A Career Story: From Graduate to Team Leader
Matthew Wyatt joined Resource Solutions as a new graduate in 2010. Entering the recruitment industry as Pre-Employment Screening Coordinator served as a springboard into a variety of opportunities within the business. Today, Matthew leads the Solutions team designing bespoke service models for some of the world’s leading brands.
Starting out at Resource Solutions as a graduate
My first role out of university was in the Pre-Employment Screening team supporting a major financial services client. I think the most valuable thing I learnt in that role was how to work accurately, at speed, while managing multiple deadlines. Working quickly with the responsibility to protect your client from risk, you can never compromise the quality of your work and that is a valuable lesson for any new grad.
I was given the opportunity to work on a number of projects, including drafting a new screening policy for one of our clients. As a result, I got exposure to a number of head office teams and moved into the Implementation team as a Project Analyst. One of the first initiatives I got to work on involved migrating almost two thousand contractors! It was as a great feeling to pull together as a team and see it all come together at the end. What strikes me most is how approachable and supportive everyone is, regardless of seniority.
Career opportunities grow as fast as the business does
Resource Solutions is a rapidly growing business, it is really exciting to work in that environment and be part of a success story. Just looking at the number of employees, it has more than tripled in size since I joined without losing the sense of community and camaraderie that attracted me initially.
Working to exceed the expectations of our current clients is one thing but the rush of winning a new client is another! I joined the Sales team as a Bid Writer, a role that exposed me to the extreme tender processes Resource Solutions undertakes to win new business. I then moved into the role of Solutions Architect, designing services that are operationally robust and tailored to the client’s needs. It’s an exciting, fast-paced role.
The opportunity to work as part of a number of different teams has given me a breadth of experience and an understanding of the business that really helps in my current role as Solutions Team Lead. I work closely with a number of senior stakeholders within the business, and with prospective and current clients, to put the right people, in the right place, with the right tools to support their recruitment needs.
Why should a recent graduate choose a career with Resource Solutions?
I would urge any graduate to look at the current roles available, whether that’s in a head office team or on-site with one of our clients around the world, there is an incredible range of opportunities there. If you are beginning your working life you want to join a company that is interested in your development and in giving you a career rather than simply a job, I think Resource Solutions offers that.