Computing and Technology Employment and Placement Fair – Thoughts of the day from Cherry Swayne & Mike Roberts, Cambridge
CBI: Education & Skills Conference - Feedback from Cherry Swayne
CBI Future Possible: Education & Skills Conference - Cherry Swayne, Head of Cambridge
With a recent increase in graduate employment and apprenticeship schemes, Cherry Swayne, Head of DP Connect in Cambridge, is today attending the CBI Education & Skills conference in Cambridge.
DP Connect Wins Recruiter Investing in Talent Award for Most Effective Flexible Working Strategy 2014
Quarter 3 Team Incetive Trip to Dublin!
What a lovely time had by all in Dublin celebrating the successes of Quarter 3 2014! If you would like to check out some of our snapshots from the weekend please take a look at our Facebook page!
Recruitment Roundtable Event in Cambridge – The ongoing challenge in recruiting Software Developers - Cherry Swayne, Head of Cambridge
Increase in Graduate hires within the workplace - our first-hand experience
We have seen a noticeable increase in clients taking on graduates this year and also being more open to hire less experienced people, giving them the opportunity to develop skills on-the-job whilst providing them with support and mentoring. It is really rewarding to place these individuals and to see them flourish. It usually means more effort on our part helping with writing CVs, preparing compelling suitability statements and preparing applicants for interviews but it is hugely worthwhile and genuinely appreciated by the individuals themselves.
Already we have seen a 20 year old we placed in June who has just been on 5 days of intensive and expensive training funded by his employer and who has been be-friended by contract and permanent colleagues alike who are sharing their experience (‘work and life’ apparently!).
A graduate who had been out of work for 4 months took the trouble to call us and say that he is loving the new job we got him. We later found out that he had volunteered to work on a Sunday to help his experienced team colleagues out of a tight spot. We were quietly surprised that he stepped up to the challenge of the work that was scheduled for that weekend given his limited experience but he took it in his stride and we are told that he did a very good job.
Not saying that every role can be filled by a junior of course, or by someone who is keen but not yet capable, and neither am I belittling the vast experience of our seasoned IT professionals without whom we would not have a business - just saying that everyone deserves a chance and a helping hand onto the IT career ladder! In an industry that suffers skill shortages on a regular basis why would we not welcome new comers and develop/retain the talent we already have.
DP Connect "Responsive" Website Launch
Toni Cocozza - CEO and Founder of DP Connect - Feature in June Issue of Recruitment International
This month's June Issue of Recruitment International 'Meet The CEO' article features our very own Toni Cocozza! Head to page 34 to read in full Toni's perspective on the past, present and future for DP Connect.
How the tech industry's youth cult is driving older workers to plastic surgery
Our own Jan Stevens comments on ageism within IT with The Guardian