Anglia Ruskin University receives special recognition for work in graduate recruitment

Published: 2 February 2006 at 12:01

Anglia Ruskin University's Employment Bureau has been acknowledged for its significant impact in the area of graduate recruitment at the prestigious Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Cambridgeshire Recruitment Awards.

This special award, presented to Dominic Drane, who set up the employment facility in 1996, comes at a time when the Bureau is celebrating ten years of service to the University, the business sector and the community.

BBC Look East presenter Stewart White introduced the awards by saying:

“The first Cambridgeshire Recruitment Awards are an opportunity to celebrate what is good about all that has gone before and, though communication and co-operation, hopefully stimulate new ideas for the future.”

The Employment Bureau is a specialist recruitment agency that deals specifically with graduates and undergraduates looking for temporary, permanent and part-time opportunities. As well as managing and co-ordinating the recruitment needs of the main university campuses in Chelmsford and Cambridge, the Employment Bureau provides recruitment solutions for local, national and international businesses.

Over the last ten years, the Employment Bureau has worked closely with over 2500 local companies to help with their recruitment needs, and currently has in excess of 3000 candidates registered and looking for work.

As the financial pressures on students increase following the introduction of tuition fees, more and more students and graduates are coming to rely on the Employment Bureau as a way of avoiding financial hardship, gaining valuable work experience and expert advise from trained consultants. Most students supplement their loans with part-time work through the Employment Bureau either at the university or with local business keen to take advantage of their skills, flexibility and enthusiasm.

As a centre of academic excellence, the Employment Bureau recruits from a very talented, diverse pool of students and graduates whose education, skills, and employability is first class.

Being part of Anglia Ruskin, the Employment Bureau is not commission driven nor constrained by the commercial demands. Rather than generating huge profits, it ensures that it is the students and University who benefit while providing a cost-effective service for local companies.

Employment Bureau manager, Dominic Drane said,

"We are able to offer a much higher level of personalised service at charges that cannot be matched. By utilising the services provided by the Employment Bureau, employers benefit from access to a large number of well-educated, highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates who are able to offer exciting new ideas and additional up-to-date skills that can benefit any organisation."