Trainee Recruitment Consultant


£17k-£19k per annum+ uncapped commission + benefits

Full time permanent position

Due to continued growth, we are looking for a driven and ambitious Trainee Recruitment Consultant to join our Skills & Training Recruitment Team, based at our head office in West Bridgford, Nottingham.

Salary will be dependent upon experience – benefits include 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, BUPA Cash Plan, Life Assurance, a great pension and a fantastic office environment, including fresh fruit, pool table, table tennis and regular fun incentives.

Looking for a brilliant environment to work in, a route to progression, a fantastic team, regular rewards and lucrative commission?…read on!

As Trainee Recruitment Consultant, you will spend the first 6 months building candidate relationships and working on client roles before soon account managing your own clients, if that is what you would like to pursue. Commission is split 50/50 with your consultants so you are just as important in the recruiting process!

We are looking for someone who is organised, has great interpersonal skills, will be able to work on various jobs in one day, therefore good time management is important. You do not necessarily have to have had experience in recruitment before; our ideal candidate may be from a customer service background, apprenticeships, a client administrative role, experience with sales, perhaps marketing. You may be involved in sport – a team player, someone who is ambitious and motivated. We do offer full training and support across the business and we are open to new ideas!

Your Profile

  • Focused, self-motivated, organised and self-disciplined
  • Resilient, committed, naturally competitive and a team player
  • Possibly be of graduate calibre, with a track record of success whether that be in education, sport or work
  • Persuasive and have a flair for exceeding expectations
  • Determined to succeed financially and want to progress your career.

We are proud that some of our top performers did not have previous recruitment experience when they started with us but through our support and training have developed into successful consultants! (starting salary will reflect experience)

Working for Protocol

Protocol are all about providing excellent recruitment services to the education, training and skills sector – working with EPAOs and ITPs as well as local authorities. This role will focus on recruiting for training providers across the sector so knowledge of apprenticeships would be very useful

We find success through our people and reward successes!
We work 40 hours per week from 8.30 until 5.00 and finish at 4.30 on a Friday.

If you want the ability to earn big and the chance to grow and develop in a successful unique and specialist company, then Protocol is the place for you!

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to stating why you feel you are suitable for the role.

Protocol promotes equal rights and is an employment business under The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.


*As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion*