30 Years VWA Story – Lauren

#VWA30 Day 8 comes from Lauren Tuohy, who was a valuable member of the Perms desk for 2 years, here’s her memories. I joined fresh from University when I asked VWA to help with my job search and ended up getting on so well with my interviewers, they offered me an in-house researcher role – _I was overjoyed! What followed, was a big learning curve into the world of recruitment, managing clients and competency-based interviewing….

VWA 30 Year Stories – Percy & Reed

It’s June 7 which means the 7th day of our #VWA30 campaign showcasing the stories of VWA clients, candidates and staff, past & present. Today we hear from Percy & Reed, our lovely luxury beauty client. We began working with VWA shortly after we founded Percy & Reed in 2011. VWA was referred to us through a prominent NY-based executive search firm that endorsed both the woman and the firm as being ‘best in breed’…

30 YEARS STORIES – Melissa

Day 6 of #VWA30 and it’s back to another brilliant VWA member of staff. Introducing Mel Woodthorpe Browne – and here’s her story… As a raw grad I started looking for permanent work, and a friend of my sister’s suggested I register with VWA. I had my interview with the wonderful Kate, and she flagged me to Tori as there was an opening for a Junior Consultant on the permanent desk. I’ve never worked anywhere…

30 YEARS VWA – STORIES Mae

Day 5 of #VWA30 – we are loving hearing all your stories! Today’s quote comes from Mae MK who has been placed in a number of roles by VWA over the years. My journey with VWA started when it was Victoria Wall Associates! VWA placed me in three enlightening and stimulating roles over the years. I can confidently say that I have been happy, developed my skill set and, worked well in all three roles….

30 YEARS VWA – STORIES Griselda

Day 4 of #VWA30 comes from VWA candidate and client Griselda Ouwehand who told us what came to mind when she thought of VWA – Reliable, trustworthy, with a great mix of good quality candidates and almost 100% certain to find the right fit for you. I registered with VWA straight after university and within one week had received two job offers.  The team had prepped me very well and seemed incredibly good at knowing…

30 Years VWA – Stories Mandy

For #VWA30 day 3 the brilliant Mandy Hossami shares a couple of her favourite VWA success stories- I have two success stories with VWA – Almost 30 years ago I was bemoaning the fact that I couldn’t get a search style service from recruiters to a consultant from one of the big search firms. He told me that he had found one firm who treated their clients and their recruitment with the attention, thoroughness and…

30 Years VWA – Stories Angela

June 2 and our second #VWA30 story! We feel extremely lucky to have so many wonderful candidates who have become clients. Angela Green is the perfect example, here’s her story- 30 years ago, I climbed several steep flights of stairs to arrive (exhausted) on the top floor of VWA’s South Kensington office.  I met Victoria and her team of one and a half.  Little did I know then that our first meeting would lead to…

30 Years VWA – Stories Rosa

To celebrate our 30th birthday this month we’ll be posting some of the most memorable stories from our staff, clients and candidates past and present. If you want to share your story tag your post with #VWA30 and we’ll repost our favourites. We can’t wait to hear your tales! We are kicking off with a charming story from Rosa, who has been a consultant at VWA for 18 years and embodies the heart and soul…

The VWA Temp Desk

Our Temp Desk has found the market to be fair this year, and was highly successful at filling bookings quickly, and without compromising on quality. Of the many roles we’ve worked on recently, the majority were Executive Assistant, Team Assistant and Reception positions. Office Managers and Co-ordinators in such fields as HR, Events, Marketing, Legal, Facilities and Finance largely made up the remainder of jobs filled, though VWA remains committed to providing a bespoke service…

Relationships aren’t going anywhere…

At one time or another the members of every generation will indulge the habit of recalling, with a mixture of nostalgia and perplexity, whatever it was that formerly constituted standard operating procedure when they were younger. For those alive today, technological change will often feature in these reminiscences. For instance, it still seems baffling to me to remember times when my parents were delayed picking me up from school and I had to wait for…