Peterborough-based recruitment agency, Recruit Mint, is celebrating a double birthday this year. Next month the agency turns seven and its specialist education recruitment wing of the company has just turned two.
Established in 2012, the recruitment agency has grown from strength to strength, with a 12 strong team and over 100 years recruitment experience collectively. Recruit Mint is one of the largest independently owned recruitment agencies in Peterborough, and last year achieved growth of 20 percent.
Mark Burton, Director of Recruit Mint, said:
“We are really proud to be celebrating our seventh birthday next month; the agency has come a long way from its humble beginnings with just Aaron and I. It is also exciting to see the education recruitment specialism of our company turn two; we know it is our specialist approach to each sector that has made Recruit Mint and Recruit Mint Education a success over the years.”
Alongside Recruit Mint Education, the agency’s team consists of recruitment consultants who specialise in technical, industrial and commercial sectors.
“Having specialist teams enables the agency to cover all of its candidate and client requirements, safe in the knowledge that the team will have full understanding of the sector.”
Discussing why both Directors left the corporate world to set up Recruit Mint, Aaron Bowes, Director of Recruit Mint, said:
“We set up Recruit Mint because we wanted to do business differently. Agencies have a bad reputation of churning candidates and there is a misconception that recruiters just sit in their office twiddling thumbs, which simply isn’t the case at Recruit Mint. We regard every appointment as bespoke through our 17-step process, taking the time to really understand the employers’ needs and each candidate’s strengths and weaknesses.”
Recognising that recruitment in the education sector operates differently, the duo set up Recruit Mint Education as a separate entity under the umbrella family of Recruit Mint.
“With endless headlines about the UK facing a severe teacher shortage, we know it is more crucial than ever for the new hires to have the right skillset and qualities to match a school and its ethos. The team at Recruit Mint Education understands the challenges that schools face when making all important hires and knows that a one-size-fits-all approach to teacher recruitment doesn’t work. So, we offer a personalised, flexible service that is tailored to suit the needs of each individual education provider.”