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WE ARE HIRING - Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Key Job Features

Job Type: Permanent
Reference: PHSS
Location: Blagdon, BS40 7RE
Basic Salary: £18k - £22k


Is this you?

  • You want a career not a job
  • You want a recognised training scheme provided by experts and the opportunity to gain an industry recognised qualification
  • You want to join an established company with an outstanding reputation in its field
  • You want to work with top clients on important projects
  • You want work/life balance where your evenings and weekends are your own.
  • You want to avoid the daily commute and travel/parking costs associated with working in a big city.
  • You want to work in a great environment as part of a great team
  • You are bright, personable and have initiative
  • Have the ability to build rapport over telephone

The role

  • Sourcing, attracting and securing candidates
  • Use of telephone, internet search and database search to identify the best candidates in the market
  • Engagement and rapport building with candidates and clients
  • Working closely with an assigned Consultant
  • Administrative duties including maintain and updating CRM system
  • Networking on LinkedIn
  • Working closely with and supported by a designated Search Consultant

Candidate requirements:

  • A Level qualifications
  • Excellent telephone manner and interpersonal skills
  • Confident working in a fast-paced environment
  • Desire to develop and progress professionally
  • Enjoys working as part of a friendly and dynamic team
  • Personable, intelligent and ambitious
  • Resourceful with the ability to use own initiative
  • Willingness to learn about the Financial Services market

We offer

  • A career not a job
  • A training scheme endorsed by the Recruitment & Employment confederation (REC) and time to study for it
  • A 15-month Training programme provided by an external provider with a Nationally Recognised Recruitment qualification.
  • Salary rise after 6 months and further rise to £25,000 + bonus on completion of qualification (approx 16-18 months)
  • A 9am to 5.30pm working day
  • A picturesque office environment in a Country house in Blagdon, North Somerset with free parking
  • A great team with a 50/50 mix of youth and experience
  • Exciting Executive Search projects working for Global fund Managers Wealth managers and Chartered financial Planning Businesses
  • The opportunity to work with some of the biggest Financial services companies in the UK and across the Globe

Who is Paul Harper Search and Selection?

  • Paul Harper Search & Selection a leading Financial Services Search consultancy.
  • We celebrated our 22nd anniversary (established in July 1999)
  • We were shortlisted for best Banking/ Financial Services Recruiter at the 2019 Recruiter Awards
  • We work as a team in supporting our clients (we don’t fight against each other)
  • We offer great training, great support and great opportunities for career progression.
  • We don’t work on low level, uninspiring, boring jobs, we work on Director and senior Management and specialist roles.
  • A competitive salary with team-based bonuses and regular salary increases and career progression.
  • Several members of our team have now successfully completed their training and progressed through to more senior roles.

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