Trainee Recruitment Consultant Job Description


Trainee Recruitment Consultant Job Description

true 30 October 2022

Do you like money, working with people and having a lot of job options? If so, then being a trainee recruitment consultant might be the perfect career for you.

It's not an easy path; it takes a lot of hard work and determination to make it in this industry, but the rewards can be great if you're willing to put in the effort. So what exactly does a trainee recruitment consultant do, and what do they get from the role? 

Find out everything you need to know from our sample trainee recruitment consultant job description below!

Company Intro

Any trainee recruitment job description will usually start with an overview of the recruitment company looking to hire. It will outline key facts like the markets they recruit for, their size, and what they've achieved. It will also usually highlight key selling points on why you should join them! 

The rest of the job description will vary depending on the company. For this one, we'll look at 360 recruitment roles where you manage the recruitment process from beginning to end. 

What you'll be doing day to day

As a trainee recruiter, you'll start with a mix of learning and training plus actually doing the job. Below are the day-to-day tasks we've found are standard in most trainee recruitment consultant job descriptions:

  • Acquiring and developing new and existing client relationships.

  • Take briefs from clients on what their requirements are.  

  • Negotiating with both clients and candidates.

  • Finding candidates using various tools such as social media, databases, advertising and networking.

  • Screening and interviewing relevant candidates.

  • Arranging interviews between candidates and clients.

  • Managing feedback sensitively.

  • Generating leads from interactions with industry professionals and keeping up to date with market news.

  • Working under the pressure of daily, weekly or monthly targets. 

  • Seeking new opportunities in the market for business growth.

  • Building a personal brand and reputation in the market. 

  • Writing job adverts that attract and engage.

What training will you get?

When it comes to recruitment training, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Some businesses opt for intensive programmes that provide employees with all the information they need in a relatively short period. Others take a more informal approach, offering ad hoc one-on-one sessions. The most important thing is to find a strategy that works for you in a place where you'll be equipped with the tools you need to succeed. Here are some recruitment training methods we've seen in many of our graduate and trainee job descriptions.

  • Structured 12-week training programmes.

  • 1:1 coaching on an ongoing basis.

  • External and in-house professional training.

  • Extensive training from day one from the internal Learning and Development team

  • 1-on-1 training with senior management/founders. 

What Salary and Incentives will you receive?

From bonuses and lavish parties to free healthcare and opportunities for improving mental health, working in recruitment can be an enriching experience. It's a career with plenty of upsides! Here are some benefits we've advertised in our client trainee recruitment consultant job descriptions over the years. 

  • Basic Salaries for trainees and graduates average around £20,000 - £25,000 per annum, depending on experience.

  • Impressive commission schemes based on 'On Target Earnings' (OTEs). 

  • Additional bonuses for hitting mini targets

  • Hybrid working models and WFH options once you're fully trained.

  • Flexi hours and/or early finish times.

  • Casual dress codes.

  • Outstanding opportunities for progression with clear career paths.

  • Holiday incentives.

  • Work socials.

  • Lunch Clubs.

  • Health and Wellbeing packages.

  • Additional bonus days off.

  • The opportunity to work in alternative offices, including overseas. 

What skills do you need?

A career in recruitment can be gratifying, both personally and financially. It is a fast-paced and dynamic industry that offers ample opportunities for career progression. However, it is also a highly competitive field, and you will need some specific skills and attributes we felt belonged in this sample job description to see if you fit the bill!

  • Initiative and desire to succeed

  • Resilience

  • Be a people person (build rapport quickly and establish trust)

  • Good at working to deadlines and under pressure

  • Organised and efficient

  • An ability to sell the positives and negotiate. 

  • Quick to learn and adapt to change

Joining a recruitment agency as a trainee is a great way to get started in the industry. You will be working with people, helping them find their dream job and learning valuable skills along the way. The benefits are many, from gaining negotiation experience to creating new friendship groups. If you think you have what it takes to be a successful recruitment consultant from reading our trainee recruitment consultant job description, get in touch today and learn more about our current vacancies.

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