Trainee Recruitment Consultant, Truro, full training given

£23k-30k yr1, 35-45k yr2, 60k+ yr3, £80k ++ yr4
17 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Trainee Recruitment Consultant, Truro
OTE ??23 - 30k yr1, ??35 - 45k yr2, ??60k + year 3, ??80k ++ yr4

SmithCorp was founded in 2004 as a single brand - now in our 12th year of business we have grown to five independent brands specialising in the education sector, Brexit proof!. We have featured in the Virgin Fast Track 100 for 3 consecutive years running as one the fastest growing recruitment businesses in the UK. We have established offices in vibrant central locations in Bristol (Cllifton), Truro (City Centre), and London (Paddington). We are expanding all our brands and are looking for Trainee Consultants in all locations. Business is booming and the industry is not showing any signs of slowing down.

Recruitment is a ??30bn a year industry and there is money to be made!

Wouldn't you like to be involved?

The Role

Recruitment is not so much about helping people find jobs, rather a B2B service offered to clients to help their business cover or fulfil their staffing needs. This is a sales role, but it is sales with a difference. This is not a hard sell, aggressive sales environment, it is about building relationships. We are not selling people we are selling a service.

Our Consultants are specialists in their specific market sector within their division, you are, therefore, able to provide an exceptional consultative service, insight, expertise and practical solutions to your clients and candidates. Your role is diverse and no one day is the same. You will be building something, similar to running a mini business within a business. It is a fast paced environment where hard work is rewarded by substantial financial rewards, you are in control of what you earn.


As it is a sales role you can understand that the bulk of your earnings come from placing people into jobs and earning commission, however we do offer a basic that rises throughout your first year to ??18K. In your first year you are looking at OTE of ??23-30K - you can earn more but it's down to you. Within 18 months you should be on target to earn ??40k+ and within four years, you should be pushing in excess of ??70k+. Many top consultants in the company earn a six figure salary.


We are an organically grown company. SmithCorp develops its own management from the trainee's it recruits. We operate a meritocratic promotion structure which is measured on performance, not age or length of service. There are no restraints on how quickly you can progress up through the business. Our 3 most recent promotions from Trainee Consultant to Manager were achieved within 18 months.


There is a prominent focus on training and development which is one of the best in the industry. We have our own Business Performance Academy to grow our consultants throughout their career. We have built the business purely by recruiting trainees and all of our Team Leaders, Managers and Directors have come through this system and have continued to develop not only their recruitment skills but their skills in management and leadership.

What We Look For

The role is open to all. Our interests lie in your motivations, your personality - we recruit on attributes and qualities, we want to know what your goals and aspirations are. It is suited to those who are driven by money or career progression.

We have people here from vastly different backgrounds, some with previous sales or business development experience, fresh graduates, law graduates, those with competitive sports backgrounds, those who have been working in leisure or hospitality, retail, youth workers, teachers, and ex forces. So all very different backgrounds, but what we all share is the drive and determination to succeed.

We do look for graduate calibre candidates. What this means is that we look for bright, intellectual, articulate individuals, not just people that have been to university. You will certainly need to be hardworking, passionate, resilient, self motivated, goal orientated, a good negotiator, sociable and outgoing, a go getter!

OK, so what's the catch?

Well no catch exactly, but this success and wealth doesn't come without hard work and dedication to your career. Think about any other profession where you can be earning in excess of ??50K per year.


(6 years of Med School), Lawyer (Degree plus LPC probably at your own expense). Well these are both careers you would have to commit long hours and work hard at to succeed.

So why put yourself through all of that after long periods in education and spending money you probably don't have right now?


We generously reward hard work with not only financial incentives.

Additional performance related incentives include:

5* all paid for overseas trips, Las Vegas, a Ski destination and a trip to Portugal.

We also have our own charity (raising 65k last year!) and you will have the opportunity to volunteer on overseas trips which have historically focussed on school-building projects in Asia and Africa.

LUNCH CLUB, a monthly target where you are rewarded with a Friday afternoon off work to be taken for a 3 course meal with champagne/cocktails, in top local restaurants.

Rolex target

Culture and Working Environment

The working environment is fun and sociable with a high energy vibe and a great camaraderie amongst colleagues. Our offices are in vibrant central locations surrounded by bars, shops and restaurants for those who like to work hard, play hard.


Free gym membership with a top gym 2 minutes walk from the office, laptop allowance, private healthcare and company pension scheme.

Now What?

If the above has struck a chord and you are looking for progression and financial rewards then a role in recruitment could be for you. There may be nothing stopping you from fulfilling your ambitions in becoming an expert consultant, enjoying the earnings potential and lifestyle that comes with it. So don't hesitate, apply today with a copy of your current CV.