To match the group’s ambitious vision and our latest expansion plans, Astra now seek three recruitment consultants to join our unique Plymouth team. Based in spacious Estover offices, which overlook a breath-taking Dartmoor landscape, Astra is not your usual corporate, cut-throat recruitment environment. Camaraderie, personal development, belongingness and career progression is core to Astra’s company culture.
The Fun Stuff
With unlimited access to a naughty snack drawer, bouncy space-hoppers and the encouragement of office buffoonery, Astra put heavy emphasis on a relaxing yet productive working environment. Away from the office you should expect relentless invitations to trampolining, noisy nights out and depending on how you like it, a glass of champagne or beer on a Friday afternoon.
Monthly or weekly in-house competitions are known to get staff excited. In the past our consultants have won prize money or been whisked away for a weekend break courtesy of the boss. Dress-down Friday’s are always on the cards and lunchtime drinks down the pub have recently made an appearance.
The Serious Stuff
Astra have worked extremely hard to build their reputation as an expert, dependable and personable recruitment company. Over the years we have formed a whole host of valuable relationships with the clients and candidates we’ve met. As specialist recruiters for logistics, IT and engineering, we have operated alongside some of the UKs leading industry names. It will be the job of our new consultants to ensure these relationships continue to flourish as well as sparking new recruitment-based partnerships with untouched industry names.
Candidates that we help to find work are as equally as important as our business clients. Here at Astra we have made a conscious effort to steer clear of traditional methods, instead, we provide a high quality of care, respect and support for the professionals we meet. As a testament to our cutting-edge and attentive service, many of the jobseekers we have previously helped have returned to Astra to seek further advice and assistance with their next career move.
So Who Do You Need To Be?
~ Someone who can buy into our company culture and ethics ~
~ Someone with a pedigree for sales, recruitment and relationship building ~
~ Someone who isn’t frightened to pick up the phone or devise a killer email ~
~ Someone who truly cares for the business interests of their clients and the career dreams of their candidates ~
~ Someone who can spot an opportunity and isn’t scared of making it known ~
~ Someone who has great communication skills, both verbally and written ~
~ Someone who is proactive in their approach and shows a general awareness to recruitment trends. This can be anything from submerging yourself in the latest industry news or adjusting yourself to growing needs ~
~ If you don’t bring a bucket full of energy, then your methodical and technical attributes will need to shine. If you aren’t technically minded, then your buoyant zing will need to shine ~
~ Someone who is happy and confident to represent Astra as a national recruitment specialist ~
~ Someone who is willing to listen and learn as well as take and share advice ~
~ You don’t have to be an experienced recruitment consultant but having some of the core skills inside of you will massively help ~
It’ll Be Great If You Have
~ Previous experience of working in recruitment ~
~ Previous experience of working in a role centred around sales, business development or customer service ~
~ Astute awareness of the recruitment industry and a real passion for where it’s heading ~
~ An eagerness to get deals over the line and go the extra mile for your customers; even if it means staying on at work a little later than usual ~
~ You know your way around CRM systems and understand the mechanics of a job board ~
In Return You Will Receive
~ A supportive team who have got your back ~
~ The chance to work with some of the UKs leading business names and contribute to their future success ~
~ The chance to change lives by securing professionals with new and suitable work ~
~ Monthly chats to vent, praise and inform – both personal and work related ~
~ Freedom to expand your desk and services should you want to branch out into other industry disciplines ~
~ An open door in times of need ~
~ Free parking on office premises ~
~ Inspiring Dartmoor views from the office window ~
~ You'll frequently spot deer in and around the building ~
~ You will become part of an expanding team who are going places ~
~ Astra are one of several specialist recruitment agencies under the Talem Group ~
Do you tick all of the above and does this opportunity sound like a winner? Please contact us for more information or go ahead and apply!