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Name: Hannah Young
Job Title: Principal Consultant
Time at Montash: 3.5 years

What do you like the most about working at Montash?

I definitely think the approach Montash has for every individual is really cool. I think it’s important for every company to have. What stands out for me is where everyone gets the same amount of attention and the same level of responsibility.

What were you doing before joining Montash?

I worked as a charity recruiter for St John Ambulance; I interviewed students to work as fundraisers during the summer. It was great from a perspective that I was working for a good cause and supporting a great brand, but the amount of investment that was going into the project was not for a long term goal. I wanted something more long term and permanent at Exec level, that’s why I joined Montash.

What attracted you to working at Montash?

I wanted to go into IT recruitment, I liked the idea of the people I can meet. Also the monetary potential that recruitment has to offer was very attractive. I was approached by the Talent Manager at the time, it wasn’t like your typical approach about come and join us, it was more about getting you to think about what you really want from your career and what you want to achieve. The people that I interviewed with Oliver Whiting and Andy Larholt they really made it clear that they were looking at a long term plan, and where they see the business headed. I think recruitment can be an environment where people come and go, but at Montash it’s a career and for the long haul.

What is your highlight of your career?

The highlight of my career was being promoted to Principal Consultant, it took so long to achieve it because it was such a big target, but I achieved it. I had a lot of support from my Manager and the CEO himself, you could see they really wanted me to do well. I’m now managing a team of recruiters and researchers with a view of expanding the architecture and strategy division.

What do you think about the Leadership at Montash?

I think the leadership is great, it really ties in with how successful people are at Montash. I like the fact that you can speak to the CEO – Andy Larholt at any time, you can have a chat with him about what you want to do, what you want to achieve. You get clear guidance and advice on how to do it. He really leads by example and leads really well.

What are your thoughts about career progression?

If I was asked that question a year ago I felt I was not doing enough, but now I can say that the support and help is definitely there for you to progress. I’m quite lucky the fact that Architecture and Strategy is a hot market so opportunities are immense. Making a decision to getting people to work across country has worked really well. I’m really excited about getting more people on and growing my area.

Do you feel that you have clear guidance on your career development?

We have quarterly appraisals, we get the targets every week we have team meetings. All times you know what your next target or goal is and you know that you are never short of support.

What has been your biggest achievement?

I brought on a major FTSE client and handled the process from start to finish; we now do business with them on a regular basis and fill all the architecture and strategy roles. For me I think that was the biggest achievement. It took me over two years to build the account and get it to where it is now.

Describe the culture at Montash?

The culture at Montash is very supportive, fun, dedication and everyone are very relatable to one another.

What have you enjoyed most about the culture?

Going on holidays, I went to Ibiza and Barcelona last year which was fun. It’s not only that you have worked hard to go but you also get to say to your friends that I went to Ibiza from work 4 days and they all look at you and you can see they envy you.

What advice would you give consultants joining Montash?

Know how to manage your time; it’s one of the many things in recruitment you have to handle. What you need to do is work out how much time you need to put into everything. If you can work that out then you are pretty much there.

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