We recently caught up with Recruitment Support Officer, Taylor Kirkham, to discover more about her passion for horses, how she came to join Spencer Clarke Group and what’s next for her in her career.
How long have you worked at Spencer Clarke Group?
I have worked here for 2 months now. I started in September 2021.
What does your role entail?
I work in Compliance; it is my job to ensure that all candidates that are placed into work are fully compliant before starting their new role.
I manage 4 consultants, these are Richard, Dane, Jordan and Matt.
What do you love most about what you do?
I enjoy interacting and getting to know the candidates who are looking for employment through our services. Everybody within the office has a very good relationship with each other which makes for a happy and fun office environment. This makes coming to work a pleasure!
What motivates you at work?
When a candidate who I have worked closely with to gather their compliance is given confirmation of a job role this makes me feel proud.
Also, when I get a candidate fully compliant this encourages me to then go out of my way to ensure I can provide the same service for all candidates that come through to myself!
How would you describe working at Spencer Clarke Group?
Spencer Clarke Group is a fun, friendly and very enjoyable place to work. There are a lot of perks that come with the job including Employee of the Month, organised nights out and we have a variety of different rewards opportunities.
Since I started, I have been made to feel very comfortable and working at Spencer Clarke is like having a second family.
Tell us about your career path so far
Since leaving school, I have got an Early Years Educator qualification, level 3 extended diploma in Horse Management.
I then went on to University in Preston and now have a Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Science.
Whilst studying at Myerscough University, I worked on a number of different yards with a wide variety of horses from college horses to professional showjumpers.
After studying within the Equine sector for 5 years, I came to realise that I am going to just keep riding horses as a hobby!
How would your colleagues describe you?
My colleagues would describe me as confident, positive, hardworking and that I am a party animal!
Where are we most likely to find you outside of work?
Outside of work, you will most likely find me at one of my friend’s yards riding her horses. I also enjoy going to visit different places for long walks with friends or family!
Tell us something we’d never guess about you!
I am originally from Liverpool and I have been riding horses since I was 4 years old.
What’s next for you at Spencer Clarke Group?
I would like to push myself further within my team and potentially look at taking on more responsibility. Working as a recruitment consultant does appeal to me and in the future, I would like to look further into this area.
10 Quick Fire Questions!
What’s your favourite film?
Where's the best place you've travelled to?
New York – I have now visited New York twice, both times were in November. The highlight of my trips were the views from top of the Empire State Building and shopping in the Black Friday Sales!
What advice would you give to your young self?
Always do what makes YOU happy!
Have you ever met anyone famous?
Yes. I have met and partied with Chris Hughes from Love Island.
What three items would you take with you to a deserted island?
My bed, my phone and a bottle of Rose Prosecco.
Do you have any pets?
Sadly I do not have any pets anymore. I used to have a French Bulldog named Milo, he was my little prince!
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can sometimes fall off a horse and land on my feet - I wish I could say every time I fall off but sometimes this does not go to plan!
What is the best gig you’ve been to?
Definitely Ed Sheeran!
What animal is your spirit animal?
I would say I am like a little bunny rabbit!
What's your guilty pleasure
Vanilla ice cream with Nutella on top...try it!