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Recruitment Apprenticeships

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HELPING YOU FIND A CAREER IN Recruitment

Apprenticeships are good ways to find recruitment jobs, and can help you get the ground running on your career from day one. See our current vacancies on this page.

How to get a Recruitment Consultancy Apprenticeship - Career Advice
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How much can I earn as a Recruitment Consultancy Apprentice?
earnings
As an apprentice in a recruitment consultancy, you will earn around £200 per week. As a resourcer, the title you are likely to start with if you are not an apprentice, you may begin on around £16,000, while more experienced recruitment consultants may be on around £27,000.

The opportunity to earn a lot of commission is one of the top reasons for graduates to get into recruitment. As with any sales-based job, if you hit and exceed your target as a recruitment consultant you can take home thousands of pounds in commission each month. Excelling as a resource, even at the lowest level of the industry, could mean that you see your basic wage almost double, and this is the case at all levels.
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What qualifications do I need to be a Recruitment Consultancy Apprentice?
qualifications
You don't necessarily need a degree for jobs in recruitment, but some job vacancies may ask for one or at least A-Levels as a general rule. It's important to build up experience in recruitment, with even sales and customer service skills coming in handy.

Most school leavers getting into recruitment choose to work for large, national recruitment agencies or in human resources for businesses. There are also a number of apprenticeships available in the recruitment sector.
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What skills do I need to be a Recruitment Consultancy Apprentice?
skills
Working in recruitment means that you will have to have a good head for sales, which requires confidence, good diction and a thick skin – calling clients will inevitably involve knock-banks, and this is something that those in recruitment jobs must be prepared for. Being able to speak confidently and easily to people on the phone is also an essential part of the job.

Other skills that are important for those working in recruitment include:
  • Diplomacy
  • Persuasiveness
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • The ability to work to deadlines
Being successful in recruitment is largely down to your personality, but many degrees with also equip you with the skills required. Communication, presentation and organisation are all skills that degrees provide and that are important in recruitment.
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What experience do I need to get a job in Recruitment Consultancy Apprenticeship?
experience
As with all competitive sectors, if your plan is to work in recruitment work experience is vital to give yourself the best chance of getting a job. Contact companies directly and see if you can come in for work experience or to shadow a member of staff.
How to get a Recruitment Apprenticeship - Career Advice
Q
How much can I earn as a Recruitment Apprentice?
earnings
As a resourcer, the title you are likely to start with in an organisation, you may begin on around £16,000, while more experienced recruitment consultants may be on around £27,000. This is likely to rise further the more experience you gain.

Unlike recruiters working for consultancies, you will not get commission for placements within a company’s HR department – but this means that your salary may be higher to start with, and you may also have the opportunity to win bonuses for good performance.
Q
What qualifications do I need to be a Recruitment Apprentice?
qualifications
You don't necessarily need a degree for jobs in recruitment, but some job vacancies may ask for one or at least A-Levels as a general rule. It's important to build up experience in recruitment, with even sales and customer service skills coming in handy.

Many school leavers getting into recruitment within HR departments choose to work for large, national businesses. There are also a number of apprenticeships available in the HR sector, which may include a recruitment component. As an apprentice in Hr you will work within a company for part of the week whilst attending college for the rest.
Q
What skills do I need to be a Recruitment Apprentice?
skills
Working in recruitment means requires confidence, good diction and a thick skin – although being a good communicator and able to build relationships easily is the most essential part of the job. Being able to speak confidently and easily to people on the phone is also important.

Other skills that are important for those working in recruitment include:
  • Diplomacy
  • Persuasiveness
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • The ability to work to deadlines
  • Organisation
  • Role model-level professionalism
Q
What experience do I need to get a job in Recruitment Apprenticeship?
experience
As with all competitive sectors, if your plan is to work in recruitment work experience is vital to give yourself the best chance of getting a job. Contact companies directly and see if you can come in for work experience or to shadow a member of staff.
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