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Recruitment Consultant (Sandwich Placement Year)

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👉 Job description
Looking for a Sales & Recruitment sandwich placement year in London? Want to join an award-winning recruitment agency working with the likes of Google and Verizon? You’re in luck! Give a Grad a Go is searching for a driven and ambitious Graduate Recruitment Consultant to join us as part of our University placement scheme!

*Please note, this role is a University Placement from 2024 - 2025.* 

Company profile – Give a Grad a Go
In this Graduate Recruitment Consultant placement in London, you will be joining us!

We’re Give a Grad a Go - a market-leading recruitment agency and early career talent community. Our mission is two-fold: to help graduates secure their ideal graduate role, whilst helping their client's businesses grow by matching them to high-quality and well-suited candidates.

We work with a range of exciting companies, from large multinationals such as Google and Verizon, right through to some of the UK’s fastest-growing startups on the cusp of huge success! Having helped over 5,600 graduates find their ideal graduate job, we now want to continue our success by growing our UK team.

In our London HQ, you’ll find a hard-working and collaborative team of people working across three core sections of the business - Sales, Marketing & Operations. Although our day-to-day work responsibilities may be different, the glue that holds us together is the desire to collectively be the best at what we do and we are all committed to growing the company as a whole, and recognise that combining a collaborative attitude with a competitive edge is the best way for everyone to achieve their aims.

We take great pride in promoting positivity in the workplace – creating a fun and cooperative working environment that filters through to the way we help candidates find their ideal graduate jobs, and the support we give businesses in helping them to grow.

Our office is a lively and fun place to be (check out our Instagram & TikTok!) - filled with collaboration, supporting each other and an eclectic mix of music on the Sonos…. We understand how graduate drive, ambition and eagerness to learn can contribute to our success, and we’re continuously working to build a company culture that fosters these talents.

Throughout our three core teams - Sales, Marketing and Operations - we encourage collaboration and inclusivity to ensure that everyone has the space to flourish.

Job description - Graduate Recruitment Consultant
As part of the University placement year, you will work in our Sales team as a Graduate Recruitment Consultant. Our Graduate Recruitment Consultants play a crucial role within Give a Grad a Go’s recruitment process. From the outset, you will be responsible for managing candidate applications, sourcing, screening CVs, and interviewing candidates.

Your day-to-day will involve supporting our team of Consultants by speaking with a wide array of candidates over the phone in order to ensure there is a suitable talent pipeline in place for our vacancies. This role is phone-based and you will need to be a confident communicator and motivated by daily goals and KPIs.

This is the perfect opportunity to learn invaluable skills about what makes a good CV, how to interview effectively, how to manage time-sensitive tasks and keep organised and learning about a wealth of new roles and industries – making your future job hunt far less daunting when the time comes!

We will equip you with the skills to form excellent professional client and candidate relationships, alongside providing extensive internal and external training.

If you like the idea of managing and developing client relationships, helping graduates start their career, whilst learning the core skills to becoming a high-achieving sales professional, then this is a great opportunity for you.

Key responsibilities - Graduate Recruitment Consultant
  • Contacting all new candidates on the system via phone, video, and e-mail - introducing them to our services and explaining how the recruitment process works as well as conducting catch-up calls with existing candidates to ensure they are kept in the loop with new job roles they may have missed
  • Working to daily and monthly KPI targets and ensuring you are delivering on project deadlines
  • Having in-depth discussions with candidates to understand their career aspirations, as well as discussing their suitability for roles and sectors
  • Ensuring all candidates receive responses to their application, delivering clear and constructive feedback
  • Answering our mainline phone and providing top customer service to candidates and clients, as well as responding to contact forms
  • Building your commercial knowledge of sectors and roles within the world of early careers
  • Providing detailed shortlists of suitable candidates when new client briefs come in
  • Ensuring all administration is up to date daily - our top revenue generators are both great communicators and exceptionally organised
  • Becoming an expert in your field and keeping tabs on industry hiring trends and news
  • Attending client briefing calls (and meetings when possible) to understand the nature of the roles you are working on and strengthen business ties
  • Identifying and researching new business prospects and working in conjunction with the Consultants to further expand our network
 
Job requirements - Graduate Recruitment Consultant
  • You must currently be studying at university, looking for a placement year across 2024- 2025 before heading back to university
  • Evidence of having worked in a busy client-centric environment - we are ideally looking for someone who has prior experience within sales and has evidence hitting and exceeding targets
  • Commercial maturity - this role is heavily consultative. You will be working with candidates and helping them navigate the job market!
  • Top organisational skills - you will be supporting a team of busy Consultants who will brief you on up to 12 roles at any one time
  • A positive mindset and self-motivation – you’ll need to be competitive and money motivated, whilst being able to bounce back and adapt to rejections
  • Excellent time management and a high level of attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills - the ability to adapt and cope well with unexpected problems, to work through issues and around any objection
  • High level of empathy - showing empathy creates great relationships - showing you understand their unique challenges and perspectives
  • Right to work in the UK

Give a Grad a Go is committed to being an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith, disability or other. We are continually finding ways to improve the way we work, read our Diversity and Inclusion promise for more information about this.
💰 Job Benefits
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Casual work attire
  • Childcare support
  • Clear diversity policy
  • Clear progression plan
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Internal competitions
  • Mental / emotional wellbeing support
  • Paid time off (holiday / sick pay)
  • Pension plan
  • Recognition & awards
  • Remote / work from home options
  • Socials / team bonding days
  • Team targets with monetary prizes
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