Sports & Events Recruitment - Trainee Associate

Salary: £23000 to £50000 per annum + OTE
Location: London
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Sales, Recruitment

Naturally, as a sporting individual you are ambitious, competitive and you never like losing. Those traits run parallel with what it takes to be a good sales person. In order to be the best in a sales environment, you have to work hard, much like training for an important match or event; you can never give up, which naturally compliments the attitude to being successful in sport; and always strive for more - the very best sportspeople never settle for their last achievement - and that is reflected in the environment in recruitment, you always want to do better!

As a sports recruitment consultant you will be placing candidates from middle management to Chief Executive and across a variety of functions, including Sales & Marketing, Event Management, Communications, TV Production & Distribution, Legal and Finance. A sports recruitment consultant does that through a combination of extensive international networking, headhunting and approaching the best in business to propel their careers to the next level. The testimonials of the company looking to hire are from leading chief executives of teams in the Barclays Premier League, sales directors in F1 franchises and entry level roles in marketing for companies that represent golfers presently at the Master's.

What they need:

Sporting interest! Played sport or love it!

University Degree or sales experience or both

Strong communication skills, with an eloquence in the language in spoken and written form


Drive, ambition and want for continued success

Highly motivated and financially driven

Fast learner

What you will be doing in the role:

Developing a deep understanding of the sports business sector and the way sports organisations are organised

Managing and actively working on the full recruitment process from start to finish; on brief, on time and on budget

Candidate engagement, interviewing candidates and gaining an understanding of their career history and aspirations

Produce accurate, informative and relevant candidate interview reports and present the candidates to the client

Ownership of the candidate experience

Desk based and telephone research to identify potential clients

Playing a proactive part in the business development of new clients

Client engagement, ownership of the client experience

Build relationships and regularly consult with clients and candidates where appropriate, to ensure their recruitment needs are met

Proposal creation and presentation to the client

Full cycle offer management with the final and successful candidate

Managing candidate expectations and managing the communication to unsuccessful candidates in order to guarantee a high standard candidate experience

More importantly, what the role offers you:
£22,000 base salary with On Target Earnings of £45,000 in Year 1; £65,000 in Year 2
Up to 40% commission on all new business
Quarterly reward trips for high-achievers to Dubai - Miami - Val Thoren - Las Vegas
Monthly Lunch clubs at Michelin star restaurants
Free Gym membership and subsidised commute plans
Tickets to top sporting events
Ability to go to top HQ's of the best Sporting Clients and network