GRADUATE Trainee/Entry-Level Recruitment Consultant

25000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Annual
14 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Established just 12 years ago, we've experienced unrivalled year-on-year growth. Opening 4 offices and 6 highly successful recruitment companies in such a short time frame has seen us consistently achieving a well-deserved spot on the Virgin Fast Track 100 as well as the merit of being one of the UK's most profitable independently-owned recruitment companies.

Due to company expansion and the creation of emerging teams, we are currently seeking graduates looking to pursue a fast-paced career with great opportunities to progress and earn uncapped commission within all 4 of our bases - Bristol (Clifton and Portishead), Truro and London (Paddington).

The Role:

As an organic company, we firmly believe in recruiting only at trainee level therefore no prior recruitment experience is necessary or needed. We have our very own market-leading in-house Business Performance Academy which provides comprehensive training from Day One right up to Exec-level in the form of on-the-job' coaching, networking evenings as well as classroom based courses. Initially you will be assigned a mentor who will be able to provide one-on-one support and guidance whilst you train - this is a great chance to learn from one of the companies top billers.

As much of the training is on-the-job' you have the potential to earn commission from Day One.

As a trainee, your day to day schedule will include:

  • Developing relationships with new clients as well as managing accounts with existing ones.

  • Qualifying leads.

  • Sourcing candidates.

  • Negotiating fees.

  • Closing deals!

With a strong belief that our success lies entirely with our people, we reward performance with promotion and have a structured, target-based progression system which allows achieving individuals to fast-track their career.

Most individuals reach management level within 18-24months in the business with top consultants achieving this usually within 14-18months. Due to the organic set up of the company, there is no glass ceiling to hit - as long as you are working hard and performing, we are keen to train you to reach the next level.

Realistically you will earn between GBP25-30k in your first 12 months with us - this will also include a GBP3k rise to your basic salary as you're promoted from a trainee to a consultant. Within 18 months here, you should be on target to earn GBP40k+ and within four years, you will be earning in excess of GBP80k+.

Many top consultants in the company earn a six figure salary however there is no limit on your earnings and we have a number of consultants who have earned over GBP45K in their first year at SmithCorp - what you put in here is what you will get out.

Added extras:

Consultants who consistently hit targets can expect invites to three all-inclusive 5* holidays a year - Las Vegas, Portugal and a ski trip as well as Monthly Lunch Clubs. New trainees are often on our trips. It's very simple - hit your target and you will be on the plane! Additionally, you will receive a gym membership, company pension and healthcare plan as well as regular team and company nights/meals out. We reward longevity with Rolex targets.

Our Ideal Trainee:

We are not looking for anyone with a specific degree, background or experience. We recruit 99% on your personal attributes.

We are looking for individuals with:

  • A strong desire to succeed, make money and progress

  • Confidence and self-belief

  • A good work ethic

  • Excellent communication skills

  • A 2:2 degree or above

  • A competitive streak

  • B2B/promotions/sales experience (not essential but huge advantage!)

We're looking for people who are bright, career-driven and hardworking with a natural ability to build rapport and a genuine desire to work in a sales-based role. You must be able to demonstrate your ability to work hard (this could be academic, extra-curricular achievements or work experience) - if you can put the hard work in, we can train you!


Please apply today or for a noncommittal chat with more information about the role please call Yasmin.

I look forward to hearing from you!