Five reasons why a career in recruitment is right for you

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So, you’ve completed your university studies and are now faced with the decision of what to do next. Making this decision is never easy and is often a daunting task for many fresh-faced graduates unsure of what career path they want to peruse. With so many options available to you, its difficult to know which decision is right.

Recruitment is a profession which attracts a wide range of people from all professional and educational backgrounds and there are many reasons why people chose to join the industry. We speak to Walters People UK Director, Phillip Westcott, who shares five reasons why a career with Walters People is the right choice for you.

Unrivalled Talent Development Opportunities

From young graduates to more experienced professionals looking to start a career in recruitment, everyone who joins Walters People will enrol onto the Recruitment Academy. The Academy is a training programme designed to provide you with all the tools and guidance you need to be successful within Walters People. Recruitment is a profession where you can achieve fast track career progression and the skills you develop during the Academy, coupled with your hard working, enthusiastic attitude you can progress quickly, increase your earnings and promotions early on in your career.

The recruitment academy starts on day one and consists of an eight-week comprehensive training programme. It offers best in class training with a small peer group in the same position as you. It encompasses courses covering Walters People DNA, candidate management, through to negotiation and closing the deal. This training is led by a mixture of training professionals and senior directors in order to appeal to all learning styles - incorporating live role-plays and scenario-based learning. By the time you graduate from the Academy, you will have all the tools to be a future top biller and leader for Walters People. Check out our Recruitment Academy page here.

Achievable & Transparent Career Progression

We want talented professionals to achieve career success with us, that’s why we only employ the best. Walters People is built on the foundations of passionate and driven people who have been able to grow and develop their careers in the organisation, achieving rewards and promotions, both here in the UK and across international Walters People locations.

Our best in class employees, training programme and career opportunities means we offer unrestricted, uncapped career and earning potential, so what you take home is ultimately down to you. Progress as fast as you achieve and accelerate you career with Walters People either in strategic business development or people leadership positions. We thrive off a culture of work hard play hard, focusing on reward and recognition for individual and team performance. Our reward structures are set up to drive performance, focusing on results and behaviours that reflect our brand values, supporting and not dictating, to ensure you can achieve your career goals.

Uncapped Earning Potential

Our rewards are financial and non-financial. You can earn an uncapped bonus each quarter and your effort and commitment will directly affect the size of your bonus (We are talking ‘000’s not ‘00’s!). With no earnings cap, you can reap the rewards for all your successes. 

There are many incentives to reward you for your results along the way, outside of purely a financial bonus: monthly lunches, early finishes, European trips, annual top achiever incentives (check out some here), team building events and many more. You have your very own common area (“The Hub”) where colleagues congregate to strategize, bond and relax. Play a game of darts, PlayStation or listen and unwind to your favourite music with a drink after a hard day’s work.

Ever Evolving Business

The world of recruitment is constantly evolving and finding new ways to provide innovative solutions for our customers. We encourage and reward those who are innovative and think outside the box, providing new ways to effectively fill jobs. At Walters People we are always looking at new ways to grow and develop the business to ensure we stay ahead of the competition. Join a business that is ever evolving and grow and develop your career with a forward and creative thinking company.

Digital platforms are making it much easier to make initial contact before talking to people and building relationships. Not one to fall behind, Walters People offers a bespoke digital service for both clients and candidates, ensuring you can provide the best possible service in a high-speed environment.

People and relationships are at the centre of Walters People values. We have total commitment to client and candidate entertainment and boast of not having a stringent expense policy where an MD must sign off a cup of coffee! We are a people focused business who aim to get to know each individual we work with both internally and externally, helping to build a genuine relationship that will serve both parties for years to come.

A company you’ll be proud to work for

Walters People is FUN, fast, collaborative and supportive. We’re not corner cutters, and we go the extra mile to ensure our people are fulfilling their potential. At Walters People you will have full commercial agility, where ambitious people can excel in their careers and fast track you in the direction you choose. You have full accountability for your work, you’re treated like an adult to operate in what style works for you, we don’t micromanage, here you have the opportunity to ‘own your own business’ in an entrepreneurial environment. 

Contact Phillip Westcott at Phillip.Westcott@walterspeople.com for more information about working to Walters People or check our internal vacancies and build your own success story at Walters People.

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