1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
HR and Recruitment Assistant Inductions, Interviews, Admin, going through CV's, updating our database, Performance management, setting up events. Telephone interviews, telephone conversations with potential candidates, speaking to our learner providers, and Emailing. Emailing our internal staff, telephoning, and helping other members of staff. Implement our database, organise and set up recruitment fairs, and apprenticeship.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
I am in the middle of my apprenticeship, I only have a couple of months left. Over the last 8 months I have learnt HR and Recruitment laws, I have sat in on a disciplinary and learnt how to write up minutes. I have also learnt how to interview, induct and go through CVs to find suitable candidates. I have become more confident on the phone, and more confident within myself.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
I enjoy working for Pimlico Plumbers as all the colleagues treat each other with respect and makes you feel welcome. I enjoy the programme as everyone here is supportive and helps you when you’re struggling. Here at Pimlico plumbers we are never left with nothing to do, we are always extremely busy and always rely on each other’s help and assistance to complete deadlines and tasks set by others. It met my expectations as I have achieved a lot since I have been working here, I have grown into myself and become confident and hardworking.
4. How valued do you feel by Pimlico Plumbers?
I feel like a valued member of Pimlico plumbers as we always get praised by managers all around the building. They also give us constructive criticism which we take on board and helps us for the next time. Pimlico plumbers always get the team involved, and as I work in HR I get asked to do all types of stuff. I do feel like a valued member of Pimlico Plumbers and think that if anyone wanted to join they should, as it is a good place to kick off your career.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The induction was pretty straight forward, however it was extremely detailed. I filled out forms, I was taken through the policies and procedures of the company and had a tour around the building. The training with Pimlico plumbers is second to none. Everyone here is full qualified and to learn from them is definitely something to be proud of as they have helped me achieve to great goals. The support from the managers and other colleagues has been incredible, even when you’re struggling they pick you up and motivate you to reach the highest goals. The team is extremely organised and everyone knows where they stand with one another.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
My training provider isn't great, they have caused a lot of issues and I wouldn't recommend them to be used elsewhere. They are unorganised and I didn't receive any support from them. However, my assessor did try her very best to get me through the course although she knew I was unhappy with the service of the provider. When either I or my manager alerted my training provider about problems that arose they were not able to address of the issue.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
I get support from all the managers here at Pimlico Plumbers, they are always there if I have any issues.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
he salary is fine, I can get to work, and still have money to go out with friends. The pay at Pimlico Plumbers is really good, I haven't got a bad word to say about it
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
As a company we try to do as many activities as we possibly can outside of work, however we do not do them all the time.
9. Would you recommend Pimlico Plumbers to a friend?
Pimlico Plumbers is one of the best plumbing companies in London, to have a chance with them is unreal. Everyone at PP is so lovely and makes you feel so welcome. Pimlico Plumbers have such a good reputation internally and externally, and nothing is hidden. PP is such a good experience and anyone that works for us, should not mess up the opportunity.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Pimlico Plumbers?
When you apply make sure your CV is true, as we will question you on it. When being interviewed, be polite and confident. Do not swear or slouch. Always dress smartly! When on induction, dress smart, be polite, and speak to everyone as you would a customer. When working with us, treat everyone with respect, and speak to everyone the way you would want to be spoke to. Have a hardworking attitude, and just keep your head down and just get on with the work that you have to do. Pimlico plumbers is such a good opportunity, do not let yourself down.