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Capita IT Resourcing hire 11 with Raw Talent Academy


Capita IT ResourcingFollowing a gruelling 12 hour Audition Day, Capita IT Resourcing have told 11 job hopefuls the words they worked so hard to hear; “You’re Hired”. The candidates had just taken part in an Audition Day that saw them work together and individually in multiple tasks in front of Capita IT Resourcing’ Senior Management Team.

The Apprentice style process was run by Raw Talent Academy (RTA), a company founded by former Apprentice Winner Lee McQueen, at Royal Windsor Racecourse in Berkshire and saw the top 27 candidates from the local area attend following an extensive application process.

Key Stats
137.5% of Roles Filled
90.91% Retention
111.90% 3 Month ROI
408 Applications
150 Face to Face Interviews
92.59% Audition Day Attendance

Capita IT Resourcing, part of the FTSE 100 listed Capita Plc., were looking to expand their team and, following the recruitment of two experienced recruiters, they turned to RTA in the search for the best local ‘Raw Talent’. Originally tasked with finding 8 Trainee Recruitment Consultants, RTA immediately implemented their unique search and selection process across Berkshire and the surrounding area.

Attracting hundreds of applications via job boards, local newspapers and social media, RTA whittled the candidates down to the top 27 who attended the Audition Day on the 29th April 2013.

Capita Audition Day

Candidates at the Capita Audition Day

As the day drew to a close, Capita IT Resourcing had a tough decision to make with the high quality candidates in attendance. Eventually Capita IT Resourcing decided to offer a position to 11 of the candidates rounding off a hugely successful recruitment process.

Keith Speres, a Director at Capita IT resourcing commented on the Academy saying; “We have had a professional day with RTA, out of a huge amount of candidates we have selected 11 to join us at Capita… a fantastic day and enjoyed meeting everyone and going through a very different process of recruiting, it is not something I have ever done before and its not something I think Capita have ever done before.”

Capita IT Resourcing’ Academy Manager Richard Hunt, who will oversee 9 of the 11 Trainee Recruitment Consultants, shared his thoughts on the Academy as the day came to a close below:

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