Interview with Jessica Brunskill Recruitment Consultant
28 Nov 2022
Please tell me a little bit about yourself
I’m 22 and graduated in the summer of 2021 from Leeds Beckett University with an honour’s degree in Fashion marketing. As the majority of my degree took place during lockdown, it wasn’t the experience that I was hoping for but I’m proud that I stuck with it and got a good grade.
My family has a long history of working in the energy industry and when I was offered the chance to work for Applica I jumped at the chance.
It’s early days but I’m really enjoying it, the team is great.
What is your role and what do you do?
I’m a recruitment consultant and as I’ve only just started in the role I’m being trained in several sectors. These currently include drilling and Geoscience, subsea, renewables, QHSE and non-technical roles. Once I’ve completed my training, I’ll be assigned a specialism.
What do you believe sets Applica apart for candidates
Applica is a very people orientated company and I’m speaking from experience. From day one I’ve been made welcome and feel like I’ve been working here for months. Candidates are treated exactly the same. The team gets to know candidates and what they want for the next stage of their career, connections are made and the relationships are genuine.
Why did you choose to work with Applica
As with any potential employment opportunity I researched the company and was struck by how the team here live and breathe their values; Determination, Contribution, Empathy, Authenticity and Relationships. These came across in the introductory blogs done with each new team member, I’ve not seen this anywhere before. As someone who is genuinely interested in people, I found this a really nice touch. It’s so important to be happy at work.
What is the best part of your role
It is definitely networking and speaking to new people every day, I genuinely can’t wait to come back to work every day! I enjoy getting to know the candidates and how I can help them.
Please tell me something not many people know about you
I’m a very keen swimmer, I used to swim for both my town and county. I’m also a huge Sci-Fi fan, Star Wars and Star Trek are my favourites; Live long and prosper!