Learning the ropes of recruitment

Last week recruitment guru and former Dragon’s Den star James Caan announced that he will be launching a recruitment training app next year - ‘The James Caan Recruitment Guide’. James believes productivity in the recruitment industry has stifled over the past 30 years and cites a lack of best-in-class training material as the root of the problem. His rationale for creating the app is to offer the industry a training method which is fit for a modern day recruiter. But what does the professional development of a modern day recruiter look like?

Natalie Desty , Head of Maritime Recruitment, Matchtech, views her experience of recruitment training extremely positively: “The extensive ongoing training I have received has enabled me to develop my career to Department Manager, having started 11 years ago as a member of the resource team.”

Matchtech Group invests in the training and development of staff across all areas of the business. When new recruitment consultants join Matchtech Group, we enrol them onto the Certificate in Recruitment Practice course, a nationally recognised recruitment qualification developed jointly by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and key employers. Following successful qualification, our consultants become members of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (MIRP).
Membership to a professional body is a great facilitator for professional development. We pay IRP membership fees for our consultants to support their continuous improvement. We will also fund the Diploma in Recruitment Practice course, should our consultants wish to progress their studies further.

Aside from the professional study opportunities we provide our staff, our in-house team of Training and Development Specialists run a Sales Academy which offers consultants 360 degree training on the sales recruitment process. Training is available for all of our consultants, whether they’ve just embarked on their career in recruitment or whether they’ve been in the industry for decades.

Lee Thompson , Recruitment Sales Trainer, Matchtech Group, highlights the strengths of our training facility: “Matchtech Group’s focus on training is one of our highest priorities. The interactive training programme empowers our consultants to be complete 360° recruiters with a highly consultative approach. This allows us to truly understand our candidates and clients recruitment needs.”

Matchtech Group strives to exceed industry standards and aims to provide our clients and candidates with a high-quality experience through a value-added service. Our investment in the development of our staff is one of the reasons we have earned our status as the UK’s number one engineering recruitment specialist and are ranked in the top 3 UK IT/Telecoms recruiter specialists.

Claire Cross , Head of Talent Acquisition and Reward, Matchtech Group, describes her own experience of the development support available to Matchtech Group employees: “Heading up part of a Group Support Function, I have been supported through post graduate studies in HR and am in the process of completing my Masters top up. One of the reasons I enjoy speaking to potential employees about working for the Group is because I have benefitted first hand from the excellent development available to our employees. It’s great to see inexperienced employees enter the business and be given the tools to really succeed in this challenging industry.”

If you’re looking to venture into or continue your recruitment career with a company who strives for continuous improvement and invests in the professional development of our staff, view our careers website to see what opportunities await.

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