The Australian Financial Reviews article PITT, the world’s biggest employer, is launching a scholarship scheme to encourage employers to recruit from local schools, as part of its efforts to increase the number of students entering tertiary education.
The scheme is available to eligible students, who can apply by completing an online application form or by visiting the PITT website.
Under the scheme, employers are expected to apply for scholarships up to four years in advance of the start of their recruitment cycle.
The company said the scheme would give employers an opportunity to offer a competitive scholarship that is affordable and flexible.
In an interview with the Australian Financial reviews, PITT recruiter Steve Maitland said the company was targeting around 70,000 students who were eligible to apply.
“We’re in the process of putting together a very detailed list of the students that we’re looking for and we’re actually looking at around 40,000 of those students,” Mr Maitlands said.
“So we’ve got around 80,000 people who are eligible to be on that list and they’re going to be working with the companies that they’ve got in mind.”
The company says the scheme will be targeted at businesses in the industry, particularly those that are located in regional and remote areas.
The recruitment campaign will be aimed at companies with fewer than 30 employees.
PITT said the scholarship scheme would allow employers to target students to local schools.
Mr M, said the idea of having a local school was something that had been around for some time and the company had long been aware of the importance of providing a good educational environment.
“There are so many factors that have to be taken into consideration when recruiting from a local environment,” he said.
PITERS RENTAL RENTALS PITT’s recruitment is part of the company’s strategy to expand its global footprint and diversify its workforce.
“PITT has been a great success story for us in the recruitment market for many years, as we have seen the number and quality of candidates we have recruited increase substantially, with the number now approaching the tens of thousands,” PITT CEO Peter Diamandis said.
The number of candidates PITT has recruited has increased by around 50 per cent annually over the past three years, he said, adding that this trend was continuing.
“At the end of the day we are not just recruiting students, we are recruiting people to work for PITT and that is a fantastic experience and it is really rewarding for everyone involved,” Mr Diamantis said, pointing to the company having “over 500 people working at PITT now”.
The company’s annual recruitment has increased its headcount by more than 150 per cent since 2008.
PITCHING FOR JOBS The company has already hired more than 7,000 new staff, with a goal of recruiting around 10,000 more in the next 12 months.
The latest recruitment figures show that around 60 per cent of all new jobs at PITCHES are now in the hospitality industry, while more than 30 per cent are in the health and social care industry.
PAST TRAINING ROLE PITT is keen to promote its high-performance recruiting strategies to new staff and its recruitment manager has said the recruitment company has been doing “really well”.
“We have been really successful in attracting candidates and have been very successful in recruiting from local communities, in the rural communities and the urban communities,” PITCHERS Maitlanders said.
Employers interested in signing up for the scheme can do so through PITCHISP, a recruitment website that allows employers to apply online.
The site allows applicants to upload their resume, cover letter and cover letter to PITCHP.
Employer recruitment companies can also send resumes and cover letters directly to PISSP’s email addresses.
The PITT recruitment website also offers links to PitchisP, which is a recruiting platform for companies with a high number of employees.