What is your current role at Luton Bennett? Manager
What did you join Luton Bennett as? A Graduate Recruitment Consultant. I managed to get all the way up to Manager with no experience in 18 months!
Why did you join Luton Bennett?
I was a Teacher before which I loved but as a single mother I unfortunately realised that it was never going to make me enough money to make ends meet and that was not the life I wanted for myself or my daughter. I knew NOTHING about recruitment when I clicked “apply” on the job boards other than the earning potential was really good and at that time, that was the main driver for me.
What’s your story?
I joined Luton Bennett in Autumn 2016. Graduated from Teesside University in 2013 with a First Class Honours in Sports & Exercise Science and then moved back to Ireland to pursue a career in PE teaching and to raise my daughter.
I started off as a Graduate Recruitment Consultant with ZERO sales experience but a big personality (and a big mouth). I went from being the worst new recruit Luton Bennett ever had to working really hard and achieving Senior Consultant status within a year and achieving some big Luton Bennett targets within my first year. I then progressed through to Assistant Manager and now Manager.
I am now currently a Manager with a team of recruits; a team I am extremely proud of and a team who work extremely hard to achieve their targets and to be the best versions of themselves. For me, it is fantastic to see the journey that people come through to achieving more than they ever imagined.
I took the management progression route at Luton Bennett as it was a good mixture of being on task and using my teaching background to develop others.
My journey since joining Luton Bennett is beyond my wildest dreams and I have achieved so much. I have joined a company that are progressive, that are moving forward and more importantly to me, a team that truly support each other in the good times and the bad. I genuinely love the people I work with and we have a good laugh along the way. I have learnt so much and grown as a person and I owe this Luton Bennett.
It is an exciting time for Luton Bennett and I plan to be a part of the growth of the business going forward and hope to continue in the success I have experienced to date.
Although it is very hard work, I feel like I have found my feet in a rewarding industry where the harder you work, the better you do. It was a leap of faith at the time but I have never looked back, even on the days/weeks where things aren’t going my way.