Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Principal Recruitment Consultant

  1. 07823 521992
  2. michael.dobson@ganymedesolutions.co.uk
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My background in recruitment

I have spent the best part of 10+ years working in the recruitment sector. I joined Ganymede’s transportation division in 2017, supporting clients with a range of requirements across the rolling stock/railway sector. These included blue- and white-collar engineering roles.

I currently support several of the UK’s best-recognised train operating companies for their train presentation, customer service, engineering positions, and more via our contingent labour supply services as an engineering recruitment consultancy.

During my career, I have experienced several promotions and stages of growth from Recruitment Specialist, Recruitment Consultant, Principal Consultant to now heading up the transportation team as the Managing Consultant, with a team of 3x consultants who specialise across all disciplines in the rolling stock/railway sector and a Recruitment Administrator who oversees the compliance process from a London perspective.

With a strong headcount of 100+ operatives actively working, we are ready for a big 2024!

I can help you with

As an experienced consultant, I am confident in supporting clients with a range of services: talent sourcing, reducing time to hire, and assisting your business in generating profit with quality hires, pay rate & salary benchmarking, market/sector knowledge, general problem-solving for workforce solutions, and more to provide support & consultative service.

My experience in delivering candidates to roles has enabled me to gain a further understanding of people’s motivations, desires, and behaviours to establish the best-suited role for them in their job search.

The best part of my job

I enjoy all aspects of my job, but seeing my team grow and develop with their personal and career aspirations brings me great satisfaction. I also take great satisfaction in meeting with clients to learn of their feedback and enhancing the relationship, as well as depot visits to our workforce.

What I do when I'm not in the office

I am a regular gym-goer and train five days a week, successfully losing over 15kg from December 2022 to date. Additionally, I am a trained kickboxer with seven belts to my name and an enthusiastic Manchester United football fan, making regular trips to the North-West.

In my downtime, I value rest and recovery, enjoy spending time with friends and family, going on holidays, and experiencing new challenges.


Michael has been a dedicated contact for a number of years to provide support when required, that ensures our establishment is at the right level to enable us to provide excellent service delivery.

Michael's professionalism, experience and enthusiasm has allowed us to develop a strong and reliable working relationship. Michael always provides his honest views and will never waste time. He thrives on his reputation which is second to none and his dedication is behind his delivery.

Paul Ryder

Michael has been very helpful with the transition from leaving the forces. He gave me a call reference contracting opportunies explaining to me how the contracting world works and stored my CV etc on file for upcoming opportunities.

I then applied for a permanent role and approached Michael for help with questions. In no way would this benefit Michael at all, he still went out of his way to find question sets for myself.

Very honest guy, very helpful and approachable.

Scott Jarman

The recruitment process is exceptional from the start to the end … Michael, where needed you are always in contact with myself, keeping me and the business up to date in terms of where we are with new starters and what needs to be done, in my short time here I have recruited multi staff where again between myself and you the whole process is easy and professional – we have a very good relationship where we speak weekly on an informal level where either one of us can just pick up the phone to discuss how things are going etc… all the agency staff that work alongside the business speak very highly of Ganymede in terms of the communication they receive.

Alan Robson

Karla and Michael have both been amazing and easy to work alongside. Credit to the business.

Kevin Mayers

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