After schooling in Surrey, I decided to fly the nest and move to Portsmouth to study Sociology and Media Studies at Portsmouth University. I was involved in the University Dance Club, which is a passion of mine and was a great way to socialise (and attempt to get fit). University was never a plan for me, yet it was the best decision I made.
While studying, before the daunting task of a dissertation was in sight, I completed a 3-month internship at a Recruitment Agency in London as a Social Media Administrative Assistant. It was great exposure to the working world and after 3 months of hard work, I secured myself a permanent position for after I had graduated. In my final year at University I decided to write my dissertation on the representation of gender within Psychological thriller films.
After graduating and hanging up the student lifestyle I returned to London as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant. Although I was returning to a company I knew, I was taking on a brand-new role. I worked hand in hand with my Manager and learnt first-hand how the recruitment industry works. My role was very varied; I was heavily involved in admin duties as well as working closely with my clients and candidates. My experience in Recruitment taught me that I enjoyed working in a fast pace environment where I can utilise my organisational skills.
When the opportunity to meet the Lighthouse team arose, I jumped at it! I admire Kathleen’s work ethic and dedication in building such a reputable brand. I began my journey at The Lighthouse Company as an Account Coordinator in which I supported the team and in particular the Account Directors. After 6 months, I was firmly part of the Lighthouse Family and was promoted to Executive Assistant, working directly with an Account Director.
After nearly 3 years of working closely with our most well-regarded clients and candidates, as well as building trusted relationships with new and evolving clients, I now hold the position of Account Manager. Working directly with Kathleen, I’m involved in our full end to end search process, managing client and candidate relationships, and continuing to build victorious partnerships between our most senior clients and most loved brands.
In my spare time when I’m not online shopping, I enjoy going to the cinema and trying out new restaurants in London.