In April 2018 we launched a new apprenticeship programme for those looking to get into recruitment. Our previous entry-level recruitment schemes has been at great success with those with some office / customer service experience. However, this new programme allows us to take on those with no previous experience and deliver a NVQ Level 3 in Recruitment Consultancy via our training partner. We asked our first 3 Recruitment Apprentices; Abi Robertson, Alfie Colmer and India James to tell us about their experience so far as an Apprentice at England Associates: What is it like working at England Associates? Abi: Working for England Associates has been a very rewarding experience so far; the whole office are dedicated to their sectors and the friendly environment made it easy to fit in and get stuck right in to the world of recruitment. It has been interesting as an apprentice being able to work in the different sectors of construction and housebuilding because I have had experience with working a variety of roles as well as contacting people within different positions to get a real feel for the whole recruitment structure we have in place. How is the Apprenticeship going so far? Alfie: I feel the apprenticeship is going extremely well! The recruitment industry is engaging and full of educational information; this covering what it is like to be a part of the ‘work life’ to how to handle self-motivation. What advice would you give to someone considering starting a Recruitment Apprenticeship? India: If you are interested in taking on the NVQ Level 3 in Recruitment Consultancy, I would highly recommend to use the time given for 20% off job learning wisely as we are tested weekly on our knowledge to make sure we know the content. This is a great opportunity for anyone that is looking for a rewarding apprenticeship. Keep a look out for further ‘Journey Journals’ from our Recruitment Apprentices and our Businesses Apprentices through our website ‘News & Blog’ page and our social media pages (Facebook: @englandassociates, LinkedIn: England Associates and Instagram: @englandassociates).
On Friday 15th June, Frankie Skan and Juliette Palmer-Cowell graduated from England Associate’s Training Academy. After taking on the 8-week course for a fast track into recruitment, they have now become independent Recruitment Consultants. Frankie and Juliette showed great passion throughout the course and the outcomes were well deserved. The ceremony was held at the England Associates office in Whiteley; in front of those who have witnessed Frankie and Juliette grow into the Recruitment Consultants they are today. Once the ceremony came to an end the celebrations continued with a meal and a bottle of Prosecco at a local restaurant. The Head of Learning and Development, David Sleeman: Congratulations to our Q2 Training Academy Graduates! Both Frankie and Juliette were a pleasure to work with over the last 8-weeks. They showed great passion for recruitment throughout the course and the outcomes were well deserved. They have now joined their respective teams within our Housing & Construction divisions. I wish them every success for their future careers and I look forward to continuing to work alongside them. We are proud to have Frankie and Juliette as a part of the team and we are excited for their future with England Associates. We are now looking for our next intake of the Training Academy to follow the footsteps of Frankie and Juliette and the rest of our successful graduates. If you would like to apply to be a part of our next Training Academy you can find out more here: Apprentice Recruitment Consultant Trainee Recruitment Consultant
We are delighted to announce that we have been successfully accredited by the REC and now approved to deliver training for the Certificate in Recruitment Practice (CertRP) Level 3. This compliments and builds on the success we have had in training entry-level staff via our internal Training Academy and Apprenticeship programme, which have been recognised in both trade and local press for our investment in training and development. This accreditation follows the REC reviewing all of our in-house training materials and processes which they confirm are up to the required standard to deliver the CertRP programme. We are now able to add this to our training portfolio and invest further in our staff to work towards this accreditation. David Sleeman, Head of Learning & Development: I am immensely proud that the training at England Associates is now officially accredited to the standard I knew we have been at for the last two years. We take pride in delivering market leading training to those new to recruitment. This will now allow us to invest further in our existing staff and those with more experience to achieve their CertRP standard. The CertRP programme contains six essential units from business development, personal branding and key selling through to recruitment legislation and more. It provides an excellent foundation for new and existing staff members to fully understand the complexity of the recruitment market and be able to speak authoritatively to both clients and candidates alike. We are looking forward to ensure we maximise the opportunities this gives to us to improve the skills and capabilities of our team to introduce talented people into construction, defence, engineering, house building & property services markets nationally. You can find out more about career opportunities at England Associates here. https://www.englandassociates.co.uk/join-our-team
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.