Enterprise Advisers

Emma Lindsay

Why did you become an Enterprise Adviser?

“The thing I enjoy most about being an Enterprise Advisor is having the opportunity to really make a difference to young people in our region. You never quite know the impact you are having and who you could potentially influence.”


Tell us about your chosen career or career pathway to your current role

“I left school in 2003, unaware of the amazing career opportunities that were right on my doorstep and what could have been available to me at the time, had I been given the right guidance. I quickly developed a love of sales and customer service and I was appointed my first retail management role at just 18. My career in retail management progressed rapidly and I was head hunted (I am now the head-hunter!) to work for Topshop Topman in 2011. I had a very successful and fun time as a TSTM Brand Manager, before deciding that it was time to “grow up” and moved on in 2015. I have been with NXT Recruitment now for over 5 years and it is the best move I could have made. I couldn’t think of an industry that would suit my skill set and personality more!

I work on behalf of some of the most dynamic and innovative businesses in the region and help them to grow by recruiting the very best talent for them.  I cover all sectors and at all levels, so it’s very diverse and exciting.

The best thing about my job is getting to meet such a wide scope of people from different backgrounds and with different life experiences. I find it as equally rewarding helping someone to secure their dream job, as I do knowing that a business is going to go from strength to strength because of the candidate I have recruited, or the recruitment plan we have implemented.”

What careers advice would you give to your 16-year-old self?

“You don’t need to know what you want to do in the future right now, but please apply yourself to the opportunities being given to you right now. Use your Career Leader and EA to their full potential; if you have questions about specific industries of career paths then ask them and make them aware of what interests you, so that they can tailor the careers curriculum accordingly and make learning as fun and as exciting as it should be..”

What do you like/love best about living and working in Cumbria?


Contact Details

Name:Emma Lindsay
Job Title:Recruitment Manager
Organisation:NXT Recruitment Ltd.
Contact Email:CumbriaCareersHub@thecumbrialep.co.uk
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