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MEET OUR GRADS: DANIELLE BLAKE

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by Laura Trimmer
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Danielle joined our team after graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 2020 with a first-class honours degree in Business Management & Marketing.

She joined our .NET recruitment team as a Researcher, finding the best .NET tech talent with the right technical skills for our client’s job vacancies. Danielle speaks to candidates on a daily basis and finds out what they want from their next career move and how we can help them get there.

We caught up with her to see how she’s found the world of recruitment and what it was like starting her career during a pandemic!


What attracted you to Understanding Recruitment?

What initially attracted me to Understanding Recruitment, was the company culture and environment that they promote here. The people I work with are not just my colleagues, but also great friends. There's a great team relationship here, and I felt welcomed from day one.

With a great commission structure and earning potential, I see the future of my career here and I can't wait to progress!

"There have been some amazing incentives such as our wellbeing challenge! This helped to keep us all active, engaged, connected, and helped us through some tough times."

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How well did you feel UR looked after you during the pandemic?

I feel that Understanding Recruitment has been fantastic throughout the pandemic, by offering flexible working and remote training. There's always someone you can go to, to ask for help or guidance.

There have been some amazing incentives too, such as our wellbeing challenge! This helped to keep us all active, engaged, connected, and helped us through some tough times.



"There's a great team relationship here and I felt welcomed from day one."

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What has been the best thing about starting your career in tech recruitment?

The best thing about starting my career in Tech Recruitment is the amazing training and scope that we have here.

I'm continuously learning and developing my skillset, speaking to amazing people daily, whether that be clients or candidates, and I've learned so much about different industry sectors, too.




​We're on an ambitious growth journey and are hiring driven and tenacious graduates to join our team in St. Albans as Graduate Recruitment Consultants!


Here's just some of what we offer you:
  • Hybrid working: A mix of working from home & in the office

  • We're a sociable bunch: Be it going to the pub on a Friday, team breakfasts, Director's Lunches or Holidays to exotic places, our culture is built on our values:
    1. Together Stronger
    2. Be The Best You
    3. Reputation Is Everything
    4. Exceed Expectations Always
    5. Never Ever Give Up

  • Fantastic career progression opportunities - we love to promote from within

  • In-house training programme & mentoring scheme


Want to know more about our Graduate Programme?

DM Laura-Jayne Trimmer on LinkedIn, email us your CV or call 01727 809 008 to have chat about the ​opportunities we have for you.