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Graduate Recruitment Consultant - Leicester

  • Leicester (LE2),
  • £20,000 per annum (OTE up to £28,000 in the first 18 months)

We are seeking ambitious and sharp-minded Graduates from all degree subjects to start their career with us as a Graduate Recruitment Consultant in our Leicester Office, based in the Clarendon Park / Queens Road area. We offer a competitive starting salary of £20,000 + uncapped commission from day one where you could be earning an additional £6,000 to £10,000 per annum in just your first 18-24 months of joining. No previous experience is required as comprehensive training will be given and delivered by our highly experienced Directors and Senior Management. Constant support and guidance will be provided to you as you develop as a consultant and plenty of opportunities for progression will be available, as we are looking for our future Senior and Managing Consultants who will be pivotal for our continued expansion.

Job Overview

*Working Monday to Friday as part of a team within one of our specialist sectors; Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, Technology, Property Management, Social Housing and Education

*Developing relationships with prestigious clients and talented professionals of all levels via phone, email and in person meetings

*Researching organisations within your specialist sector to understand their needs and recruitment requirements

*Providing consultancy to clients and sector professionals using your expert sector knowledge

*Screening and shortlisting candidates including in person interviews to assess suitability for positions and advise them of opportunities available

*Liaising with clients to organise interviews and candidate bookings and completing all necessary administration

*Contacting clients and candidates during temporary assignments to offer an aftercare service and advise on any queries

Our Company

James Andrews Recruitment Solutions is a specialist recruitment consultancy that is rapidly expanding across the UK. Having initially opened in 2009, we now have 75 employees working across three offices based in Leicester, Birmingham and London and work with some of the biggest brands and blue chip companies on the market today. We are an accredited Investors in People (Silver) company and placed in The Recruiter Magazine’s “Fast 50” list of the 50 fastest-growing privately-owned recruitment firms in the UK (of which there are approximately 28,000!). We pride ourselves on our quality of service, honesty and ability to build long standing relationships with our clients and candidates.

Why Recruitment?

Agency recruitment is a profession most people tend to fall into when they aren’t sure which career path to take but who want a long term career with high earning potential. Recruitment agencies are used by almost every industry opening up a whole world of future possibilities. You will learn a range of highly sought after skills including the ability to consult, negotiation techniques, relationship building, problem solving, marketing and sales.

A career in recruitment is ideal for ambitious and sharp minded individuals who are looking to work in a vibrant and social environment with opportunities for progression.It’s an exciting, varied and fast-paced role, which means you will need to be adaptable and solve problems, but you will get support and encouragement from every member of the team from your first day and beyond.

Our Training Programme

From the very first day you join your training and continued personal development are our priorities, which is why we dedicate a budget of over £225,000 every year exclusively for training.

All training will be delivered by experienced Senior Consultants up to Director Level who have a wealth of experience and unprecedented success within the recruitment industry. Once this thorough induction has been completed, and throughout your career, you will receive continuous training and your career development will be regularly reviewed and encouraged.


Additional Benefits

Not only will you enjoy a very competitive base starting salary of £20,000, personalised training programme, and a personal mentor, we also offer great benefits and incentives;

*Social events: Our whole office gets together at the end of the month for drinks, food or an activity. We also hold quarterly companywide events which have included Ascot Races, Private party at Marco Pierre’s Champagne Bar, Escape Rooms and our annual black tie Christmas Party with three course meal, wine, live music and company awards ceremony to celebrate everyone’s hard work

*Free Gym Membership: You will be entitled to free corporate gym membership. Luckily the sites are based close to our offices so you won’t need to waste too much energy in actually getting to the gym!

*Monthly and quarterly prizes:We hold regular competitions where you can win some excellent prizes such as iPads, extra holidays, or a visit to a spa for some pampering

*Vision days:We hold regular vision days where new and established consultants spend time with our Directors to discuss ideas for improvements to company processes and policies

*Holiday allocation:Our holidays start at a generous 23 days per year (plus eight bank holidays!), rising to 25 after two years

*Flexible working incentive: Hit your targets for the quarter?Take advantage of either finishing early or starting late once a month for the next quarter and enjoy that extra lie-in on a Monday, get those all-important “life admin” tasks out of the way, or simply get to the pub early and get a round in for your colleagues!

Office Location

Since 2009, we have outgrown three offices in Leicester – a sure sign of our success. Our current office is fully refurbished and purpose built for us and is based right in the heart of the thriving Clarendon Park/Queen’s Road area with space for over 50 staff members. The building has a beautiful façade that is in keeping with the character of the rest of the properties in the area and actually used to be an old bank (the massive steel doors of the vault where all the cash was kept is still there and we have kept it as a feature of the office interior).

Thanks to our location there are always plenty of places to enjoy after-work drinks or our “Month End Friday” nights out, including our very own ‘chill out zone’ in the office with TVs, sofas, teas and coffees, and a bar.

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