Why we do what we do

GPRS exists to provide the alternative recruitment service- something different to the standard recruitment experience.

This is because we believe that recruitment can (and therefore that it should), be done better. So, our service level remains exceptionally high, regardless of the side of the interview table you happen to be sitting at. You'll get exactly the same superstar treatment. We don't take advantage of our clients- because, quite simply, we want them to use us again and again. We don't under-represent our candidates - because we want them to remember us when they're sitting in the hiring manager's chair.

Learning & Training recruitment specialists.

We also believe that recruitment is a profession best delivered by an industry of specialists.

At GPRS, we specialise in the permanent recruitment of:

NVQ / QCF Assessors, Key Skills Tutors, Functional Skills Tutors, Quality Advisors, IQAs, Curriculum Managers, Data and MIS Administrators, Internal Verifiers, Trainee Assessors, Finance Managers, Technical Training Instructors, Contracts Managers, Funding Managers, Training Managers, Employability Advisors, Lead IV/Assessors, E-Learning Executives, NVQ/QCF Academy Managers, Centre Coordinators, Heads of WBL, Pre-employment Tutors, Vocational Trainers, Employer Engagement Advisers, Training & Development Managers, Quality Assurance Managers. Apprentice Placement Officers, Bid Managers, Employment Advisors, and many more roles like these

...to the learning & training industry.

Your expectations:

  • Jobseeker? Download our candidate charter, which explains what you can expect from us when we represent you to our clients.
  • Employer? Download our employer’s service guide, which outlines what we will and won’t do to in our search for your next new staff member.

Quality... It’s a big deal.

We’re big on quality, best practise, and upholding unusually high standards. We put the business through all kinds of non-compulsory auditing processes to ensure we’re as good as we can possibly be.

All GPRS consultants are fully certified (AIRP, MIRP or FIRP) and registered with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (the REC is the professional body for the recruitment industry, representing recruiters who are committed to raising standards and highlighting excellence throughout the recruitment industry).

It means our candidates, our clients, and our staff can relax, safe in the knowledge that what we do at GPRS is not just reputable, it’s truly exceptional.

Here are some examples of recent awards and recognition we’ve gained as a result of our work.

Great Place to Work

We put the business through this very stringent and thorough process voluntarily for the first time in 2013, because we wanted to see how we could improve the workplace for our staff. Turns out we’re pretty great already; we placed 13th nationally in the small business category, we were the fourth-highest recruitment agency across the UK, and the highest-ranking business of any size in Staffordshire.

REC Audited

Recruitment agencies don’t have to be accredited with the Recruitment Employment Confederation, but we wanted to be; the REC is synonymous with best practise and quality. The audit goes way beyond just compliance, requiring agencies to demonstrate that they operate best practice in areas such as customer service, staff development, diversity and client management. Being audited by the REC includes regular on-site visits, where our documentation is checked and our processes and systems are thoroughly inspected.

IIP Gold

We choose to be evaluated by Investors In People every three years, and have achieved IIP Gold status in every evaluation since 2008.

The IIP process compares a list of stringent best practise criteria with evidence provided by the business to prove that it operates in accordance with these standards. If enough criteria are met, IIP awards the business Bronze status. Businesses that excel can be awarded Silver status, or, in exceptional circumstances, Gold status.

IIP Champion

Investors in People only chose one recruitment agency to become an IIP Champion- GPRS Recruitment. IIP Champions are businesses who scored exceptionally highly in their IIP Gold assessment, and who have been identified as leaders in global best practise within their field. As the IIP recruitment champions, we provide advice and support to other businesses that are undertaking recognition.