Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • £22000 - £25000 per annum
  • Birmingham
  • Posted: 23/03/2022
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: LB-60889

Job Details

Trainee Recruitment Consultant
Are you a graduate, proficient in English, looking to kick-start your career in recruitment and sales?
Would you like to work in a face paced environment where the more you put in, the more you get out?

After a successful first year, we are now looking to expand the team by adding additional consultants to cover the West Midlands (Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry and Warwickshire).
The Graduate Network are a recruitment consultancy, specialising in:

  •  Graduates into support roles prior to teacher training
  • Early Careers Teachers into their first permanent role
  • Experienced teachers and senior leaders moving from one permanent role to another
  • Training opportunities which upskill education professionals

The Graduate Network is looking to add value by recruiting a new addition to our Education Team in our lovely offices in Edgbaston. You will be working with our primary, SEN and secondary schools and candidates and enjoy lots of support and personal development as part of our team.
  • Trainee Recruitment Consultant
  • £22,000 - £25,000 basic + uncapped commission
  • Permanent opportunity with formal CPD and training
  • Offices located near five-ways – Hagley Road
  • No day to day requirements, purely long-term and permanent recruitment

Ideally looking for a recruiter but happy to consider a teacher looking for a change of direction but who is still keen to work with schools. The Graduate Network is part of the Pertemps Group, which is the largest independent recruitment agency in the UK and I am proud to say that the only shareholders are our team.
Who is it for?
The role of the Recruitment Consultant is to identify and secure Clients who need assistance in finding candidates for roles, to then source candidates to meet the client’s requirements (for an agreed fee). They do this by attracting or sourcing candidates, assessing the candidates against the criteria of the clients brief and then selling the candidates attributes, how they fit the brief to the client. This may be for a permanent, temporary, or fixed term contract placement.  A Recruitment Consultant needs to be able to communicate effectively, be able to negotiate and agree terms and conditions, have excellent customer service skills, be persuasive, confident, and assertive.
About the course 
The Apprenticeship is made up of: 
A Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Recruitment  – this comprises of 6 units and is a knowledge based qualification, Understanding Sales techniques for recruitment, Understanding the Legal and Ethical requirements in Recruitment, understanding relationships management, the recruitment market, recruitment operations and the principles of assessing candidates. 
A level 3 NVQ Diploma in Recruitment – this comprises of 41 credits achieved through 9 mandatory units and 3 optional units, this is a performance based qualification and includes, identifying client requirements, Attracting, selecting and assessing candidates, presenting candidates to clients, Briefing and debriefing candidates, and administration of the recruitment process, it can also include, competitor analysis, negotiating, objection handling and closing techniques, sales proposals, networking skills, co ordinating flexible workers and delivering sales presentations.
Functional skills English and Math’s – If the leaner does not have a GCSE C grade or equivalent in English and Math’s they will need to complete the functional skills course, they will work with a qualified Tutor to help gain the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to Pass the exams and gain a level 2 Functional skills qualification in English and / or Math’s.
This is a truly amazing opportunity for a graduate to work at one of the leading recruitment companies in the country. In return for your hard work, you will enjoy:
  • Exceptional training and support at Branch level and within our training programme
  • Uncapped OTE
  • Participation in Employee Share Scheme
  • Plenty of ongoing support and room for promotion
  • Opportunity to develop into other areas or open new branches in the future
  • Great office location with “free parking”
This is a fantastic opportunity for a graduate to start a career in education recruitment. Apply today by contacting Luke at The Graduate Network, or apply to this advert with your C.V.
Please note: Due to the amount of applications, only successful graduates will be contacted.

The Education Network Offer:

Our specialist team have a combined experience of over 25 years and have unrivalled reputation within the education market, taking great pride in the extremely high service levels that we provide to both our schools and our candidates. Our service is honest and efficient and, in addition to our recruitment solution, we offer the opportunity for additional training and development for our candidates. You will also receive personalised career support from the team.

The opportunity to work in friendly, caring and supportive atmosphere where every child matters. Highly supportive, committed and hard working Consultants who will endeavor to find assignments suited to your needs.
An opportunity to extend your professional development as well as excellent rates of pay.

The Education Network is committed to safe guarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Appointments will be subject to our stringent vetting procedures, including enhanced DBS checks and references.-
The Education Network is committed to Safer Recruitment and recruits to Compliance standards. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check in addition to other safeguarding checks. The Education Network is an equal opportunities employer. The Education Network is acting as a recruitment agency in relation to this vacancy.
Due to the expected high-volume of applications we receive only short-listed candidates will be contacted within 3 days.

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