"Superb" Future Skills films helping Telent to attract talent
"Our biggest challenge to get over was believing that somebody was willing to do something this good for us for free!"
High-tech communications company Telent has added another dimension to its search for young talent after engaging with Warwickshire County Council's Future Careers Digital Market Place project.
Telent designs, deliver and supports solutions and services for ICT and communication networks across the business landscape. Their diverse client list ranges from the Network Rail to Highways England and the Maritime & Coastguard Agency to CityFibre.
The company, which has a base in Warwick, has long been passionate about recruiting the best young talent and will take on more than 40 apprentices during 2021. Always on the lookout for young people with potential, it now has another way of getting its message directly to students - on film via the Future Careers project, delivered through Warwickshire Skills Hub.
Telent's offer has been captured perfectly on video - a medium which reaches out to young people in the most accessible way.
Richard Giddings, Graduate and Apprenticeship Manager at Telent, said: "We are so pleased we heard about the Future Careers filming by Warwickshire County Council. It was a really slick process.
"We just made sure the right people were there at the right time and film crew did everything else, so it was all very straightforward. Our biggest challenge to get over was believing that somebody was willing to do something this good for us for free!
"The end product is superb. If I was to try to make a film about what we do, there is no way I could get it into five minutes, but somehow they have managed to do it. It is a fantastic summary of the huge range of things we do at Telent and we have used the video at various virtual careers fairs, so it has really added to our virtual offering."
The videos form part of Telent's ongoing recruitment drive as they constantly upskill and train young people to ensure they stay at the forefront of a sector which is perpetually evolving.
"It is absolutely vital for us to maintain a pipeline of young talent," said Richard. " We have continuing recruitment needs so will always have a variety of different vacancies available for people to come and join us.
"We know that not many young people come through education wanting to be a telecoms engineer, so we need to get it out there just what a broad and rewarding range of jobs there is around what we do. The Future Careers filming has been a huge help to us in doing that."
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And the youtube link to the Telent films please –
Schools film – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpn9ZJtFz8c
Recruitment film - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EPZfGOHSJE