Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Location Stockport
Discipline: Cover People UK
Job type: Permanent
Salary: ££18k - 22k per year + Commission (OTE £30,000 Y1)
Contact name: Andy Lowe

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Job ref: RECL1
Published: 10 days ago

About Us

Cover People is an independent education recruitment company supplying daily and  long term teachers and teaching assistants into secondary, primary and SEND schools across Greater Manchester. 

Based in Heaton Chapel, Stockport, we are a well-established brand founded on the principles of honesty and reliability, hard work and great customer service. 

A small and friendly team with over twenty years servicing schools in the local market, we have ambitious plans to take our personable approach to recruitment to more schools across the region and eventually the rest of the country.

We are now looking for a trainee recruitment consultant to join our happy team.


What We’re Looking For

The ideal applicant will be looking for an interesting role with rewarding career opportunities.  They will be/have:

-          Self-motivated / self-starter

-          Great at customer service

-          A genuine interest in education and its ability to improve life chances of children

-          A great communicator – written and spoken

-          A positive influence on others

-          Can demonstrate resilience

-          Good IT competency


About the Job

-          Attract, screen, vet and interview new applicants

-          Create candidate profiles / marketing to present to client schools

-          Build strong customer relationships with schools over the phone and in face to face meetings

-          Use CRM to manage sales and marketing activity, perform candidate searches, manage client relationships and fill jobs

-          Work as a team to hit individual and team targets


What We Offer

-          Competitive salary and commission scheme

-          40 days annual leave a year PLUS Bank Holidays

-          Supported career progression with opportunities to develop into Team Managers

-          Half time working during the school holidays (4.5 hours)

-          Agile working / WFH options after probation

-          Salary exchange option – includes childcare vouchers, pension and EV scheme

-          Paid time off to volunteer in schools or the community

-          Fun Fridays with breakfast, early finish and dress down

-          Incentives, competitions, rewards and cash prizes for great performances

-          Out of town location with plenty of free onsite parking

-          Dress down during holidays

-          Sabbatical opportunities

-          Employee Share Scheme

-          Wellbeing package that includes talking therapy, subsidized gym membership, extended lunches and health insurance

-          Term time only contracts considered for working parents after probation

-          Employee Voice that actively participates in shaping a positive working culture

-          Hard working, friendly, diverse, inclusive and down to earth culture


Career Development

As a trainee you will be assigned a mentor who will support you through your probation period to get you up and running quickly in the areas of candidate attraction, recruitment, vetting, marketing and business development as well as support in using all the IT tools you will need to be an effective recruitment consultant. 

On passing your probation you will be promoted to Recruitment Consultant.  From there it’s up to you – Senior Consultant, Team Manager, MD…!


We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.  We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented in our team.