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Trainee Recruitment Consultant – Ideal Role For Graduates

Location: London

Salary: 20-25K Basic + Uncapped Commission

Contact: Careers

Are you a recent graduate who is questioning what to do next? Ask yourself “What do I want to get out of my career?” – the reality is, we all have to work, so why not do a job where the earning potential and the career progression is truly in your hands?

Recruitment consultancy is the pinnacle of the sales market. As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, you will be selling people to businesses and businesses to people, working the client-side and the candidate side.

With clients you will be:

  • Winning new clients
  • Finding out hiring needs
  • Negotiating terms of contract
  • Calling and meeting clients
  • Developing client relationships

You will then go out into the market to find the candidates to fill these roles:

  • Sourcing candidates (job ads, LinkedIn, networking events)
  • Interviewing and shortlisting candidates
  • Preparing candidates for interviews
  • Matching candidates with businesses
  • Chasing feedback after interviews for both parties
  • Closing deals

Let’s talk about the MONEY…

We work with a number of highbrow clients who offer:
£20,000 – £25,000 Basic Starting Salary + COMMISSION for a Trainee Recruitment Consultant
1st year OTE £35,000 – 2nd year OTE £60,000 – 3rd year OTE £100,000+
Your first year is all about learning, by the end of your first 12 months you will have realistically earnt between £35k – £40k. Your second year is where you will really start to reap the financial rewards as you will be an expert in your field; most recruiters in their second year earn between £55k – £65k. In your third year you will be at a stage where you are managing your own team and therefore earning commission from their deals as well as your own – you can expect to earn £100,000+ by the end of your third year.

Getting into Recruitment, you will constantly be surrounded by hard-working, like-minded individuals who want to make something of themselves. You will be in a fun and dynamic environment, competing for 5* incentives such as company holidays and monthly Michelin star lunch clubs for the top achievers.

Is it YOU we are looking for?

  • You need to be an intelligent, ambitious, social and hard-working individual. We want people who can prove they are these things:
  • A recent graduate ideally with a 2:2 degree or above + a track record of achievement throughout your life (e.g. worked alongside studies, played sports, involved in societies)


  • A hard-worker who has always worked since a young age – preferable in sales, b2b sales, estate agency, telesales, outbound call centre, etc.

Overall, someone who is…

  • Highly competitive, ambitious and results-driven, with the confidence and tenacity to excel within a target driven environment
  • Mature, confident, articulate and sociable – a good all-rounded individual
  • Sporting background
  • Competitive nature

If the role of Trainee Recruitment Consultant sounds interesting then APPLY TODAY!

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