Meet The Recruiter: Dan Allan

Posted July 7 2021 By Daniel Allan
 What made you want to join HRC Recruitment? The Covid-19 pandemic presented me with an opportunity to pursue a new career. When I looked back at previous employment and what I enjoyed most from those roles, it was going the extra mile and the social interactions with colleagues and building new relationships with people from all different backgrounds. The transferable skills I developed in my previous employment and feedback I received from previous colleagues lead me to look at a career in recruitment and I also love the idea of being able to help make a massive change within people’s life’s during the current climate and really give something back. When I started researching recruitment companies it was a no brainer to choose HRC Recruitment.  The commitment and passion that HRC put into the work that they do, and the ambition and vision of the company really excites me, and I look forward to being a part of the journey going forward. I have definitely made the right decision as everyone has been so welcoming and the spirit within the company makes me proud to be a part of the HRC family. What career path did you follow before getting into recruitment? Before recruitment I spent the last 10 years training and working as an airline pilot for British Airways and Easyjet. As a Senior First Officer I was second in command of the A320 Jet flying passengers from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, London Gatwick and London Heathrow to varying destinations throughout Europe. MP_Dan Allan MTRWhat was your dream job as a child? Power Ranger. What’s been your biggest success so far? As I mentioned previously, the idea of going that extra mile and making a difference to someone’s life is something that I’m very passionate about.  I was lucky enough to be selected to pilot a Fearless Flyer Programme flight from Glasgow Airport with EasyJet. This is a flight where members of the public with a genuine fear of flying sign up to a training course to learn about the fundamentals of flying, what goes on behind the flight deck door in regard to the procedures that the crew follow. The end of the course results in a flight around Glasgow. To be asked to have a key role in this process really meant a lot to me as I have a few friends and family with a genuine fear of flying and know the genuine fear that they have when boarding a plane to go on holiday.  It made me really proud to help play a part in helping people conquer their fear. When we’re not in the middle of a pandemic, what do you like to do in your free time? I love all sports. I have represented Scotland in football, so I love to play 5 aside football with friends; I love to play footgolf and I go to the gym most days.  Pre-Covid I loved travelling and visiting different cities round the world. This has now turned into exploring everything that Scotland has to offer and more recently I have really enjoyed hill walking and I’m looking to throw myself up as many Munros as I can. What is most important to you? For me personally, having spent the majority of the last 10 years all around the globe in places like New Zealand and Dubai with work and, especially after the last year, with everything that everyone has been through the most important thing for me is family and friends and making as many great memories as possible. Describe yourself in three words. Handsome, Funny and Modest … Clearly! Now ask the last person you messaged to describe you in three words. Resilient, Loyal and Sociable. MP_Dan Allan MTRTell us a fun fact about yourself. I’m a black belt at Karate.   Favourite film? Avengers Endgame Favourite singer / artist? The 1975 Favourite book? Do colouring in books count?  If not then Ant Middleton, First Man In Favourite colour? Grey Sun or snow? Sun Apple or android? Apple TikTok or Instagram? Instagram Tea or coffee? Coffee all day every day, got me through many early rises!
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