Consultant Stories – Daniel Harrington

Job Title: Senior Recruitment Consultant
University: University of Portsmouth
Course: Law LLB with Business
Year Graduated: March 2015

What initially attracted you to a career in recruitment?

Recruitment wasn’t something that I thought about while at university, it wasn’t even on my radar. I went to university to do Law, so that’s what I thought I would go in to. But I started a part-time evening resourcing role with England Associates whilst still at university and it opened my eyes. I’d never even considered a career in recruitment but 3 and a half years later it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

How did you find out about the role at England Associates?

I saw an advert on Purple Door, our university job board, and applied for the part time evening work to fund my university studies. It was a straight forward interview meeting a couple of people in the team. It wasn’t too complicated or interactive.

What do you think makes a good recruitment consultant?

Persistence. If you’re not motivated to carry on then it won’t work. You need to be optimistic that it will work out.

However, more than anything else you need a lot of positivity in this job. Recruitment has a lot of highs but also many lows but as long as you are persistent, you will be absolutely fine.

What do you enjoy most about the role?

Ringing up a candidate that you have been working with for a couple of weeks to tell them that they’ve got the job! There’s nothing better than seeing all that hard work pay off.

We also have some awesome incentives such as EA taking me skiing, flying me to Barcelona, and more. Recently, we went for a weekend to watch the Formula 1 at Silverstone!

What has it been like working for England Associates and the journey to where you are now?

It’s been one hell of a roller-coaster but I wouldn’t change it for a second!  I’ve met some truly amazing people and I’m proud of the fact that I’ve worked my way up from a part-time Resourcer to a Senior Recruitment Consultant.

How have England Associates supported your success?

The whole team at England Associates have been fantastic from day one. I’ve been given training, guidance, support, and all the tools that I’ve needed to succeed; and wouldn’t be where I am today without them.

Advice to those looking to get into recruitment

It won’t always be easy, but recruitment is a fantastic career for someone that wants to work in a fast paced, high reward, industry.

Find out more and contact Daniel Harrington here.