Real Radio launches Scottish jobs service powered by search.co.uk

Scotland's number one commercial radio station recently teamed up with the country's leading jobs website search.co.uk to launch a dynamic new recruitment service for listeners.

Online PR News – 17-December-2009 – – Scotland's number one commercial radio station recently teamed up with the country's leading jobs website search.co.uk to launch a dynamic new recruitment service for listeners.

Initially around 1500 Scottish jobs (http://www.search.co.uk/jobs/area/scotland) were listed on Real Radio Scotland's website and the new service has been promoted online and on-air on Real Radio, part of Guardian Media Group (GMG). The new job search facility is also available on their other Scottish group stations, Glasgow’s Smooth Radio and Rock Radio.

Regional managing director of GMG Radio Scotland and the north east Billy Anderson says the partnership with search.co.uk has allowed the station to create an "instant jobs resource" for listeners. It means we can add to what we already offer to include: "first-class career vacancies across the whole spectrum of the Scottish population that we serve".

Real Radio Scotland broadcasts across the densely populated Central Belt including the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow where it is now the most popular station. It has been one of the great growth stories of commercial radio in recent years.

Peter Gillespie, managing director of search.co.uk, says the new recruitment service perfectly illustrates the benefits of collaboration, for both parties: "We're delighted bring our expertise and thousands of client job vacancies (http://www.search.co.uk/jobs/) to this partnership with Scotland's most successful commercial radio station. This collaboration provides an innovative way of providing listeners with a new added-value service, providing access to high-quality job vacancies across Scotland."

These are offered through the Real Jobs website, at www.realradio.co.uk/jobs. There are over 1,000 vacancies across a very wide spectrum of industries, services and the public sector, from relief janitor to finance director and almost everything in between.

Gillespie says the partnership between search.co.uk and Real Radio Scotland shows the way that what were single-media businesses can take advantage of their evolution into fully-fledged multimedia organisations: "Real Radio Scotland the broadcaster cannot be separated from Real Radio Scotland the website. The audience expects the highest quality from both.

"Our recruitment platform provides them with great functionality and user experience and our employer advertisers benefit from access to an additional pool of skilled local talent. Everybody wins.

"Other beneficiaries could be the people who listen to Real Radio Scotland through the website's streaming service because they are outside the transmission area. Many of those will be homesick, but the Real Jobs service could put them just a click away from a paid return to the Central Belt."

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