Work For Us

We’re hiring for Trainee Recruitment Consultants to join our offices in Manchester and Preston

Want to work and train in a multi-award winning recruitment company?

Are you Ambitious? Hard working? Resilient? Competitive? Fun?

The Role

As a 360 Recruitment Consultant you will be responsible for running your own ‘desk’ and managing all aspects of the recruitment process from start to finish. Depending on your location, you will be based in our offices in Manchester or Preston. You will operate within a vertical market and be required to build relationships with both candidates and clients and be solely responsible for the number of placements made each month.

This is a sales role which is driven by KPIs and requires working to targets and deadlines. It can be demanding but also extremely rewarding which is why we look for people who are hard-working, competitive and financially motivated.

The person

The right people for this opportunity will have a combination of the following skills, experience, qualifications and characteristics: –

Characteristics & skills

  • Excellent communication (Written & Spoken)
  • Ability to effectively prioritise a varied workload
  • Good time management
  • Persuasive
  • Persistent
  • Problem solver
  • Personable
  • Presentable
  • Punctual
  • Ability to ‘make things happen’
  • Ability to turn a ‘No’ into a ‘Yes’
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ambitious
  • Self-motivated
  • IT literate (Outlook, MS Office)


This is a trainee recruiter position, which is why we’re not looking for candidates with previous Recruitment experience, however, we do expect candidates to be able to demonstrate evidence of the following: –

  • Hard work
  • Resilience
  • Achieving goals & reaching targets
  • Competitive (Sports backgrounds are highly desirable)
  • Previous B2B or B2C Sales Experience


  • A Graduate with a Degree in Business or related subject /any subject but with a demonstrable passion for business

Our company

Edison Pope is an innovative and vibrant recruitment sales company operating within niche vertical markets throughout the UK and Europe. Our high level of service and dedication to in-house training and development has been recognised by our industry being awarded ‘Best Small Business’ in the Red Rose Awards 2016 and ‘Best Newcomer of the Year’ in the Lancashire Business Awards 2015.
Due to our recent successes and continued expansion plans, we’re now looking for several Graduate Recruitment Consultants to join our team.

Our company operates a meritocracy, rewarding excellent performance. It’s built upon core principles of hard work, resilience, ambition and positivity. Elements we believe are key in achieving any goal. Each member of our team leads by example, thus creating a very supportive and motivating environment for each team member to realise their career and personal goals.

Due to continued expansion plans we are looking for hard working, ambitious individuals to join our company as Graduate Recruitment Consultants. Successful completion of the training program will lead to highly rewarding careers as specialist Recruiters, Headhunters and future Leaders of our business.

Edison Pope is committed to cultivating and developing locally based talent and offering life-changing opportunities, usually reserved for bigger city firms.

Edison Pope whole heartedly believe there are many talented people living in the North West and are passionate about creating an environment which will allow successful applicants to fulfil their potential and realise their financial ambitions.

Training & Development

Edison Pope offers an excellent training and development program covering all areas of what is necessary to be successful in recruitment. This will take place vocationally and will involve ‘on the job’ training combined with one to one sessions with the highly experienced Trainers & Senior Managers of Edison Pope.

Edison Pope is passionate about continuous improvement which is why we are dedicated to offering training and development throughout your career from Trainee to Senior Manager and beyond.

Your Career Path

Edison Pope has a very clear path for trainees whereby you are able to progress through our clearly laid out company structure which allows constant development and guidance. We are passionate about building long term relationships and consider Trainees as the future of our business which is reflected in our structured career path allowing successful people to progress through our company.

Edison Pope believe very strongly in the people we recruit and allow entrepreneurial spirit to shine through. We want every Edison Pope trainee to succeed and prosper into a 360 recruitment consultant. Successful completion of the training period is based purely upon performance NOT a set time period, therefore, how quickly you progress is down to YOU!

Our Culture

Edison Pope’s expansion represents an exciting time for the company and those selected to join us on our journey. We have two newly refurbished offices on Winckley Square in Preston and in the heart of the Northern Quarter in Manchester. We operate a ‘work hard, play hard’ culture with a vibrant, energetic office geared around having fun and working exceptionally hard to achieve our goals and ambitions. A major aspect of our culture is the meritocracy we operate. All of our team understand that hard work and excellent performance will have a positive impact on their careers. We’re a very sociable company whereby all levels of employees, director level to trainee, enjoy celebrating successes.


To mark and celebrate individual performance Edison Pope conducts many social events throughout the year. We hold a monthly lunch club to some of the North West’s finest restaurants for those high achieving consultants that hit their (realistic) monthly targets. We also arrange quarterly targets involving Edison Pope trips abroad to Ladies’ Day at Aintree, Dubai & Las Vegas in 5-star luxury.


Year 1 Realistic OTE = £25k+

Year 2 Realistic OTE = £35k+

Year 3 Realistic OTE = £50k+

Year 4 Realistic OTE = £70k+

(OTE = on target earnings)

  • Basic salary increases in relation to revenue generated
  • Mobile telephone (iPhone 6 / Samsung)
  • Company Holidays
  • Social nights out
  • Car allowance attached to senior positions
  • Extended lunch break to allow use of the gym
  • Early finish on Friday afternoon
  • 30+ days annual holiday
  • 4 week ‘Summer Office Shutdown’
  • Time off between Christmas and New Year
  • Christmas Party in Dublin

To apply, please send an updated CV to or to speak to us directly call 0161 914 5738.