Last week DP Connect were invited to attend a careers fair for students from the business school at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. The purpose of the careers fair was to give the students an insight into the variety of employers and jobs available in the Cambridge area, and to build relationships with companies to gain an internship or graduate position.
As a business we have a strong ethos of growing our own talent, and we have run a successful apprenticeship scheme in our Bromley office for the last 3 years. Since opening in May 2012, our Cambridge office continues to grow in line with the huge demand in the market and we are keen to build relationships with local Colleges and Universities to start developing a similarly successful scheme here in Cambridge.
The Head of our Cambridge office, Cherry Swayne attended the event and was accompanied by John Bridger, a recent Graduate who joined the Cambridge in November 2014 and has enjoyed great success. They spent the afternoon speaking to undergraduates from the Business Studies and HR degree courses who were interested in learning more about what a career in recruitment entails.
Following the success of this event the DP Connect Cambridge office are partnering with the Anglia Ruskin University to offer a 2 week work experience placement to one of their final year students this summer. We will also be formalising our internship and apprenticeship scheme this spring, to welcome our first new recruits in Summer 2015. We see this as being a fantastic way to bring enthusiastic and ambitious young people into the business, and to give them all the training and support they need to start a successful career in one of the UK’s most important industries.