Why I chose an apprenticeship in recruitment – Mehreen Ayub

Ever been curious about recruitment apprenticeships?

Mehreen Ayub is a junior consultant at Admiral Recruitment. She lets us in on her experience as a recruitment apprentice, and why it was the right path for her career.


What made you look to recruitment as a career?

I had heard about recruitment as a possible career and it was something I was really interested in. I loved the idea of meeting and interviewing people everyday, and I thought recruitment would be a great opportunity to push myself. I like that it covers a lot of sectors and industries too.

How did you find your apprenticeship?

Really good – the whole apprenticeship experience went really well. I’ve been mentored and supported the entire time and been given exposure to all areas of the business. My recruitment knowledge has really grown over the past year and that’s really helped my confidence. I have also learned new skills and a lot of valuable things about the working world.

What about recruitment appeals to you?

It’s such a great industry to get into. You meet people everyday and you learn so much about yourself. My current role is sourcing candidates for Admiral Recruitment’s specialist commercial division, dealing with high-end corporates to source and place receptionists. It’s fast paced and taret driven, which really appeals to me.

Recruiting for temp roles is intense, isn’t it?

It really is – there’s no room for error because you have clients and candidates depending on you, so you need to be on the ball and thinking of them.

What would you say to someone who was thinking about becoming a recruitment apprentice?

They really need to be open to learning all the time – that’s the main thing. Recruitment is such an open career and a great place to hone your skills, and you will be learning all the time. You can’t be afraid to make mistakes because you will learn so much from them.

Learn more about recruitment apprenticeships – and why it could be the right choice for you.

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