Hundreds turn up for recruitment drive
MORE than 200 people converged on Ipswich with their CVs in hand when one of the town's biggest employers advertised vacancies.Global insurance firm Willis opened its doors to prospective employees in a recruitment day and the Friars Street company was overwhelmed with the response.
MORE than 200 people converged on Ipswich with their CVs in hand when one of the town's biggest employers advertised vacancies.
Global insurance firm Willis opened its doors to prospective employees in a recruitment day and the Friars Street company was overwhelmed with the response.
Stephen Maycock, Willis' worldwide human resources director, said: "We did this before a few months ago and both of them have been incredibly successful.
"We had well in excess of 200 people who deposited their CVs. That's a huge response. People were very enthusiastic."
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Willis operates one of its four international Global Services divisions from its Norman Foster-designed Ipswich office. More than 1,200 people work for the firm in Ipswich.
Mr Maycock said Saturday's recruitment drive was aimed primarily at finding new recruits in technology support and processing.
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He said: "The people we saw were very high quality, very enthusiastic. The response was magnificent.
"We had people from a whole variety of districts, including people who came from Chelmsford and some of them came from Norwich. We had a good sampling of people who could commute to Ipswich."