Senior Consultant Jess Milton shares her experience in Business Change and IT Transformation, and what makes it such an exciting industry to be part of…

Tell us about your role at ON:iT

I’m a Senior Consultant specialising in Business Change and IT Transformation. Having worked my way up the ranks in recruitment, I’m experienced in leading teams and working autonomously to build and maintain relationships.

My role involves supporting clients and candidates on both contract and permanent roles. I spend my time getting to know the individuals and employers we support, helping them get the right outcome for their needs, and making new contacts who might need our help in the future. No two days are ever the same!

What makes your specialist area unique?

Business Change and IT Transformation is unique because it’s very much focused on the human side of technology – how people can embrace the latest trends and incorporate them into a business for the better. I’m fascinated by IT and I love working with people; this niche brings the two together in a way that’s incredibly rewarding.

What makes ON:iT different?

The company motto ‘we empower our people to empower your people’ speaks for itself. Relationships are at the core of ON:iT Recruitment, both in terms of how we interact as a team and with clients. It’s incredibly motivating to work alongside people I know and trust, and be certain that I have a clear career path ahead of me and the autonomy to do things my way.

When you’re not at work, what do you get up to?

I have six guinea pigs at home who are literally my children! I’ve had them for a few years, but the tribe has gradually grown.

My actual family live in Shrewsbury, so I try to go back quite a lot to see them. I’m also a huge ice hockey fan, so you’ll regularly find me at the sidelines cheering on Manchester Storm.

Where do you see the IT sector heading in the coming years?

Anything that happens in the IT sector has an impact on companies. This is what makes Business Change and IT Transformation so exciting.

Artificial Intelligence is particularly interesting… in the next 5-10 years it’s going to make the world a very different place. While I don’t think it will remove the human element from things like recruitment, I once spoke to a candidate who told me he had been interviewed by a piece of software!