Cielo Launches Exclusive Recruiter Training University in Europe

Recruitment Process Outsourcing Leader Expands Professional Development Programme Across its Global Operations

LONDON, UK – June 03, 2015 – Cielo (formerly Pinstripe & Ochre House), the world’s leading provider of global Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions, today announced the launch of its first European recruiter training programme specifically targeted toward early career recruiters.

Focused on those individuals with a strong desire to build a career in recruiting, the programme hones each trainees’ professional acumen, communication capabilities, active and passive sourcing techniques, and candidate advocacy, empowering them to become the future leaders in their field.

Following the successful model created in the firm’s U.S. operations, this formal recruiter training programme is one of many continuous learning opportunities and innovative forums Cielo provides to its global recruitment teams as a part of its Recruiting Excellence Programme. Cielo’s Global Resourcing Centres, Sourcing Pods, Technology & Innovation Power Hours and Skill-specific Lunch & Learns are available to all Cielo employees as an investment in their continued professional development.

Seb O’Connell, Executive Vice President and Managing Director – Europe at Cielo, comments:

“This programme is hugely important as we strive to make Cielo the best place to work in our industry. Sustained investment in the professional development of our people will ensure that we attract and retain the world’s best recruiters, giving them the tools and training to help our clients hire the talent needed to achieve their business goals.”

The first intake will see between 15 and 20 students join the course, combining both new and existing employees following a strict curriculum. Upon graduation in September, students will have gained specific recruitment knowledge and modern sourcing techniques grounded in Cielo’s values and WE BECOME YOU™ brand promise. Their attitude, confidence and skills will enable them to seek out the talent that will create a strategic advantage for their clients.

O’Connell continues:

“Finding passionate, career recruiters that are a match for Cielo’s innovative culture can be a challenge, so we’ve decided to tackle the issue head on. As well as hiring the industry’s most talented recruitment professionals, this programme also allows us to ‘grow our own’, building talent by giving our people the acumen they need to become the best recruiters in the industry.”

For more information about Cielo’s consultative approach to talent acquisition, please visit

Sustained investment in the professional development of our people will ensure that we continue to attract and retain the world's best recruiters. -Seb O'Connell, Cielo EVP and MD Europe


About Cielo
Cielo is the world’s leading pure-play provider of global Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions. Cielo leverages its global reach, local talent acquisition expertise and customized solutions to help clients achieve a sustained advantage and outstanding business outcomes through their talent practices. Under its WE BECOME YOU™ philosophy, Cielo’s dedicated recruitment teams primarily serve clients in the financial and business services, consumer brands, technology and media, engineering, life sciences and healthcare industries. Cielo’s global presence includes 1,200 employees, serving 100 clients across 68 countries in 26 languages. This footprint includes Moorland Gray, the largest and most successful executive search firm in the Middle East. The industry has verified Cielo’s reputation for executing innovative solutions that provide business impact through numerous awards and recognitions, including its #1 ranking on the HRO Today RPO Baker’s Dozen listing, Peak Matrix Leader placement by Everest Group and Industry Leader designation by NelsonHall. Cielo knows talent is rising – and with it, an organization's opportunity to rise above. For more information, visit