The start of a new year is often the time when we focus on achieving new career goals, whether that be changing career, learning something new or aiming for promotion.
Working in recruitment is a career that’s gone through its own rebrand over recent years to become a popular career move for many. Where once it was a stepping-stone to other occupations, it is now a career of choice for people interested in personnel, employment, sales and HR.
It’s clear to see why recruitment is attracting such attention when the financial rewards are so high. For the people with the right skills, the salary, commission and rewards can outstrip many other jobs. Entry to the industry is relatively easy too providing you’re prepared to learn on the job and can demonstrate strong emotional intelligence.
In the UK, there are now over 100,000 people employed in recruitment and it’s steadily increasing.
With demand on the rise for recruitment services, the IT and Computing sector now generates the most revenue for permanent recruitment (according to REC’s Recruitment Trends) reaching £525m in the 2014/15 period.
“As recruiters in IT for many years, we’ve seen the IT recruitment industry grow, change and become much stronger in recent months. Many of the company’s we work with are pushing forward with innovative technology, which not only excites us but also the people we place in those positions. It’s a real privilege to have a peak into our technological future”, explained Provide’s Managing Director, David Freeman.
As well-established experts in IT recruitment, Provide continues to attract new talent of its own from people who are eager to build a career in IT recruitment or build on their existing recruitment talents.
“Our Academy of Excellence is the only accredited training programme in the industry and it is designed to give ambitious recruiters all the tools and knowledge they need to succeed on the job”, explained Stuart White, Director and Head of the Academy. “There’s never been a better time to start a new career in IT Recruitment”.
If you’d like to find out more about becoming an IT recruiter, read more about Provide’s culture and academy.