8 Feb 2018

Meet the Team: Charlie Austen

charliemeetteamsnapCharlie, son of Jeremy, son of Kate. I grew up in Singapore for the majority of my life although schooled on pastures green since the tender age of 7. Instrumental is my first major job, although I am a man of many fruitful voyages and teaching roles, including an assistant teacher at une petite école en France. I also have experience in events and have dipped my toes into the financial world. I graduated from Exeter with a 2.1 in Sociology in July 2017 and joined Instrumental in August.

What does your role entail?

I like to think of myself as the eyes and ears of online talent scouting, the Saint Peter at the pearly gates of talent heaven. The reality is, I’m an Executive Account Manager and talent spotter for brands.

What’s the best part of your job?

A joyous, passionate team who I learn a lot from.

When you were younger, what did you want to be?

Easy. Footballer (The dream is not dead). I did play semi-pro when I was living in France, so my hope is still alive.

In your spare time, what do you get up to?

I play football twice a week and when I’m not on the field of play I am usually sensibly sipping adult beverages with friends.

If you were a Lord of Rings character, who would you be?

My colleagues say Gandalf, I say Mrs Proudfoot.

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