"If you want a career where you will have fun, constantly be developed and rewarded then PageGroup is for you"
What led you to recruitment from your background in sport?
I was a professional golfer for three years, from 2006-09. I was on the EuroPro Tour which involved travelling around the UK and Europe. I also took part in some PGA events. I hit a plateau with it and knew I wasn’t going any further. I also had a baby on the way and decided I needed a career with growth potential rather than a job. Every time I went to a recruiter they suggested I join them; I sort of fell into recruitment really.
Why did you join PageGroup?
I chose PageGroup as I felt it genuinely gave me the best opportunity to have a career and not just a job. I wanted to work for a business that lived its values and offered me career development opportunity; a place where hard work and delivery would not go unnoticed and be fairly rewarded.
Tell us about your PageGroup career so far
I started in the Weybridge office as a consultant in Engineering and Manufacturing in December 2009. I was tasked with developing the FMCG part of the market which had previously been untouched. After strong initial success we grew the team to three and I was promoted to manager in March 2011. The team continued to grow and exceed targets and expectations and in February 2013 I took over the management of our Bristol office alongside Weybridge. In August 2013 I was promoted to associate director and am now responsible for eleven people across multiple locations.
I would love to open a new office, to start a new discipline and continue my journey to full director and hopefully beyond that. I want to hire and develop the next generation of leaders at PageGroup.
What is most rewarding about your job?
The most rewarding part is promoting my team. We are a genuine meritocracy and in my time in a leadership role I have made ten promotions. Of all the people I have hired, every person who has had over twelve months experience has been promoted at least once. I am very proud of this record as well as of my strong retention figures.
What advice would you give someone with a sporting background who wanted a job in recruitment?
If you are not prepared to give 100% all the time recruitment is not for you. You get out what you put in and are in control of your own destiny. If you want a career where you will have fun, constantly be developed and rewarded then PageGroup is for you. Discipline time management and a winning mentality go a long way here.