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Our well established Recruitment Academy is a one-of-a-kind, paid, three to six month training programme designed for graduates, career changers or those who have one or two years of experience within the industry and want to develop themselves in a safe space where they'll feel supported.
The Academy blueprint will take each cohort through theory and practical based skills on headhunting, advertising, sales, negotiating, pitching and account management, with the flexibility to mould your role throughout. All with a focus on graduating from the Academy and becoming a fully fledged industry expert at CSG Talent. Here are two of the most popular routes:
Consultants cover the full 360 approach to recruitment. They deliver everything from both a client and candidate perspective; business development, head hunting, interviewing, negotiating right through to placing the candidate.
Recruitment Researchers follow a more focused line of work, specialising in the candidate side of the role. The main purpose of Researchers is to support Consultants in sourcing, interviewing and building relationships with potential candidates.
Read more about Steph's experience as Head of Academy here.
The recruiters I’ve trained have really benefited from the supportive environment in which they can learn, practise, make mistakes and grow. Everyone’s in the same boat, so they can make those embarrassing first calls or mess up during a practice session - they’re in a safe space where they can reflect, discuss with the group, and move on.
I found the transition from the recruitment academy to the mining team very smooth and well structured. Having been supported by both Steph and the Mining Team throughout the full training period, it was a natural progression into the wider team. Regular meetings with the Mining Team from the onset allowed me to understand the industry, and really get to know my market in detail, alongside the training with Steph in the academy which allowed me to apply and put into practice techniques and approaches.
I believe that the CSG academy is genuinely a unique concept that provides a level of support not seen in the recruitment market in general. I would highly recommend the academy programme to new starters making their way in recruitment as they do not just get chucked into the deep-end they have the chance to learn the skills needed to do the job without heavy handed targets.
Being part of the training academy here at CSG has enabled me to gain a thorough understanding of the recruitment industry through dedicated weekly training from Steph alongside regular 1 to 1 training and seminars led by various personnel within the business. The transition from the academy to building my own desk of business has been prudently handled by Steph and Adam in ensuring I have developed the right skill set to be able to contribute effectively to the team whilst being fully supported and able to receive guidance and training on anything I need further support on.
I wanted a change and new challenge in my career, and I was really drawn to recruitment. When I came for my first interview in the office everyone was so friendly and welcoming, the culture and atmosphere really drew me to the business. The academy was a crucial part of me joining CSG as I had never seen a more in depth and supportive training process for me to learn all the skills to really excel as a recruiter, the freedom to begin on the candidate resourcer side of recruiting and in time progress to the client side also attracted me as I can guide my own career path.