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Wakefield apprentice recruits national accolade

Business Impact UK Ltd was formed to work nationally with companies of all sizes to identify their training needs and help them to recruit and train young apprentices. Now, the firm has considered hundreds of nominations from satisfied customers to find the cream of the crop in their 2014 Apprentice of The Year Awards.

Martin Wray, managing director was delighted with the feedback given by businesses up and down the country.

"When we are asked to provide an apprentice, we look after every stage in the recruitment process including writing job descriptions, advertising, screening suitable applicants and interviewing. We take a lot of care and time to make sure we get the best candidate every time and judging by the number of nominations for this competition, we must be doing something right.

"The apprentices are all winners and demonstrate to employers that there are many good youngsters out there who are ready to learn and excel. It's our job to find them first and train them to the right standards for the employer."

One delighted firm are Wakefield recruitment company Spectrum where Trainee Placement Consultant, Beth McArthur earned runner up accolades in the national 19-23 year old age group.

McArthur from Gomersal aged 19 works in the company's offices where her main duties are placing adverts, sourcing candidates through different organisations, arranging interviews and interviewing. Her company mentor, Adele Bottomley-Wright who is also a Director put forward Beth's name into the competition.

"I am very proud of Beth's achievement in doing so well in the "Apprentice of the Year. Beth has been an integral part of our business and she has been consistently out performing the objectives set on her performance review.  She has not had a day off sick in 11 months and she has been a pillar of support with new Apprentices - even taking it upon herself to introduce them to their folders so they are familiar with it before they are asked"

McArthur was delighted with the accolade. ""I am proud and honoured to have received this recognition. I come to work, try my best and I'm enjoying every minute of it."
McArthur's prize was a Kindle supplied by category sponsor Apprentice Central and a certificate. Based in Daventry recruitment company, Apprentice Central has had excellent success finding young apprentices for positions in the South of the country. Kate Schuthelis, from the firm was delighted to sponsor the award.

"Beth is a very worthwhile runner up. Since she joined Spectrum last year she has become a real source of support for the five other Apprentices they employ. Unintentionally she has demonstrated a real dedication to her work and the other Apprentices have begun to go to her for folder work support and this has mean they look to her for feedback. This has been so beneficial to Spectrum as they have been able to create their very own network of support based wholly on Beth's work ethic and drive to do well."

In the last five years, Business Impact has enrolled more than 13,000 learners from a staggering 887 companies all over the UK. Typically apprentices are recruited for business administration, telesales, manufacturing, health and social care and customer service rolls. The company now has a national footprint and has recently enrolled apprentices for companies such as UK Homemaker, Chandlers BMW, PG Legal and WM Morrison PLC supermarket chain

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