Our benefits package.
We have our finger on the pulse of the latest perks offered across the recruitment sector, and continually review our benefits packages to reflect the changing industry.
Competitive Basic Salary
We offer a salary package benchmarked against the industry standard, which starts at £25,000 for our entry-level sales roles.
Uncapped Earning Potential
A competitive commission structure with no upward threshold; you’ll be earning up to 35% commission on the placements you make.
Personal Wellbeing Allowance
We'll give you a monthly allowance to spend on whatever you care about most, or to save up for use towards a bigger purchase.
Our future leaders programme recognises leadership potential, and provides a structured and pacey path to management.
Hybrid Work Environment
To support a healthy work-life balance, our teams are able to allocate work from home days and can opt to spend time during the year working abroad.
Generous Annual Leave Allowance
You’ll start with at least 25 days of annual leave, which will increase with service and seniority, as well as UK bank holidays off and CSR days for charitable initiatives.
Flexible Career Progression
Client-centric, candidate-centric, or blended roles are all on offer, and we invest heavily in the L&D of our sales team to support their development.
Holiday, Event and Prize Incentives
We hold multiple incentive trips throughout the year; we’ve recently been to Cancun, New York and Cape Town.
Life Science Expertise
You'll have 30 years of sector experience at your fingertips, working and learning alongside industry experts.
Early Talent Development
Our early talent academy provides those new to recruitment with the skills needed to succeed in the industry.
Modern, Central London Office
We have a recently renovated office space with breakout zones, shower facilities, and other top-notch amenities.
Our current opportunities.
Apply to one of our open vacancies below, or submit your CV and we'll be in touch with any relevant positions.
Trainee Recruitment Consultant - US Market
City of London |
£24999 - £25000 per annum + + uncapped commission
Trainee Recruitment Consultant, US Market. £25,000 + Uncapped CommissionLondon, EC3R 6DL. Join us as we develop our US team.We work with some of the most innovative companies in the life sciences industry across the pharmaceutical, biotech, medtech and digital health sectors, and we've been doing it for more than 30 years.The latest step in our journey involves expansion into the US. We already have a dedicated team expanding our stateside presence from our London HQ, and we're looking for entry-level consultants to join us with the potential to relocate to the West Coast in 2023.You'll join our early talent academy where we'll provide you with the training, resources, hands-on experience, and mentorship you will need to develop.We're hiring throughout the summer, so whether you're looking to join somewhere as soon as you graduate or later in the year, apply today.Your role as a recruitment consultant:* Seeking out new clients to work with and selling the services we offer at SEC* Using our suite of available resources and tech to identify candidates for active requirements, and to build your network for future requirements* Managing job vacancies we receive from clients proactively, professionally and in a timely manner* Progressing candidates through the entire recruitment cycle; sourcing, screening and managing offers* Actively assessing your own performance and adjusting your inputs to meet activity and revenue targets (KPIs)What we're looking for in a person: * You have an undergraduate degree or higher - business, marketing, or a scientific subject would be beneficial, but a degree in most subjects would meet the US visa requirements* You're willing to work flexible hours to meet US requirements - for most of our US team this is 11am to 8pm, but could differ depending on demand* You're looking to grow a meaningful career in sales, and you're comfortable performing outreach to prospective clients and candidates* You're persuasive, an effective communicator, and consider yourself a natural leader* Reading between the lines is something you do naturally. You're able to understand a situation from different perspectives, and know what buttons to press to ensure it swings in your favour* You've got a natural curiosity and you're diligent. You're able to pick up on small details in behaviour, language, or character and use them to your advantage* You're ambitious and driven - self-development and career progression are both major motivatorsSome studies suggest women are less likely to apply for a role if they feel they do not meet 100% of the skills and experience outlined in a job ad. If you fall into this category and you were about to rule yourself out based on some of the above criteria, please consider applying anyway - we would welcome your application. What we'll offer you:🌎 A life-changing opportunity to work in the most exciting life science markets globally, and the potential to relocate to the US💸 A best-in-class salary and commission structure 📚 A culture that promotes growth with ongoing investment into your development 📈 A structured and fast-paced path career development path💻 A future-proofed and heavily invested in tech stack 📅 Holiday allowance starting at 25 days, and rising to 30 with service and seniority❣ The ability to give something back through our charitable partnership with In2ScienceUK and paid volunteer days💳 A monthly wellbeing budget - spend it each month, or save it up to put towards bigger purchases🏆 Weekly incentives linked to individual and company-wide targets✈ Holiday incentives each year🍻 Drinks fridges that we crack open each week and during company events🕓 A 4pm finish every Friday, and even earlier finishes when team targets are met📍 A fantastic collaborative working environment with breakout zones, shower facilities and bike storage🏷 Subsidised gym membership, cinema tickets, and restaurant and retail vouchers through our perks partner🚲 Discounted cycling equipment through the Cycle to Work schemeWe are committed to making recruitment a more diverse and inclusive industry. We aim to provide equal employment opportunities and hire new members of the team based on competency alone, and pledge to provide a welcoming, inclusive environment for all that choose to join us.We invite all successful applicants to complete an aptitude test, from which feedback is provided to all applicants. Successful applicants will be invited to a telephone interview followed by a face-to-face interview with line management.Apply now
Experienced Recruitment Consultant
£27,500 - £40,000 per annum + commission
We’re looking for recruitment consultants to join our team and support industry-shaping organisations in attracting and onboarding permanent and contract talent across the life sciences and technology verticals. As a member of our sales and delivery team, you’ll be responsible for engaging and nurturing candidates within your specialist market with the goal of placing them into careers within our existing client network. You’ll also work alongside our client services function in designing and executing business development plans, and approaching prospects to grow your client portfolio. You’ll hold responsibility over the entire candidate lifecycle, and regularly provide insight to hiring managers and other company stakeholders. In this role you’ll be: Managing active vacancies and overseeing the entire recruitment lifecycle, providing progress updates to clients and candidates at each stage of the process. Creating, implementing, and carrying out a business development plan that contributes to the growth of your own client portfolio and the wider sales and delivery function. Using a variety of resourcing methods to identify, attract, screen and close candidates against our open vacancies. Maintaining accountability for your part in the overall success of the business, as well as your own KPIs. Encouraging and providing mentorship to our junior team and training academy members. You should apply if: You’ve got prior 360 experience specialising in life science recruitment. The areas we cover include clinical development/operations, medical devices, technical operations, research and development and commercialisation. Or, you’ve previously specialised in the technology or data sector – that’s any vertical from SAP, ERP and software engineering through to data science, data engineering, AI and machine learning. Your relationship building and client management skills are strong, and you’re used to juggling client requirements professionally and in a timely manner. You’re just as comfortable identifying potential clients and devising a business development strategy as you are handling the recruitment process with candidates. Taking control of situations and influencing people and outcomes is something that motivates you. You’re analytically minded, able to make decisions about your work based on activity and revenue data, and keep yourself accountable for your own success. We’re offering you: A starting salary between £27,500 and £40,000, dependent on your experience. A truly competitive, uncapped, tiered commission structure. We calculate quarterly instead of monthly, to offer a greater chance of progressing through tiers and increasing your % take-home. At least 25 days of annual leave, which will increase with each years’ service and with seniority, plus UK bank holidays off. An investment into personal development that spans your entire career with us – this year alone we’ve invested more than £100,000 in L&D for our sales teams, with programmes such as selling retained search and business development strategies. The latest in recruitment, sales, and lead generation technology – our tech stack includes LinkedIn Recruiter, ZoomInfo, Broadbean, Herefish, Paiger and Bullhorn, and we’re continually reviewing potential new additions. Cash, event, and prize incentives linked to both individual and team targets. Quarterly lunch clubs and regular Deliveroo lunches in the office. Two holiday incentives each year – we’ve been to Cancun, Hong Kong and New York City in previous years. Involvement in our corporate responsibility schemes and charitable partnership events – we’re partnered with educational STEM charity In2ScienceUK. A slick central London office that we’ve recently kitted-out with a beer fridge, hotdesking zones and cosy breakout areas – you’ll find us on Lower Thames Street, within walking distance of Monument, London Bridge and Cannon Street Stations. Learn more about who we are and what we do here, and you can dig a little deeper into the benefits of a career with #TeamSEC by visiting the work for us section of our website. For further information on this and any other opportunity with us, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to welcoming you to the team 👋Apply now
Our people are at the heart of what we do. At SEC we have an inclusive atmosphere where we support each other at all levels and live by our values of success, empowerment and collaboration.
An ongoing commitment to you.
Development opportunities aren’t just for our new starters. Our learning and development programme runs throughout your career with us and is moulded around your training needs. From classroom-based training to external sessions, our unrivalled training programme is there to help you achieve your career goals.
Group Skills Training
Delivered by our recruitment leaders, senior team members and experts from outside the business, throughout the year we hold practical classroom-based skill sessions to enhance your recruitment activity and build your knowledge of the life sciences market.Read more
Our mentoring programme allows for those new to recruitment to learn from one of our senior team. With your mentor you’ll have one-on-one training sessions and regular catch-ups, maintaining the relationship as you progress with us.Read more
Our internal talent team maintain a regularly updated bank of materials to help you further your career with us. As a member of the SEC team, you have over 30 years’ worth of knowledge and resources at your fingertips.Read more
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