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Why work at First?
First Recruitment Group has been attracting ambitious, hard-working individuals, looking for a fast-paced and lucrative career for 20 years.
But what is at the heart of our company and why have so many of our employees stayed loyal for 5, 10 and even 15 years?
Working together, progressing together
Many recruitment agencies have a culture of “every man or woman for themselves”. This is only natural in an industry driven by commission. But at First we are different.
Each individual has targets to hit, but we also communicate the progress of the whole business each week so everyone can see how we are growing. We work together to make sure overall goals are achieved, not just individual ones.
Every quarter we hold a company wide meeting detailing each area of the business because we understand that to feel invested in a company you need to see the big picture.
We hold the Silver Award for Investors in People demonstrating our commitment to our staff. We have this award because of our:
- Training academy for new staff – best practice is taught from the start
- Development programme for experienced recruiters, helping them progress in their career
- Bespoke in-house training for staff where needed e.g. management, presentation and sales training
We also have regular staff socials and team building events every quarter, to help build stronger bonds, as well as of course the BIG ONE…the Christmas party.
Benefits, incentives and socials
As well as benefiting from all kinds of free events, our staff work in a modern open-plan office with great facilities, along with a variety of benefits.
We are a company that not only cares about its staff but also its wider community. We support two main charities at First:
- Locally we support the Foundation for Peace in Warrington which helps those affected by terrorism and conflict
- Internationally we support the Kamla Foundation that provides valuable help to people on the margins of society in India
We support these charities through sponsorship and donations from the business, but also our staff get involved in various internal fundraising events throughout the year too.
Don’t take our word for it
It can be easy for a business to believe it cares about its employees, but where is the proof? We recently carried out a survey with our staff asking if they felt proud to work at First Recruitment Group, and if so, why. Here are their responses:
“I am really proud to be part of a company with the values that we work by, and the people that we work with. The relationships colleagues have are something First should be proud of.”“First Recruitment Group is a large business, I am happy to be working here.”
“First is a big company with a good reputation in the industry and one we should be proud to work for!”
“It's a wonderful place to work and I enjoy every day.”
“Overall a good company, good training academy set up and feel the recruitment delivery is very good.”
“First has a great team environment, encourage staff to do well. Good rewards e.g. quarterly awards, social events and team building"
"Their knowledge of the industry, our organisation and candidates is one of the leaders in the market. They have always been able to supply us with the right calibre of engineering candidate no matter what the discipline or regional location is.
"First Recruitment Group’s service delivery has always been to a high standard and the customer service provided by the team has ensured that First Recruitment Group will remain a preferred supplier of engineering personnel to WorleyParsons on our future engineering projects."
"In my dealings with First I have found them to be responsive, knowledgeable, quality-focused and engaging in their approach. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of First Recruitment Group to any prospective customers."
Global Engineering Consultancy