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8 IS GREAT!

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It’s our 8th Birthday!

27th January 2019 marks 8 years since KM Education Recruitment opened its doors to support private Training Providers, Colleges and now Levy employers nationwide with their recruitment needs.

It has been an amazing 8 years and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for supporting us,

and also our candidates who have put their trust into the KM team to help them find their next exciting opportunity.

If you are currently recruiting or looking for your next role within the training industry, call KM to see how we can help.

01543 279752 | info@kmrecruitment.co.uk

Monday Motivation!

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KM is proud to have supported Nova Training this Christmas with their appeal to support Women & Children from The Haven Group and New Cross Neonatal & Children’s Ward, by providing Christmas gifts. We loved being part of this appeal and enjoyed the video and photos!

Well done to all involved.

Testimonial Tuesday!

At KM, we are committed to building strong relationships with our Clients, we consider ourselves an extension of the business which enables us to source the most suitable candidates.

We love to receive feedback from our Clients about the service we provide, and would like to share a lovely testimonial from a highly reputable Training Provider who we work closely with.

“Once again, we thank Tia and the team at KM Recruitment for yet another strong recruitment campaign and a fantastic appointment. Over the past 6-month period, we have made a number of really strong appointments with your help. Our roles have been varied; however you guys have come up with the right candidates, time and time again for us. As ever, your team are professional, flexible, and considerate to our needs, extremely responsive and an absolute pleasure to work with. 

As the person who recruits within our organisation, I would have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Tia and the KM Recruitment team. And on a personal note, they are really lovely people to deal with.”

- HR (Private Training Provider)

Are you a Training Provider, College or Levy Employer looking to expand your workforce?

To find out how we can assist  your business, please contact the KM Recruitment Team on 01543 279 752 | info@kmrecruitment.co.uk

New Candidate Testimonial

At KM, we hold a strong commitment to building a reputation for quality and professionalism. We love to receive feedback about the service we provide and would like to share a brilliant testimonial for our very own Tia, who has assisted a candidate in securing their next Assessor role. Well done Tia!

“KM Recruitment stands out when it comes to recruitment agencies. I tend not to use a lot of recruitment agencies when looking for a new job, but I must admit KM Recruitment was very different to all the other agencies I have used so far. Tia, one of the recruitment specialists, is one of the best people I have dealt with and was very helpful from day one all the way through to my job offer. Tia offered support throughout the whole process, making sure the role was good for my career path. She is a star!!!

Thanks KM Recruitment for making this journey so smooth.”

 If you are interested in pursuing a new career within the training industry, check out our website for the latest vacancies: www.kmrecruitment.co.uk

To apply to any of our vacancies, register with us for more information about KM, please contact the KM Recruiters on 01543 279 752 | info@kmrecruitment.com

“Excellent service” provided by KM Recruitment

At KM, we love to receive feedback from our candidates and clients about the service we provide. We pride ourselves on the professional relationships we hold and also our outstanding quality of service provided to candidate and client alike.

Please see a recent testimonial below for our very own Becky:

“Becky provided excellent customer service. Every step of the way Becky was knowledgeable and patient and kept me fully updated at all levels. Becky also helped me feel motivated in preparation for my interview, she always rang me when she said she would and was a first class support.”

- Bill (Trainer Assessor)

 We would like to thank Bill for his kind words and wish him the best of luck in his new career from the KM Recruitment Team!

 If you are interested in pursuing a new career within the training industry, check out our website for the latest vacancies: www.kmrecruitment.co.uk

To apply to any of our vacancies, register with us for more information about KM, please contact the KM Recruiters on 01543 279 752 | info@kmrecruitment.comjob search concept

National Minimum Wage Increase – April 2018

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The National Minimum Wage is the UK’s pay structure which is designed to protect as many low paid workers as possible without hurting jobs or the economy. The government has announced that from 1st April 2018 the UK National Minimum Wage will rise:

Apprentice Minimum Wage*: £3.70 per Hour increasing 20p from £3.50 per hour

Under 18 Minimum Wage: £4.20 per hour increasing 15p from £4.05 per hour

18 to 20 Minimum Wage: £5.90 per hour increasing 30p from £5.60 per hour

21 to 24 Minimum Wage: £7.38 per hour increasing 33p from £7.05 per hour

25 and over Minimum Wage: £7.83 per hour increasing 33p from £7.50 per hour

*Apprentices are entitled to the Apprentice rate if they are under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

For more information on the National Minimum Wage, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Apprenticeships Work – #NAW2018

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Apprenticeships Work – #NAW2018

On the 5th March 2018, the eleventh annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) was launched, NAW is taking place from the 5th March to 9th March 2018 with hundreds of events taking place across the country.

This year’s theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2018 is “Apprenticeships Work” which will highlight how Apprenticeships work for individuals, employers and the country.

At KM Education Recruitment we see daily that #ApprenticeshipsWork for thousands of people every year, as we recruit specifically for the Work Based Learning sector – the rise in opportunities for Apprenticeship Assessors in various vocations shows that Apprenticeships are becoming the preferred option for employers training their staff.

Benefits of hiring an Apprentice for your business

Hiring Apprentices is an effective way for any business to grow by developing new / fresh talent and training them up to suit individual business needs.

According to GOV.uk employers who have an established apprenticeship programme reported that productivity in their workplace had improved by 76% whilst 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service.

Apprenticeship Training – Workforce Development

Investing in staff training and development is vitally important for any business – staff who are invested in will become a more positive workforce, and in turn supports business growth, productivity and also contributes towards employee / employer satisfaction in the role.

Employee’s benefit from receiving nationally recognised qualifications, potentially internal / or external progression, reduced staff turnover and reducing recruitment costs.

Our Experience of Apprenticeships at KM Recruitment

All members of the KM team have completed an Apprenticeship / QCF Diploma over their career such as Business Administration, Employment Related Services (ERS/Recruitment) and Digital Marketing which has allowed us to progress and work effectively within our specific job roles.

Our colleague Becky Baillie joined us as an Apprentice at 16 straight from school, initially as an Administrator / Resourcer supporting the Recruiters before quickly progressing to become a Specialist Recruitment Consultant, recruiting nationally for large national Training Organisations, leading with quality and professionalism.

We will continue to support our team with their development whether it be further / higher Apprenticeships because #ApprenticeshipsWork

For more information on #NAW2018 or to find your nearest Apprenticeship Event, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/national-apprenticeship-week-2018-naw-2018

KM Recruitment celebrates 7 years in Business!

27th January 2018 marks 7 years since KM opened its doors, specialising in the recruitment of high calibre staff to training organisations nationally, across Skills and Employability sectors.

KM Directors, Kate and Kelly commented:

“ What an exciting 7 years it has been, the industry has changed so much since 2011 and continues to challenge and teach us how to be excellent Recruiters and Partners to our Clients and Candidates alike.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our Clients who have entrusted KM to fill vacancies within their individual organisations, and also to our Candidates who have put their trust into the KM team to assist them in securing new and exciting opportunities within the Work Based Learning and Welfare to Work sectors!

We are very proud of our team who consistently demonstrate their energy and passion for providing a second to none service to our Clients and Candidates – we feel this is what makes KM unique.

Our team plays a huge part in KM’s overall success and we are very grateful they are with us on this journey, and look forward to many more years in service!”

The proof is in the pudding!

Over the years we have received excellent feedback from our clients and candidates;

Employer

After taking on a new role with my employer who was using 12 agencies for every vacancy they had I knew I had to streamline the process. It very quickly became evident that KM Recruitment were going to be my agency of choice. Their customer service is second to none, I trust their opinions entirely when it comes to candidates and I know every candidate is well supported and informed throughout the process.

I always ask candidates in their telephone interview what kind of experience they have had in terms of service and support with the agency and I can honestly say that every single candidate has said KM have been brilliant, couldn’t ask for more.

I don’t feel like they’re an agency and I’m a client, we have become a team!

Candidate

“My experience with KM Recruitment was second to none. The person that dealt with my application was professional and friendly, she was always available for support and advice; her knowledge on the process and the sector was extensive, she knew what the company was looking for and always put me at ease, as I had not gone through this process for many years.

She phoned me to prepare me for the interview. Part of my interview was to put together a 15 min powerpoint presentation which she asked me to send to her via email, she took the time to read it (she did not just breeze over it) and gave feedback which was of great value.

She kept me informed every step of the way. I cannot fault them in anyway. If you are looking for a job I would recommend them as they make the process less painful and are very encouraging, supportive professional and friendly. If you are looking to recruit then you couldn’t ask for a better professional and friendly service.

If you are currently recruiting or looking for your next role within the training industry, call KM to see how we can help.

01543 279752 | info@kmrecruitment.co.uk