Gemma Johnston


Candidate Consultant

Interviewed by
Talia Michaels, Graphic Designer

Talia Michaels

My role at Just R is Graduate Candidate Consultant. This role entails looking through enquiry forms in the RPM system (Recruitment Pipeline Management) to find candidates that fit the criteria of specific Trusts, talking to candidates through scheduled calls to gather extra details for their enquiry forms, sending out application forms and running weekly reports for client updates.

I have always seen myself as having a fulfilling career in the future, but I never really knew what it was I wanted to pursue. Before Just R I was a freelance production assistant working at a small candle business, but still looking for something that would challenge me and help me grow in my personal and professional life. I found out about Just R through my old lecturer at the University of Cumbria, where I studied BA (Hons) Film and Television, who sent me an email with information about possible work experience. I decided to look up the company to see who they were and what they did, and from reading through the information I thought it would be the perfect place for my next steps in starting a career.

From my time at Just R, I have found it to be a place with such a supportive atmosphere, and being surrounded by career and growth driven individuals is very motivational.

Film 05

What is your favourite film?


Local Place 03

Favourite local place to visit?

Friars Crag, Keswick. Especially when it rains because it creates a breathtaking atmospheric landscape.

Artist 08

Who is your favourite artist?

Edward Hersey

Sunday Morning 16

Describe your perfect Sunday morning

Get up early, make a coffee, sit with the cat reading or illustrating

Dont Do Anything 17

What do you do when you don’t have to do anything?

Illustrating, because it calms me and puts me in a state of flow