Astriid helps bridge the gap between the Invisible Talent Pool (people with chronic illnesses who wish to pursue volunteering or employment), and the UK skills crisis.
Founded by David Shutts OBE following his cancer diagnosis, we believe that the value of work is far more than the wages paid. Employment provides routine, a sense of normality, challenges and rewards, and when approached correctly, can also facilitate a greater sense of wellbeing.
Simon Short first met Astriid’s founder David Shutts as they were serving together in the Royal Navy. Years and years later, utilising his own skills and experience in the business world, Simon is committed to continuing David’s legacy and helping Astriid to become more and more mainstream in the recruitment industry.Read more
Giles Elliott has travelled the world with his career in banking and financial services technology. He’ll be using his knowledge and industry insight to help shape Astriid’s mission… that is, when his feet are firmly on the ground and not flying a plane or racing a motorcycle in his free time!Read more
Tarek Anwar’s career has taken him all over the world, allowing him to experience an incredibly diverse range of working cultures and environments. So, what have his experiences taught him? Here, he shares how his genuine passion for diversity and inclusion in the workplace led him to Astriid.Read more
Lauren Adams has experienced the benefits of flexible and inclusive working, in both her experience in HR and as somebody living with a long-term health condition herself. Here, she shares her tips and tricks for the workplace, hopes for the future of Astriid, and most importantly, which Hogwarts house she belongs to…Read more
Known for her environmentally and socially conscious ways of working, today we’re chatting with Astriid Trustee Camilla Faith. From her background in HR, she shares her thoughts on the benefits of flexible working practice for both employers and employees, as well as advice for prospective talent seeking opportunities in her own sector.Read more
Dan Rogers knows the ins and outs of the recruitment market, and the challenges employers can face. He shares how he came to be involved with Astriid, and his belief that the platform can tackle some of these issues head-on ... a similar approach he takes in his free time as a volunteer, fundraiser and qualified Mountain Leader!Read more