Trainee Consultant at Irwin & Colton

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£20,000 - £24,000

Annual Basic Salary
Rickmansworth, UK
< 10
Agency Recruitment

What Hunted Says

If you're tired of working a saturated market, where every candidate you contact has already received 20 InMails about the same role, then maybe it's time for a change. Health, Safety and Environment recruitment agency Irwin and Colton have carved out a name within a niche and lucrative sector. Earn 40% of what you bill with no threshold. Plus after 5 years of service enjoy a month fully paid sabbatical. Work for a company that blends industry expertise with a collaborative and close-knit team environment.

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We’re in Rickmansworth Town Centre, a five-minute walk from Rickmansworth Station (Metropolitan and Chiltern Train Line).

Learn and grow with ambitious industry experts?

Looking for big rewards in a collaborative, supportive, social environment? About the company Irwin & Colton is the specialist in Health, Safety and Environment recruitment, with over two decades’ experience, and well established as the industry expert. Our candidates are a rare blend of hard skills (qualifications / experience) and soft skills (communication / problem solving). Finding these unique people, who add so much value to our clients’ organisations, takes experience and judgement. We’re committed to helping you learn, grow and succeed in an open, positive environment. At Irwin & Colton you’ll find genuine, friendly people who work hard and are well rewarded for it, and who enjoy social time together, away from the 9-5.

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What we’re looking for

Most important to us is your desire to learn and your determination to grow and succeed. It’s all about who you are. Our reputation has been built on in-depth industry knowledge and finding those candidates who add unexpected value. That’s why world-famous clients rely on us. But we’re a team, and we’ll be there to help you, every step of the way. You’ll need: • Tenacity, excellent organisational skills and a great work ethic • Sales experience would be beneficial, however the right attitude and personality is more important to us • A degree or equivalent vocational qualification would be ideal • The desire to learn, commit to our proven training methodology

Our team and your place in it

We’re a close-knit team, from recent graduates through to experienced Consultants, with backgrounds in sales, events and recruitment. We put great value in collaborative working and encourage our Consultants to cross sell and share candidates, for which we also offer incentives. As a Trainee Consultant, you’ll work in close partnership with the Directors and other Consultants in your area. You will be well supported by our two Directors who both have a decade in the industry and have studied, volunteered and worked in the wider Health, Safety & Environment space.

Industry events - Learning about the latest tech in our sector.

About the role:

We’re looking for someone who’s ready to learn, who is full of energy and enthusiasm. You’ll be focused on business sales and identifying those special candidates our clients rely on us to find. You will: • Work closely with the Directors, to gain an end-to-end understanding of the recruitment process • Use ‘best-in-class’ tools and systems to help identify the highest-calibre candidates. • Create and develop new candidate and client relationships • Offer support across various recruitment assignments, from entry level to the most senior leadership positions • Be ready to undertake our proven training methods, which give you the best chance of success, and reward, in your role

Getting out on site with our clients

Our expectations

We’ll give you all the time you need, to settle in and get to grips with the technology, and how we work. We’ll also help you understand the industry. Everyone is different so we make sure your development path is tailored to you. What matters most to us is that you show determination and commitment, and stick to our values.

Rough Runner 2019

How we’ll support you

We invest heavily in the latest technology, so you’ll have ‘best-in-class’ tools and systems to help identify the highest-calibre candidates. Our Bullhorn CRM system is easy to use, while you can access Broadbean to post all your ads, across specialist and generalist publications, at once and easily manage responses. The recently-updated Irwin & Colton website is a fantastic tool that’s mobile and SEO optimised for maximum effectiveness. And you’ll have Professional LinkedIn Membership.

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Your manager

You’ll be working directly with one of the Directors. They have a friendly, hands-on approach, although are respectful of experience and skills learnt elsewhere. You can always come and talk to one of the Directors if you need to, whether that’s to bounce ideas or if something’s wrong.

Our Directors discussing Career Development at the IIRSM event

Real expertise you can bank on

Our assertion of deep, respected market knowledge is no spurious claim. Our popular Safety Bytes videos, where industry leaders regularly appear, demonstrate our knowledge and reputation. In a crowded marketplace, where great service is standard, true market insight is a valuable commodity and our Safety Bytes series, with over 10,000 regular viewers sets us apart as the true industry experts.


On top of your base salary and benefits package, all trainees can earn commission from day one. You will be rewarded for finding candidates who we successfully place into roles. All paid quarterly, we keep it simple, uncapped and generous. Trainee Consultants hitting target can expect to earn an additional £6,000 per year.

Celebrating success - Cocktails in London.

So what are the perks?

We look after our people because we want you to stay with us for the long term. So, as well as all the things you’d expect like a pension and 25 days’ holiday, you’ll enjoy a range of social activities, from weekly beers, to big nights out and unforgettable events. Here’s a full list: Time off • Holiday allowance (22 days plus bank holidays) including your birthday off • Closed from Christmas to New Year • 1 month fully-paid leave (sabbatical), after 5 years Social • Christmas & Summer Party, and Quarterly Events – every quarter is different, past events include: rooftop cocktails in London, speed boat on Thames, Top Golf, German Christmas markets (and beer house). • Daily dress down (Business Casual) • Annual awards • Friday: beers at 4.30pm, all day casual wear and early finish – weekly dart board jackpot winner • Summer family BBQs • Team nights out for hitting target

Quarterly reward - Top Golf!


• Thousands of discounts for fashion, leisure and entertainment, eating out, holidays and travel and shopping, saving you around £1,200 a year • Mentoring, support and active career development • Fully subsidised weekly spin class • Free fruit, all day, every day • Mobile phone insurance • Quick online GP access Standard • Uncapped commission structure • Pension

Sound like the right role for you?

If you think you’d be a good match for this role, check out our website or Hunted profile page to find out more. Send your CV to [email protected] or call Michael Colton on 01923 432 633. We’re looking forward to meeting our next exceptional Recruitment Consultant.

Celebrating a fantastic quarter, afternoon at the Escape rooms.