PageGroup has over 40 year’s expertise in professional services recruitment. Over this period we’ve grown organically to establish ourselves as one of the world’s best known and most respected consultancy companies, employing more than 5,000 people in over 156 offices and 34 countries worldwide. In addition, we have been voted one of the Sunday Times 100 best companies to work for eight times.
What do we do?
Recruitment is about understanding the value of people. We take care of our own as diligently as we do the businesses and candidates that depend on us. Our consultants are trained and developed to the highest standards and rewarded within a results-driven, ‘work hard, play hard’ culture. Quarterly bonuses are based on team rather than individual performance, encouraging everyone to pull together.
What’s in it for you?
Working hard pays off at PageGroup. Become one of our top billing ‘High Flyers’ and you could be jetting off to worldwide locations such as Rio, Miami, Cape Town or California for an all expenses paid, luxury holiday.
However, the rewards in our business are more than just financial. This is a global company where 95% of management were internal appointments – prove yourself and there’s no reason why you couldn’t be running your own team in New York, Sydney or Dubai.
Our success is dependent on our ability to attract, train, develop and promote quality employees. We will support you throughout your career, fostering an environment of continual learning. This includes our industry leading courses, workshops and on the job coaching.
We have five values at PageGroup that we believe contribute to our success: taking pride, being passionate, never giving up, working as a team and making it fun. We didn’t get to be the biggest name in recruitment without knowing what people want from a job. These attributes are not only the essence of our brand, but are rooted in each and every employee of PageGroup.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for commercially minded and goal-oriented individuals – you don’t have to have specific sales experience to be successful in this role, but your ability to persuade and influence is key to being successful in the world of recruitment.
If you possess excellent communication skills, drive, determination and resilience to succeed in an extremely challenging, fast moving and results-based environment then we can train and develop the rest.
Training & Profiles
We offer three schemes at PageGroup. For more information, please follow the links below:
The Graduate Development Programme - For university graduates who are looking to boost their career in sales with a market-leading recruitment business.
The Summer Internship - For university students who want to develop their experience and learn sales skills during the summer holidays.
The Term-Time Internship - For university students who want to start their career in sales alongside their studies during term time.
Please apply to the latest PageGroup roles on graduatejobs.com.
Graduate Recruitment Consultant at PageGroup
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PageGroup - Trainee Recruitment Consultant at PageGroup
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PageGroup - Graduate Development Programme at PageGroup
I was contacted two days before the interview by email to let me know that I would be required to complete and telephone interview to assess my personality and skills. The interviewer said I could have some preparation material which I found very
What do most people find rewarding about the role?
Client and candidate satisfaction rank highly among our consultants and this continues right the way through to director level. Negotiating on behalf of our clients to secure them the best candidates for their roles and the best package for our candidates is challenging.
Is recruitment a sales based role?
Yes, it's business-to-business sales.
What do people love about the job?
The euphoria of placing candidates and being rewarded for achieving targets is evident throughout the whole organisation. In addition, the pride associated with working for such a well-known brand is a definite plus.
What is the working environment like?
There is a constant buzz of activity. As we have small business teams the offices are open plan, highly supportive as well as lots of fun.
What rewards (financial/non-financial) can be expected from the role?
You will be paid a competitive base salary with the opportunity to receive bonus/commission payments. Your career will progress within PageGroup based on the results that you achieve – 87% of our directors were promoted from within. There are also trips abroad for high achievers and quarterly events within a fun and team-based environment. Finally, to round out your rewards package, we have competitive benefit programmes.
How is my performance measured and how often is it reviewed?
All consultants have a set of key performance indicators relative to the business in which they work, these are discussed with your manager on a daily basis and used to track and improve your performance. In addition we have a bi-annual appraisal which gives you the opportunity to discuss, among other things, your long-term career plans.
What training will I receive in my first few months of joining?
As well as attending your regional consultant development programme, you will also receive one-to-one support from your manager, including on desk coaching and shadowing and localised workshop sessions for key recruitment skills.
What is the selection process?
Successful applicants will be required to attend either an interview or assessment centre, along with the opportunity to spend some time with the team you will potentially join on the operating floor and a meeting with the relevant business MD.
Why work for PageGroup?
At PageGroup, you are part of a company at the leading edge of the recruitment industry. We offer a rewarding corporate environment and create opportunities and challenges for our employees to reach their potential and feel like a contributor to PageGroup’s success.