This FTSE250 recruiter originally met the GRB staff at a University Careers Fair. They could see how popular our stand was and quickly realised our strong brand presence in the student market. For this project the team recruited three graduates for their graduate scheme.
What was your business challenge/need at the time that required a new hire?
For the last 5 years we have hired Associates onto an executive sponsored programme, however as we are still relatively unknown in the graduate space, we were facing challenges on attracting the right calibre of candidates and getting to a large audience of people nationally.
Why were you looking for a graduate?
Our associate and graduate programmes have now become a stable part of our resource planning annually. Graduates have proven that they can be an effective resource in many different business areas and that their loyalty, hard work ethic and enthusiasm makes for very good business.
Why did you decide on GRB against other options?
Having met GRB at a career fair in Brighton a few years ago and the professional yet friendly approach of their consultants, we decided to provide GRB with the opportunity to provide us with candidates for our associate programme. Following their success with this programme they were given the opportunity to work with a new business area launching a new graduate programme and took market share. GRB really value ‘candidate experience’ and ‘customer service’ which is different to many other graduate recruitment specialists.
"GRB really value ‘candidate experience’ and ‘customer service’ which is different to many other graduate recruitment specialists."
How did you find the recruitment process?
GRB always kept us informed, were always available to contact, managed their candidates well and promoted us in the correct light in line with our values.
How did you find the service?
Very good, friendly, approachable, not pushy, attentive, knowledgeable.
What has been the outcome and how has the graduate made a difference?
The graduates hired via GRB are flourishing and look to have a very good future career with us.
What is your recruitment challenge? Chances are we have done something similar before so you are in good hands.
We have a large team of fully trained consultants based in our Brighton and London offices who manage recruitment projects for various market sectors.
There are endless channels to reach this market, and through pure experience, we know the most effective.