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Training & Development


Adam Underwood
Training Manager

“Oscar is built on the success of its employees. Our training strategy has been developed to give the best start to anyone just starting in recruitment, and then to continue to support them through their career."


Cheryl Holden
Group HR Manager

“Oscar has developed a programme that will support your continuous personal development and technical awareness - ensuring every member of our team has the skills required to execute their roles effectively at every level of their career.”

Training Overview

Why We Developed a Structured Training Programme
"Your success will know no bounds!"

Oscar is built on the success of its employees. Our training strategy has been developed to provide a solid foundation to springboard your career into recruitment - but this is just the beginning.

Continuous improvement and employee development is our primary focus. Oscar has implemented a structured programme which facilitates long term growth and organisational development.

Passion and determination, coupled with our on-going commitment to every employee, means your success will know no bounds!

Graduate / Trainee Consultants
"Your ambition, mixed with our expert knowledge, culminates in a successful career."

Developed and delivered by our in-house Training & Delivery Manager, our unique, industry-leading training programme combines theory and practical training sessions to provide the ultimate platform for both new and established Consultants to succeed.

This initial programme focuses on an overview of the recruitment life cycle, reiterating the importance of establishing long lasting relationships with candidates and clients alike.

Oscar provides discipline-specific technical training to all consultants, ensuring consistent recruiting excellence.

Our initial programme is further supported by substantial ongoing training throughout your career through structured personal development planning, coaching and mentoring.

At Oscar we are proud of the organic talent we have nurtured - from graduate trainees, to senior management and beyond.

See our personal profiles to view some of our success stories.

New to Oscar - But Not to Recruitment?

The transition into a new environment can be difficult. At Oscar we ensure that regardless of your level of expertise, we guarantee a seamless start to your career with us.

Our Training Methods

There are various methods Oscar adopts in the training and development of our employees, depending on the individual’s needs. They include role playing, on-the-job training and classroom-style training. This blended approach will allow you to quickly develop the skills required to execute your role effectively.

Why Our Training Works

Directors and Senior Management have worked extremely hard over the years to make Oscar a success.

In doing so, they have recognised that its employees are the key to helping the business to grow.

Training has been designed with our core vales in mind, allowing everyone to contribute to the long term success and growth of Oscar.

Your Training Journey

Career Development

Oscar recognises that its future success will be based on the continuous development of its employees.

Our training programme for graduates is renowned in the recruitment arena, and once you have accomplished the key skills to become a commission earning consultant, your development continues even further.

Over the past 12 months, we have further developed a programme that will support your continuous personal development and technical awareness - ensuring every member of our community has the skills required to execute their roles effectively at every level of their career.

Personal Development Plans

PDPs are an Action Plan of your personal and career aspirations – captured, monitored and regularly reviewed.

This is how Oscar records and monitors the development needs of each employee relating to business and competency skills, which will feed into the employee's Annual Review.

They are one element of the performance management cycle, and over the coming months we will be introducing new processes to ensure the effective management of individuals and teams to achieve high levels of organisational performance.

Appraisals
  • Six-weekly progress reviews for all trainees through to consultant status.
  • An annual review of your successes and a discussion of focus areas for your future development. This ensures your goals are aligned with ours.
  • Clear Competency Profiles ensure behavioral awareness to underpin technical knowledge.
  • Coaching and mentoring to support you at every stage of your career.
What Are the Competencies?

Competencies describe the non technical aspects of what we need to do, in order to do a great job.

They are the skills, knowledge and behaviours that underpin the technical expertise and are what differentiates average and outstanding performance.

Oscar’s competencies have been tailored to reflect our values and how we want our managers and recruiters to work.

A true meritocracy exists at Oscar – you speak, we listen, and you get out what you put in!