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Meet The Fetchies: Ollie Ballard

Author: Megan Smith

Published date: 2019/07

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This week we are having a chat to Ollie, who is an absolute weapon on our Sub-contractors desk. A Crystal Palace F.C. fan, Ollie fled the grey skies of London to some-what (slightly) less grey Melbourne. 

Arguably the most organised Consultant at Fetch (and possibly Melbourne), Ollie is witty and wicked clever, and is always willing to go the extra mile to help out his colleagues, clients and candidates. We are very lucky to have him!


Name: Ollie Ballard

Position: Consultant

Time in role: Since October 2018

Tell us a bit about your career to date and how you got into working in recruitment.

As with most people recruiting here in Australia I started in the UK. Unlike most people recruiting here in Australia I have close to 6 years experience, (I joke of course). I have specialised in building services since 2013, it’s a small market but an area I really enjoy nonetheless


What’s your favourite thing about working at Fetch?

Having come from a much bigger business it was nice leaving the weekly KPI’s behind; giving me the opportunity to work how I want


What’s one thing you wish people knew about recruitment?

We are not all wide boy salesmen, some of us actually care about your career rather than thinking of the dollar bills


Number 1 career highlight to date:

I set the record for the fastest permanent placement at Fetch


Your philosophy on life is / The words you live by are …

Money don’t make my world go round, I’m reaching out for higher ground


Which celebrity would play you in the movie of your life?

Owen Wilson – I don’t like the guy, but he has a similar nose to me


If you were on death row, what would  be your last meal?

A box of Morley’s chicken


Name 3 things you are grateful for right now.

Fetch’s transition to Bullhorn, consistent billings and a clean desk


Tell us a #FunFact about you!

I legally changed my middle name to Hercules


One job I’m recruiting for RIGHT NOW is:

Mechanical Draftsman – Northern suburbs



Interested to speak with Ollie on new job opportunities? Connect with Ollie on LinkedIn here