Oriel Partners - The PA Podcast

The PA Podcast, established by Oriel Partners, will be interviewing a selection of leading Assistants who work across a variety of industry sectors.

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Friday Jun 14, 2019

This is our final episode of the PA Podcast and this week Olivia Coughtrie and Auria Heanley, our Co-Founders answer a selection of questions they regularly get asked. In this episode, we cover tips for interview, what to wear, how to negotiate a pay rise, the career path of a PA, the biggest frustrations as recruiters, how to layout a CV, why we set up the business and so much more! We get asked these questions daily, so we wanted to provide as much useful information as knowledge is power! 

Friday Jun 07, 2019

Emma graduated with a 1st class degree.  She started her career working in the marketing team of a global food brand before moving in to the PA role. Emma's current position is at a leading Executive Search firm where she is an EA in a one on one support role. Emma talks about her experience to date and what is it like working in Executive Search and how the role differs from a more traditional support position.

Friday May 31, 2019

Jonny started his career working in hospitality before moving away from this and working as Private PA and House Manger. Jonny’s most recent role has been a travelling PA for a very high profile family in the music industry.

Thursday May 23, 2019

Josh Hunter has had a fascinating career to date, working with a lot of celebrities and high profile individuals in the film and entertainment space. Josh started his career working in hospitality before working for a high profile actress supporting in a business and private capacity. He talks about the demands of the role, what it takes to provide that first class service and what he thinks of fame!

Thursday May 16, 2019

Nicky speaks very honestly about how she fell into the PA role, after studying what she describes as the ‘party degree’ in events! Nicky has worked for Channel 4, at Spring Restaurant for a Michelin starred chef and also in the tech sector. We hope you enjoy it!

Thursday May 09, 2019

This week we talk to Claire Hunter, PA to the CEO at Papier Ltd, the colourful stationary company who have collaborated with the likes of Disney, Liberty and the Prince’s Trust. Having joined during a period of high growth, Claire talks about her PA role and how she helps to create a positive office culture. Claire is Australian and also discusses her move to London and the interview processes she has faced along the way. 

Wednesday May 01, 2019

For our first episode of the PA podcast, we talk to Sophie Meeke who has 9 years of experience, supporting at senior level. We discuss how Sophie has found the transition from being office based, to providing virtual support, her top tips to being a 1st class PA and the challenges she has overcome along the way.

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