Interview with Dan Thompson a new consultant at TS Grale!


Tell us about the man outside of the office

Brought up in Leeds; Dan is a keen cyclist and squash player. Dan is a big football fan and grew up with a love for Manchester United. However, for the last few years he has turned his back on the glitz and glamour of the Premier League and started following Liversedge FC in the Northern Counties Eastern Premier Division – in the 9th tier of the football pyramid. Away from sport Dan regularly attends gigs and escapes on trips away, most recently to Buenos Aires.



Give us an insight into the career to date

Upon graduating from University Dan took up a role within Barclays’ mortgage department. After a year it became clear that a role within a sales environment would be better suited to him and took up a role within one of the largest and most established agencies in the country. Within 2 years Dan gone from a trainee consultant to a senior consultant within the business.


What does career success look like for you moving forward?

The opportunity to continue to progress in terms of knowledge, reputation and standing within my industry. I feel as though I am still in the infancy of my career in recruitment and that I am in the perfect position to learn from some of the most experienced and successful consultants in the business.


So what does Dan think of the recruitment industry?

There are a lot of horror stories in this industry and a lot of negative connotations attached to recruiters. I believe that, although it is a very crowded market, there is room for a consultative approach to working with clients and candidates alike. This is something that I have successfully managed in my previous role and enabled me to work with people time and time again – rather than just going for the quick win and ruining future relationships.


Why TS Grale?

After talking through the history of TS Grale with the partners and their plans for the future it became a no-brainer. The opportunity to progress as the business grows and to be a part of the  journey whilst picking up knowledge and learning from some of the leaders was something that I just couldn’t resist.


Thank you Dan for your insights and welcome on board!

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