Recruiting the successful candidate
We are happy to assist organisations in the recruitment of suitable candidates. We use a number of referral routes to ensure that the right candidate for the role is identified. Key to this is designing a clear job description detailing the roles and responsibilities of the successful candidate.
Existing employees – Apprenticeships are available to existing employees within the organisation.
Existing College students – We have a number of candidates who have recently sat exams with us who have expressed an interest to work in this field. We propose to email a copy of the job descriptions to them and to request applications and expressions of interest. A number of these candidates would have obtained the underpinning knowledge required during their studies at College.
New entrant – we have a number of applicants who have expressed a desire to work in this sector although are currently without a placement. We would propose to circulate the job descriptions to them and request expressions of interest.
National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) – NAS is a referral route accessible to all candidates across the country looking to become apprentices. We would closely with NAS to ensure that appropriate candidates were identified and made aware of the opportunities available.
Job Centre Plus – We have strong relationships with the Job Centre Plus and would look to inform them of the potential opportunities to ensure that appropriate candidates were identified.
We would look to collate all of the applications and assess these against pre-agreed criteria. We would propose to host a joint recruitment event where the potential candidates would meet key members of employers, to enable the potential candidates to better understand the organisation and the personal attributes being sought for the various job roles. The College would look to explain at this point the role of the apprenticeship, or other training programme, and how the training will compliment work commitments and skills development.