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The Excite Recruitment Team

Rob Weeks

Rob has worked within the hospitality recruitment industry for over 10 years. Rob has worked with Hays Recruitment, The CTI Group USA (Global Hospitality Recruitment) and Berkeley Scott Group Plc (The UK’s largest Hospitality & Leisure recruitment company). Rob worked as a Senior Consultant within the Cruise & International Recruitment Team at the Berkeley Scott Group Plc. for 4 years before setting up Excite Recruitment with Russ in June 2007. Excite Recruitment is now at the forefront of Cruise / International / UK recruitment working with many fantastic clients. Today we work within a range of consumer focused, service oriented sectors including cruise lines, quality 5* hotels, branded franchises, travel, tourism and the luxury hospitality market.
Direct  Line:        +44 (0) 5601 181 800
Email:                  Rob@ExciteRecruitment.com
Russ Simove 

Russ has worked within the hospitality industry for over 22 years. A very successful degree in BSc Retail Hospitality Management at Loughborough University led to employment paths including working within Walt Disney World, Florida, USA; An ambassador for Virgin Atlantic Airways; A Lead Corporate Trainer with Carnival Cruise Lines; Assistant HR Manager for Disney Cruise Line and The De Vere Group Plc (Now known as De Vere Venues) as a Business Regional Training Consultant. Russ joined the Berkeley Scott Group Plc Cruise & International Recruitment Division in July 2003 as Team Manager and remained with the company for 3 years. Having forged a fabulous business partnership with Rob, they both set up Excite Recruitment in June 2007 which has grown from strength to strength due to hard work, integrity, honesty and doing business 'the right way'. Russ is proud to be able to work within such a great team offering 'service excellence' to our partners and guests. 

Direct  Line:        +44 (0) 5601 181 799
Email:                 Russ@ExciteRecruitment.com
James Lax 

James is working as a Senior Recruitment Consultant and heads-up a new sector of Excite Recruitment – The Excite Marine Division. This function will be focusing on supporting the resourcing for Deck and Technical roles for cruise lines, offshore and commercial shipping sectors. James will specialise in providing Deck, Technical Officers and Ratings for across the industry. 

James has a plethora of fabulous experience of working within the maritime world. He joined the cruise industry in 1999 working with P&O Cruises in the role of HR Assistant shore-side in the Carnival UK Southampton offices. From then James has gone from strength to strength and his career history has included working shipboard on the gorgeous Arcadia as a Purser, being a Personnel Officer with Clyde Marine, a Senior Rotations Planner with Carnival UK and a Sea-Going Recruiter with Navis Consulting too. Just some of James’s accolades include assisting one of the biggest cruise ship companies during their recruitment drive in 2013 by providing them with over 30 x 2nd Engineers and Electrical Technical Officers (ETO’s).  

Direct  Line:        +44 (0) 5601 181 798
Email:                 James@ExciteRecruitment.com
Taryn Creasey 

Taryn joined the team at Excite Recruitment in September 2017, after a successful career in the cruise recruitment industry starting in 2013 with Carnival UK. At Carnival UK, Taryn refocused her recruitment career within the cruise industry as a Marine & Technical Resourcing Advisor, covering medical, deck and technical recruitment for the P&O Cruises and Cunard brands under the Carnival UK umbrella. Taryn then moved to a maritime agency, where she took up the role of Account Executive, working with Marella Cruises, before bringing her dedicated experience to Excite Recruitment. As Senior Recruitment Consultant, Taryn looks after a number of international cruise clients, recruiting medical and senior hotel positions. Taryn has a exceptional passion for her role, and is very conscious of ensuring the client and the candidate are at the centre of all her decisions. 

Direct  Line:        +44 (0) 2382 357 934
Email:                 Taryn@ExciteRecruitment.com



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