First ever apprenticeship for the recruitment industry launched

The first ever apprenticeship for the recruitment industry has been launched, with the first round of apprentices working towards a Technical Certificate in the Principles of Recruitment Practice.

An attractive and cost effective option for employers, the apprenticeship scheme aims to raise industry standards.

Jo Gregory, director of training at the Institute of Recruitment (IOR) says: “We are seeing some really bright, talented people coming through into the industry. This is an amazing route to entry for talented individuals who may not have considered a career in recruitment before. We would encourage any recruitment agency that is looking to bring in new talent into their business to consider a recruitment apprentice.”