Bytes turns to Apprentice winner for recruitment nous
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Published: 13 Mar 2014
Microscope: March 2014

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Bytes Software Services has teamed up with sales recruitment specialist Raw Talent Academy, the brainchild of 2008 Apprentice winner Lee McQueen as it hunts for sales staff to fill its new office. Held at Epsom racecourse on 18 February, the event saw a number of applicants put through their paces in a variety of Apprentice­-style tasks, which Raw Talent Academy puts together based on their clients’ requirements. McQueen set up Raw Talent Academy after leaving Alan Sugar’s digital signage business, Amscreen, at the end of 2010. The Oxfordshire-based agency believes its methods are a great means of levelling the playing field when it comes to sales recruitment, as it assesses candidates based on performance, and not criteria such as education – meaning someone who left school at GCSE could be in with the same shot as a candidate with a masters degree. McQueen explained: “We look past a candidate’s CV or previous experience to uncover the ‘raw talent’ that other organisations across the UK are overlooking. “Our process judges candidates based on their ability ... Access >>>

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