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Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + commission and bonus scheme
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Date posted: 31-10-2017
  • Sector: Internal
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: HQ00002940_1509472515

Charles Hunter Associates is a Recruitment Consultancy specialising in the unique and rewarding sector of Social Work and Social Care. If you are looking to get into a career with unlimited earning potential and amazing benefits and incentives, it sounds like this could be the role for you. Established in 2009, Charles Hunter Associates is seeing consistent growth and we believe this is due to the fact we care about the Recruitment Consultants who work here.

What's on offer

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Uncapped commission with no threshold AND bonus structure.
  • First-class 12-week Recruitment Consultant training program
  • Modern office space in Central Reading
  • Breakout area with Pool Table, Darts, and Beer Fridge
  • Experienced Senior Management team
  • Guaranteed Organic Progression we only promote Recruitment Consultants internally!


  • Sourcing candidates
  • Organising interviews
  • Running compliance checks (e.g. DBS)
  • Negotiating terms of business
  • Closing deals
  • Winning new business
  • Work towards your set targets

At Charles Hunter Associates, we recognise that a lot of our top Recruitment Consultants joined with absolutely no recruitment experience. We offer an extensive training program so that we can hire people based on their potential to be one of the best. There is no set-standard for what makes a good Recruitment Consultant, but we think the following traits will set you up to succeed:

  • Customer Service skills: Many customer service roles such as retail and bar/restaurant work, can give you a solid foundation to build your recruitment career.
  • Resilience: Recruitment is tough, and we want people who can handle the lows as well as the highs.
  • Communication skills: Recruitment is all about building relationships. We want someone who is approachable and communicates effectively with both clients and candidates.
  • Drive: You have the potential to earn a lot of money in recruitment, so money-motivated individuals do exceptionally well. If money doesn't motivate you then let us know what your driving force is.
  • Ambition: We are strong believers in promoting internally. We want people who strive to reach their targets to become Team Leaders and Principal Recruitment Consultants.

Additional benefits

  • Annual Incentive Trip (The Algarve, Portugal - 2018!)
  • Lunch clubs
  • Weekly competition (with prizes!)
  • Quarterly incentives (Top Golf, Go Karting, 5* Dinners)
  • Pizza lunches
  • 5pm Friday Finish
  • Dress Down Friday

If you can see yourself as our next Recruitment Consultant, send your CV to Kirsty at or click apply to send it directly!