To introduce our new series on what it’s like to work for European Recruitment, we have this entry and insight from one of our Associate Consultants, Sophia Gilmore.
Sophia is based in our central Brighton office, and joined us in the November of 2015, as a Research & Recruitment Consultant. Since then she has been instrumental in the growth of her Team Leader, Ian Gale’s team and has built an unrivaled network in her specialist area in the semiconductor industry.
How long have you been working at European Recruitment for?
2 years and 3 months
What attracted you to accepting a position at European Recruitment?
The company culture and employees from the first interview seemed like it would be a good fit for what I was looking for – a professional environment with a young group of people, working with serious niche technology skill sets in a fun working environment.
Can you describe a typical day at ERL?
Every day at European Recruitment is about working smart, prioritising what’s important, working with fast pace – whilst paying attention to detail – and making sure we work for our candidates and clients simultaneously to ensure all parties are happy.
I start the morning by identifying which skill sets are HOT to work, then build up a good pipeline by searching the job boards for profiles to contact, and gain their interest with roles we have available. We then send talented and suitable candidates to urgent roles, arrange and prepare candidates for interview and essentially guide them throughout the recruitment process with ease and success.
What do you love about working at ERL?
We are privileged to be able to run our own desk whilst getting the guidance and help we need from our senior staff – we all work hard and support each other when needed.
What’s the most challenging aspect of your role?
I think the most challenging aspect of my role is the fact that there are certain aspects of the recruitment process that we cannot control. We feel the nature of our job is to ensure our clients and candidates are happy, but there are so many factors in a recruitment process which can affect the outcome. Although it is a challenge, it is a beneficial experience that gives me a different outlook on life.
What’s the management style like?
The management at European Recruitment are helpful, always there when you need them, easy to talk to and generally supportive. They’re also analytical to help us improve and ensure we grow as individuals and as employees in the company
How are you rewarded for your work at European Recruitment?
We are rewarded with recognition, promotions and growth within the company. We also have year-round incentives like our company holidays, which have included those to Berlin, Barcelona, New York and this year we’re going to Chicago! We have social events throughout the year to bond as a company, as well as lunch clubs for our top billers. To me, the way European Recruitment reward their staff ensures we all get to know each other outside of the working environment. It’s not often you can find a company where everyone gets on in and outside of work. I find this very important as it’s a place where I want to be every day and I am proud to be a part of the ERL family – we all understand each other and just have a great time working together.