We are always on the lookout for the next global leaders here at Goodall Brazier. We believe that the best way to develop our future management team is through our extensive and proven graduate programme. Below are stories of our graduate profiles.
Oliver joined Goodall Brazier in September 2015 as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant having achieved a degree in History at Northumbria University. Initially, he focused on the UK elderly care sector and was promoted to Senior Consultant by the end of 2016. During this time, Oliver had been observing the ever-growing senior living industry in the United States. Oliver took it in his stride to develop this market from scratch and achieved high levels of success over the next 2 years including the placements of numerous VP and C-Suite individuals.
One of the best things about working for Goodall Brazier is the sense of freedom given to you when exploring and developing new markets that peak your interest. It is essentially raw business development which when achieved, gives you a sense of pride and satisfaction incomparable too much else in your early years as a young professional.
The biggest challenge I faced working at Goodall Brazier was generally sticking out the first 6 months of employment. Watching the experienced recruiters around me excelling while I was still learning and being rejected daily by candidates & clients alike was tough to take. However when you taste success for the first time, the previous few months become a distant memory and you will never look back.
To be a successful recruiter you have to be prepared to put in the hours to build and develop your specified market by setting the pace from the start, otherwise you will make life incredibly difficult for yourself.
Sam joined the Goodall Brazier team after graduating from the University of Leicester with a BA in Geography. He built up the Logistics and Supply Chain sector from scratch and after a successful first year, he was promoted to management and now looks after a team of consultants who focus on this sector. Working across the North America and Western & Central Europe in several different areas of Logistics, his plan is to grow his team further in 2019.
The thing I enjoy most is the culture of the business, the company is full of hungry, ambitious and hardworking like-minded individuals. The targets set mean you are rewarded for hard work which creates a great environment for success.
The first few months are the toughest challenge, understanding recruitment and my market from scratch and getting my head around the number of different aspects of the role with no experience was tricky. However, my managers provided great training and allowed me to find my own way of getting over hurdles which has provided me with great experience that I can use to my advantage in the future.
Persistence pays off in this role so I would say to any graduate that even though you may get some knock-backs on the way, the best thing to do it keep trying and the results will come.
Ross joined Goodall Brazier initially whilst undertaking a placement year during his University course. He started working as a Resourcer in the Civil Engineering division with a direct focus on candidates of Project Engineer up to Project Management level. After a number of successful placements, Ross moved into a full Senior Consultant position, taking on more responsibility and now also operating in the US Construction sector.
The thing I enjoy most about working at Goodall Brazier is the clear career path offered – it doesn’t matter how long you have been there, if you get the right results you will be correctly rewarded with promotions up into management.
The biggest challenge I faced was understanding the complex nature of the US construction market. Due to not being from a construction background, it initially took some time to get my head around, but with help from my fellow consultants and speaking with candidates, I was able to gain a rounded view of the industry.
The best advice I could give a new graduate entering the recruitment industry is to be patient. There is a lot to learn at the start and it is easy to feel knocked back when seeing other people excelling; however by doing the right things and working hard, success will follow.