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Below we answer some of our most frequently asked questions!

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Who are we?

​We're a specialist recruitment consultancy who are rapidly expanding across the UK and working with some of the biggest nationwide companies in the market today, with city centre office locations in London, Leicester and Birmingham. We're proud to be a Gold accredited Investors in People company, thanks to our industry-leading training programmes and promotion opportunities, as well as our employee benefits package which offers every member of our team a set of benefits that works for them, including flexible working, access to healthcare, gym memberships and mental health support.

Who are you?

A career in recruitment is ideal for intelligent and hard-working individuals who have the ability to learn quickly and are keen to succeed in a fast-paced environment. It’s an exciting and dynamic setting which means you will need to be adaptable and a quick thinker, but we guarantee you'll have support, training and encouragement from every member of the team from your first day and beyond.

What does a day-in-the-life of a Consultant look like?

As a Consultant at James Andrews you’ll be involved in the whole recruitment process right from the very beginning of your career! Day-to-day you'll be sourcing candidates for clients’ roles, putting the numerous marketing methods you'll learn into practice and offering ‘after-care’ services to those candidates once you've helped them land their perfect job! You’ll get to develop relationships with prestigious clients and talented professionals, all while working towards realistic and achievable targets, individually and as part of a team. We're a friendly bunch here at James Andrews, so there'll also be plenty of opportunities to get to know your team-mates during one of our many socials and get-togethers during your first few months!

What Employee Benefits do we offer?

Not only will you enjoy a very competitive base salary and personalised training programme, but there will also be numerous career opportunities open to you as we continue to expand, and of course an uncapped monthly commission scheme that you will join from day one! We're also delighted to offer all our employees the following Employee Benefits package which includes:xxx

  • Life Assurance policy

  • Health Insurance (dependant on length of service)

  • Dental Plan

  • 26 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) rising 1 day per year of service

  • Hybrid Working/Flexible Policies

  • 4pm finish on Friday

  • Credit to spend on online wellness platform Heka

  • One paid annual Charity Volunteering Day

  • Black Tie Christmas party and annual summer events in locations such as Royal Ascot

  • Monthly and quarterly prize incentives

  • Sabbatical opportunity every 2 years

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity leave policies/Shared Parental Leave

  • Working from Home loan

How will we invest in your development?

From the very first day you join us your training and continued personal development are our priorities, which is why we dedicate a budget of over £250,000 every year exclusively for training. Working as a Recruitment Consultant takes a lot of effort, organisation and enthusiasm, but with a great training programme and a personal development plan to guide you, we'll provide all the tools you’ll need to become truly successful here at James Andrews. All training will be delivered by senior leaders who have a wealth of experience and success within the industry and throughout your career, you will receive continual development and regular one-to-ones where your career progression will be reviewed and encouraged.  All programmes are designed and coordinated by our in-house Learning & Development Manager who will be responsible for your journey from day one, right through to a Managing Consultant position and beyond.

What is the culture like at James Andrews?

Award-winning! We're very proud to have won the 2023 People's Platform Award for 'outstanding company culture', an accolade which recognises and celebrates the companies at the forefront of workplace culture and employee innovation, celebrating forward-thinking organisations that have proven they prioritise their people by creating rewarding and engaging cultures where their employees feel they can thrive. We're also now an Investors in People Gold accredited organisation. The award was created in-partnership with respected organisations with the goal of highlighting great performance.  This accolade means that James Andrews is accredited with being a successful business and officially an overall fantastic place to work!

What are the values of the organisation?

Our 4 key values, which were were decided on by our team as a collective are Collaboration, Transparency, Respect and Growth. Our core values are at the centre of our culture here at James Andrews and represent the way we all agree to work with our colleagues, clients and candidates to achieve our shared goals.

Do you employ graduates?

Yes, we're always looking to speak to ambitious and hard-working graduates who are looking to take their first step into a rewarding career in recruitment!

Do you employ individuals with recruitment experience?

Yes, as well as those with no recruitment experience, we are also looking to work with those with experience of the industry who are looking for a new challenge in a company which aligns with their values.