Graduate Recruitment Consultant

Location Rickmansworth
Sector: Health and Safety
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £24000 per annum + Benefits
Job ref: KP2661_1719478693
Published: 28 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Graduate Recruitment Consultant (Health, Safety and Sustainability) | Rickmansworth | Circa £24,000 base salary (OTE £30K Year 1)

Ready to take your first step in recruitment - and make a real difference? We offer great rewards, a supportive environment, and the chance to drive positive change.

What we do

As the specialist in Health, Safety and Sustainability recruitment, Irwin & Colton performs a crucial function. When we match great people and great roles, we drive positive change in terms of workplace wellbeing, safety and sustainability. We work with a range of global brands, so the candidates we place help to set a forward-thinking agenda across the corporate world.

The people we place are a rare combination of hard skills (qualifications / experience), soft skills (communication / problem solving) and passion. Finding these unique people, who add so much value to our clients' organisations, takes experience and judgement.

That's where you come in. We'll give you all the support you need to build a career in recruitment. You'll be well rewarded, both financially and with a regular calendar of team events.


Rickmansworth Town Centre, a five-minute walk from Rickmansworth Station (Metropolitan and Chiltern Train Line).

About the role

Health and Safety, workplace wellbeing and sustainability are now fundamental business differentiators. That's why Irwin & Colton is growing fast, and why we're looking for someone who's full of energy and ready to learn. You'll be focused on business sales and identifying the best candidates for our clients.

You will:

  • Complete our proven training programme
  • Work to gain end-to-end understanding of the recruitment process
  • Use 'best in class' technology to help identify great candidates
  • Nurture new and existing candidate and client relationships

Our team and your place in it

We're a close-knit team, with backgrounds in a broad range of areas, including sales, sustainability, retail and recruitment. We support each other, and we'll happily share our knowledge to help you learn.

You'll be well supported by our Directors, who both have over a decade in the industry and have studied, volunteered and worked in the wider safety and sustainability space.

We're not just a work team. We regularly socialise and enjoy new experiences. Many of us exercise together, through a weekly lunchtime run. We support a local homelessness charity, so we make a difference together, too.

What we're looking for

Most importantly, we're looking for someone with the drive to succeed. Of course, we value qualifications and knowledge. But our reputation is built on finding candidates who deliver unexpected value. That takes something more.

You'll need:

  • Tenacity, perseverance, excellent organisational skills and a great work ethic
  • Sales experience would be great, but the right attitude is more important
  • A degree or equivalent vocational qualification is ideal

Our expectations

We'll give you time to get to grips with our technology and the way we work, and we'll help you understand the industry. We'll also set development targets tailored just to you. But our main expectation is that you show determination and commitment, and stick to our values.

How we'll support you

We'll support you with specialist knowledge and a collaborative environment, and the latest technology. That includes our Bullhorn CRM system and Broadbean ad manager. You'll also have access to LinkedIn Professional.

Real expertise you can bank on

We're true industry experts, and we show it. Our Safety Bytes videos are evidence of our determination to make workplaces safer and more sustainable with over 10,000 regular viewers, they set us apart.

Your manager

You'll work with one of our Directors. Learning is a two-way street, and we'll respect any experience and skills you bring with you. You can always talk to us whenever you need to, to bounce ideas or work through an issue.


On top of base salary and benefits, you can earn commission from day one. Commission is uncapped and paid quarterly, and Graduate Consultants hitting target can expect to earn an additional £6,000 per year.

So what are the perks?

We look after our people. So, as well as all the things you'd expect, you'll enjoy a range of social activities, including a calendar of unforgettable events. Here's a full list:

Time off

  • 25 days holidays plus bank holidays
  • Closed Christmas to New Year
  • 1 month fully-paid leave after 5 years


  • Christmas & Summer Party & Quarterly Events (Past events include: rooftop cocktails, speed boat on Thames, Top Golf)
  • Daily dress down
  • Friday: all day casual wear, early finish with drinks
  • Summer BBQs
  • Team nights out for hitting target - including Michelin Star restaurant meals for top performers


  • Uncapped commission structure and Pension