Trainee Recruiter (Amazing Opportunity for Fast Progression)

Job Title: Trainee Recruiter (Amazing Opportunity for Fast Progression)
Job Reference: ID50307

Location: Berkhamsted
Job Type: Permanent

£20000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits
Sector: HR & Personnel

Posted 9 days ago

Trainee Recruiter/Researcher Role, Permanent, Berkhamsted Based. This is an amazing opportunity for fast progression within a growing company who work with some incredible global businesses.

This role would suit someone who has some customer facing work experience and is looking for the next step to really move forwards with their career.

The Role

As a researcher, you’ll gain valuable experience across each of my client's operational sectors. From retail hardware and software to supply chain and robotics, you’ll work with consultants, senior consultants and managers to source the best talent for our clients. You’ll gain exposure to industry expertise and insight, and receive coaching on project management and research methodologies. We believe in nurturing talent, ambition and hard work – from day one, you’ll be aware of your progression pathway within our business.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Serve as research support on delivery roles and marketing campaigns
  • Longlisting, headhunting and cold calling candidates and potential clients
  • Deliver longlists and shortlists within expected timeframes, ensuring high quality services are provided
  • Manage their own time efficiently and seek to prioritise workloads
  • Ensure all processes are followed correctly
  • Complete all formalised paperwork/information collation that is necessary
  • Understand and know the vision & mission statement and core values of Gillespie Manners
What's In It For You?
  • 25 days annual leave with 8 bank holidays.
  • Excellent growth and development opportunities to advance your career.
  • Bespoke training from our in-house trainers and mentors.
  • Regular team lunches, days out and social activities.
  • A contributory pension scheme.
  • Work in a great, central location. Local amenities include great coffee shops, restaurants and retailers. Best of all, there’s no costly London commute!

Company values

Drive – We’re driven to deliver successful outcomes for our clients, candidates and ourselves. We are resilient, proactive and determined in our actions.

Collaboration – We win as one team, because when one of us thrives, we all do.

Integrity – We are honest and accountable, taking responsibility for our work, choices and actions.

Professionalism – We’re incredibly proud to generate successful outcomes for the people we work with. We are trusted strategic advisors to our clients, and we strive to maintain high standards of operational excellence and ethical behaviour.

Fun – We celebrate our wins. With regular team lunches, away days and team building activities, you’ll build lasting connections with your colleagues.

We value a diverse work environment and encourage qualified individuals to apply, regardless of race, religion, disability, national origin, gender and age

Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

In 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial and now nearly 15 years later the business has thankfully gone from strength to strength. Having now been in the mad world of recruitment for nearly 25 years, I've seen a massive amount of change in that time (in my early days we used to fax CV's off to a client and if you were looking for work you use to photocopy your CV and even hand-deliver it into the agency, there was no internet in the early days!!) 

The foundation of our success has always been to build the greatest relationships with both our clients and candidates, we are always super honest and try to leave the greatest impression with everyone you connect with. 

My father taught me that life is very much what you put in, put a little in and you get a little out, put a lot in, and of course, you get a lot out. This is a rule I firmly believe in and has served me well over the years. 

What can I tell you about me? Well, I have been married for nearly 25 years (my wife is extremely lucky or completely mad) and we have a beautiful son Toron who is 15 now. I also cannot function properly without a triple shot skinny wet latte first thing in the morning. If you ever catch me before this time then I apologise in advance! I go to the gym every day and I've probably been on a diet since I was born so I am very body and image-conscious. 

I am also a glass half full type so love listening to Tony Robbins motivational podcasts to give me that extra kick. I support West Ham United so I definitely need something positive as I don't get it from the team I support. I also love the good old US of A (California). I think my music taste is great (it's very eclectic) however the team in the office are always moaning about my playlists (it's them that have no taste).

Why recruitment? Well, I love people, I genuinely love to understand how people tick, and after 25 years I know I'm damn good at what we do. In this job, every day is different and I'm humbled and grateful that I have met some amazing people over the 20+ years, plus it's always lovely to change peoples lives for the better so to play a part in their journey of life is something I am truly grateful for. 

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2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.


In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.


What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.


On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.


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It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.


Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.


As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.


If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or

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