Trainee Recruitment Consultant - £18-25k

London (Greater)
£18000 - £25000 per annum
24 Jan 2014
21 Feb 2014
London Office
Contract Type
Full Time
This company is the UK’s leading independent recruitment and interim services provider focused exclusively on financial systems, business intelligence, ERP, change and project management skill sets. Their business model is highly niche focusing on providing skill sets that bridge finance/accounting and IT disciplines; and comprises a service model that sits between consultancy and recruitment. They were independently ranked in the top 5 highest performing recruitment companies in the UK in 2012.

This is a full-time job opportunity. Salary: £18-25k depending on experience.

Key responsibilities of the role:

Trainee Recruitment Consultants/Trainee Account Managers in this organisation provide invaluable commercial and operational support to highly experienced teams of consultants across their divisions.
With comprehensive and proactive support from your mentor you would be tasked with assisting across the whole recruitment lifecycle.

Day-to-day activities will include:

The role will include shadowing on interviews to build up a practical experience of how to screen and assess candidates in the context of specialist markets. You will be tasked with researching for new candidates to meet their clients’ requirements. This will include the use of various social media and internet based sources, as well as supporting headhunting and direct sourcing for specific roles.

You will also have the opportunity to attend certain client meetings to observe account and relationship management dynamics and to develop information gathering techniques; thus enabling you to support end-to-end, source-to-selection processes. There would also be a business generation component to the role; which could incorporate account management calls with warm/active clients, lead tracking, preparing marketing literature to position solutions, research calls to stimulate leads and support to networking activities/events.

Key candidate requirements for the role:

•The ideal candidate would be a self-starter; someone who demonstrates initiative.
•Capable of reading between the lines, skilful in listening and questioning.
•Someone who is able to multi-task and quickly comprehend complex topics.
•Able to work with little supervision, that copes well with rapidly evolving targets.
•You should be commercially aware and display a high level of drive and energy.
•Someone who displays integrity and honesty.
•You excel in a team environment; a tenacious individual who is able to cope with setbacks.
You have a strong sense of personal accountability.
•Ideally you have a good degree from a top university that has incorporated a sandwich year in a corporate placement.
•Degrees of interest include: history, politics, English, mathematics, sciences, accountancy and finance, IT and business.

The perks of working for this company:

This is a brilliant opportunity to work in a highly focused, innovative, commercial organisation with a unique team environment – all fee earners are compensated on a team and company basis. You will have the chance to earn upper quartile remuneration within 2 to 3 years (£30k to £70k - years 2 to 3) and work with a diverse global client base.

You will receive comprehensive training in areas such as account management, interviewing, negotiation, advertising, marketing, commercial networking, solution selling and the delivery of formal and informal presentations. Upon joining, employees benefit from a tailored 8 week training and induction process, as well as being assigned a mentor – an experienced and high achieving Consultant who will provide informal advice and guidance in the early weeks and months as you go through your training programme and develop your career path.

This company operates an on-going review and feedback programme, one-to-one and group training, coaching, and role-playing on an on-going basis throughout your first 12 months. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in a highly commercial environment. Their client base comprises over 70% of the current FTSE100 and 250, as well as many mid-market and non-profit organisations.

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