Meg Whalley
Consultant - Finance & Procurement

University

The University of Manchester

Degree

Business and Management with Spanish

Date joined

January 2022

Where are you originally from?

Staffordshire (Stoke-on-Trent)

What drew you towards a career in recruitment?

The fact that no one day is the same and every day there are new challenges to face. The combination of both individual and team elements of recruitment also enticed me to the role, where the ability to have autonomy whilst also working in a team towards reaching common goals really appealed to me.

What first attracted you to James Andrews?

What attracted me to James Andrews was the way in which the company cares for and values its staff. Following my research into the company, I soon realised that many of the employees had been working at the company for 5/6/7 years, which reflects the high level of employee satisfaction as a result of its organic structure.

Why did you decide to seek a graduate role in London?

After living in Manchester for 3 years, I felt like I was ready to make the move to a bigger city with more opportunities and challenges. I also have a number of family members living in London, as well as a lot of friends here too. Really, I was ready to take the next step in my life seeking a new and exciting opportunity where I could be closer to friends and family.

Favourite thing about working here so far?

From my first day, I have really enjoyed the warm and welcoming atmosphere, where all employees are extremely friendly and easy to get along with. They are all extremely willing to help, and the extensive training programme has made me feel a lot more at ease.

What has surprised you most about being a recruitment consultant?

The significantly greater number of tasks required in comparison to the role as a recruitment resourcer, where this role is much more versatile with a consistent flow of varying tasks. I am pleasantly surprised by this as it gives you a greater level of responsibility and control over your workload and day-to-day organisation.

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

So far, the thing that I have enjoyed the most about training is the fact that it is carried out by several different members of the team. What I like about this is the fact that it means we are able to get to know the team better and on a more personal basis, as well as allowing us to gauge a better overall understanding of how the team works both individually and as a whole.