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Find talent or job opportunities

Whether you are a business looking for a way to connect with high-potential, diverse talent; or an individual looking to find your perfect career – we can help.

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THE BIG PICTURE

Right talent,
right place

Connecting today's organisations with tomorrow's talent is vital to ensure competitive advantage, rewarding careers, and the future success of UK industry. But finding the right talent isn't easy, and neither is knowing which route to pick when you're just starting out:

1.3m

unfilled UK vacancies coming in to 2022

200%

rise in the demand for tech roles in the last 5 years

36%

employers expect vacant positions to stay unfilled for three to six months

£45k

the average debt for a university graduate before entering work

12

the average number of career changes in a working lifetime

Challenges we solve

Challenges

  1. Reaching talent and finding skills Talent shortages both in the UK and globally have become a ‘chronic’ problem in 2022. Great talent can be hard to find – whether you’re and SME or a global enterprise.

  2. Driving diversity and social inclusion Diversity brings a richness of thinking and competitive advantage, but reaching diverse talent pools can be a challenge.

  3. Agile resourcing Need for agility and flex in your talent and skills model to meet project demand, and respond to market changes.

  4. Finding the next generation Building strong, diverse, and socially responsible talent pipelines right from entry level.

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How we do it

Apprenticeships

Utilise your levy to attract entry level talent through professional apprenticeships. Besides working with you to design and deliver learning programmes, Babington can help you find and engage top candidates and manage the application process end to end across Accountancy, Financial Services, Digital, Data & IT, People Professions, Business Administration and more.

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Digital Skills Bootcamps

As part of the UK Government initiative to develop digital skills, bootcamps are six-week online learning programmes designed to help people upskill in data analysis and digital leadership. Besides being available to businesses and individuals already in employment, Babington has access to talent pools of learners who have successfully completed a digital skills bootcamp and are actively seeking work in a data or digital role.

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Sector Work Academy Programmes

If your business has seasonal or volume requirements for employees across customer service, hospitality, retail, or logistics – or you’re simply looking to diversify your future talent pipelines – we can help you utilise government funding and run sector-work academy programmes (SWAPs.) Typically SWAPs will comprise local outreach and candidate engagement, followed by a two to six week upskilling and screening programme that will allow you to interview and select successful candidates for your roles.

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FutureNation

Sister company to Babington, FutureNation is a specialist consultancy that works with forward-thinking organisations matching diverse digital talent to emerging roles within the UK’s fast-growing digital sector. With a unique hybrid model, FutureNation leverages industry-led apprenticeship training, access to levy funds and the new flexi-job apprenticeship model with benefits we are seeing in graduate hire, train and deploy models.

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Challenges

  1. Picking a path Deciding what’s right for you – maybe you know what field you’re looking for, but you’re unsure of the right route, or you simply want some help comparing apprenticeships, to university, to other routes into work.

  2. Helping you gain access Connecting you with opportunities in some of the world’s best companies, and working alongside them and you to blend learning with the ability to earn from day one.

  3. Upskilling to take the next step If you’re looking to improve your skills or gain a qualification, we can help. Our learning and development programmes are suitable from entry level through to senior and executive roles.

  4. Getting you into work, or back into work If you’re not in work, or you’ve had an extended break and you’re looking to brush up on CV writing, English and maths, and other professional skills areas, we can support you.

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How we do it

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to learn new skills and progress in your career. Unlike university or other qualification routes, apprenticeships pay you money and develop your skills whilst you’re in work.

Whilst qualifications will share a common standard informed by the Government’s framework, the quality of apprenticeships differs a lot between providers and the employers they work with. Babington apprenticeships use a highly personalised approach to learning, connect you with some of the industry’s best trainers and coaches, and develop you professionally and personally to supercharge your success.

You can do an apprenticeship when you’re just starting out, or when you’re already in a role – as long as your employer agrees to fund it.

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Sector Work Academy Programmes

Otherwise known as ‘SWAPs’ – these programmes run over several weeks and are designed to blend free skills training for employment (such as CV writing and interview techniques) with interviews for specific employers looking to hire entry level roes in your area. SWAPs are free, as long as you’re over 19 and in the right area, and you’re guaranteed an interview at the end of the process. Normally, we run these initiatives in Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Derby, Reading, and Manchester.

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Traineeships

For those aged 16 to 24 looking to gain real-world experience within a professional environment. Traineeships combine study and work experience and offer the opportunity to gain insight into a range of industries. Unlike apprenticeships, Traineeships generally don’t offer you a salary, but as they are much shorter than other learning programmes, they can be a great way to gain insight into a role, industry, or company and often lead on to permanent opportunities.

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FutureNation

Something a bit different: A brand new talent incubator and fast track for those looking to work in digital and data careers. FutureNation is Babington’s sister company, working with forward-thinking organisations and highly ambitious and capable school leavers to match top talent to emerging roles within the UK tech and IT sectors. If university wasn’t the right fit for you, and you’re looking for the benefits of an apprenticeship but with the ‘fast track’ element offered by many graduate schemes, plus the benefit of working across multiple organisations and earning whilst you learn, this could be for you.

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Each year, we connect hundreds of organisations with the very best school leavers and entry level talent.

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I love all things apprenticeships – and as well as being an apprentice myself, I lead the Babington recruitment team. My team ensures that the path is in place for candidates to be successful in their chosen role. We work with employers to deeply understand their talent needs, and with local schools, colleges, and communities to source the very best talent to bring into their organisations. I love hearing the good news stories of how the team have helped learners through an interview process to be offered a job with a great employer.

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Recruitment Team Lead