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Career Spotlight: Michael Campbell

Meet Michael Campbell who joined the team in early 2021 and has progressed from a Recruitment Consultant to a Divisional Manager at FPS, achieving numerous successes along the journey 🌟

Here’s a sneak peak into Michael’s journey at First People Solutions so far:

Can you share a bit about your career journey and how you progressed to your current position? 📈

Before recruitment, I spent 10 years as an engineer for a company in the Aerospace Industry. I had a great career in lots of ways however, most days were very similar. I always enjoyed the people part of engineering more than the actual engineering itself, so in 2019 I decided to pursue a career which would allow me to work with interesting people on a variety of exciting engineering projects. This led me to recruitment.

I’ve been lucky to have had the support of lots of great people during my time in recruitment, in particular, managers who’ve given me the freedom to think big and supported ambitious growth plans from early on. This has been key in the progression I’ve had. FPS gave me the platform to expand our coverage into Europe and the US, challenging me to grow from Consultant to Account Manager and now DM. We’re now punching above our weight as a team and supporting clients all over the world with complex engineering projects and I’m excited about what the future holds!

How do you encourage and promote success within your team? 🔥

We place a lot of focus on the culture within our team and are fortunate to have a group who are fiercely supportive of each others success within the business. I also try to ensure everyone in my team has the same opportunity I was given, to challenge themselves, specialise in key disciplines and expand their own markets, working with them to achieve their individual career goals. Our team dynamic is a huge benefit for us, we have an excellent blend of experience and ambition, seeing the fearless approach from some of the newer consultants is inspiring!

Could you share some of the key milestones or achievements in your career that you are particularly proud of?🚀

The first time I was involved in a project valued over €1 Billion felt like a huge moment. We’re fortunate to be involved with multiple large scale projects globally now, but that’s something that felt significant at the time. Seeing our team achieve targets always feels great as well and we’re continuing to break new ground and set ambitious goals! As soon as I hit a 180 on the dartboard that’ll eclipse everything else, though.