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How do I start a career in recruitment?

​Have you considered a career in recruitment but you are unsure what is required, or what you need to do?​Recruitment is an extremely rewarding career, as the primary focus is to help people achieve their next career step. Recruitment also offers you the chance to earn good money and an extremely social environment, both in terms of colleague collaboration and meeting and speaking to people within the sector you are recruiting within.​In this article we offer advice on how to get into recruitment, what you need to succeed and what to expect when you get into the recruitment industry. ​What qualifications/training do you need to get into the recruitment industry?At Navartis we don’t look at what qualifications you have. We believe that if you are committed to learning and developing your skills and you are driven to achieve then we will support you on your journey to becoming a successful recruiter.​At Navartis we are proud of the training we have in place, which has helped countless Recruitment Consultants in our business achieve, develop and progress within the business.​Our Trainee Recruitment Consultants receive a tailored training programme, which starts the moment you walk through the door and flexes to suit your career aspirations. Our training is not just aimed at those new into the business but continues throughout all the stages of your career, including structured management training for those who aspire to being future leaders in the business.​Our training is delivered by experienced trainers who have not only worked in our business as Recruiters and Managers but who are also fully qualified trainers to a CIPP standard.​What skills do you need to get into the recruitment industry?Although no qualifications are needed, there are some key skills that would benefit you and your career within recruitment. These include:​Good communications skillsExcellent written skillsBe persuasive, patient and persistentBe flexible and have the ability to adaptAbility to prioritiseAbility to work to deadlines and under pressure​What are some typical duties within the recruitment industry?Typical duties and activities undertaken by Trainee Recruitment Consultants include:​Advertising job vacancies across multiple channels, including job boards, email marketing and social mediaResearching companies, professions and specific sectorsMaintaining and updating the company databaseObtaining referencesNetworking with candidates via phone, email and face to face meetings​How can you progress within the recruitment industry?Another great benefit of working within the recruitment industry is your progression is essentially in your own hands and there is no limit to what you can achieve and earn. We have examples of people within our business that started as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant and within 12 month achieved two promotions and became a Senior Recruitment Consultant. ​Progression within the recruitment industry comes down to how hard you work, how quickly you can learn and hungry you are to achieve. At Navartis, we believe in promoting from within and you don't have to wait for a management role to become available in order to progress. If your goal is to become a Managing Consultant or Business Manager, then we will build a team around you and coach you on every step of your journey.​If management isn't the path for you, then our Principal Consultant role allows you to run your own desk, generate new business, develop existing clients, and focus on making placements. At Navartis your career is yours to decide. So whatever your goals we will provide the support and expertise to help you meet them.​Want to find out more about working at Navartis?If you are keen to find out more about life at Navartis, including the training offered, career progression, our culture and the benefits, check out out join us page.​Join us

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​Have you considered a career in recruitment but you are unsure what is required, or what you need to do?

Recruitment is an extremely rewarding career, as the primary focus is to help people achieve their next career step. Recruitment also offers you the chance to earn good money and an extremely social environment, both in terms of colleague collaboration and meeting and speaking to people within the sector you are recruiting within.

In this article we offer advice on how to get into recruitment, what you need to succeed and what to expect when you get into the recruitment industry.

What qualifications/training do you need to get into the recruitment industry?

At Navartis we don’t look at what qualifications you have. We believe that if you are committed to learning and developing your skills and you are driven to achieve then we will support you on your journey to becoming a successful recruiter.

At Navartis we are proud of the training we have in place, which has helped countless Recruitment Consultants in our business achieve, develop and progress within the business.

Our Trainee Recruitment Consultants receive a tailored training programme, which starts the moment you walk through the door and flexes to suit your career aspirations. Our training is not just aimed at those new into the business but continues throughout all the stages of your career, including structured management training for those who aspire to being future leaders in the business.

Our training is delivered by experienced trainers who have not only worked in our business as Recruiters and Managers but who are also fully qualified trainers to a CIPP standard.

What skills do you need to get into the recruitment industry?

Although no qualifications are needed, there are some key skills that would benefit you and your career within recruitment. These include:

  • Good communications skills

  • Excellent written skills

  • Be persuasive, patient and persistent

  • Be flexible and have the ability to adapt

  • Ability to prioritise

  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure

What are some typical duties within the recruitment industry?

Typical duties and activities undertaken by Trainee Recruitment Consultants include:

  • Advertising job vacancies across multiple channels, including job boards, email marketing and social media

  • Researching companies, professions and specific sectors

  • Maintaining and updating the company database

  • Obtaining references

  • Networking with candidates via phone, email and face to face meetings

How can you progress within the recruitment industry?

Another great benefit of working within the recruitment industry is your progression is essentially in your own hands and there is no limit to what you can achieve and earn. We have examples of people within our business that started as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant and within 12 month achieved two promotions and became a Senior Recruitment Consultant.

Progression within the recruitment industry comes down to how hard you work, how quickly you can learn and hungry you are to achieve. At Navartis, we believe in promoting from within and you don't have to wait for a management role to become available in order to progress. If your goal is to become a Managing Consultant or Business Manager, then we will build a team around you and coach you on every step of your journey.

If management isn't the path for you, then our Principal Consultant role allows you to run your own desk, generate new business, develop existing clients, and focus on making placements. At Navartis your career is yours to decide. So whatever your goals we will provide the support and expertise to help you meet them.

Want to find out more about working at Navartis?

If you are keen to find out more about life at Navartis, including the training offered, career progression, our culture and the benefits, check out out join us page.

Join us