Recruitment Consultant

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

The Work

You could be:


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 £17,500 to £23,946 a year. Jobs are sometimes advertised with a basic salary and OTE (on target earnings). Experienced and senior staff can earn up to £32,000 a year or more. Earnings can exceed £50,000 with additional performance-related bonuses and benefits.


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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 in the press and in jobcentres.

What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:


Getting On


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
Tel: 020 8612 6200
Twitter: @CIPD

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