Graduate Trainee Headhunter - Executive Search Firm

City of London
20000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual
17 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Job Function
Recruitment Consultant
Contract Type
Full Time

Graduate Trainee Headhunter - Executive Search Recruitment Firm

We are working with a highly established Executive Search Firm, with international offices in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

They work with leading international banking clients across EMEA and APAC, specialising in FICC, Equity and Emerging Markets.

They will be opening a further international office in New York later this year, and are currently looking for a highly motivated Graduate Trainee Headhunter / Researcher, who is looking to work at the very highest end of Recruitment Consultancy, to join the business in London for an immediate start.

The Role:

  • You will initially be joining the company as a Headhunter / Researcher, working directly alongside the top billing Consultant in the firm.
  • You will be fully trained on all aspects of recruitment, including headhunting, business development, market mapping, networking, and eventually become an industry expert in your field of choice within the business.
  • Your main role is to support the Senior Consultant by identifying potential leads, approaching relevant individuals by telephone and email, attending candidate and client meetings.

Career progression is based purely on merit with scope to progress to Consultant level after 6 months.

Previously, high billing Consultants have had the opportunity to set up new international offices with the top earner in the business taking home ??500k per year.

Salary Package and Incentives for a Graduate Trainee Headhunter / Researcher:

  • ??20,000 - ??25,000 basic starting salary depending on experience
  • Realistic on target earnings: ??40k+ 1st year, ??60k+ 2nd year, ??100k+ 3rd year
  • Uncapped commission structure
  • All-expenses paid holidays - previous trips were to Miami, Las Vegas and skiing in Switzerland
  • Monthly lunch clubs at London's top restaurants
  • Tailored training programme for Graduates


  • Excellent academics - strong degree in any discipline
  • Proactive work experience during and after university - ideally in a sales role
  • Innate drive and motivation to succeed
  • Persuasive communicator
  • Competitive, ambitious and resilient personality
  • Ability to work in the City of London

We are currently arranging interviews for this Headhunter / Researcher role so if you are interested, please apply now and we will be in touch within 1 week.

Here at ESG Recruitment, we specialise in placing Graduates and 2nd jobbers into the top tier Recruitment firms operating at the highest level and in the most specialised sectors of Recruitment Consultancy in Central London.

Please send your CV to the ESG Recruitment team via the apply button and if you require any additional information, please visit or give us a call directly.