An open path to advancing

We started this community to advance a culture of learning & development that was accessible, personal, and limitless.

A meeting ground for recruiters who pursue their full-potential professionally, mentally, and sustainably through diverse learning.

An advantage for agencies to supplement their own L&D with the leveraged expertise of the elite performers of the entire recruitment industry.

This means overhauling the limits of…



In-house expertise

Outsourced trainers


Replacing it with accessible, dynamic and elite learning & development.

Steering Committee

Hishem Azzouz


An underperforming recruiter that turned his fortunes 180 degrees in six months using the power of personal branding and the launch of the Recruitment Rollercoaster podcast. Over 100 episodes, and 20,000 monthly listeners later he founded Azzouz Branding to help recruiters leverage personal branding & social selling. He helped 200+ agencies and consultants build their brands. Recruitment Mentors is the brainchild of Hishem Azzouz.

Matt Scott

Marketing & Customer Success Executive

After a successful 18 months in recruitment, Matt has begun the next step in his career, joining Recruitment Mentors as a Marketing & Customer Success Executive. Education and Professional Development has been a massive part of Matt’s life, from college through to the completion of his Master’s degree. Education has played a crucial role in Matt’s development, and he hopes to combine a passion for learning and recruitment in his new role.

Neil Clough

Board Advisor

Two decades of experience working in sales environments at all levels. NED, motivational speaker, Apprentice finalist, and Managing Director of This is Prime. An agency helping businesses grow through sales training, coaching, and recruitment. Winner of the External Sales Training Provider of the year.

Nicole Plinston

Board Advisor

Nicole leveraged her early success as a recruiter to help develop it in others. Former director of Talent Rising and Source LF, she has taken her twenty years in sales training to become the Co-founder of This is Prime, which secured its place as the External Sales Training Provider of the year at the BESMAs.

Calum Morrison

Marketing Director & Board Advisor

A marketing strategist, advisor, and content creator that’s helped take startups to scaleups in the SaaS, fintech, and recruitment provider space for the last ten years. Early involvement and successes include Sonovate, Crunch, cube19, Ebsta, Hoxo Media, and Azzouz Branding. Architect of the Sales Leadership All Access series and community builder.

Robert Hanna

Board Advisor

Rob entered recruitment with SThree during the 2007 recession. After securing successive promotions and directorship at a boutique agency, he founded KC Partners in 2016. A challenger brand in the legal recruitment sector. He is now globally recognised for the Legally Speaking Podcast, an active mentor & investor, a diversity & inclusion champion, and mental health advocate.

Our Community Values

🚀 Always be learning.

🚀 We are humble and honest.

🚀 We celebrate collaboration over competition.

🚀 We leave our ego at the door.

🚀 We are action takers.

🚀 We give more than we take.

🚀 We are passionate about our industry.

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Our Vision

To build the place that enables recruitment consultants to maximise their potential professionally, mentally and sustainably through diverse community learning.