We recently caught up with Office Administrator, Ellie Cutts, to discover more about her first few weeks at Spencer Clarke Group, what she loves most about her role and how she came to meet Craig David!
How long have you worked at Spencer Clarke Group?
I have only worked at Spencer Clarke Group for a month or so, but I am already loving it here and have been made to feel like part of the family!
What markets do you specialise in?
I am the Office Administrator here at Spencer Clarke. I love my role as I can get involved with every department and help them out with day to day admin tasks.
I have also been involved with writing some blog posts for the website and researching for these has helped me learn more about the recruitment industry.
What do you love most about what you do?
I love being able to learn more about the recruitment industry and the eight disciplines that Spencer Clarke Group specialises in.
I also love the fact that with my role, I am able to help everyone here at the agency – this has really helped me get to know everyone!
What motivates you at work?
At work I am motivated by a hard-working team of people and a fun office environment which is exactly what Spencer Clarke Group has.
How would you describe working at Spencer Clarke Group?
So far, working here has been fun, fast-paced and really enjoyable! I love the way everyone works really hard, but it also feels like being part of a really kind work family.
I have already been on a team building evening where we competed in curling, crazy golf and bowling which was a great way to get to know everyone outside of the office environment! I can tell that as an employee here, you are really valued and hard work is always rewarded!
Tell us about your career path so far
After school I went to the University of Central Lancashire to study Journalism. I graduated from Uni in 2018 and not long after that, I secured my first full time job. I decided not to pursue a career in Journalism and instead, I joined the Customer Service team at a well known female fashion brand.
After a year or so on the CS team, I moved over to their Collaborations department where it was my job to develop and maintain relationship with social media influencers, who would be gifted product to promote the brand.
After relocating nearer to Preston, I decided I also needed to relocate my job and when I saw the job advert for the role here at Spencer Clarke Group, I applied straight away and was so happy when I was offered the job!
How would your colleagues describe you?
I hope they would describe me as kind, hard-working and positive.
Where are we most likely to find you outside of work?
Outside of work, I’d like to say you’d find me in a gym but that is definitely not the case! Instead, you’d probably find me spending time with my family and friends, out for a meal, or out for drinks in a nice bar.
Tell us something we’d never guess about you!
I have never broken a bone despite being very clumsy.
What’s next for you at Spencer Clarke Group?
I would love to continue learning more about the business and having a varied job role that allows me to carry out lots of different tasks.
10 Quick Fire Questions
What’s your favourite film?
A childhood favourite of mine would definitely be Matilda.
Where’s the best place you’ve traveled to?
Probably Venice, it’s beautiful!
What advice would you give to your young self?
Not to worry so much about things I can’t control.
Have you ever met anyone famous?
I have met Craig David at an old job – he was really nice!
What three items would you take with you to a deserted island?
I’d take my phone, my pillow, and a big supply of sweets!
Do you have any pets?
None of my own but my parents have two tabby cats, and we used to have a cocker spaniel called Summer who was my favourite thing in the world!
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can write in shorthand – I learnt this at university.
What’s the best gig you’ve been to?
8-year-old me would probably say Girls Aloud.
What animal is your spirit animal?
Maybe a dolphin, I don’t know why, I just like them!
What’s your guilty pleasure?
I don’t feel very guilty about it, but I get a takeaway every Friday.