Meet The Team

At First Choice Recruitment the team is the core of the business. Each team member is highly trained and focuses on the key areas of recruitment: permanent, temporary, healthcare and our comprehensive training services.

Management Team

Paul Crean

Area Manager

Paul joined First Choice on 16th September 1996, initially to set up and manage First Choice's new Ballymena office which he opened in November 1996. In June 2001 Paul was appointed Area Manager and is currently responsible for the daily operation of the company.

Paul started his career in recruitment in June 1985 and has worked within all sections of the industry, including the supply of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Michelle Crean

Michelle Crean

Belfast Branch Manager

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Michelle Crean

Michelle Crean

Belfast Branch Manager

Michelle has worked for First Choice since 2003, having started as part of the Healthcare Team. She then commenced office based employement in 2004 and managed the Bangor office from 2006. After having managed the Bangor Team she introduced our training division, which has grown now for several years.

After a period managing both Belfast and Bangor, she is now focused on our Belfast Head office.

Aileen Mark

Aileen Mark

Ballymena Branch Manager

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Aileen Mark

Aileen Mark

Ballymena Branch Manager

Aileen joined First Choice in January 2001 as a Consultant and took over managing the branch in June 2001.  Since then Aileen has developed the branch locally and continues to do so with the support of her dynamic and enthusiastic team behind her.  Aileen has been working in the recruitment industry since 1997 and this is evident in her drive and commitment to her clients and her team.

Stacey Hamlin

Stacey Hamlin

Bangor Branch Manager

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Stacey Hamlin

Stacey Hamlin

Bangor Branch Manager

Stacey has been employed with First Choice since 2012 and assists in the day to day running of the healthcare and general divisions in the Bangor Branch.

Stacey is responsible for the customer service of all our existing clients and providing them with immediate staffing cover as and when required. She also is responsible for customer service in relation to our temporary workforce team, dealing with any needs and queries they may have.

Stacey has recently taken on the role of Branch Manager

 

Shauna O’Neil

Shauna O’Neil

Coleraine Branch Manager

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Shauna O’Neil

Shauna O’Neil

Coleraine Branch Manager

Shauna first worked for First Choice between 2001 and 2003 before taking up a Personnel position in the public sector. In July 2016 she returned to the First Choice to take up a senior role in the Coleraine office.  She has had a major impact in that period and has now been appointed to the Manager's post. She is looking forward to continuing the success of the Coleraine office with her team.

Belfast Team

Michelle Crean

Michelle Crean

Belfast Branch Manager

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Michelle Crean

Michelle Crean

Belfast Branch Manager

Michelle has worked for First Choice since 2003, having started as part of the Healthcare Team. She then commenced office based employement in 2004 and managed the Bangor office from 2006. After having managed the Bangor Team she introduced our training division, which has grown now for several years.After a period managing both Belfast and Bangor, she is now focused on our Belfast Head office.
Karen Rainey

Karen Rainey

Senior General Recruitment Consultant

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Karen Rainey

Karen Rainey

Senior General Recruitment Consultant

Karen is Belfast's Senior Commercial and Industrial Consultant and is one of our longest serving Team members, having been employed by First Choice since 2004.Karen manages some of the companies largest contracts whilst developing business within the Belfast and Lisburn Areas, shortlisting and sourcing candidates and ensuring full compliance of all workersKaren is also a valued member of our Training Team as a fully qualified Food Hygiene Trainer, First Aid Trainer and Fire Awareness Trainer. She undertakes regular training courses along side her main sales role within our Head Office. 
Sarah O’Hagan

Sarah O’Hagan

Senior Healthcare Consultant

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Sarah O’Hagan

Sarah O’Hagan

Senior Healthcare Consultant

Sarah has been with First Choice since 2007 and has been working in our Healthcare team since 2011. Sarah's role includes sourcing candidates for clients, assisting in shortfalls for clients and providing ongoing career support for our healthcare employee's.Sarah has a vast knowlege of healthcare based information, training requirements, RQIA, NISCC and NMC regulations and guidelines and, therefore ensures our healthcare division works over and above all regulatory and mandatory requirements.In recognition of her comitmment and long term service, Sarah was promoted to Senior Consultant in 2015.
Michael Mc Alinden

Michael Mc Alinden

Healthcare Consultant

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Michael Mc Alinden

Michael Mc Alinden

Healthcare Consultant

Michael is part of the Healthcare Team in Belfast's Head Office and joined in March 2017.Michael comes from a similar background, sourcing healthcare candidates for work and placing candidates in both temporary and permanent positions.Michael field of expertise is domiciliary care, providing 24 hour support within the community. He will be focusing on placements in these roles within our Head Office.Michael works alongside Sarah in ensuring all our staff are compliant with legislation, with Rqia policies and with our own First Choice policies. 
Karen McCready

Karen McCready

Healthcare Recruitment Consultant

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Karen McCready

Karen McCready

Healthcare Recruitment Consultant

Karen has recently moved from First Choice Bangor to join the Belfast Team.Karen's new role will see her work alongside the Healthcare Team to increase our workforce in this sector, as well as assisting in the ongoing development of Our Training Division.
Warren Watson

Warren Watson

Permanent Placement Consultant

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Warren Watson

Warren Watson

Permanent Placement Consultant

Shannon Murphy

Shannon Murphy

Administrator

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Shannon Murphy

Shannon Murphy

Administrator

Shannen Gillespie

Shannen Gillespie

Administrator

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Shannen Gillespie

Shannen Gillespie

Administrator

Ballymena Team

Aileen Mark

Aileen Mark

Ballymena Branch Manager

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Aileen Mark

Aileen Mark

Ballymena Branch Manager

Aileen joined First Choice in January 2001 as a Consultant and took over managing the branch in June 2001.  Since then Aileen has developed the branch locally and continues to do so with the support of her dynamic and enthusiastic team behind her.  Aileen has been working in the recruitment industry since 1997 and this is evident in her drive and commitment to her clients and her team.
Eilish Doherty

Eilish Doherty

Senior General Recruitment Consultant

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Eilish Doherty

Eilish Doherty

Senior General Recruitment Consultant

Eilish has been working with First Choice from 2006 and after spending the last year working in the Coleraine office has now rejoined the General Recruitment Team in the Ballymena office. She will focus on developing the Permanent Recruitment Division in the Ballymena office.
Marcelina Rea

Marcelina Rea

Senior General Recruitment Consultant

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Marcelina Rea

Marcelina Rea

Senior General Recruitment Consultant

Gillian McGregor

Gillian McGregor

Administrator

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Gillian McGregor

Gillian McGregor

Administrator

Gillian joined First Choice in January 2011 and is responsible for the office administration, weekly payroll of all temporary workers and the day to day running of a busy administrative section. Gillian is the first point of contact for clients and customers who come into the Ballymena Office and who call.
Patricia Gillan

Patricia Gillan

Sales Support General Division

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Patricia Gillan

Patricia Gillan

Sales Support General Division

Bangor Team

Stacey Hamlin

Stacey Hamlin

Bangor Branch Manager

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Stacey Hamlin

Stacey Hamlin

Bangor Branch Manager

Stacey has been employed with First Choice since 2012 and assists in the day to day running of the healthcare and general divisions in the Bangor Branch.Stacey is responsible for the customer service of all our existing clients and providing them with immediate staffing cover as and when required. She also is responsible for customer service in relation to our temporary workforce team, dealing with any needs and queries they may have.Stacey has recently taken on the role of Branch Manager 
Jessica Burns

Jessica Burns

General Recruitment Consultant

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Jessica Burns

Jessica Burns

General Recruitment Consultant

Coleraine Team

Shauna O’Neil

Shauna O’Neil

Coleraine Branch Manager

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Shauna O’Neil

Shauna O’Neil

Coleraine Branch Manager

Shauna first worked for First Choice between 2001 and 2003 before taking up a Personnel position in the public sector. In July 2016 she returned to the First Choice to take up a senior role in the Coleraine office.  She has had a major impact in that period and has now been appointed to the Manager's post. She is looking forward to continuing the success of the Coleraine office with her team.
Laura Laird

Laura Laird

Administrator

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Laura Laird

Laura Laird

Administrator

Laura joined First Choice in 2006 as the Coleraine Branch Administrator. As the first point of contact, via telephone and in the office, Laura deals with all office queries and customer service.Laura is also responsible for all payroll of temporary staff and maintaining accurate accounting information.Laura also assists our Consultants with customer service and administrative tasks for all our existing clients and staff.
Emma Doherty

Emma Doherty

Healthcare Consultant

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Emma Doherty

Emma Doherty

Healthcare Consultant

Lurgan/Dungannon Team

Danielle Beattie

Danielle Beattie

Healthcare Consultant

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Danielle Beattie

Danielle Beattie

Healthcare Consultant

Elaine Lawerence

Elaine Lawerence

Sales Support General Division

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Elaine Lawerence

Elaine Lawerence

Sales Support General Division

Barry Quine

Barry Quine

Branch Administrator

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Barry Quine

Barry Quine

Branch Administrator

Barry has been with First Choice since 2005 bringing with him a vast amount of experience in administration. Barry works closely with the consultants on a daily basis and assists the with sales support.Barry ensures the smooth running of our administration procedures. Barry is accurate, organised and has a sound knowledge of recruitment practices.

Training Team

Karen Rainey

Karen Rainey

Senior General Recruitment Consultant

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Karen Rainey

Karen Rainey

Senior General Recruitment Consultant

Karen is Belfast's Senior Commercial and Industrial Consultant and is one of our longest serving Team members, having been employed by First Choice since 2004.Karen manages some of the companies largest contracts whilst developing business within the Belfast and Lisburn Areas, shortlisting and sourcing candidates and ensuring full compliance of all workersKaren is also a valued member of our Training Team as a fully qualified Food Hygiene Trainer, First Aid Trainer and Fire Awareness Trainer. She undertakes regular training courses along side her main sales role within our Head Office. 
Darran Crawford

Darran Crawford

Training Team

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Darran Crawford

Darran Crawford

Training Team

Gary Gillespie

Gary Gillespie

Training Team

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Gary Gillespie

Gary Gillespie

Training Team