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Would you like to win a bottle of bubbly and some vouchers?


All you need to do is refer a friend to one of our roles. If they get placed successfully, you will both receive a bottle of the sparkly stuff!


If you have someone in mind, pass on our email address - sian.hickey@selective-recruitment.co.uk and ask them to send over their CV, along with an outline of their current situation and your name of course! Those who are successfully placed through us will be lucky enough to receive the goods!

If your referral then goes on to a permanent role, passing their probation period, we will send you vouchers as a thank you for recommending them to us!


On the 4th of July, we held our annual Charity Golf Day in partnership with Helen and Douglas House.


Helen and Douglas House have been selected for the last 3 years as our chosen charity, due to  the affiliation with a former employee of Selective recruitment - Jordan Tabor and his family. Helen and Douglas is a hospice for terminally ill babies and children in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties.


The day was held at Studley Wood Golf Club and was a huge success. The Selective team and a number of clients enjoyed 18 holes of golf, surrounded by beautiful countryside, navigating 14 lakes and 44 acres of woodland. The sun also joined the party, making it a great day all round!


40 people attended, starting with a breakfast of bacon rolls and coffee, then the golf and a two course lunch followed. We ended the day  with the prize giving, an auction and a raffle. The golf was won by Dave Gregory who ended with a very reasonable score of 36, and won on count-back from Steve Shaw in a close second place, Darren of Selective finished in 3rd with 35 points.


We raised a total of £1,000 for Helen and Douglas House - which is great and much appreciated. We want to thank everyone that attended the event and that donated.


If you would like to donate, you can do so by visiting our Just Giving page here.


If you need any further information or recruitment expertise, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with one of our team on info@selective-group.com.


Recent statistics show that the UK’s unemployment levels are currently the lowest they have been in 43 years. This may seem to be great news, however, a leading recruitment body is arguing that the market is still a tough place for recruiters and companies looking to make hires.


The Office for National Statistics (ONS) have reported that unemployment is now at 4.2%, down from 4.6% last year. Put into real time terms, this equates to 32.4 million people in work, an increase of more than 440,000 from 2017 - pretty good, right?


Although this is positive news, Head of Policy at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, Sophie Wingfield, suggested that this means that there are actually less employees out there looking for immediate work - creating issues for recruiters and companies looking to hire.


It is encouraging to see a rise in employment figures but staff shortages in key sectors such as nursing, engineering and manufacturing are becoming more worrying. With a lack of candidates to pick, recruiters are finding filling these sectors more of a challenge.


Employment growth is largely due to the rise in part-time work, as the number of females in part-time roles account for a third of the annual increase. With this change in mind, employers are having to consider flexible working, as it appears to be attracting more applicants to roles.


Another great thing to take away from the ONS statistics is the rise in weekly earnings. These have increased to an average 0.4% for UK employees!

Here at Selective Group, we recruit for a wide variety of sectors! If you are looking for candidates or the next step in your career, do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 01235 462 900 or email us at info@selective-group.com.

Football fever is in full force around the country, after the incredible penalties win for England  on Tuesday! This is the first penalties win since 1996 may we add, taking them through to the quarter finals!


The team have showed dedication and perseverance in their quest for victory, which are both qualities needed when searching for a new job role. The job industry can be a tough nut to crack, but possessing the same attributes that the England squad did during their top 16 performance will help to see you become successful.


Here at Selective Group, we explore the top four attributes the England team have that may help you score your dream job:


1. Dedication


Harry Kane wouldn’t be in with a chance of winning the golden boot of the World Cup without his dedication to his sport, practising time and time again to improve his skills. The same goes for you when looking for a new position. Work and rework your CV until you know it highlights your skills and experience in the best light.


When searching for a role, it is important to commit to searching regularly, if not daily, for new roles being advertised. Your dedication to your search will eventually pay off and you will find exactly what you are looking for.


2. Don’t Give Up


Perseverance can be a struggle. You may have applied to many roles and had rejection after rejection, but the key is to never give up. It might seem like the easy option, but in reality it will leave you worse off than if you were to persist with your search!


When Columbia scored the equaliser, it would have been easy for the team to give up and not put as much effort in, but instead they pushed harder and got the outcome that they were hoping for. If you apply this same mentality to your job search, you are more likely to come out on top.


3. Belief


It can be hard picking yourself up after a rejection, but having belief in yourself and your skills will help you to carry on your search. If you are confident in yourself, this will reflect positively on you when a potential employer comes to meet you.


Throughout their journey so far, the England team have showed a strong sense of belief that has helped elevate and motivate them. Believing in yourself will help you to feel more confident about the roles you are applying for and will also help your inner confidence.


4. Team Work


Some may see searching for a new role as an individual struggle, however just like in football, a goal can’t always be made without an assist. Using a recruiter to help with your search will benefit you in the long run and will cover more ground.


Building up a good relationship with your recruiter and working together is guaranteed to end in success. After all, team work makes the dream work!

Here at Selective Group, we have our fingers crossed for the quarter finals and hope that the boys can help bring it home! For more information on Selective Group visit our website or if you need any advice contact us on 01235 462 900 or info@selective-group.com

We are thrilled to host our annual charity golf day on Wednesday 4th of July 2018!

This is one of the most enjoyable events in the Selective Group calendar and is a great opportunity to socialise in an intimate (and not too competitive!) setting. 

The day is being held at Studley Wood Golf Club, which will provide a stimulating challenge for all standards of player. The course boasts 18 holes which meander through beautiful countryside, navigating 14 lakes, with 44 acres of natural woodland at its core.

This year, Selective Group are delighted that all the proceeds from the day will be going to Helen & Douglas House - the chosen charity for Jordan Tabor, a former employee of Selective Recruitment.

Helen & Douglas House is a charity which provides hospice care for children and young adults in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties. We are extremely lucky to welcome a spokesperson from Helen & Douglas on the day, who will give a short speech on the amazing work they do.

We will kick off the day with bacon rolls at 9:00am, followed by the first tee off at 10:30am. After a morning of golfing, we will sit down to a two course lunch, along with prizes and raffle at the end of the day.

We hope that everyone who attends will have a fun-filled day and help raise money for a fantastic cause.

If you wish to donate, please follow the link.

In the meantime, if you need any further information or recruitment expertise, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with one of our team on info@selective-group.com.

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01235 462 900 - Abingdon - Head Office
01865 203 356 - Oxford
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