Inspiring the Next Generation

Since 2000, I have volunteered as an Enterprise advisor within Schools for various education to business partners, such as NYBEP (North Yorkshire and Enterprise Partnership) https://nybep.org.uk/ and Ahead Partnership https://www.aheadpartnership.org.uk/ to mentor students from years 7 to 13 with: Interview Technique | CV writing | Presentation skills | Boosting Confidence . Additionally supporting schools with their careers program.

These organisations work with both education and business in partnership. As a volunteer my role is to provide advice and support to students as they prepare for that “perfect interview” and their first step in their choice of College, University or career. It’s the ideal way to give back to the community, whilst having a window to the next generation of employees.

In addition, I coach business leaders on recruitment and the potential damage and additional cost that can be incurred if their interview technique is dated or they recruit the wrong individual.

I had used Craig for recruitment in my previous company and trusted his expertise, and within a day I had three excellent candidates to telephone interview, two of whom I took to full interview and one offered.
Nikki P - Nursery Services
I attended a Sales day training course with some trepidation as I wasn’t overly successful on the phone and nervous. I gave the course 5 / 5 run by Craig. He put the confidence back in me to overcome objection. By doing so helped me understand that people are people, some are rude; get rid of those and some are helpful and want to work with me; keep those.  Not every call will produce a result but celebrate each result however small. My only concern is that this was a one-day course and I could have drained Craig of his knowledge and expertise over a week. Very well presented, fun with an easy stage by stage understanding of gaining trust and how to develop that to advocacy.
Abi R, Recruitment Consultant
20 August 2018 To Whom it May Concern RE: Craig Storton – Recruiter I have worked with Craig over a number of years and trust him to source candidates suitable for my requirements. He has always been thorough and professional, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others. Yours sincerely Nicola H – Operations Coordinator – HR and Administration
Nicola H - Operations Coordinator – HR and Administration
Craig is hugely dynamic, engaging and clearly LOVES the work that he does. He has run a number of workshops for Ahead Partnership in local secondary schools, based around interview preparation & practice for between 100 & 200+ teenagers – certainly no easy task!!! Craig sought the right balance of professionalism, confidence & humour and is safe to say was a HIT!
Melissa Garret, Project Manager at Ahead Partnership
I was new to recruitment but not telesales, however the speed I worked at with over 200 calls a day without taking time to stop and think isn’t really recruitment. This course showed me how to extend my calls and gain more information. Not to be dismissive of clients who didn’t use recruitment agencies but explore the reasons why and make them a target for later use or to canvass to. The course was thoughtfully put together and challenged my preconceived ideas that telesales training is a waste of time, you’ve either got it or you haven’t. This course showed me there is much more to telesales than just picking up the phone 5/ 5
James C, Recruitment Consultant
I was introduced to Craig through a mutual contact and ever since the first conversation, I knew that he was unlike any other recruiter I had worked with. As a seasoned HR professional, that is a lot! Not only is Craig extremely professional, but he is also honest, down to earth, and most importantly, human. Our interactions were a joy and his belief in my ability was unwavering.
Sophie S - HR Manager Electronics Manufacturing
As a senior statesman in Accountancy and Finance I was seeking a role that not only complimented my experience but where I could continue to make a difference in a progressive company. Craig meets all of his candidates and is very thorough in his interviewing, getting to know you personally and your needs. He puts you at ease and more importantly he stays in touch throughout the process. I was successful in my application and had the steady support of a professional recruiter to help and guide me along the way. I look forward to using his services as a client, with a full understanding of what the candidate selection process is, robust and thorough; no stone is left unturned.
John P – Head of Finance – Manufacturing
Craig meets all of his candidates and is very thorough in his interviewing, getting to know you personally and your needs. I look forward to using his services as a client, with a full understanding of what the candidate selection process is, robust and thorough; no stone is left unturned.
John P – Head of Finance – Manufacturing
Craig was pivotal in rebuilding my confidence and supported me thoroughly throughout the whole process and thereafter.  He has a wealth of experience and his jovial character but professional manner really brings out the best in you.
Emma M - Sales Executive
Having been out of the Sales world for a few years looking after my son, my confidence was at an all-time low when I started searching for a new role.  Then I met Craig.  From the moment I spoke to him I knew he was going to be able to help me.  Not only did he take the time to sit down and listen, he helped me create a sterling CV.  Craig was pivotal in rebuilding my confidence and supported me thoroughly throughout the whole process and thereafter. Craig is fantastic at his job, a real people person and doesn’t treat you like just another candidate, like some recruiters.  He has a wealth of experience and his jovial character but professional manner really brings out the best in you.  Craig found me a wonderful job with a fantastic business; by taking the time to really learn about the client and the candidate he made a perfect match.  Further to this experience I thrived in the business world and I honestly do not think I would be where I am today if it wasn’t for Craig.
Emma M - Sales Executive
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