Cassie Moore wins at REC IRP Awards!

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Cassie Moore wins 'Recruitment Apprentice of the Year'

We are immensely proud to announce that ARM’s Cassie Moore scooped the ‘Recruitment Apprentice of the Year’ award at last night’s REC IRP Awards in London!

Having won the richly deserved award, Cassie, from the Marine and Shipping team, said, “I am only months away from completing my Apprenticeship, so winning ‘Recruitment Apprentice of the Year’ is the final icing on the cake. Three years ago I couldn't even imagine attending, let alone winning an award at such a high profile event for our industry. I would also like to say well done to all the other entrants who attended – there really has been a huge amount of impressive talent from the recruitment industry involved this evening!”

This was a particularly exciting award for us as ARM IBE’s Ulrika Lawrence was also shortlisted for ‘Recruitment Apprentice of the Year’, but was equally pleased to see Cassie take the trophy home. “I am delighted to see Cassie win, she has worked extremely hard and I can’t think of anyone more deserving.  I am also absolutely over the moon that I’ve been nominated for this award, especially considering the calibre of recruiters in the same category - I feel honoured to have been considered for this accolade. It was definitely a night to remember!”

As well as Cassie’s win and Ulrika’s shortlisting, we had three other finalists in the awards – quite some achievement for any recruitment business! Our training and development teams were in the running for the ‘Advocate Company of the Year’ and ‘Best People Development Business’ award categories, whilst Adam Razzell reached the shortlist for ‘Temporary Consultant of the Year’.

Commenting after the ceremony, Learning and Development Manager at Serocor Solutions, Derek Goff commented on how it was a highly significant accolade to reach the finals for ‘Advocate Company of the Year’, “Whilst we are reflective of the fact that we didn’t win the award this year, we are still very honoured to have been shortlisted alongside other recruitment organisations representing our industry.  It is imperative that our internal code of conduct, based on our own ethical code, embraces that of the trade association we align ourselves to. In being shortlisted for this award we have achieved that level of recognition, helping to set the benchmark for the rest of the industry.”

Heather Cracknell, our Head of People Development, also echoed these sentiments with regards to the ‘Best People Development Business’ award, “It was a great honour to be shortlisted for the third time, having won this award on two previous occasions. We felt it was important to recognise the ongoing commitment of the People Development Team and the benefits they bring to the company.”

Adam reflected on just what an outstanding achievement it was to be at these prestigious awards, “All in all what an amazing 2015! I have now been shortlisted for two of the best awards in the industry this year and that is something I am really proud of. To have only been in recruitment for three years I am delighted to be among some great talent in the industry. See you next year!”

A great night was had by all the Serocor Group team that attended and of course we are all very proud of our finalists – especially Cassie for taking home the famed glass trophy! What the awards recognise is not only the considerable talent within the UK recruitment industry, but also the sheer hard work and conscientious effort we all make in ensuring the UK skills gap is filled with the right people.

The British economy owes a great deal to the people that make sure our vital infrastructure, industry and commerce has the professionals it needs. We are immensely proud of our whole team and for gaining so much recognition at the IRP Awards – we salute you!