I spent the first eight years of my working life in a line technology role with a third-party supply chain and logistics service provider, joining in 1990 on completing an IT degree. When I left, I wa...

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It's the people that make Berkeley different to other consultancies. Bright, friendly, down-to-earth people who are both thinkers and doers. Working by your side, as consultants and colleagues, to get the right results.


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We’re about being there for our clients when it really matters. When it absolutely has to be right. Doing the right thing is both our ethos and sweet spot. And it’s why clients turn to us again and again.

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Whatever your long term career goals, we’re here to support you. Through an open dialogue, we help our people to build the capabilities, experiences and networks they need to boost their careers.

Katharine Brecknell

Katharine Brecknell Katharine Brecknell

Recruitment Specialist

After graduating from the University of Liverpool with a degree in History, I wasn’t quite sure which direction to head career wise so I decided to move to Japan where I spent 3 years teaching English. This really was the experience of a life time, and whilst I realised teaching wasn’t the career for me, it did leave me with a real love of Japanese food, culture and Karaoke!
I began my recruiting career at KPMG before moving to Deutsche Bank to support professional recruiting in the Group Management Consulting and audit divisions. After a year, I moved to Citadel, an American hedge fund, where I was recruiting across various front and back office functions including Commodities, Global equities and their intern programme.
I joined Berkeley in September 2018 and have enjoyed bringing my varied experience to a new environment where recruitment is really valued. Berkeley’s fantastic ethos and culture as well as it’s drive to recruit the most talented individuals really appealed to me and I am excited to be an integral part of the people strategy for the business going forward.
Outside of work I enjoy stand-up comedy, theatre and hiking. I have also travelled extensively in Asia, South and Central America but there are always more places to visit- next on the hit list are Sri Lanka and South Africa!

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