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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Life at REED!

So this time last week I was in the Cotswolds staying at a stunning Manor House. Reason for this was because I was away on a 3 day course for my apprenticeship through REED Specialist Recruitment.

I have been working for REED for 9 months now and recently got promoted to a Recruitment Consultant. My journey with REED so far has been so exciting. After studying my degree in Law, I thought I knew the path I was going to take until I fell into the role of Recruitment Resourcer.

I say fell in because I never once thought about getting into recruitment. I was going to pursue Law just because that’s what I had studied and I couldn’t decide what else to do.

Anyway, I’ll be sharing a more detailed post on my year after university!

This Manor House was just stunning! The building had so much character to it and it felt like I had gone back in time. I really admire architecture so I was constantly oohing and aahing at the sight of it. The photos do not do it justice!

I had a mixture of emotions before I went away on this course. Excited yet nervous just because I didn’t know what to expect and I had been told there would be role play involved which had my anxiety going crazy!

I’m not the most confident person so being in a new environment always makes me a little anxious, however I’ve found that being in recruitment has made me to want challenge myself more and more.

This course was called ERS1, which stands for Essential Recruitment Skills and there are 3 stages to this. I was on the first stage however I now have 2 more to complete which I will attend throughout the year. What’s great about this apprenticeship is that at the end of it, you gain a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Recruitment and a Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Recruitment!

This course was filled with lots of learning points and activates for new consultants in REED on the apprenticeship course. Did I mention that the Manor I went to is actually REED’s Business School? Other Accountancy students also attend this school and do courses. We’re actually the only recruitment company in the UK with a business school.. how cool is that! The time and investment REED has taken in having this business school is amazing.

Throughout the 3 days I was there I met some lovely, genuine people. My team was brilliant. Everyone got on so well and worked brilliantly as a team. It’s amazing how interaction with other people can bring you closer to them and you learn different things from each other. The first morning hardly any of us knew one another but by the end of the day, we were all down at the pub enjoying a glass of wine/beer and some games!

I can’t help but mention our trainer who taught us throughout those 3 days. Isobel Morgan was the best trainer I could’ve ever hoped for. Everything from her presence to the support she provided us was great. It was nice having someone who didn’t actually feel like a teacher but more like a friend advising you on the best way to perform your role. After the first role play, I had to thank her personally for having us do that task because it was something I was so nervous about beforehand but managed to do well.

One of my objectives on the first day was to build up my confidence and I can definitely say Isobel helped me improve that.

Overall, I have fallen in love with REED all over again. I knew the training was always good but this course confirmed it even more. For a company to invest in its employees like that is just incredible. 

Not only are you provided with all this training but you’re surrounded by people who genuinely want to see you succeed and believe in your potential. For someone like me, that means the absolute world!

Like I said, I’m very happy with decision I made to not pursue Law because for the first time ever, I am confident that this the career I want to stay in and I’m excited to see where it’ll take me.

Thank you to Isobel for being such a great trainer and to James and Alec Reed for providing these opportunities to us.

Love Sham x

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