Published: 9 months ago
Next Phase Recruitment

Trainee Recruitment Consultant at Next Phase Recruitment

  • Agency Recruitment
  • 360 Recruiter
  • Dual Desk
  • Pharma & Life Science
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Medical & Healthcare
  • Location
  • WFH Policy
    Up to 2 Days
  • Annual Salary
    Get in Touch
  • Experience Level
    Entry Level

Job Summary

Do you have client-facing experience, excellent people skills and the ambition to build a long and successful career through becoming a genuine specialist in something? Do you feel that you could do MORE than you do at the moment?

If so, we are expanding our team at Next Phase and would love to hear from you! We have hired 4 brilliant trainees in 2022 so far and are now hiring for our next intake in March/April.

Next Phase is a specialist life science recruitment agency in Horsham, West Sussex, working with innovative Cell & Gene Therapy, Biotechnology and MedTech clients across the UK, US and Europe. If you are an ambitious, motivated individual with excellent communication skills, then we will be excited to hear from you! We offer a comprehensive training programme and the earnings potential for a competent recruiter is fantastic. Realistically you can expect to earn £28k-£30k in your first year (with a basic of £20k and commission of £8k-£10k, though this isn't capped so can be higher), £40k-£50k in your second year and significantly more in your third year and beyond. 

We are based right in the centre of Horsham, with excellent transport links. We have over 16 years’ experience as a successful, forward-thinking business, and we are looking for bright, positive, professional and tech-savvy individuals to be part of our recruitment training programme. It is important that you can demonstrate confident sales skills, perhaps backed with some experience in a role in sales, client services, project co-ordination or estate agency. A university degree would be a significant advantage but is not essential.

For more information, contact us on 01403 216216 or visit

The many reasons to join Next Phase include:

• Well defined career paths for fast progression
• Significant investment in your training, using both in-house and external trainers
• Highly experienced, successful and supportive leadership team
• Warm client relationships with innovative life science organisations across the UK, Europe and US
• Very strong financial backing, allowing us to make new investment in all areas
• Regular presence at industry events (an upcoming example being the Advanced Therapies Congress in London in May, where we will have a stand)
• Long-term flexible working
• Full tech suite, using market-leading tools to help you be highly successful
• Brand new laptop, 2nd screen and cloud phone setup for successful working both in the office and at home
• Strong basic salaries and industry-leading commission scheme: up to 50%
• Vitality healthcare scheme (after 1 year) and other excellent benefits 
• Medium-term international office opportunities 
• Free parking close to office

The Opportunity

As a Trainee Recruitment Consultant, you will learn about the whole spectrum of recruitment, getting to know people in different roles with life sciences, across various geographical locations (inside and outside the UK). You will start to have a range of responsibilities including:

• Searching for candidates with specific skills and experiences
• Conducting interviews and expanding your industry knowledge through fascinating conversations
• Building your network of contacts across the industry
• Creating attractive adverts
• Writing and sharing engaging content about scientific innovations
• Assisting in the coaching and support of individuals going through interview and offer processes

This will be a busy, challenging role which requires dedication and positive energy. In turn, the rewards will be enormous as you begin to progress on your chosen career path. We have three career paths available, within client services (business development-focused), delivery (candidate-focused), and recruitment consultant (sometimes referred to as ‘360’).

We work Tuesdays to Thursday in our modern, welcoming office in the centre of Horsham, and Mondays and Fridays from home.

Experience Required

We are looking for someone with a good educational background, some experience gained in a customer-facing role, a willingness to learn and a positive, upbeat manner. Experience in sales, estate agency, project management or client services will all be useful. You will ideally live within 30 minutes of Horsham for office-based days. 

Visit and please get in touch to learn more!