Media Release: Rise hires four graduate trainees

RISE Group, the fast-growing recruitment company exclusively dedicated to Scotland, is hiring four graduate trainee recruitment consultants for its Glasgow and Edinburgh offices.

Rise, whose divisions cover contact centre, hospitality and catering, accountancy and legal recruitment has grown steadily, both organically and by acquisition, since inception in 2003.

The graduate trainees will work within the Rise Professions division of the business which includes the business formerly known as Hammond Resources.

The successful candidates will work in a client-facing role where they will be expected to generate their own sales leads with the support of colleagues and will also undergo a training programme designed to equip them with all the business skills required for a successful career in the recruitment industry.

Said Rise Group’s HR manager, Debbie Duddy: “Those with an appetite for achievement are likely to make the greatest progress in the business where opportunities are bound to be increasingly available as the economy makes its way out of recession.”

Recruitment of the quartet goes against the current trends in the recruitment industry, which is still struggling to overcome the downturn of the past year.

According to Gregor Campbell, group managing director” “As Rise Group has grown more complex, we’ve worked extremely hard to create and raise new standards of operation, and to a significant degree these have been standards which have challenged our industry.

“Our client engagement and candidate generation models now represent the benchmarks to which other recruitment businesses aspire. We are also working on other initiatives that will take the recruitment world by surprise. Technology is becoming a more relevant factor in the sector and we think our new approach and ideas are very exciting.”

Rise is also assessing further acquisition opportunities to continue its growth.

“Some of the businesses we have evaluated did not quite meet our standards, but enquiries from others, in sectors and regions where we seek representation, are very welcome. We hope to make some announcements on our success in this area in the coming months,” said Mr. Campbell.

Rise Group, which is owned by the private-equity division of Murray International Holdings, was listed as one of the UK’s fastest growing recruitment companies earlier this year in industry publication, Recruiter.

For further information contact Debbie Duddy on 0141 225 8540 or at Rise Group, 180 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5SG.

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