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Graduate Job Elan IT - Trainee Recruitment Consultants

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Elan IT
Reference: Recruiter - City

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The Company

Elan IT are the leading IT recruitment firm in Europe with over 52 offices in every major European country with plans to expand into Asia over the next few years.

Our HQ is based in the City of London where we have a sales force of over 150 people based on a dynamic trading floor style environment.

IT Recruitment is renowned for its financial rewards and here at Elan, your earning potential as a recruitment consultant is unlimited. However, we also care about your ongoing career prospects and provide in depth training and support whilst you climb the career ladder.

In your first year, you will learn from very experienced and talented Sales Consultants and Managers who will give you "On the job" training, before moving onto running your own portfolio of clients. We see you as an entrepreneur running your own business under our supervision - the world really is your oyster!!


Business Development

  • Telesales of existing and new clients for requirements
  • Assist in client meetings and be prepared to discuss resourcing aspect of the role. Write reports and file with organisation chart as required
  • Networking with applicants to generate more candidates
  • Carry out action searches on the system
  • Picking up leads from applicants over the phone or face to face

Interview and placement activities

  • Carry out face to face candidate interviews on an ad hoc basis
  • Undertake candidate telephone interviews in order to identify a short list. This will necessitate evening work and occasional weekends
  • Chasing clients for opinions on CVs as required
  • Booking interviews with client/candidates as required
  • Debriefing candidates and clients after interviews as required
  • Making offers and closing/signing up Applicants/Clients
  • Taking up references for candidates
  • Preparing CVs for presentation to Clients, and ensuring quality levels are sufficient for Client inspection
  • Preparing applicants for interviews

Record Keeping and Administration

  • Maintaining client and applicant records to the standards laid down by the Employment Agencies Act and the Quality Management System
  • Recording details of new Clients on to the database
  • Ensuring that any client/vacancy requirements are adequately recorded
  • Recording details of the recruitment process i.e. CVs sent, interviews arranged, vacancy requirements and placements
  • Marking up of CVs


  • As required, socialise with applicants and clients in the evenings
  • Undertake all duties in accordance with the laid down procedures in the Quality Assurance Manual
  • Ensure that own areas of work are serviced and covered thoroughly and efficiently
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post as directed by the appropriate agent/team leader or Manager


A-Levels or degree level qualification

Skills, Knowledge & Attributes

  • Good computer skills and ability to acquire knowledge of the in-house candidate database swiftly in order to be able to undertake multi-level searches
  • Good reasoning skills and ability to screen and eventually interview applicants and make sound judgments on suitability
  • Excellent telephone skills (basic sales, message handling, service)
  • Reasonable presentation skills
  • Reasonable knowledge of the market place and of competitors.
  • Basic negotiation skills
  • Some technical knowledge
  • Ability to project professionalism and personality over the phone and
    face to face
  • Networking skills


Location: London (inner and outer)

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