Opus Recruitment Academy

Ambitiously Opus

Expert training and mentoring will prepare you for full integration into our team. Progress into the world of technology, digital, and renewal energy recruitment with confidence. Your potential is infinite thanks to our award-winning four-week programme. We only have space for ten ambitious people; are you one of them?

Opus Recruitment Academy


Make your next career choice matter.

We are looking for ten incredible people to join our prestigious Training Academy to become recruiters in the technology, digital and renewable energy sectors.

It’s been a challenging 12 months, and the landscape has changed for many companies. Now more than ever, it’s important that you build your career in a future-proof sector.

Digital, Technology and Clean Energy were the most robust sectors in 2020. Digital transformation was already happening, but the Pandemic has sped it up – meaning there’s no time left to put off your move into technology.  

If you have an interest in working in these exciting, future-focused markets, but would thrive in a sales role rather than a technical one, recruitment could be the career you’re looking for.

As the fastest growing Tech and Energy recruitment firm globally, we understand the importance of breaking boundaries, challenging the status quo and turning problems into opportunities. We are looking for ambitious people who want to help us do just that.

We started in the UK in 2008 with four people, and now have over 200 people in 8 offices across the Globe.

We have won many awards and placed on all the “hot lists” for our growth rates. But our real achievement is our people. Opus is passionate about hiring great people, giving them the best training we can and encouraging and supporting them through exciting careers.

This is an environment of learning, support and success. Where your hard-work, effort and achievements are rewarded on merit, not on hierarchy. More than half our Directors started at Opus as trainees. We’ve encouraged superstars to progress from Trainee to Director in just five years! And we have many past trainees earning six-figure salaries by their second year with us.

Like many companies, in March 2020, we were fearful about the future. However, we pulled together and our incredible people got us through the year with some outstanding results, breaking many business records.

As a result, we are now further investing in growth. And to celebrate that, we are launching an exciting new programme to find, train and employ people that want to be part of our supportive, winning culture.

We are accepting applications from people willing to work in any of our UK or European offices in London, Manchester, Bristol and Amsterdam.

You will be trained together as a cohort, by our award-winning training team, as well as learning from our top employees from across the business; forming strong bonds with your colleagues across the regions and really feeling part of a global company.

During the interview process, we will establish which team you are best suited to (taking your interests on board).

We love innovation. And as well as running a successful recruitment company, we have also recently launched a technology training business

The goal of _nology is to fix the skills and diversity gap within technology by giving people from under-represented backgrounds the opportunity to gain digital skills and finding them their first role in technology.

To give our employees a huge differentiator, all trainees on our course will have access to our “introduction to technology” training. Meaning you could also learn the basics of agile, coding and programming – giving you the ability to talk confidently and with knowledge to both candidates and clients, and to truly understand the sector you are selling into. This is totally optional, and you can take as many or as few of these modules as you like,

We will be running just THREE intakes this year, in May, July and September so apply now!


Your Background

We hire for potential not education or past experience.  True talent, determination and a good attitude are most important to us, anything else is just chance.  We know that having many different experiences to draw on makes us stronger.

We don’t require further education to apply for this programme. 40% of our staff don’t have degrees, and our average employee performance is way above the market average.

What we are looking for on your CV is what makes you special. What makes you stand out amongst your peers. That could be your university performance. But it could also be your entrepreneurial flair, your extra-curricular commitments at school, or your impressive track record in your current job.

Whatever stage you are at in your career, it’s never too late for a positive change.


The Training Programme

  • You will join Opus’s award-winning training programme to understand the recruitment and technology industry over four intensive weeks

  • You’ll receive training on all elements of the recruitment process, from candidate management to client relationships, sales and negotiation training

  • You will have optional access to _nology’s proprietary tech training to upskill you in the basics of technology 101 – a key life skills in 2021!

  • You will receive cross-team buddy mentoring sessions, video-based learning, and on the desk support from the day you start.

  • Once integrated into your new team you will continue on The Opus Evolve, Explore, Excel programme. This bespoke programme is tailored for you throughout your Opus Career.



  • Recruitment Consultant joining a fast-paced dynamic Tech or Energy team

  • Working in an established, high performing teams that are hardworking and sociable

  • Excellent earning potential, and an ability to build relationships with exciting clients

  • Building relationships with the best talent in the market

  • Opportunities to progress quickly within your team

  • Telephone and Web based sales as well as face to face meetings with clients and candidates

  • Helping organise webinars, networking, meet-ups and events to embed your industry knowledge and develop relationships with clients & candidates


Job Requirements

  • A proven interest in sales and people focused roles

  • Interest in the Technology or Energy sector

  • A good listener who can anticipate the needs of others

  • Negotiation and persuasion skills

  • The confidence to approach a diverse range of new people

  • Good at developing and maintaining relationships

  • A team player with strong communication skills and the ability to collaborate

  • Organised and willing to follow rules and processes that make sense

  • Resilient, ambitious and determined to develop a rewarding career


Why Work For Us?

  • Award winning consultancy: Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, Virgin Fast Track, International Fast track, Most Socially Engaged Business, Financial Times Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies, Recruiter Awards for Excellence +++

  • Clear and tailored progression plans

  • Collaborative working environment that is sociable, celebratory and supportive

  • The ability and support to Work From Home even post pandemic

  • Top rewards / discounts including employee discounts, the ability to earn yourself additional paid time off, season tickets plus much more

  • Monthly, quarterly and annual incentive trips to luxury global destinations

  • Best in class training & development programmes

  • International work / travel opportunities (8 offices worldwide)

  • Competitive salary, commission and bonuses

  • Uncapped commission, based entirely on performance. Expected first year earnings of £30k-£45k. Second year earnings range anywhere from £40k-£100k+ for top performers.


Apply now

If you are interested in being one of our elite TEN, please apply by location using the following links:

Bristol, Headquarters





First year average earnings circa £/€30-40k OTE

We look forward to meeting you!

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