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.

At the heart of the UK’s cruise industry, Excite Recruitment always provides 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. 

Direct Line: +44 (0) 2382 357 932
Mobile: +44 (0) 7 888 999 214
Email: Rob@ExciteRecruitment.com
Skype: Rob@ExciteRecruitment.com

Taryn Creasey

At Carnival UK, Taryn refocused her recruitment career within the cruise industry as a Marine & Technical Resourcing Advisor, covering medical, deck and technical recruitment for the P&O Cruises and Cunard brands under the Carnival UK umbrella. Taryn then moved to a maritime agency, where she took up the role of Account Executive, working with Marella Cruises.

As Senior Recruitment Consultant, Taryn looks after a number of international cruise clients, recruiting medical and senior hotel positions. Taryn has a exceptional passion for her role, and is very conscious of ensuring the client and the candidate are at the centre of all her decisions. 

Direct Line: +44 (0) 2382 357 934
Email: Taryn@ExciteRecruitment.com
Skype: Taryn@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.

Direct Line: +44 (0) 2382 357 931
Mobile: +44 (0) 7 888 999 091
Email: Russ@ExciteRecruitment.com
Skype: Russ@ExciteRecruitment.com

Marie Lax

Marie spent 14 years working for Carnival UK, during which time she was involved in the introduction of many new ships as the company grew in size. Marie has held roles in the areas of logistics, recruitment and rotation planning. Latterly working as Senior Rotation Planner for P&O Cruises and Cunard Entertainment & Youth Department. After taking a break to look after her young family Marie worked with a small company as an Administrator before joining Excite
Recruitment.

Marie brings a wealth of cruise knowledge across a broad spectrum of disciplines from the maritime industry. Working in an instrumental support role, Marie partners internally with all of the Excite Recruitment team to offer guidance on our database management functions. Marie’s superb attention to detail and positive enthusiasm adds even more superb talent to the ER family.

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. 

Direct Line: +44 (0) 23823 57933
Email: James@ExciteRecruitment.com
Skype: James@ExciteRecruitment.com

Sian Lyon

During her first job as a recruitment apprentice she specialised in IT recruitment working with clients such as Samsung. During this time Intec College which led her apprenticeship course, awarded her as their rising star of 2018. Following this she became an internal recruitment officer for Zeneth, where she gained further knowledge and skills in the recruitment industry.

Sian is the newest member of the Excite Recruitment team as of January 2020. Sian has a wide range of experience in both sales and recruitment. Sian has always received great feedback about her enthusiasm for recruitment and always ensures she puts the client at the centre.


Direct Line: +44 (0) 2382 357 935
Mobile: +44 (0) 7746 578 019
Email: Sian@ExciteRecruitment.com
Skype: Sian@ExciteRecruitment.com

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