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Recruiter opens new training division to develop talent from scratch

Recruiter opens new training division to develop talent from scratch

A recruitment company that specialises in the construction, civil engineering and infrastructure sectors is investing in a new training division to develop talent from scratch, as it looks to take on additional staff across all areas of its business.

 Despite the difficult economic climate Project Resource is bucking the trend and has been undergoing major and rapid expansion since 2008.  Today, the company has bases in London, Reading, Birmingham and Manchester and is planning to expand overseas in the next six months.  Initially, it will open an office in Australia and then build a presence in Asia and South America.

Project Resource has grown its headcount by 200% during the past four years and currently has vacancies at each of its offices.  It is keen to attract the highest calibre of employees and the new

in-house training facility located within its Birmingham office, fitted out with the latest audio visual equipment and a library, is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to staff development.

“Shadowing and on the job training are the norm in our industry and few independent recruitment businesses of our size have a dedicated trainer, let alone a facility specifically developed for the purpose,” says managing director Derek Scott. 

“Training is vital if our team is to perform to the very high standards our clients have come to expect and we are proud to be able to train new recruits to the highest standards and offer them exciting career prospects while also ensuring that each member of our team receives appropriate guidance and encouragement to support their individual development.”

Training and development co-ordinator Corinne Szklarek has created a tailored induction programme to be delivered several days a week over a period of six weeks.  Although she came from a training and customer service background, Corinne began in sales when she joined Project Resource in 2004 and, having relocated to help set up the Birmingham office, then spent six years growing the contracts team before taking on responsibility for training in 2010. 

Thanks to the investment Project Resource can ensure that new members of staff receive the very best introduction to the business and that on completion of their induction they have a full understanding of their roles and goals.  The company is also better equipped to meet ongoing staff training requirements.


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