Starting life at Mattinson Partnership


Changing jobs can be difficult at the best of times but changing during a global pandemic it can add another element of apprehension. Having begun the difficult task of searching for a new role in early November, it wasn’t until Christmas day that I found the job I was looking for. I sat in my bedroom back in my house in Ireland (one of the lucky ones that made it home) typing up a cover letter for the Recruitment Consultant position while my parents prepared Christmas dinner for what has been one of the strangest years of our lives. Fast forward a few days and I soon had calls booked in with David and Dom to interview for the role. After meeting the team over zoom, I knew I would be happy with the company and the role I would be playing in Mattinson Partnership.

I forgot how stressful it is starting a new job, beginning with online shopping for new outfits and attempting to research some of the potential jobs I could be working. Then the first day waking up to an early alarm and working out how I was going to make it into Blackfriars. Like all new jobs the first week can be the most difficult, trying to be a sponge and soak up all the information everyone has to share and understanding each desk. Having almost finished my fourth week I can confirm my initial judgement was right! I have been welcomed with open arms by everyone and each team member has offered me some knowledge and techniques about how to become a successful recruiter.

Already I know Mattinson Partnership is a great fit for me, not only to develop my professional skills but my personal skills too. You never know, I might even get the chance to improve my putting short game! I’m looking forward to the road ahead and one thing for sure is that I have my eye on that golden crab (the award for top biller of the month!) one day he will be sitting on my desk congratulating me for my efforts.

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London Wildlife Trust.

We are proud partners of The London Wildlife Trust, a charity dedicated to protecting the wildlife and wild spaces of London by driving environmental projects throughout the city. Our team often get involved at ground level in Wild Workdays by helping to maintain and restore treasured spaces and land… we love to get our hands dirty! We also run multiple interactive workshops, providing their conservation trainees with invaluable career advice and insights into the environmental sector to prepare them for employment. Most recently, we worked with young people taking part in their Keeping it Wild programme, which engages young people from backgrounds currently under-represented in nature conservation.

Royal Town Planning Institute.

The RTPI represents planning professionals in the UK and Ireland and aims to encourage the development of vibrant and prosperous places and communities. Our Senior Consultant Freddie enthusiastically attends the annual Planning Convention, and we host several events throughout the year to show our support, including drinks networking and a literal pub quiz. We also keep in close contact with our friends down under, at the Planning Institute Australia and New Zealand Planning Institute. In addition, we sponsor the London Planning Summit, an event designed to address the biggest challenges facing the industry. This is our opportunity to stay on top of the latest changes in town planning by meeting with other key professionals in the sector, while celebrating our achievements.

Land Securities Group Plc.

One of our clients, LandSec, are the clever people behind Girls Can Do It Too, an initiative designed to encourage girls to consider a career in construction. Currently, only 11% of the construction workforce are female, and LandSec are attempting to increase this number by providing education and engagement projects and workshops for girls aged 11-13. Featuring workshops on demolition and tower building, as well as challenging the girls to design a planning project of their own (with a focus on budgeting and environmental considerations), LandSec have proven their dedication to addressing the need for diversity in this very male dominated industry. Ruth assists the project by sharing her fascinating insights into the industry and is even on the project judging panel!

Urban Land Institute.

In partnership with Urban Land Institute we are able to play an imperative role in creating a larger and more diverse pool of candidates within the planning & property professions. Working in schools we take part in the Urban Plan Educational workshops programme, which has now reached more than 2,500 pupils in 100 schools since its launch. Alongside more than 200 industry volunteers engaged across the country, we provide invaluable industry & careers advice to students while guiding them through their workshops and helping judge their presentations.

Carbon Footprint.

Carbon FootprintTM works to help organisations offset their CO2 through tree planting and community projects worldwide. By partnering with Carbon FootprintTM, we have planted native trees and shrubs such as Whitebeam, Hazel, Field Maple, Silver Birch, Rowan, Beech, Blackthorn, Holly and Dog Rose to create a Mattinson Forest that spreads across South East England. Carbon FootprintTM work in conjunction with the Florestal Santa Maria Project (FSM-Redd Project), designed to reduce deforestation in the Amazonian Rainforest. So, for every tree we plant in the UK we guarantee a tonne of CO₂ offset in Brazil too. Carbon FootprintTM have allowed us to not only do our bit for the environment but also commemorate moments of growth for our clients and candidates.