Philippa Towlson

Research Associate

Philippa joined Savannah in September 2019, starting on the graduate training programme. She spent her first year in the company rotating between four practices, starting in the Global HR Practice and now supports the business across all practices.

My Story

I graduated from the University of Warwick in January 2019 with an MA in English Literature. Having spent four years at university, and being quite a studious person by nature, I wanted to enter a role with a research component.

I was drawn into research by surprise. I applied for the graduate programme at Savannah because I was intrigued by the opportunity to work in a range of practices with various people and learn about the industries and businesses in a unique, people-driven way. The industry appealed to me through the approach and attitude I was met with here, which really drew me in.

My Focus

The rotational structure of the graduate scheme allows me to move across the functional and sector practices. I have had the opportunity to work on domestic and international searches across a range of industries, as well as engaging in internal projects that have taught me so much already.

My Motivation

At this very early stage in my career, my main motivation is learning and exploring. I enjoy hard work and challenges, so try to make the most of the opportunities I get to research, interact and engage with such a wide variety of people globally in my current role.

Why I like working at Savannah

I really value the collaborative approach at Savannah, support and guidance are strong components of the work we do externally, and it is reflected internally, too.

Where we work

Global coverage

Our global model ensures that the partner who you have the relationship with, and is best placed to deliver the best results, runs the search from start to end, with the support of local market knowledge where it’s needed.

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