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Randstad launches graduate training scheme

Randstad, the recruitment and HR services company, has launched its first UK graduate training programme.

Following a competitive recruitment campaign, Randstad has appointed sixteen graduates to work across seven of its UK businesses.

Hala Collins, HR director for Randstad UK, said: "It's important for the future of the industry that recruitment is seen by graduates as a long-term career choice with healthy prospects.

"Globalisation makes the recruitment industry an attractive option for talented graduates with an international outlook, and Randstad is the perfect place for such individuals to fulfill their career ambitions, take early responsibility and make a demonstrable impact on our clients and our candidates. We are already delighted with the early success of our scheme with several graduates having made their first placements."

Randstad's graduate programme has been designed for candidates to develop the day-to-day recruitment skills and wider market knowledge required for a successful recruitment career.

The programme also encompassed a three-day outward bound exercise in the Peak District which focused on building relationships, teamworking, communication and leadership whilst taking the graduates out of their comfort zones during challenging activities such as caving, climbing,abseiling, orienteering and raftbuilding.

Randstad's graduates will now have the opportunity to rotate on short placements within other Randstad business divisions to engage with different market sectors. A visit to the company's headquarters in Amsterdam is planned for later on in the programme, where they will learn about management of the global organisation.

The next graduate intake is planned for October of this year.