Fast Start wins Recruiter Excellence Award

May 14, 2014

The Nestlé Academy team has won an important industry award for their work on the Fast Start programme.

The Recruiter Awards for Excellence 2014 took place on Wednesday 7 May 2014 at the Grosvenor House Hotel and the Academy Team scooped the award for the best school leaver/apprentice recruitment strategy.

The Fast Start programme was commended by the judges as “an example of a programme that has tangible value. A unique strengths-based assessment methodology sets this entry apart.”

The three-year scheme gives school leavers the chance to earn while they learn, and have their tuition fees paid as well as working in a salaried training role while they study for a degree at Sheffield Hallam University. Central to the scheme is the strength-based assessment approach, which recognises that traditional competency-based assessments are not ideal, given that young people will have limited work experience.

Established in 2002, Recruiter Awards for Excellence is the UK’s largest event for the whole recruitment community recognising best practice from agencies, in-house teams and also use of marketing & technology to successfully achieve objectives.

We are delighted to have won this award and well done to everyone involved.