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 a candidate when they placed me in my current role, three and a half years ago.  My first impressions were shaped by the warm and friendly welcome I received when visiting their offices to register as a candidate, and the time they invested in interviewing me to really get to know me as a candidate. I sensed that they were genuinely interested in understanding what I was looking for in my next role, and that they were savvy enough to ask the questions that would get beneath the surface of me as a candidate and what I could offer a Company.  This is one of the things I value most about VWA now that I work with them on the “other side”, as a client. They do not cut corners; they invest the time and care needed to screen candidates thoroughly and thoughtfully, so that they can find the strongest and most closely-matched candidates for a role. They always take the time to understand the brief, and they have a solid grasp of our company culture, which enables them to shortlist only those candidates who could be the right match.  I trust VWA, and value their expertise, opinions and insights, so they are also my first call when I am in need of some market intelligence.
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!