Debt Recovery Assistant Danniella Rickwood explains why she moved to David Allen and Cumbria from Kent!
I have been visiting the Lakes with my partner for a number of years, whether for a hiking weekend or a relaxing week’s holiday. We would always talk of how nice it would be to live here, and have the Lakes on our doorstep, to be able to just pop out at the weekend and climb the fells.
I studied A-Levels at my sixth form in Kent and I then went on to complete management training at Marks and Spencer. I then completed an apprenticeship at The Insolvency Service and picked up a range of skills in this sector.
Why David Allen?
I decided to take the plunge and move to Cumbria in August 2018, but before I could do this I needed to find work that suited me. I began searching for a job and signed up to a recruitment agency. A few weeks later, I was contacted by my recruitment agent with a possible job at David Allen. As I was still in Kent at the time, I had an initial telephone interview, followed by a further face-to-face interview. A week later, I was offered the job – my moving plans could now begin! I moved up from Kent in October and started my new job straight away, so the process was very quick and efficient.
The position had come as a recommendation from the recruitment agency. After doing some research, I could see myself being part of the David Allen team and I could tell that I would enjoy working here after my face-to-face interview.
What it’s like to work at David Allen
An average day consist of corresponding with clients and debtors, taking phone calls for payments, investigating debtors, setting up new files and generally providing support to the Debt Recovery team.
I have attended a couple of David Allen events, including the thank you evening for David Allen Financial Services with Ant Middleton, I am looking forward to being part of the summer shows.
I like that no two days are the same and that I am able to speak with a variety of people each day. My colleagues are also very friendly and I felt like I fitted in straight away.