Graduate Resource Consultant

Location
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England
Salary
Up to £18500 per annum + plus commission
Posted
23 Apr 2021
Closes
21 May 2021
Ref
JS010A
Contact
Susan Baker
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
LA International is hiring its next generation of IT Recruitment Professionals and we are seeking talented, ambitious graduates to join our team as IT Resource Consultants and start their journey in the recruitment industry. These positions are permanent, full-time roles with a year 1-2 average earning benchmark of £25k-£30k per annum. They will form part of the latest intake of our hugely successful Academy which, over the last decade, has produced some of the most respected and successful IT Recruitment Professionals anywhere in the UK.

Why IT Recruitment?
Why not. In today's technology-driven age, Information Technology (IT) is at the heart of almost everything we do whether that is academically, professionally or personally. To stay ahead, organisations across all industries compete to attract the very best IT and Digital talent and with technology developing at an increasingly rapid pace, the need for those organisations to work with the very best IT Recruiters to secure the skills they require has never been greater.

By its very nature, IT recruitment is dynamic, fast-paced and provides the opportunity to regularly learn new skills, whether that's developing your understanding of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence or becoming proficient in managing large £multi-million customer accounts. Your growth never stops.

Who are LA International?
We are an international multi-award winning IT Recruitment Consultancy based in the heart of the UK, specialising in the supply of ICT, Business and Project/Programme personnel to clients in the UK and internationally.

We are deeply passionate about what we do, and have been innovating and growing year on year since 1982. A few of our recent national and international accolades include:

* Three-time winner of Best UK IT Recruitment Consultancy (Recruiter Awards for Excellence)
* Best UK Public Sector Agency
* The Queens Award for International Trade
* Hot 100 - No1 in the UK IT Industry for Employee Profitability

We will be celebrating 40 very successful years in business in 2022 and with a turnover of £250million per annum and growing every year, including during recessions and the pandemic, we are recognised as Europe's largest single-site Recruitment Consultancy (source - Recruitment International).

What will I be doing?
As an Academy member, your primary focus is to use the tools available to you (internal / external systems) to locate the candidates with the correct skills and capabilities for our Clients as quickly as possible, which may be in the area of Cyber Security, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Major Programme Delivery or Technical Consultancy.

You will be mentored and coached by some world class Recruitment Professionals, but also given the freedom to grow and implement your new skillsets. You will conduct candidate profiling and interviewing, engage in contractual and financial negotiations and be expected to manage the end to end recruitment lifecycle with high levels of professionalism and integrity, aligned to our Company Values and Behaviours.

We are proud of the fact that 95% of all Academy entrants go onto more senior roles within the Company - Why? We have a structured, capability and competency-led development framework that ensures you progress at a pace you are comfortable with and only when you've mastered each stage of the process. We think longer-term. Our objective is to embed industry best-practice into each member of staff and our success at doing so is reflected in the tenure of our employees which is amongst the highest in the IT Recruitment industry, including 85% of our Senior Management Team, Executive Leadership Team/ and Board of Directors who began their career with LA International at graduate level. We don't just talk the talk!

Who are we looking for?
Superstars, but they are rarely born, instead they are nurtured, shaped and developed over time and we specialise in taking people on that journey. However, there are certain attributes that we look for which include:

* Good communication skills, both oral and written
* Excellent listening skills
* Ability to articulate to a high standard, and be persuasive in pursuit of an objective
* Ability to cope with pressure and work to tight deadlines
* High levels of focus, determination and resilience
* Excellent task prioritisation and organisational skills
* Ability to be flexible and adaptable
* Competitiveness and a drive to succeed
* Strong work ethic
* Good attention to detail
* Passion for achieving and surpassing targets
* Desire to work to high standards and ethics, working professionally as part of a vibrant, energetic recruitment team

Benefits of Working for us?
We operate in a fast paced, highly motivating environment where hard work and success is encouraged and highly rewarded. Our clients include some of the most diverse and interesting organisations you could wish to work with and outside of lockdown, we offer opportunities to travel throughout the UK and in some cases overseas.

In addition:
Financial Package / Incentives and Rewards
- Average earnings for Graduates (Year 1 & 2) being £25k - £32k and beyond Graduate level of £60k-£70k
- Industry-leading company car scheme (BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Jaguar, Tesla and Porsche)
- Generous Holiday allowance that increases with tenure
- Private Healthcare Scheme
- Pension Scheme with contributions
- Sales-based incentives including:
o Annual High Achievers Trips (Ibiza, New York, Monaco, Rome, Capri, Barcelona, Venice, Reykjavik)
o Sports Car Weekends
o Luxury Hampers
o Red Letter Days
- Quarterly Corporate Social Events

We would love to hear from you and talk about the role in greater detail, along with understanding more about your aspirations.

To apply for the role, please send your CV to our internal Recruitment Team (Sue, Tamsin and Suzy) at


LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds.

Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.

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