Our people - their stories

Katie Pepper

Katie Pepper

Recruitment Consultant

"I joined Venn Group after moving to London and have not looked back since. One of the main attractions to joining was the vibrant atmosphere in the office, the social aspect to the job and the chance to progress quickly.

After five months, I have been promoted to Recruitment Consultant after receiving excellent training and support from my team and the Senior Management. You get out what you put in with this job.

There is always something social going on, whether it be a charity day, team and unit nights or Fizzy Friday at the end of the month, which gives you a great opportunity to get to know your colleagues outside of work. I would recommend joining Venn Group to anyone."

Zack Hamouda

Zack Hamouda

Senior Consultant

"Venn Group is a company that benefits and prides itself on the development of its employees, with great training programmes.

The training I've received has been extremely useful in my day to day advancement as a Consultant, building my confidence and credibility when interacting with candidates and clients within the industry."

Abi Brown

Abi Brown

Senior Consultant

“What drew me to Venn Group is the team culture. From day one, you are part of a team that is built on trust and are consistently offered advice and support on every element of recruitment, which comes in handy if the day isn’t going your way.

Not only do you benefit from constant support during the day, but you also have a whole team to head out with for various team and floor nights, ranging from clubs, bars and meals in great locations.

The environment in the office is young, friendly and encouraging, and offers a good balance to the corporate, fast-paced side of recruitment.”

Andy Ferguson

Andy Ferguson

Executive Consultant

“Venn Group was my first job in London after returning from travelling. The graduate training programme has allowed me to excel within the recruitment industry with no previous experience.

In my first year I have been promoted six times through the Pathways & Milestones programme, providing me with excellent financial rewards and the incentive to keep rising. The social aspect to Venn Group is great. Monthly team nights, unit nights and Christmas parties provide a welcome opportunity to switch off and enjoy ourselves.”

Leah Holder

Leah Holder

Senior Executive Consultant

“Four years in to my career in recruitment, I can confidently say I wouldn’t be succeeding without the support and encouragement from the management at Venn Group. The company prides itself on organic growth, which is reflected in the hands-on knowledge and experience your managers and seniors can provide you with both on and off the desk, as well as training which is second to none in the market.

This is tailored to each individual, taking into account your career goals, and is something that continues to push me and is an integral factor in my success.

There is a route at Venn Group no matter what your goals may be, and the implementation of Pathways & Milestones has created new progression opportunities whilst still providing equal earning potentials and the opportunity to be a market leader in your chosen field.”

Curt Westley

Curt Westley

Senior Executive Consultant

“Since starting with Venn Group I have been given the support needed to become a leading recruiter in my market.

I have had relevant training from day one, and now after a year I have the opportunity to pick and choose the training that best suits me.

Pathways & Milestones also gives me a transparent path, so I know exactly what I need to do to earn my next promotion and pay rise”

Jagdish Bal

Jagdish Bal

Manager

“I was extremely lucky at the start of my career to work with and learn from some exceptional people, who not only offered me support and knowledge but also knew when to step aside and let me make my own mistakes. I’ve learnt the most from the team of people around me and through the grounding and structure Venn Group offers for anyone to achieve their goals. While recruitment can be fluid, the continuous buzz, training and encouragement provided is what gives the company a different feel from other offices.

I began my journey at Venn as a junior consultant. Fast forward three years and I now manage a team of four in the market I have massive passion for. Celebration lunches are phenomenal and the team I work with are what get me out of bed every morning. The real investment in each individual turns aspirations into reality.”

Jennifer Brook

Jennifer Brook

Senior Manager

"Throughout my career at Venn, friends and family have always asked me ‘why are you still working at the same company?’ Ten years on and now the Senior Manager of London’s Legal Division, I without doubt always answer with… ‘because I’m not finished!’

Recruitment isn’t for everyone but what I find constantly motivating and empowering is that there is always more at Venn Group; more training and development, more recognition and of course more money, to name a few. As a Senior Manager not only am I able to continue recruiting, I am also able to mentor and train my teams through Pathways & Milestones, which I find incredibly rewarding. I can vouch to anyone interested that you can look forward to more at Venn Group."

Robert McLeod

Robert McLeod

Director

“I am immensely proud to have spent the vast majority of my career at this remarkable company. I was fortunate enough to be one of the first consultants to join the company and, as I am constantly reminding people, I was on the team that made the first Venn Group placement.

Since then, the company has grown to become one of the largest independent consultancies in the UK, with a turnover of £130,000,000 and a network of offices around the country. We now make literally hundreds of placements every day. All this success has been built through a collaborative team-based approach, an excellent training and development program, a culture of excellence and a desire from all of us to enjoy our working life.

I personally have been supported through every stage of my career; from the beginning, where I literally knew nothing, to now where I have total autonomy for £40,000,000 worth of our business. I genuinely feel that in our industry there is currently no other company that can facilitate this type of development and personal growth.”