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Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Hays Human Resources
Reading, England
£24000 - £26000 per annum + uncapped commission
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Are you looking to kick-start your career as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant?

Do you possess an unwavering work ethic and the ambition to succeed in a fast-paced, competitive environment?

Are you a self-starter with a sales background looking to maximize your earning potential?

If these aspirations resonate with you, we'd love to hear from you!

Specialism: Technology

Location: Reading

Salary: £24,000 to £26,000 per annum + uncapped commission (OTE 1st year = £30-35k, 2nd year =35-45k)

Hours: Mon-Fri, 40 hours per week

Hybrid: After your initial training period you can choose to take advantage of our hybrid working policy.

Your new role as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant:

Client Growth: Foster lasting relationships, building and nurturing relationships with clients while actively pursuing new business opportunities. Understanding client recruitment needs and providing strategic advice to ensure the best candidate matches.

Candidate Engagement: Find and engage the best talent, attracting top talent through effective candidate engagement strategies. Guiding candidates throughout the interview and offer process, ensuring a seamless experience.

Skilful Negotiation: Create win-win situations for clients and candidates, negotiating terms and fees to create mutually beneficial partnerships.

Target Achievement: Meet and exceed KPIs with zeal and efficiency. Collaborating within a high-performing team, motivating each other to achieve outstanding results.

Leadership Partner Expertise: Becoming an industry expert through networking and staying ahead of market trends.

No day is the same and you will gain experience across a varied range of skills. You really can influence your own earning potential, by getting out what you put in. Your energy and dedication will be rewarded in a culture built on celebrating success.

Why Choose Hays?

People are at the centre of everything we do. We don't just place people into jobs but invest in lifelong partnerships that empower you to realise your ambition. We're backed by over 50 years of success, and a workforce of over 10,000 people across 33 countries. There might be 12,000 employees across the globe, but here, everybody is welcome, and every voice is heard.

As a large company we have a huge opportunity to make a difference to the communities we operate in.

As a result, we are proud to say:

  • We partner with End Youth Homelessness UK to raise money for their charity
  • We also became carbon neutral in 2021 are currently on the path to net zero carbon emissions.
  • Hays was one of the first 20 companies nationwide to receive the National Equality Standard and we continue to promote an environment where all our employees can be their full self at work.
  • #HaysHelps We're committed to making a positive impact on the communities we live and work in. As part of this, we have a volunteering scheme, #HaysHelps, which gives employees two days of paid leave per calendar year to volunteer.

Award winners of:

  • Top 100 undergraduate employers by Job Crowd, NUE awards and Rate My Placement
  • Glassdoor Best Places to Interview

As a Hays consultant, you will benefit from:

  • The most comprehensive training programme in the industry
  • Fast track promotions, progress your career up to Director level within 8 years!
  • Flexible hybrid working patterns
  • The backing of a Global Company, established for over 50 years
  • Significant growth potential of salary after year 1
  • Best Technology in the Industry including a 'salesforce' CRM
  • Opportunity for global relocation - Dubai, Australia, New York!
  • Referral bonuses of up to £2000 per individual

Social & Incentives

  • Black Tie Summer Ball and Christmas Parties
  • Opportunity to win a 5* luxury trip with top performing colleagues - Hays Elite i.e Croatia, South Africa, Italy
  • The opportunity for recognition at local, regional and national awards
  • Incentives and rewards - celebration dinners / Team lunches
  • Parents@hays support network
  • Disability confident employer with established disability and long term ill health employee network (REACH)
  • Hays Pride our LGBTQ+ network

Time off

  • Buy and sell holiday - up to 5 extra days per year!
  • 23 days per calendar year (plus bank holidays) annual entitlement increases with length of service

Health & Wellbeing

  • Gym discounts
  • Access to virtual doctor unlimited times per year
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee loans to buy Tech/Rail/Tram travel
  • Internal Learning & Career Zone for self development

At Hays, we share a passion for creating a culture where there are opportunities for our people to flourish and succeed, whatever your background. We know that diversity of perspective and an inclusive approach, which encourages those experiences and views to be heard, is great for business and therefore your career with us.


About Hays

At Hays, we know that finding the right role at the right time takes careful consideration. As lifelong career partners we’re with our candidates each step of the way.

Whether you’re seeking a job for right now, a career change, or to move up the career ladder, we have the expertise, the up-to-date knowledge, connections and training to help you get where you want to go.

Providing an unmatched wealth of jobs across industries and professions, using our insights and market leading salary checker, employer relationships, pathways and support, we bring roles that challenge and excite you.

And it doesn’t end there. Our expert consultants are here to help get you more than your next job – offering training and upskilling via our free-to-use My Learning platform.

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