AP Group has signed an agreement with the Securities and Investment Institute (SII) to be the organisation's exclusive global recruitment partner. With five offices around the world and dealing in more than 40 jurisdictions, AP Group, one of the largest offshore recruitment firms in the world, will be responsible for finding key staff for SII members as well as advising members of opportunities across the globe.
The group's founder and CEO, Gina Le Prevost, who was instrumental in making the deal, said: 'We are delighted to have come to this arrangement with the SII and look forward to providing them with high-quality candidates for a wide variety of roles. We have a wealth of experience in this area and are confident that it will be a mutually rewarding relationship.'
Simon Culhane, CEO of SII, said: 'As a membership organisation, the SII is keen to provide relevant and useful services for its members. Therefore, we are delighted that our association with AP Group means that members can take advantage of a high-quality, full service recruitment partner whose reach covers not only the UK but also many of the key areas overseas where the institute now operates, especially in the Gulf and South-East Asia.'
Since 2003 AP Group has had a similar partnership with STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and the success of that venture paved the way for this new undertaking.
Since it was founded in 1990 in Guernsey, where its headquarters remain, AP Group has expanded considerably and now has offices in London, Jersey, Cyprus and Geneva, with a Dubai office due to open early next year. From these jurisdictions it can find candidates for roles in any country.
'International recruitment won't be a problem for members now that we are able to provide our global service to the SII, and members can browse all our vacancies at their leisure by logging onto SII.org.uk instead of trawling through all the website job boards currently in existence,' said Ms Le Prevost. 'Likewise, if a company has an important role to fill and there is no-one on the doorstep, we'll look further afield and keep looking until we find suitable individuals from whom they can draw up a shortlist.'
With its head office in Guernsey, the group has been established since 1990, and caters for a broad spectrum of business areas, with dedicated teams for senior recruitment (AP Executive) and low-to-middle level (AP Personnel), plus the commercial sector (AP Commercial), law firms (AP Legal) and IT (AP Technical). In addition, its communications division, AP Promote, performs PR, advertising and event-management services for the group's clients as well as handling all its internal requirements.