After a glorious bout of sunshine through May and June, we thought that a team, camping adventure in the Lake District would be an excellent opportunity to welcome the newest members of The Candidate team, and for the existing team to get back to team basics! So we signed up for a 2-day stint on Dan Searson’s ‘Challenge the Wild’, which encourages a sense of adventure which undertakes a number of physical and mental challenges over 2 days.


The following morning after canyoning, it was time for us all to pack and head back to Manchester. We were all physically and emotionally exhausted but took home with us a great sense of achievement and team spirit. We had definitely regrouped and welcomed our newest members and they all felt well and truly part of the wider team.

Dave Mullan, Recruitment Executive said ‘Never when I signed my contract at The Candidate did I would be starting on a Monday and abseiling off a 50-foot cliff on a Thursday! What a great first week it was and a welcome I will remember for the rest of my career’

Brian Matthews, Managing Partner said ‘We had wanted to do this for a few years now and with the great weather we thought this was the best opportunity. Seeing how our teams challenged themselves and performed did not surprise me but I think they surprised themselves. We wanted them to feel like they had achieved something and I am delighted that they all left feeling like they had.’

If you like the sound of this and other trips like this, and great development opportunities for all levels in Recruitment the get in touch and you could be on the next trip! Contact us here!