For #VWA30 day 18, Claire Ashley, Director at VWA tells us her story: When I first got to London after graduating and then doing a secretarial course I secured my first temp job through Lucy at Victoria Wall Associates.
She sent me to be the PA to the Owner of Farrar & Co, an estate agency in Chelsea. The booking was for two weeks but then I ended up staying on for a few months in the role of Lettings Negotiator which is a very similar role to being a Recruitment Consultant! At the same time I was interviewing at Goldman Sachs through Victoria Wall as a Desk Assistant on the Trading Floor.
I then ended up going in to recruitment and spent nearly 20 yrs with competitors of Victoria Wall Associates even referring one of my best friends to work at VWA and she did so happily for 10 years!
I have always admired the business and when I was seeking a new challenge last year I approached Victoria and I am delighted to be working as part of the team at long last! Our paths have wound alongside each other for a long time and now they finally cross!
Well done Victoria on 30 years!