Emily Firbank

I work as a Delivery consultant within my team at Corecom Consulting. This means, I’m able to deliver on multiple types of roles, be that permanent or contract and I work a range of roles from Project Managers, Business Analysts, Delivery Managers, Technical Support, you name it, I’ve probably covered it! I’m responsible for speaking with clients and gaining a thorough understanding of their wants and needs of roles and also speaking to candidates to understand what they are looking for in future opportunities and then working my magic to match the right roles/companies and people together. This comes from understanding people’s experience and skill set to wants and needs from a company and vice versa for clients.

Contact me on:

Call me on 0113 457 1454 EXT: 119 or email me on e.firbank@corecomconsulting.co.uk

What does a normal day working for Corecom look like?

Depending if I’m working from home or heading into the Leeds office, my day usually started around 6am/7am. My drive into the office usually takes around 45 minutes to an hour and I’ll most likely be playing my music loud to wake me up.

As soon as I get to the office I’ll make myself a large mug of Yorkshire Tea (and only Yorkshire Tea). I’ll catch up with whoever is in the office and get myself prepared for our daily morning meeting at 8:30am. This involves giving everyone a run down of the previous day, anything I might have learnt or need to improve on and what my 3 key things are that I want to achieve in my day.

As I’m in the Delivery Team, the best team if I do say so myself, we have a catch up together as well usually over Teams depending how many of us are in the office. This is usually longer than expected because we have a good laugh and catch up on both a personal level and work wise. We’ll go through the jobs we have on and make sure we’re prioritising the right kind of roles and make a plan of action for everyone. This really helps me to keep a structure to my day and stay as focused as possible.

I’ll be speaking with candidates most of the morning about the roles I have on or doing interview preparation or taking specs from clients. And then the best time of day comes around 1pm, and I’ll probably have discussed lunch plans a good 5 or 6 times already from 8:30am. Usually if I’m organised I’ll have brought my own lunch in but sometimes a girl just needs to indulge in Leeds’ restaurants (if anyone asks if I wanna go to Rudys, it’s a simple yes without hesitation).

So after lunch we have a company catch up at 2pm just to let everyone know how we’re getting on with the day and if we need any help/advice on anything. By this point I’d be aiming at having some candidates ready to send to clients for the role I’m working on that day or interviews booked in etc.

My working day finishes at 5:30pm (making sure I’ve done my 3 key things I actioned in the morning meeting first) and I’ll head home to Holmfirth, or there’s a high chance you’ll hear someone say “anyone going for a bev?” and then the world is our oyster! But if I’m being sensible I’ll get myself home, rustle up a storm in the kitchen, maybe pour myself a wine or beer and unwind for the day with a film or series on TV.

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

I’ve only been at Corecom since April 2021 and I can easily say it’s the best recruitment company I’ve worked in and for me that really is down to the people I work with. It has a real sense and feeling of friendship, everyone supports each other and genuinely wants the best for you.

Recruitment can get a real name for itself and I’ve definitely felt why it has that name in the past, but Corecom really is different due to the people and the processes with our clients and candidates. It’s a real transparent approach, we’re honest and consultative in every way possible.

How do you spend those well deserved days off?

Most the time I’m here, there and everywhere, my friendship group was established at Uni so my friends live all over the place. I’ll be in Manchester, Leicester or Holmfirth most the time with them. Or I’ll be having a girly weekend to myself pampering. I’m also big into interior design so there’s a high chance I’ll be out window shopping for my new house, which I should be getting keys to in a few months (early 2022). I wish I could say I’m big into exercise but I’ll do a big hike if there’s a pub at the end with pub grub and a cold pint of ale! Oh and of course, holidays! I’m a big sun seeker!! I’m currently planning my 3rd solo holiday, hopefully to Tuscany again where I will 100% be eating carbs, sunbathing and going on multiple wine tasting tours!

What job would you be terrible at?

An accountant, Emily and numbers don’t get on well and I’d be very bored I think!

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

It’s your life, it’s your responsibility to make you happy, put you first always.

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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