A recruitment drive to hire staff for the Department of International Trade has been called a
total failure and waste of tax payers monies.
The details have come to light after Labour peer Lord Adonis addressed parliament about the
use of government monies to recruit staff for the Brexit department.
This figure,which was spent solely on external recruitment agencies and headhunters, is a
source of embarrassment to the government. It is believed that the
organisations have only managed to recruit a handful of people following the
costly recruitment drive; in fact, according to reports from Whitehall, only
one appointment has been confirmed.
As Brexitbegins, the government will require skilled negotiators to deal with the
complex legal and economic ramifications of the split with Europe. The
headhunters were tasked with finding suitable candidates in the international
market with experience in this field; however, it is understood that there are
few people qualified internationally to undertake such a task.
According to Lord Adonis, the recruiters were unsuccessful as potential candidates were
unwilling to compromise their professional reputations on a series of
negotiations that were unrealistic and unlikely to succeed.
SER Ltd are of course attempting to contact the powers that be within the Department of
International Trade to see if they would be willing to use our experienced Head
Hunting team on a success only basis!