21 Apr Trainee Recruitment Consultant – Cleantech & Sustainability
Lewis Davey is looking to appoint a Trainee / Graduate Recruitment Consultant to work within our Sustainability & Cleantech team and to be based out of our Exeter office.
About the Opportunity
A career progressive opportunity for a driven, ambitious and intelligent individual to join a creative and innovative company. Working directly with one of the Co-Founders, you will join a business that is well respected within the industry and has high growth potential. Therefore there is an excellent opportunity to progress as the business expands. The successful applicant will have the opportunity for high earning potential and with the business still being in our infancy, there are great opportunities for career progression.
Lewis Davey was established in 2013 to provide services to the Town Planning, Sustainability, Cleantech and Smart Cities industries and now have offices in Exeter and Bournemouth. We work with companies looking to fill specialist vacancies from Graduate to Director level. However we are not just a recruitment firm, we offer complimentary services alongside Talent Identification, in the areas of Market Intelligence and Business Development.
Our two founding Directors have around a decade of recruitment experience each covering the Town Planning, Sustainability and Cleantech industries. There is a genuine opportunity to utilise their knowledge to get you off to a good start. Your role will initially be focussed upon Talent Identification for the cleantech & sustainability sector covering a wide range of roles across renewables, energy efficiency, and corporate sustainability.
You will be tenacious
Find that one individual amongst the masses can be a challenging and at times a disheartening process. We want people who know when not to take no for an answer but also when to go looking for a no.
You will want to push yourself
We want people who will rise to challenges and feel comfortable being outside of their comfort zones. You will need to think on your feet and manage a whole mix of things at any one time.
You will be hungry to succeed
We want to hear from people who are driven to succeed. You will join a company that is growing and there are real prospects for career development and promotion. Your success will govern ours and you will be rewarded for it.
You should have an idea about what success means for you.
You’ll be ethical
We take our ethics very seriously and we want our consultants to do the same.
You’ll be energetic
We are looking for people that have an intensity about making things happen for them.
You’ll be organised
You will be capable of planning your own days, dealing with hundreds of emails, telephone calls and distractions left, right and centre. You will be able to prioritise your workload and be willing to put the work in when it matters.
You’ll be willing to learn
We don’t expect you to know everything but what we do expect is that you will be willing to learn and you have the right work ethic and commitment to drive your own career forward.
You will be happy to make outbound calls
The role will require you be pro-active and make a number of outbound calls. Therefore it is important that you are a confident and charismatic communicator both verbally but also in your written communication.
You will primarily be responsible for sourcing and managing a range of Cleantech & Sustainability candidates and listening to and understanding their motivations and career aspirations. You will also work with the Director to develop meaningful, long lasting relationships with clients in the Cleantech & Sustainability industry and will be responsible for introducing relevant candidates to those clients. You will record all of your conversations and this will allow you to quickly identify suitable candidates in the future. You will be expected to learn your market and become a specialist in particular area. In order to do that you will be given full guidance and recruitment & industry training by the Director.
The company is growing and has an ambitious growth plan. This is a great opportunity to make your mark in a niche consulting firm which is really going places. Your career will benefit from being part of the team at this early stage.
The remuneration will depend upon the candidate. Candidates will be expected to meet achievable targets which will allow you to have realistic YR1 earnings of circa £29k per annum (uncapped/no entry). You will ultimately be targeted on successful placements and revenue generation.
Please apply in confidence with a CV and cover letter explaining your interest in working in a niche recruitment firm.
We expect to short list candidates for interview by the 8th May. If you have not heard back from us by that time then unfortunately on this occasion your application has not been successful.