I am the Managing Director for Big Bear Recruitment and our parent company, Regional Recruitment Services.
In my role with our companies, I am responsible for attracting, hiring and nurturing outstanding recruitment teams who deliver compliant, customer focused service to our candidates and clients.
I started my career at Big Bear Recruitment back in 2013 as an Apprentice Recruitment Consultant and fell in love with the job role, so much that I gained my qualification in Customer Service, Business Administration, Leadership and Management.
My rapid growth within the company meant that after 2 years I was promoted to Business Manager, committed to helping take the business to new levels. Positive interaction with everyone I meet and a genuine dedication to quality has got me where I am today. I couldn’t ever see myself coming out of Recruitment - I pride myself on the work that I do and the tight-knit family we have created at Big Bear Recruitment. Everyone here I class as close friends / family rather than colleagues and this is one of the biggest reasons why we are as successful as we are.
Marketing is no longer about the things you make, but the stories you tell. It is my role here to promote the excellent stories that surround this business – from our successful candidates embarking on new and rewarding careers to the development of our company and the dedicated team that drives it from within.
I have been with this fantastic company from its humble beginnings, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my professional journey with Big Bear Recruitment so far. I have always had a great passion for marketing, having gained over a decade of expertise in this sector. I take great satisfaction from being able to marry my creative skills with the rewarding sector that is healthcare recruitment. In line with the development of the company I have risen to a position of seniority and am striving to influence further growth in the future.
I started my career in recruitment with Big Bear in 2015 as a consultant, successfully completing my Business Administration qualification. After working with Big Bear for 2 years I was promoted to Client Relations Manager to help with the growing needs of the business as one of my core strengths is rapport building. I use this to my advantage to ensure all of our clients’ and candidates’ needs are met.
I designed a full aftercare service to improve quality which has proven to be very successful. I thoroughly enjoy working at Big Bear Recruitment with the team we have - there is clear progression for internal members of staff to grow from apprentices to full time trained consultants in a short period of time.
Recruitment to me wasn’t necessarily a sector at the top of my career checklist due to the ‘sales and cold calling’ stigma attached to it but after completing my CIPD in HR, it quickly became an area that grew on me. Two years on, I am now Principal Consultant and thoroughly enjoy what I do especially with the outcome it has for the healthcare professionals we deal with.
Since starting off as an Apprentice Consultant here at Big Bear, my experience of working with the team and the job itself have given me the perfect stepping stone for career progression and more importantly in my role, an aspect that I can pass on to and share with fellow Apprentices who begin their budding careers with us.
Being an HR Graduate, Recruitment has always been something that has caught my attention; frankly, I now cannot see myself doing anything other than Recruitment! I have propelled myself up the ladder, now as Principal Consultant, and it is precisely that nurturing ethos that we have here at Big Bear that has allowed me to grow in confidence, learn and excel at my own pace.
Clichéd as it may sound and certainly being in the sector that we are in, I don’t see this as “just a job” but rather something I thoroughly enjoy and one that I take a lot of pride in doing.
After all, we are creating career paths for Healthcare Professionals.
I began working at Big Bear Recruitment as an Apprentice Consultant with a Business Administration Qualification to my name, and now have many opportunities ahead of me! Not only am I receiving the guidance and help of those above me, but I am constantly learning new things within the sector and the business, and do not plan on stopping.
It is a great opportunity for anyone to jump into, and not just as an Apprentice, but with what lies ahead and the satisfaction with what the job entails, I can only recommend choosing Big Bear Recruitment for future prospects!