Balfor Recruitment LTD

The offer of work placement in Birmingham

Balfor Recruitment Group
Warwick Chambers
14 Corporation Street
Birmingham, B2 4RN

Telephone: 0044 870 727 2244
Fax:           0044 870 727 2627

Dear students,

Do you want to gain some work experience abroad, improve your English, have lots of fun and meet new people?

Balfor Recruitment Group situated in the centre of Birmingham is providing working placements for students from Central Europe over five years. Except the head office in Birmingham, it has satellite offices in Leeds and Nottingham, and soon we will have a satellite office in London as well. Balfor Recruitment Group has 65 employers and 7 students from Slovakia. You will find more information about the company on

1.    Job description of the placement students at Balfor Recruitment Group:

A.    Basic description:

  • Registering the jobseekers
  • Making jobseekers database
  • Intermediation of information between jobseekers and employers
  • Searching for the adequate candidates for the posted job vacancies on the website
  • Posting new job vacancies on different job-boards
  • Making and updating job postings
  • Taking care of candidates and clients
  • Telephone contact with the clients and candidates, administrative help at the department
  • Work at the reception (answering phone calls, receiving guests, receiving and sorting post deliveries, due posting)

B.    Some of the students will participate at various market researches and exhibitions, e.g.:

  • Market research of personal agencies (at national and regional level),
  • Market research of the competition,
  • Market research of real estates,
  • Activities regarding opening the satellite office in London (Market research of business real estate)
  • Canvassing students for placements for the next student placement
  • Organizing business meetings for MD

C.    Those who study informatics, electronics and IT will work with databases

Minimum:    PHP 4+, MySQL, Apache, HTML, XHTML, CSS
Advantage :    Javascript, AJAX, SEO, XML, W3C, OOP, Dreamweaver, PHP Edit
Job description:    Web application programming, work with databases, graphic output design with CSS (when the graphic designer doesn’t provide the required output).

Graphic designers:
Minimum:     Creative thinking, Photoshop or Fireworks
Advantage:     Flash, Illustrator
Job description: To create the graphic design of the company websites and     application, to create add materials, graphic adjusting of presentations and documents used by the company. 

2.       What does Balfor Recruitment offer

  • Comfortable Accommodation in Centre for only 80£ per month
  • Work in a dynamic team
  • Company/social/charity events

3.    What kind of students does Balfor need 

  • Very good English
  • Positive attitude towards work
  • Communicative
  • Joyful spirit
  • With desire to learn something new
  • Assertive
  • Flexible
  • Team player
  • Sociable
  • Capable of identifying oneself with the Balfor motto: „WORK HARD PLAY  HARD.“

4.    The duration of the placement 

Min: 3 months
Max: 6 months (depends upon the total value of the grant and upon the period of time on which the university is capable of accord the grant)
5.    Possible term to accede (current terms)

ASAP (June, September )

The terms will be individually decided by mutual consent.

Balfor Recruitment Group Ltd will select for every student placement term 6 students with economic studies and 3 students with IT studies.


Katka, FSEV

Contact on previous trainees:

Jarmila Jurdáková

Martina Lehotská

Ivana Rafaelisová

If you are interested in this placement offer, send us your CV in English and term you are available.