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Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Job Title: Trainee Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Ipswich
Salary: £18000 - £28000/annum
Reference: 203935785
Contact Name: CV-Library
Job Published: April 28, 2016 11:06

Job Description

Do you have some sales experience and would like to fast track your career within 3 months?  We are working exclusively with a company that helps businesses to recruit young people via the government apprenticeship scheme.  They are expanding the team, and are seeking 2 people with a sales background to join their telesales operation for 3 months, and then fast track into an account management role, where you will be responsible for sourcing young people / apprentices for employers (80% of the your role) and maintaining some sales activity (20%). They are about to move into their new offices just outside of Ipswich (near Bucklesham) and you will join a team of 12 sales staff (20 overall in the office). It`s a large company, with offices all over the UK (around 300 staff).  The office has a laid back / sales vibe to it (difficult to describe but not overly corporate) and a really friendly, easy to get on with team.  They are an ambitious company, and at interview you will meet your line manager who after 2 years now manages the 3 sales teams in the south.  They like to progress hard working people who get results and enjoy achievement. The products you are ‘selling` are fantastic. Companies use our client at no cost at all to recruit young people as apprentices.  Our client is simply funded by the government once they help a young person into work via the apprenticeship scheme.  Nice.  Working in the telesales team, you will learn how to promote the service, hone your sales skills in this sector and understand the market.  Its full on and fast paced, with the aim being to arrange meetings for the field sales team to meet with employers to explain how apprenticeships work.  Once you progress to an account management role, the post becomes more consultative, the field sales team will connect you to employers who want to employ an apprentice.  You will speak to the employer, understand who / what they are looking for, advertise the role, interview young people, discuss with client your short list, arrange interviews… and help a young person gain their first career move.  Additional to this you will keep your hand in with sales, making sales calls from time to time (a lot of your new business will come in from your existing employers). To apply you must have some sales experience.  Ideally phone based, otherwise someone with a retail background might suit well as long as you have worked to KPI`s and actually sold.  This might also suit someone with a recruitment background looking for a sideways move to a really interesting sector.  This company wins awards every year (Best Company list) as a great place to work.  Hours are 9am – 5pm (4pm Friday finish).  The basic starts at £18,000, rising to £20,000 at 3 months when you move into an account management role, with minimum OTE at an extra £3k per annum, with most account managers earning on average £5k - £8k (so £28k OTE achievable).  Holidays are 20 days (plus bank hols) an they usually break up a week early for Christmas