Athona – Working safely during Covid-19 statement

  • June 9th, 2020
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A full Health and Safety risk assessment has been conducted in line with the working safely during Covid-19 offices contact centres guidance for employers, employees and the self-employed published 11th of May 2020. Any subsequent changes in guidelines or Health and Safety guidelines will be risk assessed, implemented where practicable and training provided to all employees. […]

#AskAnApprentice at Athona

  • February 5th, 2020
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As we continue to celebrate #NationalApprenticeshipWeek, and join in with #AskAnApprentice, we spoke to Amy and Raphael, two of Athona’s newest apprentices, to find out how they’ve found their first few months at Athona.   Amy works in our compliance team supporting our healthcare divisions, here’s what she had to say: What is the best […]

Meet Gemma, our most recent graduate apprentice

  • August 27th, 2019
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We’re incredibly proud of the apprentices that have joined Athona in the past few years and that have gone on to graduate from our successful apprenticeship scheme. Gemma, Resourcer Apprentice for our Psychiatry division, is our most recent graduate who has secured a full-time job continuing in her role on the permanent psychiatry team. We […]

Meet our 51st recruit for 2019

  • August 14th, 2019
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This July, Athona celebrated recruiting a mammoth 50 new employees since we moved into our brand new head office by Brentwood station at the end of last year, and quickly went on the search to find our 51st recruit. Last week we was lucky enough to have not one, but two new employees join our […]

From resourcer to recruiter in just six months

  • August 7th, 2019
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Starting out in the world of recruitment when you have no prior sales experience can seem a daunting prospect at first. That’s why at Athona you have the opportunity to experience and grow your knowledge of recruitment as a Resourcer, before becoming a Recruitment Consultant. Two employees, Paige and Lewis, members of Athona’s market-leading Psychiatry […]

6 reasons to work in business development

  • June 10th, 2019
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Have you thought about developing your skills in business development? Looking to delve into a new avenue in recruitment? Or simply looking to find your fit in recruitment as part of an integral team? Then working in business development could be the job for you. Still not sure? Here’s just six of our top reasons: […]

Athona raises an exceptional £11,035.28 for Alzheimer’s Society in 2018

  • April 12th, 2019
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We are delighted to announce over the course of 2018 we raised an incredible £11,035.28 for Alzheimer’s Society. Our employees have throughout the year taken to the skies and jumped 10,000 feet, completed multiple obstacle courses including an inflatable 5k and Nuclear Rush, three directors completed a longest golf day, a quiz night was held and lastly […]

National Apprenticeship Week 2019

  • March 11th, 2019
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Whilst celebrating and supporting #NationalApprenticeshipWeek last week, we spoke to Jo and Nicola from our HR team to discuss the Athona apprenticeship scheme: “Since September 2016 we have supported 14 apprentices in achieving their apprenticeship qualification and are really proud of the significant contribution they have made to our business. For us, our apprentices bring a […]

6 Reasons To Become A Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • November 7th, 2018
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Are you looking to begin an exciting new career in the world of recruitment? Looking for a change of scenery from your current sales role? Or want to learn an abundance of skills in a fast-paced environment? Then becoming a trainee recruitment consultant could be the job role for you. Still not sure? Here’s just […]

Website Wednesday

  • November 1st, 2018
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Back in July we launched our brand new website, designed to not only be more visually appealing, but ultimately built to improve the overall user experience. To ensure the new website was utilised effectively, throughout October we shared #WebsiteWednesday and focussed on unveiling a new element each week. First up, the more prominent split between […]

Employees volunteer for Alzheimer’s Society

  • October 8th, 2018
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On Sunday 7th October, four Athona employees were up at the crack of dawn to volunteer for our charity of the year, Alzheimer’s Society and the Chelmsford Memory Walk. The day saw nearly 3,000 people descend on Hylands Park in Chelmsford to complete the 7km or 2km Memory Walk and raise vital funds for Alzheimer’s Society. […]

Four qualities that make a great recruiter

  • October 3rd, 2018
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Are you looking to start your recruitment career, but aren’t sure if you have the right skill-set to succeed. Keep reading to find out four qualities you need to become a great recruiter.   Listening – To start your career in recruitment, whether it’s as a specialist AHP recruiter or working as an internal recruiter, it’s essential […]