Here at England Associates we pride ourselves in investing in training and developing our teams, which naturally lead to launching our Training Academy in January 2017. Since then we have continued to invest and develop our training which has now led us to help over 22 individuals with their first steps into recruitment, with many of our up-and-coming top billers being made up of Graduates of the Training Academy.
We now recruit, train and support those looking to start a career in recruitment in two main areas:
Have some customer facing / telephone experience?
Join our 8-12 weeks intensive training course that gives you a you a fast track introduction to a career in recruitment.
100% written and delivered by our internal team, this introduction to recruitment is great for those looking to kick start a career. Our past recruits have come from varied backgrounds such as telesales, customer service, retail and hospitality, but what they all have in common is a desire to start a career, earn money and succeed.
Have little / no previous work experience? Just finished school / college?
From April 2018 we are now able to offer a NVQ Level 3 Recruitment Consultancy. Delivered in partnership with a third party trainer this is a 12-18 month course that allows you to earn while you learn. With a real job from day 1 you are taught about the industry, legislations and all the skills required to be a Recruitment Consultant.
In June 2018 England Associates was successfully accredited by the REC and have been approved to deliver training for the Certificate in Recruitment Practice (CertRP) Level 3, which signals the confidence the REC has in our training material.
We asked some of our current Trainee / Graduates of the Training Academy about their experience training with England Associates:
Recruitment Apprentice - NVQ Level 3 in Recruitment Consultancy
England Associates has a very friendly atmosphere in every part of the office. From in the training room to the recruitment floor there is always support with whatever difficulties you may have. All my colleagues are happy to help and assist throughout the learning journey.
So far, the apprenticeship has been going great. Dave, the Head of Learning and Development, is always organized and makes sure all the training workshops fit in smoothly with our timetables. This gives us time to work with the Consultants on the Recruitment Floor and time to complete all necessary tasks for our certificate in recruitment.
Graduate of the Training Academy January 2018
Specialist Recruitment Consultant, Sales & Aftercare in House Building
The Training Academy was the step that I was looking for into a new career. I knew it would lead to progression and as I had always heard good things about recruitment, I decided that I was going to go for it.
England Associates has allowed me to meet and be a part of a team of likeminded people, which has what I have mostly enjoyed. It has helped me to gain confidence on the phone when talking to candidate and clients. It has also taught me how to develop my personality for each person that I speak to.
Even though I have now completed my training, I haven’t stopped learning. I am always learning more about recruitment, different skills and how to progress my career!
Graduate of the Training Academy June 2017.
Specialist Recruitment Consultant, Technical House Building
Before starting at England Associates I was a Delivery Driver. I had some experience with sales previously in telecoms (it isn’t the easiest thing to sell) and heard that I might suit a career in recruitment. I wanted a job that was not only interesting, but would also challenging. I wanted something that would give an opportunity to progress; having said that I didn’t know anything about recruitment at all!
In terms of all the training, it was really good. The workshops helped the most; where we would practice talking to candidates and clients. The more experienced team member would tell us anecdotes from their careers to reinforce what we were learning in the training. Their support was valuable when preparing for our final task: a client meeting.
Overall, I think the Academy is the best way for those looking for a start a career in recruitment. Every new iteration of the Academy seems to be better and better and I would recommend it to anyone.
To apply to be apart of our future Training Academy Scheme visit our Trainee Recruitment Consultant job page.