Trainee Recruitment Consultant

Location: Sydney, CBD, Inner West, Eastern Suburbs
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: $ Dependent on Experience + Transparent Bonus Scheme
Contact: Geoff RICHARD Balmer
Call: Geoff
Reference: 6690

The Company

​Richard Lloyd was established in 2008 as a specialist recruitment firm focusing 100% on the Sydney market. We have a talented, upbeat and dedicated team of 16 people operating out of our bright, modern Pitt Street office in the CBD. Why not take a look here at what our team say about working for Richard Lloyd!

Our mission is simple; to become the first name on the lips of Sydney’s Accountants when they think of using a recruiter.

People are at the heart of everything we do, and we always look to add value to employers and job seekers at every opportunity possible.

We live and breathe our core values every day, work hard to build long-term relationships, are always open and clear in our communication, are there when people need us, and always deliver on our promises. By placing importance on our values and our team, we make every effort to nurture and continuously enhance our culture to ensure everyone enjoys coming to work each day.

Our unique team culture comes from a combined 150 years of recruitment experience. What this means for you is that there is always someone on hand to ask questions of, gain different perspectives from and most importantly, learn from. Our team is genuinely collaborative and loves to help each other succeed. For the first 3-6 months, you will spend time in the office being guided by experienced Managers and Recruiters, then once you have a firm grasp of your role, you will have the option to work from home 2 days per week.

We’re not a typical hard-nosed KPI-driven business. Instead, we enjoy success by working to a model that depends on self-accountability and shared success.

Celebration is key! For us, this includes birthdays, anniversaries, placements, team goals, individual achievements, etc. Above all, we love it when our clients and job seekers are happy! Celebrations have included trips to the Hunter Valley, climbing the Harbour Bridge, twilight sailing on Sydney Harbour, and the list goes on.

Other benefits on offer at Richard Lloyd include an instantly achievable uncapped bonus scheme, an extra day off each year for your birthday, a laptop with full remote access, up to 25 days of annual leave, and health & wellbeing programs.

We’ve got to be doing something very right! We represent some of Sydney’s best accounting talent whilst enjoying a high volume of repeat business with enviable brands. We invest heavily in providing value-add -resources to our clients who love our reports such as our Salary & Market Insights Survey due to its laser-like focus on the Sydney accounting market. During non-Covid times, we have held at least 2 business seminars a year and exhibit/present at high-profile industry events regularly.

Giving back to the world is also a huge priority for us. We are big on recycling and have been found cleaning up Sydney’s beaches, cooking for the homeless, organising regular Christmas toy drives and building bikes for underprivileged children.

That’s probably enough about us for now. On to what the job entails… !

The Role

This is a role that will initially start off as a candidate resourcer before quickly becoming a full-function, 360 degree Recruiter where you’ll be meeting with Accounting professionals across various functions whilst working to fill active vacancies. As a trainee, we spend the time to walk you through how recruitment works and teach you the skills you need to be successful. Our 3-month training program is extensive and to begin with will include how to:

  • Focus on building up a portfolio of candidates so that you understand what the different roles we work involve. We teach you how to interview people and then you will be interviewing around 12–15 candidates per week

  • Assist candidates with interview preparation, CV writing and more providing more general advice to add value to their experience

  • Write job adverts and present roles to candidates and then work through the response and understand the different selection criteria

  • Match candidates' skills and personalities to jobs we currently recruiting for

  • Use various online tools to search for appropriate candidates and to use social media to build your networks

  • Efficiently multitask when working on multiple jobs at the one time, compile and present shortlists to a client, and ultimately how to fill jobs

  • Deal with offer negotiations after a job offer has been made

After successfully learning how to work with candidates, we will then train you on the client side of recruitment and assist you to build and maintain your own portfolio of contacts. This training includes how to:

  • Make appointments with contacts to introduce our services and ultimately build a long-term professional relationship.

  • Provide a consultative service to hiring managers to understand their needs and match appropriate talent

  • Offer market insights, salary guidance, or any consultative services that will add value

Once your induction training has been completed, you will speak to a lot of people every day – hiring managers looking for new staff members or candidates looking for a job. We spend a lot of time talking and interacting with people!

Your training doesn't stop just because you have graduated to a Recruitment Consultant - learning is ongoing at Richard Lloyd and it doesn't matter if you are a newbie or someone who has worked in the industry for many years - there is always something new to learn or skills to brush up on.

Your Background

We are primarily looking to speak with candidates who are looking to enter the world of recruitment who have a passion for building relationships and who thrive on working in a close-knit team.

You will have demonstrable tenure and commitment to your previous roles as we are looking for a team member who wants to grow with us long-term.

Our role is going to suit someone with a real sense of get-up and go and an appetite to grow their skillset and make recruitment their career.

We are looking for engaging individuals with a strong customer focus, a determination to make a positive difference and an enthusiasm for delivering quality work - all whilst having a lot of fun along the way!

If you are keen to apply for this Trainee Recruitment Consultant role, please contact Geoff Balmer at Richard Lloyd on 02 8324 5642.

Please submit your CV in Word format and note that due to the high volume of responses we receive only suitable candidates will be contacted.