Level 3 Recruitment Consultant

Who is the apprenticeship for?

Whether you’re already in a recruitment role and want to move up, want to upskill in your existing role, or want to hone your skills and change to a career in recruitment, this apprenticeship is for you.

Typical roles that this apprenticeship will support are:

Industrial Recruitment Consultant
Tech Recruitment Consultant

Talent and Engagement Consultant
Sales Recruitment Consultant
Internal Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment Consultant Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

12 months

Skills first

What will you learn?

As a Recruitment Consultant, based either in a recruitment agency or as part of an in-house recruitment team, you will be focused on working with clients to understand their needs and provide the best quality candidates for their roles.

This apprenticeship will help you to build the negotiation and sales skills needed to be an effective Recruitment Consultant, enable you to establish relationships and build a client base and deliver results for your business.

How will you learn?

Our Personal Tutors will deliver high-quality face-to-face learning and coaching and provide all the resources you will need to progress quickly. Our intuitive learner management system ‘Bud’ will really bring the subject to life through interactive learning tools, access to complementary online resources and relevant social communities, as well as provide real-time information so that you will always know where you’re at in your learner journey.

This apprenticeship will develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours in the following areas:


  • Establish, negotiate and agree terms of business with clients
  • Recruitment models
  • Ensure candidates and clients receive a professional and comprehensive service
  • Develop successful sales techniques for recruitment
  • Principles of assessing people


  • Identify, progress and convert sales leads into new clients
  • Proactively and consistently identify new business opportunities
  • Source suitable vacancies
  • Identify and attract candidates
  • Ensure clients are aware of employee rights and responsibilities
  • Recruitment codes of practice


  • Self-motivated
  • Drive and determination
  • Ethics & integrity
  • Team working & collaboration
  • Courage and ability to effectively challenge
  • Tenacity and resilience
  • Confident, assertive, persuasive

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Your pathway to success

Becoming a Recruitment Consultant is a skill for life and can open doors to a long and rewarding career, giving you the ability to shift and change your industry or working environment throughout your career.

After completing this programme, you may want to put your skills into practice, or take on your next challenge and progress to become a manager within your field or sector, or manage a team of Recruitment Consultants. We run Level 3 and Level 5 Leadership and Management programmes to enable you to do this.

If you’re interested in starting your Talent Management career with Paragon Skills, we can help you get there. Get in touch today!


Do I have to find a job first?

If you’re not currently employed or looking for a new job, you can apply for apprenticeship vacancies advertised by employers looking to employ an apprentice, as you must be employed to undertake an apprenticeship.

You can view current vacancies here: apprenticeship vacancies

If you already have a job and wish to gain a qualification in that industry as an apprentice, this is possible subject to your employer’s agreement.

Will it cost me anything?

No. Your employer pays your wage and we apply for government funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to support the cost of your qualification.
Currently 100% funding is available for apprentices ages 16 – 18 and 90% for those aged 19 + (subject to the employers levy status).

You or your employer can call us to discuss any questions you have regarding funding on 0800 783 2545.

Can I undertake an Apprenticeship with my current employer?

Yes. If you already have a job and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in that role, an apprenticeship is a great way to do it. A great way to start is to visit our employing an apprentice page ready to discuss with your employer or give us a call on 0800 783 2545


We used the levy to improve retention. In our sector, staff turnover has been historically high, but now our own management numbers in particular are much more stable and there are far fewer HR issues.

Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 2 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship has been designed to give you the required training to become an effective Recruitment Resourcer.

    In addition to identifying and attracting candidates, you will become a well-rounded recruitment team member identifying new business opportunities, liaising effectively with candidates and the wider business, whilst ensuring all processes, procedures, codes of ethics and legislation are adhered to.

    Level 2 Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing (Competency) & Level 2 Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing (Knowledge)
    12 months
  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    The role of a Learning and Development Practitioner is to identify, create and deliver appropriate training for the needs of the business and it’s employees.

    As a learning and development professional, you will understand the importance of continuous professional development, and an apprenticeship is a fantastic way to get the skills you need to work effectively in your role.

    Recruitment Consultant apprenticeship Standard Level 3
    15 months City & Guilds
  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    Whether you’re already in a recruitment role and want to move up, want to upskill in your existing role, or want to hone your skills and change to a career in recruitment, this apprenticeship is for you.

    Recruitment Consultant apprenticeship Standard Level 3
    12 months City & Guilds
  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    As a Learning Mentor you will work within the learning and development provision of a business.

    Collaborating closely with your colleagues and other industry professionals, utilising your knowledge and experience to guide and advise employees who need your assistance.

    Learning Mentor Apprenticeship Standard Level 3
    12 months TQUK
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