Serocor Group at the REC IRP Awards

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Serocor Group has an impressive five nominees in tonight's prestigious REC IRP Awards

We are really excited to be getting into our glad rags this evening as the Serocor Group team has been shortlisted for four categories (with a total of five nominations) in the REC's IRP Awards ceremony in London tonight. The ceremony, which is being held at the rather plush Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel, brings together the best and brightest within the industry to celebrate recruitment excellence and hard work.

Our People Development Team is in the running for the ‘Advocate Company of the Year’ and ‘Best People Development Business’ award categories. On an individual level, both Ulrika Lawerence and Cassie Moore are finalists in the ‘Recruitment Apprentice of the Year’ category, whilst Adam Razzell has been shortlisted for ‘Temporary Consultant of the Year’.

As a company we have a winning pedigree in the IRP Awards, having scooped the ‘Best People Development Business' award in 2014 and the ‘Best Newcomer' award in 2012. We are proud to be in the running again this year and believe it is an acknowledgement of the hard work across our teams - from training and development to service delivery and a focus on the customer experience by our recruitment team.  

Heather Cracknell, our Head of People Development, summed up the feelings of the team very well when she commented after the initial announcement, “It is amazing to be shortlisted; having won the ‘Best People Development Business' award in 2014, this is further recognition of the ongoing commitment to our employees’ professional and personal development. Being shortlisted for the first time for ‘Advocate Company of the Year’, which is a new award, supports how we embed as a company, the REC code of ethics and best recruitment industry practice across the group.”

Cassie (who works with the ARM Oil & Gas team) and Ulrika (who is part of the ARM Infrastructure & Built Environment team) are both, understandably, already on tenterhooks for the result of the ‘Recruitment Apprentice of the Year’. The suspense was evident even when the shortlist was announced, as Cassie commented at the time, “To say I’m excited to be amongst the first apprentices shortlisted for such a high profile award is an understatement. It’s great that apprentices are now being recognised for their hard work alongside the more experienced professionals in our industry. To even be shortlisted for the ‘Recruitment Apprentice of the Year’ award is amazing!”

Adam will also be especially excited when the result for the ‘Temporary Consultant of the Year’ is announced this evening - having narrowly missed out on ‘Best Temporary Consultant’ at the Global Recruiter Awards in June this year. Being shortlisted for a second award in one year is quite a feat, as he commented, “Having already made it to the finals of the Global Recruiter awards, I’m absolutely thrilled and extremely proud that I have made the short list for this year’s IRP Awards as well. I am crossing my fingers that I am lucky enough to take home the award this time!”

All that is left to say is that the entire Serocor Group team is behind the nominees and we will wait with baited breath to see the results as they come in this evening. As a team of driven recruitment professionals we all recognise the huge amount of hard work and dedication required to even reach the shortlists – so we are immensely proud of all the nominees already!