Ben Sweeney

Defence Learning Consultant

In Work

I joined Instinct in early 2022 and have recently moved into a role as Instinct’s Defence Learning Consultant where I work in both a client and candidate facing capacity. I’m not sure when exactly it happened, but I seem to have unofficially taken on the mantle of Instinct’s IR35 expert, so feel free to reach out with any queries! 

Out of Work

Out of office hours I try to keep busy, ideally either watching some live music, or exploring different cities. Where possible I’ll always try go back over to the right side of the Pennines and spend my time back in God’s Own Country! 

  • Favourite film - Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Dinner party guest - Sean Bean
  • Favourite place - Yorkshire
  • No. 1 Quote - “Arise, arise, riders of Rohan!
     Fell deeds awake, fire and slaughter!
     Spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered!
     A sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises!
     Ride now, ride now, ride to Gondor!”
  • Guilty Pleasure - Lee’s fiancé, Charlotte