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Trainee Recruitment Consultants, City of London



City of London, United Kingdom 

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Trainee Recruitment Consultants

Office: 5 minutes walk from London Blackfriars train and tube station

Our client is hiring for Trainee Recruitment Consultants eager to work the UK market from our London office, or the US market initially from their London office and relocating over to New York City.

Company Profile:

We are partnered with a multi-award winning, rapidly expanding recruitment consultancy specialised in placing

Procurement and Supply Chain Management professionals in the UK and Globally. Since their inception in August 2006, they have grown year-on-year in personnel, permanent revenue, contract revenue and profitability. Their top rookie biller and their top overall biller have also always billed more year-on-year, as a result of their impressive and still growing client portfolio, candidate database and approach to recruitment. They are now the market leading Procurement recruiter in the London & South-East region and increasingly across Continental Europe and North America.

They believe that successful recruitment is partnership-based, and they work closely with their clients to provide tailormade solutions to suit individual requirements. Working on both contingency and retained search mandates, their consultants are experts in their respective niche markets and are regarded as such by clients and candidates alike. They cover both permanent and contract recruitment with their consultants working on a “dual desk” system whereby they can work on both types of requirement.

As well as being the market leading Procurement recruitment firm in the UK, they are aggressively growing their Global Procurement team, as well as their UK Procurement and Supply Chain teams, with recent placements in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Dubai, Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, Sweden and China.

Our client is an equal opportunities employer and recruiter, reflected in our gender balanced and multicultural workforce. They are proud to be a member of both REC (Recruitment & Employment Confederation - https://www.rec.uk.com/), MSDUK (https://www.msduk.org.uk/), WeConnect International

(https://weconnectinternational.org/) and Business in the Community (https://www.bitc.org.uk/) and have even won awards for our diverse culture and workforce.

Awards & Nominations include:

1 WINNER – Investing in Talent Awards 2020 – “Diversity & Inclusion Champion”
2 Recruiter Awards 2020 – “Agency Recruitment Leader of the Year” (Saffa Ayub, MD)
3 Recruiter Awards 2020 – “Best Candidate Care”
4 Recruiter Awards 2020 – “Recruitment Agency of the Year”

1 WINNER – Investing in Talent Awards 2019 – “Most Inspiring Director” (Ben Riley, Director)
2 WINNER - Investing in Talent Awards 2019 – “Best Recruitment Agency to work for (20-49 employees)”
3 IRP Awards 2019 – “Business Leader of the Year” (Saffa Ayub, MD)
4 IRP Awards 2019 – “Best Company to Work for (up to 50 employees)”

1 WINNER - Investing in Talent 2018 – "Best Recruitment Strategy for Disadvantaged & Underrepresented Groups"
2 HIGHLY COMMENDED - Institute of Recruitment Professionals (IRP) 2018 for “Best Company to Work for (Up To 50 Employees)”

Our client’s Core Values:

1 Proven -They pride ourselves on our track record of delivery – across contingent, retained and team campaigns. They’ve been sector specialists for over a decade – they know their stuff!
2 Trusted - They hold long standing relationships with our clients and candidates, they are all about long term partnership as opposed to short term gains.
3 World Class - Their expertise and global reach are just part of the reason they are seen as one of the leaders in the industry, in the UK and beyond.
4 Passionate - They care about our work, their candidates and their clients, they want to be the best and do the best they can.

Your Role:

As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, you will join either our specialist Procurement or Supply Chain Management Teams in the UK or US, working with experienced recruiters, Managers and Directors. From day one, you will work in a full recruitment life-cycle role, involving both generating candidates (advertising, head-hunting, referrals etc) and generating clients (cold/warm calling, client meetings, leads etc), whilst equally leveraging off the firm’s extensive database of clients and candidates. Existing key clients range from SMEs through to large blue-chip multinationals including blue sky strategy consultancies, Big 4 management consultancies, tier one investment banks, oil & gas super-majors, magic circle law firms, high street retailers, leading pharmaceutical firms and many more.

They offer the chance for Trainee Recruitment Consultants, with no prior recruitment or even sales experience, to take on responsibility very quickly through generating your own clients, account managing clients, managing your own day, whilst having extensive one-on-one training from established top billers and proven Managers/Directors. They provide a flat management structure with all our Managers, Directors, top billers sitting “on desk” next to Trainee Recruiters, Senior Consultants etc so they can pass on knowledge and expertise on a daily basis.

As an ambitious and growing business, they are looking for the brightest, most charismatic, hard-working people to join and develop a long term and successful career in recruitment. They offer a meritocratic promotion environment based purely on your personal billing, where you are encouraged to take on more and more responsibility as you develop into a Senior Consultant and hopefully into Management/Directorship.


* Formal, Classroom Training – delivered by the Managers and Directors, working through 26 tailor made training courses which include: Candidate Qualification, Advert Writing, Head-hunting, Cold-Call Business

Development, Retainer Pitching, Rapport Building, Reference Taking and Being a “Green Consultant” etc.

* On-the-job Training - in addition to our extensive formal training, a huge part of our training is on-the-job. This comprises work shadowing the top billers, Managers and Directors as well as having them listening to your calls, going on meetings with you, giving you feedback etc. They have also recently set up an internal library of sales, psychology and motivational books for staff to read at their leisure.

* External Training – they send consultants out on recruitment, sales, management, motivational training external training courses depending on their level. Current off-site training includes: The Engage London Sales Conference, The National Sales Academy, Managers Managing Stress and Raise the Bar Management Training.

* Daily, Weekly, Monthly and 6 Monthly Reviews - with a Manager and/or Director to assess your activity, results and implement more training, guidance and consultant action points. They believe that as well as working hard, they need to work smart and optimise our time and efforts on the activities that are most likely to make us money.

Basic Salary:

* Competitive Basic - dependent on background and experience, with increases based solely on your personal billing and promotions.

Individual , Uncapped Commission Scheme:

* Monthly Commission - based purely on your personal billing from the previous month and paid on a monthly basis.
* Roll-Over Commission - they also offer an annual roll-over commission scheme to incentivise high billers.
* Company Cup – additionally, the top biller every month wins Cup and with it an extra bonus that you have to spend on a luxurious item.


* Quarterly Lunch Clubs – every quarter, the top billers (individual targets) go to a Michelin Star restaurant chosen by the first person to hit their individual target with everything paid for by the Director or Managing Director organising the Lunch Club. Recent Lunch Club restaurants have included: Nobu, Alain Ducasse, Hakkasan, Pied a Terre, The Square and Obilix.

* Monthly Team Nights Out - based on hitting team monthly targets.
* Company Office Nights Out – both ad hoc Thursday and Friday night drinks as well as more organised office nights out at Awards Dinners and celebrating smashing monthly office targets.

* Monthly “House Competition” Nights Out - everyone at the firm joins one of three houses (Amazon, Congo and Rio Dulce) and competes in monthly competitive events against the other houses for an annual trophy. Events have included: Dodgeball, Quasar, Virtual Golf, Go-karting, Rounders in Hyde Park, Bowling, Poker Night, Rock Climbing, Pool, Table Tennis and Zorb Football.

* The aim is for in person socials but on occasion (especially over Lock Down) they organized several Thursday evening Microsoft Teams/Zoom socials with are optional to attend but are very well received, including:
* Cocktail making with Steve – they sent out all the ingredients through a firm and then everyone logged on for cocktail masterclasses on our favourite cocktails including Negronis, Mojitos, White

Russians, Margaritas and Espresso Martinis o Cocktail drinking with Dev - they send ready-made cocktails through the post to each consultant along with a £20 budget to buy your own take-away then quiz nights and other fun games

* Gym workout with Max – 45 minute “Joe Wicks style” workout with fitness trainer Max over Zoom o Make your own face mask with Shiva

* 3 Company Holidays Every Year: o Office Winter Holiday in a European city – Budapest/Bucharest/Madrid/Seville (January) o Office AGM Holiday in Malta/Ibiza/Barcelona/Split (June)
* Top Billers Holiday in Las Vegas/Cancun/Barbados/Tokyo (October/November)

* Subsidised Gym Membership (Fitness First) and on-site Gym
* Flexible working including up to 3 days working from home per week, although you can work 5 days per week from the office as you prefer
* Work lap top and mobile phone

Job Profile:

* Strong academics, inclusive of a Bachelors degree from a leading UK or international University
* Previous commercial office-based experience. This could include a work placement, summer work or post graduate experience
* Previous sales or client facing experience is useful but by no means essential, although no prior recruitment experience is required
* Hard working, professional person with a track record of working hard and displaying our 4 cultural values – Proven, Trusted, World Class, Passionate ✓ Positive, can-do attitude
* Proven track record of success, proved through a combination of academics, sport, music, work and/or entrepreneurial exploits
* Track record of taking on more responsibility, which can be displayed in your CV. This could include being part of a university committee, sports or society (President, Club Captain, Treasurer, Secretary, Social Secretary etc); running your own business; team leading or taking on greater responsibility in work experience or commercial roles
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Harrisons Recruitment

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