Since graduating in 2014 with a BA (Hons) in History and English Literature, I spent the next five years working in temporary/ contracted administration roles across a variety of sectors. In between the temp contracts I travelled as much as possible, backpacking around 30+ countries across Southeast Asia, Australia, and Latin America, and taking shorter trips to Europe. In 2019, having just returned from seven months travelling in Latin America, I started as a Junior EA at another Executive Search firm. A year later I was made redundant due to Covid, and happily found myself at Savannah in October 2020.
During my first six months at Savannah, I worked as a ‘Delivery Coordinator’ which meant I was solely focussed on assignment delivery, working across different teams. In May 2021 I was promoted to EA, a very fast paced role for a busy partner in the Technology and Digital Practice. After seven months, I wanted another challenge – so alongside my EA role, I picked up responsibilities within the marketing team one day a week. After six months juggling the two jobs, in June 2022 I moved into a full time marketing role, with internal comms.
My main motivations are learning and achieving – I enjoy working hard, being challenged, using my brain and learning as much as I can. My other motivation is building relationships – I am very much a people person and really enjoy interaction with colleagues, candidates and clients.
Why I like working at Savannah
Despite the challenges of starting a job remotely, the friendly ‘people first’ culture still managed to shine through. I have found everyone to be hard-working experts in their fields and always happy to help/ share their knowledge – it is a good place to learn! I now do my bit to contribute to the culture, by organising all the socials and helping coordinate the five ESG committees.