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Simon Portway

Lead Consultant


My name is Simon Portway and I am a Lead Consultant for the Aviation  team. I have been with CBSbutler since December 2019, prior to this, I had worked in the Aerospace & Defence sector for 9 years, specialising in military fast jet – Typhoon, Hawk, Tornado, and Submarine – Astute, Dreadnought programmes, I’ve also worked with a wide variety of civil aircraft customers, covering line maintenance, design, and manufacturing to name but a few.

I started in recruitment in 2001, in the Healthcare sector, before moving into Construction , then into Aerospace & Defence.

My team and I specialise in placing candidates within the Aviation sector, both commercial and military customs benefit from of wide range of diverse skills that we have, we aim to bring significant value to our customers, through the skills, experience and expertise that we offer, my remit is the placement of permanent candidates into our predefined market sector, and to continue to offer a wealth of opportunities to Job seekers,  and an enviable pool of suitably qualified talent to clients,  in these very demanding industry sectors.

I hold REC qualifications, along with NVQ’s in Customer service, and business administration, both at level 3.

Outside of work, I love to spend time with my two children, we often go out on adventures that involve the river or the local parks, armed with fishing gear or our mountain bikes.

I am a drummer in a band, I’ve been playing since I was 12, I have my own recording studio & I write my own dance music.

I spend a lot of time either at the gym, or out on my mountain & road bikes, I’ve completed the Norfolk Summer Sportive 100 miler, London to Cambridge, and many other road cycling events, I love being out on my bikes.