Recruitment consultants help employers find suitable staff, and match people to permanent and temporary jobs.
There will be
5% more Recruitment consultant jobs in 2023.
In your local area
Your day-to-day duties might include:
There are no set entry requirements.
Previous experience in sales, marketing or customer services, or the right skills and attitude, could help you get into this type of work.
Some new recruitment consultants are graduates. You can enter recruitment with any degree, although some employers may prefer one more closely related to the industry they find staff for, like human resources, marketing or public relations.
You could get into this role through an apprenticeship.
The Institute of Recruitment Professionals has more information about becoming a recruitment consultant.
Starter salary: £16,000 to £20,000 (trainee)
Experienced salary: £38,000
Most recruitment consultants earn a basic salary plus commission.
These figures are a guide.
You’ll usually work standard office hours. In some jobs you may need to work outside office hours, contacting clients or interviewing candidates.
The work is mainly office-based, but you’ll also spend some of your time visiting your client companies.
With experience you could move into business development or management, or set up your own agency.
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