Sitting, from left: Lorraine Wheeler, Louise Farrugia and Tony Pitcher; standing, from left: Shubha Puthran (AP Technical) and Katie Drury (AP Personnel).
Louise Farrugia is not your average temporary worker having recently received recognition from AP Personnel, for 10 years continuous placement as branch administrator at the Jersey offices of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
For many people temporary work is seen as a quick fix, but Louise appreciates the flexibility often needed being a parent juggling work and home responsibilities. She says: 'I've enjoyed working for STEP and AP Personnel and can't quite believe 10 years have passed by so quickly. Luckily STEP have always understood and supported me. These days there aren't as many flexible part-time jobs around for women with children so I feel very fortunate to have mine.'
'Over the years, I've met and worked with some wonderful people through STEP and AP Personnel. I'm certainly looking forward to meeting and working with many more.'
The STEP Jersey Branch Chairman Tony Pitcher also paid tribute in the STEP newsletter 'The Jersey branch is run by a committee, all of whom have busy professional lives, so we need to know that we have someone responsible to run the office. We have been extremely lucky to have found someone like Louise who is reliable and conscientious and able to manage a workload that has increased over the years. Here's to the next ten!'
AP Group has had a long standing relationship with STEP Worldwide and was official recruitment partner from 2004 to 2011. This has seen AP Personnel becoming the agency of choice for clients and candidates in trust, fiduciary and wealth management in the Channel Islands.
Gina Le Prevost, chief exec of AP Group added: It really is a major milestone for Louise to have achieved such a long standing temporary assignment. STEP is a wonderful client to deal with and we very much appreciate the support they have shown to Louise with her work and family commitments.
Katie Drury consultant for AP Personnel says 'Louise is a pleasure to work with; she is such a loyal and trustworthy employee and a true asset to our temping business.
Temping is a great way to understand different business processes when working for a variety of clients particularly from the finance industry. It can open up many opportunities for our temporary staff to try out working for a company and having the opportunity, in some cases, of being offered permanent employment too. As in the case of Louise, STEP have offered her a job which provides her with the flexibility she needed when juggling work and home life. We hope she will be an asset to STEP for many more years to come'
Information regarding AP Group
Next year AP Group will be celebrating their 25th anniversary. AP Personnel is part of AP Group, which was formed in 1990 and is one of the Channel Island's oldest and most established recruitment agencies, with offices in Guernsey and Jersey. We maintain a professional standard via our commitment to the recruitment industry's governing body, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, and all our consultants are REC qualified.
The AP Group Jersey office was the first office to open in 1996. As well as AP Personnel it operates two other divisions offering recruitment consultancy. AP Technical specialises in IT, Digital Media, eGaming and Telecoms recruitment from junior to senior management and board level, both locally and internationally. AP Executive, established in 1999, specialises in sourcing local and international candidates for management, board level and executive positions in the asset management, wealth management, private equity, trust, family office, tax, accountancy and legal sectors.
For more information about AP Group visit www.apgroupglobal.com, visit the office at 31 The Parade, St Helier or call on 01534 715757.