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Double Distinctions for top recruitment students

Double Distinctions for top recruitment students

Two recruiters from Kent have taken top honours in the Recruitment and Employment Confederations Certificate in Recruitment Practice (Cert.RP) examination.

Holly Chittenden and Anna Wiget had identical highest scores in the examination which earned them both a Distinction in the qualification run by the REC, the professional body for the UKs 22.5 billion private recruitment industry.

They will now be presented with their Certificates at the RECs Institute of Recruitment Professionals glittering awards ceremony in London on Thursday November 26.

Holly is a recruitment consultant/co-ordinator for Maidstone recruitment agency, Interpersonnel UK Ltd where she has worked for the past three years.

Having completed her A-levels, Holly took an administration course at her local college after which she completed long-term temporary assignments for companies in the construction, engineering and financial sectors, followed by a year working in hospitality.

She registered as a temp with Interpersonnel who offered her a job and she says she has not looked back since then and now, Holly specialises in several roles including as temps controller and undertaking the office administration such as the payroll.

Her ambition is to reach a management position at Interpersonnel within the next five years.

Holly said of her achievement: I honestly thought I may not have passed or had just scraped through at the very best. It took me two hours to pluck up the courage to open my results and realising I had got a Distinction, I was ecstatic.

Anna describes the award of top student as the icing on the cake. A university graduate, she worked for an East Kent telecoms company for three years before deciding she wanted a career change.

Two years ago, she registered with recruitment consultants, Morgan Jones, who have branches in Broadstairs and Canterbury. During the initial interview, it was soon realised her skills were perfect for a career in recruitment. Two interviews with the managing director and Anna was offered a chance to work for Morgan Jones.

Anna now works as a consultant placing candidates in permanent positions in sectors such as IT, engineering and accountancy.

Her ambition is to become a Morgan Jones branch manager as well as continuing her professional development within recruitment.

Of the Certificate in Recruitment Practice course, Anna commented: I was quite nervous about commencing this course as it had been a while since I had taken part in any course work or qualifications.

She added: Studying for the course whilst working in the industry was extremely helpful as each day, I found ways of using what I had learned and cementing my knowledge of each of the subjects contained in the modules.

Judith Armatage, the RECs Director of Professional Development said of Holly and Anna: They have both achieved an exemplary result through attaining Distinctions. Their examples really show how dedicated recruitment professionals are striving for the highest possible standards in the industry.

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