Trainee Recruitment Consultant

REF: CL1104_1566559047

  • Position: Permanent
  • Salary: £30000 to £40000
  • Location: Greater Belfast

Following on from a strong start to 2019, MCS Group are seeking to bring on board a Trainee Recruitment Consultant to allow us to continue to meet the current demand.

You will be working with an impressive range of clients from across the province, from local SME's, multi nationals, FDI technology centres and including over 90% of N. I's top 200 companies. You will be immersed in a fast paced industry and will be working with the majority of the largest businesses in NI as well as some of the country's most impressive and enterprising SMEs. Our team has grown significantly this past 12-18 months and are now seeking an additional hire to join our successful team.

What is the role of a Recruitment Consultant at MCS Group?:

The role of a recruitment consultant is varied, fast-paced and as rewarding as it is demanding. As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, you will learn the skills you need to effectively run your own business within a business, growing relationships with key decision-makers in industry and developing a level of specialist expertise that will set you apart from your competition. In broad terms, your role can be broken down to two key areas:

Business Development

You will use your strong communication and sales skills to build new client relationships and further develop existing client relationships. New business is the lifeblood of any recruitment firm so the ability to open doors and continually ensure your business levels are high, is one of the elements of a successful career in recruitment.

Candidate Sourcing

We work almost exclusively in challenging skills markets where talent is in very short supply. Our main differentiator as a firm is our ability to source great candidates that our competitors and clients cannot. Therefore, you will need to be extremely proactive and creative, using all available tools, in sourcing the best talent for our clients.

Is Recruitment for you?:

Recruitment is a fantastic career for the right person but it does take real resilience, motivation and ambition. The rewards are second to none and MCS can offer a successful and prosperous career. For the Trainee position we are interested in individuals with an interest in consulting and/or sales who can meet the following criteria:

  • Third level degree in any subject
  • Desire to work in a multi-disciplined role from business development, candidate sourcing, marketing and advertising.
  • Diligent approach to work, organisation skills and ability to work under pressure.
  • An ability to take on feedback and a high-level of self-awareness - our highest performers mix high levels of confidence with the humility to seek improvement
  • A level of drive and determination that is noticeably above your peer group is a must - if you have the will we can train for the skill!

About MCS Group:
Our ambition is simple but challenging, "To Set the Standards in each of the markets we operate in". We are in the process of building a team of industry experts at MCS there couldn't be a more exciting time to join.

The majority of specialist recruitment markets are incredibly competitive and MCS Group has built an excellent reputation in the market for living and breathing our values, our ethics and customer centric approach. Quick wins are not our game and we truly value our relationships with both Clients and Candidates.

Internally we have a high-performance culture where everyone is committed to the same goal. Our people are proud to work for MCS Group and energised by working with like-minded people who work hard and have fun doing it!

What We Offer:

  • Strong basic salary with a market leading commission structure to reward high achievers.
  • Best in class training in the art and science of recruitment and a continuous professional development path whether you want to go down the management route or become an expert in your field.
  • We are Investors in People accredited so our people have been and always will be the secret to our success.
  • Industry leading Recruitment Software, including pioneering video technology not in use anywhere else in NI.
  • Access to an impressive marketing budget to assist with candidate generation to help find the talent your clients need.
  • A long term career in Specialist Recruitment for ambitious consultants.

This is a fantastic graduate opportunity for someone looking for a challenging and incredibly rewarding career!

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please contact Con Lam, Manager - Software Engineering & Delivery at MCS Group or send an up to date CV via the link provided.

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