We are proud to support Admiral Lord Nelson School in Portsmouth on their ‘Get Ready for Work’ day on Thursday 15th of March. Marketing & Talent Acquisition Manager, Marie Malyon, volunteered to hold a series of mock-interviews with Year 10 students, to help develop their confidence and interview skills. Over the course of the school day Marie was able to meet ten students between the ages of 14-15 with careers aspirations from Hairdressing to being a Pilot and everything in between. We then provided feedback forms on both their CVs and interview skills. With many of the students completing their studies summer 2019 we are excited to see what their futures hold! If you are a local school, college or university who would be interested in England Associates supporting your students in CV writing, interview skills or job hunting tips please contact Marie on firstname.lastname@example.org.
This post was originally an article on LinkedIn by Stephen Morley. I first announced I wanted to climb the Three Peaks at the beginning for February this year. Taking on the solo climb of the three biggest peaks in their respective countries (Snowdon, Scafell Pike & Ben Nevis) all within 24 hours was a personal challenge. Yet my main motivation was to raise awareness of Mental Health and money for Mind – The Mental Health Charity. However, Greg James, DJ on BBC Radio went and out shone me a bit, with this Pedal to the Peaks Challenge didn’t he!?! But I am not disheartened, the opposite in fact. This shows a real change in attitude toward mental health in the UK and this helps to pave the way to tackle stigma and support the up to 10% of people who will experience depression in their lifetime in England. His widely publicised challenge to not only climb the Three Peaks, but also cycle between them, in the freak snow weather we have had recently too, will be a real inspiration in my training and in completing this challenge. I have proudly donated to Sport Relief in support of Gregathlon. If you would also like to donate you can text GREG TO 70205 to donate £5. Alternatively if you would like to support my climb, you can donate on my Just Giving page.
This week I have been helping England Associates to celebrate NAW 2018 . All week have been given full control over our social media profiles; having the ability to show what I do here as a Marketing Apprentice, the apprenticeship opportunities here at England Associates and generally sharing the word on how apprenticeships can actually help! A big part of this week has been attending some great Apprenticeship Career Fairs: HSDC I met my manager Marie at this fair this time last year. Going back to the South Downs Campus but on the other side of the stand felt a little weird. I wondered how nervous I was when I was looking compared to speaking to the current students looking and I have to say I think I was more nervous speaking to them. However, I knew what apprenticeships at England Associates could offer and was determined to express this to the students at HSDC. I was also asked if I could film a short video to explain where I am now, how I got there and how that fair has helped me to get to that position. I had an amazing experience and was very pleased with the outcome of my networking! Portsmouth College I was unfortunately unable to attend this fair myself but my manager Marie did instead. Here are her thoughts: ‘’I spent a productive few hours on Tuesday at Portsmouth College talking to students about apprenticeships as part of their career fair. We were able to meet with a good number of students planning for their options after they finish school and looking forward to catching up with them in a few months’ time.’’ Suella Ferndandes’s Apprenticeship Fair This fair was full of surprises! The amount of confident and well-presented people that came and spoke to our stand was outstanding, many of them were even still at school. I have made some great connections and gained so many skills just by attending this fair. I have proven myself that I can actually do more than I thought if I put my mind to it. The £100 Love2shop voucher competition that was up grabs went down well with the students as they took pictures of themselves in our hard-hat, hi-vis and headset then placed them on their social media platforms, with a tag of England Associates, for their chance to win. Find out who the winner was on our Instagram. My social media takeover has meant many pictures of myself, no complaints yet, and was full of information on my work life at England Associates. The week started with the announcement of NAW 2018, spammed with Career Fair photoshoots and ended with an overview of what is an average day at England Associates for me, which I hope has given a sneak behind the scenes of what Apprenticeships are like in the workplace. Please check out our Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to see my latest post on NAW 2018. Overall, this NAW was a great success for the business and myself and can’t wait to invite a number of people we have met for interview for the next few weeks. If you are interested in becoming an Apprentice at England Associates you can apply here.
Established in 2002 and operating in the construction, engineering, defence and design sectors, the England Associates name has become synonymous for a recruitment solution that offers something different to the industry norm.
We pride our high levels of customer service, sector knowledge and strong network that enables us to offer bespoke solutions that genuinely add value.
We are the number one recruiter of choice for many clients in our chosen sectors and we help support multiple blue chip, private and public organizations whilst offering unique opportunities to our growing network of candidates.
England Associates has a vision to become the recruiter of choice in our chosen sectors by proving that a recruitment firm can genuinely add value to our clients and candidates. The business is determined to be recognised above all others for our quality, service level, accuracy, professionalism, innovation, attention to detail and transparency. These principles must flow through all of our staff by nature. As a Recruitment Consultant you will be at the forefront of client and candidate delivery. Both parties should therefore experience our business principles in every aspect of your service level.