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Collab Group partners with leading recruitment agency Protocol

The Collab Group of Colleges is delighted to announce that it has partnered with Protocol to offer members a tailored approach recruitment and staffing services. Protocol is a leading provider of flexible staffing and recruitment services in the education, skills training and public sectors. Protocol has been offering leading full-service recruitment for over 20 years.

Attracting talented staff is hugely important for Collab Group colleges. The many changes the sector has faced recently such as the apprenticeship levy requires colleges to be able to access highly skilled and specialised staff more efficiently. By working in partnership, Collab Group colleges can benefit from Protocol’s considerable recruitment expertise within the further education sector.

Ian Pretty – Collab Group’s CEO said: “Recruiting in FE colleges has been a challenge due to increased competition and strained finances. Protocol have a great reputation for securing high quality talent in the education and skills sector. We look forward to working with them to bolster the staffing capabilities of our member colleges”

The partnership will see both organisations generating commercial opportunities while also aiming to shape the conversation around skills and recruitment within the FE sector. We look forward to working together and the opportunities that lie ahead.

Ian Sackree, CEO at Protocol added; “We are very excited about this partnership that allows us to support leading FE colleges so closely. We are confident that we provide the broadest range of tailored resource and recruitment solutions to the sector and I am delighted that Collab recognises this on behave of its members. We look forward to creating extra-ordinary relationships with some of the country’s leading colleges going forward.”

About Protocol...

Protocol have been the leading recruitment consultancy to the skills, training and further education sector for over 20 years. Protocol works with further education colleges, training providers, end-point assessment organisations, local authorities, and sixth form colleges across the UK.

Protocol offer a complete recruitment solution, meaning they can recruit for roles at every level of an organisation. From senior leadership through to operations, both temporary and permanent – they find the people that make organisations excel. Protocol’s portfolio of services includes but is not limited to:

  • Temporary and contract recruitment
  • Permanent staff recruitment
  • Senior executive and management recruitment
  • Interim management recruitment
  • Online DBS checks
  • Staff management software

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