First few days at Wills Consultants

What is it like to start a new job? In recruitment, we place candidates in new roles all the time, but do you remember your very first job? Your very first venture into the workplace? We asked Bailey, the newest member of our ever-expanding team to give us an account of his first few days at Wills Consultants and, more importantly, his first few days in the world of work. Here is what he had to say…

Hi, I’m Bailey, the new Trainee Recruitment Consultant here at Wills Consultants. I have been asked to write a blog about my first few days so here goes.

I started on Wednesday, the 24th of April, and I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous in my life. Although I’d already met all the team (during my interviews) before my first day, the butterflies in my stomach felt as if they had gotten even worse than the night before. Even though my stomach was churning, as soon as I was into the building and speaking to Nikki, I was put at ease. Going into the office was almost as nerve-wracking as going into the building, but meeting Ryan, Katie, Rachel and Simon again was good as I had my initial interview with the first two. I was shown my desk and how to log on to my own PC. Starting to go through all the different aspects of my new role, I felt like I was up and ready for the challenge that the next year would bring. I was then showed more around the building and the different processes I might have to go through, such as letting people into the building, setting up meeting rooms and answering the phone. After the tour around the building had concluded, I then went back to the office where Katie showed me around the office in more detail. After this, I was showed how to make my way around a few of the things that I would be using, as well as scanning, printing, and shredding.

Almost as soon as it began, the first day was finished and I was excited to get home and tell everyone about the team and how well the first day went.

The second day was even more packed with information than the first. On this day, I’d learn how to use outlook properly, as well as use the phones and find out the basics of the CRM system. After all that new information, I slept well that night!.

Friday was a day where I continued what I was doing the day before, by logging a few jobs onto various job boards and social media. Even though I only did half a week, I was very grateful for the Friday 5 O’clock finish!

On the following Monday, I was excited to see what new challenges the next week would bring, and I was looking forward to the future with Wills Consultants.

Thank you, Bailey, for your very honest account of your first few days. We cannot wait to see you progress you are already a valued member of our team.




  • Russell Brown
    Posted at 09:41h, 22 May Reply

    As Baileys father I would like to thank Nikki and Simon and the team at Wills Consultants for giving Bailey this opportunity. Knowing how anxious he was before starting it’s great to see his self confidence has grown in such a short space of time.

    Even in his first few weeks we have noticed a huge transformation in his self belief at home and in social situations.

    He is more understanding of the day to day running of our home and Baileys willingness to help out has improved immensely, for a 17 year old that’s quite an achievement on it’s own.

    Well done Bailey, we are all very proud of you!!

    It will all be worth it when you get that first pay cheque. This time next month you will be able to buy your old dad a pint. 🙂

  • David Brown
    Posted at 06:51h, 19 June Reply

    I too have noticed the sudden maturity of personality and focus of attitude from Bailey in the last couple of months remarkable.
    His conversation has developed from football and football to more worldly topics. I even had a discussion with him recently on Brexit…

    He is eager to explain how his day at work has been and has found a glow that paid employment for a caring employer gives a young person.

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