Award-winning consultancy looking for top graduate talent

Are you ambitious, hungry for success, confident, but easy-going & caring, with excellent communication skills? An award-winning and rapidly expanding recruitment consultancy in London is looking for top graduate talent to join their success story. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and put in the hard work in order to progress and earn big rewards, this is the perfect place to start your career.

Company

Digital & Technology Recruitment Consultancy

Position

Associate Consultant

Industry

Recruitment – all levels from board down

Location

Central London

Salary

£24k starting base + uncapped commission
(Year 2 OTE – £60k; Year 3 OTE – £100k)

Start Date

Summer/Autumn 2016

How to apply

Upload CV to: http://bit.ly/1WccRL1 quoting “DEPT” as referral code

Deadline

9th May 2016

The company
They are a rapidly growing, 114-people strong technology recruitment consultancy who take great pride in their values and culture. Since forming 9 years ago they have won several awards for being one of the UK’s fastest growing companies, and for being one of the best places to work in the UK with a target of being No.1 by 2017. As a top employer, they attract the top graduate talent, taking on only the most ambitious graduates with real integrity to provide the best service to both their candidates and clients. Everyone on their team is given a slice of the equity – an enormous incentive which attracts top talent, drives a great team culture, and helps establish a collective pride in delivering the best possible results.

The scheme:

Experience is not important and you can be studying for any degree. All that matters is that you have the right personality, values, desire and motivation for this role. The role will see you supporting a team for several months as a resourcing associate, learning about the company and the position. Once you are ready you will become a consultant, executing 360 degree recruitment, which means that you will be responsible for finding and matching both clients and candidates. Your bonus is uncapped and you keep 1/3 of the money you bill. You will be working at all levels of recruitment for a top company, from the board down – permanent, contract, interim and executive search.

Selling Points

·         Equity for everyone who helps grow the business – commitment to give 40% of equity to staff

·         Excellent training and support

·         Rapid career progression into management

·         Excellent commission – you keep 1/3 of your billing as bonus

·         High performance and collegiate culture with emphasis on teams

·         Voted one of the best places to work in the UK

·         Focus on employee well-being (weekly massages, daily fruit etc.)

·         Company holidays (e.g. skiing abroad, trips to the coast)

·         International expansion in short term

·         Entrepreneurial environment where thinking big is rewarded

Is this right for you?

High performance and delivering outstanding service is assumed. High values are mandatory. Desire to be successful is key. You need to have integrity, sincerity and excellent interpersonal skills and want to work hard and push yourself to always be the best. You will be motivated by career progression and big financial rewards. 

How to apply
Click here: http://bit.ly/1WccRL1 to upload your CV, quoting “DEPT” as the referral code. We will then guide you through the recruitment process and prepare you before each stage, as well as consider you for other top graduate positions we have. 

Postdoc to give a talk at a world-leading AI lab in America

A School of Computer Science STRANDS postdoc has been invited to give a presentation at a world-leading Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab in the USA.

Dr Tomas Krajnik, in L-CAS will give a talk next week at MIT: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Cambridge, USA on ‘FreMEn: Frequency Map Enhancement for Long-Term Autonomy of Mobile Robots’.

Tom is a research fellow at the Lincoln Center of Autonomous Systems. He has a PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence and Biocybernetics from the Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, in 2012. His research interests include long-term autonomy, robot vision and aerial robotics.

This is an amazing opportunity for him to present the work of the STRANDS project to an American audience and we will keep you informed on how the talk goes.

Abstract:

While robotic mapping of static environments has been widely studied,life-long mapping in non-stationary environments is still an open problem. We present an approach for long-term representation of natural environments, where many of the observed changes are caused by pseudo-periodic factors, such as seasonal variations, or humans performing their daily chores.

Rather than using a fixed probability value, our method models the uncertainty of the elementary environment states by their frequency spectra. This allows to integrate sparse and irregular observations obtained during long-term deployments of mobile robots into memory-efficient models that reflect the recurring patterns of activity in the environment.

The frequency-enhanced spatio-temporal models allow to predict the future environment states, which improves the efficiency of mobile robot operation in changing environments. In a series of
experiments performed over periods of weeks to years, we demonstrate that the proposed approach improves mobile robot localization, path and task planning, activity recognition and allows for life-long spatio-temporal exploration.

STRANDS

Introducing Alfie – the prototype robot supporting the elderly

A robot being developed to help elderly people stay independent and active for longer has been named by residents of three local care homes where it is going to be tested.
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As part of the ENRICHME project – pioneering robotics research funded by an EU Horizon 2020 grant – residents from LACE Housing Association’s housing with extra care in Lincolnshire in the UK have called the first prototype robot Alfie.

ENRICHME (ENabling Robot and assisted living environment for Independent Care and Health Monitoring of the Elderly) is an international collaboration involving the University of Lincoln in the UK.

The research will develop and test the ability of robots to support our ageing populations and see service robots integrated with ‘smart home’ technology in order to provide round-the-clock feedback to elderly users, carers and health professionals. Tasks the robots will be designed to help with include giving reminders to take medication, locating lost objects around the home and enabling video chat with family and friends to reduce loneliness.

The first ENRICHME development robot, programmed by artificial intelligence and robotics experts from the University of Lincoln’s School of Computer Science, was introduced to the residents in December 2015. During a special launch event, the researchers showcased the robot, explained the project and conducted some initial tests in the home environment to aid early development processes.

Residents from the LACE housing with extra care schemes in Lincoln, Grantham and Bourne were then invited to vote for their favourite name for the robot. ‘Alfie’ was selected as the winner from a shortlist of five names put together by the ENRICHME team.

Dr Nicola Bellotto, Reader in Computer Science at the University of Lincoln and Principal Investigator for the ENRICHME project, said: “We are delighted that the residents have named our first prototype robot, with ‘Alfie’ proving to be a popular choice. The name is a diminutive of Alfred, which means ‘sage’ or ‘wise’, and it also refers to the famous Lincolnshire poet, Alfred Lord Tennyson, so it has wonderful connotations locally. The robot has received an extremely positive reception from the residents so far and we are pleased that they are keen to be involved at each stage of the project.

“The system we are developing builds on recent advances in mobile service robotics and ambient assisted living to help people improve health and wellbeing. It will be of particular benefit to those people who have mild cognitive impairments, for example older people who are still physically healthy but may have early symptoms of dementia.”

For more information on the project, visit: www.enrichme.eu

 

Calling all aspiring pilots. This is for you

AIRPORTccaviaYou are invited to an airline pilot careers Drop In event at our Crew Training Centre – Bournemouth this Good Friday 25 March 2016.

For any aspiring pilots amongst our students or for those who simply want to discover more about the career, this free event will give you and your families an exciting opportunity to visit airside facilities in the heart of an international airport, view the latest-generation training aircraft and simulators.

The pilot careers advice team will be on hand to help visitors discover the next steps to take to pursue an airline pilot career. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak to those currently in training and our graduates, currently ‘flying the line’ with our Airline Partners such as easyJet, British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Flybe, Qatar Airways and Virgin Atlantic.

We’re also launching iFly!

CTCAviation partnered with the Air League, British Gliding Association and Lasham Gliding club to help aspiring young pilots aged 16-18 into a career in aviation. iFly will use gliding as an affordable tool to not only help young people get in the air sooner, but also to give their CV a real boost when it comes to progressing an application for a pilot training programme in the future!

Following a one week intensive gliding course with Lasham Gliding club in Hampshire, the programme will continue until the iFly member turns 18, and aims to get aspiring pilots gliding solo by the end of their first year. More details of the full iFly programme will be launched at the event – meet with aviators from The Air League, Lasham Gliding Club and the British Gliding Association.

Register in advanced here to avoid disappointment- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ctc-aviation-airline-pilot-careers-drop-in-25-march-2016-tickets-21026994306

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get it touch: 

We hope to see some of your aspiring aviators at the event

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