Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Posted 9 April by Edison Pope Ltd Easy Apply


Our company

Edison Pope is an award-winning recruitment company operating within niche vertical markets throughout the UK and Europe. Our high level of service and dedication to in-house training and employee development has been recognised by our industry.

Our company operates a meritocracy, rewarding excellent performance. It is built upon core principles of hard work, resilience, ambition and positivity. Elements we believe are key in achieving any goal. Each member of our team leads by example, thus creating a very supportive and motivating environment for each team member to realise their career and personal goals.

Due to continued expansion plans we are looking for hard working, ambitious individuals to join ourcompany as Recruitment Consultants. Successful completion of the training program will lead to highly rewarding careers as specialist Recruiters, Headhunters and future Leaders of our business. Edison Pope currently operates out of two offices, one based in Manchester city Centre and the other in brand new offices in Preston.

Edison Pope is committed to cultivating and developing locally based talent and offering life changing opportunities. We whole heartedly believe there are many talented people living in the North West and are passionate about creating an environment which will allow successful applicants to fulfil their potential and realise their financial ambitions.

The Role

As a 360 Recruitment Consultant you will be responsible for running your own 'desk’ and managing all aspects of the recruitment process from start to finish. You will operate within a vertical market and be required to build relationships with both candidates and clients and be solely responsible for the number of placements made each month.

This is a sales role which is driven by KPIs and requires working to targets and deadlines. It can be demanding but also extremely rewarding which is why we look for people who are hard-working, competitive and financially motivated.

The person

The right person for this opportunity will have a combination of the following skills, experience, qualifications and characteristics: -

Characteristics & skills

  • Excellent communication (Written & Spoken)
  • Ability to effectively prioritise a varied workload
  • Good time management
  • Persuasive
  • Persistent
  • Problem solver
  • Personable
  • Presentable
  • Punctual
  • Ability to 'make things happen’
  • Ability to turn a 'No’ into a 'Yes’
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ambitious
  • Self-motivated
  • IT literate (Outlook, MS Office)


This is a trainee Recruiter position, which is why we’re not looking for candidates with previous Recruitment experience, however, we do expect candidates to be able to demonstrate experience of the following: -

  • Hard work
  • Resilience
  • Achieving goals & reaching targets
  • Competitive
  • Previous B2B or B2C Sales Experience


  • A Graduate with a Degree in Business or related subject /any subject but with a demonstrable passion for business

Training & Development

Edison Pope offers an excellent training and development program covering all areas of what is necessary to be successful in recruitment. This will take place vocationally and will involve group based work combined with one to one sessions with highly experienced Recruiters & Trainers. Edison Pope is passionate about continuous improvement which is why we are dedicated to offering training and development throughout your career from Trainee to Senior Manager and beyond!

Your Career Path

Edison Pope has a very clear path for trainees whereby you are able to progress through our clearly laid out company structure which allows constant development and guidance. We are passionate about building long term relationships and consider Trainees as the future of our business which is reflected in our structured career path allowing successful people to progress through our company.

Edison Pope believe very strongly in the people we recruit and allow entrepreneurial spirit to shine through. We want every Edison Pope trainee to succeed and prosper into a 360 recruitment consultant. Successful completion of the training period is based purely upon performance NOT a set time period, therefore, how quickly an individual progresses is down to themselves.

Our Culture

We operate a 'work hard, play hard’ culture with a vibrant, energetic office geared around having fun and working exceptionally hard to achieve our goals and ambitions. A major aspect of our culture is the meritocracy we operate. All of our team understand that hard work and excellent performance will have a positive impact on their careers. We’re a very sociable company whereby all levels of employees, director level to trainee, enjoy celebrating success.


Year 1 Realistic OTE = Min. £25-30K+

Year 2 Realistic OTE = Min. £35K+

Year 3 Realistic OTE = Min. £50K+

Year 4 Realistic OTE = Min. £70K+

(OTE = on target earnings)

  • Basic salary increases in relation to revenue generated
  • Extended lunch break to allow use of the gym
  • Early finish on Friday afternoon
  • Office closure between Christmas and New Year

To apply, please send an updated CV. Due to the overwhelming response to our advert we cannot guarantee a reply to all applications but feel free to call us!

Required skills

  • Recruitment
  • Sales

Reference: 34859895

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