Recruit Assessors now or wait for the right levy client to land?

Recruit Assessors now or wait for the right levy client to land?

Here at Red 5 Solutions, we look for cat like traits when recruiting business development and sales people for our clients. The best sales people are highly intelligent, agile and quick thinkers who are skilled in engaging with people. Single minded hunters, they have strong persuasive powers and do not give up, think of a …Read more

Time to implement that W2W contract? Plate juggle or Gannt Chart?

Time to implement that W2W contract? Plate juggle or Gannt Chart?

The National Career’s Service contract award notices were published last week and hearty congratulations to the winners. Some of these area-based contracts were awarded to the incumbent, which makes for a simpler contract implementation, whereas others were new organisations.  Whilst the 1st October may sound some way off, it is in fact 64 working days …Read more

Bidding is an art, not a lottery

Bidding is an art, not a lottery

The welfare to work and work-based skills worlds are burgeoning with current and imminent tender opportunities, National Careers Service, Ministry of Justice, DWP Personal Independence Payment Assessment, LEP and devolved ESF alongside significant apprenticeship levy opportunities. Compared to organic growth, winning a tender can provide an immediate cash boost and it can be all too …Read more

Selling apprenticeships – we just don’t know how to do it!

Selling apprenticeships – we just don’t know how to do it!

Every single month since the launch of the apprenticeship levy, the press has highlighted the decline in numbers. Trade and national press alike revealed a ‘shocking’ 40% drop in February 2018 starts compared to the previous year.  The reality is a 25% decline since May last year, but there are more factors at play than …Read more