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  • 1. Cambridge Technicals
  • 2. Cambridge Tec level 3course Year 12 will include the completion of the “Certificate in Business” which will include three units: The Business environment which is about understanding the different types of business and how they are influenced by the environment
  • 3. Course content Business resources which involve developing an understanding of managing core resources amiable to business, including human, physical, technological and financial as well as one optional unit form a list of 20 ranging from Accounts to Events management.
  • 4. UCAS The grading for this on UCAS is: Distinction * = 70 UCAS points Distinction = 60 UCAS point Merit = 40 UCAS points Pass = 20 UCAS points.
  • 5. Second Year In year 13 the students progress to the “Introductory Diploma in Business” which will include three additional units of: Business Accounting, Recruitment and selection in business and one other additional unit
  • 6. Second year cont. Business Accounting will involve the students learning about some of the most common financial accounts as well as reviewing the performance of the business though ratio analysis. Recruitment and selection in business will enable the students to appreciate the recruitment and selection process of a business from the documents used to the interview selection process
  • 7. UCAS combing this with the year 12 work will allow them to achieve the following points for UCAS Distinction * = 140 UCAS points Distinction = 120 UCAS points Merit = 80 UCAS points Pass = 40 UCAS points.
  • 8. Unit 12 Recruitment andSelection Identify a Vacancy At this stage the company may be expanding and now requires additional employees, staff may be promoted or staff might also leave the company to work somewhere else, or staff may leave for personal reasons (illness, won the lottery, maternity leave, etc…) Job Analysis Identifies and records the responsibilities and tasks relating to a job.
  • 9.  Job Description A job description outlines the responsibilities and duties to be carried out by someone employed to do a specific job. This needs to be a useful and up-to-date document. It will form the basis for the job advertisement and for any information sent by the company to the applicants for the job.
  • 10. Person SpecificationA person specification is a document which outlines therequirements, qualifications, expertise and physicalcharacteristics etc. for the job.Headings usually shown on Job Descriptions and PersonSpecifications are as follows:
  • 11.  Advertising the Vacancy This can be done either internally or externally. Internally is when you advertise within the workplace, externally is when you advertise outside the workplace. Where a company advertises will vary depending on the job.
  • 12. Where can jobs beadvertised Method of Advertisement: National Newspaper Local Newspaper Trade Magazine Job Centre Internet Internally Local shop windows
  • 13.  Shortlist Applications Once the advert has been placed and the company receives either CV’s or Application forms the company will then select the best candidates for an interview. The number of applicants short-listed will vary from business to business. They will short-list applicants by comparing them to the Person Specification which was written for the Job, they may do numeracy, personality and aptitude tests.
  • 14.  Interview Once the company has short-listed the applicants they will then invite them in for an interview. Again how interviews are conducted vary from one business to another. They will either be: On a one-to-one basis Group Interviews Panel interviews Phone Interviews They may even ask people to complete tests or presentations during the interview.
  • 15.  Select the Best Applicant for the job The final stage of the Recruitment and Selection process is to notify the successful candidate that you would like to offer them the position, this can be done by phone, email or face-to-face, which ever method is used a formal letter offering the job to the candidate will also be sent. It is also polite to inform the other candidates that they are unsuccessful. At this stage the company will then contact the candidates reference. These are people you ask to vouch for you, they tend to be your last two employees or a teacher.
  • 16. Research and explain the howa Homework – research to different companies and explain the steps they take in recruitment and selection, you should explain in detail whether they use internal or external methods or both. Screen shots or evidence i.e. interviews or information from real businesses will aid your grade.