Checking in with our trainee consultant James
Earlier this year, we welcomed some newcomers to the Oaklands Global team as trainee consultants. We’re so proud of the Oaklands Academy, which gets our new recruits ready to reach new heights in their aviation recruitment careers.
So, three months on, we’re catching up with James Smith, who joined the team in March. He has been busy getting up to speed ever since then so he can place our candidates in their dream jobs within the aviation sector.
James came to Oaklands Global after working as a New Business Sales Advisor for an insurance company and as a Personal Trainer. A big part of his childhood was visiting air shows with his family. He was consistently amazed at the skill of the pilots and the engineering of the planes themselves. It was this passion which drove him to pursue a career in aviation recruitment.
James is now part of the Oaklands Global family and he has already placed his first candidate in a role as a Charter Sales Manager.
James said: “The training programme here at Oaklands Global really is great. It’s a good mix of theory and then applying that knowledge on the phones when talking to clients and companies about how we can meet their recruitment needs.
“It is so important to stand out and to really provide value to your clients and that is something which I will strive to achieve in this exciting role. I am also looking forward to building my own client base and getting more involved in business development.
“My advice to anyone who is thinking about a career in recruitment would be to be persistent, resilient and to select a supportive company which builds your skills with a good training scheme – just like they do here at Oaklands Global.”
Oaklands Global is invested in both the careers of its staff and its candidates. By attracting fresh talent to the recruitment industry, we can ensure that our team are ready to provide exemplary service so that your career, as well as their own, can really take off.