Take a look at our Working for Us video for your chance to get to know us better! Here you can find out from our team what it’s really like to work for Brand Recruitment.
Brand Recruitment is the number one PR and marketing recruitment agency in the Central and Eastern Region, recruiting for most of the companies in the area. As a growing, entrepreneurial organisation we have seen continuous expansion and success over the past ten years. We have several industry awards under our belt, including ‘Best SME Recruitment Agency‘ at the Marketing and Digital Recruitment Awards 2016 – an award that specifically commended us for being an employer brand of choice.
We are currently a lively bunch of 20 based at our main office in Cambridge. We pride ourselves on being friendly, sociable and hard working with a great team atmosphere. Some of our employees joined Brand straight after graduating from university with no previous industry experience, whereas others have come from backgrounds in sales or from other recruitment jobs. However our sincerity, motivation and hunger to succeed are all things that every one of us has in common.
Due to our continuous growth, we are always keen to hear from bright and ambitious individuals looking to develop their career! Whether you already have experience in recruitment or none at all; we have real career progression and long-term opportunities on offer for the right people.
Hayley, Recruitment Consultant ‘When I joined Brand Recruitment at the end of 2016, I had no idea what to expect. Coming from a sales background with no recruitment experience, I have to admit I was a little apprehensive! Luckily, the team here are a friendly and lively bunch who made me feel welcome right away. They offered me the training and guidance I needed to help me get to grips with my new job, and have continued to support me as I develop in my role.There are some great perks to working here too; we are treated to quarterly team lunches and regular company socials on Brand, office visits from a masseuse, and once you’ve been here for 3 years you earn a 6-week paid sabbatical – which is certainly something to aim for! Brand also offers a slightly more casual dress code than most office environments, which is nice on a hot summers day! One of the great things about Brand, to me, is the clear progression opportunities on offer; if you work hard and prove yourself, then you’ll be supported to grow within the business. Now over a year in, I’ve been promoted from Resourcer to Recruitment Consultant – and I’m loving it! Everyone here is driven and motivated to do the best job they can, but we all like to have some fun whilst doing it.’
Alana, Marketing Manager ‘I joined Brand over four years ago, just a few months after finishing college with little experience of working in an office environment. Since originally joining as a member of the Operations Team, I now have responsibility for our marketing activity at Brand as Marketing Manager. With the support of Brand I have recently completed my CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing. For me, the best things about working here are the people that I work with, and the paid sabbaticals on offer after every three years of service – I made the most of my 6 week sabbatical in early 2017! Joining Brand Recruitment has definitely given me a lot of opportunities and pathways for the future which I probably wouldn’t have had otherwise!’
Ben, Head of Services Recruitment ‘After a series of sales roles and no previous recruitment experience, I walked through the doors of Brand in the summer of 2012, never expecting that I would still be here today! Starting off as a Junior Consultant, Brand’s support, guidance and training along with hard work and determination now mean I successfully manage my own team. Recruitment isn’t for everyone, but I really enjoy the challenge and the sense of achievement you feel after placing that ‘hard to find candidate’! My time with Brand has flown by (scary thought), and we regularly enjoy socials, award ceremonies as well as the occasional Brand Bake Off.’
Dominic, Head of B2B Recruitment ‘Brand Recruitment is the most forward thinking employment agency in the area, and I truly enjoy working here – not only because we’re a team that clubs together, but because we strive to be the best at what we do whilst having lots of fun doing it! I was working in another client facing role previously, but at Brand I’ve really enjoyed the interaction you get with some ground-breaking and top clients across the region. I feel my career has gone from strength to strength at Brand and I certainly don’t regret signing on the dotted line almost 7 years ago! A couple of the benefits which stand out for me are the six week paid sabbatical after three years of service and the quarterly fully paid for team night out… Last year we were treated to an unforgettable night at the Shard in London which was fully catered for in a private suite – I say no more! Brand Recruitment is the place to be for driven and motivated individuals wanting to make that leap into a top-flight performing specialist agency.’
Joby, Principal Consultant ‘I joined Brand nearly 7 years ago now; I’d been working in the media sales industry for 8 years and was a bit disillusioned with my career and prospects within my current sector. Brand’s Managing Directors, saw something in me and so I decided to join Brand as I figured recruitment could be a sector that would reward me better both financially, and in terms of making a difference to people’s lives. I can happily say that I’ve achieved both of these things, along with 3 promotions and a better outlook towards my career in general. Brand is a great company to work for as they truly reward people that put the work in. The best thing about working here is that the owners of the business really care about the welfare of their staff, demonstrated via an industry leading benefits package and a flexible attitude towards working. The worst thing about Brand, if I had to name one, would be now I’m old I can’t keep up with the great social scene on offer – there’s only so many award ceremonies you can go to before it catches you up, and as a new father I appreciate my sleep!!’
Sabbatical – Once you have been continually employed with us for 3 years you are eligible for a six week paid sabbatical! This is in addition to your annual holiday entitlement. For long-term employees the sabbatical option is offered every third year of employment.
Pension – We offer a contributory pension scheme to all employees after 6 months of service. Brand’s contribution will be based on your basic salary, and the percentage will increase with number of years of service.
Holiday – In addition to statutory and/or public holidays, Brand offers a generous holiday entitlement which rises with number of years of service.
Healthcare – After two years of continuous service you will be eligible for private health care (or the equivalent sum as a pension contribution).
Social Fund – We organise regular team socials, fully paid for by the company! Recent socials have included: cocktail making, private dining at The Shard, punting on the River Cam, and rooftop cocktails. The organisers of the social outings are rotated so everyone has a chance to put in their suggestions!
Other benefits include:
- Courses & Qualifications