Written by Jessica Hughes, Delivery Consultant at IDPP
So, let me start off by saying I am by no means a blogger however, I did think that it would be good for me to reflect on my experience of joining IDPP as I have only been an employee for a little under 3 months. I am very early on in my recruitment career and if I’m completely honest never imagined I would be a recruiter never mind an IT and telecoms recruiter!
6 years ago, I was working as a restaurant manager and even thou I loved the interaction with both the customers and staff, I HATED working in food! I then decided to do a business degree, I had no clue which area of business, but I knew it was going to be focused around people. Nearer the end of my degree I started looking for work and I was fortunate enough to be offered a temp position as a recruitment co-ordinator for a pharmaceutical company. In this role I was internally recruiting exciting positions and the relationship we have with agencies was kind of bittersweet. We see the agencies as the annoying trickster sales people who you couldn’t say too much to but, nonetheless sometimes we needed their help. When my temp was role was coming to an end, I found myself looking for work but was put off the thought of becoming part of an agency.
I had a few interviews and one unfortunately was with the a “typical agency” company. By this I mean the kind of agency where candidates are just stock, and the recruiters would just chuck at the client as fast as they could and hope they stick.
But then I was contacted by someone who worked within IDPP and from the get-go I felt the buzz of this exciting and quality driven company. I was taken back by how quickly they reacted and after only 2 days I was attending my interview in the Chester office. It must be said even though the process was fast, there was many layers to get to this point. By the time I was interviewed in the office I had already spoke to the internal recruiter, the delivery manager and the account director. At the time I didn’t think much of it however, looking back with more experience in recruiting I can see they were screening me in a very professional and detailed way. They ensured I was the right person with not just the right skill set, but the right personal profile for the role and team.
Since then I have felt like I have been supported within my role, through the training and mentoring I have received thus far. As I mentioned at the start, I am still finding my feet in this new world of IT recruitment however, I know I am in a company that will help develop my skills and attributes which in turn will be beneficial for the client and IDPP. It has also confirmed for me that this is a career I can see myself doing for a long time and one that I enjoy, and I am passionate about.
From working on the inside, I can truthfully say every single person within this company has the highest of standards and I already have learnt so much from all the friendly staff in both the Chester and London office.
I know you’ll be thinking I’m just trying to promote the company and I’m talking waffle, but I am honestly reflecting on my experience of the company and putting my name on the line to say IDPP are not another “typical agency” company.
They are a professional, knowledgeable and motivated group of people that are working together, doing the best job they possibly can, and I am proud to be part of it!