Written on: 23/02/2011
The branch I went to was in Ravenscourt Park near Hammersmith in London, The 1st Place Training Suite - 4th Floor, 275-281 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9LZ.
This company is a complete sham.
First and for most they do not have a reception. It is a random big room with an small adjoined office and some metal chairs, literally that is all they have. Not even a proper door logo, just a piece of paper stuck on the wall.
You get tested by presenting once, twice, three times and do some task Philip saw on the apprentice and tried to adapt and thinks that it shows your qualities. He is a rude chav in a suit and lacks manners. He only cares about matching candidates to his clients and getting paid. Also no advice was given at all to graduates.
After three hours of stupid tasks that do not show anything apart from if you can make a presentation, all they said to us was you do not match our clients. Thanks and goodbye. What a waste of time if graduates are not learning on what to improve!
So 1st Place Graduate Recruitment is definitely Last place Graduate Recruitment. To prove to you that I am not just annoyed because I did not get through, I was one of three who got a job offer for a sales job yesterday from a three stage group interview of 35 people. This job has excellent uncapped commission, training and career progression and I only went today to see what else was on offer.
To be honest even if I was offered a job interview for one of his clients I probably would not have taken it because of him. At one point I was going to walk out but I thought I will stick it out for the experience.
I have been to other graduate recruitment companies so I can compare and I conclude the following
1st Place Graduate Recruitment = SHAM!!!! STAY AWAY.
And Philip you are not Sir Alan Sugar and YOU'RE FIRED!
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