Sam Finnegan

I’m a team lead at Corecom and I specialise in placing permanent test members across Yorkshire and the rest of the UK. This ranges from Junior Test Engineers to Head of Test candidates.

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Call me on 0113 457 1454 EXT: 108 or email me on

What does a normal day working for Corecom look like?

My day starts at 5 o’clock where I get up, have a strong black coffee and get ready to go to the gym. I get to the gym for 6 and stay there for an hour and a half, shower and then get to the office for 8. This gives me 30 mins (peace and quiet) before everyone is in the office, making calls and chatting away.

My day usually starts with me panicking about what I didn’t do the previous evening, realising that I’ve then done it and making a plan for the day ahead. My plan really is dependent on whether I need to focus on speaking to people in my network and getting jobs on to work, or whether I need to find candidates for the jobs I already have on. I always incorporate both into my day, however, quite often there is an obvious bit I need to focus my attention on.

Once it gets to the end of the day, I wrap up all the smaller bits and bobs and finish my admin.

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

I’ve been with Corecom since 2018 and I’ve accelerated through the ranks from graduate to Team Lead in a relatively short space of time. I’m constantly pushing myself and being pushed which allows me to get the most out of myself. Also, I love working with everyone at Corecom as we’re all always pushing each other to succeed and celebrating successes together and regularly meet and do things outside of work. 

How do you spend those well deserved days off?

When I’m not working I enjoy spending time at the gym, pub and playing chess.

What job would you be terrible at? 

Something that involves being creative. Interior design for example. I appreciate the finished article, but I cannot wrap my head around how people can bring individual things together to make it look great. 

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

Listen more than you speak. You were given two ears and one mouth for a reason.

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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