Graduate Recruitment Jobs in Bristol

At Heat Recruitment, we embrace Graduates and encourage them to get involved in the Recruitment Sector. If you’re thinking about becoming a Graduate Recruitment Consultant, then this is the page to come to! We have exclusive articles on why you should become a Recruitment Consultant, as well as some of Heat Recruitment’s own Graduate stories to give you the best insight possible into the sector. 

Contents

Chapter 1: 8 reasons why recruitment is a great career for Graduates
Chapter 2: 11 reasons why Heat Recruitment is great for graduates
Chapter 3: Jeff Alcock Interview – Heat for Graduates
Chapter 4: Lucy Evans Interview – Heat for Graduates
Chapter 5: Daisy Perrey Interview – Heat for Graduates
Chapter 6: Dan Hazzard Interview – Heat for Graduates


 


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Chapter 1:

8 reasons why recruitment is a great career for Graduates

 

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If you’ve recently completed your degree or approaching final exams and are wondering what direction to take next, perhaps this will help to lead you to the next step. The opportunities that working in recruitment offer could be exactly what you are looking for in order to enter and progress into a rewarding and fulfilling career.

1. An opportunity to enter a graduate Scheme that has limitless earning opportunities

One way of entering a career in recruitment is via a graduate scheme, this is a great choice if you are looking for limitless earning opportunities as well as learning and progression. A typical graduate scheme can last anything between three months and 1 year with a starting earning potential between £30,000 and £50,000 in the first 12 months due to an uncapped commission structure, leading to some of the highest first year earnings of any graduate role. Personal growth is achieved by working towards and achieving clear goals and working through a training academy to develop the necessary skillset needed to be successful. In turn, this will enable you to work towards reaching the desired salary you seek. This will ensure the development of skills and therefore personal growth, which in turn will enable you to work towards reaching the salaries that you may desire.

2. Learn business skills: Negotiation, Sales, Relationship, Advertising

As a graduate, choosing to begin a career in recruitment will help you to gain and enhance upon a whole host of skills. Some of the main skills you will have the opportunity to gain experience in will be a broad range of business skills, including negotiation, sales, advertising, relationship building and account management. You will learn to use these skills at higher levels and become an independent worker within your field of recruitment. You will also gain some very rewarding skills and will be able to guide candidates through different important stages within their professional lives. You will be able to assist them with leaving their job, an area in which you will expose you to a variety of sensitive topics and scenarios, discuss qualifications and training, and understand the impact a new candidate will have on a client’s business.

3. Develop your communication skills

As well as developing business skills, it is also very important to improve upon communication skills as this is often regarded as the universally sort after soft skill and broadens future career opportunities. Communication will play a huge role within recruitment, which makes it a great place for graduates to learn and develop this skill. A lack of communication can lead to misunderstandings, broken relationships and hindered business and personal development. The two main areas of communication within the recruitment sector will be between the recruiter and the candidate and between the recruiter and the hiring client company. Therefore, as a graduate, you will frequently be advancing your communication skills within very important roles.
4. Develop your organisational skills

Alongside learning a series of business and communication skills, you will also improve upon your organisational skills. With organisational skills being one of the most important transferable job skills, working in recruitment is a great opportunity to enhance these. You will have the chance to experience planning, time management, scheduling and meeting deadlines. These are all essential when securing the ideal candidate for an employer, as you will need to accurately assess what the employer is looking for. You will also need to attract the desired applicants, handle applications, select candidates for interviews followed by allocating the best candidate, offering the job and completing any final necessary queries.

5. Learn how to manage your own business

From this selection of skills and day-to-day working, you will learn how to manage your own workload and what a recruitment workflow consists of. Within recruitment, you always have the opportunity to share and learn from others and you are largely in control of your own success. Working in recruitment is comparable to running your own business, the reason being because you need to generate revenue for yourself. You will also learn to monitor your pipeline as well as how to market yourself correctly, putting these aspects into place will create successful business. You will learn to efficiently manage a recruitment workflow, an area in which your organisational skills will reflect. You will begin by understanding the market and building ideal candidate profiles, with an end goal of screening candidates and verifying their skills and experience for job roles.

6. Gives you exposure to different industries

As a graduate going into recruitment, each and every day you would be in contact with a variety of different people from different backgrounds with different expertise. There would be contact with the candidates searching for a job who are experts in each of their fields, ensuring a constant flow of discussions and exchanges of information with different industries. Exposure and industry knowledge is one of the great rewards within recruitment work. Discussions with experts within various job fields is a good way of building up your knowledge of each of the industry sectors and keeping up to date with industry information and terminology.
7. Become an expert in your field

As a graduate going into recruitment, each and every day you would be in contact with a variety of different people from different backgrounds with different levels of expertise. There would be contact with the candidates searching for a job who are experts in each of their fields, ensuring a constant flow of discussions and exchanges of information which helps to further your understanding of their industry sector. You will also have the chance to work with and provide recruitment solutions to a variety of organisations within a specifics sector, who themselves will come to rely on your expertise when it comes to finding high-caliber industry professionals.

8. Immediate access to work with Business Leaders

As previously mentioned, constant contact with people is inevitable within recruitment, which leads to the access of people and useful insights. From quite an early stage you will be expected to network and build a series of long lasting relationships with business leaders. Although initially daunting for some, this opportunity does not arise in many other job sectors providing great scope for personal development and is an exciting prospect for a junior within a company.


Chapter 2:

11 reasons why heat recruitment is great for graduates

 

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If you’ve recently graduated from university, Heat recruitment may just be the ideal next career step for you to take. With the recruitment industry continuing to grow each year, it makes for a great career step with many opportunities for personal development and being financially rewarded along the way. If you consider yourself to be honest, a good listener, dedicated and like to have fun, Heat Recruitment could be the perfect fit.

1. A supportive and secure environment to develop your work skills.

At Heat recruitment, we will provide you with a secure environment and all the means that you would need to develop your skills within the workplace. From the outset, Heat gives you the clarity of what you need to take your skills and career to the next level, providing you with the routes for progression. This progression will be structured and transparent and hard work is both rewarded and incentivised.

2. An initial 6 months theory and practical learning with Heat Recruitment Academy.

An advantage of working for Heat as a graduate is that you will receive 6 months of initial theory and practical learning, so you won’t need to worry about being left unsupported. Once this training has been delivered and you have been provided with the necessary tools, you will always be given the independence to continue developing them further. Regardless of entering at graduate level, once completing Heat’s 6 months of theory and practical learning, we will never micromanage you and will always encourage you to create and find your own solutions and workflow.

3. Access to a range of training tools to facilitate your career progression.

Throughout your time at Heat, you will have an access to a range of training tools in order to help you learn and progress through your recruitment career. You won’t be left not knowing what to do to succeed, as we will always provide you with the necessary support – we want you to get the most out of your career as much as you do. We will teach you the true art of recruitment with training tools such as our Training Academy, through to our Fast Track and Future Leaders training schemes. These tools will enable you to strengthen skills such as resourcing, relationship building and sales.

4. Latest Recruitment technology at your fingertips.

Heat like to invest in maintaining the latest recruitment technology, which will always be readily accessible to you. Every team will have the access to real-time metrics via the use of our latest recruitment resourcing technology, allowing you to gain the understanding of how you can influence each stage of the recruitment process to maxise potential commission and improve our client’s experience. We aim to keep this up to date to ensure that our employees and their clients are given the best service. Heat also has high tech training rooms in which we hold regular training sessions, these sessions enable us to address specific areas of improvement in order to allow even our most experienced consultants to continue their working development.

5. Access to a range of the latest Recruitment attraction tools.

As well as the latest recruitment technology, at Heat we also have access to the latest recruitment attraction tools. To begin with, we have our own Heat Recruitment website which gets a large amount of quality traffic each month and in support of our website we have various social media platforms to ensure maximum client engagement. As a graduate you will have access to LinkedIn recruitment tools as well headhunting training to ensure that you feel confident and well equipped in the workplace. We also have various tools in place to facilitate your work when on the move. We have a highly secure CRM system based in the cloud whereby candidate and client records can be quickly accessed when on the move on any device. As well as this facility, Office 365 also shares projects and you will always be able to access emails. To name but a few more, you will have access to top job boards and opportunities to access premier networking events and publications.

6. Promotion to Senior Recruitment sales position or Manager for high achievers via a fast career route.

Heat are completely transparent and honest with how a career with us could develop for a high achiever. Within three years you could take a faster career route and be promoted to either a senior recruitment sales position or a manager. As part of our training we offer a fast track and future leaders scheme for those of you who are ambitious and the training never ceases to continue as we encourage ongoing learning.

7. High earning potential to pay off your student debts!

Working for Heat can provide you with the high earnings you are looking to achieve to pay off any potential lingering university debts. We will always provide you with a good basic salary rate, however you will always have the potential to be rewarded with uncapped commission, which starts from the moment you join us. The more work you put in the better that financial rewards will be.

8. Mentoring and training to eradicate the daunting prospect of dealing with business leaders.

From quite an early stage you will have the opportunity to network and build a series of long lasting relationships with business leaders. Heat recognises that this could be a very daunting prospect for new employees which is why we will support you with mentoring and training in order to deal with business leaders. We understand that this is an opportunity that does not arise in all job sectors and is an exciting prospect for a graduate, so we aim to prepare you to gain the best from this experience.

9. A great office environment for you to fit into with ease.

At Heat recruitment we feel proud to announce that we provide a great office environment, which we believe everyone who works here deserves, we’ve even won awards for it! We believe that a better and more enjoyable work environment ensures a healthier and more proactive work life. Via the use of social media we gathered information using a Twitter poll which essentially told us that our employees, above all, were seeking a good working environment. This aspect of work turned out to be most important to an overwhelming 73% of voters, which is why we dedicated our time to ensuring this for our existing and potential employees.

10. A management team that believes in working with you on an individual basis to achieve your personal goals.

When considering applying to work for Heat, we want you to feel assured that each individual gets the support that they need and no one will go unnoticed, especially when looking for help to progress. At Heat we have a management team that believes in working with individuals to achieve their goals, who encourage you to continue to learn throughout your career and who value the importance of ongoing one-to-one mentoring. Our three main training programmes are ‘Trainee Consultants’ (4-week induction period followed by a 6-month personal development plan), ‘Fast Track’ (rewards high achievers and takes Trainees to Senior Consultants within 18 months) and ‘Future Leaders’ (equips people with the skills to mentor and eventually manage teams), each adapted to your needs.

11. A variety of great incentives in place, to reward hard work.

And lastly, on top of the opportunities and progression that we offer, we do also offer various incentives and rewards throughout the year, as we believe in a healthy work life balance. We provide a quarterly bonus structure to consistent performers as well as target related salary increases. We host various events, including a ski trip and networking events and will increase your annual holiday depending on your duration served at Heat. We will also reward you with the latest technology and will supply you with all the fruit and tea/coffee you could want!


Chapter 3:

Jeff Alcock Interview – Heat for Graduates

 

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Graduates are a big part of any team and here at Heat, we embrace and train Graduates to become the best recruitment consultants they could be. Jeff Alcock, one of our Recruiters has given an exclusive insight into what it was like as well as other exclusive insights.

  1. How long have you been with us at Heat recruitment and what did you do before you started?

I’ve been with Heat since October 2015 so coming up to 2 years. Before this I did a Marketing Degree, and had worked in customer support as well as in a bar and restaurant. This is the first “career” job that I have gotten.

  1. How did you find recruitment to begin with?

I enjoyed the job from the start. I made my first placement in my 5th week and had a great feeling of progressing someone in their career, helping a company with what was for them a difficult hire, and of course gaining financial reward for it.

  1. What market did you work within when you joined us?

I work within IT recruitment so initially, it was anything IT focused. A lot of what I did when I started was work on other people’s roles so lots of IT support, as well as various types of Web & Software Development positions. As I have progressed within the company I started to focus more on the Digital Marketing industry, as it is one I have gained knowledge of throughout my degree. Now I mainly deal with digital marketing and web / software development industries, as I think specialising in a certain market will mean that you increase your industry knowledge which will help progress in your career and become an expert in the field.

  1. What was the next stage in your career?

The next stage was progressing through the 6 months training to become a Recruiter, now am on the senior recruitment consultant fast track so aiming to keep on top of the billings targets and get my promotion asap.

  1. How did you push on and progress?

I progressed within Heat through becoming more specialist in my market. This means better industry knowledge as well as making it easier to match up relevant companies to candidates based on their specifications. The more specialist you become, the easier the market is to work!

  1. What has been the most rewarding part of your career so far?

There are huge financial incentives to working here. On top of that there are great competitions where the prizes involve a variety of events / dinners and the top billers holiday. Another main reward is when you help someone progress in their career and they are so thankful for this, you know that you’ve done a great job! For me the most rewarding part is a combination of the financial side and knowing that I am helping people find positions that they otherwise would not have had access to.

  1. What has been the most challenging part of your career so far?

There are ups and downs when it comes to deals not coming through or dropping out for silly reasons (always worse when it is avoidable). But that is what makes a good recruiter is someone who will take the bad news and carry on. That said, a big drop out is still never easy!

  1. What do you enjoy most about the job of a Recruiter?

It’s a full 360 job which requires you to build your own desk. It’s a good reward knowing that you are helping businesses grow and helping people find jobs. It’s also a great working environment. Work hard, play hard!

  1. What advice do you have for aspiring recruiters?


Learn what you’re doing off the people around you, they probably know what they’re talking about! Listen to your training, again these guys will have had years of recruitment experience and will know what processes to follow to make a successful recruiter. Most importantly just go for it, do the long hours, pick up the phone and crack on.

  1. How has Heat Recruitment supported your career aspirations?

Training & progression, becoming more knowledgeable within my market. Aiming to progress through the company and get rewarded for the work put in!


Chapter 4:

Lucy Evans Interview – Heat for Graduates

 

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Graduates are a big part of any team and here at Heat, we embrace and train Graduates to become the best recruitment consultants they could be. Lucy Evans, one of our Senior Recruiters has given an exclusive insight into what it was like as well as other exclusive insights.

  1. How long have you been with us at Heat recruitment and what did you do before you started?

Coming up to 2 years in October, before I was at Nottingham Trent University for 4 years and Graduated with a BA (Hons) in Business.

  1. How did you find recruitment to begin with?

Initially, I found it challenging to get used to the Industry, certain terms, job titles, qualifications etc. I also found it hard to generate good quality candidates because of this – as I didn’t know what someone who was good on paper looked like. I really enjoyed BD when I first started and talking to different companies, I found it rewarding bringing on my own jobs and finding candidates for these roles and seeing my pipeline grow.

  1. What market did you work within when you joined us?

Financial Services – mainly within Financial Planning. The focus of my work is with Paraplanners and IFA Administrators, dealing with individuals at different technical levels for a range of vacancies.

  1. What was the next stage in your career?

After my first year in recruitment, my goal was to push on to Senior Consultant as soon as possible so I asked for support and clear goals from my Managers. I was aware of how much remaining new business I needed to achieve at all times and used it as my main motivator. Training through the last 6 months has also really helped and allowed me to step things up from where I was at the beginning of the year.

  1. How did you push on and progress?

Motivated by managers to hit certain targets to enable my progression to senior consultant. I had a clear end goal which was to move into a senior position and feel that the route was clearly laid out for me to achieve.

  1. What has been the most rewarding part of your career so far?

Being promoted to Senior Consultant after just over 18 months within the business and achieving £100K in the first half of this year. Pushing to almost double what I did last year.

  1. What has been the most challenging part of your career so far?

Drop outs! Picking myself back up from it and pushing on through.

  1. What do you enjoy most about the job of a Recruiter?

I really enjoy the buzz of making placements, building my pipeline and things paying off. I also enjoy being busy all day and juggling multiple things at one. Office environment and culture also plays a big part in enjoying coming to work.

  1. What advice do you have for aspiring recruiters?

Make sure you have the get up and go to be successful, Focus and knuckle down. Don’t be phased by the difficult times and keep pushing through. Ask questions and never feel like there is a stupid question.

  1. How has Heat Recruitment supported your career aspirations?

Supporting me thoroughly over the 2 years with training so that I could progress into a Senior Consultant role – constant training so that I can continue to develop and setting me clear set goals.


Chapter 5:

Daisy Perrey Interview – Heat for Graduates

 

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Graduates are a big part of any team and here at Heat, we embrace and train Graduates to become the best recruitment consultants they could be. Daisy Perrey, one of our Recruiters has given an exclusive insight into what it was like as well as other exclusive insights.

  1. How long have you been with us at Heat recruitment and what did you do before you started?

I joined Heat just after Graduating from university, and I have now been here just under a year.

  1. How did you find recruitment to begin with?

A massive learning curve for myself, understanding more about the industry and how the market operated. There was a lot to take on board and developing my sales skills, however I was provided with an excellent training package. Although there were many challenges, the team I joined were very supportive and helped build my confidence.

  1. What market did you work within when you joined us?
    The Insurance Industry
  2. What was the next stage in your career?

Once I had developed an understanding of the Insurance industry, my next focus was being able to influence candidates.

  1. How did you push on and progress?

Building my portfolio of clients, although this is always on going. Heat developed my business development skills, which allowed me to bring on more vacancies and book in more interviews.

  1. What has been the most rewarding part of your career so far?

The most worthwhile placement was working alongside a young candidate that was being made redundant, he was so grateful that we had found him a great company to join.

  1. What has been the most challenging part of your career so far?

Coming back to work after being on holiday with nothing in the pipeline, it sometimes feels like you have to start from scratch. I learnt the importance of keeping activity high and getting as much done before going away.

  1. What do you enjoy most about the job of a Recruiter?

Speaking to different candidates daily, some you can learn a lot from by taking them through the interview process. But mostly when I make a placement!

  1. What advice do you have for aspiring recruiters?

Firstly, getting to know how your market operates, you’ll find the job much easier by understanding the industry. This can either be done by doing your own research or simply asking candidates, they will appreciate your honesty if you don’t understand.

Keep reminding yourself of your mini goals that you’d like to achieve, sometimes it’s easy to get lost or side-tracked from your original aspirations. Especially if everything isn’t going to plan, it’s important to remain positive.

  1. How has Heat Recruitment supported your career aspirations?

I wanted to work for a company where progression was evident, when I joined the recruitment industry I was a trainee, Heat have given me the support and trained me up into a recruitment consultant. Another aim of mine was to develop my sales ability which Heat has given me a great foundation to build upon. Working in an industry where there is an unlimited earning potential is a good motivator.


Chapter 6:

Dan Hazzard Interview – Heat for Graduates

 

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Graduates are a big part of any team and here at Heat, we embrace and train Graduates to become the best recruitment consultants they could be. Dan Hazzard, one of our Senior Recruiters has given an exclusive insight into what it was like as well as other exclusive insights.

  1. How long have you been with us at Heat recruitment and what did you do before you started?

I have been with Heat for over 3 years now. Prior to joining the team, I was a Law Graduate working as a Paralegal for a Top 25 Law Firm.

  1. How did you find recruitment to begin with?

It goes without saying that any recruitment job is hard work, but it’s really rewarding. I found that whilst I was working longer hours, they fly by because I was more engaged in this job than any other job I had previously worked in.

  1. What market did you work within when you joined us?

As I previously worked for a Law Firm it made sense to use my background to my advantage and I joined the Legal Team.

  1. What was the next stage in your career?

The next stage in my career was to push towards a Senior Recruitment Consultant. I was helped by the fact that the route to promotion was made completely transparent to me from the day I joined.

  1. How did you push on and progress?

I set goals that I wanted to achieve and the timeframes that I wanted to achieve them in. I focused on becoming completely process driven so that I don’t cut corners and then things started falling into place.

  1. What has been the most rewarding part of your career so far?

It’s a close tie between breaking company records and winning a competition to go Skiing in Austria for the first time!

  1. What has been the most challenging part of your career so far?

Like any job, recruitment can have its lows. The challenge is being resilient enough to dust yourself off and to go again.

  1. What do you enjoy most about the job of a Recruiter

It may seem obvious, but securing someone a new job is a great feeling. Knowing that someone has come to you with a problem and you have solved it to help them further their career is great.

  1. What advice do you have for aspiring recruiters?

This job is as rewarding as everyone says it is and more! Give it everything you have and you won’t regret it.

  1. How has Heat Recruitment supported your career aspirations?

The management team at Heat took time to understand what my aspirations were on both a professional and personal level and established how I could achieve them. What’s important is that it didn’t stop there, when I achieved my goals we would set new ones to continue pushing my career.

 

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