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  • Location: Horsham
  • Salary: £35,000 OTE for year 1 + Excellent Benefits
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: Business Support
  • Contact: Steve Twinley
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01403 216216
  • Start Date: 2022-07-13
  • Job Ref: ST-8
Congratulations on completing your degree! Have you now started looking for a position where you can build a successful professional career? Do you have excellent people skills and the ambition for a long, varied and lucrative career through becoming a genuine specialist in something?
If so, we are expanding our team at Next Phase and would love to hear from you! We have hired 6 brilliant trainees in 2022 so far and are now hiring for our next intake in August.
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. We have over 16 years’ experience as a successful, forward-thinking staffing business, and we are looking for bright, positive, professional and tech-savvy individuals to be part of our graduate recruitment training programme. If you are an ambitious, motivated individual with excellent communication skills, then we will be excited to hear from you!
This is a permanent position. It will start with a comprehensive 6-month training programme, with clear career progression paths beyond this, and the earnings potential for a competent recruiter is fantastic.
Realistically, with commission, you should expect to earn around £35,000 in your first year (this isn't capped so can be higher), £45k-£55k in your second year and significantly more in your third year and beyond. Your starting salary will be £20,800, which will increase to either £25,000 or £21,800 after 6 months depending on which path you take ('360' Recruitment or Delivery) after initial training. You will also be entitled to an amazing Vitality package after just 3 months, which includes private healthcare and a range of perks and discounts related to health and wellbeing.
You will also join our local volunteering programme from day 1 and have the opportunity to join in with a range of fundraising, social and team events that go on throughout the year!
For more information, contact us on 01403 216216 or visit - or simply send us your CV and we will come back to you within 48 hours.
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
  • Supportive team culture and buzzing office environment
  • Strong basic salaries and industry-leading commission scheme: up to 50%
  • Vitality healthcare scheme (after 3 months) and other excellent benefits and discounts (Amazon Prime membership, cinema vouchers, cycle to work scheme, half-price gym membership etc)
  • 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 recent Advanced Therapies Congress in London, where we sponsored the event and had a stand)
  • Long-term flexible working (with the option of starting at 7.30am, 9am or 10.30am)
  • 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
  • Medium-term international office opportunities (we are expanding into the US)
  • 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 Tuesday to Thursday in our modern, welcoming office in the centre of Horsham, and have the option to work Mondays and Fridays from home.
Experience Required
We are looking for someone with a strong educational background (recent graduates will be ideal, though this is not essential), some experience gained in a customer-facing role, a willingness to learn and a positive, upbeat manner. You will ideally live within 60 minutes of Horsham for office-based days.
Visit and please get in touch to learn more!