Brehcist

Sales Consultant

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Ioana Cristea

Talent Consultant: Events & Hospitality

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Matthew Eames

Non-Exec Director

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Laurence Endall

Events Team Assistant

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James Forster

Sales Consultant

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James Herbert

Founder & CEO

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Wendy Hooper

Commercial Director

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Ben Johnson

Sales Director

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Jack Johnstone-Smith

Events Team Assistant

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Emma
Le Roy

Head of Talent

Emma Le Roy

Graham Palfery-Smith

Advisor

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Caroline Reeve

Talent Manager: Events & Hospitality

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Tanya Santos

PA & Office Manager

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Tori Stanbrook

Events Team Assistant

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Katie Stevens

Talent Manager

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Matt Tansini

Talent Consultant

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Mollie Tebbatt

Talent Consultant: Events

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Geoff Unwin

Advisor

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Robert Wilson

Account Manager

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Laura Wyatt

Talent Consultant

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Amir Yazdi

Non-Exec Director

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BRIGHTSPARKS RECRUITMENT LTD
The Perfume Factory
140 Wales Farm Road
London W3 6UG

 

 

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EMAIL & PHONE

For Events & Staffing:
staffing@brightsparkslife.com
+44(0)20 3627 9710

For Graduate & Professional Recruitment:
talent@brightsparkslife.com
+44(0)20 3627 9719