Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Type: Trainee
Region: South West

If you’re looking to get started in your first recruitment role and think you have what it takes, we want to hear from you!

Vision for Education are currently recruiting for a motivated and ambitious Trainee Recruitment Consultant to join us in our Plymouth Office.

About the role

Vision for Education is looking to appoint a Trainee Recruitment Consultant to join our Education team in in Plymouth, where you will be working with primary schools across the South West area. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the market leaders in education recruitment in the South West area, recruiting high-quality teaching and support staff for short, long-term placements and permanent roles.

The role

Vision for Education can offer an unrivalled service to both schools and teachers.

You will provide a vital link between clients and candidates. The role is demanding and diverse and involves:

  • Working with a large client base – many of the schools nationally work exclusively with Vision for Education.
  • Using sales, business development and marketing techniques and networking opportunities to attract business from client schools.
  • Visiting clients to build and develop close working relationships.
  • Developing a good understanding of client schools; what they do and their culture and environment.
  • Using social media to advertise positions, attract candidates and build relationships with candidates, employers, and the teaching community.
  • Head-hunting – identifying and approaching suitable candidates who may already be in work.
  • Using candidate databases to match the right person to the client’s vacancy.
  • Receiving and reviewing applications, managing interviews, and creating a shortlist of candidates for the client.
  • Requesting references and checking the suitability of applicants before submitting their details to the client.
  • Briefing the candidate about the responsibilities, salary, and benefits of the job.
  • Preparing CVs and correspondence to forward to clients in respect of suitable applicants.
  • Organising interviews for candidates as requested by the client.
  • Informing candidates about the results of their interviews.
  • Using our Salesforce system to manage bookings.
  • Coordinating sponsorship activities for client schools


To be considered for the role of Trainee Recruitment Consultant you will:

  • Excellent communication, time management and organisational skills.
  • An ability to organise their own workload, meet deadlines and act on their own initiative.
  • Self-motivated and resilient.
  • Possess a professional and ethical approach to business.
  • Competent and confident in the use of computers and online based systems.
  • Able to create and maintain relationships over the telephone and face to face.
  • Possess a desire to exceed the highest levels of customer service.
  • Operate effectively as part of a happy, motivated team.
  • Ideally drive and access to own vehicle
  • No previous experience required.

About us

Vision for Education is a market-leading education recruitment and supply agency committed to the learning and development of young people. With branches across the country, we are an employer of choice for high-quality primary teaching and support staff.

What we offer

  • Excellent salary package of £23k – £25k with an open-ended bonus system.
  • 1-1 coaching from an experienced Senior Consultant.
  • Dedicated support and extensive training
  • Company/team performance incentives throughout the year.
  • Excellent career progression and professional development opportunities.
  • Regular team events.
  • Friendly, professional, and hard-working team environment.
  • Reduced working hours during school holidays.

Vision for Education do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Apply via this website with an up-to-date CV and contact details. For more information, or an informal chat about the role, please call Chloe Smith on 01752 (phone number removed) or email (url removed).

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