The RSL Apprenticeship – Part 3January 23rd, 2012 by Kaleb Gumbs
It’s time for the 3rd installment of Kaleb’s blog, this time round he talks about moving from the Apprentice arena and the start of experiencing different divisions of Resourcing Solutions. This first stint was within Resourcing International, read on to find out how he got on:
To commence the New Year we Apprentices are spending time in each recruitment department within Resourcing Solutions. This means we spend two weeks within Permanent recruitment, Contract recruitment, Executive Search and Resourcing International.
The aim of this is to get a feel of each department, perform duties regularly undertaken by members of that team and develop our techniques. We are required to learn as much as we can about working in that particular department and the sectors / disciplines it serves so we get a feel for that particular type of recruitment as well as being monitored by members of that team and its management.
The idea is that after we have spent time in each department our performance would have been assessed by the team members we shadow, the department Managers and the Head of Talent. We are to keep weekly records about our time in the departments noting what we had learned in that week, what tasks we had to perform, what we liked and disliked about the experience and what we found different from what we learned in our recruitment training. This information will all be collated and a series of discussions will take place with and without us present to asserting which department each of us apprentices should be permanently placed to work in and concentrate on a particular sector.
I have just spent the first two weeks in Resourcing International. I was put under the wing of two lead consultants who are both renowned for their professional International recruitment strategies. I was tasked with concentrating mostly on position and projects on the Gulf, Middle East and West Africa. Some of the duties I had were to build a database of professionals related to project for Quarter 2 and 3 of this year. This gave me a good insight into professionals who take on international work options, as well as getting to understand the many different clients and their requirements. I was able to get a good understanding of the different countries, policies and cultures as well as the Government related companies and projects we are expected to deliver on.
This is a great learning experience of us apprentices, because throughout this time we will get such a wide knowledge of the business enabling us to be able to cross sell better and offer more initial knowledge of the business when we ate looking to struck up new business opportunities. Through this process we will get a good feel for what we ultimately want to do and which path we what to take within the business.
I personally found the experience in Resourcing International interesting and enjoyable. I found the team to be so informative and provided time for questions whenever I approached them. You can see that the whole team is committed to continuing to expand the RSL brand world-wide their through great delivery and good honest business consultancy.