‘We recruit permanent and temporary staff for a full range of business support and executive roles starting at graduate entry through to executives… We work with great people. Our clients range from blue chip multinationals to one man businesses; and candidates are fresh graduates to highly experienced executives. Every year we place circa 2,500 candidates in permanent roles and every day we have approximately 1,200 temporary staff on site.’

The well-established Angela Mortimer Group is a recruitment consultancy firm offering a graduate development programme with opportunities across the UK, Paris and Brussels! Angela Mortimer Group was ranked the third best recruitment company to work for in 2015/2016 by their graduates and came in at place 88 in the Top 100 Larger Intake Firms to Work for in 2015/2016With management often being of particular importance for graduates in recruitment, it’s not surprising that the firm scored a strong 4.1/5 for managers, with colleagues also rated a high 4.4 and general support at an encouraging 4.1.

Overall, Angela Mortimer Group was rated at 3.6, with low work-life balance (2.9) and compensation & benefits (2.8) scores holding down the overall score. The average graduate salary comes in at £19,000 – £21,000, however some graduates explained that ‘once you are signed off to join the recruitment consultants, commission also applies’ and a new consultant added ‘there is the opportunity to earn an awful lot more money as you earn commission on whatever you bill’. Average working hours came in at 8am – 5pm, with a graduate explaining ‘my contract is from 8-6 but we usually end up working more. Job also involves doing out of hours events and also fortnightly meeting which usually finish at 19.30 or later.’

The best and worst things about working for Angela Mortimer Group include;

‘Great, friendly working atmosphere. Lovely staff/clientèle. Clear structure of development within the company. Very well organised and professional company. Good quality training and helpful/approachable colleagues. The only negative point I could make is that the hours are quite long, but this is a stretch as its only 8-6 and it goes very quickly in the busy front of house reception!’ Operations Co-ordinator, Birmingham at Angela Mortimer Group
 
‘The best thing about working here is definitely the people. When I joined I was made to feel instantly welcome and quickly settled into the team. This role puts you at the centre of the company and allows you to mix with all the staff including senior members. The only downside is initially you are on a low base salary for London and the working day is very long. However when you join a team you have the opportunity to work towards earning commission.’ Operations Coordinator, at Angela Mortimer Group
 
‘Working with really great people in a good location, learning lots of new skills and gaining great experience. Long hours and not fantastic pay.’ Operations Co-ordinator, at Angela Mortimer Group
 
Finally, interview tips include;
 
Application Advice: The key skills that you need in order to carry out the job effectively is a positive attitude, a “can-do” attitude and the ability to talk to and get on well with people.
Interview Advice: Make sure you know your strengths and weaknesses and can justify why you want to do recruitment. A lot of people apply to recruitment under the impression that it is an easy industry to get in to – this often comes across at interview. Make sure that you have good reasons as to why recruitment is the career path you want to take.
Permanent Recruitment Consultant, at Angela Mortimer Group
 
Application Advice: Show you are committed to working in recruitment and that you are a team player. The role can be very busy at times and dedication is needed. Also get to know the teams and consultants so that when the time comes to join a team you can make the best decision for yourself.
Interview Advice: Just be confident and yourself and you will do well. The consultants interviewing you do want you to do well. I was asked: Why Recruitment? What makes Angela Mortimer different from its competitors? What clients would I like to work with? General competencies based questions.
Operations Coordinator, at Angela Mortimer Group
 
Application Advice: Be patient, good things happen to those who work hard. Even the smallest tasks should be done to the highest standards. Treat everyone with respect and kindness.
Interview Advice: Think creatively and answer questions accordingly. Always ask questions, the more you ask the more interested you look. Know about the company before you go to interview you will be asked about what you know.
Operations Coordinator, at Angela Mortimer Group
 
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