In 2018, Protocol started the Skills & Training Team…

Here at Protocol, we’ve always worked with further education colleges – and our work in further education has led us to often lend a hand to other organisations with similar recruitment needs, including local authorities, training providers, universities, and more.

But – with the movement from Apprenticeship Frameworks to Standards, introduction of End-Point Assessment, and the UK Government’s commitment to investing in apprenticeships – we knew we needed to go the extra mile to provide specialist support to our clients and candidates.

And thus; the Skills & Training Team was born!

We created this new team to specialise in recruitment services for our skills & training clients – including training providers and end-point assessment organisations, but also local authorities, charities, and universities. It’s allowed us to invest in our staff to help them develop specialist knowledge, so they in turn can provide more comprehensive and personalised support!

Our clients have been seeing the benefits already – our investment in developing specialist knowledge has enabled us to better understand job roles, which in turn has helped us track down the right candidates both inside and outside of the sector. We’ve been able to attract industry talent (key for the EPA roles) by thinking outside the box, applying this new knowledge to our recruitment campaigns and supporting candidates to make the move to education. Additionally, we’ve been able to offer even better recruitment advice to our clients, meaning our support throughout the process is better than ever!

But the benefits haven’t just been for our clients – we’ve supported candidates to understand whether the new End-Point Assessor role is right for them, delivered free CPD in partnership with SDN, offered our candidates an exclusive discount code for membership at The Assessors’ Guild, and of course placed lots of brilliant candidates in roles they love!

To celebrate what we feel are great achievements in our first 6 months – we’ve created an infographic to show you some stats we’re proud of!

Need recruitment help from our specialist team? Sophie, Nathan, Joe, Sascha and Harry will be happy to help – upload your job description, drop them an email or give them a bell on 0115 911 1200 today!

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