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Name: Tom Ponting

Education: Wells Blue school, City of Bath college to study Sports science

What did you do before working at Opus?
I started my career working in insurance, after that I worked for an industrial recruitment agency. I then worked for a financial services recruitment company before I joined Opus in 2010.

What are the best things about working at Opus?
The fact that we are growing so quickly there is so much opportunity to progress within the business. Our commission structure is great, we also have all the added extras like the car/quarterly/annual bonuses, work trips to Vegas, Cheltenham races, skiing in Italy, premiership football games, 6 nations rugby, Go karting and the Formula 1 at Silverstone (VIP package + helicopter trip). I have also attended many lunch club afternoons at Michelin star restaurants.

What is your biggest achievement to date?
Four promotions in three years! I also hold the Opus record for the biggest Opus billings within a month and top perm biller for 2011 and 2012.

Have you been promoted whilst working at Opus?
Yes, I have been promoted four times, I'm now the permanent recruitment manager for the Bristol office managing a large team of consultants.

What is your specialist area?
I recruit for Microsoft developers within the South West, South Wales and M4 corridor.

Do you have any hobbies?
I play football on Saturdays and I am in training to take part in a triathlon to raise money for the Children's Hospice South West.

If you could switch shoes with one person for the day who would it be and why?
Steven Gerrard - particularly the 2005 season when Liverpool won the champions league.


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