Recruiting apprentices and graduates just got a whole lot easier for local business thanks to new initiatives developed by a jobs board specialising in local employment opportunities.
LoveLocalJobs.com has launched two new services, namely an apprenticeship matching scheme and a graduate recruitment service. The apprenticeship scheme aims to help young people into rewarding careers has launched in the south east. Believed to be the first of its kind, the project aims to create work placement opportunities for apprentices within local companies.
Gary Peters, LoveLocalJobs.com’s Founder, has long been an advocate of apprenticeships. He commented: “The rising cost of university means that more and more young people are looking at alternative career paths and apprenticeships can open doors to professions in almost anything from accounting to digital marketing.
“Any organisation can offer an apprentice scheme and there is government funding available to help with the costs. However, there simply isn’t enough awareness among businesses as to how apprenticeships work, so the result is that the supply of work placements doesn’t meet the demand.
“We provide the missing link between the colleges and employers. We engage with local businesses to identify opportunities and help them to access government funding to set up an apprenticeship scheme. We will then place an appropriate apprentice who has the requisite skills, motivation and interest to learn the business,” said Gary.
LoveLocalJobs.com’s second new service is headed up by Nicky Binning, an award winning recruiter who was formerly head of recruitment at KPMG before she joined LoveLocalJobs.com last year. She is now sharing her wealth of skills, knowledge and experience to help local employers find the best available staff with a specific focus on graduates. She said: “Finding the right graduate to join your team can be a job in itself and many employers simply don’t have the resources to make recruitment a priority. But having the right people is key to successful business so LoveLocalJobs.com has launched a recruitment service to help time-strapped bosses through the recruitment jungle.
“Employing the wrong person can cost a company dearly, so it’s important to get it right,” said Nicky.
LoveLocalJobs.com is an award-winning recruitment platform that links the best talent with the latest local employment opportunities. We have the knowledge and experience to guide candidates and employers through the recruitment process and provide innovative ways to stay ahead of the competition.
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