Leading technical and engineering recruitment agency Scantec held a ceremony this month to celebrate the first colleagues to achieve the Certificate in Professional Agency Recruitment from the Institute of Recruiters (IoR).
The celebration saw five members of staff presented with the qualification from the IOR after Scantec became trailblazers for a new learning experience. The event also coincides with a year since the Wirral-based recruiters became the UK's first IoR Centre of Excellence after a rigorous assessment process.
Commenting on this milestone, Peter Bates, Managing Director of Scantec, said: "The qualifications are a demonstration of the commitment to learning and development that exists within our organisation and builds on the solid pledge we made last year to continue to offer the best opportunities for our staff. Each member of staff here today has worked really hard, and we are very proud to be raising the bar in recruitment."
The new British qualification is the result of three and half years of industry research and forms part of an extensive programme of training and learning from the IOR to increase standards in the sector. The certificate focuses on all aspects of the recruitment process with seven key stages: from the management of client expectations through to sales and follow -up.
Azmat Mohammed, Director General, IOR explains: "The certificate is formal yet highly practical and has been designed to create immediate impact and a real difference to the working environment. As our inaugural centre partners, we worked very closely with Scantec to develop the content of the modules to ensure they were firmly focused on return on investment. The IOR hopes to achieve Chartered status in the future and expects Chartered status only to be extended to its members that embrace higher standards such as Scantec. We are looking forward to continuing our learning, and working relationship and congratulate the learners who have achieved a qualification."