Olivia GrayAssociate Consultant
Olivia is a Search Consultant and is responsible for engaging with Candidates at all levels, she has built an enviable talent-pool and is passionate about driving high standards. If you are potentially looking for your next automotive career move then give her a call on 020 8256 1273.
Before working at HCP, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?
My most interesting job I think was working at the Fashion Retail Academy – it was my first full time job and it was working at a college that specialised in fashion retail courses in London. I got the chance to meet lots of heads of fashion companies and attend lots of fashion talks.
How did you first learn about HCP?
I first learnt about HCP when I was called about a vacant position – I then did some research on the company and learnt a little bit more about what they did and after coming to the interview I knew it was a place I would love to work for!
If you could pick one theme for HCP to turn into a book about the company, what would it be?
Suspense/Thriller because you never know what might happen from one day to the next.
If you could switch your job with anyone else within HCP, whose job would you want? And why?
I would switch with one of the Account Managers, their roles (like mine) are hugely interesting, they are the thought leaders of within automotive recruitment and are respected by some of the biggest names in automotive.
What do you find the most challenging at HCP?
Filling out these questions… No, I suppose at times not being able to get hold of people.
Who has been your favourite client at HCP?
Audi have been my favourite client, to-date. HAd my very first placement with them.
What is your proudest moment at HCP?
My proudest moment was securing my first placement (as above), now of course I am proud of each and every placement.
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you
- I’ve applied for the London Marathon 3 times and never got a place (I don’t run)
- I used to be in the top team for Lacrosse at school.
- A lot of my family are fluent in either Spanish or Dutch
Any random facts you could share with us?
Is being obsessed with buying candles a random fact.
Are you messy or organised?
Messy…. But in an organised way.
Choose your Mr. Men/Little Miss, to describe your work personality?
Little Miss Tiny
What is the worst thing you did as a kid?
Not sure if I could narrow it down to only one thing.
Do you have an office nickname? What is it?
Jen (Thanks Ash)
If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day? And why?
Leonardo DiCaprio – just because its Leonard DiCaprio
What is the last joke you recall?
What does a nosey pepper do? Get jalapeño business
What is the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
Working in a chocolate workshop.
What one food do you wish had zero calories?
Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster? And why?
Tiny elephant – I’m small anyway and elephants are my favourite animals
What is your motto or personal mantra?
“make today amazing”
Which cartoon character would you most like to switch lives with?
Ariel from the Little Mermaid
You’re happiest when?
Being in a hot sunny country on the beach or by the pool, shopping and being around family and friends.