After graduating from Loughborough University in 2013 with a 2.1 BSc in Communication and Media Studies, I took my first step as a graduate into a Marketing Assistant position for a global engineering company in Leicester. Whilst here, I continued another two years enjoying training as a middle-distance athlete in Loughborough however having always been a ‘people person’, in 2015 I decided recruitment was to be my long-term career.
I began my first role within a boutique agency, recruiting across all industries as a temporaries consultant in Surrey, managing end-to-end recruitment for a variety of office-based roles. Come 2018, after taking a 6 month sabbatical travelling Asia, Australia and New Zealand and relocating to London, I realised my desire to specialise within HR recruitment working for a leading international agency that share the same values as me and found Oakleaf to be a perfect fit! I joined the Commerce and Industry team at Oakleaf as an Interim Consultant in February 2018 and am excited to be part of the fantastic team! I cover Interim roles across Retail, Leisure and Hospitality, Travel, Transport & Logistics, Construction and Manufacturing.
In my spare time you will find me at the gym or training for a new running race challenge so that I can indulge in all the treats and hidden treasures London has to offer! I also enjoy spending time with family back in Surrey and with my friends, often at a new bottomless brunch location!
As part of our Spotlight on Commerce and Industry, Rebecca Fairhead shares some great advice from one of our trusted recruitment partners. Thank you Chris Hulbert...
“all candidates in the process are also potential brand ambassadors”
“everyone has an unconscious bias but it is recognising what that is and realising how we can break this down”.
"I connected with Rebecca a couple of years ago and she placed me in a job I love! Rebecca provided a smooth process, communicating thoroughly and eloquently. I would describe her as a commercially minded and approachable Consultant, always keeping in touch and offering advice and ideas. I would highly recommend her to candidates and clients."
Natasha Hayiannis, Recruitment Partner, Bill's Restaurants