How long have you been at Austin Fraser?
I’ve been with Austin Fraser for almost 9 years. Previously to AF, I had been an Estate Agent for 5 years which gave me my sales background. I was looking for a job that would enhance my skills, give me greater financial stability to support my young family, and provide an excellent career.
Talk us through your career to date?
I started life at AF as a Trainee Contracts Consultant in Reading building up the PHP Development market across London. I received an initial 12 weeks of training in the classroom and on the sales floor which gave me confidence and a great platform to build from.
I progressed as a Consultant through to Senior in the UK. I then moved to Austin, Texas to support the launch of our first US office where I became a Team Leader and a City Manager. I then took on a Regional Director role based in Munich, overseeing our South Germany regions. My current role is as Global Sales Project Director, supporting our Sales Leaders across AF and AV.
Talk to us about your achievements and favourite moments at AF?
I still hold the fastest promotion from Trainee to Consultant at 11 weeks which is an achievement I’m extremely proud of. This really helped me gain confidence in my abilities and launch my career.
Becoming City Manager of our Austin Office marked an incredible journey for me. To become a key part of something that we had built from scratch was a career milestone. I also had the privilege of helping to launch and develop the careers of some great individuals. During my time as City Manager in Austin, we won the global AF awards for Team of the Year twice and I was also awarded Leader of the Year.
"To have had the experience of living and working in all three countries that we operate in and work with so many great people has been such an incredible experience."
Aside from the workplace, I have had the opportunity to travel to several amazing cities on incentive trips. Among my favourites have been New York, New Orleans, Hvar (Croatia), and St Anton.
Describe life at AF?
I think it would be extremely hard to find another recruitment company out there who invests so heavily in it’s people. That’s what makes working at Austin Fraser so special. If you visit any of our offices you will always get the same feeling of support, excitement, opportunity and fun.
How has life at AF impacted you outside the workplace?
Over the past 9 years I have been able to support my family financially, buy a house, get married and move my family to the US and back which was a life changing experience.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about a career at AF?
This is more than a job. The incentives, great office and earning potential are all extremely attractive but are not just handed to you. This is no easy ride. But, if you live through our values: Earn it, Own it, Love it - then I don’t believe there is a more rewarding and enjoyable career out there.