Market Update – April 2016



With the EU referendum looming, the jury is open and the debate is still raging on what the benefits may be if our nation was to leave the EU. In the world of recruitment the situation is no different. Currently UK employers take joy in receiving applications from across the continent with travel within the EU relatively stress free, opening up countless opportunities for job seekers. If this freedom of movement was limited, some argue that the ‘brightest and best’ would be deterred from applications, diminishing the talent pool available to employers. Others maintain that recruitment would thrive with SME’s particularly benefiting from the lack of EU regulation. In a strong and versatile market, there is no reason to suggest that trade between British and European businesses would be affected, with the number of job opportunities therefore remaining as they are. The debate is destined to continue until and beyond the June 23rd vote, with no clear argument taking precedence.



This month our team is excited about our upcoming Business Breakfast Event on 21st April. The event is now fully booked, with over 100 delegates expected. Our guest speaker, Bonita Norris, will be sharing her experiences on the road to becoming the youngest British female to climb Mount Everest and her numerous other remarkable achievements. Bonita will discuss what she’s learnt about goal setting, managing intimidating tasks and the importance of seizing opportunities. We look forward to welcoming Bonita and all our attending delegates, in what we’re sure will be a memorable occasion.



Finally, congratulations to the Venture team on their extraordinary success since the turn of year. The team has taken full advantage of the current boom in mid-market recruitment, completing a record-braking quarter. Since the recession there has been a shift in focus from both large and mid-sized firms with companies now looking to hire candidates with high potential. It has not been uncommon for candidates to receive offers several months prior to receiving their full qualifications or indeed for them to receive multiple offers. A large part of this success has been down to Chris, who since joining the team in mid-January has quickly settled into his role as Senior Consultant. Chris’s immediate impact is clearly reflected in the team’s outstanding first quarter. The rest of the team, led by Ian, features Matt on the permanent side and David heading interim recruitment. They are proud to see their continued hard work paying off, reflecting how well the team is already bonding.

Stephen is now Chilworth and Venture Recruitment Partner’s newest recruit, working with both sides of the business. After starting in March, Stephen has quickly settled into his role as Resourcing and Marketing Associate, working hard alongside the consulting team. With a background in the education sector, Stephen is enjoying his new challenge and is looking forward to continuing his work with the team.

To hear about our vacancies or for information on how we can help your business fulfil its recruitment needs, please visit and or call 02380 111 813.