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My name is Henry Hoey and I am a Senior Recruitment Consultant (East Anglia/ Essex) at JMC Legal Recruitment.

Before joining JMC Legal I worked in recruitment, initially specialising in Accountancy Practice for 2 years before transitioning into Legal Recruitment for a further year and joining JMC Legal in early 2019.

There are a number of reasons why JMC really stood out however, one reason in particular was that I wanted to join a specialist Legal Recruitment agency who shared the same ambition to be the very best in the market. Having worked at a number of agencies previously, I was amazed by the level of success of JMC Legal, and each individual Consultant has achieved in the space of 2 years and am so very pleased to now be a part of it.

Another key reason was joining an agency who weren’t so heavily invested in monitoring and enforcing KPIS and output that they missed the bigger picture – the consultative approach.

Upon joining JMC and having initial training with Jason was a real eye opener for me, refining my approach to provide the very best service to both candidates and clients – I think it is in this mentality and commitment to client/ candidate care that JMC has been so successful. 

There is excellent progression here, most importantly you are told what is needed for you to hit your target and progress within JMC. As an expanding agency there are some brilliant short- and long-term progression opportunities on offer for everyone to be part of, and some very exciting plans for the future. What really helps is JMC's understanding of what you want to achieve on a personal and professional level whilst working with you to make these dreams a reality.

The culture and buzz in the office is ecstatic; being part of an industry leading agency meanwhile enjoying the role itself, being in a sociable office with likeminded, hard-working people is a tricky balance to find – yet it is very much instilled in the culture of JMC.

The combination of being responsible for your own region meanwhile having direct access to Jason, one of the UK's most prolific Legal Recruiters, for any necessary advice helps each Consultant to be a true specialist and the very best in their region.

Definitely, having set myself a very ambitious target and exceeding it by some margin within the first 6 months alone I have no doubt at all that this is a life changing role. I am already looking to purchase a flat/ house in Bristol which I thought was at least 5 years off, which goes to show what can be achieved here.