Forces Recruitment Services, the UK’s leading and longest established specialist ex-military recruiter based in Ely, has been shortlisted by industry experts at the Recruiter awards, the industry’s trade magazine. Hundreds of Recruitment Consultancies enter the awards every year and this is the first time Forces Recruitment Services has been shortlisted. The category FRS has been shortlisted in is for the Best Candidate Experience, which recognised FRS’ outstanding customer service towards their candidates and the support and mentoring they give them to secure them employment post service.
FRS Managing Director Graham Brown, said “This is particularly special because we have been shortlisted by our industry peers and it’s down to the hard work of our team in building an outstanding customer service attitude towards our candidates, which has now been recognised nationally”.
Brown went on to say “Often we place candidates with no trade. They may have served their country for 22 years and have seen several operational tours but they are infantrymen so they find it particularly challenging finding work when they leave. The work we do on profiling these candidates helps them to recognise the transferable skills they have that are sought after by employers – good organisational skills, well disciplined, good managers and leaders and an exceptional “can do” attitude. Finding the right job for candidates who don’t know what to do when they leave is very rewarding and at the core of why I set this business up”.
This new comes off the back of a recruitment drive instigated to help and support ex-Servicemen and women through the MoD’s current redundancy phase – 4,200 job cuts in a second round of Armed Forces redundancies as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review.
The Awards Ceremony will be held at The Grosvenor House Hotel I London on Wednesday 2 May 2012.