We chatted to Phil Morris about joining The Candidate, work-life balance, and his flair for Technology recruitment!

Phil Morris - Technology Recruitment Consultant


What is your role at The Candidate and what will you be working on?

My current role at The Candidate is Technology Recruitment Consultant. I recruit right across the software development lifecycle however my bias is towards Front-End Development roles as this is what I feel most comfortable talking to clients and candidates about.

What is the culture like?

The culture is amazing. On my first day my manager Jack took me out for a burger and pint which I was amazed by because in my last place I would’ve probably been sacked for this haha! We’ve got a really good balance between office and home working and you know on the days you’re in the office you’ll be going somewhere with the team at dinner time and having a few games of pool (I’m the best in the office).

What is the best thing about working at The Candidate?

For me personally it's the flexibility. I’ve got a toddler now and as most are aware they’re pretty demanding. From the first time I met Brian he assured me if the little one is ever unwell or needs picking up from nursery it's completely fine to just drop everything and see to him. My old job was really bad for this to be honest, so its very refreshing to work for someone who completely understands my situation. In turn for this, I actually think I work a lot harder as I want to succeed and repay the kindness that has been showed to me.

Who should speak to you?

Anyone and everyone to do with tech! I’ll be recruiting right across the software development life cycle so any clients looking to hire into their tech team or even if they just want advice and the same goes for candidates that are either looking for roles or want advice on their search.

Interested in a job in Tech? Ready to level up your career? Get in touch with Phil today on 0161 833 1044 or [email protected].