Graduate Recruitment Consultant

Steve Thomas
Midlands and East Anglia
£Negotiable DOE
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Graduate Recruitment Consultant job in Leicester for a confident and ambitious graduate or early career professional.  Suitable recruitment consultant applicants will need to live or be willing to relocate to the Leicester area.

Full training will be provided to become a successful and high earning recruitment consultant, and you will work with one of our many experienced recruitment professionals to learn how to do this challenging job to a high standard.

In your recruitment job role, you will work to provide the connection between high quality construction jobs and high calibre construction professional job seekers looking to advance their careers in the professional construction and engineering sector both in the UK and worldwide.

Project Details

We have Graduate Recruitment Consultant jobs available to work in a number of ‘warm’ desks / departments, including recruiting for High Speed Two (HS2) clients, on existing key accounts and for construction sectors in the UK, London, Canada and in Hong Kong and Australia.

Responsibilities and Duties

As a new recruiter with the Maxim team, you will join a small & supportive team and work with experienced recruitment consultants who will help train you quickly and efficiently to be productive and feel confident in your role and capabilities. 

The core task of a successful construction recruitment consultant at every level, is to successfully introduce the best candidates for jobs to the best jobs for the candidate’s preferences and abilities.

At Maxim, we usually separate the required tasks into two job roles.  Firstly the task of Business Development of new construction clients, which is usually carried out by the senior Maxim team.

The second part where you, the Graduate Recruitment Consultant come in, is to account manage our new and live clients which involves the task of attracting suitable candidates for client jobs and helping them through the process of becoming employed by them.

Using your capability to learn quickly and to follow the proven Maxim recruitment methods and procedures, you will:

  • Source, interview and manage candidates through the recruitment process with employers
  • Manage multiple candidate searches for priority client job vacancies
  • Approach contacts and proactively headhunt suitable potential candidates
  • Interview and shortlist suitable candidates against urgent client job vacancies
  • Recommend candidates for submittal to clients and brief and debrief and update candidates accordingly as they work their way through the selection process
  • Negotiate salary offers and manage candidate salary expectations to ensure all parties achieve the desired outcome
  • Identify and develop business leads from candidates interviewed to grow the client base
  • Provide a professional service when liaising with candidate job seekers and employer clients that leads to repeat business, a good reputation and enhanced efficiencies and profits
  • Write up, publish and market industry leading construction job vacancies that attract the highest calibre of candidate
  • Develop a network of employer contacts within a number of specialist niche areas of the construction sector that use your recruitment consultancy services
  • Read relevant trade press regularly and share industry knowledge with colleagues and write informative blog articles for posting on the Maxim website
  • Maintain the data related to your clients and candidates using the market leading Maxim Recruitment ‘Bullhorn’ online candidate and recruitment CRM database
  • Attend construction industry networking events with Maxim colleagues, candidates and clients

Undertake international travel on business where appropriate relating to the construction market specialism developed

Desired Skills and Experience

The most important skills required for success in this Graduate Recruitment Consultant job role are:

  • Tenacity
  • Confidence and self motivation

In addition, the following skills and traits (or the willingness to develop them) are highly desirable:

  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • sales and negotiation skills
  • a goal-orientated approach to work
  • the ability to handle multiple priorities
  • problem-solving ability
  • the ability to meet deadlines and targets
  • ambition and the determination to succeed
  • time management and organisational skills

We welcome job applications from new graduates for this Graduate Recruitment Consultant role

  • Previous experience in recruitment or the construction industry is desirable but not essential
  • Successful candidates who have worked in other sales-related roles will be given the necessary training to become established and successful recruitment consultants
  • Recruitment consultants who have worked in other recruitment sectors will be given the necessary training to become successful in the construction sector.

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • A good degree qualification is highly desirable
  • Suitable applicants are most likely to be degree qualified and be able to evidence solid IT skills.
  • Strong analytical skills must also be evidenced and you should be able to learn key tasks and information quickly.
  • You should feel confident in your ability to develop and demonstrate strong sales and marketing behaviours.
  • You will need to be able to write job descriptions and reports on candidates suitability eloquently and lucidly with a minimum of grammar, spelling or typing miskates (!)

Employing Company Overview and Profile

Maxim Recruitment undertakes executive search and recruitment assignments to find managerial level construction and property professionals for many of the very best construction companies in the UK and international construction industry.

We find jobs for UK and international construction professionals in the UK and recruit international candidates for clients worldwide. 
We have offices in Leicester in the UK, and in Hong Kong, and we also have a growing presence in Toronto, Canada.

Maxim Recruitment is proud to be on the Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for many of the biggest names in the national & international construction and property industry in the UK, Hong Kong/Asia, North America and the Middle East. 

We also recruit extensively and exclusively for 'under the radar' niche expert construction companies and consultancies that you have never heard of that reward our efforts handsomely. 

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

  • Generous Basic Salary based on experience
  • Bonus based on fee revenue generate – full details supplied at interview stage
  • Stakeholder Pension
  • Mentorship and full ongoing training/probation programme with a performance review after 3 months
  • Conferencing, networking events and online training
  • Encouragement to utilise, develop and strengthen your own skills within a collaborative working environment
  • 5 day working week & working Hours 8.30 – 5.30pm (for UK office)
  • Generous Leave + Public Holidays
  • Potential for flexible working after probation period has been successfully completed

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