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Trainee Recruitment Consultant - Pharmaceutical - Putney - £22K + Commission

Entry-level at Excell Jones

Trainee Recruitment Consultant - Pharmaceutical - Putney - £22K + Commission

Entry-level at Excell Jones

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelEntry-level
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 16 Oct, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
  • Visa iconVisa Sponsor
  • Competitive£ 22,000.0 per year

Trainee Recruitment Consultant - Putney Bridge

Salary: Up to £22K + Uncapped Commission plus travel allowance (typically £40-£45K in your first year)

Sector: Placing senior professionals (VP/C Level) into the Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical arena

The Role/Company:

  • This role is based within a successful recruitment company, who have offices in London, Kent, Boston, Australia and Switzerland, New York
  • 86 across their offices
  • They are looking for x5 Trainee Recruitment Consultants at present
  • Placing into pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare communication, and digital health companies
  • They already work with some prestigious and high profile clients, such as Convance, Parexel, Astra Zenera, Saatchi & Saatchi etc. and the big players within the pharmaceutical life-sciences space
  • Placing candidates at high level (VP and C Level) worldwide in the lifesciences and pharmaceutical space
  • Working to fees up to 30% fees with their clients
  • Their average deal value is around £9K, which means they are placing people on average who are on £110K+ salaries


  • Up to £22K (depending on experience) PLUS uncapped commission (typically 40-45K in your first year) PLUS travel allowance
  • Incentives/bonuses include: Annual holiday targets to placed like Ibiza, Dubai and Miami, team nights out, monthly lunch clubs
  • 25 days holiday a year
  • You will be trained up extensively and be fully equipped with the tools you need to become a successful Trainee Recruitment Consultant within the lifesciences space
  • Adult environment, collaborative, friendly competition, everyone working together
  • Offering International travel


  • You don't need any recruitment experience, but some sales would be great as this would stand you in good stead when coming in as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant
  • They like to see that you have been travelling, or shown work ethic, or shown your independence by working abroad/different country or location/life experience
  • This is for someone that is pro-active, wants to take something and make it their own
  • You don't need any prior knowledge in the pharmaceutical or life sciences space
  • This is full 360 Trainee Recruitment Consultant role, sourcing your own candidates, building further relationships with clients in the pharmaceutical world and making placements, there is also an option for someone to be purely candidate-focused, or purely client focused

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London, UK