An international specialist junior to mid-level finance and commercial recruitment firm AP Personnel 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 both commercial and financial companies in Guernsey, AP Personnel has emerged as a leader in its field, opening the Jersey office in 1998 and now has a strong foot hold in the Channel Islands.
AP Personnel offers dedicated and specialised service to clients and junior to mid level candidates in temporary, contract and permanent positions in both finance and commercial sectors in the Channel Islands.
The vision of the company was conceived by founder and CEO, Gina Le Prevost, a professionally qualified and experienced recruitment specialist.
Gina 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 Personnel, AP Group has three other divisions, namely AP Executive (senior level appointments), AP GlobalEnergy (appointment in oil and gas sector) and AP Technical (IT/Communication appointments), each providing specialist recruitment services to clients and job seekers across the globe.
With a 'local' reputation for its efficient, friendly and reliable recruitment services to both candidates and companies in the Channel Islands, AP Personnel is proud of having served the islands with temp, contract and permanent staff for the past 25 years.
It is a member of Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the governing body for recruitment companies, reflecting its commitment to high professional and ethical standards.
However, the journey over 25 years, as Gina admits, has not been a smooth one.
"Particularly since 2008 our industry has seriously been at the coal face of major job losses suffered by the majority of our clients 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 for businesses 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 now on an "upwards crusade".
AP Personnel has a strong local network of junior to mid level professionals and reputed companies, and offers assistance with temporary and permanent recruitment of candidates at all levels in banking, accounts/bookkeeping, compliance, insurance, HR, fund administration, trust and company, general administration, secretarial/PA, legal and commercial. The firm boasts of a team of highly dedicated and specialised recruitment consultants, and has an impressive track record of client and candidate loyalty.
Looking ahead to the future, Gina said: "I hope to see AP Group once again grow and our 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."
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.