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Graduate Programme 2018 Halfords

In a nutshell

A graduate attraction campaign to recruit the best quality candidates to three different schemes in the Halfords Support Centre in Redditch, as well as graduate roles across their retail network.

The challenge

Halfords were looking to recruit graduates to join their 2018 Graduate Programme. DNA had previously planned and implemented the attraction campaign for Halfords, so it was a case of building on the knowledge from previous years and ensuring the best possible return on investment, quality and number of applications.

The solution

An integrated campaign was planned with the emphasis on online inventory. We produced a selection of attraction tools including HTML emails and other digital inventory which was placed on job boards that we had reviewed following the previous year’s schedule. In addition, we planned and managed the social media posts for the programme. All traffic was driven to the bespoke graduate microsite: where they could find out more from both written and video content, which we developed with Halfords.

The outcome

The attraction campaign was live for just under three months from October to December, in which time Halfords had over 6,200 visits to the Graduate microsite and over 2,500 applications (compared to circa 700 in 2016).

Nine graduates were chosen to take part in the graduate programme which started in August 2018. Halfords had originally been looking for eight graduates, but the calibre was so high that they hired an additional applicant.

In categories: Attraction and engagement, Campaign & Media Planning, Graduate Recruitment

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