Bradford Outsource / &Marketing& Companies
My complaint is for Bradford Outsource, and all the marketing companies that fool young people into working door to door for them every year.
I applied for another job with a company called Aspire, with a Marketing / Sales position available in 2009, and after googling it found that it also came up as a "scam". When I searched for Bradford Outsource, they also came up as the same type of company. They advertise as a sales and marketing position with a negotiable salary of £500 a week, yet in fact are entirely commission based and result in door to door sales with little or no salary at the end. The salary specified on the site was misleading and false due to the fact it was entirely commission based and this is not mentioned in many job specifications. The online job market is saturated with positions from this company, as well as many others.
When I first applied for the job at Aspire as a college leaver in 2009, a position which offers a negotiable salary as seen above seems very appealing for a new job, and the same could be said of a graduate which leaves University looking for a high earning career. Many young people, including myself have applied for jobs such as these through these websites (REED, Total Jobs, etc) and end up with door to door jobs that have extremely long hours - a far cry from the advert placed on these sites.
After googling both Aspire and Bradford Outsource, I discovered they may even operate under the same number - on the site www.whocallsme.com, under a search for the number [protected], they come up as the same company number. The thread is on the following link: (http://whocallsme.com/Phone-Number.aspx/02086160989). The address in London that the Bradford Outsource office operates under also is the same office for many different Marketing company names, all of which offer door to door sales positions under the guise of a marketing job.
I understand that these companies may not be technically scams or even illegal, but as a student who has nearly fallen for the job specification, I think that school/college leavers or graduates deserve better when looking for a job for a future career.