We are eager to encourage and cultivate our Consultants. As we typically recruit novices into the company, during your first 2 weeks you will be taken through our modular training programme – our ‘High Achievers Academy’, delivered by the Directors. At this stage, you are given detailed training encompassing on our business, our values and culture, and your role. We know you will have a lot to digest and so we always allow a great deal of “settling in” time over these initial weeks!
Current Managers became experts within their markets before being progressed to team leadership. Following extensive, bespoke management training from Directors and our FIRP qualified Exec Adviser, they have now gone on to lead teams and open new markets for the wider business. Two employees joined at a junior level and are both now Company Directors.
Alex Rowbottom, Director, Manchester Office
Alex joined in April 2013 as a Resourcer in the Shopping Centre Management team and became Head of UK Shopping Centres in Q2 2015. In Q3 2015, Alex became Divisional Head for a wider team incorporating Facilities Management, Marketing, BIDs and Aviation as well as Shopping Centres. Alex’s commitment and hard work facilitated her progression to becoming Associate Director in October 2016 and in June 2017; Alex became a Director.
“Having been in the business for nearly 4.5 years, I have achieved things I never thought I could in such a short period of time and am truly proud of my journey to date. Foundation Recruitment has given me such a huge platform to develop both personally and professionally and continues to provide aspiring minds with the same opportunity. I came into the business with a real drive and determination to succeed and grasped as many opportunities as possible that were presented to me including training, attending industry events, meeting clients and candidates throughout the sector, developing new divisions for the business, taking on team leadership and growth, business planning and development, the list goes on!
My long-term goals and key objectives in the business are to drive team growth and expertise throughout our already established specialisms as well as develop our brand and reputation in new sectors relevant to the experiential environments we currently operate in.”
Tim Forbes, Director, London Office
Tim joined the business aged 23 in 2011 as a Consultant within the UK Shopping Centre team. He developed into a highly competent Consultant, taking a multitude of UK role before spearheading our international expansion. He has gone on to become an instrumental member of the team and is now a Director leading our London office.
“My journey with Foundation Recruitment has been exciting and often challenging. I began with the company as a recent graduate, working in what was then a fairly new sector within the business, however, since then my role has changed and grown significantly. I now lead the London office which includes our international team. We have grown from being solely active in the UK to now operating in over 20 countries.
One of the most interesting changes has been the development of a team of international consultants from other countries who speak many languages. This has added a genuine multi-cultural element to our business and has allowed us to maintain our excellent standards whilst operating in a very wide range of international locations. The job is not necessarily an easy one, but we are still n the early stages of our international journey and for someone looking for responsibility, opportunity, challenge and a culture of self-improvement and advancement, we are an ideal business to join.”