Recruitment Apprenticeship vacancy - VACANCY CLOSED

Are you looking to start your career in recruitment? We're seeking a motivated and ambitious recruitment apprentice to join our team. As an apprentice, you'll have the opportunity to learn from experienced recruiters, develop valuable skills, and contribute to the growth of FIRST.

Recruitment Apprentice

Full time - £13,000 per annum

FIRST is a learning and development agency, empowering enterprise skills in collaboration with government, education and community organisations. Our accredited courses, workshops and events inspire courage, self-belief and motivation, giving learners equitable opportunities to progress into meaningful education, decent work or resilient self-employment.

Facilitating inclusive, economic growth, FIRST challenges the status quo by innovating and improving the quality of entry level teaching and learning within enterprise and entrepreneurship. Last year our work contributed 16 million in social return on investment for the North East economy, whilst improving the quality of life for 547 learners in some of the most under-resourced communities in the UK.

Based in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear UK and established in 2014, the team of 6 are seeking a new team member to support the recruitment of learners, reporting to the Partnerships Manager.

Our Culture:
The FIRST team takes pride in our fun, supportive and innovative approach to project design, delivery and evaluation. We are an optimistic and professional team of creative thinkers with the shared desire to disrupt the skills market to better suit people, the planet and our economy.

Our work:
At FIRST, we believe that enterprise skills are the keys to personal and economic growth and that learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. Our motivation for our work comes from encouraging, developing and connecting early stage founders, jobseekers, students, graduates and professionals to their wider communities so that jobs and businesses are created.

Flexible working hours, annual growth review, clear progression route, personal development budget, working from home options, support into a trusteeship/governance role with paid time off to carry out these extra-curricular community duties. Extended holidays after 2 years of service and a day off when your birthday falls on a week day!

Responsibilities include:
Assisting with candidate sourcing and screening
Conducting phone and video interviews
Managing candidate databases and applicant tracking systems
Assisting with onboarding and training programs

Skills needed:
Strong communication skills
Attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Interest in the recruitment industry

Company benefits:
Hybrid working
Company pension
On-site parking
Company events

The benefits of Apprenticeships:
Earn while you learn
Gain and develop new skills with on-the-job training and put them into practice
Work towards a practical and nationally recognised qualification
Secure employment

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to We can't wait to hear from you!

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