As a child, Damian wanted to be a policeman when he grew up, but he soon discovered that he was too short. He has since grown in both stature and ambition – “I had a late growth spurt”, Damian jokes!
After 20 years running a highly successful childcare business in Manchester, he decided to press the reset button and relocated to Guernsey and, after a short period in hospitality, gained a role with Firstcall.
“Recruitment is a faced paced and dynamic environment!” Damian points out, but he also explains that while there was a steep learning curve, the support he received from the team was fantastic!
“There were never any silly questions – there still isn’t, even 6 months into the role – and Marcel is always happy to offer suggestions about how to solve an issue or problem!”
“A role in recruitment is a career not just a job, and that’s how we look at the roles we recruit for here!
“We invest time in getting to know our candidates – and our clients too – so we know exactly what they want. There’s a fierce job market in Guernsey’s finance industry but we ensure we match the talent to the role rather than perhaps forcing a square peg into a round hole!”
Damian is really enjoying his time in Guernsey; “It’s an amazing place with great culture and lovely people! It is certainly a world away from Manchester!”
And while recruitment is also a world away from what he has done in the past, he believes that “If you put in the hard work there are opportunities for personal development – and obviously there’s the financial benefits too. You get to meet great people and you get the satisfaction of placing people into a team and job you know they will love!”
If you ask Damain about what he thinks of Firstcall he has a lot to say! “It is a great place to work, where no two days are the same! While the business might appear small, we have big ambitions! We have just added a new staff member in marketing and are actively looking for another consultant!
So, if you are thinking about working with a company that values integrity and professionalism but doesn’t lose its personal touch Firstcall should be the first call you make!”
For more information about the recruitment consultant role or to speak to Damian – or Marcel – please email [email protected] or call 714634