Would you like to meet the team at Cosmopolitan Recruitment?


Whether you are an employer or a job seeker, we understand that our position as a specialist recruiter is very important in your search for new employees or your new job.

Getting to know you is part of our process and enables us to build good relationships with everyone that we work with. It is equally important that you also have the opportunity to get to know us too. So we would like to introduce our team.


Erik Chapman

Recruitment Manager

Erik Chapman


My employment history has been quite varied. It includes being a broker in the utilities industry, a salesman at PC World, a Team Leader for a signage installation company on the London Underground, Supervisor for a car insurance business and a self-employed Personal Trainer. I have been in the recruitment industry since 2019.

Working in a variety of sectors means I have picked up a wide range of skills, experience and knowledge that I have been able to transfer and utilise in my development as a leader. I have always enjoyed coaching and encouraging others to achieve their full potential, so I feel the role of Recruitment Manager was made for me. I am in a position where I can use my own experience to advise and develop others in their own jobs. I also have the expertise to build, implement and evolve strategies for the growth of the business.

I have high expectations both for myself and my colleagues, I like things to be organised and for tasks to be completed to a high standard. My sales background, including conflict management, communication and development are key in my current position. I care about my team and those around me. I see it as my duty to ensure we have a successful and happy team. This means investing time in our staff and giving them the opportunity to attend training courses to develop. We also have an open floor to ideas, and no idea is a bad idea here. We are a growing company, and everyone contributes to our success.

“Look after your colleagues and they will look after the business.”


Specialist Knowledge and Expertise

My background in recruitment has always been with horticulture and landscaping. Through working closely with companies in these sectors I learnt a lot about what was involved in each role within the industry, and I quickly became a specialist. We work differently to other agencies, positioning ourselves as if we work for the hiring company. This means I have many conversations with clients and their existing staff to learn the ins and outs of their operations. Through this approach we build a thorough picture of each job and of the culture within the business and the ideal talent they would want to see.

From office staff through to technical staff, my research and knowledge of each company we work with, means I have a clear understanding of the skills an applicant requires for each job and how they can benefit the business. Over time my role has evolved to placing people in positions that have a higher technical focus, a lot of which are Team Leader, Manager and Director posts.

One of the things I most enjoy about my job is being part of a successful company that brings ideas and plans into action and seeing the business grow. The other thing I enjoy is seeing my team succeed and develop. I am not one to take credit for anything, I would rather develop someone else to achieve and watch them flourish. Knowing I have helped them is enough for me.


Real Life

I am very much a home person, and love being around my family, spending time with my children, date nights with my wife and socialising with friends. The perfect relaxing evening may also include a nice bottle of red or a pint of ale!

I enjoy many fitness related hobbies which has included running 4 marathons and multiple half marathons, 10K’ and 5K’s. I’ve also been known to do trail running and obstacle racing as well as  going to the gym and playing football. When I’m not being active myself, I enjoy watching football with my son.


How I Can Help You

We are all extremely approachable at Cosmopolitan Recruitment. We understand our sectors, we understand our clients and we take the time to understand our applicants needs and requirements. We won’t just find you a job, we strive to find you a career.


Erik’s Contact Details

Mobile: 07503 245 660

Office: 020 3026 2067



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