Entranet, the Berkshire-based e-business consultancy, plans to set up a £5m “boot camp” for training new staff in a range of disciplines, including design.
The group, which last week appointed non-executive chairman David Best to lead its Initial Public Offer prior to flotation, is also offering a reward of £3000 to anybody who successfully recommends a job candidate.
Around 100 new employees are required to fuel expansion in Germany, Holland and Spain.
Nobody has yet been appointed to run the Goring-on-Thames training facility, says Entranet chief executive Nick Spooner, “but before we launch it in August we are going to put the whole company through it,” he says.
The dedicated facility will have on-site accommodation and be based in the “laid-back Goring countryside”, he says. Apart from presenting the Entranet proposition, it aims to provide in-depth training in aspects of 2D and 3D design, to include publishing, interactive TV and WAP.
Spooner says the recruitment drive is a bid to accelerate its current recruitment rate of 20 to 25 people a month. “We are involved with business-to-business and business-to-consumer projects. Business-to-business is just really picking up at the moment and we work with 16 out of 20 of the leading financial services companies in the UK,” he claims.