Graduate Recruitment Consultant - £23,000 - £25,000 base (£uncapped commission - £40k OTE first year)


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What are the main duties of a recruitment consultant?

You will work closely with new and existing clients to build long-term relationships that result in billing opportunities for yourself and other team members. You will be assigned a specific industry or functional area in which you will become a specialist and respected expert recruiter


You will manage the recruitment process from start to finish:

– Business Development: Using a variety of techniques you will generate new business and manage the recruitment life-cycle from start to finish

– Sourcing Candidates: Be it from the company database, direct headhunting, an online advert on a job board or from social media like LinkedIn, you will be responsible for finding relevant and specialist candidates for your clients’ vacancies

– Coordinating interviews: You will ensure your candidates are fully prepared and motivated for their interview

– Offer Management: You will liaise with your candidate and client to ensure offers match expectations, placements are organised and start dates agreed.


The necessary skills and mindset required:

  • You will need excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You will be diligent, determined and resilient – you will go the extra mile for your clients and candidates alike
  • You will need to be passionate about your chosen field; you will become a highly knowledgeable recruiter, considered an expert in your market
  • It helps if you are money motivated; you will go the extra mile to ensure you maintain an excellent relationship with your clients whereby you are the “go-to” recruiter they trust


What’s in it for you?

  • Recruitment is a meritocratic industry – the more successful you are, the quicker you will rise up the ranks
  • Base salaries start at £22,000 – £25,000 per year.
  • Uncapped commission; realistic first year OTE can be upwards of £40,000 (or more, the sky’s the limit)
  • 20 – 25 days holiday (varies from agency to agency)
  • Quarterly Incentives (Company-paid-for holidays; high-achiever’s days out)
  • You will receive extensive training, both on-the-job and classroom based; you will become an expert in your chosen field
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