Why you should choose a career in recruitment

With Will Abbott

Practice Lead

Why Empiric?

Unleash your potential

When you’re setting out on your career path, the first step is vital. Whether it’s training, tech or direct one-to-one support, we’ll give you all the tools you need to build your career whichever way you want to so you can own your role and take control of your journey. We offer career development not just for the role you are in now, but for the career you aspire to have.

We fast track success

Our goal is to get you promoted – from trainee to recruitment consultant – within six months. That means more responsibility, better rewards, and greater earning potential.

A holistic approach

Employee wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do. By helping team members take care of themselves and each other, we foster an inclusive, collaborative culture that’s constantly finding new and better ways to do things. From our brand Value Ambassadors who ensure we’re living up to the high standards we set for ourselves, our Work Buddy scheme for new starters, to our EmpowerHer women’s committee which empowers our female employees, we strive to achieve more, together.

Your Progress

Year One

With commitment and dedication, you can earn double your basic salary and progress to a Recruitment Consultant, with the backing of our Learning & Development team and mentoring programmes. We'll enable you to have a fulfilling career while being rewarded for your efforts.

Year Two

It's time to become a Senior Consultant. You'll take on more responsibilities, work on higher-level roles, and earn even more. You'll also have the opportunity to mentor and guide junior consultants, share your knowledge, and contribute to the success of the team.

Year Three

Your future as a Team Leader or Principal Biller with a six-figure salary awaits. As a Team Leader, you'll be responsible for managing a team of Recruitment Consultants, driving their success and ensuring that they meet their targets. Alternatively, you could become a Principal Biller, focusing on building and maintaining relationships with key clients and candidates. You'll be the face of the company and have the freedom to work independently, but with the support of a great team behind you.

Start your career at Empiric

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Sales Consultant – in Köln (m/w/d)

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• Germany

Werkstudent im Bereich Sales – in Köln (m/w/d)

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Your career, your journey

Recruitment gives you unparalleled control over your career journey. Want to progress fast? Earn more? Mentor others? Make a difference through community- and charity-focussed initiatives? You choose what success looks like.

And once you have, we’ll help you achieve it with our blended training programme that combines internal and external digital, one-to-one desk coaching, and continuous training and development. Because we want each and every team member to achieve their potential and be their best self.

We want you to progress. Our Learning & Development team are dedicated to you and have a proven track record of growing self-motivated, performance-driven graduates into high-achieving Recruitment Consultants.

Unrivalled perks to the job

It’s all of these things and more. We believe that a positive mindset creates positive results. To support in making you as successful as possible at Empiric, we offer meditation sessions, self-defence classes and our mental health first aiders support network. We also offer AXA private health insurance. They provide up to 50% off an annual membership at all Pure Gym locations, as well as on-demand health facilities direct from their phone app, 24/7, 7 days a week.


Your wellbeing is about more than physical, mental and financial health

As well as competitive commission, we also offer a range of achievers’ incentives: Two holiday incentives a year - a summer getaway and winter ski trip, monthly team competitions with prizes and experiences to be won, and regular reward trips to theatres, restaurants, and rooftop bars.

Performance incentives

We offer up to 35% commission to our consultants with no threshold

Alongside our very own office bar and DJ booth (an office party like you’ve never seen before!) we also host summer and winter parties, monthly team socials, and regular team lunches.

Social work environment

Look forward to your Monday morning

We also take dedicated time off to for team charity work with company-wide charity drives such as bake offs, Three Peaks Challenges, DJ events and many more.

Charity Dedicated Hours

We take time to give back to the community

No matter the level or role you join the business into, there will be clear and transparent career objectives for you to work towards, as guided by our industry leading L&D team. With offices in the UK, Europe, and the USA – as you grow with us, so do your opportunities to work and collaborate with teams across territories. We provide not only training, but ‘Best Practice’ sessions and leadership insight sessions from our resident experts. If you want to develop, we can support you.

Unrivalled career development

You are in control of your career, your development and your earnings

We know how important it is that you put yourself first. That’s why we give you a half day off for free on your birthday, employ a hybrid work scheme, where you work two days a week from home, and give flexible lunch breaks for those wishing to get active during the day!

Work-life balance

Putting yourself first

We provide you with the top tools of the trade: LinkedIn Recruiter, Ebsta, Lusha and Sourcebreaker, as well as an integrated salesforce platform, to enable you to reach your full potential.

Top level recruitment tools

The tools for success

To ease your journey into the office, we can offer an interest free loan to cover the cost of travel season tickets, or if you don’t fancy the train or tube, you can get up to 40% off a bicycle and accessories from the UK’s leading bike retailers (available after completion of your six month probation).


Start your day the best way possible

To recognise the success of our long serving staff, we offer a long service award for anyone that has been with the company for 5+ ,10+ years etc. We also operate a UK pension scheme to pay into your future, and have industry leading maternity and paternity schemes.

Longer term perks

Helping you in the long run

Is Recruitment for me?

Recruitment attracts people from all backgrounds,
but they are all:

  • Driven by a desire to succeed
  • Resilient
  • Coachable and thrive in a
    collaborative team
  • Big on equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Agile and positive
  • Sociable with great communication skills

Assessment Day

Curious to see if recruitment is for you?

We run regular sessions at our offices to showcase our workplace culture and discover the best new talent to join our team. Sign up today to be notified when we’re running our next session.

Tips for applying

Interview tips and what to prepare

Preparation, research, a great CV, and interview body language are all crucial to nailing the perfect interview. To see our talent team's full blog on everything to consider before an interview head here.

How to know if you’re suitable for the role

Recruitment isn’t for everyone, so it is important to understand the role and see whether that aligns with your personal values and interests.

  • Research the company & understand their culture
  • Identify what is important to you, your values and interests
  • Once identified, do they align to the job role you are applying for
  • Understand the day to day of the role, can you truly imagine yourself in this role every day
  • Speak to people who are doing a similar role, understand their likes / dislikes, positives / challenges
  • What drives you to get out of bed in the morning – does this role offer you this?