Graduate Recruitment Consultant

  • Location: London
  • Salary: Competitive
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Are you looking for an opportunity that gives you autonomy, control over your earnings and career progression in a truly meritocratic environment? At Hayes & Partners we are seeking the brightest, most ambitious and entrepreneurial people who are serious about growing their career in the executive search industry.

The role of a Head-hunter is a multi-faceted one comprising of business development, client relationship management, deal origination and execution. We deal with the world’s most valuable resource, its people, and as such Hayes & Partners provides an exceptional career opportunity for ambitious and aspiring deal makers.

Within your sales focused role as a Head-hunter you will gain exposure to the full headhunting lifecycle and will quickly become responsible for managing relationships and developing profit streams.


Hayes & Partners collaborate with a variety of international firms. From magic circle law firms to high-end investment banks and Private Equity firms across the UK, US and mainland Europe.

What we offer

  • Exceptional Earning potential – Basic salary £27,000 + Year 1 £40,000 – £60,000 OTE, Year 2 £80,000+ OTE, Year 3 £150,000 + OTE
  • Fast track career progression with high-level exposure and early responsibility –
  • Researcher to Salary Partner within 3 years.
  • A collaborative, driven and fast-paced working environment.
  • Exposure to sophisticated future driven markets – Corporate M&A, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Technology etc.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attract and build relationships with passive candidates
  • Business development across existing client relationships and new self-nurtured relationships
  • Negotiation and complex end to end deal management
  • Liaise and strategize with high end blue chip clientele, advising them on best business practice and procedure.
  • Create detailed market maps to use for deep market penetration and coverage
  • Participate in presentations, client pitches and face to face candidate interviews
  • Develop a strong market knowledge to engage key clients and stakeholders.


What we are looking for

  • 2:1 or above at bachelor’s level is preferred but not essential
  • Ambition, drive and entrepreneurial flair
  • Time management, efficiency and exceptional work ethic
  • Strong communicative ability with an aptitude for sales processes
  • Sales / Business development / Marketing / consulting experience is advantageous, but not essential
  • Commercial awareness and a high level of EQ and IQ
  • Progressive and career minded
  • A personality that thrives on meritocracy and an autonomous environment
  • Competitive mentality with a proven track record, either from sporting or educational background.
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