What is Graduate and Trainee Recruitment?

Graduate and Trainee Recruitment is when you enter the recruitment industry, typically named a “rookie”

Unfortunately there is no manual that will teach you the key skills needed to be successful.

Trainees are expected to attend training sessions, either in groups or one to one, to teach you the key competencies required to do the job.

Having never considered recruitment as a career after my graduation I really was unsure what I wanted out of life. I received a call from Lily at Rite Recruit and my world changed. I was clearly sold on the role after an initial conversation, the interview process was smooth and relatively painless. She made me feel calm and confident thought-out and to say I have landed my dream job is an understatement. I am earning good money plus commission and able to buy all the luxury items I never even thought I would ever own when I was at Uni. Thanks Lily, I will certainly be recommending you my friends J

Trainees are nearly always taught by shadowing a senior colleague, learning how to be the intermediary between the company you are recruiting for (the client) and people (the candidates) looking for a career move or a temporary position. It’s mostly a sales role, which offers incredible rewards for those with great results. (Commission)

There are 2 main positions classed as entry level:

Resourcer (also called “180” or Delivery Consultant)

  • Identifying, interviewing and qualifying suitable candidates
  • Translating and writing adverts to attract candidates, ensuring all open positions are advertised at all times
  • When required, arrange and coordinate interviews between the client and candidate

  • Conduct interview preps and debriefs for candidates and clients
  • Provide offer management as and when required, obtain candidate references if requested

  • Identify, build and maintain candidate pipelines / groups on linkedin / Xing for customers
  • Continually generate new business leads for the sales consultants
  • Effectively sell the brand to candidates and clients
  • Build and maintain client relationships through strong customer care

  • Ensure sales consultant or key account manager is kept up to date at all times

Trainee Recruitment (also referred to as a “360”)

A recruitment consultant's role is demanding and diverse and involves:

  • using sales, business development, marketing techniques and networking in order to attract business from client companies;
  • working towards targets that may relate to the number of candidates placed, a value to be billed to clients or business leads generated;
  • building relationships with clients and candidates
  • developing a good understanding of client companies, their industry, what they do and their work culture and environment;
  • advertising vacancies appropriately by drafting and placing adverts in a wide range of media, e.g., newspapers, websites, magazines;
  • using social media to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships with candidates and employers;
  • headhunting - identifying and approaching suitable candidates who may already be in work;
  • using candidate databases to find the right person for the client’s vacancy;
  • receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews and creating a shortlist of candidates.
Graduate Trainee Recruitment Consultant
London
£18,000 - £20,000
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