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News and Events

Find out what we get up to in our news and events section.

Meetup with Agile Leicester – Improvising with Agile

Xpertise are proud sponsors of Agile Leicester meet ups, and last Thursday we attended, alongside 50 others ‘ Improvisssssing With Agile’ with key speaker and certified Scrum Trainer Paul Goddard.

If you didn’t get chance to attend, or need a quick reminder,  Philip Newby, Recruitment Consultant here at Xpertise talks about the key points he took away from the interactive session..

Agile Leicester meetup

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Graduate Placements – are they beneficial?

Graduate placements are becoming more and more popular. Many universities give students the option of taking advantage of a year working in a specific industry as part of their degree. Although this may sound like another way of elongating the ‘ student life’, that’s far from the truth.  Completing a graduate placement year can provide invaluable work experience, which will be well noted with future employers and help these individuals stand out from the crowd when applying for permanent job roles after graduation. It can also help in cementing future career paths, and sometimes even secure a permanent role at the end of it.

We spoke to James Whitehead, Xpertise’s graduate placement student to find out why he decided to take a year in industry, what he enjoys and what he thinks he has learnt…

 

 

 

 

 

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International Recruiters Day 2018

5th April marks the second International Recruiters Day across the globe. This day specifically promotes and celebrates the work of recruiters.

To mark this special day, we thought we would share a video with you on why our employees love working at Xpertise Recruitment.

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Hot Off The Press – Xpertise Recruitment talks award wins with Recruitment International

Xpertise were humbled in November 2017 to win the Best Recruitment Company to Work for in the UK up to £10m at the National Recruitment International Awards, beating off competition from 100+ competitors. These awards are voted for by “recruitment industry” business leaders past and present and are recognised as the most prestigious of all recruitment sector industry awards. Xpertise believe this is the first time ever that a recruitment firm based in the Midlands has won this award.

Founder and Managing Director at Xpertise Recruitment, Richard Harrison recently spoke to Recruitment International about what the latest award win means for the company, and how Xpertise Recruitment is no ordinary recruitment agency.

Richard explains “Honestly speaking, I was very emotional. It meant a great deal to me and came as a very pleasant surprise. To see that other experienced recruitment sector business leaders recognised what we were doing was very humbling.”

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Ever wondered what it’s really like working in recruitment?

Watch Ailsa’s story to find out what she thinks about working in recruitment, and why she enjoys working at Xpertise!

” Before I started, I thought that recruitment was about bottom lines and being chained to your desk: It’s really about people and that’s why I love it.”

If you’re interested in starting a career in recruitment at an award winning company, contact Dawn Harrison or call 01332 419115


National Apprenticeship Week 2018

This week ( 5th – 9th March) marks the 11th National Apprenticeship Week in the UK. This week celebrates apprenticeships and how they can benefit both individuals and companies.  To mark this exciting week, we thought we would take this opportunity to share with you our apprentice’s story – Phoebe Kent.

Question time with Phoebe…

Xpertise Recruitment apprentice Phoebe Kent

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Xpertise Review of 2017

Happy New Year

Today is the first day back in the Xpertise office and there is that New Year buzz about the place, even on this gloomy January day.

2018 promises to be a huge year for Xpertise Recruitment and hopefully are clients, candidates and colleagues, keep watching this space for what we have planned.

2017 certainly was a fantastic year for those involved with Xpertise, why not have a scan down this post to see just a few of our highlights!!

Award Winners!!!

In November 2017 we were incredibly honoured to be named The Best Recruitment Company to Work For (up to £10M) by Recruitment International Magazine. This was a hotly contested category, and we came out ahead of some very strong and reputable firms. Needless to say we now have a taste for competing in these awards and hope to be up for a few more in the coming year…and who knows, we may even host our own Tech awards..!

Full story available here.

Meet-ups

One of our highlights is getting out of the office to see what is going on in our industry. We are passionate about the Technology, Development and Project Management Sectors; as a result over 2017 we organised and attended over 85 MeetUp events across the Midlands and London. That’s al ot of pizza!!! But we see this as just a drop in the ocean and hoping to attend and organise many many more industry focused events over the next 12 months…

In November we hosted our Annual Leaders in IT MeetUp in Nottingham. We invited IT and Tech leaders from across Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and the West Mids to the fantastic Antenna venue. Those who attended were treated to dynamic and informative discussions lead by some of the industry’s premier thought leaders.

Couldn’t make it, or want to relive the evening take a look at our video here:

The Challenges

We push ourselves to our limits to support the amazing causes of Action of Children and Bytenight in 2017.

We conquered the 3 peaks of Ben Nevis, Scarfell Pike and Snowdon in under 24hrs in June. Then in October some of the team slept out in Birmingham to raise money (over £1500 as a company) and awareness of child homelessness.

Looking forward to 2018 we want to continue to support the life changing work of Action for Children and are looking at setting more challenges and raising even more!!!

London Calling..!

Xpertise Recruitment ventured down the M1 and now proudly boast an office in the heart of the City. Headed up by London Director, Julian Harrison, this new office in Moorgate gives us a prime location to engage with our clients and candidates in the capital.

Aside from moving into a new city pad, one of the London practice’s highlights was hosting their DevOps meetup. Take a look at what they got up to here:

All in all, we had a pretty exiting year, but this is just the start – 2018 will be bigger and better!!!

Happy New Year from the Xpertise Recruitment Team.

 


Xpertise win UK Award

Xpertise Recruitment wins ‘Best Recruitment Company to Work for Under £10M’ Award at the Recruitment International UK Awards 2017.

On Thursday 2nd November 2017, Xpertise Recruitment were announced as the winners of the ‘Award at the Recruitment International 2017 Awards at the Guildhall in London. The annual awards ceremony is a high-profile occasion and was attended by almost 400 guests from across the recruitment industry. In the UK, the recruitment industry has over 10,000 companies operating in the sector.

The award for Best Recruitment Company to work for (Under £10M) was a category entered by over 100 other companies, and to win against such tough and respected competition is a fantastic achievement. It recognises the commitment and dedication that Xpertise has towards its team.

Richard Harrison, MD and Founder of Xpertise Recruitment comments, ““We at Xpertise are very humbled to receive this award. We put the work into creating a culture with a positive environment and an ongoing commitment for our team. As MD I can’t thank the team enough for the hard work and dedication that has been the foundation to Xpertise being recognised!”

Xpertise Recruitment – Winners of the ‘Best Recruitment Company to Work for Under £10M’ Award at the Recruitment International Awards 2017


My week in recruitment

Richard Harrison is Managing Director and owner of Xpertise Recruitment. He recently spoke to The Derby Telegraph about a standard week in recruitment, and what happens here at Xpertise.

week in recruitment

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Making Agile fun – Welcome to LEGO SCRUM town!

Last week, Phil Brindley came back to the office with 5 boxes of LEGO. Along with finding dream project delivery roles for specialist IT folk at Xpertise, this might just have been a career highlight for him! Read Phil’s write up from the latest Lean Agile Birmingham meetup to find out just how this LEGO was being used.

lego

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