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Meet Ellie Claxton

Ellie is the newest Recruitment Partner to join the Rowlands team. Originally from Southend-on-Sea, Ellie is no stranger to Jersey, having attended secondary school here. She is excited to be back on the Island with friends and family and developing her new career in recruitment.

What were you doing before you joined Rowlands?

I was living in London studying and then working as a Personal Assistant, mainly within the education sector. While it was interesting work and I enjoyed living in the city, after five years away I was keen to return to the island. I am so happy to be back!

Do you have a favourite part of the island?

I would definitely say Plemont Bay. I worked there for five summers in a row growing up. The café itself is fantastic and I could never complain working with that view. It’s a very special place. 

What do you like to do when you’re not working? 

I have recently been convinced to join Jersey Crossfit so this is one of my newer hobbies - so far I don’t regret it!  But I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and reading in my downtime.

Joining a team of foodies, what would you say is your favourite thing to eat?

Give me a Thai green or red curry any day of the week.

What do you enjoy most about your new role and team?

I love meeting new people every day and helping them to find a role that truly suits them, it’s so rewarding. I’m also enjoying being part of such a supportive and friendly team that are always there for each other, even if it’s just to help with which café has the best soup flavours to offer that day! 

How would your colleagues describe you?

I think they would describe me as someone who is friendly, trusting, enthusiastic and eager to learn.

What music do you enjoy?

I have a very mixed tastes, ranging from current charts, to the 80s rock my Dad loves, and early naughties punk-pop – okay there may be some musical soundtracks thrown in there as well if I’m being honest!

What is your favourite TV/film?

My go-to rewatches tend to be Schitts Creek, New Girl or Community – I absolutely love a good comedy show.

What do your colleagues not know about you?

Okay, so please do NOT YouTube this, but I was once on the BBC kids show Tikkabilla. I was around 5 years old and I was there for a feature being made about our neighbours British Blue kittens.