As Client Resourcer, Abbie currently works within our shared resource pool, matching and delivering candidates to external clients.
“I joined the business about four months ago and have already been given my first development opportunity. I’ll shortly be moving into a new role as a dedicated resourcer for a new Sopra Steria Recruitment client. It’s a great opportunity and means I will have more direct contact with the client and work to the shape the relationship with them from the outset.
If I am honest, I was attracted to the recruitment industry as a way to pay off my university debts, and not really knowing what I wanted to do as a career. I started out as an internal recruiter and whilst I got great experience of stakeholder management, I wanted a role with more autonomy and opportunities to develop. Working at Sopra Steria Recruitment has been a complete breath of fresh air. Team spirit and collaborative working really is at the core of what we do and there’s a visible abundance of support and recognition.
What I really like about working in recruitment is that I am completely in charge of my own destiny. This could be optimising a candidate or role, or using my initiative and digging deep to go the extra mile to show where my capabilities truly lie as a savvy recruiter. Whilst every day is different, my daily focus on getting results and submitting the best CVs to clients. It’s a fast-paced environment and there is a real focus on doing a really do a good job for the client.
My career means a lot to me and I have a development mapped out at Sopra Steria Recruitment. I have a fantastic manager who has given me the encouragement and opportunity to truly flourish. For me, it’s important to be supported and managed well, but also having someone who believes in me is just as essential. I work as part of a great team - everyone genuinely wants to be supportive and see you do well."