Thomas Hele
Consultant - Housing


St Mary’s University


Psychology achieving an upper 2/1

Date Joined

September 2021

Where are you from originally?

Originally from a small village called Pebmarsh around 20 minutes from Colchester

What drew you towards a career in recruitment?

Strong passion for communicating in addition to wanting a career where I have room for progression

What first attracted you to James Andrews?

James Andrews desire to provide comprehensive training to new recruitment consultants was an attractive proposal that stood out from other recruitment agencies. The idea of working within a team and hitting targets on a group basis seemed like the ideal environment to nurture my skills.

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

I decided to seek a graduate role in London as not only was I already living in the city it seemed important to develop my career here too to further future opportunities. I am planning on staying situated in London for at least the next 10 years so creating financial stability for myself is imperative to achieve this. In addition to developing my career the social life attached to London was also extremely attractive as at this stage in my life I feel like it’s important to enjoy my weekends too while the hangovers aren’t too bad haha

Favourite thing about working here so far?

So far life at James Andrews has been pretty hectic taking in new information however everyone in the office has been extremely helpful and welcoming. So in that case I’d have to say meeting my colleagues has been my favourite part.

What has surprised you most about being a Recruitment Consultant?

At the moment I’m only four days in however I have already been briefed over many different areas so I would have to say the most surprising aspect of the job is how multi-faceted the role itself really is.

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

The office is great and I’m sure I will start enjoying the job itself once I delve into it however working in the city and being within the hustle and bustle of London has been a good feeling.