Sandwich year insights…

Sandwich year insights…

We caught up with Nya and Jack to find out more about how their first six months has gone working at Mackie Myers. With only four months left until they finish their placement, what have they learnt and what is still to come before they finish for the summer?
How have you found your first 6 months at Mackie Myers?

It has absolutely flown by and it is crazy to think that we only have 4 months left. The first 6 months has been challenging, exciting and rewarding – often all at once! One of the benefits of working for a small, start-up company is the level of responsibility you are given right from the start. Consequently we have developed a greater understanding of both the recruitment industry and business in general. We are kept on our toes by Jenna and Owen with every month that passes, continuously being given the opportunity to take on more responsibility within the business. There is certainly never a dull moment!

What have you learnt about recruitment in the last 6 months?
The first thing we would say is that you have to act fast… No two weeks are the same and this is what makes working in the industry so exciting and interesting! To be successful you need to be incredibly proactive, as well as being prepared for the unexpected to happen at any time…the last six months has undoubtable improved our resilience. It is certainly true when they say that no two people are alike and it has been fascinating to work with such a variety of candidates and clients. We have learnt the importance of adapting your style to suit different individuals, whilst ensuring open and honest communication at all times.

How would you describe the working culture at Mackie Myers?
It is a great balance of hard graft and reward. The team have been very warming and welcoming and we have enjoyed some great team socials. The office is an enjoyable atmosphere and generally a great place to be. We feel like we are really well integrated and a real part of the company now. It has been especially rewarding watching the company grow more than we imagined as it approaches its first year of trading.
What would your advice be to the new graduate intake joining in September 2022?

For those joining in September we would tell them to ask as many questions as possible and don’t be afraid to make mistakes during the learning process! Mackie Myers is a great place to push yourself outside of your comfort zone, those that do will probably succeed the best in an environment like this. However, most importantly… be yourself!

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