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Graduate Recruitment Day - Manchester

Graduate Recruitment Day - Manchester

Job title: Graduate Recruitment Day - Manchester
Location: Manchester
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum per annum
Reference: OJ Grad Day _1632997826
Contact name: Bethanie Cormack
Contact email:
Published: 21 days ago

Job description

Job Title: Graduate Recruitment Consultant

Discipline: Technology & Finance

Location: Manchester

Oliver James Associates is an award-winning Recruitment Agency that has won multiple awards including a place on the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For and Global Recruiter 2016. Established in 2002, Oliver James Associates has grown organically and consistently over the past 15 years to become a renowned search & selection organisation, with a current headcount of over 300 employees operating out of 12 offices in London, Manchester, Dublin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Milan, Frankfurt, Zurich, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore and Charlotte NC. 2020 was an exciting year, with 105 promotions and 112 new hires and our turnover increased to £150 million.

We are currently seeking a Graduate Recruiter to join our flagship desks, where we have the strongest brand in the market which is fully mapped. This rare opportunity allows you access to clients where we're PSL status offering some exclusive and retained business, whilst having the opportunity to develop new business across the wider market.

The Accountancy team consistently develops £300 - £400k billers and is also complimented by some of the biggest contract billers in the company. Throughout OJ history this team has produced Directors that have gone on to run broader teams and offices across the Group.

Job description

* All Recruiters at Oliver James Associates operate in 360 roles and 180, proactively headhunting candidates and developing and establishing new business relationships

* The successful applicant will be focused on building a profitable desk within the financial services market, working closely with the existing team, sharing information and contacts and taking advantage of our extensive existing client base.

* You will be responsible for achieving set targets.

* Defining client requirements whilst mapping out the organisational structure, the culture and client's annual growth plans

* Networking with candidates and clients frequently, organising networking events and client presentations

* Negotiating commercial terms with FTSE 150 companies, understanding the implication of the PSL for both permanent and contract hires

* Cross selling other disciplines and incorporating other business areas into the relationships cultivated

Who we're looking for

* We are looking for confident, bright and resilient individuals who thrive in a competitive environment which is challenging yet rewarding. You must be able to work under pressure and be target driven

* A solid business mind and the gravitas to challenge prospective customers. You will have excellent communication skills, an impressive presence and demonstrate the ability to build long term business relationships.

* Career minded individuals who are looking for a role with rapid progression based on merit

To be successful in this role, you will:

* Be a goal orientated individual

* Have the initiative to spot and capitalise on opportunities to up-sell and cross-sell

* Be a team player and yet capable of operating autonomously

* Demonstrate a high level of verbal communication skills

* Have a confident approach

* An innate desire to be successful and a willingness to make the commitment that this role requires as well as the resilience to deal with the inevitable challenges that a sales role brings

* A track record of high achievement in previous roles

These roles are aimed at individuals with high potential who are seeking a business that will invest in them, if you prove yourself then promotional opportunities are available. Recruitment experience is essential however specific sector experience is not. It is important that you demonstrate commitment and a genuine desire to achieve. In addition to the above you will be a team player, with a vibrant personality.


We work hard and enjoy ourselves at the same time. As well as a salary and market leading commission structure we offer Consultants/Senior Consultants:

* Excellent Social Calendar - including High achiever incentives; Group Summer and Xmas Parties; Friday drinks every week; Frequent team nights out and events

* Health & Wellbeing Initiatives - Extended lunch breaks for gym-goers; Fresh Fruit delivered daily

* Private Healthcare Insurance, provided by BUPA

* Generous holiday entitlement - including Christmas shut-down not requiring annual leave

* Other benefits - including Cycle-to-work scheme, Childcare Vouchers

* Pension Contribution which is matched up 4.5%

What we offer

At Oliver James Associates, our people are our strength. They provide our competitive edge - and are key to securing and maintaining all our partnerships. We provide an inclusive work environment, where our current leaders and leaders of tomorrow understand that a team is made of individuals with unique strengths, committed to achieving one collective vision. This journey is supported by our investment in a range of innovative tools, and the creation of an agile working environment. Both ensure a fun, forward-thinking space where we can all deliver with excellence.

We ensure our values are demonstrated in all our activities, and we reward our employees with progression where these values are evident and applied. We are also passionate about supporting our clients and candidates, challenging ourselves to continuously improve for the good of every connection we make.

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