Judging alongside Subash Thakrar (Chairman of London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Partner, for the National Student Apprentice Grand Final 2013.

The National Student Apprentice is a national competition that brings together students from over 20 universities for a practical opportunity to showcase their professional skills and entrepreneurial ability in a real business environment in front of a wide range of professionals, academics and top entrepreneurs.

Over the last three months, six Regional Apprentice Competitions were executed around the UK with over 500 university students competing to win their region in a bid to make it through to the Grand Final. The hopeful candidates participated in a fantastic programme of events including exciting Apprentice-Style Challenges and practical tasks.

In the Grand Final event last week, six teams battled it out in a Lord Sugar boardroom style pitch, using their personality, wit and charm in an attempt to win over the judges. I can honestly say, I know what that feels like! The event was a huge success and provided students with an incredible unique opportunity to present their ideas and network with top students around the UK, renowned entrepreneurial figures, key corporates, university professors, industry professionals and national media. I was very impressed with the level of candidates in this competition. All the contestants showcased their creativity, entrepreneurial skills, and determination very professionally making it very difficult for the judges to select the winning team.

The National Student Apprentice is a great chance for students to get out of their comfort zone, be inspired and learn new skills. I would certainly recommend students take full advantages of opportunities like these the experience alone can be invaluable. This competition indeed reminded me of my own experience on the apprentice!

Taking part in The Apprentice in 2012, was a life changing opportunity for me and I can hardly believe it’s almost been a year since I won the competition and gained an investment from Lord Sugar to set up my consultancy, Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS). Find out how we are celebrating our one year anniversary here...

It has taken a great deal of hard work, dedication and commitment to establish the company. We are currently expanding our company to suit the areas of science, technology and engineering and continue to place a significant number of professionals into new career roles.

I offer my congratulations to the winners once again, and wish all those that took part in the competition, all the best for the future.


To find out more about The National Student Apprentice please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/NationalStudentApprentice

 

  
Celebrate our 1st Birthday in style by entering our Blackberry Q10 Prizedraw -  Starts on July 1st 2013!
 
I’m sure like me you’ve all been watching this year’s exciting series of apprentice! Someone’s life is about to change and there’s not long to go now until we find out who the winner is! I can hardly believe it’s almost been a year since I gained an investment from Lord Sugar to set up Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS). So to fall in line with the end of this year’s The Apprentice and my company’s first anniversary we are giving away to one lucky winner the brand new Blackberry Q10 - find out below to see how you can enter this giveaway.
 
 
So what have I been doing since securing a £250,000 business investment from Lord Sugar?
 
  
Since being announced as the winner of The Apprentice in 2012, I have been busy building my new specialist recruitment consultancy, Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS). This was the exact idea I pitched to Lord Sugar and his business advises during the process in 2012. Since then we have been created, launched and am currently expanding our scientific recruitment company to suit our areas of expertise namely, science, technology and engineering. We support science jobs, technology jobs, engineering jobs and most specialist areas of expertise within these.
 
 
Most people have asked me why would I set up a science recruitment company? Or is science not completely foreign to my background? Well the reality is after graduating as a Biochemist at university I have operated solely in the recruitment sector on behalf of the science community for a number of years. The business proposition was something I not only had experience and qualifications in, but one I was, and still very much am, seriously passionate about. I aim to change the landscape of science recruitment which I appreciate is a big statement, however I am here to make a positive difference to the industry and I’ll do my upmost to do just that.
 
 
It has taken a great deal of hard work, dedication and commitment to establish Hyper Recruitment Solutions and position us in a competitive market place. This did not happen over night! Our first year has seen the business go from strength to strength where we have taken on experienced and graduates recruitment consultants, we have taken on projects from as far afield as Australia, and most importantly delivered on all of our promises to date by placing a significant number of professionals in to new career roles. I look forward to seeing how these roles progress for the people we have helped as I geuninely feel we have been blessed to have the opportunity to interact with so many talented and professional people.
 
  
With this said there are many more long days of hard work ahead before we make Hyper Recruitment Solutions the successful business that all of us in the company aim for it to become. 
 
 
So what makes HRS unique? 
 
      
At HRS we recognise that each of the niche skill sets that we support can be very intricate and can differ from one to another. This is why our consultants are focused on being a subject matter expert, allowing them to provide the best solutions for our client’s staffing requirements. Our consultants have either come from industry or academia making us a collaboration of scientists supporting science. We treat each candidate as an individual to ensure that the role they are being considered for is right both for their career ambitions and for the specific business’ needs.
 
 
Here at HRS we try to help much as we can. We fully understand how tedious and tiring it can be to search for a new job, that’s why we’ve made the process even easier! Our FREE Job app has been specifically designed to help you identify the current jobs in the market place within the fields of science and technology. Now you can view the latest jobs and apply for them while you’re on the move!
 
 
We like to be different here at HRS, so to keep you up-to-date with the latest news - not just from within our company but new developments the science and technology industries, we’ve just launched our very own YouTube channel. We’ll be adding more videos to help you with your job search so watch this space and of course feel free to ‘Like’!
 
   
How can you celebrate our first birthday?
 
To celebrate our first birthday, HRS is giving away a fabulous Blackberry Q10! The prize draw will be open for one month starting on 1st July 2013. It’s free to enter and all you need is a Twitter account! For your chance to win, simply keep an eye out for the Blackberry prize draw tweets on my twitter account - @Rickymartin247
 
 

To enter, you will need to RT one of the initial giveaway tweets starting with *BLACKBERRY PRIZE DRAW*  from  @Rickymartin247 sent out on July 1st 2013 (07:04AM), follow  @Hyperec_HRS and ‘Like’ our HRS company Facebook page. Yes, it really is that simple! At the end of the month we will select one lucky winner at random and announce on all of our social media platforms.

 
The competition opens on 1st July 2013 and ends on 31st July 2013, one winner will be selected at random. T’s and C’s apply, click here for more details. 
 
The new BlackBerry Q10 has the flagship QWERTY handset from BlackBerry and all of their latest and most innovative features and software.
 
 
 
     
Key Features:
BlackBerry 10 operating system
3.1-inch super AMOLED display
1.5GHz dual-core processor
DLNA and HDMI connectivity
8 megapixel auto-focus camera
QWERTY keyboard & touch screen
16GB on-board storage
1080p HD video recording Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 processor

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