HOPS is responsible for recruiting suitable participants to work on the SWP programme. To recruit potential applicants HOPS uses its own subsidiary company in Poland and third party representatives based in Romania, Bulgaria and Lithuania.
Representatives market positions, conduct presentations, carry out initial candidate preparation and provide advise to applicants throughout the process of making an application and working in the UK. Representatives also assist HOPS in the processing of applications and arrival co-ordination. The final say on the offer of a position to an applicant comes from HOPS Ltd in the UK.
HOPS enters into annual agreements with representatives and monitors their activity annually.
Anna Rosa – HOPS Poland
“Anna studied Forestry Engineering at Agricultural University in Warsaw. Former HOPS participant, working as a seasonal worker and 4 years as a full time Human Resources Manager for a large fruit producer in Herefordshire. Anna joined HOPS in February 2006 to support and later manage the recruitment of seasonal workers and after 10 years working in the UK returned to Poland in 2010 to manage HOPS Subsidiary HOPS (Polska) Sp. z o.o. and recruit workers directly. Anna speaks Polish, English and Russian languages and enjoys cooking and Zumba classes.”
|HOPS Code: HOPS|
HOPS (Polska) Sp. z o.o
Ul. Nowogrodzka 31, 00-511 Warszawa
Ul. Konstytucji 3go Maja 2/104
05-300 Minsk Mazowiecki
| Tel: + 48 796993009
Email 1: HOPS.email@example.com
Email 2: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alexandru (Alex) Barbacaru – Est-Vest Services
“Alex graduated in the Academy of Economic Studies from Bucharest in 1998 and then became a doctor in Economics in 2005. He participated on the SAWS program in 1997 when he was a student and worked on three farms in Scotland and England. He worked as an internal auditor at Danube Grain for 2 years since 1998, an Australian company involved in the Romanian agricultural market. Alex runs Est-Vest Services, which is in partnership with HOPS since 2004.”
|HOPS Code: ROMBAR|
EST-VEST SERVICES SRL
Str. TOLBEI 3, SECTOR 6
| Tel: + 40 74 436 7473
Fax: + 40 21 324 3702
Email 1: email@example.com
Email 2: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catalin Pascanu – Albatross Travel
“Albatross Travel is a new Representative for HOPS and they offer multiple services in Romania.
Please contact Petre Potop, Radu Pascanu or Razvan Boros for information”
|HOPS Code: ROMALB|
Str. 9 Mai, SECTOR 6
| Tel: + 40 21 221 9557//+40 72 219 7477
Fax: + 40 21 221 3585
Email 1: email@example.com
Email 2: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilena Panaite – Blue Mountain
“Blue Mountain is the second new Representative we have taken on board at HOPS for 2014, Marius is based in Cluj and Marilena is based here in the UK for a well rounded service.”
|HOPS Code: ROMBLU|
BLUE MOUNTAIN RECRUITMENT LTD
Str. Avanului No 33,
| Tel: + 40 75 654 7666
Mob: + 44 782 801 0864
Petar Mitev – BULMIT Ltd
“Petar Mitev is manager of BULMIT Ltd with headquarters in the town of Svishtov Bulgaria.
Petar Mitev is working as HOPS Representative in Bulgaria since 2003. Before this Petar worked from 1999 to 2003 on a variety of UK farms and gained a lot of personal experience as a SAWS participant. Petar has gained a wealth of experience working and visiting different farms which enables him to select and prepare applicants because he can put himself at their position.
Petar has completed an International Certificate in Soft fruit Production from Angus College in 2003. In 2010 he has taken Master Educational Degree in the speciality Co-operative Management at Academy of Economics ‚ D A Tsenov‘ Svishtov”.
|HOPS Code: BULMIT|
46 Treti Mart str
Tel: + 359 989 923 1151
Email 1: email@example.com
Email 2: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anton and Galina Tonchev – IBC Student Exchange
“IBC Student Exchange was founded in 1999 in Bulgaria and is one of the leading providers of work placements abroad for agricultural workers, university students, recent graduates and young professionals. The company is operating through four branch offices in Bulgaria and one representative office in Serbia. IBC represents more than ten international work experience organizations from different countries around the globe and has provided work experience placements to more than 10000 workers, students and young professionals in countries like USA, UK, France, Spain, Greece, Australia, and New Zealand.IBC is a full member of the WYSE Travel Confederation.
IBC started partnering with HOPS in 2007 and has since become the main in-country representative for HOPS in Bulgaria.
Anton is the CEO and co-founder of IBC since 1999. He holds a Master’s degree in Law. He is fluent in English, Russian and Macedonian and enjoys all kinds of sports. In his free time he loves to dive and has an Advanced Open Water Certification from PADI.
Galina is a co-founder and an acting CEO of the company since its establishment. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Administration from The University of Economics – Varna and an MSc (Hons) in Human Resource Management from the Open University in the UK. She is fluent in English and loves travelling around the world. The two continents that she has yet to visit and explore are South America and Antarctica.”
|HOPS Code: BULIBC|
IBC Student Exchange – HEAD OFFICE
60 Vasil Levski Blvd, Office 1
Tel/Fax: + 359 2 4020 804
IBC Student Exchange – VARNA
21 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.
| Tel/Fax: +359 2 4020 804
IBC Student Exchange – BLAGOEVGRAD
2 Ivan Mihaylov Str.
| Tel/Fax: +359 2 4020 804
|HOPS Code: LITCNTR|
| Lithuanians‘ World Center – KAUNAS
S.Daukanto g. 11
Mail: P.O. Box 2206, Kaunas LT-44001
| Web: www.lwc.lt/render/lt/kontaktai/centras.htm
Tel: +370 37 321320
Mobile: +370 612 23315
Fax: +370 37 320988
| Lithuanians‘ World Center – VILNIUS
Pamėnkalnio g. 19-2
| Web: www.lwc.lt/render/lt/kontaktai/vic.htm
Tel: +370 5 2107048
Mobile: +370 611 32032
Fax: +370 5 2107049
| Lithuanians‘ World Center – KLAIPĖDA
215 kab. KMT Parkas, Klaipėdos universitetas
H.Manto g. 84, Klaipėda
| Web: www.lwc.lt/render/lt/kontaktai/klp.htm
Mobile: +370 615 40794
| Lithuanians‘ World Center – ŠIAULIAI
Šiaulių universiteto Karjeros Centre,
Vilniaus g. 88, Šiauliai
| Web: www.lwc.lt/render/lt/kontaktai/siaul.htm
Mobile: +370 618 27153