Trainee Consultant (September Start Date)

United Kingdom / permanent / £27,000

As an Associate Consultant at Qurated, you will play a crucial role in supporting our market-leading clients across the financial services, legal, and insurance industries by identifying and securing the best-in-class, hard-to-find talent. Contributing directly to the growth of our business, you will be making a difference, for our clients, candidates, and colleagues.

In this role, there is no "typical day". However, you can expect to be networking with industry leaders, researching and mapping out core market areas to identify key prospects, engaging with elite talent and assessing their fit on behalf of our clients, creating visual documents and presentations, managing relationships and processes to ensure success, expanding your network and market knowledge, and working towards becoming a trusted advisor and subject matter expert in your market. You will get to do this in our collaborative environment where we share a unique focus on learning and development and a continuous improvement mindset.

All of this enables you to accelerate your personal and professional development with significant scope for progression through the company. For example, Associate Consultants typically achieve their first promotion within 6-9 months, and top performers average one promotion a year after that. 

You will have: 

  • A university degree with a 2:1, or equivalent, with demonstrable extra-curricular achievement 
  • Natural curiosity and the ability to build rapport 
  • Confidence to communicate professionally on the phone and in person 
  • Resilience and a strong work ethic 
  • Accountable with the ability to receive and implement feedback 
  • Competitive and a strong desire to become the best 
  • Process-driven, exceptional attention to detail, commitment to high standards of excellence 
  • Collaborative, positive, and proactive
  • Excellent time management skills, managing multiple priorities with direction, and delivering to deadlines 
  • An interest or experience in any of our core markets or functional areas is desirable for this role, but not essential 

We are particularly keen to speak with candidates with some sales experience, particularly in a B2B environment, or candidates from commercial backgrounds related to financial services, legal, or insurance. 

Why Qurated? 

  • A Proven Path: The majority of our team began where you are, proving the effectiveness of our program. You're not just starting a job, you're starting your success story. 
  • Extensive Training & Development: Through comprehensive external and internal training across all of our core markets, you will gain invaluable experience and insights and build your knowledge. 
  • Rapidly Scaling Business: Qurated is on an exciting growth trajectory. Joining us now means you'll have a significant impact on our future - and yours. 
  • Early Exposure: You'll be hands-on from week 1, learning to deliver our unique value proposition to some of the most prestigious clients, connecting with industry-leading candidates, and contributing to truly transformative and innovative work.

What We Offer: 

  • Financial Benefits: Salary + brilliant commission scheme 
  • Hybrid working: 2 days from home and early finish Fridays 
  • Annual Leave: 25 days holiday + bank holidays (rising to 30 with service), plus paid time off for volunteering 
  • Health Insurance: Vitality healthcare including enhanced mental health support, Headspace App, half-price gym & other incredible discounts 
  • Home IT setup: including phone, laptop or extra screen as needed
  • Life Assurance: starting at 2x salary and scaling up with promotions 
  • Other core benefits: People's Pension Scheme, Cycle scheme, up to 12 months’ Sabbatical, Enhanced parental leave
  • Performance incentives: Quarterly lunch club (e.g. Michelin star restaurants, Sports events), Annual High Performers Trips (most recently Vegas!) 
  • Vibrant & Social Environment: Monthly & Quarterly social events and Summer and Christmas parties (Grand Prix, Horseracing, Isle of White, festivals) as well as team charity events (Tough Mudder, 3 Peaks, Ride100, Abseiling) 

About Us: 

Qurated is a rapidly scaling recruitment business with a modern, data-driven approach. We specialise in technology, transformation, and innovation across legal, financial services, and insurance. We are proud to be 50% female-founded and are deeply dedicated to living our values of Action, Impact, and Growth. We are on an exciting trajectory and are looking for like-minded individuals who share our values to join us on our journey.