Specialist creative and digital recruitment agency Concept Personnel, have strengthened their Newcastle based team with the appointment of a Junior Recruitment Consultant.
Lauren Dodd, aged 24, originally from Consett, joins the team at a pivotal time; the company have just opened a third office in Milton Keynes.
“Lauren’s CV stood out because she had previously worked within a digital marketing role,” explained Concepts’ regional manager, Erin Kirtley. “That first hand industry knowledge is what sets all of our staff here at Concept Personnel apart from other recruiters.”
After graduating with a degree in Journalism from Northumbria University, Lauren began a three-month internship in Prague, working in PR and Event Co-ordination, before moving back to Newcastle and into a sales and social media marketing role. Lauren then took the first step into recruitment within a sales role for a high street recruitment agency.
“My last role at a recruitment agency began as a sales role. After a short period of time, I was given the opportunity to work as a Recruitment Resourcer – and immediately fell in love with recruitment. That’s when I realised this was the career I wanted to pursue.”
Lauren is already making an impact at Concept, making her first successful placement within her first three weeks.
“It’s great to be able to speak to graduates who are in the same position as I was, just a few years ago, all with a similar background to me, and offer the sort of advice and guidance that I didn’t know was available when I was looking for my first role.”
“I love my role here, it’s the happiest I’ve ever been at work. I’m looking forward to a long career at Concept.”