Fit for the future: Bolton Business R2R take on 4 new Apprentices
Read more about their journey so far...
R2R based in Bolton Town Centre take on 4 new Apprentices through Alliance Learning Devon, Usba, Kerin and Lewis. This is part of their ongoing commitment to creating employment and training opportunities across the North-West area. R2R are passionate about helping people succeed in their roles as well as making a positive difference to organisations to help them flourish and achieve their goals.
Alliance Learning are extremely proud to play a huge part in the recruitment process for securing employment for the four Apprentices. As part of the process, we invited Apprentices to attend an Information, Advice and Guidance session to learn more about Apprenticeships and explain the benefits they can bring.
The latest intake at R2R has provided opportunities across a variety of business areas including both Customer Service & Business Administration. The positions have given the Apprentices a broad range of knowledge and skills across all sectors, helping them to develop and grow within the business.
Over the last couple of weeks, Apprentice Devon has spent a significant amount of time working within the finance department, specifically Payroll. Devon was able to work in a fast-paced environment which is a great test for someone taking on their first job. This has shown his hard-work and commitment towards the company. During this time, Devon has learnt a huge range of skills including Excel formulas, customer service, finance processes and much more. Devon has now transitioned into the Marketing team, where he has made a great start in his first week. R2R felt that Devon would be more suited to Marketing and wanted to give him a broad range of experience.
Usba has performed excellently for both their temporary and permanent recruitment teams. Her main role was initial contact over the telephone, which focused on giving information and qualifying candidates. Usba and Keren were the only 2 members of their team making the sourcing calls and they both really impressed our recruitment teams.
Keren Nkumu is currently working across customer service, warehousing, and government roles. Notably, Keren played a key role in recruiting 100 customer service agents for a large government contract. Her main role was initial contact over the telephone, which focused on giving information and qualifying candidates.
Additionally, Usba and Karen managed to recruit over 100 customer service agents for a large government contract. Her main role was initial contact over the telephone, this focused on giving information and qualifying candidates. Usba and Karen were two members which supported the recruitment team and handling calls, sourcing admin documentation and other skills throughout the day. Overall, R2R are extremely impressed with their communication skills and efforts. They have learnt so many skills in such a short space time.
Lewis has worked mainly in the permanent recruitment team and has performed well. Lewis has displayed independence and is able to use his initiative when taking on new tasks. Lewis is also the first member of the R2R academy, in which he has volunteered to test his newly found skills. As part of his development, Lewis has been helping the Bolton Lads & Girls Club recruit new team members. The work Lewis is doing will be free of charge. So far, he has sent over 125 qualified CVs for 9 positions that the club is looking to fill.When Lewis was a youngster, he was a member of Bolton Lads & Girls Club. He viewed this opportunity as his chance to give back. His motivation is to support the institution that gave him many fond memories growing up.
Lewis said that "helping the BLGC will allow more young people to experience the benefits that I did while at the club".
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