Recruitment and Apprentice Administrator



£22,000 - £25,000 DOE

Closing Date: 31st October 2022


Swansway is looking for a Recruitment and Apprentice Administrator

The Opportunity

As a Recruitment and Apprenticeship Advisor for Swansway you will play a significant role in contributing to the success of the HR function. Reporting to the Senior Recruitment Advisor, the Recruitment and Apprentice Advisor will be responsible for securing top talent across all of our locations. You'll own the end to end recruitment journey for our candidates from their application to their first day, ensuring only the best candidate journey. You will also be the main contact for Apprentices and build personal relationships with them and our Training Provider. You will work closely with Apprentice Mentors, Dealership Head of Businesses and Line Managers. Day to day you will work with stakeholders across the group to meet the recruitment needs of the business, including writing job adverts, completing pre-screening calls and arranging interviews all through our applicant tracking system.

More about the role

  • Taking briefs for current vacancies
  • Writing creative job adverts
  • Advising and guiding candidates through the recruitment process
  • Pre-screening applicants and creating shortlists for Hiring Managers
  • Negotiating job offers for candidates
  • Using our applicant tracking system to manage applications
  • Building relationships with key stakeholders
  • Keeping applicants updated throughout the recruitment process
  • Opening and managing Apprenticeship Cohorts using the website
  • Organising and attending Apprentice welfare visits where relevant
  • Assisting Apprentices with any training queries

More about you

  • Previous recruitment experience gained either in house or via agency
  • Experience of working at pace in a fast moving business
  • An effective communicator
  • Able to multi-task several tasks/workloads
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Strong customer focus
  •  "Can do" attitude
  • Travel required to our Dealerships from time to time (Carlisle to Birmingham)
  • Full driving licence required

A bit more about the family

Founded in 2003 by Michael Smyth and his three sons, David, Peter and John, Swansway has grown from five motor dealerships in Cheshire and the West Midlands to the 20 dealerships we have today. From Birmingham in the South to Carlisle in the North we partner with eleven brands including; Audi, Volkswagen, Land Rover, Honda and many more.

We're expanding our own-brand, Motor Match our used sites, and we don't stop at dealerships; we operate four Volkswagen Group Trade Part Centres, an Accident Repair Centre, a Group Fleet Sales Centre and an eBay shop re-cycling obsolete parts. All this is supported by our Head Office in Crewe.

But, it's not what we do that makes us the company we are, it's how we do it; it's our family heritage that sets us apart, with the Smyth family playing a hands-on role in the day-to-day running of the business; we genuinely care about our customers and our Swansway family and that makes us a great place to work. We live by our caring, honest and proud values which is why our long service boards are brimming with names who've been with us five, ten and fifteen years!

Benefits of working for Swansway Group

  • Company pension scheme
  • Life assurance (death in service benefit)
  • Holidays that increase with length of service
  • Long service recognition
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Annual flu jab
  • Discounts on products and services

When you join Swansway, you're joining a family; so, if you enjoy, and thrive in, an inclusive family atmosphere, apply to join us now!


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