Oyster Academy

The Oyster difference

Hannah Clarke

Director of People & Operations

Jul 15, 2022

At Oyster Partnership a range of benefits have been implemented across the business to ensure a happy working environment for all, such as (to name a few): Weekly, Monthly, and Yearly Incentives; Sunshine Day (a day off given to all employees that doesn’t count towards annual leave); Wellbeing Pledge; Fresh Fruit Weekly; Summer Friday Morning Bootcamp with Qualified PT Michael Calvin; Property Work Experience; Two Charity Days A Year; Nutrition & Lifestyle Advice and Tailored Ongoing Training. Oyster’s Talent Manager Hannah Clarke and Office Manager Lisa Stewart take time each month to listen to employees about which benefits will be appreciated and make a positive impact.

Take a read below where three of our Property Recruitment Consultants: Development and Regeneration Specialist Dino Christodoulou, Town Planning Specialist Katie Ayre, and General Practice Specialist Mairead Newman, each explains which benefit they feel has made the most difference to them working at the business:

Dino Christodoulou – Tailored Ongoing Training:

“Personally, I feel that tailored ongoing training is something that stands out at Oyster. Regardless if you are a Trainee Consultant or a Senior Manager, there is always something new you can learn and improve. Some examples of the training provided to me have been, the initial ‘Oyster Academy Programme’, group and 1-2-1 team sessions, and most recently Lynn Morton’s leadership programme. The open approach we have here at Oyster is led from the top as our Senior Management Team encourage learning and improving on specific areas, this then allows the rest of the company to feel comfortable to ask for assistance when required.”

Katie Ayre – Two Charity Days A Year:

“After recently completing my two charity days which each employee takes per year, I not only enjoyed doing something that made me feel part of my community and involved helping others, but I felt proud to be able to tell people that this was an initiative that Oyster felt passionately about and encouraged everyone to take part in. I spent my two days at LATH – Looking After The Homeless and was inspired by all the people I met and felt privileged to be a part of the team!

With recruitment companies not always having the best reputation, I will always be one to shout about how Oyster breaks the mould; in not only looking after its employees, but making a difference to the wider community.”

Mairead Newman – Wellbeing Pledge:

“Oyster are constantly finding new ways to improve our mental wellbeing, and I agree that this is very important especially in a high pressure role. Four of the steps to do this according to the NHS is to: connect with people, be active, keep learning and give to others. The ways Oyster keep employees happy and boost our mental wellbeing are:

  1. Connect – We are in a very sociable job talking to professionals and clients all day, but separate to this we go for drinks/dinners with eachother and we have the opportunity to go on holiday together if we perform well!
  2. Be active – We have just begun our first summer Friday bootcamp with Michael Calvin, this is a great team bonding exercise for us and is a laugh!
  3. Keep learning – We have ongoing tailored training here, whether you’re a Trainee Consultant or Divisional Manager Oyster are continuously trying to make you a success. We are also encouraged to work with our clients to help us to have a more in depth understanding of the roles we are selling and to help us to be more specialised in our field.
  4. Give to others – On a yearly basis we run 10K and raise money for LandAid, we also volunteer with charities of our choice. I recently had the pleasure of spending a day completelytransforming a young girl’s bedroom on behalf of The Childhood Trust, I saw the girl’s reaction to her new room and I got to see first-hand how much we can help change people’s lives.”

If you want to join a business where you are listened to ensuring ‘The Oyster Difference’ for all who work here, and feel you have what it takes to have a successful property recruitment career, get in touch with our Talent Manager Hannah Clarke today: hc@oysterpartnership.com or alternatively give her a direct call on 020 7766 9000!

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Director of People & Operations

Hannah Clarke

With 15 years of Recruitment experience under her belt, 13 of which have been spent at Oyster, Hannah is (and always will be) an office legend. After reaching a staggering 80-something temps – the stuff of Oyster folklore – Hannah made the monumental decision to step into a whole new role. And thank goodness she did, or we wouldn’t have her as our Head of People, steering our often-chaotic ship, and playing a huge part in Oyster’s staggering growth plans.

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