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Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • Location

    Bury St Edmunds

  • Sector:

    Sales & Marketing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £20000 - £24000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Paige O'Connell

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    01284 765700

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Consultant:

    Paige O’Connell

Are you looking for a career direction but not sure where your skill set fits in this market?
Do you have proven sales experience, maybe from a different industry and have been considering transfering this into recruitment?
Would you be interested in a diverse role with training and development opportunities within an established business?

Here at Compass Point Recruitment we are looking to breed success from within and are seeking a Trainee Recruitment Consultant to provide invaluable support to our team of Consultants with a view to taking over your own desk!

More recently we have seen the trends in recruitment shift from traditional practices of posting adverts on job sites towards establishing a robust social media presence and network. With that in mind, the role of a Trainee Recruitment Consultant has become more important than ever and we are looking to offer training and progression opportunities to a successful candidate joining our business with a view to becoming a fully-fledged Recruitment Consultant!

Your main role within the business will be to work closely with our Specialist Consultants to identify, attract and shortlist candidates in accordance with the requirements of the business brief. You will also oversee our Social Media platforms including Facebook, Twitter & Linked in as well as the company website.

A day in the life of a Trainee Consultant:

•Source new candidates from job boards, Compass Point Recruitments CRM system, social media and other platforms using local market knowledge
•Contact candidates and conduct initial screening processes to qualify for potential roles
•Coordinating with relevant consultants to understand job details and source candidates who potentially meet the criteria
•Working alongside consultants in compiling engaging and informative job descriptions and advertising onto multiple platforms
•Liaising with hiring managers and consultants in arranging interviews and providing interview prep to candidates where required
•Standing in for consultants where necessary due to holiday/client meetings etc.
•Providing general administrative support to the recruitment function, such as answering enquiries, supporting the sales process, and making sure that the candidates and clients always receive a professional and comprehensive recruitment service
•Any other ad-hoc tasks required


•Support management in creating a Social Media marketing plan
•With guidance, source relevant industry articles for posting on CPRs social media platforms
•With guidance, manage Compass Point Recruitment's Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn pages with a view to growing followers/connections
•Assist colleagues with optimising company website - full training available with website development company
•Other social media activities as required to compliment the Social Media plan

Who do we want to hire?

•A natural marketer - someone who gets the power of social platforms and uses small wins to drive greater success
•An influencer someone that can take what they know and influence others to make decisions
•A motivator with a half full cup. Helps if you are funny, open minded and can crack jokes
•A doer' we are a small and busy office; this is a great place for an ambitious professional to be a part of a hard-working team that wants to get on with building a career, learning best practices and earning commission!
•Likes to work flexibly. We are not a military base and recognise self-motivation and focus on your delivery whilst working to clear goals
•Someone with a genuine interest in people and making a difference

What we offer in return:

•Welcome to the Team' hamper!
•A team of fabulous co-workers, who will become more like family than colleagues!
•An unrivaled local and established brand
•Enhanced annual leave including Christmas closure & your birthday off!
•Summer & Christmas Party!
•A breakout area to relax and unwind away from your desk!
•Dress down Friday!
•Internal & External Training opportunities including NVQ & REC approved qualifications
•Private Health Cover with access to a range of services (upon successful completion of probation)
•Free on-site parking - bonus for a central town location!
•Regular Team refresher training days

The other bits…

Hours - Monday to Friday 09:00 - 18:00 or 08:30 - 17:30
Salary - £20,000 - £24,000 with bonus/commission incentives - To be discussed at interview
Start Date ASAP
Interviews 1st & 2nd Stage (face to face/ on-site) & psychometric assessment

If you think you have what it takes to be a recruiter or would like to find out more information - get in touch today or send your CV through to