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deverellsmith’s recruiters come from all walks of life, and we understand life is about more than just working. Whether you are a marathon runner, musician, or DJ in your spare time, we believe ensuring you have a work/life balance is imperative to a fantastic working culture.

Our recruiter spotlights aim to give you an insight into who we are, our backgrounds, and a preview into what life as a recruiter is really like.

Meet Kylie, she is our new Head of Learning & Development and will be taking full ownership of our training and performance here at deverellsmith. Ultimately, giving our consultants the tools and skills they need to maximise their market.

Let’s get to know Kylie Fogden…let’s start with a fun fact

I enjoyed a cheeky pizza express with the one and only Adele!

What is your background prior to deverellsmith?

I started my recruitment career in 2013 as an eager trainee and immediately fell in love with the fast-paced, highly rewarding environment that was built on connecting people. Having previously worked with young adults with learning difficulties and stepping into motherhood, I become increasingly drawn to developing others and championing their success more than my own, hence why a career in Learning & Development was the perfect career step for me, combining my love of recruitment and passion for people. 

What are you most excited about being Head of Learning & Development?

I’m excited to build a high-performance sales culture through a relentless focus on skills and capabilities, alongside an incredible committed team that puts people first.

Why did you choose to join deverellsmith?

One of the reasons I joined deverellsmith was their culture and people-first mentality. I was fortunate enough to meet many people during my interview process and was blown away by how supportive and positive to change everyone was. I felt part of the team before my first day and a huge part of that was down to the Managing Director, who not only listened to me but demonstrated that he genuinely cares. Who wouldn’t want to work for a company that is run by inspiring people that not only say they care but show it?

In your opinion what makes great learning?

Perseverance and determination are key to successful learning. Within sales, I believe that we learn best from our own mistakes and personal reflection. Don’t forget that it’s impossible to know everything, so be a sponge and learn from the people around you.

Learn more about our Learning & Development here.


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