Associate Recruitment Consultant

Job title : Associate Recruitment Consultant
Location : City of London
Job type : Permanent
Salary : Competitive + Commission
Contact email :

If this is your first step into a career in recruitment, it should be with an organisation that values its' people and facilitates your growth. That's exactly what we offer.

We'll also provide training and development that is moulded to your needs, we'll provide the resources you need to thrive, and we'll provide a host of benefits that rival our competitors in the recruitment sector.

Your role as an associate consultant.

In a nutshell, you'll be identifying candidate leads as a 180 recruiter or both client and candidate leads as a 360 recruiter, while contributing toward the company sales target through candidate placements. Within your role you'll be:

  • Proactively seeking out qualified professionals in the life sciences space, using our industry-leading tech platforms and a variety of techniques.

  • Screening, qualifying and assessing candidates through analysis and interview. You'll also manage their entire process from job application to post-placement, briefing and debriefing your candidates between each step.

  • Working on assignments from our existing clients while identifying any opportunities to work with new ones.

  • Keeping tabs on the latest news in your market; you'll be responsible for a particular specialism within the life sciences industry, and you'll identify any new developments in this area. Read more on our specialisms here.

What are the qualities we look for?

For our entry-level roles we tend not to look as much at qualifications and experience, but more at your drive, passions and motivations. We're looking for an individual with excellent people skills and communication skills, and someone that can confidently sell themselves and SEC. We want you to look to step outside of your comfort zone, and demonstrate a drive to succeed in a results-driven atmosphere. For more detail on what we think makes a top recruiter, visit our blog.

What do we offer our team?

We're continually keeping an eye on the industry standard when it comes to benefits packages, to ensure we're able to compete with the market standard. Here's a look at some of the things you'll get as a member of the SEC team.

  • A great basic salary benchmarked against the industry standard, and an uncapped commission structure that allows you to take home up to 35% of the value of your placements made.

  • A generous annual leave allowance; at least 25 days dependant on your experience, and your allowance will increase year-on-year. You'll also get bank holidays off on top of that.

  • Access to cutting-edge tech that will help you elevate your performance and results. We invest in products from LinkedIn, Cube19, Bullhorn, Paiger and Daxtra, and we're continually reviewing our tech stack offering to help you streamline processes and achieve.

  • Sales incentives. We run regular incentives and competitions, where exceeding your target wins you cash prizes, flashy tech, free meals out, even holidays. Each year we take our highest achievers on our big billers' trip - we've recently been to Cancun, Cape Town, NYC and Hong Kong.

  • Attendance at global events - we exhibit at and attend multiple pharma conferences throughout the year, in locations across the globe.

  • A brilliant social atmosphere. We hold monthly meetings with beers, after work drinks, regular in-office charity activities and quarterly open-bar events. We have a friendly, hugely diverse and social environment.

For more information on the benefits we offer, visit our work for us page.

SEC are industry leaders in the life science recruitment sector, with over 30 years heritage. Operating in over forty countries globally, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients, candidates and our own team. Read more about the SEC story here.