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What is the role of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant

​Are you looking to move into recruitment and want to find out more about the role of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant? ​In this article we discuss the role of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, including duties, career progression and required skills to succeed in the role of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant. ​What is the role of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant?A Trainee Recruitment Consultant is responsible for attracting candidates for job opportunities and matching them to freelance and permanent position with clients. Initially you will be focussed on speaking to candidates, building relationships and growing your specialist network. ​At Navartis, our Recruitment Consultants specialise in specific areas such as Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms. Within those sectors, they will usually focus on specific job disciplines, such as Quantity Surveying, Site Management and Planning. This will help you to become experts in the area you recruit in, helping to build specialist knowledge to help build trust with candidates and clients. ​What are the typical duties for a Trainee Recruitment Consultant?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​What qualifications are needed to secure a Trainee Recruitment Consultant role?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. ​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 can you earn as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant?We offer Trainee Recruitment Consultants a basic salary of £18,000 to £20,000 per annum, dependant on experience. On top of this your on-target earnings (OTE) offers you the ability to earn a lot more, which for successful Trainee Recruitment Consultants can be anything up to £60,000+ on top of you basic salary. Our on-target earnings (OTE) are uncapped meaning you really are in control of what you are able to earn. ​What training is offered to Trainee Recruitment Consultants?Training from company to company differs hugely. 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.​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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​Are you looking to move into recruitment and want to find out more about the role of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant?

In this article we discuss the role of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, including duties, career progression and required skills to succeed in the role of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant.

What is the role of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant?

A Trainee Recruitment Consultant is responsible for attracting candidates for job opportunities and matching them to freelance and permanent position with clients. Initially you will be focussed on speaking to candidates, building relationships and growing your specialist network.

At Navartis, our Recruitment Consultants specialise in specific areas such as Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms. Within those sectors, they will usually focus on specific job disciplines, such as Quantity Surveying, Site Management and Planning. This will help you to become experts in the area you recruit in, helping to build specialist knowledge to help build trust with candidates and clients.

What are the typical duties for a Trainee Recruitment Consultant?

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

What qualifications are needed to secure a Trainee Recruitment Consultant role?

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.

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 can you earn as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant?

We offer Trainee Recruitment Consultants a basic salary of £18,000 to £20,000 per annum, dependant on experience. On top of this your on-target earnings (OTE) offers you the ability to earn a lot more, which for successful Trainee Recruitment Consultants can be anything up to £60,000+ on top of you basic salary. Our on-target earnings (OTE) are uncapped meaning you really are in control of what you are able to earn. 

What training is offered to Trainee Recruitment Consultants?

Training from company to company differs hugely. 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.

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