"Having started my career as a PETA apprentice, I wholeheartedly believe in apprenticeships and having the opportunity to support applicants, visit students in schools and work with amazing clients to promote apprenticeships is brilliant."
What led you to work for PETA?
I initially started my career as a Business Administration Apprentice with a recruitment advertising business. My training was provided to me by PETA and the skills and experience that I gained through my Apprenticeship supported me throughout my 10-year career and helped me to progress into the role of Head of Client Delivery.
Unfortunately following the pandemic, the business was forced to close, and I was approached by an ex-colleague who invited me to interview at PETA. The rest is history!
What is your role at PETA and what drives you to what you do?
Working for PETA is so rewarding. Through my dual role as Apprenticeship Recruitment Manager and overseeing our internal recruitment function, I get the chance to talk to so many people from all different backgrounds.
Having started my career as a PETA apprentice, I wholeheartedly believe in apprenticeships and having the opportunity to support applicants, visit students in schools and work with amazing clients to promote apprenticeships is brilliant.
What knowledge and experience do you draw upon for your role?
Throughout my recruitment career, I have gained a wealth of experience across advertising, candidate experience and client support. In my role as Apprenticeship Recruitment Manager at PETA, I have been able to bring together this skill set to build a robust, compliant recruitment process for our apprentices that offers clear, user-friendly candidate experience.
Having been an apprentice myself, I understand how daunting it can be applying for an apprenticeship, so my team and I have worked together to make the process as informative and transparent as possible.
My role challenges me to be creative and come up with positive solutions to any challenges that arise. I believe that improvements can always be made so I work closely with my team and clients to understand what we can do to continuously improve and enhance our recruitment strategy.
How do you approach your role on a day-to-day basis? What skills are required?
I am supported by my amazing team of recruiters, and I couldn’t do it without them. My role involves managing constantly changing priorities and demands so being organised is key.
Overseeing the internal recruitment for PETA has challenged me as a recruiter and I have had to learn new skills to proactively source suitable candidates for our positions. I enjoy learning new skills and love the feeling of finding the perfect candidate to join the PETA team!
What are you passionate about outside of work?
Outside of work, I am a huge outdoors person. You can usually find me out in the countryside walking with my best pooch pal, Ellie-Bear. I love weekends away exploring the UK in our self-built campervan. Travel has always been a passion of mine and I have travelled to over 30 countries although my hit list is always growing!
What are your personal values, and what is important to you?
I believe in treating others in the way you would like to be treated yourself. Showing mutual respect, working as part of a team and supporting one another are the key values that I uphold through my role.