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Trish Paterson

Permanent Recruitment Manager

A member of the Ryan Management Team, Trish applies the benefit of her experience working within the agency environment and as an in-house recruiter for two of New Zealand’s largest employers. She specialises in management, sales and the technical sector.

According to Trish, seeing her candidates succeed in the organisation she has helped them join is a source of great satisfaction. She is renowned for her exceptional recruitment skills, talent for establishing enduring partnerships between her candidates and clients, and personal service that extends well beyond the first day of a new job.

As well as an in-depth knowledge of the Christchurch market, Trish has a portfolio that extends to local, national and multi-national organisations. 

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    Our story

    Established by Managing Director, Felicity Ryan in 1988. Ryan has been 100% focused on helping Canterbury businesses grow for 30 years.

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    Why choose Ryan

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Who we work with

View a small sample of the feedback we get from clients that we have been partnering with to help them grow their business.

  • "Above all else they are experts in their field and can be relied upon during those peak times."
  • "We have used Ryan Recruitment to service our temporary staffing requirements for over 5 years."
  • "An ability to listen, understand and summarise, simplifying our staffing needs before pitching qualified applicants, has been a hallmark of the relationship."

  • "I have found them to be extremely reliable and responsive, they really go the extra mile."

  • "Ryan is very invested in making sure that they provide candidates that they believe are not only fit for the roles, but will fit in our team as…"
  • "The team at Ryan have always been helpful and easy to deal with and are always willing to help out when and where needed."

  • "They've been especially good at finding me staff at very short notice when the need arises."

  • "Above all else they are experts in their field and can be relied upon during those peak times."
  • "They listen, ensuring that the temporary staff they supply, can not only do the role but are a great personality fit for the team as well."

  • "When we need extra staff we use Ryan Recruitment for temporary labour hire."

  • "We made the move to Ryan for our civil construction staff earlier this year and we're glad we did."
  • "The team at Ryan Recruitment have been incredibly easy and efficient to work with."