How I started to work in Recruitment

After completing my degree in Applied Criminology and Forensic Investigation, I was looking for a position with stable hours that would suit my son starting school. So I did telesales but after 4 years (and another baby!) I decided that I had more to offer and wanted to find a career where I could get back what I put into my work. Whilst not intentionally looking for a position within Recruitment, when the opportunity arose I decided to try it and see how I got on and have not looked back since!

Having started in Recruitment in 2012 recruiting for Permanent positions with Military personnel I decided that I wanted to change direction and learn more about all aspects of Recruitment. I saw an advert for Marton Recruitment and after completing some research decided to give them a call to find out more – unfortunately Andy wasn’t available when I phoned through but eventually after a week we managed to speak to each other in regards to the position. A CV was sent and then an interview was arranged within a few days. After a second interview we decided that the position was mutually beneficial to both of us and a start date was agreed for October 2014.

Andy taught me all about Temporary recruitment and the different legislation and guidelines you have to use. I was shocked about the difference for paperwork and work that goes into Temporary recruitment compared to Permanent recruitment.

Sam Burchell
Sam Burchell

From my first year here we worked hard to build up our reputation within the local community further, and then expand it to other areas of Kent also. Marton Recruitment has a fantastic reputation with the temporary staffing communities within Ashford and we wanted to make sure companies were aware of this.

We have gone from strength to strength and now 4 years later I manage the Industrial / Manufacturing division and have a core team who deal with Engineering and Technical Permanent vacancies as well as developing our temporary division also.

We are all still learning and developing. I feel very lucky to have an excellent (if slightly frustrating) mentor in Andy. He believes in the ethos of doing things how he would want them done if he was a client. This means regular communication and service levels to be at their highest at all times. There are not many companies that will invest time and money in their staff from the very beginning of their journeys but Marton Recruitment is one of them.

The opportunity I have had here has been and continues to be very beneficial to me both on a professional and personal level. I continue to grow and develop further, and I remain very grateful for the opportunities given to me. I am looking forward to see where the next 4 years take both myself and Marton Recruitment.

Samantha Burchell, Industrial Team Leader – Marton Recruitment