I'm building futures
I'm Robert Walters
I found myself in recruitment by coincidence, which seems to be the norm! After my studies in marketing, I did a marketing and communications internship with a law firm in Paris. It was a great opportunity, but I didn't love it as much as I thought I would.
A friend of mine suggested I share my CV with Robert Walters in 2012. They asked me if I would be interested in joining them as an intern within the finance and accounting team, and so I thought I would try it — it wasn't long before I realised that I loved it!
In 2018, I was relocating to Dubai, six years after my six-month internship at Robert Walters in Paris. While I knew I would miss all of the people I had built great relationships with in that time, there was an exciting opportunity to join a newly growing retail and marketing team in Dubai, and I knew I wanted to take it. It’s always challenging to move to a new country and understand a new market, but it becomes much easier when you do it with the right company and people.
Recruitment is a very dynamic, performance-driven environment with its ups and downs, yet it is also very rewarding. You'll also find that you have a tremendous impact on people’s lives, relocating them and their families to new places, or offering them the opportunity of a lifetime. It is priceless to speak to someone you’ve placed several years ago, calling you to say 'thank you' for helping them seize the opportunity that completely changed his or her life.
To describe the Robert Walters environment in few words: it's dynamic, engaging and fulfilling, and it offers first-class training and great mentors — which is exactly what you need when you start your career. The knowledge and skills I gained at Robert Walters during my first six months offered me an excellent basis for my further journey in recruitment.
Our incentives are also another big part of the Robert Walters culture. We have 'high flyers' trips to beautiful destinations, lunch clubs in the best restaurants in town, and of course, our quarterly bashes where we all come together to celebrate our successes.
But for me, most importantly, working at Robert Walters can put you on the path to a long-term, fulfilling and lucrative international career with a world-class recruitment company.