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Graduate Retailer

"Working with Owen was a pleasure during our campaign. Owen listened and took on board the processes that we all work to and Owen and the team found some great candidates for us."

- Recruitment Manager 

Graduate FMCG

"I have been extremely happy by the quality of service and candidates provided by GRB. The two ladies working with us, Danielle and Ruby, have been on top of things from the get go and have been super helpful in reaching deadlines. We have managed to be more efficient and they have truly understood the work ethic here and worked like an extension of my team! We were also invited to a networking event, chocolate making which was lovely, especially to meet and have a laugh with the ladies who work so hard for us. Will continue to work with these for the foreseeable future!"

- Talent Acquisition 

FTSE250 Holiday firm

"GRB provided a great calibre of candidates throughout our Graduate 2018 intake, all possessing the necessary skills and criteria which suited exactly the kind of employees we look for. We’re delighted to have two team members starting with us in September who came from GRB!GRB provided a great calibre of candidates throughout our Graduate 2018 intake, all possessing the necessary skills and criteria which suited exactly the kind of employees we look for. We’re delighted to have two team members starting with us in September who came from GRB!"

- Resourcing Specialist

Cosmetics Company

"I have worked with GRB for some years and they have an excellent understanding of the culture of our company, which is somewhat different to most. As a result of this GRB are able to perfectly match and recruit not just the right candidate job-wise, but also with the right personality which is equally important to us.

- Personnel Manager 

Kingfisher

"After an extensive beauty parade of suppliers, it was evident that GRB 'got' Kingfisher and what we were aiming to achieve in our pilot International Graduate Commercial Programme. In the space of four weeks they delivered 30 excellent potential graduates for us to assess. Our original estimation was to offer six and the calibre was that strong we offered nine and hired seven. There was no need to readdress our partnership and this year Jenny has continued to be pragmatic and supportive whilst delivering the calibre that we require in this tricky market place - so well that I felt confident to recommend GRB to my Kingfisher IT Services colleagues to support us in the challenge they also have, which is to seek out those unique individuals, with a passion for retail - who can deliver our strategy of Creating the Leader."

- Group Senior Talent Manager

Retailer

"I have always found your agency very easy to deal with and my contact a good agent to work with. The quality of candidates are always very good resulting in several successful applications."

- Customer Experience Manager

Kingfisher

"Kingfisher plc, Europe's largest home improvement retailer, this week welcomes nine new graduates to its International Graduate Programme. Now in its third year, the programme gives graduates the opportunity to work in the Commercial functions of two of Kingfisher's Operating Companies over a two-year period. By partnering with recruitment consultancy, GRB, Kingfisher were able to successfully run an entire five month international graduate recruitment campaign without a hitch. GRB's targeted campus attraction campaign generated 450 high calibre candidates who were then rigorously screened via telephone interviews, video interviews (a perfect tool to reach international candidates) and three assessment days including one in France. Kingfisher made nine offers and all accepted. "We were very pleased with the outcome and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them." said Kingfisher's Recruitment Director.

The nine new recruits, from the UK, France and China, will take up roles at B&Q UK, Castorama France, Screwfix, Brico Dépôt France and Kingfisher Sourcing & Offer in France and the UK - reflecting the expansion of the programme across more of our Operating Companies since its inception in 2012. They will start by shadowing buyers, merchandisers and category managers to understand our commercial principles, before being assigned projects and categories of their own to review, develop and deliver within the following 12 months. After 12 months they will move to another Operating Company for a further year. The aim is to give them an international mind-set and make working across our varied businesses second nature. After two years they will have the opportunity to move into permanent roles around the Group. The first intake of graduates, from 2012, have just taken this next step, with two graduates in particular taking up roles in the buying team at Brico Dépôt France and in the Group Net Positive team at Kingfisher's London head office. Kingfisher's Recruitment Director, said: "I'm excited to see the arrival of our latest intake of graduates. The time they spend within our Operating Companies will give them insight into how our businesses work, both independently of each other and also how they collaborate in areas of product development and sourcing. The aim at the end of the formal two-year programme is that they are able to work seamlessly across the Commercial Divisions of Kingfisher's Operating Companies." Two graduates have also joined the Kingfisher IT Services (KITS) Graduate Programme. They will gain experience in all aspects of Kingfisher's IT support services provision."

- Group Senior Talent Manager

Comet

Comet has a large volume of entry level positions within multiple functions in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. The diversity of the positions meant we needed to get a high volume of CVs from high-calibre graduates to fill our Assistant Buyers, Marketing Assistants, Online marketing Assistants, Analysts, and Graduate Finance roles. For the fourth year running, GRB have been really useful as they have a large selection of pre-screened graduates from top Universities to choose from. This year, our Account Manager, who specialises in the Retail sector, was able to use her understanding of our sector, company culture and roles to target the best candidates from the GRB database. The shortlist she presented was ideal and we hired seven graduates. We would not have been able to source these candidates were it not for the team at GRB - thank you.

- Recruitment Manager 

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