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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 (on our jedi recruitment graduate scheme), 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 jedi graduate scheme or get in touch about anything else.​ (Please note: we will be accepting applications for summer intake 2020 from next year so whilst the vacancies aren't currently live, we would love to hear from you!)

We hope to hear from you very soon...

why I joined pod talent

​I joined because from the outset of the recruitment process, the company's positive, exciting and friendly culture was emphasised. Pod also offers lots of opportunities for growth and progression.

​Why I joined Pod? I can be me. I can grow professionally and personally with no restrictions or anyone telling me to water myself down.

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 joined Pod Talent because the minute I walked in for my interview I felt welcomed and could tell that it was a super supportive working environment.

​I love working with people and love the lively, friendly atmosphere.

​I was attracted to Pod as there were a start-up company which specialised in E2E supply chain which was relevant to my first degree and joined knowing that with hard work and consistency you are more likely to develop a successful career here at Pod.

benefits and incentives

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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.

holiday vouchers

​The consultants who bill the highest percentage over their annual target get a holiday voucher so they can take a well-earned rest after all their hard work to go travelling the world.

perkbox

​After 3 months of being at Pod, all staff get access to Perkbox. This is a website which gives a range of discounts and perks such as free phone insurance, discounted cinema tickets, and great deals on restaurants.

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 and fresh 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...

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what did you do before working at 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.

WHAT HAS THE TRAINING BEEN LIKE?

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.

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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.

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what did you do before joining pod?

I worked in head office operations for a 3PL oil business (maritime) at the Port of Gibraltar for 5 years, before going on to further my studies in Southampton where I did a bachelor’s in Shipping & Port Management (logistics/maritime business), and a Masters in Project Management.

​what advice would you give to others considering applying?

If you're searching for a job that doesn't feel like a job, a place where you don't have to dress as if you're going to a wedding and an environment which encourages you to excel whilst being recognised for your efforts - don't think about it twice - you've come to the right place.

​WHAT is the best thing about working at pod?

By far the best thing about working at Pod is being surrounded by fantastic colleagues. It's important to be surrounded by people who are supportive, fun and encourage your best performance whilst allowing you to be yourself.