"There’s always been a strong emphasis on getting away from your desk to build great relationships."
I'm building futures
I'm Robert Walters
I joined Robert Walters in 2010 after two years working for a boutique agency. After completing my degree in geography, I registered with several recruitment agencies to help secure my first graduate role, and ended up being offered an internal agency role, working as a graduate resourcer. I quickly realised it was a great fit for me and something I wanted to build a career in.
I’d decided I needed a new challenge and I was keen to join a larger company as I felt there would be a wider scope to develop professionally. The superior training and development opportunities available at Robert Walters really stood out to me, and the global scale was another big pull factor. I felt confident there would be plenty of room for me to grow and really progress in my career.
My first five years at Robert Walters were a fantastic learning experience. I started working as a recruitment consultant in our account management team, focusing on a relocation project for one of our large banking clients, then moved to the technology division recruiting for investment banks, financial services and commerce clients. I really enjoyed growing this area of the business and, within 12 months of joining, I was promoted to senior consultant.
In 2015, I decided that I wanted to explore a new market and, with excellent support from the management team, I moved to head up the banking and financial services division. Since then, I’ve moved up to principal consultant and I’m really enjoying growing our financial services division across the Midlands region. Having the support and opportunity to explore new markets has had a huge impact on my professional development and has helped to keep my career varied and interesting.
With now over 10 years at Robert Walters, my career has continued to thrive. There’s always been a strong emphasis on getting away from your desk to build great relationships with candidates and clients, and I’ve always felt supported by the management team, with options always on the table to take your career in a range of directions. The company has a very open culture so I always feel able to put my hand up to ask a question or share an idea.
The rewards you earn match the effort that you put in. The company has a strong meritocratic culture so, if you’re willing to work hard, there’s nothing to stop you scaling the career ladder at a rapid pace. There’s a good natured competitive spirit and strong sense of camaraderie among the teams with brings a fantastic energy to the office and drives me to push myself. Qualifying for the company’s global incentive weekend on two occasions have to be my proudest achievements.
Nothing beats the feeling you get when you tell a candidate that they’ve got the job. It’s wonderful to be able to help improve someone’s situation whether that be professionally, financially, emotionally or a mixture of all three! In some cases, helping someone secure their dream role can be truly life changing and I love that I’m able to make that kind of difference through my work.
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