The people who work for us are our greatest asset and we’re always keen to add exceptional candidates to our team. A career in recruitment can be highly rewarding, both in terms of job satisfaction and earning potential.
There’s a real sense of achievement that comes with having helped a person realise his or her dream job, or of helping a biotechnology company successfully launch a new product with a sales team you’ve helped to put in place.
Team spirit and camaraderie are paramount at Skills Alliance and we’re firm believers that offering a truly inclusive, supportive and fun environment to work in (along with great benefits) ensures our productivity is kept high and our attrition rate low. Our mentoring scheme and existing structures will be here to support you throughout your career at Skills Alliance.
Who Are We
All of our Skills Alliance associates are highly motivated, dynamic individuals with intelligence and flair. They’re incredibly efficient and passionate about their work, have excellent communication skills and are confident and comfortable speaking to a diverse range of individuals, both over the phone and in person. They’re well presented, have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and an absolute passion for delivering the best service and experience possible to our clients.
Do you fit the bill? Get in touch to have an informal chat with us today.
We believe in enabling and equipping our people with the training and tools they need to do their job at the highest level and we’ll always ensure that you have ongoing access to the best training available.
You’ll hear us talking a lot about continuous improvement and about the value of making small incremental improvements every day. We don’t expect you to join us and triple your work effectiveness immediately but if we can help and encourage you to improve by just 1% every day, over a period of time the results can be incredible for you both professionally and personally and for us as a business.
Meet our Global Learning
and Development Manager
Our Global Learning and Development Manager at Skills Alliance is Jason Linney, who brings over 17 years’ experience as an Learning and Development professional to his work with us. His focus is not only on delivering valuable training that impacts the bottom line but doing so in a way that lets you enjoy the process.
If you are selected to become a Skills Alliance associate you can expect the following.
In-house training programme
Our recruitment consultants benefit from a comprehensive onboarding programme for all new employees. This is a 3 week programme consisting of a mix of class room theory and role play work. This gives you a chance to practice and get used to your role in a safe environment. You won’t be talking to clients on the phone until you’re ready for action and fully trained.
Our programme is designed around a number of core modules, developed in conjunction with one of the leading consultancies in recruitment training and development in the United Kingdom as well as some in-depth courses specific to the life science industry.
Our training materials are constantly kept up to date to reflect the changeable nature of the industry as well as advances in recruitment methodology. The training modules include business development, hiring and interview skills, client relationship management and social recruiting.
Informal colleague and manager training
Every new associate will be assigned one of our more senior consultants or managers as a mentor. We’ve found that providing continuous support right from the start can be crucial to our associates making quick progress, from learning the business systems we use to the working culture and our clients.
We foster an open and honest environment where everyone is encouraged to communicate freely, for the benefit of both the individual and the company.
We work together with our associates to identify opportunities to up-skill them via external courses. In particular we focus on life science industry specific seminars and workshops that cover topics that couldn’t be facilitated by in-house training sessions.
Often members of our marketing or finance team select this option as the level of expertise needed to deliver meaningful courses is best provided by an external provider.
We have a formal programme in place that focuses specifically on the development of leadership and management skills. The structure of this programme is deliberately flexible to accommodate different levels but typically consists of:
- Internal modules delivered by our internal Head of L&D and member of the SMT
- External courses designed to develop knowledge of various aspects of management theory
Where feasible we support any of our employees in their pursuit of a professional qualification if it’s relevant to their job. Cases are judged on their own individual merits.
We believe in rewarding success and offer a range of benefits and incentives that we think you’ll love. We want you to excel in your role with us and these are our way of saying “thank you” for helping us to deliver outstanding results for our clients.
in rewarding success
We are a very social company and frequently treat our associates to days out, team building events and other perks.
We reward results
If you belong to our top performers there are frequent lunch events at Michelin starred restaurants to look forward to in addition to expenses paid trips abroad to reward your hard work.
We offer uncapped earning potential
Your compensation package is designed to be highly lucrative and your earning potential is un-capped. You will truly be rewarded for the effort you invest.
You’ll receive a competitive basic salary and any commission will be paid on a monthly basis.
We offer generous healthcare
and a generous annual leave package
Beyond the remuneration package,
the benefits consist of items such as:
Provided by Vitality in the United Kingdom and United Healthcare/Oxford in the United States.
A generous annual leave package
Based on your experience level and years of employment within the organisation. Currently annual leave is up to 25 days + Bank Holidays and if you’re in the US you’ll also receive a European holiday allowance.
Flexible working policy
Talk with us to discuss how this can fit around issues such as childcare etc.
We know that happy employees are more productive so we offer a discount programme for gym membership, cinema trips, spa treatments and more.
We offer ‘best-in-class’
In addition, we also offer exceptional performance-driven incentives to ensure that you really are rewarded for your success. Additional incentives include:
6 Month Holiday Incentive
Hit your targets and we’ll pay for a holiday abroad. Previously, people have opted to visit places like Las Vegas, Berlin, Nice and more!
Quarterly team Incentive
Hit your target every 2 months and we’ll treat you to lunch and drinks at a Michelin restaurant.
Every employee can be part of our Lunch Club incentive by reaching their targets.
When you hit the target to join our £100k Club, we’ll pay for a trip to somewhere incredible like New York or London.
Monthly team incentives
Hit your monthly target as a team and we’ll pay for you to have a fantastic dinner out.
You can see that we really do reward performance. If you’re driven, hungry and passionate about succeeding, we’d love to talk with you about a future in Skills Alliance.