Manchester Metropolitan University video showcases assessment simulation

Smart Resourcing Solutions have partnered with Manchester Metropolitan University for the last three years on the AGR and CIPD award recognised Synergy employability module.  

The module sees hundreds of students undertake a series of employability workshops culminating in the attendance at a scaled assessment simulation at the Etihad Stadium. The students complete a group exercise, presentation and interview which is bespoke to their field of study and assessed to employer benchmarks. 

The university commissioned a video of the most recent assessment simulation to showcase the event.

You can watch the video here -

We are delighted that the university has confirmed the renewal of the partnership with Smart Resourcing Solutions for Synergy 2017, due to be delivered in Autumn.

University of Hertfordshire embeds employability activity into the curriculum for over 1000 students

We are thrilled to be rolling out our assessment simulation programme to over 1000 second year students at the University of Hertfordshire in Autumn 2017. This follows the successful pilot with Business School students in October 2016. The programme will return to Watford’s Vicarage Road stadium where all the private boxes will be utilised for group and individual activities.

Judith Baines, Head of Careers, University of Hertfordshire commented:

We are delighted to be building on the success of the work with Smart Resourcing Solutions last year by significantly growing the number of students who will have the opportunity to take part in an assessment centre simulation in the next academic year.

Smart Resourcing Solutions worked closely with us to provide tailored resources for our students and ensured that we had four highly organised assessment centres on offer to Business School students last year. To build on this success, we are more than doubling the offer available to students in the next academic year, meaning over 1000 students will have the chance to experience an assessment centre environment and gain constructive feedback on their performance.

All level 5 students in the schools of Business and Humanities will have an assessment centre activity built into their courses. Student feedback from the activity last year was fantastic and we are looking forward to working with Smart Resourcing Solutions again this year.

Sophie Milliken, Operations Director added: “The team at Hertfordshire have been a dream to work with and we are excited to start the design process for the new courses. The Watford FC Stadium is ideal for this activity as it gives a sense of occasion to the event and brings further realness to the activities.”


Director Sophie Milliken shortlisted for Northern Power Women Award

Operations Director, Sophie Milliken has been shortlisted for a prestigious Northern Power Women award in the Outstanding Entrepreneur category. Northern Power Women is a collaborative campaign to accelerate gender diversity from the North of England. The campaign encourages transformation of business culture to increase opportunities for women in business and showcase role models and best practice businesses that are driving and leading economic growth.

The winners will be announced on 7th March at a celebration dinner at Hilton Deansgate in Manchester. See the full shortlist here:

AGR Showcase 25th January

Come and visit us at Stand 8 at the AGR Showcase on 25 th January. The showcase is being held at etc

Venues, 155 Bishopsgate 9.30am-4.30pm.

To celebrate our website relaunch, we are running a brainteaser competition. AGR Showcase delegates visiting our stand on the day with the correct answer will win a small prize!

Sophie Milliken, Northern Power Woman!

Operations Director, Sophie Milliken, has been nominated in the Outstanding Entrepreneur category at the Northern Power Women Awards!

Northern Power Women was launched in March 2015 to accelerate gender diversity from the north of England. The second edition of these awards will once again provide great opportunity to acknowledge the successes of both female and male role models who have strived for gender balance within organisations, or passionately supported equality across the whole of the northern powerhouse region.

The Northern Power Women awards will take place on March 7th 2017.