Aishia Ullah

I am a Senior Delivery Consultant and Diversity & Inclusion Ambassador at Corecom. My role involves placing candidates in roles that are non-core market for the wider Consultants; each day I focus on a different role, one day it could be a Product Owner and the next it could be a SQL Developer. The other half of my role involves driving our D&I strategy by delivering our D&I training programme to our employees and clients.

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Call me on 0113 457 1454 EXT: 117 or email me on a.ullah@corecomconsulting.co.uk

What does a normal day working for Corecom look like?

My day usually starts at 6:00am – sometimes even earlier, I’m an early bird! My morning involves getting up, getting ready and out the door by 7:15am. Before heading into the office I’ll stop off at Pret for my morning Flat White and then head to open up as I’m always the first one in. I’ll then make my porridge to eat at my desk, have a natter with whoever’s in the office and get myself set up for our daily morning meeting at 8:30am in which everyone gives a rundown of what they achieved the previous day, anything they may have learned and three key things they want to achieve that day.

After prioritising my most urgent roles, I’ll spend the morning speaking with candidates and sending them across to the client, doing interview preparation for ongoing processes or taking specs from clients, all whilst doing my most important job – Office DJ! We have quite the eclectic range in the office, depending on who’s in that day – we’re partial to a vibey Motown playlist.

I’ll usually bring my lunch which is quite often leftovers from the previous night because I physically can’t cook one portion, and it’s usually pasta which I’ll eat in the break area with everyone before we have a catch up with everyone at 2pm and continue the day.

My working day will usually finish around 6:00pm when I will either head home to cook and relax or more often than not, head to the pub for a pint(s). I do like my sleep so I’ll usually put some series on Netflix on and fall asleep imminently.

What’s the best thing about working with the Corecom team?

I’m slightly biased, but I think Corecom is easily the best recruitment company and it’s all because of the people I work with! We’re all genuinely mates who have everyone’s best interests at heart, we’re a team and we work collaboratively to get the job done. The trust, support and motivation from everyone, all the way up to the top is clear from the second you walk in the door and everyone is genuinely invested in everyone else’s success!

How do you spend those well deserved days off?

Most weekends I’ll spend catching up with friends and family, either in Leeds or back home in Hull where I’ll go for brunch (usually bottomless of course!) and have a few (a lot) aperol spritz or beers. I like to think I’m quite the gin connoisseur and have 40+ bottles of craft gin so I’ll often either relax with a fancy gin or have a gin party with my friends where we wear pyjamas and drink gin!

I’m a huge foodie so I’ll eat out as much as possible, and I’m not fussy so I’ll eat anything! I’m very partial to a cheese board and charcuterie so many Saturdays are spent eating my body weight in cheese, bread and processed meats.

I read a lot too and can finish a book in 2 hours. I’ll read absolutely anything from thrillers, fantasy and the occasional romance novel if I’m feeling it.

What job would you be terrible at?

A gardener – can’t keep a plant alive to save my life!

What’s a piece of advice that has stuck with you?

When you say ‘Yes’ to others, make sure you’re not saying ‘No’ to yourself!

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What I wanted from this partnership was to be able to take a step back and free me up to focus on my other responsibilities in addition to recruitment. Working with Corecom alone made everything so straight forward. I wasn’t having to chase up several agencies and there was no duplication of candidates. Tunstall was their no1 focus and I trusted them to deliver, which they did. There was noticeable improvements in CV-to-interview and interview-to-placement ratios which was a real pain point before changing the model on how we worked together. Working on a retained basis gave me confidence that extra effort and resource would be put in to filling the roles.

Sarah Ibbetson, Internal Resourcing Manager, Tunstall Healthcare UK