Recruitment Consultant Graduate Trainee

Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England WA14 1EP
£18000 - £25000 per annum + +comms, bonus, incent, shares
Worker Bee
Client Group:
Older People
Older Persons Mental Health
Learning Disability
Children & Young People
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Physical Disability
Adult General Nursing

Ever thought about becoming a Recruitment Consultant?

Here's what you should know if you might like to train under an expert, in a growing boutique recruitment consultancy with a phenomenal track record and proper business plan (in brand new offices in the fabulous town of Altrincham) on a hybrid working basis...

  1. It's a fantastic thrill when your client hires your candidate, everyone is happy and you earn a ££££ fee.
  2. A career as a Recruitment Consultant comes with other perks. All expenses paid trips at home and abroad are commonplace, as are weekly and monthly competitions for other rewards, such as bonus holiday days and other nice little prizes.
  3. To create interviews that earn fees you will need to persuade companies to let you work for them and people to let you represent them as candidates. Most will not succeed. You need several candidates for each vacancy.
  4. You need to face that reality every day to organise enough interviews to hit your targets.
  5. These things make it quite 'salesey'. Not everyone finds the targets easy and not everyone is comfortable with the 'pressure' of this reality.

If you understand the above and still think being a Recruitment Consultant may be for you, the next indicator of success is your professionalism. How professional are you? How professional can you be and how adaptable are you?

For example:

  • Are you always on time?
  • Do you always do what you say you're going to do?
  • How responsive are you?
  • How proactive are you?
  • How trustworthy are you?
  • How do you present yourself?
    • i.e. Do you dress to impress? Do you adapt your communication style for your audience?
  • How does the idea of speaking with company directors on a daily basis make you feel?
  • Maybe you are used to speaking with company directors?
  • Do you put your career ahead of other aspects of life sometimes?
  • How do you manage other people's expectations of you?

Those are just a few of the questions we'd like to know the answer to. If you can answer them, here's what you can expect in terms of reward.

Where a B2B sales track record or some recruitment experience of any kind exists and personal circumstances allow high degrees of dedication to the work, in your first year, you will likely earn about the same as the UK's average wage (£29.6k, not bad for a trainee). If that is you, read the below but think a year ahead!

If you come into this without the sales background, it will probably be more modest. A bit more than basic salary, along with cash competition prizes and other fun stuff like chocolates and champagne.

Typical clients want recruitment consultants who know what they're doing, which can make it hard for new consultants to win the best vacancies and earn the biggest fees.

In your second year, you'll probably earn about the same as the UK's average wage (£29.6k) and as much as double your basic.

In your third year, if you have continued to improve your practice, taken all the lessons on board, overcome your doubts about your ability and the job itself, double your basic will be the norm. You will have clients who come to you as a first choice and candidates who know who you are before you know who they are. You will also have competitors who want to steal your clients and also your candidates.

We will train you and help you on the job to overcome the challenges, maximise the opportunities, and to do so consistently. We can help you achieve double the national average on your own or treble the national average and beyond, by taking on new markets and building a team around you.

Everything else is about whether you like us, where you see yourself on our Pay Grade Scheme, if our office location suits you and if the realities of the above suit your lifestyle and ambitions.

Recruitment Panda are building a new tribe of trainees under one of our most long-standing and successful team members who's in such high demand, that she routinely has to turn down assignments. If you want to learn from the best, covering one of our most lucrative regions, you will not find better.

To find out more, all you have to do is apply.

Good luck.

Health and Social Care 29-1199.00 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other Recruitment Panda Ltd

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Sam Sanderson

Sam is an everpresent consultant to the UK care sector which he has served since 2009.

He credits his affinity for the care sector to his Granny, who passed away in 2016 after a five year battle with Dementia.

He believes great recruitment is a cornerstone of great care and that delivering where others have failed is the key to our success. 

Sam has been telling people that nurses are the unsung heroes of society for years and continues to develop Recruitment Panda through the expansion of our UK coverage. 

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