The RTA Blog - News, views, opinions, stories, help & advice

Red Gate 13th Birthday

Red Gate Software invest in Raw Talent


Red Gate SoftwareRed Gate Software, a global technology company based in Cambridge has welcomed fresh talent into their sales team following their partnership with Raw Talent Academy.

Following the partnership with Raw Talent Academy, Red Gate Software has taken on a number of ‘Inside Sales Representatives’ who showcased their ability via RTA’s unique Academy process. The Academy saw over 400 candidates apply for the positions before just 20 were selected to attend an Audition Day held at Red Gate’s offices.

Key Stats
100% of roles filled
#% Retention
#% 3 Month ROI
420 Applications
95 Face to Face interviews
90% Audition Day Attendance

The Audition Day took place on the 3rd October 2013, which happened to be Red Gate’s 14th birthday. This coincidence allowed the Academy candidates to witness first hand the great culture that has seen Red Gate named in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for for every year since 2007, ranking as the highest Cambridge company every year.

Red Gate wanted to see a different level of candidate compared to their traditional recruitment processes and felt Raw Talent Academy’s innovative approach to recruitment was the answer. The Academy culminated with the candidates showcasing their skill and abilities within real life inspired business tasks, tailored to Red Gate, as opposed to being judged on their experience or CV.

Following the day Simon Johnson, Red Gate’s EMEA Sales Manager, said, “We have just finished our first academy with Raw Talent Academy, it has been a pretty exhausting day but I think we have had a really successful day. This is actually a really, really good result because we have struggled over the past few months to hire the standard of candidate that we are renowned for at Red Gate.” You can watch the full video testimonial from Simon Johnson below.

One of the successful candidates who was offered a position with Red Gate at the end of the day added, “it’s been a really interesting day, completely different to your traditional interview process and I have taken a lot out of it and at the end of the day I’ve got the job so it’s been a great day.”

About the Author

Ashley Holmes

Ashley HolmesRaw Talent Academy's Operations & Marketing Manager. Connect on Linkedin - all posts by Ashley Holmes

Leave a Reply

OBA-2015-blackNamed Small Business of the Year 2015

Director Lee McQueen named Young Business Person of the Year 2015