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Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Job title: Trainee Recruitment Consultant
Location: Brussels
Salary: excellent commission & benefits per annum
Reference: OJ-BRU_1619021571
Contact name: Rosie Miranda
Contact email:
Published: 17 days ago

Job description

Oliver James Associates are an ambitious and entrepreneurial Recruitment Consultancy with a £150+ million turnover operating out of 12 international offices. Established in 2002, we have grown organically and consistently over the past 17 years to become a renowned financial services search & selection organisation, with a current head count of circa 500 employees. The business continues to go from strength-to-strength being recognised in the industry with various awards as well as having recently been named a Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to work for and placed in the Virgin Fast Track 100 for the 4th time.

We have recently opened 4 new offices and currently have a physical presence in Manchester, London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, Milan, Frankfurt, New York, Charlotte, Hong Kong and Singapore. 2021 has been an incredible and record breaking year for us so far with 103 promotions and 118 new hires meaning even more planned expansion for 2021/22.


  • To develop and maintain a current candidate database through a proactive, planned sales approach to current and prospective candidates
  • Proactively promote Oliver James Associates to the candidate base through marketing and networking calls
  • Keeping up with current and anticipated demand of candidates with a clearly outlined skillset, maximising efficiency through the effective use of LinkedIn and internal databases
  • Ensuring all leads are acted on accordingly
  • Assist the Recruitment Consultants in mapping a candidate pool in response to client's hiring requirements
  • Screen, interview and assess candidates in line with company standards to ensure a thorough understanding of their job and career requirements
  • Proactively match candidates to client's requirements


  • Ideally you will have 6-24 months business to business sales experience, or will have worked as a trainee recruiter with up to 12 months experience
  • You must be confident on the phone, able to build rapport quickly and establish long lasting relationships
  • You must demonstrate that you are ambitious, results driven, self-motivated and naturally competitive

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, pension and market leading commission structure we offer recruiters:

  • Christmas parties & summer events
  • Quarterly lunch club incentives
  • Extended lunch breaks for gym goers
  • Team nights out
  • Friday drinks
  • 20+ days annual leave (plus extra time off over Christmas)
  • and much more… We provide training for all employees to ensure that you are consistently challenged and developed during your career with Oliver James

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