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Finlay James are looking to hire 6 Trainee Recruitment Consultants and Resourcers

The application deadline has now passed but we have numerous other opportunities available across the UK in both sales & recruitment! To see all our sales & recruitment jobs head over to our candidates page.

Leading Technology Recruitment company Finlay James specialise in placing Sales personnel. Whether they directly generate revenue or help support the Sales process, Finlay James are experts in Executive search. On this occasion Finlay James are looking to grow their Manchester office.

The Academy

Over the next 7 weeks we are searching for 6 of the most enthusiastic and passionate individuals, who have a desire to work in Executive Search, for our latest Academy with Finlay James. With Offices in Manchester, St Albans, Birmingham and Frankfurt, Finlay James are a rapidly expanding business.

We are looking for candidates to showcase their talent through a series of business tasks and will be holding an audition day on the 23rd June at Cheadle House in Manchester. The top 20 – 25 candidates will be selected and invited to showcase their talent through a series of business tasks on the day.

At Raw Talent Academy we recruit based on a person’s ability and attributes, not just their CV, experience and education alone. Candidates will be assessed not on how well your CV reads or how many grades you have got, but on how you perform in teams, under pressure and in real life business and sales tasks. Think ‘The Apprentice’ squeezed into a day’s process. Whether you are a graduate or someone looking for a career change, we are looking for top talent and giving you the opportunity to showcase what you can do, no matter what your background is. This really is your chance to shine above the rest!

The Client – Finlay James

Finlay James was established in 2003 as a technology sales executive search firm by John Gaughan and Mark Neilan. They have worked in IT recruitment for over 10 years and in that period of time they have developed Finlay James into a true executive search company.

From the start Finlay James wanted to be known as specialists so they have only ever worked with technology companies and their main focus has been senior sales candidates.

Why Work for Finlay James?

Great training

They have a dedicated in-house trainer, who has years of recruitment experience. Coaching at experienced and trainee level, to ensure everyone realises their potential. Finlay James have structured internal training programmes, weekly in-house training and this is complimented by industry accredited external training.

Earn Lots of money

Finlay James have numerous examples of people who have joined them as trainees and have progressed to senior positions whilst earning a considerable pay packet. Their trainees are normally earning commission by their third month. With their senior consultants benefiting from their industry leading commission plan – which has led to consultants taking home more than £17k in commission alone in a single month.


With multiple examples of people joining the business and progressing up the ladder. Here are some of their success stories. You get out what you put in and if you excel at Finlay James you can expect to gain access to a bigger opportunity and more commission.


Helicopter rides, trips to Berlin, employee of the month awards, race days, ‘Oscars’ themed black tie awards dinners to name a few. Finlay James are always inventing many new ways of motivating their team to achieve and exceed their goals.

Key Information

    • Trainee Resourcers/Consultants
    • £17,000 – £20,000 basic (dependant on experience)
    • Top your basic salary up with the realistic opportunity of earning £30,000 +
    • Comprehensive in-house training over 3 months (Birmingham Office main training centre with 1 week ‘Recruitment Craft Training’)
    • Standard hours 8:15am – 5.45pm (5pm Fridays)
    • Parking available at both offices
    • Smart Dress Code
    • Don’t have to drive – ideally local
    • Drinks every Friday

Take charge of your future this Summer…


Still want to find out more?

Call the office on 01491 615 264

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