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Career Opportunities for Recruitment Trainees

Next Ventures is not your average technology recruitment company. We are privately owned, with a management structure that provides unparalleled opportunities for you to really learn, grow and progress. We have had 20 years of consistent success through focusing on doing the absolute best for all our clients and candidates.

We have an enviable record for sustained growth, recognised by numerous awards we have collected. This is something we are incredibly proud of, and it comes down to the quality of our people and management team who continue to perform, alongside our talented newcomers who are beginning to make their mark through our Graduate Academy, ‘The Next Step.’

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Diversity & Inclusion

Next Ventures is a people business passionate about embracing the unique understanding and perspectives that only comes with a diverse team of individuals and personalities. Our innovation and success as an international recruiter is enhanced by the empathy and experience that is fostered in our inclusive working culture.

Equal Opportunities

Next Ventures is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We actively champion for more Women in Technology, a challenge that is being widely recognised by organisations around the world.

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Next Step Academy 10 places available for February 2022 intake.

Submit your CV below, Graduates with sales experience or potential preferred, a degree is not mandatory. APPLY NOW!

The Next Step Academy

The Next Step Academy has been designed to set you up for success by offering you a chance to experience all recruitment has to offer in a friendly, fast paced and encouraging environment. Through a programme of blended learning we get our academy super stars involved in off desk training, on desk coaching, self-learning projects, presentations and shadowing our sales floor. Your on-going development has been carefully planned and as your journey continues we advance your capabilities and take your career to the next level.

The Next Step Process

  • Next Step Academy - Induction week

    Joining as a resourcer your first week will immerse you in all the skills and knowledge you need to effectively approach candidates with confidence. This week of classroom lead training practice and team-based development will allow you to start your NV career with confidence in both your abilities and the steps you can take to progress quickly.

  • Next Step Academy - Group Based Development

    Joining as part of a group, the academy progresses to work as a group with a trainer on hand to support you in working real jobs across our different markets. This gives a rounded view of the technologies and types of recruitment we do. With clear skills you know what you’re working on, we provide call coaching, refresher sessions mentoring and real-life experience to get you up and running fast

  • Next Step Academy Handover - Moving on Desk

    At the end of the first month you’ll be equipped with the key skills to source, attract and manage candidates, at this point you move across to a team based on your learning style, technology interests and personality types to find the best manager and team for you. At this point you will be given clear targets and development plans to help your progress in your first month with continued support from L&D.

  • Next Step Academy – Continued development

    At the end of your first month on desk you will present the knowledge and skills you have gained thus far and start to learn further skills in recruitment process management and even begin taking references from clients to start building the relationships for your future 360 role

  • Next Step Academy – Moving into Client work

    Since moving on desk you will be set clear trigger targets which when hit will progress you to a 360 business development role; we won’t hold you back based on time, instead based on your own skills and success. At this point you will work through full program on client development; you will work alongside other resourcers hitting the same point in their career through: classroom, roleplay, call coaching and consistent trainer support over a 5 week period. This program is proven to give you the confidence and ability to create your own market!

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What will you do?

Business development – engaging with professionals who you believe could benefit from the services we provide

Always seek not to only to meet, but to exceed targets

Work in a dynamic, friendly but fast-paced environment

Engage in activities to enhance networking, keeping up with market trends, and social activities

Hear what some of our successful graduates says about working at Next Ventures


Benefits you will enjoy

  • Market-leading commission structure
  • Clear progression path
  • Incentives throughout the year to win prize
  • All expenses paid quarterly trips abroad
  • Monthly Director’s lunch clubs
  • Company days out
  • Regular team nights out
  • All expenses paid annual trips abroad
  • Beer fridge Fridays
  • Staff referral scheme
  • Ongoing training & development
  • Free fresh fruit, tea and real coffee

What our graduates say

  • “I have found the Next Step Academy to be the perfect platform to embark on my journey into the recruitment industry. It immerses you into a fast-paced and rewarding environment quickly, teaching you the NV way. Supported with off-desk teaching, from industry leading coaches, the exercises bring out the best of you and prepare you to step into the office beginning your 180 role resourcing for consultants.

    Before joining your team, NV is unique in ensuring you resource for multiple consultants, empowering you with insight about several markets and learning from various specialists. A great way to integrate into the company!

    Career progression at NV is unrivalled. Based on performance and not longevity, your manager will draw out development plans based on weekly, monthly, and quarterly trigger targets that keep you on track. NV prides itself on its rewarding culture, it’s easy to be motivated here with regular lunch clubs, quarterly club trips, summer & winter events, and spontaneous team socials!

    After just four months, thanks to the Next Step Academy and the support at NV, I feel the foundations for me to grow into a successful 360 consultant, are in place. Looking around the office there are many successful Next Step Academy grads, my story at NV is a familiar one!”

    Christopher Fowers, May 2021 Academy Graduate

  • “Next Ventures has been the perfect graduate stepping stone and has the tools and network in place to give you every chance to succeed in a vibrant and rewarding environment.

    One of the stand out advantages of the career ladder at Next ventures is that it supports and enhances your own individual strengths whilst also giving you continuous training for the more technical aspects, understanding the value of ‘not one size fits all’. The promotion structure is clearly aligned with achievable targets that are rewarded, exceeding all of our competitors, from Consultant of the month vouchers to five club trips a year that are attainable to anyone, not just those at the top of the leader board!

    One thing I love is that we are given the freedom to support clients, not just directly with individuals who can do the job, but the opportunity to influence and strategise regarding their inclusion and diversity quotas. Women in Tech is a huge movement and assisting in targeting a more diverse workforce has given the role a new dimension and meant our relationships with clients are much more invested and fulfilled.

    Without a doubt, Next Ventures is the place to be and you don’t have to look far to see the success you can have here!“

    Phoebe Gregory, Salesforce Consultant

  • “In 2019, I had graduated from University with a degree in Design. Fully aware of the recruitment lifestyle while working as a manager in a bar, I was set on joining a progressive and contemporary environment.

    After interviewing at multiple companies, it was only Next Ventures that valued your character and could determine your desire for success.

    If you’re looking to develop and mature into a working business environment, then the Next Step Academy is an amazing first step. The training is unrivalled. Our trainers were super hands-on and will work hard for you to achieve your best goals. The fact we come in as a team and have fellow grads in the same boat, made it very easy to integrate with our other colleagues.

    Now as a consultant; NV doesn’t just push you into the deep end – they maintain and encourage development and training at every level. NV truly wants you to flourish and will continue to support you to make sure you have the successful career that you are motivated for. “

    Poppy Casterton, SAP Contract Consultant

  • “Next Ventures was for me the one and only. I had set my sights on this company after being introduced by a former alumni from University (that I’m now happy to call a colleague).

    It was always going to be a challenge, relocating from another country to join a company and my start wasn’t without its difficulties. I remember, despite having made the journey before, I managed to get lost on my first day.

    This didn’t matter and Holli the office manager made me feel very at ease so that I could still join the training. This is the way at Next Ventures, understanding, inclusion and above all else – bringing the best out of someone.

    Training, support and guidance are essential to development and that is something Next Ventures provides in abundance. It is a challenging environment where your hard work will be recognised and rewarded. If you have the power to self-motivate and be the driver of your success – then Next Ventures will give you the vehicle to achieve that. Hope to see you on the team soon!”

    Mike Powell, SAP Recruitment Consultant

  • “Joined Next Ventures 12 months ago with no experience in recruitment. Since then I have seen three promotions and I am now beginning to build my own team, something I did not think was possible in such a short period of time.

    Through the Next Step Academy, Next Ventures have provided the essential training for me to flourish and have given continued support for me to reach my goals. I believe I am in the right environment that will allow me to achieve exactly what I want in my professional career.”

    Ryan Wood – Head of Microsoft technologies at Next Ventures

  • “Four years ago I graduated with a degree in Hospitality & Business Management, and with no clear career plan. Today, I head up an SAP Perm team of 7 in our London office. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s definitely been worth the journey. NV have truly nurtured and supported me, and I’m pretty excited to see what comes next!

    My tips for anyone starting on the Graduate Academy: Do it! The hardest part of stepping into a career in recruitment is getting the right training to provide you with a valuable knowledge base. NV’s blended learning is very dynamic; from desk training, self-learning projects and interactive workshops, you’re really set up for success before your first official day as a Consultant.”

    Jak Tompsett, SAP Perm Team Lead, UK


Our Accreditations

For three consecutive years, Next Ventures successfully earned their place in the The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 awards. The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain's 100 fastest growing private companies, based on sales growth over a 3 year period.

Our continued success demonstrates the determined commitment our team conveys towards our customers’ needs and their innate ability to provide quality and referenced local resource, all over the world.

2018 sees Next Ventures feature in the Recruiter HOT 100 list. Ranking in the top twenty and entering the HOT 10 Technology Recruiters, this acknowledges achievement of growing both headcount and GP per head.

Once more we engaged with staff through the b-Heard employee survey helping make Next Ventures a better place to work. We’re proud to say we have an enviable rating in the list of Best Companies To Work For 2019.

Confident? Ambitious? Competitive?

Do you think you have what it takes to make The Next Step?

If so, apply now by sending us your CV and covering letter or email directly Michael Herz or simply click the link below