Trainee Recruitment Consultant - Commercial

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1339796985-2
  • Date Posted: 28 May 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: KPI Recruiting
  • Location: Woolston, Warrington
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Commercial & QS, Customer Service, Energy and Utilities, Marketing, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

here at KPI Recruiting we are looking to add talent to our ever-expanding Commercial division. Based from our modern Office in Warrington we require a Trainee Recruitment Consultant who will support our commercial services division.

As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, you will be responsible for attracting candidates for jobs through marketing and advertising, matching their skill set to job descriptions and gaining a good understanding of their expectations. You will build relationships, in order to gain a better understanding of your clients' recruitment needs and requirements.

Working as a Recruitment Consultant means that no two days are the same! You will be working in a fast paced and diverse role, where you will draft job profiles, advertise through various social media platforms, attending face to face client meetings & networking. You will conduct interviews with candidates, take up references and align their skills with relevant job specifications.

You will also provide a consultative service by providing market advice to both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements and career opportunities.


  • You are the vital link between clients and candidates (essentially the middle person)
  • Using sales, business development, marketing techniques and networking to attract business from client companies
  • Visiting clients to build and develop positive relationships
  • Developing a good understanding of client companies, their industry, their work culture and environment
  • Advertising vacancies by drafting and placing adverts
  • Using social media to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships
  • Headhunting - identifying and approaching suitable candidates
  • Using candidate databases to match the right person to the client's vacancy
  • Receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews and creating a shortlist of candidates for the client
  • Requesting references and checking the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the client
  • Briefing the candidate about the responsibilities, salary and benefits of the job
  • Preparing CV s and correspondence to send to clients
  • Organising interviews for candidates as requested by the client
  • Giving informative feedback after candidate interviews
  • Negotiating salaries, payment terms, rates & fees
  • Finalising arrangements between clients and candidates
  • Ensuring compliance is accurate
  • Working towards and exceeding targets
  • Supporting with the invoicing process, calculating rates and fees
  • Reviewing recruitment policies to ensure effectiveness of selection techniques and recruitment processes
  • Work in close contact with other consultants and managers to share best practice and ensure that a collaborative approach is adopted across all of KPI Recruiting divisions

What we are looking for:
Previous customer service experience is highly desirable; however this is not essential! We are looking for an outgoing and sales driven individual with a head for numbers and the confidence to proactively forge relationships with new and existing clients. who is keen to start their career in a Sales/Business development environment. We are looking for an effective relationship builder who can prioritise their workload and work to monthly targets.

What you need to succeed;

  • The ability to work as a team & individually
  • Provide a great service to clients and candidates
  • Results Driven
  • Constantly strive to come up with new ideas to do things better
  • Address problems immediately and plan and organise to move forward quickly
  • Work with pace and energy and engage the right people to deliver quick solutions
  • Bright and confident personality
  • A good work ethic / ambitious
  • Maintain a sense of humour at all times
  • Strong customer focus, combined with commercial and business acumen professional conduct
  • Ability to manage your own time, resilience to drive the right behaviours and approaches to achieve the desired results.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Self-starter, with problem solving skills

If you are interested, please send across your CV to (url removed)