New Year = New Opportunity!

At the start of 2017, there were 27 people who really wanted to change their lives and get into permanent work – but being unemployed – they had no idea how.

 

At the same time there were a number of employers including some from the world of hospitality, business moves, recruitment, data management and business services looking to add new talent to their businesses but not knowing how to confidently recruit people with knowledge of their current and future potential as well as their commitment and reliability.

 

Growing Talent is the bridge between the two.  A supported journey for both sides to evaluate the other delivering sustainable recruitment and no surprises!

 

All 27 people mentioned above at the start of 2017, completed Growing Talent and went into work.  Their employers were confident they had the right match for their roles, teams and business.

 

To date, Growing Talent has seen 121 people from diverse backgrounds go into permanent jobs changing their lives and their employer’s perception on the talent that is missed in the ranks of our unemployed population.

 

It’s so difficult ‘selling’ your skills and potential on a faceless cv.  It’s even harder if confidence has dropped due to unemployment.  Some of the success stories of Growing Talent below………

 

Richard – mid-30s and never worked.  Dropped school at 15.  Secured a role with Harrow Green – still working there almost 2 years later.

 

Dan – a graduate who didn’t know what career he wanted.  Joined a front of house team on a corporate site as a Welcome Host.  18 months later – on their fastback programme progressing to team leader.

 

Chris – a little over 3 years ago, had a series of temp jobs in retail and some volunteering.  Was unwell with depression.  When asked why he should be given a chance on Growing Talent, he replied ‘I honestly don’t know’.  He joined a business solutions organisation on a corporate site.  After two years he moved to a hotel reception role and is now Supervisor there  managing a team!  He’s also started a degree course in his spare time.

 

If you are looking to get into work in 2018 and don’t know how – check http://www.growing-talent.co.uk.

 

As an employer, if you don’t recruit through Growing Talent, do you want to continue missing out on great talent like Chris, Dan and Richard?  It costs nothing other than time, open mind and commitment.

 

What are you going to change in 2018?

Real Apprentice meets Growing Talent

Left – right in the feature photo above are Leo, Bodrul, Steve (team manager) Asher & Ash……

 

During a site visit to see how Asher was progressing on Growing Talent 14, I discovered what a very small world this in!

 

As part of the Rapid Response team based in this prestigious Global Financial Services Firm located in Central London serving over 2,000 staff, Asher has to hone his customer relationship skills to ensure his job is done efficiently and smoothly.  Leavers, joiners and ‘hot deskers’ mean locations constantly change so ensuring goods ordered are delivered to clients efficiently bring daily challenges!

 

As Growing Talent has been running a number of years now, most new Associates have the guidance of a member of the team who came through Growing Talent themselves and know exactly how they feel.  Not only does Asher have Zac from the last programme but also has the support of Leo and Bodrul who joined the team many years ago on the Real Apprentice – forerunner to Growing Talent.  It was great to see the guys still working, saving and making plans after all this time.

 

What a small world……….

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