PROFESSIONAL SERVICES RECRUITMENT - The best appointment you'll make

Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Competitive base salary + uncapped bonus potential
Ref: 1874 Date Posted: Wednesday 08 Dec 2021
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About Us

W&A are purpose-led, specialist recruitment consultancy providing bespoke Professional Services recruitment to employers across a broad spectrum of industry, commerce, financial services, charities and professional practice organisations. Since our inception in 2003, we have helped thousands of finance professionals secure new and exciting positions, from newly qualified level right through to Board appointments. 

Recruiting across disciplines such as Accountancy, Corporate Finance, Finance Analytics, Audit, Tax, Risk and Change Management, we pride ourselves on providing a best-in-class service using our unique blend of experience and knowledge, innovative technology and professional networks to help match the best people to the right roles. 

Why Us?

The average tenure at W&A is over 10 years – safe to say people enjoy working here!

Our team are Director-led and are specialists in recruitment and relationships, not sales. With a service founded on strong values we build trusted partnerships with our customers, offering meaningful advice and bespoke solutions.  We are not just here to help ‘fill roles’, we are here to make sure our candidates secure roles which match their career aspirations and that our clients get access to the best and most diverse talent in the market. After all, good people are at the heart of every good business, especially ours.

We are an inclusive employer who champion diversity and flexible working and can offer rapid and sustained progression for new colleagues.

Job purpose

We are currently looking to hire a recruitment trainee to undertake an Associate position, with the mandate to learn from and complement our existing recruitment expertise, enabling W&A to drive new revenue streams.

As an Associate you will soon be working with W&A’s client portfolio, ranging from global Plc’s to start ups, partnering with them to source the best candidates for a range of permanent and temporary positions.

Being trained and supported by one of our vastly experienced recruiters, you will be sourcing candidates with the aim of becoming a sector specialist and trusted advisor in your field. As your time in recruitment progresses, you will develop your end-to-end recruitment process knowledge and business development expertise, which in time will result in you owning and managing a portfolio of your own client relationships.

Role profile:

  • Developing long term, meaningful and trusted professional business relationships
  • Providing a specialist consultative service by developing a thorough understanding of your specialism
  • Delivering a high level of customer service to all clients, candidates and colleagues.
  • Using business development, marketing techniques and networking to attract new business and candidates
  • Meeting with and on occasion presenting to stakeholders, in person and virtually
  • Receiving and reviewing applications, preparing CV’s managing interviews, creating and delivering shortlists
  • Meeting with and interviewing candidates to understand their skills, experience and career aspirations
  • Offering advice to both clients and candidates on recruitment variables such as pay rates, training, and career progression

About you:

We’d love to hear from candidates that are keen to establish a career in recruitment. Ideally you will be educated to degree level, preferably within a business-based discipline. However, as we promote and encourage social mobility, a degree is desirable but definitely not essential. Candidates who can demonstrate transferrable skills are encouraged to apply.

We’re looking for you to bring first class communication skills, be comfortable in a client / customer-facing role, to bring self-motivation and a desire to build lasting relationships with our customers, providing a customer-focused and tailored approach. High energy levels and excellent organisational skills are of paramount importance while specific knowledge of the Accountancy & Finance sectors would be advantageous.