Jake BranchettJake Branchett
In February 2017 I began my search for the next step of my career. I was looking for an opportunity to expand and gain new skills by working in The Netherlands in an international environment. As and English man living in The UK at the time, this meant searching for vacancies online and getting in contact with many recruitment agencies in The Netherlands which at times proved to be quite difficult and catered for a lot my free time.
After coming across my CV and motivation Angelique Vierhout (of Sterksen Recruitment) got in contact with me. Angelique explained to me the opportunity she was working on for the Technical Service Support (TSS) team at Lely International in the Netherlands and gave me the time to tell her about myself, my current situation and my goals for my career.
The opportunity at Lely within the TSS team ticked all the boxes for my career and I was very interested. At the end of our phone conversation we were both very happy and Angelique proposed me forward to the managers of the TSS team at Lely.
Angelique arranged my first Skype meeting with Siemon & Bas of Lely which then successfully led to a secondary Skype interview with team members Sjoerd & Paul as well as Angelique herself. After a second successful Skype interview, I was invited to the Lely Headquarters in The Netherlands to spend a day meeting the team. This was a great opportunity for myself and Lely to see if the position was a good fit.
Angelique kept in contact with me throughout this process and ensured that sufficient travel and accommodation arrangements were made to ensure my trip to Lely ran smoothly.
After an exciting day at Lely I got the fantastic news that they wanted to make me an offer. Which meant the next step of my career and my move to The Netherlands was happening.
Angelique was extremely helpful with any questions I had not only regarding my new position but also offering advice for my move to The Netherlands.
I would like to take this opportunity to Thank Angelique for all her efforts and for helping me find the next step of my career at Lely. She is both friendly and professional with her work and her help has made the process of relocating to The Netherlands much easier.