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An exploratory study of the role of Professional Apprenticeships in the developing of a sustainable pipeline of talent for the Recruitment Industry in Ireland

King, Geraldine (2019) An exploratory study of the role of Professional Apprenticeships in the developing of a sustainable pipeline of talent for the Recruitment Industry in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Purpose- The purpose of the research is to explore the role of a Higher Apprenticeship (HA) as a mechanism to attract high potential individuals to the recruitment industry in Ireland.

This paper will investigate and expand on research carried out by The World Employment Confederation (WEC), the Global body for recruitment agencies, the National Recruitment Federation (NRF) the body for recruitment agencies in Ireland, the Recruitment Employment Confederation (REC) the United Kingdom Federation and the American Staffing Association (ASA). Common amongst all these professional bodies is the identification of a shortage of recruitment consultants, thus affecting the day to day business of agencies. The research is exploratory with the researcher adapting an inductive approach based on the findings of semi-structured interviews with personnel from the Recruitment Industry, and leadership and academic experts who operate in the skills shortages arena.

In addition, the data available by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will also be considered. The investigation will include in-depth insights into countries that have a history of success with apprenticeships programmes, notably the UK, Germany, Switzerland and the USA will be examined to inform the decision. The research will present on what is available in the fore mentioned countries for HA’s, the structures that are in place in each of these countries and why the success of these apprenticeship models, most notably the Swedish and German model, can be mirrored to inform on the structure of a HA for the Irish recruitment industry. The research will showcase how the most successful apprenticeship models are those that are linked to the Country education system, are fluid and agile to manoeuvre from vocational to academic institutions and have industry buy-in from employers.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Recruitment
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 11:12
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 11:12
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3918

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