ASCEND in Action: Beginning Your Career in Staffing

By Bibianne van Latum

International Learning & Development

Welcome to the ASCEND in Action Podcast Series, part of the Progressing Lives Everywhere Podcast, brought to you by the Amoria Group.  


In this podcast mini-series, we’ll be talking about and tackling some of the key topics when it comes to women in staffing and consulting - from why we need more women and what we bring to the industry, to our role in tackling gender bias and empowering and supporting each other. These conversations are designed to inspire, engage and show how together we can fulfil our potential, and progress our lives!


Episode 2 - Beginning Your Career in Staffing


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Next in the line up is host Bibianne Van Latum, International Learning and Development Manager, based in Amoria Bond’s Amsterdam office and guest Jenny Walsh, Talent Attraction & Development Associate Director in our Manchester office.Together, they tackle the topic of beginning your career in staffing and consultancy - a feat which may feel daunting!

However, Bibbianne and Jenny take the mystery out the matter, as Jenny shares her 10-year journey at Amoria Bond, going from trainee to rocking roles in sales management, learning and development, and her current role in talent attraction! Jenny gets real about trusting the process early on, the importance of stepping outside her comfort zone, ditching the comparison trap and the supportive and inclusive culture at her workplace, where feeling empowered is the norm.

Tune in and get ready to take your staffing and consulting career to the next level!



  • Jenny, do you want to start by telling us about your journey at Amoria Bond and how you got to where you are now? 
  • What’s the one thing that you would have told your 26 year old self 
  • What were your key takeaways whilst on the job?  
  • What would you have wished you wouldn’t have done?  
  • How would you describe the people that you work with at Amoria Group?  
  • Who’s a role model for you in the business?
  • How has that changed over time? 
  • Anything you’d want to share with other women who work in recruitment or are thinking about working in recruitment? 
  • And finally, what do you see in your future? what steps are you taking to stay ahead of the curve? 


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Amoria Group are committed to walking the talk and, through our recruitment brand Amoria Bond and consultancy Coalesce Management Consulting, we work hard to create a positive and inclusive environment for everyone. The ASCEND program also offers a range of events both locally and group-wide, including 121 and group coaching, and hosting guest speakers, panel events and external industry events. Learn more about this and our other award-winning ED&I initiatives #InsideAmoria.

Ready to progress your own life with a career in recruitment and consulting at a global group that supports people of all genders? Apply now to join our teams in Manchester, Amsterdam, Cologne, Singapore and Dallas.