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Early careers in recruitment

Every day we help our customers - whether they are candidates or organisations seeking the right employee - achieve success.

If you are a recent graduate or new to recruitment, you will start your journey at Hays as an Associate Recruitment Consultant. Your role will be to develop and manage a portfolio of clients and source high calibre candidates to match clients' expectations.

Our culture is a meritocracy, which means promotions and rewards are based solely on your performance. You will receive regular, structured feedback during your initial 9-month development programme to help you reach your full potential.

Hays also offers a 12-month Internship Programme for commercially minded and committed undergraduates.

Got any questions? Get in touch today.

Success of our new starters

The very best learning and development

The learning and development at Hays is recognised as the industry’s best. We want all our employees to be successful, so we offer formal development programmes as well as on-the-job coaching from experienced colleagues who are passionate about their work.

Unlimited earning potential

We offer competitive basic salaries and uncapped commission schemes meaning unlimited earning potential based on your personal performance.

A full range of benefits

We offer a competitive suite of employer-paid benefits which include a generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme, life assurance, private medical/dental cover, the ability to buy and sell holidays and more.

Unrivalled career progression

We provide more management opportunities than anyone else, giving you a chance to accelerate your career. We offer two distinct career paths to the top: people or business management.

Roles and responsibilities

Are you excited by the fast-paced working environment, varied role and people-focus career that working in recruitment can offer? Then read on to discover more about the daily roles, responsibilities and activities of Hays consultants.

  • Finding the best candidates

    In order to ensure they have a number of great candidates to recommend for a new role, a junior recruitment consultant will go through the CVs of people who have applied - before contacting those with the right technical skills to find out more about them.

  • Securing new business

    Attending client meetings with colleagues is a great way for junior recruitment consultants to learn more about what makes an organisation tick, and better understand what kind of candidate will be best able to contribute positively to the team.

  • Learning and development

    Continuous growth and development are central tenants at Hays. Junior recruitment consultants will spend time undergoing formal training programmes with colleagues from across the UK, as well as on-the-job learning and coaching sessions.

  • Being a lifelong career-partner

    Calling candidates you have recently placed in roles to check they are settling in is vital. Not only is it important to ensure both employer and new employee are a good 'fit' for each other, but it helps foster a strong, authentic relationship - ensuring that Hays consultants become a professional's go-to career-partner throughout their life.

  • Becoming an expert

    Hays regularly produces market-leading reports, guides and blogs all about the world of work. In order to truly be 'experts', junior consultants should read these and stay abreast of the latest trends, legislations and changes that are affecting their market.

  • Getting to know your colleagues

    Being part of a great workplace culture is not just something we simply talk about, but something we encourage. Ask any junior consultant, and they will tell you that the opportunities to meet and socialise with colleagues are plentiful, and an enjoyable part of their daily work routine.

Testimonials

Kayelle Danyluk
Kayelle Danyluk Senior Recruitment Consultant

"No success goes unrecognised, promotions and milestones are always celebrated."

Salman Masud
Salman Masud Senior Recruitment Consultant

"Hays offer the best support in the industry by investing in your learning and development."

Josh Wilson
Josh Wilson Senior Recruitment Consultant

"I have a supportive manager and great team – that is why I am returning after I graduate."

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