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Trainee Recruitment Consultant £18,000 to £21,000


  • £18000 - £21000 per annum
  • Swindon
  • Posted: 18/11/2019
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: TPNREC

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Trainee Recruitment Consultant | £18,000 to £21,000 + up to 35% Commission & Benefits 

Considering Recruitment as a career?  Then consider The People Network! 

Who are The People Network?  We are a leading specialist IT and Engineering recruitment consultancy based in Swindon.  

How long have you been in business?  Over 15 years!   

How big are you?  Our passionate, dynamic team is small but growing.  We are also part of the biggest independent recruitment group in the UK.  They give us amazing support and access to tools & technology that other recruitment firms our size can only dream about!

What makes you different to other recruiters?  Our people.  Recruitment is a people business and we think our people are the best!  We have a great balance of working hard and having fun at the same time and we give our people all the tools, training and support they need to be a real success (no micro-management!) and become true experts in their market.

What will I do day-to-day?  Initially you will be working alongside one of our experienced consultants and will be responsible for sourcing and screening candidates that are suitable for our clients vacancies.  You will arrange and organise  interviews, manage candidates through the recruitment process, provide advice, gather market intel and generate leads.  You will also get exposure to client stakeholders, help with account management and attend meetings on client sites.  In parallel to this you will be building your knowledge of IT and will start to develop your own specialist candidate talent pool in a specific market or niche.  Once you have gained experience you will then start your own business development journey and with ongoing support and training, build your own portfolio of clients.  Every day will be fast paced and no two days will be the same!

Who will I get to recruit for?  Our Consultants provide talent to clients ranging from small cutting edge tech start-ups to some of the biggest household brand names in banking, insurance, telecoms, retail and engineering.  

What training will I receive?  As well as learning on the job from consultants with over 10+ years’ experience we have invested heavily in creating a comprehensive module based training programme, giving our consultants all the skills they need to develop into a top recruiter.  In addition to this you will also attend external training courses hosted by an industry leading trainer, helping you to really sharpen your skills.   

How will you make me successful?   Alongside our training you will be given aLinkedIn Recruiter licence, access to industry specific job boards & online advertising, a digital marketing team that can help you run social media campaigns and we have also just invested in the latest video interviewing technology.  With all these tools at your disposal and our own in-house candidate database you are sure to be a hit with our clients. 

Salary and benefits?  What can I earn?  As a Trainee Consultant a starting salary of £18k-£21k is on offer plus an exceptional uncapped commission scheme up to 35%.  Other benefits include Perkbox (free mobile phone insurance, discounts for restaurants, cinema & gym memberships, etc), Pension, Life Assurance and 22 Days Holiday.  There is also a group share save scheme and when you reach Senior Consultant level other benefits such as Car Allowance also come into play.

What other fun stuff do you get up to?  We have Monthly & Quarterly incentives such as our Lunch Club at top restaurants, staff socials including nights out and days at the races and competitions where you can win prizes ranging from MacBooks to Retail Vouchers or extra time off.  Our annual team incentive is a trip abroad (Amsterdam, Dublin, Barcelona) and we have an annual team building which this year saw us take on Total Wipeout and It’s a Knockout!  Did I mention we have a pool table and ping pong in our office too?  And a beer fridge?  And a dress-down early finish on a Friday? 

Sounds amazing…what skills will I need?  We look for entrepreneurial, driven individuals who learn quickly, who have the ability to grasp new ideas and concepts and who are confident, determined, tenacious and who have excellent communication skills. You must be passionate about people, have a positive attitude and will like to have fun whilst working hard!  Previous recruitment experience is not essential but some form of sales or marketing experience is preferred. 

That’s me!! How do I apply?  Send your CV now and if selected we can set up a call or meet over a coffee so you can find out more 

If you are interested please apply ASAP. The People Network is an employment agency and will respond to all applicants within three - five working days. If you do not hear within these timescales please feel free to get in touch.