Excite Recruitment

Located at the heart of the UK’s cruise industry, Excite Recruitment is committed to providing perfect roles of exceptional quality to our customers.

Recruitment is not a job, but a passion.

Excite Recruitment was established in 2007 and we specialise in recruitment solutions for the cruise, maritime, deck and technical, hotel, resort, hospitality and catering industries.

Our consultants have many years experience in the Maritime industry working incredibly hard to source Talent for our recruitment partners.

We have fantastic clients across the globe and we offer a personal and dedicated service to our partners.

Excite has built a strong reputation in the industry and we are committed to offering exceptional service to you to make the recruitment process seamless.

Meet the excite team

Rob Weeks

With over 18 years of experience in the hospitality and finance recruitment industry, Rob has an encyclopaedic knowledge of how recruitment works. Before starting Excite Recruitment with Russ in 2007, Rob worked with Hays Recruitment, CTI Group USA and Berkeley Scott Group PLC – the UK’s largest hospitality and leisure recruitment firm.

Now at the forefront of cruise, international and nationwide recruitment, Rob and Excite look after many fantastic clients. Today, we work within a range of Guest focused, service orientated sectors which include cruise lines, five-star hotels, resorts, franchises, travel, tourism and retail operations. Rob recruits for senior culinary roles and executive management for cruise lines, hotels & resorts. Rob looks forward to working alongside you to partner for your resourcing desires and needs. 

Mobile: +44 (0) 7 888 999 214
Email: Rob@ExciteRecruitment.com
Skype: Rob@ExciteRecruitment.com

Russell Simove

With unparalleled experience in the hospitality industry, Russ’ career has spanned thirty years and seen him work within Walt Disney World Florida, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Carnival Cruise Lines, The De Vere Group and the Berkeley Scott Group PLC; where he met Rob. It was here, that the pair decided to set up Excite Recruitment.

Growing from strength to strength, the business is the result of hard work, integrity and honesty from the team. Russ thrives on doing business ‘the right way’ – and Excite Recruitment offer a team full of ‘service excellence’ for partners and guests.

Mobile: +44 (0) 7 888 999 091
Email: Russ@ExciteRecruitment.com
Skype: Russ@ExciteRecruitment.com

James Lax

James has a wealth of experience of working within the maritime world. He joined the cruise industry in 1999 working with P&O Cruises in the role of HR Assistant Shore-side in the Carnival UK, Southampton offices. From then James has gone from strength to strength within his career, being a Personnel Officer with Clyde Marine, a Senior Rotations Planner with Carnival UK and a Sea-Going Recruiter with Navis Consulting too. Just some of James’s accolades include assisting one of the biggest cruise ship companies during one of their largest recruitment drives providing them with over 30 x 2nd Engineers and Electrical Technical Officers. James is looking forward to working alongside you to assist in your recruitment needs. 

James is our Manager for Deck and Technical recruitment and heads-up The Excite Marine Division. This function focuses on supporting the resourcing for Deck and Technical roles for cruise lines, offshore and commercial shipping sectors. James specialises in providing Deck, Technical Officers and Ratings across the industry. 

Mobile: +44 (0) 7976 603 723
Email: James@ExciteRecruitment.com
Skype: James@ExciteRecruitment.com

Sian Lyon

Sian has great experience in the world of recruitment. This began in 2017 with her first role sourcing international candidates for IT roles working with clients including SAMSUNG and Forbes. Sian was part of the Excite Recruitment team pre-the pandemic, and has re-joined, keen to assist however she can with all your recruitment needs.

Sian excels in her role of Excite Recruitment Resourcer. Her dynamic personality and superb professionalism focus on offering the best candidate and client experience. Sian brings great energy and passion to go above and beyond. She is excited to work alongside you to support your resourcing requests. 

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