THE RAW TALENT 'WHY'
We believe hiring people based on a CV is wrong, instead, we focus on ‘playing to win’ and structure our recruitment process around abilities, behaviours and competencies. We are passionate about breaking the norm and challenging how organisations recruit their future champions.
SHOWCASING ABILITY . NURTURING SUCCESS
Founded in 2011, Raw Talent Academy has partnered with organisations across the UK, helping them to recruit the best entry level talent based on competence & ability. In that time, over 700 candidates have secured a rewarding career with structured coaching and development. For organisations looking to recruit entry level people, Raw Talent run their bespoke Early Careers Academy process. Looking at the widest talent pool possible and identifying candidates who match the organisation’s profile. For individuals looking to start a first or new career, Raw Talent looks past their CV, their education and their prior experience to speak to the individual. Understanding their motivations, desires and commitment to securing a new career. Candidates are then invited to showcase their ability at an Audition Day.
Starting with Raw Talent in 2014, Matt Price is now a Director and responsible for client services. Matt is a keen drum & bass fan and father to 2 beautiful children.
Heather SaundersHead of Operations & PA to Lee McQueen
Heather joined the business in 2012 and has since helped and supported all teams across the business. She is responsible for managing Lee and all operational aspects within Raw Talent.
Heather loves her music and family is the most important thing to her (having a teenage daughter definitely keeps her on her toes!).
Alex joined Raw Talent in July 2012 as Head Coach. Alex has played a key role in creating, developing and delivering Raw Talent’s sales training. Alex has also delivered training internally to Raw Talent’s sales and recruitment talent. Visit the Sales Training page for more information.
Christina has been a key part of Raw Talent’s coaching team delivering innovative sales coaching across the UK. Christina has also delivered our employability coaching to organisations including Harrow College and Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. Visit the Sales Training page for more information.
John WalkerNon-Executive Chairman
John joined Raw Talent in mid-2017 as the organisation appointed a Board of Directors. A former President & CEO of Interface Europe and Asia Pacific – playing a key role in growing Interface into a global, multi-billion-pound turnover organisation – John will provide experience and guidance to the organisation.
Sue CooperNon-Executive Director
Former Morgan Hunt CEO & Managing Director, Sue also joined as a Non-Executive Director in mid-2017. Sue has an unrivalled knowledge of recruitment, network and her experience in growing Morgan Hunt to a 300 plus employee organisation will be invaluable to Raw Talent.
Bradley WhittockNon-Executive Director (Finance)
Bradley joined at the same time as John and Sue with a focus on Finance. Bradley is an experienced Finance Director who specialises in working with SME’s advising them on business planning and strategic accounting.
Laura Hunt CookeRecruiter
With almost 10 years’ experience of working in recruitment, Cat joined the Raw Talent team in September 2017.
With a background in managing large teams and working in business development for a global recruitment firm, Cat is now excited to returned to her roots as Recruiter
Sales Innovation Expo Best Service Award 2017 Named 27th in The Sun’s ‘Best of British Awards 2016’ Oxfordshire Business Awards ‘Small Business of the Year 2015’ Director Lee McQueen named Oxfordshire Business Awards ‘Young Business Person of the Year 2015’ Shortlisted Newcomer of the Year 2014 – Onrec Awards Oxfordshire Business Awards ‘New Business of the Year 2013’ Shortlisted ‘Outstanding Outsourced Recruitment Organisation’ – Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2013 Smarta 100 Winner 2011