"I joined RBW's Development Academy in 2015 and I haven't looked back! I am now working within the Pharma team with continued support from the Training Manager"

Rob Chaplin - my first few months at RBW
Posted 25th January 2018

I asked Rob Chaplin to give me his thoughts about how his first few months in the business have gone. I chose Rob as he has had more to overcome than most after switching both the country he recruits for and the office he works from, yet has still managed to make some massive deals and get chosen as "Director's Pick" for our ski trip to Chamonix next week. Please see his thoughts below:


"I started with RBW in mid-August and the past 5 months have flown by. I joined as the first Consultant to specialise in recruiting for Computational Scientists in the Life Sciences industry, and building our presence in the area has been just as exciting as its been challenging. It took me a good few weeks to truly understand the market and identify a strategy to develop new business opportunities. Throughout that time the support I received from the Directors, Management team, and Consultants at all levels was unbelievable.


After failing on a few occasions where I looked so close to sealing my first deal, the team helped me to push on and secure two (12-month contract) deals within the space of a week. Both were finalised on the week before Christmas and I couldn’t have imagined a better way to end 2017.


As I learned more about the business and started to build some momentum at work, I was given the opportunity to transition from working full-time in Crawley to join the Brighton office (which is a 10-minute walk from home). Not only that, but I was encouraged to start working on the US market and have since been working closely with the team out in Boston.


Overall, my experience at RBW since joining has been brilliant. I’m still impressed by the philosophy of the company from top to bottom and particularly in the Directors’ willingness to invest in and reward their employees. It creates a real buzz and an office environment that I couldn’t imagine at any other recruitment agency.


I’ve been here for just under 6 months and I’m extremely grateful to be chosen as the “Directors’ Pick” for the upcoming ski trip in February. I’ve no doubt 2018 will be an incredible year and I look forward it!"




Written by Luke - January 2018

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