Randstad and VSO celebrate 10-year partnership at British Grand Prix

The Randstad-VSO partnership celebrates its 10th anniversary by featuring the VSO logo on the Williams Martini Racing car instead of the Randstad logo, at the Silverstone race on July 6, 2014. Randstad and VSO have been working together since 2004 to effectively recruit volunteers to help fight poverty around the world.

Jacques van den Broek, Randstad’s CEO: “The VSO-Randstad partnership is very valuable to us, because shaping the world of work does not end at country borders. It is a great incentive for our employees to be able to go on a VSO placement, share their knowledge with local communities, and bring back a wealth of learnings and insights. Supporting VSOs recruitment processes to enable them to place more professionals as volunteers wherever they are needed, is very rewarding.”

VSO is targeting youth volunteers from the VSO ICS youth program for this year’s Silverstone race. One returned volunteer is being offered the chance to spend one week as an intern with Williams and another 9 young volunteers will be guided by Randstad UK into today’s challenging labor market after their placement overseas.

Just like the Williams Martini Racing Team, Randstad and VSO focus on team performance and together celebrate many achievements. In the 10-year partnership with VSO, over 150 Randstad employees have volunteered in countries like Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh and Tanzania. Randstad has helped VSO improve the “Volunteer Journey” (VSO’s global recruitment & placement processes and systems). Randstad has also offered expertise in recruitment and marketing around several VSO projects.

“Ten years in a partnership with one organization is testimony to the value we both get from working together to create lasting change”, says Michael Mapstone, Head of Corporate Partnership Development at VSO. “The input from Randstad into VSO’s processes has been invaluable and we have placed their staff on some really interesting projects overseas. Volunteers make a huge difference to the communities in which they live so it seems fitting to mark this anniversary in a very special way with young volunteers at the Silverstone Grand Prix.”

Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principle: “Randstad, a long-term partner of Williams Martini Racing, has featured the Randstad logo on the Williams Martini Racing car since 2006. To mark the 10-year anniversary of Randstad and VSO, it will be replaced by the VSO logo on the air box of the car. We are honored to support the Randstad-VSO partnership during the British Grand Prix and are looking forward to help a young volunteer further develop their skills as an intern with the Williams Martini Racing Team.”


About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organization that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. VSO's high-impact approach involves bringing people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action, and change lives to make the world a fairer place for all. See www.vsointernational.org for more information.

About Williams Martini Racing
Williams Martini Racing is a leading Formula One team and advanced engineering company. Formed in 1977 by Sir Frank Williams and Patrick Head, the team has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation. Nine of these titles have been won in the Constructors' Championship, with the remaining seven titles being Drivers' Championships won with Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve. Williams Advanced Engineering is the division of Williams that harnesses Formula One derived technology, development pace and knowledge to deliver highly innovative products and services to the motorsport, automotive, transport, and energy sectors. Working in close collaboration, Williams Advanced Engineering helps its customers meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century and improve their performance, market position and brand image.

About Randstad
Randstad specializes in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placements to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR Solutions. The Randstad Group is one of the leading HR services providers in the world, with top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States as well as major positions in Australia and Japan. In 2013, Randstad had approximately 28,000 corporate employees and around 4,600 branches and Inhouse locations in 39 countries around the world. Randstad generated revenue of € 16.6 billion in 2013. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded. For more information see www.randstad.com.