15/02/2017 by Rachel Jenkins
Star Employment leads way in investing in youth
A leading recruitment agency in the West Midlands hopes to encourage young people to get on the career ladder by taking on an apprentice.
Ellie Taylor joined the Star Employment Services team as the agency’s resource apprentice, where she is responsible to helping the team based in Queen Street in Wolverhampton city centre.
The agency welcomed resource administrator apprentice Ellie, who joined the team in October.
Ellie said: “I have really enjoyed my first few months at Star Employment, and I have definitely noticed how much I have progressed since starting.
“I thought I would be doing really basic tasks but that has not been the case at all.
“The team have allowed me to speak to clients on the phone, which is really helping me develop my phone manner.
“I am also enjoying the environment that I work in as the team are so friendly. Not long after I started it was my birthday and they celebrated it on the day with me.
“I also enjoy the fact that I am also learning and gaining a qualification at the same time.”
Once Ellie completes her one-year apprenticeship she will have earned her Level 2 NVQ in Business.
Ellie was taken on by Star Employment as part of their investment in young people training within the local area.
The agency hopes to be a leading example for their clients in the benefits of taking on an apprentice and show how it can help the business grow.
Operations director Lucy Cashmore said: “At Star Employment Services we are committed to helping people secure their dream job, so it was only right that we helped someone discover their dream career.
“We hope that by taking on Ellie as our apprentice it will give her the skills she needs for a long and happy career as well as investing in young people within the region.
“When I started out my career I was an apprentice and the lessons I learnt from early on have stayed with me as I worked my way up the ladder.
“Ellie is a fantastic addition to our ever growing team and we look forward to watching her progress.”
Star Employment Services, which was launched in 2012, is owned by the Midland News Association, publisher of the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.