An international specialist IT, digital/social media, eGaming and telecommunication recruitment firm AP Technical is a division of AP Group which opened in 1990 and is celebrating its 25th year anniversary this month. Since its inception as a recruitment provider to the technical sectors in both commercial and financial companies in Guernsey, AP Technical has emerged as a leader in its field, and expanded from Guernsey to Jersey, Cyprus and Switzerland.
Based in the Channel Islands, AP Technical offers a dedicated, specialised service to clients and candidates at all levels in the technical sector globally. It is the only specialised recruitment consultancy in the Channel island that deals with IT and Telecom industries.
The vision of the company was conceived by founder and CEO, Gina Le Prevost, a professionally qualified and experienced recruitment specialist.
Miss Le Prevost said: "Reaching this massive milestone of 25 years hasn't been without much laughter but also with many tears too along the way. For AP Group to still be operational is truly a major achievement by AP Group's directors and staff and for that I thank them for their loyal support, hard work and having had their wits about them during the difficult economic downturn."
Besides AP Technical, AP Group has three other divisions, namely AP Executive (senior level appointments), AP GlobalEnergy (appointments in oil and gas sector) and AP Personnel (junior to mid-level appointments in finance and commercial), each providing specialist recruitment services to clients and job seekers on a global basis.
With an international reputation for its efficient, friendly and reliable recruitment services to both candidates and companies across the globe, AP Technical is a truly 'global' recruitment firm specialising in IT recruitment. It is also a member of the governing body for recruiters, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), reflecting its commitment to high professional and ethical standards.
However, the journey over 25 years, as Gina admits, has not always been a smooth one.
"Particularly since 2008 our industry has seriously been at the coal face of major job losses caused by the worst global recession in 100 years. The recruitment industry worldwide, along with many other industries, has battled through and suffered real hardship and pain, and difficult management decisions were made in order to survive".
Nevertheless, Gina admits that it has been a "challenging experience and a steep business learning curve", and with the hard work put in by all the employees, and the "economic conditions improving in more jurisdictions", AP Group is seeing job market growth once again.
AP Technical has a strong global network of top professionals and reputed companies, and offers assistance with overseas recruitment of candidates at all levels in telecommunications, electronics, web, eCommerce, and eGaming. The firm boasts a team of highly dedicated and specialised recruitment consultants, and has an impressive track record of placing technical specialists at all levels of business and finance across the globe.
Looking ahead to the future, Gina said: "I hope AP Group will continue to grow and staff will continue to enjoy their work well into the next 25 years."
She added: "I have exciting plans for AP Group's future which we hope to implement in the not too distant future. I am as enthusiastic for AP Group's success as I was 25 years ago when the first office officially opened in Guernsey on 1 July 1990. These are exciting times in recruitment particularly with the social media aspect and
retirement laws being revived."
Over the 25 years, AP Group and its specialist divisions have provided bespoke recruitment service to some of the leading international companies, and helped a number of high calibre candidates achieve their career goals