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Graduate Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Salary £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + £30k Year 1 OTE £45k Year 2 OTE
Location Leicester, Leicestershire
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00044156
Published over 1 year ago

Job Description

Welcome to what could be the very first step in a very exciting career!

I'm Chris and I've been with Macildowie for just over 6 years now. I started as a graduate trainee with no recruitment experience and have since have been promoted (twice) opened a new office, been to Las Vegas and New York and am currently writing this advert on the back of our biggest month of the year!

The real kicker is that I'm not even close to being the most successful person in the business. People from our graduate trainee scheme are on the board of directors, have started new teams, expanded into new geographies, lead on largescale rebrands, been on dream holidays (we literally have incentives to send you to Vegas and New York!) and been rewarded well for all their hard work.

So What?

We're now looking for our next group of graduates to join the training scheme and help secure the future growth of the business. We have offices in Nottingham, Leicester and Milton Keynes and recruit in 6 core disciplines. If you've never considered a career in recruitment or don't necessarily know what it entails, don't worry too much. We just want people with a great work ethic who are hungry to develop and have good interpersonal skills. We'll give you the rest in training!

What we'll offer you:

3 Months training: We're not going to throw you in at the deep end, we'll give you 3 months training for the market that best suits your personality, with regular support and coaching. Take a look at our website to learn more about our disciplines.

Defined market and candidate pool: You'll be responsible for your own customers in your own specialism when you're up and running meaning the opportunity to build relationships to last through your career.

Incentives: It's not just about the amazing bonuses or super biller bonus, it's also about the annual trip to Las Vegas, the flights to New York, the flexible working, the weekly incentives and quarterly social events.

Times Top 100 business: We are a people business so our training and development is 2nd to none, be it at trainee, consultant, manager or director level, we'll constantly develop and challenge to let you be the best version of you.
Earning potential Everyone says it but the bonus is transparent, fair and very achievable, it should never be all about the money but being rewarded for your work.

Retention: There's a reason our Exec team and most of our managers all started as graduate trainee's and have progressed so well.

What we need from you in return:

Hard work: Don't just say you work hard, we want people who love hard work! Recruitment is challenging, it's long hours and it's very up and down. Someone who can role with the punches and keep coming back with a smile on their face is key.

Passion: We're very fortunate to work with some of the best companies in the area and find the best candidates we're not cut throat sales people so you really need to LOVE the businesses you represent and buy into them.

Commerciality: You have to be able to spot an opportunity and run with it. In a growing business, we all have loads to get through so being able to create your own opportunities will set you up for success.

Experience: You don't need recruitment experience but you have to be great with people and have shown real drive in what you've done in the past. People from a sales or a sports background have a good track record but if you're really driven to succeed, we still want to hear from you.

Degree: We're pretty open if you're on track for a 1st, a 2:1, a 2:2 or doing your masters. The really important thing we want to see on the CV is something that makes you stand out. PLEASE don't put that you like socialising and going to the cinema… We want to hear about your interests, goals, biggest achievements, sports teams you've been part of, charity work etc!

What do I do next?

Apply with your CV below or email it If we like what we see, we'll get in touch for a short initial phone interview. If that goes well. we'll invite you to one of our offices over the next 4 weeks for an interview and assessment.

To find out more about us, have a look at
PS - please share this advert with your friends. We'll be looking to hire a number of new people this year and if there's someone else great out there, we always want to find out about them.

Macildowie is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a rich history of enhancing the careers of professionals across the Midlands and the Northern Home Counties. We have an unrivalled understanding of the local market place and recruit for the majority of the regions premier employers. To search for all of our live jobs please visit us at

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