Grass Roots Meetings & Events, part of the global Grass Roots Group, on of the world’s leading provider of employee and customer engagement solutions, is delighted to announce the appointment of two new apprentices as Conference & Events Administrators.
Rachael Thomas and Danielle Bulpit applied for the roles available within Meetings & Events and successfully navigated an intense assessment day, which included aptitude tests, group discussions, role play and presentations, prior to securing interviews which took place last week.
Based in Grass Roots’ Putney office, Rachel and Danielle start on 13 October and will be undertaking roles in the strategic meetings management division, where they will be responsible for assisting the conference and events teams in sourcing venues for clients. As part of a structured programme, Rachael and Danielle will be undertaking ‘on the job’ training, together with modules from Grass Roots’ bespoke venue sourcing development programme; such as negotiation skills and contract checking.
Laura Clark, HR Business Partner for Grass Roots Meetings & Events, is delighted to be taking on the two capable applicants. ‘We recruit top industry talent and we were extremely impressed with the number of high calibre students who were interested in working within the Meetings & Events industry. The successful two applicants are thrilled to have been offered apprenticeships within Grass Roots Meetings & Events and we are confident that they will be valuable assets to our growing business. Rachael and Danielle shone throughout their assessments and they were really strong at the interview stage too.’
Grass Roots designed its own bespoke Apprentice Scheme four years ago, in order to source talented young people and support them through a fast track development programme. During this time, 12 apprenticeships have been offered, each leading to securing a full-time permanent position within the company.
Trish Breen, HR Business Partner, runs the scheme and is passionate about nurturing and developing these bright young individuals, ‘It is a pleasure to watch these fantastic young apprentices growing into their roles. They are adding value across the business and we have had excellent feedback from all the line managers that have taken them on.’
Sue Massey, Operations Director for Grass Roots Meetings & Events, comments, ‘This is the first time that the Meetings & Events division has taken part in our apprenticeship scheme and I have been very impressed with the standard of applicants. Rachael and Danielle excelled as exceptional candidates and I am very excited that they will be joining our team. I am looking forward to watching them develop and flourish within Meetings & Events.’