Creating Job Opportunities with Bishops Beds

Mon, 09/09/2019 - 10:15

At East Durham College, we work closely with local organisations around the North East to help provide them with a skilled workforce.

The college recently worked with Bishops Beds to support them with temporary summer labourers and facilitate their 4-day induction course.

Bishops Beds Management Assistant, Claire Dale, said:

"From June through to October, Bishops Beds enters its most challenging and busiest period of the year.  We rely on temporary summer labourers to work with us through this busy period and require people who are ready to hit the ground running!

Historically, we have recruited for these positions via a medium of channels, however this year we decided to work closely with East Durham College in designing a bespoke 4 day induction course ran over 3 intakes at the Peterlee Site.

The successful candidates who completed the 4 day course were guaranteed an interview on the 5th day. The response was overwhelming, the college worked tirelessly to ensure that the content and the delivery of the course meant that all candidates were fully briefed as to what Bishops Beds ethos and values meant, along with a detailed overview of the role itself.

We successfully recruited 10 people from these pre-employment courses alone and would just like to say a massive thank you to all of the staff involved in delivering such a high quality and well-structured course."