We are proud to announce that Akshay Lallbahadoor, Elizabeth Stein and Maria Zorena have now completed their training with our first Graduate Scheme and joined their full time roles as Specialist Recruitment Consultants.
Building on the success of our existing Training Academy, we launched our first Graduate Scheme in June 2017. The intensive training programme, which is both written and delivered by our internal team, is designed to take ambitious individuals who have recently completed their degree and fast track their career in recruitment.
Akshay Lallbahadoor, adds: the training is well structured, providing real life experience for the role. This has given me confidence and the skills needed to do the role. I understand now that recruitment is not just sales, but a focus on building relationships and making connections.
We pride ourselves in investing in future talent for the industry. The Training Academy, including the newly added Graduate Scheme has now successfully assisted 10 individuals to start a career in recruitment, since its launch in January this year.
Andy Harvey, Sales Director: our latest three academy graduates show real promise and I look forward to seeing them helping our clients and candidates now they are on their desks full-time. England Associates has a very successful track record of developing young talent and we are proud to see our core values of professionalism and integrity flowing through our most recent Academy students.
Akshay Lallbahadoor is a trilingual Italian born graduate of Business Management from the University of Portsmouth. Akshay will now be joining our successful House Building temp team, working with businesses across the UK looking for contract support on their projects.
Elizabeth Stein a Southampton Solent University graduate of Music Promotion has a background in retail, but she was unsure what she wanted to do next. Elizabeth believes: the training process has worked really well, and I now understand how recruitment actually works from start to finish. I originally wanted to a career in Music, but now I am really interested in making a success of my role and making some money. Elizabeth will be joining our Permanent Construction team.
Maria Zorena has just completed her Masters in LLM Law from University of Portsmouth, starting with us while still completing her final dissertation. Maria adds: I believe I have really joined the right business, because England Associates sees me as an individual. Recruitment can have a bad reputation, but the training has reassured me that if you do it right it’s a really good service to both employers and those looking for work.