Associate Recruitment Consultant
Ben was born in Liverpool and lived there until he was 12 years old, at which point he moved to Basel, Switzerland. In Basel, Ben then learned German and made a lot of international friends who are now spread across the globe. Following this, Ben moved back to the UK at age 16 to pursue a UK-based education, and he decided to work towards achieving an undergraduate degree. He then decided to move away from my hometown, and moved initially to Surrey to complete his college education. Following this, Ben moved down to Brighton, where he stayed for around a year before relocating to Bristol. Since being in Bristol, Ben has now completed his undergraduate degree and has now established himself as a Medical Recruitment Consultant, specialising in helping Emergency Medicine Doctors.
What do you like about working for BDI Resourcing?
"BDI Resourcing works to help doctors in their relocation process. Where our competition helps find you a job here in the UK, we help to set you up for a new life here."
#1 item on your bucket list
I’d like to backpack across Asia – I’ve never visited the continent, so would be keen to explore the whole region
1. Who is your hero?
My hero is Steven Gerrard, former Liverpool captain.
2. What was your favourite toy as a child?
I used to enjoy playing with Pokemon cards, and as a teenager, I used to enjoy playing FIFA on my playstation. My little sister is 8 now and I’m enjoying having a new Pokemon opponent when I go to visit her.
3. Can you play any instruments?
Not at all – I’m absolutely useless with instruments! Would absolutely love to learn how to play the piano though, and I intend to start learning some point soon.
4. What was your childhood nickname?
My brother used to call me ‘Ben-’, because I was always listening to rap music and I have blonde hair. Never really went away, either…
5. Do you have any strange phobias?
I used to be terrified of spiders, and I still am.
6. What was the worst pet you have ever had?
I had two pet rabbits, Tom and Jerry. We believed both were male, and it turned out that one was actually female – we ended up with 12 rabbits. This would have been amazing if not for the fact that rabbits prefer to live in pairs/groups, and we had to separate the two to make sure we didn’t end up with dozens of rabbits. We didn’t sign up for raising a small army of rabbits in our garden, so we had to give them away. Heart-breaking.
7. What was your favourite tv programme growing up?
SpongeBob had been always my go-to TV show. It still is now, really…
8. What is your favourite flavour of Pringles?
Salt and vinegar.
9. Has anyone ever written a song or poem about you?
Not to my knowledge, unfortunately. Hopefully in the future, I will be compared to a ‘summer’s day’ in someone’s poem, but that day isn’t here just yet.
10. How would your friends describe you?
Outgoing, social and motivated
11. What would people be surprised to know about you?
I have lived in Switzerland as well as the UK, and speak German fluently as well as Swiss German (a lot less fluently).
12. What is your favourite quote?
“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.” – Alan Watts
13. What is your favourite place in the world?
14. What is your guilty pleasure?
I sometimes watch awful, badly produced movies when my friends aren’t around at me for it.
15. What did you want to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a mystery . I could have done it too, if not for those rotten kids.