Cast UK, which specialises in recruiting specifically in procurement, supply chain and logistics, has bolstered its team with five new appointments to its Manchester office.

Dan Rowe has joined the team as a senior logistics consultant after originally working for Cast UK from 2010 to 2012, having spent the past two years working in a sales role at a vehicles telematics business.

In addition to this, four new faces at Cast UK have joined the company’s Graduate Training Academy;  Hannah Villa-March, Natalie Foster, Frances Upton and Genevieve Greensted.

Dan has ten years’ experience in the logistics sector and was drawn to return to Cast UK as a result of its marked growth, given that the employee-base has doubled in the past two years alone.

Hannah joins Cast UK after graduating in German and Spanish and gaining career experience in a media sales role. Natalie, a graduate in Business Management and Economics, was attracted by the opportunity of being part of a growing business, and was actively seeking a career that rewards effort and ambition.

Frances also joins Cast UK after graduating in English Literature and working in China for a short time as a teacher and course co-ordinator. Genevieve completed her Fashion and Textiles Retailing degree in summer and will be a resourcer within the company’s logistics division.

Cast UK’s model of working, which sees a departure from the typical 360 recruitment structure, ensures that graduate resourcers focus exclusively on supporting candidates, while benefitting from one-to-one support and mentoring from consultants to aid them in their career development.

Speaking about the approach, Dan Rowe said: “Cast UK growth has been substantially in the last couple of years. This new way of working ensures the team is focused and freed up to concentrate on important issues like developing strong relationships and really understanding the respective needs of clients and candidates.”

Wayne Brophy, managing director of Cast UK, added: “The launch of our Graduate Training Academy has been a real success.  We’ve adopted a way of working that enables new recruits to bed in and allows us to invest time in supporting their career growth. It also lends itself well to our senior consultants, who are able to provide a high quality, client-centric service.”