"I originally joined DP Connect in March 2014 as one of the team leaders at Bromley HQ and within 12 months I had been promoted to Sales Manager. Unfortunately after a number of months in that position I didn’t quite feel the promotion was giving me the autonomy and responsibility I was ideally looking for so I decided to take a new job with a significantly shorter commute from where I live, which was perfect for me and my young family at the time. After spending 2 years away from DP Connect and gaining some excellent and valuable experience, I made the very easy decision to take Aidan up on his offer to return to DP Connect in a new capacity as the Head of Bromley. The business had gone through a management buyout since my departure, in which the current CEO Aidan acquired the business from Founder Toni Cocozza. The business was going through a period of substantial growth and development; I knew how well the business could thrive in this direction and wanted to be a part of this period of transformation."

"Since my return I can honestly say that it feels and looks like a different company. One of the key things that has transformed is the support and training that is now being provided; no matter the level of experience there is a development strategy to help nurture, develop and support them with their careers at DP Connect. Another big change is the positivity and atmosphere within the office; the teamwork and the support everyone gives to each other genuinely makes it a really enjoyable place to work. I’ve only been back for 3 months but already it feels like we are making strides in scaling-up the business, especially with embedding new team members into the business within our specialist markets. I am really enthused about the future and where we can take the business to. From a personal perspective I now have the autonomy and responsibility that was missing before and with the help and support of everyone around me I have no doubt we will make this a successful and great place to work."

Craig Webster

Head of Bromley

 

 
 
 

 

“I joined DP Connect because I wanted to work for a niche, specialist agency and I was impressed by the credentials of both the business and Toni. I was also impressed by the length of service so many of the Consultants have, it is somewhere it I can stay for a long time and really build a career”
I can honestly say DP Connect have provided me with the greatest level of support both on a personal and a professional level throughout my pregnancy and maternity leave.
Throughout my maternity leave I felt completely in touch with the business, with regular personal messages from the Directors to wish me luck, hear how everything was going and to request pictures of the baby!! I was also kept up to date of any important changes in the business so that I wouldn’t return feeling disconnected.
Towards the end of my maternity leave I was met with a completely open minded, flexible and, above all, supportive approach to my return to work.
I have been given the perfect mix of flexible working hours, an exciting new project in a different business area, and plenty of opportunity to progress and exercise my ambition. The fact that I am now a working mother has had no impact on conversations about my future potential with the company. This was so important, as it made my return to work something I was looking forward to, and excited about.
I have been made to feel so welcome since returning to the business. In fact, in some ways I feel like I have never been away. The Directors regularly make sure I am getting all the support I need and it has also been made clear to me that I will always have their support in being a mum first.
I genuinely couldn’t be more thankful that DP Connect have made every effort to ensure I had no stress and no worries throughout my pregnancy and my maternity leave. I also have every confidence that they will make balancing my career and motherhood a much easier experience!
 

Cherry Swayne – Head of Specialist Markets

 

“I joined DP Connect nearly 6 years ago as initially I was looking for a role outside of London but still working in IT recruitment, in a role I could be in for the long term – at my interview I met 2 of the longest serving consultants who have both worked for the company for over 15 years . It’s a great place to work as we have a good mix of people, from Juniors to very experienced people, so there’s always lots of opportunity to both share knowledge and gain knowledge, this also means as a Resourcer within the company I always work on a wide range of industries, roles and projects due to the diverse teams we have, with account managers who all specialise in their own areas. At DP Connect there is always the opportunity to have your views heard and contribute to ideas for the company.” 

Jen Odell - Senior Resourcer Bromley HQ

“I have worked for DP Connect for the last 8 years. The support I have received has been second to none. It has a family feel and everyone is treated equally. DP Connect has given me the opportunity to progress within Recruitment from a Delivery role to a Team Leader to Head of Delivery. As Head of Delivery I have complete ownership of delivery across all three of our offices. With the experience I have gained at DP Connect I am now in a position to assist in making detailed assessments of each client opportunity, guaranteeing client satisfaction in sourcing the best talent in a demanding market. I also decide on what candidate acquisition tools we use across the business. I get to regularly travel to our other offices to help with sourcing strategies and knowledge sharing with new starters. I think DP Connect have a really strong management team, fun environment to work in and offer on-going support to the staff. I have really enjoyed the last 8 years and extremely looking forward to the next chapter.”

Matt Taylor - Head of Delivery, Bromley HQ

  

 

 

“In April 2016 I started an apprenticeship with DP Connect. After being very worried for several months about never being able to find a career I really wanted to get into, I interviewed with DP Connect for their 12 month apprenticeship which, once completed, would give me an NVQ Level 2 in Recruitment. To my luck, I was offered the job and started at DP Connect a week later. It turned out to be one of the best life or career choices I have made to date. I was given constant support and all the training I needed in order to be a successful member of the team. Before starting, I didn’t even know what recruitment was, but I was put into a team with people of all different levels of experience, which enabled me to learn new things from a range of colleagues. I had a Team Leader who spent many hours of my first 12 month period training me and showing me new tricks and tools. I was given targets, just like everyone one else across the business. However, given that I was new to the business there was a great deal of flexibility around these targets to ensure they were achievable and realistic, as they understood I was learning along the way.

 
I feel I have learnt an incredible amount of information and life skills at DP Connect, and I still continue to learn new things every single day. Without the training and assistance I have been given, I would not be where I am today; hitting targets, building relationships, and making placements which lead to earning money for both me as commission and for the business. DP Connect is a business which is filled with honest and helpful individuals which will give you any training and development you need. As the 12 month mark approached, I was called into the CEO’s office and was offered a permanent position with DP Connect. She gave me a big hug, and told me that people like me who are committed, dedicated and willing to give 100% will be successful in the business. Since being made a permanent employee I feel that I am still receiving the same support and training as I was before and am continuing to grow within the business. My advice to anyone starting at DP Connect is, If you want to be successful and you work hard, then you will be successful. ” 

 

Francesca Memory - Candidate Attraction Consultant

 

 

  

“I joined DP Connect around four and a half months ago and am based in our Edinburgh office. From Day 1, the welcome and support I’ve received from right across the business (Edinburgh, Bromley and Cambridge) has been first class. Following my first interview, the business immediately organised for me to travel down to meet Aidan, the CEO. I was impressed by this because of the urgency and organisation they put into this and it compared very favourably with drawn out and repetitive recruitment processes. Across our three offices, there is a good mix of people in terms of background and recruitment (as well as life) experience levels meaning there is always something new to learn. During my time here, I have been particularly impressed by the clarity of thinking at the top of the business and the simplicity of the messages they deliver. The knowledge of the Directors and Senior people in the business is incredible and best of all, they genuinely want to share this and help.” 

 
“I recently moved into the Team Lead role here in Edinburgh, looking after a passionate and engaged team who all share the DP Connect ethos. We work for business we recognise even the smallest victories and want to shout about them, and we have fantastic perks including finishing up at half past three on Fridays! I am extremely proud to work for DP Connect, knowing that we try and do things the right way and that every single person in the business contributes and cares about what they are doing. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what the future holds for myself in the Edinburgh team and the business as a whole.” 

 

Stuart Turner - Senior Recruitment Consultant - Edinburgh

 

  

 

“I joined the DP Connect Bromley office early September from a Headhunters in Leeds and I have felt supported throughout my career change and my move. My interview process was extremely professional, I dealt with an internal recruiter at the company who initially interviewed me, followed by three senior leaders and the CEO prior to me starting. Each interview felt personal, and I was offered to meet with the team to get a real ‘feel’ for the company. Since starting at DP the staff have been friendly, supportive and very easy to get along with. We have a fantastic support network with two internal  trainers who regularly work with all the consultants to help achieve their goals. DP Connect has a fun atmosphere where we regularly get rewarded for doing well. We have a Perkbox app which gives us discount to a variety of days out and restaurants, and our management team regularly create monthly incentives to reward us when we perform better.".” 

 

“Our office has a lively buzz to it but everyone works hard and is professional. All our consultants have a certain level of autonomy and are not micro managed which is refreshing! Within my first 6 weeks of starting I placed a C-Suite level sales professional into the Fintech market and I had the full support of a delivery team, managers and finance team to help the process run smooth. I would recommend DP Connect to Recruiters looking for a rewarding company to work for, and I hope to stay with the company for a long and fruitful career.” 

 

Katie Wilson - Consultant – Fintech – Payments - FX

 

 

 

 

 

"After 3 years of initially cutting my teeth within the highly competitive UK agency sector followed by attaining a more holistic view as an internal recruitment contractor in corporate Sydney & Melbourne, I was at the point in my career where I wanted to really commit and grow my recruitment acumen and ability to new heights so finding the right business to do this in was important - I made a clear point to take my time in finding the right place. DP Connect hit the nail on the head with what I was looking for from the outset. Not only was this promised but now being 5 months in - they have delivered! Following a warm welcome into the business, I was on-boarded seamlessly and ingrained into the culture quickly – everyone is friendly, down to earth and there are no cliques to work around. We are all open and happy to help each other out which is refreshing."

"A key aspect of working here is the consistent, tailored and authentic support from management. They genuinely want us to succeed and I really like how they completely appreciate and respect your own unique style of recruitment but will deliver a tailored development plan to further improve and master your own craft. We have multiple Subject Matter Experts on site who are literally a phone call or email away for support – their door is always open and they want to help - our MD made no hesitation in collaborating with me to secure an excellent client recently. To boot, we also have a friendly, robust and proactive support admin, HR, IT and finance team – they are the back bone of the business. Our service offering and business operation wouldn’t be what it is without them. This network has allowed me to achieve some success in the business – given the enormous growth that the technology sector is experiencing right now, DP Connect are at the core as a specialist in the talent supply chain. This is a very exciting time and I am glad to be part of it, hoping to support our ongoing growth and success year upon year. If you work hard, have a great attitude, take accountability and want to improve yourself daily within a growing business, DP Connect offers that platform for you to thrive and more!"

Adam Boyd

Recruitment Consultant