Investigo is a professional services recruitment company which was founded in 2003. The company started with just two people and now has headcount of 170 across five locations - London, Guildford, Milton Keynes, Reading and St Albans.
We recruit for the below specialisms:
• Accountancy and Finance
• Audit, Risk and Compliance
• Business Change and Transformation
• Human Resources and Talent Management
• Property and Facilities Management
This is a really exciting time to be speaking to Investigo, we have set a mission to grow to 300 headcount by 2021, with the majority of our people earning six figure salaries and to be the most successful independent specialist recruitment company in the UK.
Why work for us?
Culture – If you ask anyone who works at Investigo what sets us apart, the answer is invariably “our culture” which is best described as open, honest, friendly - and above all: fun.
Reward – Regularly rewarding personal contribution is vital in maintaining our culture. Our commission scheme is at the heart of rewarding our employees for their efforts. It is simple and transparent and designed to attract and retain the best talent.
Challenge – Creating an environment where our employees are challenged and given the opportunity to excel is paramount to us. We offer a genuine meritocratic environment with progression open to every individual within the business.
What are we looking for?
We want to speak to candidates from all backgrounds, recruitment or sales experience isn’t necessary but desirable. We are, however, looking for candidates who:
• Are adaptable and open to new ideas;
• Are resilient, calm in a crisis and entrepreneurial;
• Have excellent communication and negotiation skills and the ability to work under pressure;
• Have tenacity, passion and ambition to exceed expectations and continually achieve results;
• Are motivated to begin a rewarding career in recruitment;
• Are driven, resilient, customer focused and a relationship builder;
What are our values?
• Expertise: we know our stuff
• Commitment: we go the extra mile
• Fairness: in all our dealings with candidates, clients, suppliers and colleagues
• Integrity: what you see is what you get
• Passion: we love recruitment and we care about our company
What’s on offer?
Yes - there’s a generous base salary between £23,000 - £25,000 for our trainees;
Yes - you will receive commission on your placements;
Yes - we have a comprehensive benefits package including private health and pension;
Yes - we host quarterly international incentive trips for our high achievers. In the past we have partied in Ibiza, experienced the Northern Lights in Iceland and skied in Courchevel;
Yes - we have a busy internal events calendar including a Christmas party, annual company event and regular team bashes;
Yes - we have won multiple awards;
Yes - we work with an enviable list of clients;
Yes - we have a non-hierarchical structure;
Yes - we offer training and development;
Yes - we raise tens of thousands for charity each year;
Yes - you will receive a company mobile phone;
Yes - on a Friday we dress down and finish early at 5pm;
But above all, what sets us apart is our entrepreneurial and autonomous culture where everyone looks forward to coming to work.
- Name: Paul Mullins
- Role: Director - Strategy
- Joined: 2010
- University: Loughborough
“ I have moved from an entry-level Consultant, not really knowing what I was doing, to running a team of 10 and a P&L of c.£1m in 5 years. Without the support that Investigo has provided me with and the opportunities that have been created, I doubt that I will have had anywhere near the same amount of success”
Investigo is proud to have a clear promotional criteria structure which is open to all sales colleagues and clearly displayed on our intranet and communicated to all colleagues. Our directors are passionate about developing their teams and are fully supportive to all consultants looking to progress at all levels.
As such, Paul Mullins, Director at Investigo, has displayed phenomenal drive since joining Investigo as an Associate Consultant in July 2010 after graduating from the University of Loughborough with a degree in International Relations, French and Business Management.
Within four months of joining he achieved the criteria to become a Consultant and a year later was promoted to a Senior Consultant. He won the award for Rookie of the Year, which he puts down to getting his ‘head down and working really hard. “I learned about my sector and became passionate about it”.
Hard work, passion and confidence are a great trio for a successful recruitment consultant.’ It’s was this hard work and passion which made him a stand out candidate for the transition from Senior Consultant to Manager with the support of his Director.
Over the course of two years he learnt to build and develop his own team, while maintaining his own billing so he could truly lead by example. Paul achieved all the criteria in July 2013 and from there he spent 15 months building and developing his team to reach the target for Associate Director. Just one year later he achieved the criteria to be made a Director.
Paul has always been one of our strongest revenue generators, leading from the front and bringing in huge amounts of business for the team through his own network. Additionally over the last couple of years he has built a great culture and one of the highest performing teams in the business as well as developing one of the strongest brands in the Strategy market.
Training & Profiles
The Investigo Academy is our training programme for those joining us without previous recruitment experience. This is a structured training programme, integrated amongst what will be your usual work day. It is this combination of targeted training and spending time with your teams that allows those new to our business, and recruitment, to build the necessary skills for success alongside building relationships with their teams.
Lasting 8 weeks and consisting of seminars, group activities and at desk training our Academy will take you through the skills required to be a successful recruitment consultant. Subjects include identifying and shortlisting candidates against role, sourcing and briefing candidates, advertising and the use of social media for candidate attraction, objection handling, business development and relationship management.
Graduates from our Academy can expect ongoing support from their manager and team but also from their allocated buddy who’s role it is to ensure those new to the business feel welcome.
We continue to offer training to all our staff regardless of their previous experience. Investigo host weekly Lunch and Learn sessions. These ongoing sessions focus on subjects both suggested by our colleagues and identified as key strengths in the leaders we have within the business. Investigo are keen to develop our consultants by offering them advice and guidance from some of the most experienced recruiters in the business, our Lunch and Learn sessions make this possible.
Additionally we host a monthly business development workshops which allow our consultants to come together to discuss challenges they are facing and look for possible solutions amongst the groups and with your trainer. The sessions take both a discussion and practical session format allowing you to put your new insights to the test.
If you’re serious about your career in recruitment, then we’d like to hear from you. Either apply to one of our jobs today or get in touch with Victoria Hancock – Head of Talent Acquisition on 0203862 2869 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Investigo are currently ranked 78th place in the Recruitment
International Top 500 - 2016. We also have an open company status on
Glassdoor and a 4.8/5 rating.
• We paid out over £2 Million in commission last year.
• Over 25% of people in the business earned over £80,000.
• 22 people, on average attend each quarterly high achiever trip.
• Investigo spent over £200,000 on social events last year.
• We raised over £40,000 for charity last year.
• 3 months is the fastest time anyone has been promoted from Associate Consultant to Consultant.
• 12-18 months is an achievable time from Manager to Director.