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Introduction Your Career Path Why WRS? Your Learning Journey Events & Charity Work What do our Staff Say? Multi-Award Winners Want to Join Us?

Let’s set the scene... If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering a career in recruitment, possibly at WRS. Recruitment attracts a variety of people with different backgrounds and experiences, often drawn to the industry by the fantastic earning potential. We believe it’s the continual career progression and personal development that makes people want to stay.

What’s it all about? The job of a Recruitment Consultant appears to be pretty easy: we introduce businesses (clients) to people who would like to work for them (candidates). Sounds simple? Now try managing a database with thousands of candidates, matching them to multiple vacancies in a number of different companies globally whilst competing with rival recruitment agencies to get your candidate the job. On top of that, you’ll need to account manage your key clients and business develop to bring in new ones. There is a reason why so many successful consultants are very organised and proactive in the way they work! The aim is to build up a network of contacts so you’re running your own recruitment business within a business. To help you get there, WRS has a workforce of skilled consultants, offering you the benefit of their experience through advising you on tried and tested techniques. You’ll have the autonomy to create your own way of working – we might even learn a thing or two from you!

Sounds right for you? If we were to describe the qualities of a great recruiter, we’d say they would be competitive, resilient and a great communicator. If that sounds like you and you’re enthusiastic about a career in Recruitment, then together with our Training and Progression Programme, we’ll support you through you the rest.

Your Career Path

We’ve always placed an emphasis on taking on trainees with little or even no sales experience. It’s really rewarding for us as managers to see people grow into a role, making the work their own and taking control of their own career. Daniel Ward, Director of Freelance Division

Why WRS? Career • Fantastic opportunities for career progression • Run your own “business within a business” • Overseas opportunities, sales offices in the UK, Abu Dhabi and Singapore • Promotion schemes with targets and timescales • Varied role, dealing with a wide range of people all over the world • Comprehensive induction programme “Press Play” and a clear progression programme, “Fast Forward” • Some of the best earning potential around



• Award winning company culture, featuring in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work for in both 2014 and 2015.

• Lots of team events including barbecues, nights out, quiz nights etc. • Large team and a friendly, supportive atmosphere • Casual dress code in the office • Open Door Management policy; ideas welcomed! • A coaching and collaborative culture

• Pension scheme • 1.5 hr lunch break for gym-goers • Great public transport links • Free parking • Competitive pay • Fantastic, transparent commission scheme • Cycle to work scheme • Birthday half days • Extra days’ holiday for each year of service • Days off linked to attendance

The one thing I’ve always been most proud of in terms of what we’ve built here at WRS is the culture. It’s competitive whilst being friendly, and our dedication to providing an “Open Door” management style means that our consultants have been able to build and develop their own business. I believe there is no such thing as a bad idea, and we always try to encourage growth and development in our staff as much as possible. Mark Brown, Managing Director

Your Learning Journey WRS employ an in-house Learning and Development team tasked with continuously improving and developing our Consultants at all levels. Our Recruiters have an amazing wealth of knowledge, skill and best practice and our learning environment facilitates the sharing of knowledge and experiences. We strive to give you the best possible start and to equip you with the fundamentals to begin building your confidence from the earliest possible opportunity. Your development starts before Day One with our Pre Start Programme, an introduction to knowledge that will prove invaluable in helping you understand your industry, the background, the roles and the key players. Our academy of learning exposes all consultants to an initial 6 months of blended learning, which includes classroom based activity, a 10 week Mentor Programme and our Seven Columns of Competence (competency framework). Together with your Personal Development Plan, you can constantly track your progress. Training varies between 1-2 hour “Splash Sessions” covering specific topics to more comprehensive training days covering multiple topics. Whatever the event, client or candidate focused, we believe that training should be interactive and fun. Prepare to be actively involved!

Everybody who works at WRS is offered support and training to help them continuously progress. There is also a huge amount of autonomy – you’ll make mistakes and learn from them, you’ll face challenges and rise to them, you’ll identify your own areas for development. Along the way, you’ll be supported by the Learning and Development team, managers, directors and your WRS colleagues, who will all help you to achieve your goals. Emma, Talent Sourcing & Development

Events & Charity Work We support local and international charities each year. In 2017 we will be fundraising for UHSM (Wythenshawe Hospital), a fantastic cause which has treated many of those close to us at our Head Office near Manchester. In 2015 and 2016 we raised money for the wonderful Mercy Ships, a charity focused on providing life-changing surgery and healthcare to some of the world’s poorest people. Throughout the year our Charities Committee arrange a wide variety of events to raise money, including our popular pub quizzes, racing days/nights, bake sales, office fun days, 10Ks and half marathons, football tournaments, table tennis tournaments, an annual bike ride from Paris to Manchester and many more! We love a party, too. We have a huge summer party with a BBQ for all of our staff and a black tie Christmas event to round off the year, not to mention a number of great sales incentives such as “Club Lunches” and Friday early finish. No matter the time of year, there’s always plenty going on!

What do our staff say? I joined WRS with no sales experience at all and was placed within the Middle East Construction division. Within my first year I have been given the flexibility to explore other parts of the world within the construction sector and now cover construction recruitment on an international basis. WRS has given me the training and support to enable me to work confidentially in speaking to experienced people in the industry and in turn bringing on new clients, candidates and making placements. The WRS team are a great group of people to be around with everyone offering support and guidance when needed - not just in the beginning but even now. Ella, International Construction Consultant

When I first came to WRS I worked as an Accounts Assistant. I came from a completely different background and decided on a career change, which is what brought me here. Over the past 2 and a half years I have been lucky enough to study for my Level 4 Association of Accounting Technicians course, funded by WRS alongside my work - this has been instrumental in my personal development and has allowed me to progress in a career I really enjoy. Barry, Assistant Accountant

I started at WRS in 2013 with very little sales experience and no knowledge of the industry I would be recruiting for. Over the last 3 years the support has been phenomenal and after just a couple of months I was able to talk confidently to professionals in the industry all across the world and more importantly, make my first placement! My colleagues have been great in offering help to get me to my targets. Some of the highlights have been going on WRS holidays abroad from achieving my goals! Judith, African Mining Senior Consultant

I have been working here at WRS since 2014, when I was looking for a career change and thought the fast-paced nature and great earning potential of Maritime recruitment sounded suited to my goals. Initially I resourced for my colleagues, which enabled me to learn the industry inside out – then I began building my own client base. Last year I was offered the opportunity to move into Account Management off the back of a large Managed Service contract win for the business. Now I spend my days managing all of the crewing for a number of offshore vessels. I love the fast paced, reactive nature of my job and get on really well with my clients and seafarers alike! Tarnie, Account Manager - Marine Crewing

I am one of the co-founders of WRS, growing our Global Mining and Global Construction division from infancy to what it is today. Over the last 8 years WRS has provided me with the platform to grow from managing a small team of consultants to a Director managing several divisions. WRS has provided me with both internal and external training which has facilitated my growth both as a manager and a business developer. We have created an atmosphere which we feel differs from a typical recruitment office to one where creativity and autonomy is greatly valued and rewarded. Lucy, Director of Permanent Division

I had some working experience in Marketing prior to joining WRS, but this was the first role I could really sink my teeth into. During the 3 years I’ve worked here I’ve made a lot of friends and have been given the autonomy to work the way I want to with the flexibility to put my ideas across and try new things - but always with the support needed from senior management to make a success of it! In the time I’ve worked here we’ve gone through a period of rapid growth but the business hasn’t lost its family feel. Kathie, Marketing Manager

Multi-Award Winners We have been selected as one of the Queen’s finest business in 2015 for our Enterprise in International Trade. This is off the back of increasing global sales over the past 6 years.

Following a rigorous independent and anonymous employee survey from Best Companies, we were awarded the maximum 3 stars for our exceptional levels of staff engagement in both 2014 and 2015.

We were listed as one of the UK’s Best Small Companies to Work For in 2014 and 2015 by Best Companies and The Sunday Times.

We ranked 16th in the 2016 Recruiter Fast 50, which celebrates the UK’s fastest growing recruitment companies.

In 2015 we won the Campaign for Learning - Learning at Work Week Award for Supporting Organisational and Business Goals, off the back of a range of internal events in early summer.

We have been listed 69th in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200, which recognises the UK businesses with the highest growing international sales.

WRS were one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain in 2016.

We were named International Company of the Year (£10 million - £25 million turnover) by Insider North West, celebrating the UK’s North West-based businesses making the most impressive strides overseas.

Want to join us? Emma Upton Talent Sourcing & Development T (direct dial): +44 (0) 161 926 4649 T (office): +44 (0) 161 926 2525 E: workforus@worldwide-rs.com


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