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As the UK’s only company dedicated to the provision of contract staff to organisations in both the private and public sectors, we have built a reputation of quality and professionalism amongst the clients we work with and the candidates we place as experts in placing contractors within unrivalled timeframes.
By joining Venn Group you are choosing to be part of a team that is driven to making our company a success. In 14 years the company has grown dramatically from 5 to 340 employees – commercial proof of the way we work. Our core values include looking after our staff and ensuring that we grow by developing talent within the company.
Our consultants joined Venn Group for many reasons but all are ambitious, tenacious and confident team players. The role of a Venn Group recruitment consultant is varied and demanding but from your first day here we support, train and develop you to be the best you can be.
Mission: Strength from within
A source of our commercial strength is that we grow talent from within. Every one of our management team has worked their way up.
Putting people first
Our reputation has been built – and relies every day – upon how well we look after our clients, candidates and consultants.
Protecting our environment
As a business, we use resources – and we take direct responsibility for ‘putting back’ as much as we ‘take out’.
- Name: Jake Seymour
- Role: Recruitment Consultant
- Joined: 2017
- University: Winchester University
- Degree: Sports Studies
“I joined the Financial Services Team in January with no experience in recruitment. Since then, the training and feedback I have had has allowed me to learn so much in such a short amount of time. The support has been continuous and has provided me with an amazing platform to kick start my career!”
- Name: Kimberly Swann
- Role: Recruitment Consultant
- Joined: 2016
- University: Coventry University
- Degree: Psycology
"Since joining Venn Group last Summer, I have received continued support and development in a fun and social office atmosphere. Working on a team basis is what initially attracted me to the company and has definitely provided a great avenue of support as there is always someone who has had similar experiences"
Training & Profiles
In your first year, you will receive a combination of on the desk training from your manager and off the desk training courses delivered by the Senior Management team and Director on your business unit. We believe the best way for you to learn is on the job while receiving constant feedback from your team members and managers. Every Manager knows what it feels like to be a new consultant and the challenges you face when starting a new role. They will constantly provide feedback helping you improve and grow from the first day. You will shadow senior members of your team as they perform sales and candidate calls. You will also attend candidate interviews and client meetings so you can fully grasp the 360 Recruitment cycle and what is expected within the role.
The off the desk training courses are designed to give you the key skills and techniques needed to further your career. With specialisms ranging from Accounting and Finance to Legal and IT, you will receive the training needed to become an expert in your area.
Our in-house Learning and Development Team plays a huge part in training and developing each of our employees after your first year in the company. These formal training courses are designed to expand your recruitment skillset in areas such as pitching and presenting and advanced business development techniques and will also support you through promotions from Executive Consultant through to management.
Training at Venn Group is a continuous process. Our core value is to develop and promote from within so, from your second year onwards, higher level training helps to reinforce and develop your sales and management skills.
A Career in Recruitment
If you’re a recent graduate, in your final year of University or maybe you’ve just got back from some time travelling, it’s now time to start thinking about your professional career.
Graduates find Recruitment a strong career choice because it’s challenging and rewards diligence and conscientious working. It also provides an environment that will support them through their development to have a long term career. The more you put in, the more you get out and few other careers have such immediate opportunity for success.
Who are we?
Venn Group was established in 2001 by Alexander Badenoch, Deirdra Moynihan and Philip Hanna as they identified a gap in the market for a consultancy to specialise in contract and interim recruitment which covered all sectors. Since then the company has grown from 5 to 350 employees, which is a direct result of our graduate intake and their accomplishments over the past 15 years. As the UK’s only company to specialise in placing contract interim staff in both the public and private sector, we are experts in placing professionals in fixed term roles and have built a reputation of quality and professionalism with the clients and candidates we work with.
Why choose us?
We can offer you one of the best training programmes in the industry which provides you with the right tools and support you need to be a successful recruitment consultant. You’ll be surrounded by likeminded people working towards the same goal. Within your first year you will develop skills which will allow you to generate business from potential and existing clients, pitch, gain specialist sector knowledge and interview and assess candidates for suitable roles. Throughout this period you will be responsible for your own set of clients and you and your manager will work together to develop a strategy for maintaining and developing business with them.
Talent Development and Career Progression
Venn Group is 100% an organically grown company whereby our whole management team has been developed entirely from within. This is due to our ongoing career development programme designed and delivered by our internal training team. Within your first 18 months you can start working towards your first promotion and it doesn’t have to stop there. Over the course of 2016 we are looking to expand and create new teams which means, over the next few years, for those consultants who join us now there will be opportunities available to manage those teams.
Financial Rewards and Benefits
Our unique uncapped commission scheme reflects a combination of team and individual efforts. Unlike other companies, we will guarantee your entry to a percentage of this commission, with the percentage increasing as you establish your career with Venn Group.
We also reward our consultants with a Vennture Points Reward Scheme which means you can then trade in your hard earned points for holidays, iPads, laptops, holidays, days out and more…
Other Benefits include:
- 22 days Holiday, increasing 1 day a year up to 25 days on top of bank holidays
- Private Healthcare cover after one year’s service
- Competitive maternity and paternity leave packages
- Top Performer lunches
- All expenses paid for Christmas party
- Pensions Contributions Scheme
- Interest free clothing loan
- Bi-annual Eye Tests
Our flat management structure allows access to senior managers and directors who have years of experience and will be on hand to give advice and support. They understand the importance of team work and the value of sustaining long-term relationships with candidates and clients. Everyone, including the Chairman, works in an open plan setting so everyone is approachable. We want our employees to be passionate and take pride in their work; to always work as a
Corporate and Social Responsibility
As we aim to be one of the best recruiting companies in the world, it’s important we lead by example. We take our values and responsibilities seriously – and it’s why many of our clients, candidates, staff and suppliers prefer to work with us rather than the competition.
Venn Group believes supporting and assisting charities and our community is vital in today’s modern world. Each year, Venn Group employees have the chance to choose a charity to support and in 2017, we are proud to be supporting Alzheimer’s Society.
Typically in the past we have held various fund raising events throughout the year including casual dress days, quiz nights as well as employees raising money through sponsored walks, marathons and even abseiling!
We are also a carbon neutral company, ensuring that we encourage every employee to work in an environmentally responsible manner and we promote the principles of reduce, reuse and recycle.
Events and Social Scene
Venn Group boasts an enviable social scene with many local and national events throughout the year. The last Friday of the month, also known as “Fizzy Friday”, is celebrated with free prosecco, wine and beer and is a chance to get an update from a Director of the month’s achievements. Our annual Christmas Party is the biggest event of the year where all our offices come down to London for the night. No expense is spared as Alexander and Deirdra want to reward everyone’s hard work throughout the year with an event to remember.
We also have top performer lunches for Consultants who have achieved the highest billing and many team and office nights out. Venues for these lunches have been some of the most prestigious in London, including The Shard, Duck and Waffle and The Gherkin with top wines on the menu and great views of the city!