Business Development Executive

Michael Page Finance
England, Hampshire, Southampton
£25000 - £35000 per annum
Closing date
Feb 9, 2022

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Job Role
Assistant Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
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Job Details

Do you have sales experience and looking for a career change? PageGroup are expanding across the UK and are looking to speak with people who are interested in a career in recruitment

Client Details

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Business Development Executive who is looking to transition into a career in Recruitment.

Since launching our business in the UK in 1976 we've developed into one of the world's leading recruitment companies. PageGroup have 4 key brands that specialise in different areas of recruitment -

· Page Executive focusing on helping organisations find suitable leadership talent

· Michael Page is the foundation of the PageGroup brand

· Page Personnel specialises in helping organisations to acquire permanent, temporary or contract staff for clerical roles

· Page Outsourcing is our newest brand, offering hiring solutions for business transformations

Throughout the 4 brands we cover 25 different markets, from Technology to Marketing, Life Sciences to Finance, and a whole host of others in-between. Each of our consultants at PageGroup is a specialist in their field which allows them to build fantastic relationships with both clients and candidates, and also sees us winning tenders for large PSLs.


This is an opportunity for a Business Development Executive who is looking to transition into a career in recruitment.

· As you transition into Recruitment, you will build and grow a client portfolio using commercial information to identify organisations that have current or future recruitment needs ranging from global multi-nationals through to SMEs

· Market map to identify areas of growth/competitor spend and work to win the business

· Develop client contact strategies and conduct business development calls

· Schedule and attend pitches with prospective clients

· Consult and engage with clients to understand their needs and sell the most appropriate solution for attracting the right candidates

· Networking in industry, sector and specialism to become an expert in your market

· Candidate engagement - identify and attract potential candidates

· Interview candidates to understand their requirements and best client fit, gaining valuable market information

· Provide advice on market conditions, CV and interview techniques and managing expectations both of client and candidate

· Work as an integral member of a team, motivating one another and communicating effectively


Whether you have previous sales or recruitment experience or not, we would love to hear from bright, energetic and hands-on individuals who would be interested in joining a sales-based role

· Interpersonal skills that harness strong relationships with your candidates and clients

· Keen to maximise your potential and develop a rewarding career with PageGroup

· High levels of resilience and self-motivation

· Proven track record of success

· Good team player

Job Offer

· PageGroup offer the opportunity to join a fun, dynamic business with an autonomous working environment.

· You will be able to take advantage of PageGroups market-leading training and progression opportunities throughout your career (our consultants typically see promotions every 12-18 months)

· Incentives including 'high-flyers' awards, breakfast clubs, annual bonus' and opportunities to work globally

· Flexible working - we offer an opportunity for a balance between home and office

· Competitive basic salary with opportunity to earn uncapped commission/bonuses

· Additional benefits including private medical insurance, pension plan, "My Benefits" - our flexible benefits scheme, opportunity to buy or sell holiday, Tech Scheme (discounted laptops, tablets etc.), GymPass and more

· Best in industry parental pay policies

· A truly inclusive workplace

· Full and part time roles are availabl


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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