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Recruitment Resourcer

Course Code: AP2

Level: 2
Subject area: Business, Management & HR
Awarding body: OCR
Qualification: Apprenticeship
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Various days and times

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About the course

A recruitment resourcer may be employed in any organisation that requires a recruitment function. Their role is to identify, attract and shortlist candidates for the recruitment process to fulfil the requirements of the business brief and provide resourcing support to the recruitment function. They may also be required to identify new business opportunities.
A career in recruitment as a recruitment resourcer can appeal to those individuals who possess an entrepreneurial outlook. It provides the opportunity for reward and high earning potential. Many opportunities arise for professional and personal development within the recruitment sector with transferable skills being respected throughout industry as a whole.

What you'll learn

On this Apprenticeship, you will learn to understand:

  • the candidate attraction and selection processes
  • the legal, regulatory and ethical requirements and appropriate codes of practice when resourcing
  • agreed job related Key Performance Indicators (assessment completed, interviews etc) and how they will be assessed and measured during the apprenticeship
  • recruitment sales techniques and processes and how to support them
  • market rates and conditions within their sector
  • how to initiate, build and maintain relationships with candidates
  • the principles and importance of using research, for resourcing, including:
    o quantitative and qualitative research methods
    o research validity and reliability
    o sources of research information
  • the recruitment industry and the principles of the recruitment models.
Entry requirements

All apprentices must complete initial assessments, which cover maths, English and ICT. These are to ensure that you meet the requirements of the course and to demonstrate your ability to complete the qualification. It will also help the College identify any areas of support you may need. You will be required to complete a vocational – a paper based assignment where you will answer a variety of customer service related questions and demonstrate how you would react in certain situations.


To successfully complete this apprenticeship the learner will need to complete one level 2 knowledge qualification and one level 2 competency qualification.

What's next?

The role of recruitment resourcer is one of the roles at the beginning of a career in recruitment and this Apprenticeship can provide a progression into a number of other roles within the industry. One such route of progression is to a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Recruitment Consultancy.
Learners who complete these qualifications above will also be eligible for professional registration of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals or Institute of Recruiters.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.

Whether or not you've got a work placement lined up, you can apply for and start an Apprenticeship at any time. We'll work with you to make sure you're on the right career path and help match you with a suitable employer. Just complete and return an application form.