Danny North

Proxima UK

Where are you from/where do you live? I’m originally from Hoxton, London, but now I live in Hertfordshire so I can take advantage of the countryside whilst still being close enough to the city that I can regularly travel into our London offices.

When did you join Proxima? Starting with Proxima mid-2022, I am still learning lots and meeting new faces, but the friendly culture and my fellow Proximites have welcomed me into the business so I was able to settle into my role very quickly.

What is your role as a recruiter with Proxima? I’m responsible for hiring new employees to join Proxima in our UK offices. I manage all aspects of the recruitment process from tailoring our job adverts, speaking to potential candidates through LinkedIn, supporting our graduate recruitment and our hiring managers in bringing the best talent into the business, and helping candidates make the decision to become a Proximite.

What does a typical day look like? My role is exciting as no day is the same. I get the opportunity to talk to different people across the industry of all levels and backgrounds, discuss hiring plans and strategies with decision makers in the business, and provide coaching advise to colleagues in the recruitment team.

What’s a common question you get from applicants? The most common questions is “What is it like working at Proxima and what is the culture like?” I answer this by sharing information and examples about our friendly, collaborative culture such as our knowledge sharing communities of practice, our residential training for new joiners, and our internal committees such as GEN, CORE and Social.

What do you like most about your job? I love the variety of my role and I enjoy meeting new people and finding out about them. I really enjoy welcoming people to the company and there is nothing better than seeing them progress within the company.

What are you most proud of about working at Proxima? My role is made easier when you work for a company that you believe in. I have the opportunity to to offer prospective candidates a great company to work in with fun, professional and collaborative people

What do you like to do when you aren’t working? I love to be active and am a passionate cyclist. I also enjoy supporting my football team and going for walks around Hertfordshire with my two French Bulldogs!

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