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Lauren Oakley

Senior Consultant

01384 245 861

What is your role at Concept?

I work as a Senior Recruitment Consultant focused on providing contract/interim IT Infrastructure,Network and Cloud resource to organisations throughout the UK (core clients include IT Professional Services, Managed Services and Software as a Service). I am passionate about providing a high quality service to all my clients. I pride myself on my ability to get under the skin of a company’s culture and technical requirements, allowing me to find candidate’s best suited to their needs.

Tell us about your journey at Concept so far.

I joined in March 2014 as a Recruitment Consultant with over 10 years sales experience. I progressed to Senior Consultant within 18 months thanks to success in building up a new division within Concept, focusing on retail IT. During my time here I’ve attended multiple incentives in celebration of my success including various lunch clubs, Sailing in Salcombe, Chester Races, and trips abroad.

Why do you love recruitment?

I like that recruitment is target driven and extremely rewarding when those targets are achieved. It’s great for getting to know new people and building relationships. I have long term relationships with my contractors as they work on multiple assignments for my clients, some of them have even become good friends.

Why Concept?

Concept provides a modern fresh approach to the recruitment model. As an independent SME there is more flexibility for growth and development than is typically available at a larger high street agency.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I’m pretty active and enjoy going to the gym. Love music (most genre's), and like to try out new restaurants - quite the social butterfly! I also love travelling and taking in the culture of new places.

Finally, if you were a film character who would you be?

Probably Ariel from The Little Mermaid! I was a competitive swimmer for 15 years  so very much at home in the water!


My Jobs

4 days ago

Incident Analyst / ITIL / NOC / MIM / Contract / £200pd

Peterborough 150 - 200 Contract

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4 days ago

Network Engineer - Palo Alto

Remote 350 - 400 Contract

I am looking for a number of Network Engineers, experienced with Level 3 technical support (BAU), an...

1 week ago

SQL DBA

York 400 - 450 Contract

I have an urgent requirement for an experienced SQL-Server DBA, with good development skills. You wi...

Testimonials

Concept is always one of our go-to agencies when looking for new candidates as they truly understand our business. Lauren is a testament to this and always amazing to work with and happy to meet our ever-changing and sometimes demanding requirements. Lauren has excellent attention to detail and works closely with my hiring managers to find us the best candidates rather than bombarding us with the wrong ones. Highly satisfied!

Head of network operations - IT professional services

I have worked with Lauren on resourcing requirements for around 2 years now. Throughout this time Lauren has proved time and again to be a responsible, resourceful and responsive partner who will always go the extra mile to satisfy customer requirements. Lauren has a friendly, professional manner and she consistently demonstrates a deep understanding of her customers business and is able to recommend candidates who she knows will fit into the organisation. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to anyone

Head of IT

I have been a client of Lauren's several times during the last 5 years and she showed me she is one of the best consultants every time we worked together. Lauren is passionate, honest, transparent, a good communicator, and professional in the talent acquisition domain. She has always kept me updated during all the processes, guided me on each step of them responding very quickly to inquiries and providing suggestions. Not only I am wishing to work with Lauren again but also I highly recommend her without any hesitation. 

DevOps Lead

Lauren has been always available to talk to when required and will never shy away from any questions I have for her. With a tenacious attitude to look after the contractors/contracts she is responsible for it would be hard to find a person better suited to looking after my contract at this current time. Regular updates from Lauren are always a pleasure to look forward to, and knowing she will have done the necessary ground work with the contract employers means I have a fair and honest review when it comes. Lauren is polite and courteous at all times and I have never been worried about the service I get from her, and is a credit to Concept Resourcing.

Business Intelligence Lead

I have been a client of Lauren's several times during the last 5 years and she showed me she is one of the best consultants every time we worked together. Lauren is passionate, honest, transparent, a good communicator, and professional in the talent acquisition domain. She has always kept me updated during all the processes, guided me on each step of them responding very quickly to inquiries and providing suggestions. Not only I am wishing to work with Lauren again, but also I highly recommend her without any hesitation. 

Candidate Testimonial

I’ve worked with Concept Resourcing and Lauren specifically for a couple of years. Lauren is highly professional, experienced in her field and very responsive, providing well matched resources when called upon. Not only are the candidates technically competent and at market rates, but importantly for me, personable, so myself and the wider team can work with.

Engineering and Professional Services Manager