The Training Academy, an 8-12 week intensive course that gives you a fast track introduction to a career in recruitment. Always on the lookout for future talent, we recruit and train individuals with little to no experience in recruitment but a drive to succeed. Joining this successful training scheme will give you an accelerated understanding to the industry and a permanent position in our Whiteley office, Hampshire.

Our past recruits have come from varied backgrounds such as telesales, customer service, retail and hospitality, but what they all have in common is a desire to start a career, earn money and succeed.  

With all training written and delivered by our internal team, we pool our combined experience of over 100 years into this structured programme. The Training Academy covers an extensive syllabus including the basics of speaking to job seekers, to business development, negotiation and ultimately delivering an excellent service to both candidates and clients.

In 2017 alone our Training Academy has assisted 15 individuals in their first steps into recruitment.

Here are some of this year’s Training Academy recruits and their experiences with England Associates:

Declan White:

Blue Collar Trades

I was initially attracted to recruitment as I was looking for a career path that was challenging, but also financially rewarding. When I first heard about the Training Academy I knew this was the opportunity to get into the sector.

I joined the Training Academy with 4 other trainees. There was always a great sense of comradery and support. I really enjoyed the scheme. This coupled with David, who runs the Academy with his wealth of knowledge and experience it was an excellent environment to learn in.

Being part of the first Training Academy was a learning path for both the trainees and the business. Having said this the Training then, and even more so now, it was really interactive and covers everything both theoretical and practical.

Elizabeth Jones:

Training Academy Trainee

The Training Academy was the next step that I was looking for in a new career. I knew it would lead to progression and as I had always hearing good things about recruitment, I decided that I was going to go for it.

England Associates has allowed me to meet and be a part of a new team which has what I have mostly enjoyed. It has made me gain confidence on the phone when talking to candidate and clients. It has also taught me how to develop your personality for each person that I speak to.

I believe that once I complete my training it will only increase my recruitment knowledge and I am looking forward to seeing where I will be just this time next year. With all the new skills that you gain from the Training Academy I am sure anyone who is looking for a career would benefit.

Jacob Starling:

Permanent Team

Before starting at England Associates I was a Delivery Driver. I had some experience with sales previously in telecoms (it isn’t the easiest thing to sell) and heard that I might suit a career in recruitment. I wanted a job that was not only interesting, but would also challenging. I wanted something that would give an opportunity to progress; having said that I didn’t know anything about recruitment at all!

In terms of all the training, it was really good. The workshops helped the most; where we would practice talking to candidates and clients. The more experienced team member would tell us anecdotes from their careers to reinforce what we were learning in the training. Their support was valuable when preparing for our final task: a client meeting.

Overall, I think the Academy is the best way for those looking for a start a career in recruitment. Every new iteration of the Academy seems to be better and better and I would recommend it to anyone.

To apply to be apart of our future Training Academy Scheme visit our Trainee Recruitment Consultant job page.


From top left to bottom right - Jacob Starling, Declan White, Jordan Shepherd, Elizabeth Jones, Bradley Thomas, Maria Zorena, Akshay Lallbahadoor, Elizabeth Stein and Harry Hatton.