VWA 30 Years – Victoria

For the final, 30th day of our #VWA30 birthday month we hear from our incredible founder Victoria Wall – Looking back to 21st June 1989 I can clearly remember the feeling of nervous excitement as I sat alone in my office with a desk, a phone, and a list of clients to call. Within a week I had placed a Trading  Assistant at Salomon Brothers, and had a few temps working at Goldman Sachs. Our…

VWA 30 Year Stories – Simon

For day 29 of #VWA30 we asked our MD, Simon Crow about his VWA story- I first worked through VWA as a temp at the tender age of 18! Thankfully, Victoria had enough belief in me to send me off to Mercury Communications as a receptionist. I am not sure what some of the employees thought of a fresh-faced chap meeting and greeting a torrent of visitors, but I clearly did something right as they…

VWA 30 Year Stories -Jane

For day 28 of #VWA30 we hear from Jane, our credit controller at VWA… “I really admire VWA’s values and standards. When I applied for a job at the company, although I was nearly 60, they didn’t discard my CV, they interviewed me and offered me a fantastic opportunity – more employers should show this commitment to fairness and equality.”

VWA 30 Year Stories – Manjinder

A lovely story from the head of our permanent desk Manjinder, for #VWA30 day 27 – I first came across VWA some years ago (2001 to be more precise) when I worked in recruitment outside of London and in the Berkshire market. At the time one of the Consultants from VWA had been seconded to work for the HR division of a company that was relocating and setting up their offices in Berkshire.   Ultimately…

VWA 30 Year Stories – Charlie

For day 26 of #VWA30 we hear from Charlotte Billington, a valuable member of VWA staff from nearly a decade ago! Here’s her memories of working in the team- I started working at VWA in 2000. I loved working there from the moment I started, in fact I enjoyed it so much it never felt like ‘work’. Inspiring leaders, fantastic colleagues, interesting varied clients and a supporting yet dynamic environment. I am now running my own…

VWA 30 Stories – Amy

For #VWA30 day 25 we spoke to Amy Round about her VWA story – I registered with VWA back in 2006 when I had decided to move away from recruitment after being burned by 2 years of long hours, targets and high pressure in a fast and furious IT recruitment company after graduating. My only request to Victoria (Tori to us) was that I would do anything EXCEPT recruitment. Tori spent hours with me working…

VWA 30 Year Stories – Maria who is an HR Manager in Private Equity

For day 24 of #VWA30 comes from Maria Orphanides who has been both a candidate and client with us. She passed over this lovely quote about working with our team- “The team at VWA are genuinely lovely people and a real pleasure to work with, which, together with the above, is why we have enjoyed a such a strong working relationship with them for over 10 years now!” My first experience of VWA was as…

VWA 30 Year Stories – Lesley

#VWA30 day 23 comes via Lesley Mackinnon who first met with VWA back in the mid-90s. Here’s what Lesley had to say about working with Tori at VWA- “Tori had a very big and significant influence on the breadth of recruitment we hired at and, on a personal note, my own career direction and development. Without her help, guidance and support, I would not be where I am today.” I began my career some 40…

VWA 30 Year Stories – Sam

For day 22 of #VWA30 we head back to the current VWA team and hear from Samantha Daniels about how her VWA journey began- I came to VWA in summer last year as a graduate with 2 years of admin experience looking for entry-level positions into HR but after my registration I was approached about the researcher role on the perm desk. I started here in October 2018 and couldn’t be happier to have not…

VWA 30 year Stories – Adele

#VWA30 day 21 comes from Adele A’brassard, Vice President at a corporate investment bank. Here’s her positive story about getting back into work (with the help of VWA) after a career break – “I approached VWA for interview preparation to get back into full-time employment after an extended career break to raise my kids. Though I was eager to return to work, the prospect of interviewing was daunting. Working with Cecelia at VWA gave me…