Star Employment Services celebrates another successful year

As Star Employment Services nears its fifth birthday, the leading recruitment agency for the Black Country and Shropshire is celebrating another year of staff success.

The West Midlands based agency has continued to invest in employee development as it grows its client base among local businesses.

Former resource administrator apprentice Ellie Taylor has recently passed her Level 2 NVQ in Business apprenticeship, leading her to be promoted to branch resourcer.

She joined the team in October 2016 after leaving school following a year studying for her A Levels. Ellie, who is the newest member of Star Employment Services, was taken on by Star Employment as an investment in young people training within the local area.

Ellie is based at the Queen Street office in Wolverhampton.

She said: “I really enjoy working at Star Employment Services, and I am so pleased to have passed my apprenticeship. The team are so friendly.

“My role involves resourcing for candidates, placing job adverts onto websites, interviewing applicants, assisting payroll, managing temporary staff and creating profiles.

“I have definitely noticed how much I have progressed since starting. I thought I would be doing really basic tasks but that has not been the case at all.”

Staff development is central to the growth of Star Employment Services, which is part of the MNA Recruitment operation.

The agency is audited to the national REC Gold standard. As part of this, it runs staff training on all aspects of recruitment and changes in the law as and when needed.

Star Employment Services can deliver solutions for both permanent and temporary recruitment, to employers and job seekers.

The team also plan to encourage another young person to get on the career ladder by taking on an apprentice.

Operations manager Kylee Russon said: “Ellie’s development has been a great boost to the agency.

“As a team, we have extensive experience in local recruitment yet it is important we bring new people through. Working closely with our clients to meet their needs, Star Employment Services will continue to go from strength to strength.”

Star Employment Services, which was launched in January 2013, is owned by the Midland News Association, publisher of the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.