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Having received the phone call to confirm I had successfully negotiated 2 thorough Interviews and had got the job with Scantec, I felt a mixture of excitement and nervousness.
I had spent the last 4 years in Industrial Recruitment, had worked my way up from a Junior Consultant at a smaller agency in Southport, building my desk up from scratch. To working as a Branch Manager and an Account Manager, looking after over 400+ temporary staff on site in large warehouses/factories on a daily basis. The big question I kept asking myself was ‘Would I be able to make the transition from Industrial Recruiter, to recruiting Contractors in the Technical and Engineering Sector?’
I was nervous, although those nerves were eased slightly with the fact I had a construction background. As per my previous blog From Fixing Bogs to Filling Jobs I had started in the construction industry aged 16, so I had already built the Industry knowledge I felt I would need to handle myself well in this new role. The nerves were also appeased knowing that I had Kirsty as my Manager, someone I’d known for a long while and had seen grow into the Manager she is today, I knew I was in good hands to move my career forward.
On the first day, my stomach didn’t stop turning. Meeting my new team mates and colleagues within Scantec was nerve-wracking, but I was soon made to feel welcome by all at Scantec. After meeting everyone, I was taken for training. I wasn’t thrown in at the deep end and expected to know the systems within 2 hours, I was given TRAINING. Something I’d never had at other companies before. The training was great. A couple of hours each day for the first 2 weeks, getting to know the ‘Scantec way’ and being able to get my head around the systems they had in place. I knew I had made the right choice immediately. The rest of my time was spent working with my team mates on the Trades Desk. All of them made me feel welcome and helped me with anything they could, and they still continue to do that now!
Fast forward to today, almost a year on from when I started, I can safely say my first full year has been interesting, but brilliant at the same time. Full of ups and downs, projects ending suddenly to projects needing 20/30 Contractors on at the drop of a hat, it certainly keeps you on your toes. Each and every day I am learning from ‘Specialists’ at Scantec, people who have been there and done it all - they have gotten me through some difficult times and have been pleased for me through the good times as well. I have met some brilliant people in the last year, from new Clients to new Colleagues who I hope I will continue to work with well into the future. Scantec is continually growing and it is a great thing to see and a great thing to be a part of. Something I hope I am a part of for years to come.