Are you ambitious and innovative? Got a good eye for sales?
Kick off a brand new career in recruitment with our Academy training programme.


As a leading recruitment provider, we're proud to invest in talented people. 

That's why, back in 2017, we launched the Acorn Recruitment Academy - an intensive 12-week training programme designed to help you become a fully-trained recruitment consultant. 

With a transparent growth and development structure, you're in full control of your career at all times, allowing you to get where you want to be. 


Recruitment Academy
It’s not easy — but it is rewarding.

We're looking for people with passion.

If you've got a strong understanding of business and people along with a nose for sales, come and talk to us. If you're a graduate, that's perfect, but if not, don't be put off. A genuine desire to thrive within the industry is what we're really looking for - and some of our most senior members of staff joined us without any previous work experience. 

Clear development opportunities. Excellent reward and recognition. Full training and ongoing coaching. It all starts here. 



The variety is amazing – you could have your day all mapped out and then by the afternoon be doing something completely different. It’s fast-moving and that’s what I really enjoy.
Priya Patel Newport


Where do I start?

When you first join us, you'll start as an Associate Recruitment Consultant - helping people who want a change in career and companies looking for new talent.

You'll take part in our 12-week Academy training programme, learning the ropes of your sector - you could be working in IT, engineering, aerospace and defence, or even pharmaceuticals. We work across many sectors, so the sky really is the limit. 

As you develop, you'll advance through our Academy progression plan - giving you peace of mind that your career is on the right track. 


Do I need experience? 
  • Most importantly, you'll have the drive to succeed in a recruitment and sales career
  • You'll be keen to progress and learn new skills
  • You're motivated by your own wins - happy to work to targets whilst still delivering a first-class service 
  • You'll be a start negotiator with a great understanding of business, people and selling 
  • Being on the phone won't faze you in the slightest, and your time management will be second to none 


  • You can earn up to £25k in your first year with us - increasing to £35K in Year 2 and £50k+ in Year 3
  • We offer a competitive basic salary of £18-20k, plus an uncapped commission scheme
  • You'll have the opportunity to develop a long-term career with an achievable, structured progression plan
  • 25 days holiday increasing with length of service, plus bank holidays
  • Innovative and industry-leading sales, recruitment and personal development training, with ongoing coaching and mentoring
  • A fantastic and supportive team culture with days out, sporting events and summer parties


Apply now


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