The Next Step Academy

We are recruiting now for our October intake of trainees into the Next Step Academy. There are just eight places available for next month’s programme so any ambitious young salesperson, with their sights set on a rewarding career in the city, should be taking a closer look.

Who is the Next Step Academy for?

Next Ventures’ own Academy is a blended, on-job learning programme developed by us for trainees new to recruitment or graduates out of university. You don’t need a technology background, what you need is a passion for sales and ambition to succeed.

We have found that past stars of the Academy have come with a variety of previous experience such as from the hospitality industry, car sales, property sales or a university degree. Certainly, a year or two in a sales or a business development role in another industry may give you a head start but a strong ambition to succeed will be essential.

How does it work?

You start with an introduction week as a resourcer where you will be taught the skills you need to approach candidates and build your confidence. This first week will include classroom and team-based training to get you off to a flying start.

Group based development follows, closely supported by your trainer, you are introduced to some real jobs and get a view of some of our specialist technologies and markets.

By the end of the first month you will join a selected team, based on your own technology interests, learning style and best fit. You will be given clear targets and supported every step of the way to refine your skills.

After a month on your own desk in a team we will assess progress and begin your further development stage, moving you towards candidate and client relationship management or 360 role.

Finally, subject to meeting clear targets, you will begin with your own client business development, with ongoing support all the way. We won’t hold you back if you have what it takes, we aim to make your progress as rapid as possible.

A word from one of our previous Academy graduates.

“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 Next Step 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

Why choose a career in technology recruitment?

Technology and more specifically enterprise technology is a growth industry. All business organisations are under continuous pressure to adopt and transform using the latest applications and infrastructure. Nearly all large corporations project increasing budgets on technology.

Finding the talent to successfully implement these technology projects is a major challenge and is why clients rely on trusted recruitment partners like Next Ventures to fill these roles.  By delivering carefully qualified candidates a successful recruiter can expect a highly rewarding career with excellent prospects to look forward to. You also get to build long standing relationships with clients and the satisfaction of helping candidates find their ideal jobs or careers.

What you can expect in return.

First year on target earnings of £35-£45k are realistic with some exceeding this and six-figure salaries in 2-3 years being perfectly achievable. Our very generous commission of up to 35% uncapped is about the best in the industry but it doesn’t stop there.

Next Ventures value and reward hard work and our numerous incentives include all expenses paid quarterly Club Trips abroad, an annual Club Trip as well as monthly Lunch Club meals and many other prizes for achieving targets.

Visit our Next Step Academy page.

Or our Work for Us page, we are recruiting at all levels.

Why not take the Next Step?