1 Finance Recruitment jobs in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, with a strong economy and a vibrant arts and music scene. The city has an estimated population of 500,000 people, served by excellent shopping and entertainment venues with easy access to beautiful countryside.

Working in a finance recruitment consultant job in Edinburgh will allow you to access a range of cultural activities. The city holds the largest arts festival in the world, and has world renowned art galleries, museums and theatres.

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Finance recruitment consultant jobs in Edinburgh will involve working for a recruitment company and identifying suitable candidates to work in the finance sector.

You will be taking calls and having meetings with both clients and candidates. You will need to understand a client’s candidate requirements and match them with the most suitable candidates. Working as a finance recruitment consultant in Edinburgh will also involve some of the following:

  • Searching databases to identify new clients and candidates and getting them to register
  • Arranging interviews with clients and candidates
  • Building networks to improve client and candidate base

There may not be any specific educational requirements to be a finance recruitment consultant in Edinburgh. However, good written and spoken English will be would be needed. In terms of experience, previous roles in recruitment and knowledge of the finance sector are desirable. Employers of finance recruitment consultants in Edinburgh will also welcome some of the following skills and attributes:

  • Excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • Confident personality
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to achieve sales targets

Finance recruitment consultant jobs in Edinburgh offer excellent prospects. The finance sector is very buoyant in the city, employing an estimated 34,000 people. Starting salaries will be around £21,000 to around £30,000 per annum. With three to five years of experience, salaries start from approximately £30,000 to £45,000, as well as commission, which is often uncapped. There are also possibilities to progress to senior consultancy roles as well as upper management.

Working as finance recruitment consultant in Edinburgh can be very rewarding. There is a sense of achievement when you successfully place the right candidate in the right role. The financial rewards are also very good. If you work hard and are successful in the role, commissions – which are often uncapped- can be achieved.

Drawbacks in working as a finance recruitment consultant in Edinburgh are that it is a fast-paced sales results role. Such a sales driven role may not suit everyone. It may be difficult to manage expectations of clients and candidates.

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