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Graduate Trainee Professional Headhunter

Sagar Wright, a finalist for Yorkshire Graduate Employer of the Year, is a premium brand of Professional Headhunters, established in 1999, providing high quality talent to predominately the Legal, Investment & Professional Services sectors.

After another strong year of demand for our services, achieving 40% growth over the past 12 months, we seek to continue our ambitious growth plans by adding a further 12 graduates to our Professional Headhunter Graduate Training Academy. 

Our Clients engage us to proactively seek out the very best talent ‘in the market’ for their requirements, rather than reactively working with ‘on the market’ candidates, as is typical in the vast majority of the recruitment industry.

The role of a Professional Headhunter requires a much more testing set of skills, objectives and tasks than that of a Recruitment Consultant, therefore the rewards are much higher. On a day-to-day basis, the role is challenging, fast-paced, and can be very exciting, offering individual control of: career progression; skill development; financial success; and job satisfaction. 

We invest heavily in the training and personal development of our graduates. You will benefit from a full 13 month training & development programme, managed by our Commercial Director and Client Director, historically the biggest and most successful billers within the Company, both of whom are proven developers of people’s skills, knowledge and success – so your progression is in safe hands.  

Ultimately you be trained to run your own business within the Sagar Wright structure, managing your own client portfolio, and regularly expanding your network of candidate and client contacts. 

Commencing as a Graduate Trainee, following your 13 month traineeship, your successful career development should follow our Career Structure: 
Year 1 – Consultant
Year 2 – Senior Consultant 
Year 3 – Manager
Year 4 – Senior Manager
Year 6 – Director

As a Director, you will be eligible for our Equity Partnership Scheme, where you can gain access to our £2M Investment Fund to set up your own business in conjunction with Sagar Wright.

During your training period you should expect to earn a minimum of £23,391 plus we offer a significant incentive scheme giving the opportunity to win £120 of luxury vouchers every month. In year 2 you are targeted to earn a minimum of £33,525 (our top performers have earned over £50,000). In year 3 you should expect to earn over £40,000 (our highest achieving consultants have earned over £100,000).

You will work alongside other ambitious professionals, in a highly supportive, fun and upbeat office environment, based in the heart of Leeds city centre. You can enjoy social events such as trips to the races and expensed quarterly company activities, as well as meeting your colleagues regularly during the week for meals and nights out around town.

What About You? 

We are looking to recruit ambitious, driven and dynamic individuals who possess the raw skills that can be developed into top performing Professional Headhunters. You will be naturally hard-working with excellent communication skills, confidence, tenacity and a resilient attitude. This is a tough job, which requires an individual with the right balance of qualities, so you will need to have a strong desire to continuously push yourself in order to attain your own financial & professional aspirations, and ultimately achieve a successful career.

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