Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • Permanent
  • Sales
  • London N1 8QG
  • Salary: £24,000 / Year

Media Contacts

Media Contacts is a leading recruitment consultancy for the media industry, established over thirty years ago. We have an unrivalled reputation for the quality of our work and delivering on expectations, no matter what the market throws at us and a large and loyal candidate and client base.

We have ambitious growth plans for the next 3-4 years, with the aim of growing to over 30 staff. For new consultants, we have a thorough and structured training programme to learn the foundations of recruitment & sales and you will come onto a warm desk with strong client relationships. Our Managing Director, Divisional Manager and our top biller all joined straight from university, showing what can be achieved!

The Recruitment Consultant’s Job:

The recruitment consultant role is pivotal to the success of Media Contacts, driving revenue and delivering excellent service to both clients and candidates. It is a 360-degree recruitment role and each recruitment consultant is given their own part of the business to take control of and grow. We operate on a meritocratic basis, enabling you to take charge of your own destiny and a combination of your own endeavour and the support of the management and your colleagues can drive you along a career path to becoming a manager or even a director of the business.

  • Revenue Generation – Hitting (and hopefully exceeding!) monthly & quarterly revenue targets, maintaining a sales pipeline and keeping track of revenue forecasts
  • Candidates – Sourcing and headhunting candidates in relation to client briefs through the phone, linkedin etc, building your personal brand and online presence through personal marketing and word of mouth, networking to build and maintain strong relationships in your market, interviewing candidates over the phone, via video and face to face, managing the interview process through to job offer stage, providing ongoing support and customer service to candidates post placement (some of our candidates have used us as their trusted advisers for twenty years!
  • Clients – mapping out and maintaining excellent market expertise and knowledge of your clients’ businesses, visiting clients and providing consultative advice on hiring to clients, actively sourcing new business leads and conducting new business activity
  • Desk Management/Team Work – maintaining accurate records of all client and candidate activity, being an active and vocal member of a collaborative, supportive team, including contributing to team meetings and strategy


  • Educated to degree level or strong attainment on leaving school/college
  • Our primary requirement is a great attitude, willingness to work hard and throw yourself in
  • Sales experience or telephone experience would be a great asset
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

Other info

Culturally we are a progressive, inclusive employer and we pride ourselves on our commitment to an ethical, professional approach. We blend hard work with fun and operate as a meritocratic, supportive company.

We offer lots of social opportunities & incentives for our teams. For example, our PR team recently were out at Mama Mia (the party!) with a healthy drinks budget, while our Media team went out for a fancy meal and onto a cricket simulator bar. We are a largely office-based culture, generally working 4 days in our Islington office and 1 day from home.


If you’d like to learn more don’t hesitate to get in touch – [email protected]

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