Trainee Recruitment Consultant – European Language Skills

Location: London

Salary: £22,000 - £45,000 OTE

Trainee Recruitment Consultant – Earn £45k First Year

Are you a European Language speaker (German, Dutch, French, Danish or Swedish)? Have you recently Graduated and are now looking to make a career for yourself? Or do you have previous sales experience and are now looking for a change? If you’re financially motivated, keen to be the best among your peers and strive for the best, then a career as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant could be the career for you.

The Job of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant

The job of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant is simple; you find candidates for your client’s vacancies. We have Trainee Recruitment Consultant vacancies available for the following sectors – Pharmaceuticals, Technology, Compliance and Risk. As a Trainee Recruitment you will be tasked with finding senior Compliance candidates for companies based in the United States. A large part of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant day is spent on the phone, this will mean a lot of cold calling to win new Clients and also headhunt calls to find new Candidates.

As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, you will earn commission on each placement you successfully make and as your network grows and you become more established within your sector your earnings will increase. Typical earnings for a Trainee Recruitment Consultant are:

  • Year 1 – £45,000 OTE
  • Year 2 – £65,000 OTE
  • Year 3 – £85,000 + OTE

What is life like for a Trainee Recruitment Consultant with European Language Skills?

As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant you will be given a specific market to become a specialist Recruitment Consultant. Many firms ethos are based on working together to achieve mutual goals and success. As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant you will work with a variety of companies and have access to a rapidly growing client base. As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant you would recruit for roles across Europe and the UK.

Firms pride themselves on hiring the best Trainee Recruitment Consultants and training them through their unique Trainee Recruitment Consultant programmes, meaning you don’t need any experience to be successful in your career as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant.

What is the culture like for a European Language Trainee Recruiter?

The Recruitment Firms I am working with are looking to grow quickly and internationally, which is why your skill set is in high demand. I have multiple positions for Trainee Recruitment Consultants available to start ASAP on a number of new desks which will include regular trips to Europe. Recruitment is an incredibly social business, with monthly, quarterly and yearly incentive trips. Recruiters also place a large emphasis on emerging Recruitment industry technology. As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant you will have access to some the best candidates and clients and an unrivalled earning potential. This is a truly global thinking Recruitment industry.

Training & Development for a Trainee Recruitment Consultant?

The first 12 weeks of joining any Recruitment business as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant will involve shadowing your Recruitment Team Leader, executing vacancies and learning how to headhunt and select top candidates. Over the next 3 months you will be trained in business development, holding client meetings across Europe and structuring your working week to be an effective 360 Recruitment Consultant. As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant you will be trained specifically on the market by the firms Directors and more Senior Recruitment Consultants.

What do they look for in a Trainee Recruitment Consultant?

A Trainee Recruitment Consultant could come from all different backgrounds! European language skills are essential for this role. Previous sales experience without a degree or a 2017 or 2018 Graduate would be useful though for a Trainee Recruitment Consultant. This plus an appetite for success, a strong desire to earn money and ambitions to be the best will make you the perfect fit for a Trainee Recruitment Consultant.

If you feel like you have what it takes to become a Trainee Recruitment consultant, please apply below.


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