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"I felt like I had a partner through the process."

Moving your career across the globe is no small feat, as Tom can attest to. While working as a Business Analyst at Marriott in Dubai, Tom found he needed to move back to the UK for family reasons. "My wife and I were looking to relocate back to the UK after 5 years in Dubai." Given his 5-year hiatus from the UK job market, the challenge lay in "penetrating the market remotely," Tom explains.

In the summer of 2018, Tom reached out to Robert Walters and it wasn't long before recruitment consultants at Robert Walters Manchester set the wheels in motion. "I had an initial communication with Neil Rogerson, and we arranged to meet in Spinningfields on my summer return to the UK to discuss my CV and options." 

Tom's career vision was clear: "To enter a dynamic and challenging environment to allow me to add value through my unique international experience, as well as be able to progress and gain more exposure quickly."

Relocating from Dubai to Manchester was not without its challenges, particularly given Tom's five-year hiatus from the UK job market. When tasked with supporting Tom in his relocation, Neil took the time to fully understand Tom's career ambitions and the challenges they were up against. Finding the right cultural fit in a new role was a top priority for Tom, so Neil crafted a tailored approach that aligned Tom's aspirations with the right opportunity. 

It wasn't long before he orchestrated a series of face-to-face interviews during Tom's UK visits. "Robert Walters acted fast and considerately to plan interviews face to face on my visits back to the UK, and also supported ensuring interviews could be conducted remotely (less common and acceptable 5 years ago with employers!)"

"Robert Walters was very respectful of other internal transfer opportunities that had arisen at the time too." Going the extra mile to ensure Tom’s relocation ran as smoothly as possible paid off when Robert Walters secured Tom a new role at L&W where he still works today. 

"Since my initial contact with Robert Walters back in 2018, we have gone on to form a great relationship."

This evolution saw Neil's role transform from recruiter to trusted advisor, guiding Tom's career choices to this day.

Tom's partnership with Robert Walters, anchored in mutual trust, has evolved from being a candidate himself to using Robert Walters as a client recruiting into his own team. "I use Robert Walters exclusively for recruiting into my team, and they have sourced great talent to support the business." 

Rooted in the challenge of relocating from Dubai to Manchester, Tom’s story went beyond the realms of traditional recruitment. Thanks to the care and attention shown by the Robert Walters Manchester team, Tom’s partnership with Robert Walters is one of ongoing growth and mutual benefit.


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