Entrepreneur out to launch new careers across the globe
- Credit: photo: Arnaud Stephenson
A recruitment expert from Canning Town is hoping to help boost the careers of others across the globe, after launching his own agency.
Diyan Petrov, of Kildare Road, launched Premiere Recruitment in February and has already found jobs for about 50 people across a range of industries, from hospitality and construction to property and administration.
Born and raised in Bulgaria, the 26-year-old admits there is no substitute to the thrill gained by helping others on their own individual employment journeys.
He said: “I love the fact I’m able to help others find work and launch them along their career path.
“Some of the guys have been out of work for a long time, so it’s really special to see them so grateful.
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“I’ve worked in a number of different industries and roles and this is something I’ve wanted to launch for a while now, so to be living my dream now is really exciting.”
A talented piano player and occasional DJ, he studied music at college before relocating to the UK and frantically looking for employment - an experience that has helped shape his own enterprise.
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Eventually landing a job as a hotel concierge, Diyan worked his up way to management level before taking on a similar role in construction, finally finding his true calling as a recruitment worker for a health care company. Fluent in French and Spanish, alongside English and Bulgarian, he hopes to open offices across Europe in the coming years, before eventually targeting a transatlantic business future.
He added: “Not only could I benefit individuals, but I believe I would boost the recruitment industry as a whole across Europe and also in America, and help bring it into the 21st century.
“It’s amazing how many companies still use paper for everything for example, despite the major developments in IT in recent years.”
After learning the recruitment trade working for someone else, he eventually left his full-time job in January to focus attentions on his own business, based around the corner from City Hall.
And despite his packed professional life, Diyan also tries to balance his love of motor racing into his over-crowded diary, having taken part in a few rally events across the country.