Working at Empiric - Toby Nevett

Posted: 12th of November 2019 by Parisha

Toby Nevett

"Through my hard work I was promoted within 6 months"

I left school at 18 and I didn't know what I wanted to do. I knew I didn't want to go to uni but at the same time I didn't want to do a part time job that had easy hours and money but had no future career potential.

Speaking to my career advisor at school she suggested I look into recruitment as my personality and characteristics fitted well and previous pupils at my school have had successful careers in recruitment and at Empiric.

"Energy from the office was infectious"

What interested me in Empiric was the energy I felt when I went into their office for the interview and it was infectious. Looking around I got to see people having fun and part of the interview was to go out with the team where I found out how passionate they were for the job they were doing. What also made a big difference was that I had a week's work experience in the London office that gave me a real feel of what it was like to work at Empiric and made me want to work for them.

I got a clear training and promotion plan.

When I started at Empiric the training I got was fantastic. Having no sales background, the training I got from day 1 was well paced and most importantly there was help and support not just from my manager and immediate team but also from others in the business including the CEO. They genuinely took an interest in my development and I wasn't afraid to ask questions because the feedback I got, especially from the high earners was useful and something that I could apply to my work immediately.

Making my first deal gave me such a natural high and was a big relief.

But it also wanted me to make more deals and earn more commission. My hard work has been recognised by the business and I got promoted to Consultant within 6 months which was a massive achievement. I have no regrets not going to uni and making the decision to start a career in recruitment has been a life changing one for me.

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