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Hays supports Global Fellowship programme

Hays, the leading recruiting expert, is supporting The Global Fellowship for the second year running. The programme, which is organised by the British Council and the Department for Children, Schools and Families, seeks to broaden young people’s global awareness by providing them with an opportunity to experience other cultures and working environments. Each year, 100 talented young people join the Fellowship to gain first-hand experience of emerging economies.

In August, two ‘Fellows’, Braden Davy and Pooja Ahluwalia, will spend two weeks experiencing day-to-day recruitment life in Hays’ China office as part of their experience in that country. Participants will also spend two weeks learning the language and will spend time working at a local school. On their return ‘Fellows’ will act as reporters on what they have witnessed and help raise awareness of the need to innovate and compete in order to ensure that the UK has a leading role in the rapidly changing skills economy.

Mark Sheldon, Divisional Managing Director at Hays, comments: “As a truly global organisation and an active participant in the drive to increase youth employability we are proud to be able to support this programme. The two-week placement with the local operation of a global company makes this programme truly unique as it is important to enable young people to gain first-hand experience of the new global economy.”

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About Hays

Hays plc (the "Group") is the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Australia and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. It operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.

The Group employs over 6,700 staff operating from 345 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms.
For the year ended 30 June 2009:
- the Group had revenues of £2.4 billion, net fees of £670.8 million and operating profit of £158.0 million;
- the Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 300,000 people into temporary assignments;
- the temporary placement business represented 56% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 44% of net fees;
- Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE and United Kingdom.

For further press information please contact:
Alexandra Tucker
T. 020 7259 8821