Our people - their stories

Olivia Alleyne

Olivia Alleyne

Associate Consultant

"I started at Venn Group a couple of weeks after completing my final exams at university. It was a big transition moving from student life to full-time employment, but this massive lifestyle change was made incredibly smooth from the very beginning. I have been really impressed with the ongoing support and feedback available from my managers, HR and the Talent Acquisition team.

What I love about working here is how genuinely invested the company is in keeping its employees happy and motivated, by facilitating a work-life balance and constantly looking for areas to improve. Since starting, I have been part of various social events like Fizzy Fridays and team nights out, which have made me feel very welcome. In addition to this, the general morale amongst teams makes the office a very lively place to work."

Chloe Doger De Speville

Chloe Doger De Speville

Senior Consultant

“Venn Group has shaped me as a recent graduate and young professional in the best possible way. At Venn, the team element of our structure is at the core of our values. I have been immersed in a supportive and training focused environment and have been able to learn from more senior members of my team. Because of this, I have achieved a great amount of success in a short space of time.

In under a year I have achieved four milestones through our Pathways and Milestones programme. This scheme is a great way to stay motivated and keep track of your own progression as a consultant. My highlight so far is being given the opportunity to explore business in a new specialist market, as well as developing relationships with my existing clients and candidates. I am excited to see what the future holds.”

Katie Pepper

Katie Pepper

Executive 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.

In under a year I have been promoted twice, 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."

Andy Ferguson

Andy Ferguson

Senior 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 was 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.”

Louis Pearson

Louis Pearson

Senior Executive Consultant

“Since joining Venn Group, I have been given the opportunity to excel and become a leading recruiter within my field. As a graduate with no previous recruitment experience, the training programme and support offered from day one is excellent, and every element is tailored to best fit our individual requirements.

Our internal progression scheme, Pathways & Milestones, is completely transparent and has allowed me to advance in my career. Having joined in May 2017, I have already passed seven milestones, earning pay rises and promotions along the way.

There is always potential for further development, and I am now focused on reaching the next milestone as soon as possible. I've valued all the support I've received from everyone in the company and have made great friends, who are always keen to go for a drink at the end of the day. I'm very much looking forward to continuing my career with Venn Group."

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.”