Recruitment Consultant - Technical Engineering

  • Job Reference: VHR/Lon
  • Date Posted: 14 May 2024
  • Recruiter: VHR: Global Technical Recruitment
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  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £30,000 to £45,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Uncapped commission structure with 25% commissions (No threshold)
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The VHR group is a multi-award-winning technical recruitment business, headquartered in London, supplying contract and permanent technical and professional staff to our clients within the  Aerospace & Aviation, F1 & Automotive, Civils & Infrastructure, and Marine sectors.

VHR currently employs 65 members of staff across its 8 offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Abu Dhabi, Bologna, Prague, Leipzig and Nicosia and generates a turnover of over £40M annually. The Company’s medium-term aims are to grow to 90+ staff and £85M annual turnover.

The Role:

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled 360 Recruitment Consultant to join our team of Sales Consultants. As a Consultant, you will be responsible for identifying and connecting with highly skilled technical individuals and clients on a global scale. Your primary focus will be to source, attract, and engage both candidates and clients through a variety of channels, including telephone outreach, negotiation, social media platforms, and internet searches.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate offers and terms of employment between clients and candidates, ensuring a successful placement.
  • Collaborate with clients to understand their specific needs and requirements and develop tailored recruitment strategies.
  • Present qualified candidates to clients, facilitating the interview and selection process.
  • Effectively open new and grow existing accounts/business within the Aerospace & Aviation and Engineering & Defence sectors.
  • Work with delivery teams (both dedicated and central) to conduct comprehensive searches to identify and attract highly skilled technical professionals globally.
  • Develop and maintain a network of potential candidates and clients through proactive outreach efforts.
  • Utilize a variety of sourcing methods, including job boards, social media platforms, industry networks, and referrals to identify top talent.
  • Screen and assess candidates' skills, qualifications, and fit for specific roles and client requirements.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with candidates, providing guidance and support throughout the recruitment process.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, market conditions, and emerging recruitment strategies.
  • Participate in regular in-house and external training programs to enhance your knowledge and skills.


  • Previous experience as a recruitment consultant, experience within the Aerospace & Aviation, F1
  •  & Automotive, Civils & Infrastructure, and Marine sectors is highly desirable.
  •  Strong knowledge of various sourcing techniques, including internet search, social media, and telephone outreach.
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage effectively with candidates and clients.
  •  Proven ability to assess candidates' technical skills and qualifications.
  •  Demonstrated negotiation skills to facilitate successful placements.
  •  Self-motivated and driven to meet and exceed recruitment targets.
  •  Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  •  Strong organizational and time management skills.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive base salary up to £45,000 (dependent on experience)
  • Uncapped commission structure with 25% commissions (No threshold)
  • Flexible working hours to accommodate your work-life balance.
  • Work-from-home (WFH) Fridays.
  • Additional benefits include training and development opportunities.


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