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Welcome to Sandeep Mangat

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Hi, Sandeep. So, tell us, what has been your career leading up to SmartCo?

Since the age of 8, my parents have always instilled in me a solid work ethic, while working in their Kew-based newsagents and taking on the paper rounds. Ultimately this led to me graduating with a Maths degree from Nottingham Trent University, however I decided against being a Maths teacher and somehow ended up in Sales, working on a telesales campaigns for MUTV, BT Blackberry and BT Cellnet at the Listening company. I then took some time off to broaden my horizons by travelling around Southeast Asia and living and working in Australia.

 

Returning to the UK, I started discovering an interest in Tech and since then I’ve worked for two innovative Tech recruitment agencies, Connect Group and Digitech Resourcing, managing clients and successfully delivering Perm and Contract placements across a range of industries. Most of these candidates would have either come from a background in software development, Data Engineering, Cloud/Infrastructure, Architecture, ERP/CRM, PMO,  Programme/Project Management and C-Level staff too.

 

Recognised for my consistent billing, while also successfully mentoring and managing multiple resourcing teams, led to my promotion to Associate Director at Digitech Resourcing, before deciding on a new chapter in my career joining SmartCo.

What is your new role and key responsibilities at SmartCo?

As Project Resource Manager at SmartCo, my role is to further enhance our existing relationships with key clients and associates, across the private sector, as well as forging new relationships. Drawing on 20+ years of experience in tech recruitment and leveraging my skills in networking and fostering of relationships, I will be helping build highly productive teams at SmartCo, who will help deliver complex IT transformation projects and solve end users’ problems. Other areas I’ll be focusing on include helping to expand and improve our database and internal processes within resourcing, associate care and getting involved in internal permanent hires for SmartCo.

 

I am also looking forward to attending and expanding my professional network by participating in the various regular events, sponsored and hosted by SmartCo, with a long-term view of eventually hosting my own events, on behalf of SmartCo, to widen our presence in the IT transformation world.

What excites you most about working at SmartCo?

I’m excited about the opportunity to work with the team here and grow and develop as a member of the SmartCo family. Everyone has been exceptionally helpful since joining and I’m really impressed by the diverse range of expertise across every division.

 

SmartCo places a significant emphasis on collaboration, mutual support and teamwork while ensuring the well-being of its employees too. As the company continues to expand, I love that it prides itself on its diversity and inclusion.

What’s unique about the company?

The culture here is fantastic and the opportunity to meet with the different teams and individuals throughout the interview process gave me the confidence to want to join SmartCo.

 

I believe a lot of it is down to trust, honesty, flexibility and transparency. A lot of the company hires have been made through personal networks and previous business relationships. SmartCo is also very family-friendly and understand the importance of being flexible around parents with children and this was also one of the major factors in my joining SmartCo. Every employee is included and there is an open forum when it comes to company updates, sales pipeline, associate care, marketing, financial updates, etc…

What are your interests and hobbies?

Football is my passion… however, for my sins, I support Oldham Athletic and try my best to get to some local away games when possible.

 

I also enjoy going to gigs regularly and keeping fit by playing tennis (awfully!) and trying to keep up with my 5-year-old son, who, on current form, is destined to become an Olympic sprinter.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself…

I love listening to music, especially Indie 90’s classics and Britpop, going to gigs and still manage to get involved in the mosh pit now and then! Although, my ultimate musical highlight was spending ten minutes one afternoon in a North London pub chatting with the legendary Liam Gallagher over a pint of Guinness.

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