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Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment consultant talking to potential job applicant

Recruitment consultants match suitable job seekers to temporary and permanent vacancies in their client companies.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary depending on:

Salaries for recruitment consultants are normally paid as a basic wage plus commission. Basic salaries start in the range of £22,000 to £25,000 a year. Jobs are sometimes advertised with a basic salary and OTE (on target earnings). Experienced and senior staff can earn up to £40,000 a year or more. Earnings can exceed £60,000 with additional performance-related bonuses and benefits.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Useful Subjects

Getting In

Some agencies specialise in recruiting for one type of employment, such as legal work, ICT, accountancy, sales, catering, scientific work or clerical work. Others deal with a wide range of jobs.

Vacancies are usually advertised online and in jobcentres.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
17637
3.5 %
RISE
2029
18250
  United Kingdom
2024
241786
4.2 %
RISE
2029
252057

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

Video

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Tel: 020 8612 6200
Website: http://www.cipd.co.uk/
Twitter: @CIPD
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CIPDUK/

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