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Career Progression - Sam's story

Sam Hather:

Sam is Interim Team Manager for Adults’ Services in the Midlands and North, responsible for managing a team of nine consultants. Sam originally joined Liquid as an intern in 2015 while studying for his degree in Business Management.

Background: Sam completed a one-year internship at Liquid while studying for his Business Management degree, during which he learned all about marketing and recruitment, gaining experience across many areas of the business. After completing his final year and graduating, he came back to Liquid as a Trainee Consultant.

Liquid Academy: Like the majority of our trainees, Sam had no previous experience in recruitment or in the social work sector, so the training provided by Liquid was crucial. He has actively been involved with the Liquid Academy as a consultant, helping to mentor our new recruits, and holding training sessions on specialist recruitment skills.

Progression: Since becoming a recruitment consultant, Sam has been promoted three times, to Senior Consultant, Principal Consultant and then Interim Team Manager. Whilst a Principal Consultant, Sam also qualified for Liquid’s Executive Club. He has most recently started managing the Adults’ Services team for the Midlands, South West and North, one of the fastest growing, and most successful teams in the business.

Sam’s tip for success:

“Build and develop your own style based on what you learn from others.”

“Relationships are key – a lot of my success has been due to the help offered to me from Liquid’s support teams, who I believe are the ‘backbone’ of the business.”

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