What does a Academy Recruitment Support Specialist do?
It is the responsibility of a recruitment support specialist to help in the recruitment of all the graduates, placements, interns, work-experience and apprentices. Duties include screening C.V’s, facilitating assessment centres, interviewing, creating contracts, informing candidates about the decision, and ensuring that they have a successful on-boarding.
Working within an Academy means that a fundamental part of my role is to go out to universities and schools around the UK to promote the opportunities within the business. Businesses want to make sure they attract the best possible talent, and it is the role of the Recruitment Support Specialists to ensure that this happens.
How did you end up in this job?
I left college thinking that a career in retail management was for me, however after working within the industry for several months I knew that it was in fact the ‘people’ aspect that I enjoyed, and not the day-to-day responsibilities.
I decided that a career in Human Resources was for me, as it heavily revolves around people-management. When looking at the career choices within HR, I knew that my skills and attributes would be best suited for Recruitment.
What’s the best thing about your job?
The best part of my job is how completely rewarding I find it. Informing candidates on a daily basis that they have achieved employment within Nestlé is so rewarding, and never gets old. Having been through the process myself, I know exactly how people feel when they come to assessment centres or attend an interview, so it’s great that I can use my previous experience to ensure that they are having the best possible experience throughout the application process.
If you could give your 16 year old self some career advice, what would it be?
Do not panic if you don’t know what it is that you want to do for a career, these decisions take time. Think about what it is that you enjoy doing, and think of all the possible career-opportunities there are that will involve that.