Brad said: “We were really impressed with the calibre of the candidates. They had all been really well prepared and knew a lot about our company and the direction we were going in.”
Out of the 12 learners who took part in the Skills Bootcamp, 11 interviewed with WindTex, and of the 11, five were offered immediate roles, with a further four on standby for their next suitable contract.
Brad admitted that some candidates may have been overlooked in the past, but thanks to the strong emphasis placed on employability training, learners had a greater understanding of WindTex and its business model, culture, and mission.
He said: “In all honestly, we might have overlooked these applicants in the past, so it’s been an eye-opener to us and gives us a lot of confidence in sustaining our business with a strong focus on the recruitment process.”
Brad encouraged other businesses to consider this unorthodox approach to recruitment as a solution to workforce demands. Brad said: “I would recommend this to anyone else in the sector with a growing and ambitious business.
“The fact this service comes without a cost is great too. We have saved thousands in agency costs which can go towards the continued development of our employees.”
Following the huge success of the first Green Energy Skills Bootcamps across the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority earlier this year, we are running another group on December 12th: greenskillsbootcamp.co.uk
Complete Skills Solutions pride itself on delivering an all-encompassing approach to training and education. Their employer-led methodology allows them to work collaboratively with employers to identify skills gaps and tailor training to meet the need.