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Lillie Robins works in our Employee Success team as a Senior Recruitment Partner.

She has worked for Access for just under 3 years.

What brought you to Access?

I was in the final throws of completing my CIPD qualifications during the pandemic whilst working as an executive search consultant, which created a huge disruption in the recruitment landscape. Then I discovered Access! I was excited and in awe of the continuous growth, innovation and global investment. There was a huge opportunity to grow and develop within a welcoming team. I started as a Recruitment Advisor specialising in senior hires for UK & EMEA, where I was able to build long-standing relationships with our brilliant ATG board members and nurture high-performance exec talent. Being able to contribute to the success of Access and aid the transformation journey by attracting top talent, partnering with leaders, and advising on talent strategy has enabled me to progress continuously since joining. I have loved every moment.

What does your morning look like before you start work?

I live close to a big green space in London (which is pretty rare!), so I love starting my morning by taking a walk around my local park with something warm and caffeinated. After getting fresh air and some exercise, I feel recharged and focused, I am ready to start the day ahead.

How do you bring your personality to work?

Collaboration, creativity, and communication! I get a real buzz when working with others, sharing insights, and brainstorming creative solutions. Whether it's designing a new recruitment campaign or solving a complex issue, I approach everything with an 'art of the possible' mindset. My team may say that my cat pictures on my screensavers are probably the shining star too.

What book/film/tv series/Music artist or album do you always recommend to people?

I'm an undercover sci-fi lover, I geek out on all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon! But, one of the best TV series of all time, in my humble opinion is Charlie Brookers, Black Mirror. The thought-provoking series explores the dark and often dystopian consequences of modern society's obsession with technology. Each episode offers a unique and often jump-scaring glimpse into a near-future world where advanced technology impacts the lives of character's storylines. It's full of twists and turns, that make you think about what the future could look like as tech advances!

Who do you consider to be your role model?

Amika George MBE. Amika is a British women's rights activist, who has been moving the needle on lived female experiences across the UK. Her campaigns are thought provoking, often touching on subjects such as poverty, health and wellbeing. Anika inspires me to continue to drive equity and equality, alongside many other amazing women's activists.

What advice would you give your 21-year-old self about work?

Embrace opportunities! Some of the most impactful experiences I have had throughout my career at Access have been due to change, transformation or growth. Change can often feel like the fear of the unknown, my advice would be to embrace the change, take it as a learning opportunity and embed yourself in the new ways of working.

What skills have you had to work hard to develop?

Data and insights! I've pushed myself over recent months to remain accountable for my commercial data skills, particularly when working within a highly data-driven business, where data is at the heart of our decision-making. Before joining Access, I had aspirations to improve my knowledge but did not have the tools to do so. Access has enabled me and challenged me to upskill. Through utilising a partnership with our brilliant finance teams and learning and development resources, I have worked hard to be able to deliver data in an impactful way.

What's something you have learned from your teammates at Access?

Growing my team and nurturing in-house talent to create a highly engaged and high-performance Sales and Marketing recruitment team has been one of my key learning journeys. The wider leadership team have been collaborative, supportive, and motivating during my climb from single contributor to leader. Developing in a fast-paced environment can be challenging but has allowed me to grow at pace. The support of my colleagues, leaders, and stakeholders has shown me that Access is jam-packed full of insightful, caring, and collaborative people, who are always willing to share experiences.