I began my career in recruitment a few years ago, specialising in secretarial roles across all industries within a boutique agency. I progressed here to leading a team, and after 2 and half years felt I needed a change and moved to the property industry in a very different role. Just under a year in property made me realise that being a Recruitment Consultant is really what I love doing, hence joining Oakleaf Partnership in September 2015.
Here I am working on the permanent market specialising in the financial services industries. I am thrilled to be part of an organisation who are so passionate and where I will build on my recruitment knowledge and become an expert in HR.
On a more personal note, I am a keen traveller and have been to many countries around the world. Having lived in Australia as a child, and travelled to the Middle East, India, South Asia, Africa and a lot of Europe my interest in the diversity of cultures is continuous. I currently live in North London, and often on weekends escape to the countryside to get some fresh air!
A superb testimonial for Jessica Phelan...
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Recruiter contact, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
I worked with Jessica on a recent placement and I found her to be a very professional individual who is able to understand the requirements of both the candidate and the company for which she is recruiting. Jessica is an excellent communicator, giving regular updates and offering assistance at each stage of the process. I would recommend Jessica and Oakleaf Partnership to anyone who is currently searching or recruiting for a new role.
Lucy Causbrook, HR Resourcing Associate - LaSalle Investment Management
Oakleaf is in my experience from both a personal and company perspective the best HR recruitment company in London. The consultants get to know their clients so that they have a good understanding of their requirements and they deliver. Jess assisted me earlier in the year when I was recruiting for an HR Advisor. She really understood the brief and as a result the candidates that she presented were a good match. Jess kept me fully informed throughout the process and provided a very good service.
Margaret Kilcoyne - HR Director, Stonehage Fleming