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Day in the life

A day in the life of Nathan Wills – Consultant

Meet Nathan, Consultant at Arthur working in underwriting, broking and claims. Here’s what he has to say about a typical day in his recruiting world.

What is a typical day for me?

I’m an early riser and get up around 6.30am. You’ll find me strolling down Bermondsey High Street just after 7am.  I like to stop at one of my two favourite cafes to order my usual and have a relaxing walk across Tower Bridge and into the office, arriving around 7.30am.

I’m the first in the office each day and enjoy the quiet – using that quality time to plan my day, have breakfast, and check the news.  This is also a great time for me to check the emails I’ve received overnight from my clients and candidates overseas.

My team

The Underwriting, Broking and Claims team has a morning meeting at 9am. This is a chance for the whole team to get together with some of my remote working colleagues dialling in on a video call.

We’re able to share market news and ideas, provide updates on our projects, and work collaboratively.

Rest of the day

Following this I tend to work solidly through on projects until 11.45am when I go to the gym just around the corner from the office.  It’s also an opportunity to bump into and socialise with potential insurance clients and candidates and have a general insurance chit chat for an hour.

I then have lunch at my desk and spend the afternoon doing business development, role delivery, and sourcing new candidates.  We’re currently working on a project interviewing senior level insurance professionals to produce video content for Linked In about their career journeys.

The wrap up

I tend to leave the office around 5pm and fit in a quick beer with colleagues before heading home. It’s one of the favourite parts of my day. No, not because we’re in the pub, but because I’m catching up with my colleagues, who are my friends, to find out what they’ve been up to and share ideas.