Russell Brown and Dora Mazurek were both hired as Recruitment
Managers for INTO Manchester in China, Hong Kong and Macau in
October, and are now settling into their roles nicely.
Russell has visited more than 20 cities (many of them on
multiple occasions) in China, to help promote INTO Manchester. As
well as visiting agents, he has participated in exhibitions,
seminars and other recruitment activities.
'Russell has been doing great work since day one and I have been
getting very good feedback form the agents he visits,' said Sam
Clews, INTO Regional Manager (Shanghai and Central China), who is
supervising Russell. 'We now have enough confirmations to meet our
INTO Manchester enrolment budget for the January 2011 intake, but
Russell is pushing hard to exceed this target.'
Dora meanwhile is visiting agents and attending education
exhibitions and seminars to promote INTO Manchester. She has
already conducted a student 'password test' and interviewed 18
students at UKEC in Chengdu.
Jonathan Whitehouse, INTO Regional Manager (South & West
China) and Dora's manager, said: 'She has quickly built up a good
rapport with key agents in South and West China; her fluency in
Mandarin and her experience of studying at The University of
Manchester have made her an instant hit… I have no doubt that
Dora's presence will ensure that the profile of INTO Manchester is
raised across China and lead to a larger number of enrolments in
the long term.'
The hiring of Russell and Dora demonstrates the strength of
INTO's performance in that the company has been able to continue
growing its staff network despite the ongoing global downturn. It
also shows its commitment to helping young people find work in the
international education sector, and more work experience schemes
are being planned.
Steven Smale, INTO Director of Sales and Marketing, said: 'I'm
really glad to see this work experience turning into full time
employment for these ambitious young graduates. We really value
their input on the team and expect them to go from strength to
strength with INTO from here on.'
'Global education is a great area for students to seek work, as
it is growing all the time,' he added. 'Language graduates will be
especially well suited to the genuine cultural and educational
exchange available through roles like these.'