Tuesday, May 5, 2015

News: Elevation raises employability factor

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Elevation Recruitment Group gave GCSE students in Rotherham the opportunity to increase their "employability factor" with a workshop of top tips for interview and recruiter insight.

Formerly part of the Horbury Group, Elevation has grown to become the largest independent recruitment partner in Yorkshire. Based at offices in Moorgate, Rotherham, the company was acquired by newly formed parent company Elevation Recruitment Group following a six-figure management buyout in 2014.

Senior consultant at Elevation Recruitment Group, Mark Reed (pictured), visited the Wickersley School and Sports College recently to host a workshop on how to impress when applying for jobs to the year 10 students.

The popular event was attended by more than 300 students who were all interested to understand a little more about what an employer is looking for in a candidate during the application and interview process.

Joanne Ward,careers & literacy intervention manager at Wickersley School and Sports College said: "The students shared really good feedback on the day and it was useful to have someone in the industry explain in simple terms what employment is all about and how to make the most of your skills."

During his visit Mark discussed with the students what employees are looking for in terms of desirable skills, the knack to CV writing and how best apply their skills when in an interview.

Mark said: "It was great to talk to have the opportunity to support students who could soon be facing the often daunting task of getting a job; offering some practical insight into what an employer might be looking for and how to impress.

"As a recruitment consultant at Elevation I see dozens of CVs every single day, and some really do stand out from the crowd. How a person presents themselves and the information they include on their resume can really make a difference to their job prospects; something we work with each and every candidate to achieve."

The initiative forms part of Elevation Recruitment Group's continued commitment to supporting young people with their career ambitions across the region. Earlier this year the company sponsored the ImechE awards in which young engineers are given the opportunity to speak about a subject in engineering they are passionate about. It encourages young engineers to hone their communication skills as well as celebrating their role in the sector.

Joanne Ward from Wickersley School added: "It is crucial for our students to understand the reality of employment as it acts as a motivator and helps them decide what their next steps for a career might be, visits like these are highly encouraged as it often helps to provide students with an idea of the bigger picture."

Elevation Recruitment Group website

Images: Elevation Recruitment

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