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Brendan


Recruitment Manager

What do you do at Trayport?

I’m the Recruitment Manager with the aim of trying to attract the best possible candidates to Trayport. This involves making sure all prospective employees and new starters receive an amazing experience while working with the business to help define the types of people we need. My role also gets me involved in other facets of what the People team do like our thorough Induction programme and Graduate programme.


What attracted you to Trayport?

Having come from larger organisations, I was attracted by the chance to really make a difference instead of being a ‘cog in the wheel’. I liked the breadth of the role and the opportunities to really get in and define my role myself. Also, the interview process was slick and made me think this was a fast-paced, dynamic place to work.

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What do you most love about Trayport?

I think for me, having the freedom to really grow my role myself. There’s no barrier to what you can achieve. Also, people within the business are willing to give you their time at a drop of a hat.


Tell us about the Trayport culture

We’re really driving a culture of being client-centric and quality focussed. This has meant a push for greater collaboration between the functions and understanding of the challenges we all face. People that embrace this approach will do well at Trayport. There’s also plenty of opportunities to get out with colleagues in a social setting or at one of the charity days.

What do you need to be successful at Trayport?

A real ‘can do attitude’ and willingness to learn. There are many opportunities for progression but to be successful people need to take responsibility as well. Having a very client-focused mind-set and being very collaborative with other functions also helps.


What are the biggest challenges about working in Trayport and within your role?

In a competitive market where we are reasonably unknown outside of Energy Trading, it’s imperative we have a really professional recruitment process that ensures a great experience for candidates. We are constantly striving to ensure that the messaging we give candidates through the recruitment process is consistent and realistic of what working at Trayport is like. When new Employees feedback that the process ran smoothly and the new role was a great career move – that is very rewarding.

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How have you developed both professionally and personally while at Trayport?

Having come from larger organisations and being a “cog in the wheel”, my role at Trayport has allowed me to broaden my skillset and get involved in some really exciting projects like our Employment Brand, Induction Design and wider Talent Development and Engagement initiatives. I guess I now have a better understanding and appreciation of the full Employee Lifecycle. Also negotiating and influencing at a strategic level is now a big part of my role which initially was quite daunting.

What do you like to do when you’re not at Trayport?

With a 2 year old and a 1 year old, my socialising and sporting days have changed drastically. When my wife lets me, I still enjoy playing squash, cricket and touch rugby while also getting involved in village life.

Tell us a random fact about yourself

The scar on my face was not caused by having to wrestle a shark to the bottom of the ocean while surfing in the Maldives.