From left to right: India James, Abi Robertson and Alfie Colmer The hard work and dedication of our 2018 Apprentice intake has been formally recognised by the IRP (Institute of Recruitment Professionals) with their nominations for Apprentice of the Year 2018. The winner will be announced at the end of November 2018 in London where the REC (Recruitment Employment Confederation) are hosting the 10th Annual IRP awards. David Sleeman - Head of Training & Development at England Associates says: This Apprenticeship program, introduced this year, is important to us as a business and more widely the industry as a whole. Providing a qualification and training program which equips our employees with the knowledge and understanding of the industry they have joined. The whole team at EA wish the best of luck to our brilliant apprentices Abi Robertson, Alfie Colmer and India James for the award of 'Apprentice of the Year 2018' and their future careers in recruitment. If you would to be part of our next Apprentice program or the Training Academy please get in touch with Tazmin Mansbridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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.