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UKS FIRST HEADHUNTER TRAINING ACADEMY OPENS ITS DOORS

UKS FIRST HEADHUNTER TRAINING ACADEMY OPENS ITS DOORS

The hunt is on for Britains next generation of headhunters with the opening of the UKs first and only exclusive headhunter training academy on 2nd August 2010.
Established through collaboration between two of the countrys leading executive search and selection consultancies and backed by an internationally renowned recruitment trainer, the Headhunter Training Academy is widely anticipated to set a new benchmark for excellence within the recruitment industry and widen the gap between executive consultancies and traditional high street recruiters.

Located in Altrincham and within close proximity to Manchester, Liverpool and the Midlands, the Headhunter Training Academy is the product of a partnership between two of the recruitment industrys leading players, Executive Headhunters Ltd and the Elliot Marsh Ltd, and backed by Mike Walmsley founder of Elite Leaders and one of the UKs foremost expert trainers for the recruitment industry. And they are on the look-out for people who have the talent, ambition, and drive to become the best in class and leading headhunters.

The Headhunter Training Academy (HTA) is seeking the most promising high achievers across all industry sectors to become part of their team and undergo an intensive 12-week, high level training programme that will equip participants with the skills they need to maximise every sales opportunity, achieve their objectives, gain a competitive advantage over their peers, and realise their career ambitions. But a background in recruitment is not a pre-requisite for being accepted on the course and being successfully placed with either Executive Headhunters or Elliot Marsh Ltd.
Experience within the recruitment industry is not essential. What is more important are the applicants intrinsic drive to succeed and their determination to be the best in their profession, said Phil Sharp, managing director of HTA. We are looking for people with the intelligence and resourcefulness to hold their own and excel in what is one of the fastest growing and competitive industries over the last 15 years.

We are particularly interested in high achievers either academically or in their chosen careers to date who can demonstrate the potential to progress successfully through the ranks, such as graduates, professionals who are looking to change their career for one that offers significant rewards in addition to those with previous sales experience and a comprehensive knowledge of their particular industry. More experienced people with management experience are also encouraged to apply as we are also looking for people to fast-track to management positions, added Mr Sharp.

The decision to establish the countrys first, dedicated training academy for headhunters was born out of the success enjoyed by the Elliot Marsh Ltd and Executive Headhunters Ltd, whose in-house training programme has been accredited with producing some of the industrys most respected headhunting executives.
Our experience has shown that the highest achievers within both our organisations are graduates of our respective in-house training programmes, says Rhys Jones, joint managing director of HTA. During a recent recruitment drive it became apparent that the calibre of candidates from our major competitors who possessed the right mentality, training and appreciation of quality of service were few and far between.

Around 24 billion was spent on the procurement of recruitment consultancies by UK employers in 2009 alone, with this number expected to increase as we gradually emerge from the global recession, according to industry analysts. With this figure in mind, HTA are interested in hearing from people who want a piece of this action.

Anna Davidson, Learning & Development Manager for HTA, commented: With employers increasingly in the fortunate position of being able to cherry-pick the candidates they want, our industry has been forced to raise the bar in the provision of the service we provide. The Headhunter Training Academy has been established to meet the needs of employers utilising the services of a specialist executive search and selection consultancy with highly trained, highly skilled professional recruiters.Following an initial telephone interview to assess their suitability successful candidates will attend a one-day assessment centre run by the Academys dedicated Learning and Development team and some of the biggest names in international recruitment training. But the learning doesnt stop there. The Academy will consolidate the candidates strengths by placing them under the tutelage of an experienced top-level headhunter for 12 weeks, who will ensure their headhunting career gets off to the best possible start, combined with weekly training sessions from the Directors of the business and unrivalled access to some of the biggest names in the recruitment industry.

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