New Academic Year, New Career!

A lot of things can happen every four years. The Olympic Games is hosted, a leap year can come back around and the World Cup starts back up. For me, this year marks the end of my own four year journey. As of this month, I am an official English Literature graduate and a full-time member of the Academic Appointments’ team.

Back in 2013, when I first joined Academic Appointments, they had taken a fresh and innovative approach to recruitment having split the traditional 360 role creating separate Candidate and Compliance, and Sales Teams. This meant 100% personalised dedication to the both the candidates and clients - something that has always been at the forefront of the business. Four years ago, we were compact and bijou but our enthusiasm and momentum has snowballed, and now Academic Appointments is thriving with over 20 members of staff and two successful branches. The company has evolved massively in the past four years and I have been lucky enough to be a part of that journey.

There have been lots of little changes over the years but the biggest, and by far the most exciting, is how we’ve recently revamped the Candidate and Compliance Team! We’ve fine-tuned the setup and restructured the team to ensure we continue to deliver that personal, tailor-made candidate experience that we pride ourselves on. Having finished my studies, I have upped my hours and get to play an integral role in the changes – something I’m beyond excited to be involved in! Instead of the whole Candidate and Compliance Team collectively working on all our candidates, we now have a dedicated point of contact for each sector that we work with. As ex-teachers, both Karen and Lisa are the ideal people to liaise with our Primary and Secondary candidates. And, with my years of compliance know-how, I get to work with our SEND Division using it to keep on top of the intricacies that go hand in hand with the sector. With a strong education background and insider knowledge, Karen, Lisa and I work like a well-oiled machine. Both individually and as a team, we are bringing a vast array of skills to help us fine-tune the process for candidates making it as efficient and speedy as we possibly can!

This is a great opportunity for the company – one I am thrilled to be a part of. We are redefining the way we clear our candidates while still embodying the boutique feel that Academic Appointments is known for. These are exciting times and this reincarnation of the Candidate and Compliance Team is going to revolutionise how we work with both our candidates and clients. I am thrilled to be a part of it and can’t wait to see where I’ll be within the company in another four years!

Recruitment and Compliance Officer

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