We are proud to announce that we continue to be recognised as a graduate-friendly organisation and employed our third graduate. Her name is Ksenia, she holds a Bachelor degree in Media Studies. Ksenia will be assisting our marketing team in daily administrative tasks, performing market analysis and research and assist in marketing and advertising promotional activities (e.g. social media, direct mail and web). She will also be exploring both sales and business development side of Anglo Technical Recruitment. Ksenia is full of ambition and ready to conquer the world of recruitment.
A few months ago Business Management graduate Hameed has joined our team and he currently works as a Junior Recruitment Consultant – Water Division. We have recently interviewed Hameed and ready to share his thoughts on what he likes the most in his job.
Hameed: “Getting great candidate interviews and placements whilst enjoying the company of my colleagues, all day, every day. I love the culture of Anglo Technical Recruitment, I feel like I am becoming part of a family. I also love talking to different candidates and learning new things from them such as what their intentions, thoughts and feelings are as well as how to better approach candidates of a similar personality, attitude or experience.”
Knowing how ambitious Hameed is, Anglo is interested where he sees himself in the long run.
Hameed: I see myself in 5 years as a Senior Recruiter at Anglo who is generating a stable flow of placements and already developed an extensive business network.
For already more than a year, Olivia, a MSc Geoscience with Geography graduate is working for Anglo as a Junior Consultant. Let’s see what the most experienced graduate out of all has to say.
First of all, Olivia, how long did it take you to become a junior consultant?
O: I was a resourcer for 3 months, then a trainee for another 6, then junior consultant after 9 months.
Working at Anglo Technical Recruitment for quite a long time already, what do you like the most in your job?
O: Building relationships with clients and candidates. It’s a real confidence boost when someone contacts you out of the blue and asks for your help, and it’s even better when someone you’ve never spoken to before calls you because they’ve heard great feedback about me.
Are there any challenges that you have faced in the beginning of your career?
O: The first few months were a real challenge: long commute, no time to myself, not enough sleep, but I learnt to use my time better.
And the last question for you…Why did you choose the recruitment field?
O: I wanted to do something dynamic and diverse, put my degree knowledge to use, which is why I chose to go in to the water and environmental industry. I thought I would enjoy talking to both candidates and clients and seeing both sides of the industry and that definitely has been the case as well as an uncapped commission structure.
What advice would both of you give to future university graduates?
O: Don’t give up! It can be really hard finding a graduate job, and even harder getting through the first few months when you’re not used to the 9-5 or an office environment. You’ll find your niche in time and it will definitely be worth it when you start to see results and become valued in your company.
H: Have no fear whatever is in your path. You will always come across obstacles, but always try to overcome them.
To sum everything up, the younger generation is our future and we need to take care of it, teach them everything we can by sharing the knowledge and experience we have earned through 33 years of recruiting business. Unfortunately, most employers think it will not benefit them but it will only help graduates to prosper as there is an equal amount of benefits for both sides.
Graduates are the ones who bring fresh thinking into business and eagerness to work. Any first industry they step into straight after university is their most desirable one, the industry they have been thinking about since college which is about 5 years.
Having a large client base of 386 companies gives fresh graduates a perfect opportunity for professional growth, to have a chance of working with companies that recruit people into different job sectors within the technical sector.
We offer an amazing opportunity to work in every department so a non-experienced person can realise their real potential and deep dive into a particular business area of recruitment. We need to eliminate this stereotype that inexperienced hires are a drag on the performance. On the contrary, we believe they can add value to the business from day one.