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Job Overview

Trainee Recruitment Consultant in London, UK

  • Reference - SM-TRCNA
  • Permanent
  • £20,000 - £45,000 per annum

Full Academy Training -45K OTE


We are hiring for 7 Trainees to start immediately in our London and Reading offices. Training will commence on Monday 19th November

Why Recruitment?

Recruitment is recognized as one of the most desirable, lucrative and meritocratic industries to be a part of. If you are Sales minded, consultative want to dictate your own earning and progression rate this is the platform for you to launch your career. The best part? There is no 'specific' background. We seek raw talent to join our internationally developed training program to get you earning big commission ASAP

Why the Tech industry?

TECH. IS. BOOMING. It's everywhere, what are you reading this advert on? How do you chat to your friends? How do you compare accommodation for holiday or book tickets to gigs?

We recruit into one of the world's fastest growing markets, to put it simply we find and place the people who create the websites, apps and all things that protect them into companies ranging from big global banks to quirky startups.

This means the job is interesting, and the fees are BIG.

Why Explore Group?

We don't want to give away all our secrets to the Web, so if you match the criteria listed, and think you would thrive in this role and environment, apply here and one of our internal recruiters, will give you a call if you stand out. To give you a sneak peak, some highlights of a career with us are below:

  • Base salary of £20k with a very generous commission structure which is uncapped
  • First year earning predicted at £35,000-£45,000
  • £300 per annum towards Gym membership
  • Up to £4,200 Cash allowance, paid monthly, on us. To help pay for life milestones e.g. car, watch, wedding!
  • 20% off 1Rebel Gym and 25% off other gyms
  • Regular company incentives Holidays FULLY PAID to Mexico, Barcelona, Skiing and Vegas etc.
  • Monthly Michelin Start lunch club for top performers
  • Birthday off to PARTY
  • 5 a side football team
  • Pension scheme
  • National & International relocation opportunities
  • Located in the super slick Southbank WeWork- beer taps, cocktail nights, yoga classes, roof terrace, DOGS…all the WeWork perks!

Key Elements of the role:

  • Recruitment is at its core a sales role, you will mostly be on the phone or out on meetings sourcing new business, pitching, negotiating, questioning and closing.
  • The 2 sides to the role are business development and Candidate sourcing and qualifying
  • Recruiters identify new businesses to work with, pitch the benefits of our service and then act as a middle man between skilled individuals that you source and companies who require their skills
  • Like all sales roles, the hours you put in dictate your success, the best recruiters work after hours to contact candidates when they are not in the office
  • Our training programme will ensure the most structure and measureable development possible so you can truly map your progress.

What Skills are essential?

  • Extremely self-motivated with a strong work ethic
  • Strong interpersonal skills, confident on the phone and face to face
  • He ability to persuade and influence
  • Target driven- motivated by targets, competition and commission
  • Logical thinker with good initiative
  • Organised with excellent time management
  • The ability to listen to and connect with people quickly
  • Sales flare


Read it to believe it: Hear from one of our recent trainees below:

Stephen, London

Why did you choose Explore?

'I joined Explore Group due to the focus on the growth of the company, and training and development I would receive upon joining. The uncapped commission was of course a BIG deal for me however, the focus on training me and my personal development was the main reason for joining.'

What have you achieved in your time as a trainee?

In the 6 months I've been here I've closed 7 deals (with no recruitment experience) to the value of £73,022, I have hit company incentives to Ascot AND most recently Barcelona and hit lunch club in London! No day is the same, it has a real 'family' feel and everyone is always willing to help'.

If you'd like more information on recruitment and Explore Group please get in touch with our Internal Recruitment team who will happily discuss everything you need to know, we receive a high volume of applications, to be sure to make yours stand out!