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on 2nd Aug 2018
The Importance of Self-Care

Looking after your body & mind is a key part of every day life and it is important to have an employer that not only respects this, but also makes a commitment towards helping its employees live their best lives. We have put together a few ideas on how self-care can be incorporated into office life, and the benefits this can bring to the individual, and the company.

on 25th Jul 2018
Why Birmingham Makes Sense for Channel 4

From Digbeth to Birmingham 2022 to the emergence of High Speed Two, we list just some of the ways that Birmingham sets itself apart from the other cities in the running to become the new home of Channel 4.

on 30th Jan 2018
Red vacant recruitment chair

Are you about to graduate, or perhaps you already have? Do you know what’s next for you? Read our blog to see whether a career in recruitment could be for you.

on 8th Sep 2017
Watercoolers with AquAid

To date AquAid have built over 5,000 such Elephant Pumps across parts of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Liberia; and have donated in excess of £10 million to charity and are delighted to help them go even further!

on 4th Sep 2017
Mike Scotney Takes on the Birmingham Big Sleuth Bear Hunt for Birmingham Children's Hospital

Applause IT Director and running enthusiast, Mike Scotney, took the opportunity to hunt down all ONE HUNDRED Big Sleuth Bears across over 70 miles while contributing to Birmingham Children’s Hospital and taking a few snaps of their unique designs as he went.

on 31st Jul 2017
Recruitment superheroes

We’re ecstatic to announce our second wave of recruitment graduates have earned their stripes in our dedicated in-house training academy and are now specialist IT recruitment consultants!

on 29th Jun 2017
Applause IT Day at the Races

If you’re struggling to retain staff or want to build a more cohesive workplace atmosphere- we highly recommend a day at the races. Maybe not on the hottest day of the year, but still, a great day out.

on 2nd Jun 2017
The Applause IT family on graduation day

As a recruitment agency with years of consulting experience, and as a graduate employer training graduates to become specialist IT recruitment consultants, we wanted to pass on a few tips we’ve picked up over the years on landing a job. As you can see from our Applause family collage- we were graduates once!

on 5th May 2017
Are you our next recruitment superhero?

If you are excited to know your Java from your JavaScript, your scrum to your agile working environments, then recruitment could be the career for you! In our recruitment training academy, you’ll learn all the tools you’ll need to become a recruitment superhero along with the technical expertise to excel in the specialist IT sector.

on 10th Feb 2017
Giving Ourselves A Pat On the Back

We know we're not supposed to harp on about our strengths, but we're pretty proud of our ability to build long-lasting relationships and want to share this with the world so that you know what a relationship started today could mean for the future. One of our founder's Mike Scotney has tale after tale of his relationship with his candidates and clients (seriously, don't get him started), some of which span their entire careers! Recently, he placed a candidate in a role in a new company headed up by a developer who Mike had actually placed some twenty years previously when he was a grad! Senior Recruitment Consultant, Alex Pitts, is also taking a trip down memory lane this week as he returns to his days at The University of Birmingham to deliver a free workshop for their newest cohort of soon-to-be graduates. Alex discusses' his story and how he was invited back to talk after graduating 5 years ago in his LinkedIn article here.