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Steph Rae

Head of Academy

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Steph is CSG Talent’s Head of Recruitment Academy. The Recruitment Academy is an innovative internal programme that develops relatively inexperienced individuals into market leading recruitment specialists. Overseeing The Recruitment Academy, Steph is responsible for identifying, recruiting, and onboarding academy members and, crucially, developing them and training them in all aspects of the recruitment life cycle, including building their industry knowledge to ensure they become experts within their specialist fields.

A key part of Steph’s role is engaging with talented individuals, who are interested in starting their career journey as Executive Search Specialists. Steph is keen to hear from individuals regardless of background as long as they have a passion for their work, the right mindset and a desire to join CSG Talent and develop as industry specific recruiters. On graduation of The Recruitment Academy, members will have the tools and knowledge to join one of CSG’s specialist teams, where they will continue to develop and progress their career.

Before joining CSG Talent, Steph had a successful career in a commercial recruitment agency for over 7 and a half years, working her way to Associate Director level, where she managed a team of 10 consultants.

Steph has a Degree in Business Management and a Level 5 CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership. Her greatest career achievement to date has been successfully increasing a remote office’s profitability by 50% within a 12-month period, after taking responsibility for the management of the branch.  

Steph has always had a passion for nurturing employees; this has been a driver for her throughout her career within recruitment:

“My passion has always been focused around supporting and developing others, so I absolutely love working closely with consultants and being part of their progression and growth in a business. I love seeing consultants join on their first day, not knowing anything about recruitment to placing their first candidate a short while later!”

If you would like to find out more about a career at CSG Talent and The Recruitment Academy, please get in contact with Steph directly.  +44 (0)113 4166 430

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January 2022 marked one year of the CSG Recruitment Academy. It’s been a successful addition to our training and development function of the business. The CSG Recruitment Academy allows new recruits to receive training on all elements of the recru...