News release

Date: 27th June 2012

Alexander Mann Solutions Hires Emerging Talent Specialist Sonja Stockton

Leading global resourcing and talent management provider Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) has appointed talent acquisition and development expert Sonja Stockton as their new Global Head of Emerging Talent, Consulting.


June 26th 2012 - Leading global resourcing and talent management provider Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) has appointed talent acquisition and development expert Sonja Stockton as their new Global Head of Emerging Talent, Consulting.

Already a market leader in delivering international Emerging Talent (ET) programmes for Graduates, MBA, Apprentices and Interns, under a global team managed by Clodagh Bannigan, AMS brought in recruit Sonja Stockton to work with Bannigan to further extend AMS’ service offering and deliver strategic client solutions across talent acquisition and hiring, talent management and development.

As well as leading client ET events, seminars and conferences, and developing ET insight and innovation, Sonja will also head AMS’ Apprentices & School Leavers and Graduate & Intern Development propositions.

AMS Director of Professional Services Tom Marsden commented: “Sonja is widely recognised as a leading voice in emerging talent and early careers programmes. We are committed to providing inspiring solutions to attract, recruit and develop the next generation of talent for our clients and we are delighted that Sonja is joining the team”

Sonja has over 20 years’ experience in talent recruitment and development. Formerly Director of Talent at PwC, she was responsible for the delivery of award winning campus campaigns and for PwC securing the number one spot in The Times’ High Fliers Student Survey. Prior to PwC, Sonja had been Head of New Talent, Recruitment and Development Programmes at National Grid and is a former agr (Association of Graduate Recruiters) Board Member and Vice President, where she was the driving force behind the agr Standard in Graduate Recruitment and Graduate Development programmes.

A regular conference speaker, Sonja also appeared on the BBC’s The Apprentice programme, helping identify talented contestants for Lord Sugar.

Sonja Stockton, the new Global Head of Emerging Talent, Consulting, at AMS, added: “At the very heart of all my work is a passion for businesses to secure and develop the right talent for growth, and for those entering careers for the first time -- be they school leavers or graduates -- to realise their potential and develop fulfilling careers. As part of AMS’ Emerging Talent team, I have a wonderful opportunity to pursue this passion by helping a wide range of employers to attract, recruit and develop the next generation of talent.”

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About Alexander Mann Solutions – www.alexandermannsolutions.com. Based on the shared belief that people are the foundation for success, Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS) builds world-class talent and resourcing capability for leading organisations across the globe.

As a trusted advisor, we deliver a range of measurable solutions through integrated outsourcing and consultancy services. Listening to our clients, these services have been blended over the years to deliver significant financial, performance and competitive benefits for many of the world’s leading brands - including Microsoft, Barclays, Deloitte, Credit Suisse, Novartis, GE Capital, Rolls-Royce, Vodafone and Cisco.

AMS pioneered Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) in the European market in 1996, and what followed was a step change in the professionalism of the recruitment industry. We listened to the market and have never stopped delivering innovative solutions. By early last decade we had rapidly grown and were deploying solutions for a wide range of organisations across Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. While RPO and Contingent Workforce Solutions remain a core component of what we do for our clients, we now have a range of consulting teams who work across all stages of the talent and resourcing lifecycle. These teams are fully integrated into our RPO offering.


For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Mark Milner, Global Head of Marketing - Alexander Mann Solutions
m: +44 (0) 7557 972 860
e: mark[dot]milner[at]alexmann[dot]com

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