England Associates Apprentice’s Take Over – Pt.1

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).