- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Austin Fraser full-time (More than 5 years)
I worked at AF for the best part of 6 years, it was my first "proper" job after bumbling around the retail sector once I left school. I had no idea what recruitment was or what it involved.
There is no other company out there that gives everyone the platform to build their own career. No matter your background or experience this is the place to get real life experience. Not just in sales but in, communication, stake holder management, business management, team building, working with people you don't like, overcoming personal challenges, the list goes on. One thing AF does exceptional is invest in its people and they truly believe in everyone that walks through the door.
The training program and self development courses are what has made the business grow and be better. This inst just training for new people, they train management and directors to be better and stronger.
I learnt more there in my 6 years than I would have done anywhere else, and what I learnt has made sure I will be successful in the future.
For me the one thing I loved was and will always be the people and culture. I made some friends for life in that office and when you work with people you can call friends and not just colleagues the job is a lot easier. Everybody celebrates the WINS, big or small everyone wants everyone to be successful and share that.
Look. Recruitment is hard and it takes a lot of commitment and drive to be successful. When it is bad it can feel like there is no way out and you want to quit, but when it is good you will love it
AF are not perfect and there has been mistakes along the way, but no organisation is perfect. AF will be the first to admit that they have not always done things the best way but this has made them better in the long run.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Austin Fraser (Reading, England) in July 2019.
A rather in depth process made fun and relaxed; initial steps began with a phone screen with the talent team; leading to an being invited to a face to face meeting with hiring managers involving a sales pitch; followed by a further invite to present myself and my own values to a small panel of managers and directors. Not too intense considering the job role!