IT Recruitment Consultant - (Trainee)

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  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Location: Greater Belfast

MCS Group is looking for a Graduate Recruitment Consultant to join the largest IT recruitment team in Northern Ireland. If you are coming from an Arts and Humanities background this is an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in a new field and gain best in industry training to become a specialist in your given area. You will be working as a consultant to provide industry advice to both candidates and clients in your specialist area.

A common misconception about this role if that you need to be coming from an IT related background to be a successful recruiter in this field. Some of our highest billing consultants within the IT space have degrees in History, Politics, Marketing and Music to name a few.

Noted below are some of the common characteristics we see in our consultants:

Ask yourself if you are:

  • Determined?
  • Curious?
  • Conversational?
  • Research-driven?
  • Competitive?
  • Focused?
  • Detailed?

If you feel that you have these characteristics and are looking for a fresh challenge coming out of University, then you should consider applying to get your career in IT recruitment underway.

This role will be two-fold focused on the key areas of business development and candidate resourcing where each day will be different. As a brief overview, here is a bit of information about what your role might look like:

What is Business Development?

  • This is about canvassing new and existing clients to gain access to new roles to build your specialist desk.
  • You will be acting as an expert in your field, providing industry intel and knowledge transfer to clients with a consultative approach.
  • Your role will involve meeting with clients off-site which gives you first-hand exposure to industry specialists and how market-leading operations are run.

What is Candidate Resourcing?

  • This is about thinking outside the box and using your existing skills to generate a candidate pool in order to fill these roles with the highest quality and most suitable individuals for your clients.
  • Here you will be creating in your thinking and utilise your ability to make valuable connections between your client and job-seeker.
  • As a consultant you will be meeting with candidates that you have sourced through networking events, online resources or referrals. Here you will be helping to roadmap their career and providing them the advice, guidance and support they need to find their dream role.

As a graduate you will be provided with tailor-made training tools to kickstart your career in a challenging and fast-paced environment. This is a rewarding opportunity that comes with many benefits such as team-building days, internal competitions and social events.

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please contact Chris Busby, Team Manager at MCS Group on 028 9023 5456 or send an up to date CV via the link provided.

If this position is not right for you, we may have others that are. Please visit to view a wide selection of our current jobs or call us on 028 9023 5456.

All conversations will be treated in the strictest of confidence.