Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Nova Search & Selection is excited to announce that we have a new subsidiary company called Skillsprep (

Skillsprep was launched in May of this year, 2019, with the purpose of providing informative and interesting courses to entrepreneurs, freelancers, business start-ups and those businesses already in place that are interested in business development and scaling up their business.

Currently on offer we have one large course, the Freelancer’s Business Bible, which contains everything you need to know to start up your own business, either on a part-time, side-line, or full-time basis.
Additionally, we have 4 Mini-courses and we will be adding additional courses shortly. You can access these courses either under the icon ‘Courses’ at the top of our home page, or go to, and access them directly there.

You may wonder why we would be offering courses of this type, as obviously in our recruitment role, we are regularly handling employed vacancies for clients, and seeking candidates to be their future employees? However, the rapid growth of self-employment has been a pronounced feature of the UK labour market in recent years. For example, the number of self-employed increased from 3.3 million people (12% of the labour force) in 2001, to 4.8 million (15.1% of the labour force) in 2017.

We want to offer holistic employment services to not only to employed candidates, but also to the self-employed or those wishing to take that giant leap of faith to become self-employed. We feel that providing courses that provide business insight and knowledge that we have gained over the last 20+ years from ourselves being in business (and myself having started this business in 1999), will serve them well.