Free2Learn helps its customers back into work
Gurpreet Mudhar, Employer Relations Manager at Free2Learn, speaks about the importance of the Security Officers nowadays and how this role has changed throughout the years.
Throughout my many years working in the Welfare to work industry I have certainly seen that shift of employers offering jobs in abundance to anyone and everyone settling for the ok candidate, to those now streamlining recruitment processes and increasing the entry expectations for the Security Officers who represent their businesses. The tables have indeed turned!
Many companies now go in search of a candidate who has the complete package. This is where training companies such as Free 2 Learn have proved as an invaluable source of recruiting the all-rounder with transferable skills as well as personality and the entry qualifications to the Security Industry. This is indeed, the whole job ready package.
Security Officers are like celebrities of Customer Services in the corporate world. By instilling and re-enforcing the importance of providing excellent Customer Services through a short course, candidates are reminded that Security is no longer about standing on a site and looking pretty but the importance of daily interaction and a fleck of personality which shows the paying client the difference between a Robin Reliant and a Rolls Royce.
The secret to being one step ahead in these evolving times is recruiting a work force who is equipped with vocational qualifications saving time, labour intensity and costs by recruiting the ideal candidate from the word go!
Free2Learn understand the needs of employers and take an employer-led approach to recruiting, almost turning the traditional forms of recruitment on its head. Through their extensive knowledge and expertise to combine elements of courses which solve many of the existing problems faced by employers today moving away from the average Joe Bloggs to the lean, mean, multi tasking, multi skilled Security Officer with a fresh new outlook and approach to working in Security.
Armed with transferable skills, bringing together elements from previous work histories many are changing sectors due to the ever changing job market. This is where the true test of employers recruiting the right candidate for their business is pushed to the forefront. The pressure is on to recruit the right candidate from the outset.
Think about it, it makes perfect sense.
Why trawl through the endless sea of CV’s and applications when you can have a job ready work force at your finger tips? Now, with the option of registering and viewing candidate profiles online, recruitment is no longer a 9-5 job. It’s about employers taking control of who they want to employ but having the reassurance of knowing that their workforce is trained to a certain level and having the confidence to know that the possibilities of tailoring courses to their exact requirements can only add value to their business.
It’s a win – win situation, what more could an employer ask for? Did I mention there was no cost to use this service? Yes, it’s true, you read it right the first time. Breaking the chain of unemployment by assisting in the transition from being unemployed, to being vocationally trained to being placed into work is the next natural progression in the equation so why not play your part as the employer and be a part of this new and innovative approach to recruiting the right people, with the right skills for the perfect opportunities that transform the average Joe Bloggs into a celebrity of customer services and security for your business!
Free2Learn has Training and Recruitment Centres located in Hackney, Lewisham, Kilburn, Wembley, Barking and Luton.
For more information please visit www.free2learn.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer Relations Manager, Free2Learn