Meet Ella, one of our ‘dev queens’ who sources highly talented C++ developers.

Today we’re going to delve into why she joined Engage and what she’s looking forward to this year.

Why did you join Engage?

I joined Engage for many different reasons, the culture was one I hadn’t really heard of before in Recruitment, in which people with experience like myself were basically given free reign of how they wanted to build their desk. No manager breathing down their neck asking them why they hadn’t sent 12 CVs that day or booked in 8 interviews (that was a KPI I honestly used to have). This way of working for me has been a godsend and I feel like I have become a far better recruiter and have done a far better job for my clients with this way of working.

How would you describe the team?

The team is an eclectic mix of positive people who want to work hard and do a good job. We all get on and have a laugh in the office but know when we are getting our heads down.  

What’s been your highlight so far?

I really enjoyed the Christmas party we had. I suggested a drag show for the first event I was involved in at Engage and it was booked moments later! I can say with some confidence some of our directors have probably never experienced a drag show like it….

I have found in my experience as an LGBTQ+ person that not many companies (especially in a male dominated industry like ours) are willing to jump in and experience something like this.

Oh, and winning a state-of-the-art coffee machine didn’t suck either 😉

Why should others join Engage?

If you are tired of the same old recruitment culture but want to do well, I’d recommend joining (our commission structure is incredibly sexy too so you can make some big money) 

What is your biggest achievement so far in your career?

I was over the moon when I did my biggest month in recruitment 3 months after joining Engage – it was unexpected but an amazing feeling to prove myself within the company and team. I was especially proud of placing a Senior Developer at Amazon into one of my clients, he was the biggest fee I had had in my recruitment career at nearly £20K. 

What are you most looking forward to this year?

Seeing where my career takes me! I would love to move up the ranks here and become THE recruitment partner for all C++ needs 😊. It feels like I’ve found my niche and I can’t wait to keep building my desk.

Connect with Ella over on Linkedin here

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