Nicole Cochran

Apprenticeship Recruiter

The opportunity I had to join PETA has been great as I can help people find their dream apprenticeship role and help them start their future as I did.

What lead you to work for PETA?

I started as an apprentice doing business administration back when I was 16 years old, it gave me a real kick start to my career. The role was based in a small care company. I found a passion for Administration as I am an organised person.

I moved on into an administration role based in construction but missed the personal side of the care industry, so fell back into a care role. A recruitment position was then offered to me, and I’ve not looked back since. I love recruitment as I am a people person.

The opportunity I had to join PETA has been great as I can help people find their dream apprenticeship role and help them start their future as I did.

What is your role at PETA and what drives you to what you do?

As an apprenticeship recruiter I have responsibilities such as:

  • Client engagement
  • Learner engagement
  • School engagement – attending careers events

I am good at adapting to change, in recruitment, no day is the same, I am organised, efficient, and always thinking of my customers / candidates experience throughout the process.

How do you approach your role on a day-to-day basis? What skills are required.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service
  • Knowledge of recruitment processes
  • Experience with matching the right role to a candidate
  • Knowledge of helping a client with their specific recruitment needs

What are you passionate about outside of work?

I love dog walks at the beach and in the countryside. I enjoy music and going to the theatre. Ice-Skating is one of my favourite activities when I can find the time to go. Spending time with friends/family is the most important.

What are your personal values, and what is important to you?

Being kind, caring and honest to others. Staying true to myself and living in the moment as much as possible.