A Recruiter In The Making | Apprentice Charlie Moore Talks Learning on the Job | #NAW2020

Charlie Moore
James Kenealey

by James Kenealey on

As part of National Apprenticeship Week 2020, we spoke to Charlie Moore, a young recruitment professional currently undergoing his apprenticeship at Morson in association with Recruitment Juice.

We also spoke to his recruitment mentor and programme manager Ginny Mappley about working with Charlie and what he can expect to take away from the course.

“Before I joined Morson I was a professional joiner so I was out on site doing domestic commercial work - fit outs and any kind of trade work we could get. Then I came in and started in recruitment.”


Ginny has been advising and mentoring Charlie through the programme. She speaks to us about her background:

“I primarily deliver recruitment qualifications, so apprenticeship standards at levels two and three. The level two is a recruitment resourcer programme and the level three is to develop recruitment consultants. I’ve been working with Charlie for about six months and developing his knowledge, skills and behaviours in recruitment processes. We’re delivering the certificate in recruitment practice and knowledge that he needs to know in order to pass his REC exam.”

An apprenticeship was something that Charlie was immediately interested in doing when Morson offered it to him.

“I focus on manufacturing now, but I do also do some facilities management too so it’s straddling across both. Previously I’d learned on the job, so I hadn’t had any training whatsoever. It’s something that was quite different so when I came into Morson it was suggested straight away and offered out to us so that was a really big change as well.

Ginny speaks about the format of the course:

“We’re also delivering coaching and developmental feedback following assessments of him carrying out work through observations and also knowledge questions that he’s been answering in relation to particular units he’s been doing for the NVQ.”

 

The format of the course has been something that has impressed Charlie so far:

“One of the better things I’ve found about the course is the fact that it’s all online. When you’re doing your day-to-day job you don’t want to be flicking through all sorts of papers and doing exams and things so the fact that it’s all online, really accessible is great. Any physical hardware we use can also be accessed online too. All the training I’ve received so far has been really good and really in-depth. Even though I’d done recruitment in the past it opened up a lot of new angles for me to go at. Things I hadn’t considered before too so it’s helped me in the day-to-day job, not just with completing the course.”

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