It's not enough to just fill positions anymore, this leads to stagnation and missed opportunities. next level recruitment is focused and committed to working with employers to not only attract the very best talent, but to take a leap in unconventional thinking and challenge the standard approach to recruitment.
Through curiosity, honesty and collaboration and by listening with an open mind, next level recruitment is about getting to the core of your business, requirements and career aspirations. But we’re going further. Our mission is to take not only recruitment, but the industry we love to recruit in, to the next level. By challenging the status quo, representing the known and unknown, and embracing uniqueness.
It’s time to champion the underdog. Think outside the box a little more. Push boundaries. Whether through the way we encourage our clients and candidates to think, or by helping to promote and champion the incredible talent across marketing, creative, PR and digital that meet on a daily basis.
Laura has over 14 years’ recruitment experience and has built long standing relationships with both agencies and in-house companies across the Midlands. Her knowledge of the creative and marketing industry and network is vast, and she has helped many candidates over the years, from junior through to senior exec level. Laura launched next level alongside Claire Summerfield with one fundamental purpose; to take the industry they love to recruit in, to the next level. Through curiosity, honesty and collaboration with both their clients and candidates across recruitment, networking and partnership opportunities, graduate schemes and initiatives and much more.
What motivates and drives Laura, are her 2 young daughters and Husband. She loves nothing more than spending quality time with them at weekends. Even if it means going on a bear hunt or to find the Gruffalo in the woods!Drop me an email Find me on Linkedin
Having graduated from Newcastle University with a 1st degree in Marketing and Management, Sarah is our PR and Social Recruitment Specialist. Partnering with some of the best PR and social agencies in the Regions, really excites Sarah and she loves nothing more than building trusting relationships with her candidates. Helping candidates from PR or social executive level right up to Senior PR Director find their next dream role, the LinkedIn and Google reviews speak for themselves!
Outside of work Sarah paints commissions for private clients. She always has her camera at the ready and loves to spend quality time in the great outdoors or travelling, with her friends and family. You might find her cliff jumping in Wales, surfing in the North Sea or climbing a mountain in Bali.Drop me an email Find me on Linkedin
Claire has over 18 years' recruitment experience, working as a trusted advisor and partner to agencies and brands across the Midlands. Partnering with start-ups through to global brands, independent agencies through to global networked consultancies, her knowledge of the marketing, digital and communications sector is extensive... and she has placed hundreds of candidates over the years from Assistant through to Board level!
Claire launched next level alongside Laura Mercer, with the ambition of creating an agency that would not only be a trusted partner but one that supports, promotes and develops the industry she loves. An agency that takes the sector to the next level.
Outside of work, Claire has 2 young children and 2 crazy dogs, who keep her busy at the weekends with rugby matches, bike rides and long country walks!Drop me an email Find me on Linkedin
It’s our fuel. And we’re hooked on it. An ever-inquisitive approach has us digging deeper for talent and opportunities.
No waffle (except the sweet ‘n doughy kind). We like friendly, open conversations with everyones cards on the table.
The best results come from brilliant minds, combined. That’s why we work with you, not for you.