James Bateman
Consultant - Property Management & Construction

University

Sheffield Hallam

Degree

Business and Enterprise Management

Date joined

July 2019

Where are you from originally?

Leicester

What drew you towards a career in recruitment?

The target driven environment with the chance to interact with both clients and colleagues.

What first attracted you to James Andrews?

The opportunities to develop and progress internally. Many people in the office started off with little, if any experience in recruitment, and after a short period of time they have already been promoted to a higher position.

Why did you decide to seek a placement role in Leicester?

Being from Leicester originally, this was the perfect opportunity for me to have my placement year in a familiar environment. Being able to go and watch the football at the weekend is an added bonus!

Favourite thing about working here so far?

How many young people there are in the office. It’s great for both the day-to-day working atmosphere and socialising after work.

What has surprised you most about being a Recruitment Consultant?

How quickly the day goes. Before joining I was apprehensive about the long hours but you soon come to realise that the day goes very quickly and there’s always plenty to be getting on with.

What have you enjoyed most so far about your day-to-day work or training?

How willing people are to help. Especially while I’m training, everyone has been great at answering any questions and making sure I feel comfortable with what I’m doing.