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Katie's Blog - Life as a Recruitment Consultant at Nigel Wright


In order to portray a real representation of the culture here at Nigel Wright, we asked some of our Recruitment Consultants to answer a series of questions about their careers and about working at Nigel Wright. Our Principal Consultant Katie Hewitt shares how Nigel Wright has helped her in her career development as well as what she likes most about working in Newcastle city centre. She also shares the first time she learnt about Nigel Wright, why she decided to join us and how the company has changed since.

How did you first learn about Nigel Wright? Why did you join?

I first heard about Nigel Wright when I was searching for a new job within Finance back in 2016. I came along as a candidate to meet the relevant consultants to discuss through my experience and to understand how Nigel Wright could assist with my job search. I found the meeting extremely helpful; I knew the consultants were really interested in my story and were keen to assist with my search. Towards the end of the meeting, Richard asked if I had ever considered recruitment as a career and if I’m honest I hadn’t. My initial impression about recruitment was that it would be very ‘salesy’ and it would be a ‘dog eat dog environment’. Richard assured me that this wasn’t the case at Nigel Wright and asked if I wanted to come along to one of their open evenings to hear more about the business and what recruitment was like from the consultants themselves. The open evening was a fantastic opportunity to understand what a day as a Recruitment Consultant included and to get a real feel for the culture at Nigel Wright. Fair to say, I liked what I was hearing - fast forward six months and after an intense interview process to ensure the role was right for me and I was right for the business, I finally joined in July 2016 and can honestly say I haven’t look back since.

How has Nigel Wright helped you in your career development?

The training provided at Nigel Wright is absolutely second to none. What I find most impressive is that our Director, Mark Simpson, leads on most of the training during your first six months. The training doesn’t stop there, I attend internal training sessions at least once per quarter and have attended impressive external sessions. Since joining Nigel Wright in July 2016, I’ve received two promotions. This comes from a combination of great training, fantastic support from my manager and team and of course, hard work.

What do you like most about working in Newcastle city centre?

Many people call me a social butterfly; therefore, it won’t come as a surprise that I absolutely love working in Newcastle city centre - but I don’t think my bank balance feels the same. We’re a very sociable bunch here at Nigel Wright, always going out for lunch and after work drinks – we love trying out the newest restaurants and bars. I also feel so privileged to work on the most beautiful street in Newcastle - the iconic Grey Street.

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