Our People: Ruth Winter

Ruth Winter is a Senior Recruitment Partner at Astute, for the first in the Our People series, she spoke with Katelyn Buenfeld about her recent recruitment successes.

How did you get into recruitment?

I was originally working with Astute as a candidate, when one of the internal recruiters called and asked if I would consider working for Astute on a recruitment basis.

Because I could use my power station knowledge, I thought it would be an interesting career move.
What roles have you filled recently and at what types of companies? 

I predominately fill permanent Operations and Maintenance roles in Power Stations, this can include Managers (Plant/Operations/Maintenance), and all engineering and operations roles.

I would say my favourite roles are Operations roles as it is what I used to do.

The companies are generally Energy from Waste, Biomass and CCGT Power Stations.

What is your favourite thing about working at Astute?

I really enjoy the variety each day, and that the harder you work the more you are rewarded.

The people are also amazing, everyone gets on so well and there are always loads of events outside of work.

What have you enjoyed most about your recent successes?

Because the power market is growing so fast, there are always lots of vacancies and I really enjoy coaching candidates on the Power Station Process before interviews and helping them join an industry where they can progress and feel fulfilled in their job.   
What is the most exciting thing about your market?

I think the market in power right now is so busy, there are loads of innovative ways companies are moving towards carbon zero, but also the traditional power is still as busy as ever. I think that gives a real range of roles at all times which means as recruiters we are always learning something new.

What advice would you give someone who is looking to join Astute/recruitment?

Do it.

Work really hard and always keep your word to your candidates and clients and always listen to what they need from you, never assume.

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