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GRADUATES & NON-EXPERIENCED HIRES

When we refer to our graduate intake, we are actually referring to anyone wishing to enter into recruitment with little or no prior experience of our industry. That could mean university leavers, school leavers, people moving on from a recruitment apprenticeship or people with experience in a different field.If you are interested in a career in recruitment, then we are interested in you.

WHY JOIN POD’S GRADUATE SCHEME?

WHO ARE WE?

  • We’re a different kind of recruitment business and really proud of that. A family-feel business that is values driven, meaning, the things we believe in inform the things we do. We’re dedicated to our clients and believe in partnerships over traditional, transactional services. This isn’t about supplying candidates; it’s about strategy, retention, engagement and life-long partnerships.
  • We specialise in the recruitment of Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics and Manufacturing/Technical individuals across EMEA. We have skilled consultants working with top level talent from graduate to board level. Our industry expertise is within fast moving consumer goods working with large international clients and ambitious growing companies. We work on building strategic partnerships with key clients so we are as much experts on our clients as our industry and can offer informed career advice on what the best career step for you will be.
  • Our main industry focus is the consumer goods sector, with clients covering everything from Food to Cosmetics and Household Goods. We also work in the consumer electronics, oil & gas, retail, pharmaceuticals and chemicals industry, using the model we have created for our FMCG clients to successfully implement recruitment strategies in other sectors.
  • We help our clients to make their operations as efficient as they can be, by finding them the best talent in the market. This makes them not only more successful, but more environmentally responsible.

MEET SOME OF THE TEAM

 

  • Tonia Kalafatzi

    Tonia Kalafatzi

  • Liam Viagas

    Liam Viagas

  • Daniel Farr

    Daniel Farr

  • What made you apply for the Jedi Graduate Programme?

    Tonia: I was about to finish my Masters and I was actively looking for a job in the UK so when I came across the Jedi advert, I was amazed at how well-presented the company was, as well as the Pod values.

    Liam: Initially, I was attracted to a start-up company which specialised in E2E supply chain which was relevant to my first degree and applied knowing that with hard work and consistency you are more likely to develop a successful career here at Pod.

    Dan: The JEDI advert wasn’t like any other one I came across for a recruitment job opportunity. It not only offered an opportunity to enter the industry of recruitment, but also offered an opportunity to do it in an ethical environment with a really strong set of values!

  • How did you find the recruitment process?

    Tonia: I found it very structured, which increased my perception of Pod’s credibility and the entire process was very smooth.

    Liam: I have interviewed at various places and found Pod’s recruitment process to be the most welcoming, professional and keen on bringing out your true motivations.

    Dan: I can easily say that POD’s was the most thought-out, most considerate and best process I was involved in - you were given feedback at each stage and felt like you were really valued as a potential employee of the company.

  • How has Pod supported your training and development since joining Pod?

    Tonia: Training with Jon our CEO and other colleagues was very informative. Also, the fact that everyone is super open to solving any problems I have makes me feel supported in my workplace

    Liam: The intensive training programme helped me gain a great insight into the recruitment industry and Pod’s way of working. Soon after I was willingly immersed into faster processes, acquiring new skills along the way and was fully supported by my manager and colleagues throughout.

    Dan: Everyone gets involved in the training of JEDIs, from the CEO to Candidate Researchers. This has been really helpful getting different perspectives from everyone in the business on how to be the best recruitment consultant possible!

  • Describe an average ‘day in your life’ here at Pod…

    Tonia: I’m coming in at around 8:15am and after having a delicious breakfast, I usually try to catch up on e-mails. After that I focus on searching for live roles, speaking with candidates and lastly, arranging interviews and prepping candidates to succeed in them is my favourite part!

    Liam: Every day I have the chance to talk to some amazing candidates which are depending on me to find them their dream job. Likewise, I have the opportunity to engage with some of the top people within major global businesses across a variety of industries, working together to hire the best candidates for their roles.

    Dan: A day in the life of a JEDI usually involves: Speaking to potential candidates, speaking to potential clients, building the POD brand and also building out your very own business for your desk!

  • What is the best thing about working at Pod Talent?

    Tonia: It’s working environment, cool people that work very hard!

    Liam: By far the best thing about working at Pod is that you are surrounded by fantastic colleagues. It is very important to be surrounded by people who are supportive, fun and encourage your best performance, whilst letting you be yourself.

    Dan: The open environment where anyone and everyone can discuss anything!

  • What is your advice to other potential Jedi Grads?

    Tonia: If you reach the assessment centre stage of the interview process, keep calm! It might be a bit overwhelming at first, but try to relax and you’ll be alright at the end!

    Liam: If you are searching for a job which doesn’t feel like a job, a place where you don’t have to dress as if you’re going to a wedding, and an environment which encourages you to excel whilst being recognised for your efforts – then don’t think about it twice – you’ve come to the right place.

    Dan: Take every opportunity POD puts in front you! Everyone wants you to succeed and everyone does what they can to make it happen, so just throw yourself at every opportunity to grow in the company.

SO WHAT EXACTLY IS RECRUITMENT?

Recruitment is bonkers. If you’re a natural, it doesn’t feel like work. After all you get paid to get to know people. It’s a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, no day is the same and each day tends to fly by in the blink of an eye. Your work is never done, and the rewards of your efforts are uncapped. To find out more you can download a job description for a Recruitment Consultant role below:

Recruitment Consultant Job Description