Tune To Hirer Grand Finale

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Contestants in pioneering on-line reality TV show, The Hirer, have now completed their final task and viewers are being reminded to tune in on October 31st to discover who secures the coveted position with Fake Bake.

The Hirer, created by leading Scottish recruitment consultant and employment guru Greta Hill-Lyons, will propel one of the eight participants to business success working with multi-millionairess Sandra McClumpha of Fake Bake.

The final eight, who hail from across Scotland including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fife and Stirling, have taken part in a series of professional business tasks which helped to identify who's got what it takes to work with Sandra. All candidates worked together throughout the tasks and received expert guidance, training and mentoring.  The winner will secure a key position with the company, a competitive five-figure salary and comprehensive benefits package.

Sandra McClumpha, CEO of Fake Bake, and who will be selecting the successful candidate said: "I was looking for someone who can help propel Fake Bake to the next level.  I selected tasks that were linked to what we do at Fake Bake every day to gauge how suitable the candidates were for the position.

"There have been some excellent results and I've enjoyed watching the candidates develop and become increasingly intent on securing a position with me. The last task undoubtedly highlighted who took on the training and coaching received over the past few weeks and used it to their advantage.

"The candidates have shown their commitment to the tasks and worked extremely hard to get where they are.  However, it's down to the wire as to who will secure a position at Fake Bake." 

Stirling-born Greta Hill-Lyons, who will be assisting Sandra in her final selection, adds:  "The candidates have now completed all three tasks which have given us an excellent idea of their skills.  The third task highlighted their fortes and what they have learned during their time with The Hirer and Fake Bake - it also drew attention to those who have the capability to fit well into the organisation.

"All candidates had their own way of working and thoroughly deserved to be here - they all have different strengths so it's tough deciding between them.  They are all firm contenders but there can ultimately be only one winner."

Throughout the tasks the candidates stayed at Airth Castle Spa & Resort and were chauffeur driven to and from Fake Bake's premises and from task to task.  They were also equipped with the latest technological gadgetry to maximise their performances. 

To watch the candidates tackle the tasks and find out the overall winner on October 31st log onto www.thehirer.tv




Notes to Editors:


Sarah Hay-Shea, 35, is originally from Surrey but now lives in Fife with her husband. Sarah is a business studies graduate and has worked in the advertising industry in London for many years.

Charlene Clifford, 23, is a marketing and business law graduate from Glasgow. Following travelling America for a couple of years Charlene has now set her sights on the future and sees The Hirer as a perfect opportunity for a long prosperous career.

Emma Tilley, 31, is a research scientist from Glasgow. Emma has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and is now studying for an MBA at the Strathclyde Graduate Business School.

Laura Hogg, 25 from Bishopbriggs, is an IT graduate and single mum. After travelling through the States and taking part in the Camp America program Laura decided IT was not the career for her and embarked on a sales career, winning awards for her work along the way.

Courtnay Baird, 21, from Edinburgh, is a journalism student and also works 16 hours a week to fund her shopping habit. This will be the first time Courtnay has lived away from home but she is really looking forward to the challenge.

Rhiannon McQuade, 22, from Stirling, left school to train as a chef, however soon realised this wasn't the career path for her and began to build up her sales experience. Rhiannon now has media sales experience under her belt and works for Central FM.

Catherine Craig, 23, from Glasgow, works in sales for BT as an account manager and also dabbles in the property market, letting out three properties. Catherine is showing true entrepreneurial flair for her young years.

Victoria Gibbs, 24, is originally from Rothesay but moved to Glasgow when she finished school. Victoria was keen to find the perfect job and work her way up the career ladder. This is something she done at a fast pace when she began working at the Royal Bank of Scotland, putting herself forward for as many leadership and managerial courses as possible. By only 23 Victoria was a bank manager, quite an achievement considering her age.