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25 May 2020 by Lydia
Joe Brooks

​MPI would like to introduce you to our new Business Development Manager for the rail team, Mr Joe Brooks. Joe has worked for MPI for a while and has been doing sales and business development in various disciplines for several years but is now moving to the rail team. We would like to welcome him, wish him the best and let you all know a bit more about him so we have conducted an interview with him for your perusal. Joe would also encourage you to connect with him on linked in and/or facebook where he will be keeping you updated with opportunities and developments.

How long have you worked for MPI? 

I have worked for MPI for nearly 5 years, starting back in September 2015.

What role(s) have you previously held within MPI?

When I started with MPI, I was a trainee recruiter based at our Newport Pagnell office, working within our general engineering team. Around 3 years later I pushed to move into business development, which is what has led me into this position. I feel my previous roles will prepare me well for this move.

What excites you about your new challenge with the Rail Team?

I’m very excited about learning an entire new industry. The Rail industry is full of fantastic opportunities and projects to be a part of over the next few years.

What keys skills are required in business development?

I believe the key skills required in business development is the ability to build positive working relationships, being able to take a positive view on things and having great attention to detail.

What attracted you to working in the recruitment industry?

The thing that attracted me most was working with different people. Being able to build relationships with contractors and clients at the same time is a challenge I have relished. Since joining the recruitment industry, I have never doubted the decision.

Talk to us about your interests outside of work:

I am extremely interested in sport. I like to attend football matches on a regular basis. I enjoy socialising with friends, keeping active and keeping healthy.

Finally what 3 values do you try your best to promote?

Positive mental attitude