Growing Talent 22 has begun!


It’s strange to reflect on Growing Talent which recently passed its 5 year anniversary. Verifiable statistics stand at 204 people who have been selected by employers for a place on the programme. Of these 148 have completed and gone into permanent employment.

10 June 2019 saw the 22nd Employers’ Speed Dating take place at Etc Venues in Eastcheap!

You can see from the feature photo – which shows just just half the- room the buzz, conversation and laughter!

So who came along?

Suz & Pedro from Pertemps in Holborn meeting some potential new talent to join them.

Amelia & Amenah from Park Plaza Hotel looking to fill some of their opportunities
Mariatu & Lina checking out people interested in ISS

Judith participating for the first time from Club Quarters Hotel
Heaven – recruited by Dan on the last Growing Talent, back to support him selecting new talent for Firmdale Hotels
Jamie of Red Personnel/Pertemps back again with Abe who was on the 20th programme of Growing Talent to seek out new talent.

We had over 45 applicants attend the event and seven employers. Unfortunately Ballymore couldn’t attend due to sickness. With groups of 6-8 applicants it’s time for a change!

After listening to feedback – we will no longer be using ice breakers. Instead – mutual summary profiles will be switched! Those who ramble and over talk due to nerves will be restrained (verbally – not literally!) to enable everyone to receive equal exposure.

As always, a big thank you to Jacquie, Anna & Sam from JobCentre Plus South London and Shennell – who returns year-on-year to support those following her (Shennell was on Growing Talent 6!)

Check back on future programmes to see how the new process works out!