High Performance Consultancy demonstrates importance of staff development with new hires
The Liverpool-based firm provides outsourced HR support for businesses and advises them on investment, growth and employee training.
As a business itself however, HPC applies the same advice it offers to others. So to support its growth the firm has taken on two members of staff, apprentice Alex Neary and Lauren Campbell, a HR management student.
Neary, from West Derby, is 19 and has a level three diploma in legal secretarial work from City of Liverpool College.
HPC Digital Marketing apprentice Dan Miner said joining the company’s apprenticeship scheme offered young professionals like Alex a practical alternative to university.
“When I was looking into post-Sixth Form options, the idea of an apprenticeship seemed ideal,” he said. “My time at High Performance has given me experience in the fields of Marketing and Social Media marketing as well as Human Resources, employment law and much more.
“I have gained knowledge and real workplace experience that has helped me to grow and develop. HPC’s commitment to developing staff is apparent in that we continue to attract new apprentices like Alex to the company.”
Campbell, 21, from Armagh in Northern Ireland, is on a one-year placement from Liverpool John Moores University.
She will be the latest work placement from LJMU, following in the footsteps of fellow HR student Lissie Chandler, who has spent the last 12 months with the firm.
“My placement year at High Performance Consultancy has been a fantastic way for me to gain practical experience within the field of HR,” said Lissie. “With the support of my mentor and colleagues I have developed valuable skills and have been exposed to a vast range of HR practices. My hope for Lauren is that she gains as much from her placement year as I have done.”