I'm new to recruitment

Hi there. If you're new to recruitment, such as you've just finished education and want to start a career, or you've been in another industry and want to make the move to recruitment, this page will give you a bit more information about life at Pod and what a career in recruitment might look like!

If you scroll to the bottom of this page, you can also apply for our entry level training scheme or get in touch about anything else.​

We hope to hear from you very soon...

why I joined pod talent

Seb Taylor

Team Leader

Joined from Gist in 2019

Gabi Rackauskaite

Head of Practice

Joined as a Jedi Grad in 2018

Oliver Williams

Senior Consultant

Joined as a Jedi Grad in 2019

Daniel Farr

Finance Analyst

Joined as a Jedi Grad in 2018

Simon Dyer

Consultant - Logistics

Made a career change in 2021

​I’ve always been really interested in how other companies structured and ran their supply chains – recruitment allows me to connect with talent candidates and exciting companies, which is brilliant!

I joined because the culture is radiating with energy and passion, and everyone makes you feel part of the team as soon as you enter the office.

​I decided to join Pod because I knew that I was going to be looked after properly. Recruitment was entirely new to me, and Pod promised me a real training and progression programme that I found genuinely exciting at the start of a new career.

I joined Pod because it offered a unique environment where I could be surrounded by great people and I am also given all the support, tools and training I need to ensure a long and successful career! And it’s a dog friendly office.

Because the values aligned with my own, but also the company didn’t fit with my perception of recruitment and I could tell that Pod do things differently with an openness across the board.

benefits and incentives

monthly and quarterly company incentives
​Hitting quarterly target means everyone goes on a fun afternoon adventure, often involving an activity such as crazy golf, hiring a boat on the canal, bowling or even axe-throwing. We also have a quarterly lunch club for high performers which involves a fancy restaurant and afternoon off, and prizes for employee of the month and making your first placement.
work from home
​We learnt a lot in 2020. One of those things is that our staff enjoy the flexibility to work from home but also enjoy having an office too! So once things go back to "normal" we'll be implementing a flexible working model, allowing people to work in the office 2-3 days a week and the rest from home.
​Heka is a health and wellness platform giving employees access to gym memberships, healthy food packages, mindfulness applications, coaching, health classes and much more. You get a discount on everything via Heka and Pod also give employees credit to spend each month!
private healthcare
​Once passing probation, all staff are offered private health insurance. We have very comprehensive cover available for that extra peace of mind, knowing that if something happens, you’re covered.
flexible working
​We want our staff to feel energised and be at their best at work. Typically, recruitment was known for its long hours, but we don’t believe working longer hours means working harder! We have set core hours between 9.30-4, and you can choose your start time around this to make it work for you.
free breakfast, snacks and fruit
As the old saying goes, we believe breakfast really is the most important meal of the day! We provide all staff with more breakfast options than you can shake a stick at, as well as lots of fresh fruit to keep you healthy (disclaimer: if you want to supplement this by buying biscuits and chocolate that’s fine, as long as you share with us)

we were new to recruitment once...

what did you do before joining pod?

I joined the University of Leicester to study management, and enjoyed the studying so much I decided to stay on for another year to complete a masters in human resource management and training. Then I found Pod Talent!

what does an average day look like?

'Average day' is not a thing at Pod. Every day is so different from one another, however it always starts with preparing breakfast (which did they tell you, is completely free!) Then I'd check my e-mails while sipping on my coffee and then the fun starts. There are so many various activities that I do day to day, but I guess it can be summarised to - relationship building. I'd be catching up with candidates and clients from the most amazing companies, and my favourite - actually popping out of the office to see them.


Amazing. There is so much experience at Pod Talent so you can truly learn from the best. It is the perfect balance between learning the theory and challenging yourself with the practical. I've learned and developed so much more that I have ever imagined I could.

what did you do before you joined pod?

Before Pod I was a transport planning manager at Gist, managing a large team who were planning over 800 routes per day. Previous to that I worked as Operations Manager a start up B2B food delivery company.

what made you switch careers?

I felt I needed to do something different.  I’ve always loved logistics so wanted to stay linked to that. I’ve always been really very interested in how other companies structured and ran their companies – recruitment allows me to connect with talented candidates & exciting companies which is brilliant! Feeding my (sad) thirst for logistical knowledge!

how are you enjoying recruitment?

Loving it! Very different to the operational roles I’ve had previously. The best bit is the culture of Pod & meeting with great candidates & clients.

what did you do before joining pod?

When I moved to London from Italy in 2014, I decided to study Tourism Management at the University of East London – was very tough especially due to the language barrier. After completing my studies, I became a manager in Zara and after 6 years being in the company I took the decision to leave the retail world (thank God!) to join POD through the graduate scheme. BEST DECISION EVER!


At POD you can plan your day by saying you're going to be doing “ABC” and you end up doing “XYZ”. In general, I usually start my day by catching up with the rest of the team, then crack on with my “to do list” which is usually sourcing for specific roles, call the candidates that could be suitable for the roles I am recruiting for and conclude my day with some supply chain reading.


FANTASTICO! I have been supported since day one. At POD you can learn and develop not only by sitting on a chair and looking at the screen but also with a simple chat with anyone at POD and for me, everyday is a new learning day.