Recruitment Consultant Level 3

Occupational profile

The recruitment consultant’s role is to identify and secure job opportunities within client organisations. They attract candidates and successfully place them in those jobs in return for a fee. A recruitment consultant may focus on the supply of flexible workers, permanent placements or a combination of both. Typical responsibilities for a recruitment consultant are:

  1. Identifying, qualifying and securing client recruitment opportunities in line with corporate and personal goals
  2. Identifying, assessing and placing suitable candidates to meet client requirements in order to achieve revenue in line with corporate and personal goals
  3. Developing and manage client / candidate relationships to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and quality standards
  4. Meeting all procedures and carrying out relevant processes to ensure industry codes of ethics and relevant legislation are adhered to
  • How to establish, negotiate and agree terms and conditions of business with clients
  • All necessary processes, payment and aftercare services in line with company policies
  • The different recruitment models (eg. Temporary, Permanent, Contract Recruitment, Executive Search etc)
  • Agreed job-related Key Performance Indicators (KPIs, e.g. vacancies taken, calls made, interviews etc) and how they will be assessed and measured during the apprenticeship
  • How to ensure candidates and clients receive a professional and comprehensive recruitment service
  • How to develop successful sales techniques for recruitment
  • The principles of assessing people
  • Identify, progress and convert sales leads into new clients, candidates and placements as required
  • Proactively and consistently strive to identify and obtain new business opportunities
  • Source suitable vacancies in line with company policies and sales procedures
  • Manage and profitably develop client relationships
  • Identify and attract candidates using all appropriate methods to fill jobs
  • Monitor responses/applications received and make sure that candidate applications are processed efficiently
  • Shortlist and present suitably qualified applicants against defined job vacancies
  • Manage the recruitment and selection processes by effectively liaising with the client, candidate and internal teams
  • Self-motivation
  • Courage and ability to effectively challenge poor practice
  • Tenacity and resilience
  • Confident, assertive and persuasive communicator
  • Ambition, drive and determination

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria, but this might include five GCSEs and/or A levels.

English and Maths

Level 2 English and Maths will need to be achieved, if not already, prior to taking the end point assessment.


The duration of this apprenticeship is typically 12 months.


This is a level 3 Apprenticeship.