The Laurus Trust Recruitment Team celebrated a deserving achievement at the Education Business Awards held in London last week.

The team were shortlisted for their innovative recruitment presence which was commended by Education Business judges and saw them victorious in the ‘School Recruitment’ category. The team were recognised for their exceptional efforts in attracting top talent, promoting the Trust as an employer of choice, and communicating its positive culture and employee benefits.

The Recruitment Team manage the Laurus Jobs channels and over the last 18 months have led impactful campaigns to attract teachers and support staff across the Laurus Trust family of schools. They’ve meticulously built a talent pool, boasting over 1,000 registrations, increased website traffic by an impressive 140% and grown a social media following for the Laurus Jobs brand. The team have also hosted successful recruitment events and bolstered application numbers through referral initiatives.

Director of Human Resources, Jen Jenkins commended the team by saying:

“This achievement is outstanding, and it’s a direct result of the efforts put in by The Recruitment Team over the past few years. The award reflects our innovative approach and unwavering commitment to excellence, I am incredibly proud of the team!”

The Recruitment Team’s accomplishment is notably remarkable given the current challenges of education recruitment on a national scale. A competitive job market arising from Brexit, coupled with a decline in teacher training enrolment has resulted in a nationwide shortage of applicants. However, The Laurus Trust Recruitment Team haven’t been deterred by these challenges to support the Laurus Trust family of schools.

More information about current vacancies can be found under the Laurus Jobs page of our website.