Graduate Recruitment Consultant

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1382359384-2
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Invictus Group
  • Location: London
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Project Management, Recruitment & Talent Acquisition, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

A Graduate Recruitment Consultant plays a crucial role in connecting candidates with potential employers. Their responsibilities typically include sourcing, screening, and interviewing candidates, as well as matching them to suitable job opportunities. Here are some detailed points about the role and responsibilities of a Graduate Recruitment Consultant:

Role and Responsibilities

Sourcing Candidates:

  • Job Advertising: Writing and placing job advertisements on various platforms, including job boards and social media
  • Networking: Building relationships and leveraging professional networks to find potential candidates.

Screening and Interviewing:

  • CV Review: Assessing candidates' resumes and applications to determine their fit for various roles.
  • Initial Interviews: Conducting preliminary interviews to evaluate candidates' skills, experience, and suitability.
  • Skills Assessment: Administering and evaluating skills assessments or tests as necessary.

Matching Candidates to Opportunities:

  • Understanding Client Needs: Collaborating with employers to understand their specific requirements, company culture, and job openings.
  • Candidate Presentation: Presenting shortlisted candidates to employers, highlighting their qualifications and fit for the role.

Consulting and Advisory:

  • Career Guidance: Providing advice and guidance to on job search strategies, CV writing, and interview preparation.
  • Market Insights: Offering insights into the job market, industry trends, and salary expectations to both candidates and employers.

Process Management:

  • Coordinating Interviews: Arranging interviews between candidates and employers, ensuring a smooth process for both parties.
  • Feedback Management: Gathering and communicating feedback from both candidates and employers, facilitating any necessary follow-up actions.

Building Relationships:

  • Client Relationship Management: Maintaining and developing relationships with existing clients and identifying opportunities to expand the client base.
  • Candidate Relationship Management: Keeping in touch with candidates, even if they are not immediately placed, to build a network of potential future placements.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Communication Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills for effective interaction with clients and candidates.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to build rapport and maintain relationships with diverse groups of people.
  • Sales and Negotiation Skills: Persuasive and negotiation skills to sell the benefits of a candidate to a client and vice versa.
  • Organizational Skills: Efficient in managing multiple tasks, scheduling, and keeping track of various candidates and job openings.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to identify issues and come up with practical solutions for both clients and candidates.

Challenges and Rewards


  • High-pressure environment with targets and deadlines.
  • Dealing with rejection and managing expectations of both clients and candidates.
  • Navigating a competitive job market with varying demands.


  • Opportunity to help graduates kickstart their careers.
  • Building a wide professional network.
  • Potential for high earnings through commission and performance bonuses.
  • Dynamic and varied work environment.

A career as a Graduate Recruitment Consultant is both challenging and rewarding, offering opportunities to make a significant impact on the careers of young professionals while developing a diverse set of skills.