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Introducing Our Placement Students… Patrick Hargy

September 1, 2021

We continue our placement student blog series with Patrick Hargy, who sits on our contract team in our Belfast office.


Hi, I’m Patrick and I study Business Management at Queens’ University Belfast. Fortunately, I’ve managed to land my placement at Anson McCade which started early in July as a Technology Recruitment Consultant as a part of the contract team.

With the past year being difficult with the tightening of restrictions and lack of face-to-face meetings, made it a bit of a nightmare trying to sort a placement. In April of this year, I received an email from my University Placement tutor with a list of companies still taking students for placements with Anson McCade being one of the few on the list. After reading about the fast paced, social and competitive environment of recruitment, I decided to apply expecting a similar response to my numerous applications.


For the next year, I want to gain as much experience throughout the industry and see as much success as I can. Anson McCade has showed me what possibilities there are in the current market giving me direction for my future career. Since starting, there has been a lot of information to take on board but I have enjoyed the challenge and have gained a real insight into the processes that are required for success in recruitment from my manager Jonny Douglas. So far, I have noticed an increase in my responsibilities in the workplace allowing me to continuously progress and become more comfortable in work.


I have been at Anson McCade since the start of July, I have loved it and it has absolutely flown in. With the office space being really social as well, it’s allowed me to settle in straight away with everyone in the office. I wasn’t sure what to expect from my placement year but I’m loving it so far and I absolutely recommend applying to Anson McCade for your Placement year.


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