The Graduate Programme at Venn Group

Venn Group’s rapid growth and success over the last decade is a direct result of the achievements of our graduate intake. Our consultants join us after reading a variety of subjects; however they are all people looking for a challenging and rewarding job in an environment that will support and develop them through their graduate learning path and career beyond.

Why recruitment?

Recruitment is a career that offers you a chance to run your own business within a business. Of course there is a structure to how our consultants work, but individuals are responsible for the strategy of building and looking after their client base. Within your first year you will develop your skills for generating business, pitching, specialist sector knowledge, interviewing and assessing candidates. Throughout this period you will be responsible for a portfolio of clients; you and your manager work together to develop a strategy for maintaining and developing business with them. Your strategy will typically include phone calls, speculative CV’s, mail-shots, social media, meetings and research. 

Many graduates see recruitment as a strong career choice because it directly rewards diligence and conscientious working – you directly see the rewards of your hard work as your client portfolio grows. Few other career choices give such immediate feedback for success.

Why Venn Group?

Venn Group was established in 2001 by Alexander Badenoch, Deirdra Moynihan and Philip Hanna. Having all previously worked together at a large recruitment company they identified a gap in the market for a team-based consultancy exclusively to serve temporary recruitment and to cover all sectors with a range of professional skill sets. 

In 14 years the company has grown dramatically from 5 to 350 employees – commercial proof of the way we work. We have strong core values that include looking after our staff and ensuring that we grow by developing talent within the company. Our management team have all worked their way up from starting with us as consultants. They understand from first-hand experience the importance of teamwork and the value of sustaining long-term personal contact with clients and candidates. 

We don’t do “status”. Everyone, including the Chairman, works in an open-plan setting. Directors sit alongside their consultants and administrators. Everyone is approachable, our ethos supports an open-door approach where we are all open to feedback, advice and support. Thanks to that and because we are an entrepreneurial, privately owned business, we can make business decisions fast to make the most of market opportunities.

What do we do?

Here at Venn Group we focus exclusively on contract and interim appointments, which means we are the experts in placing professionals in fixed-term roles. As the UK’s only company dedicated to providing contract interim staff to organisations in both the private and public sectors, we have built a reputation of quality and professionalism amongst the clients we work with and the candidates we place. 

We successfully recruit interim professionals in the specialist areas below: 

Financial Services

Public Sector

Commerce & Industry

Accountancy Accountancy Accountancy
Operations HR IT
Legal IT Communications
Procurement Communications Legal
IT Housing Management
Revenue & Benefits
Strategic Services


Starting from a single office a decade ago, Venn Group has grown organically in response to the demands of the market. We now provide national coverage whilst staying keenly aware of local market needs. 

Our current network comprises offices as below: 
Central & East 
North East & Yorkshire 
North West 
South West 
Thames Valley

The Graduate Programme

When you join Venn Group as a Recruitment Consultant you will start on our Graduate Development Programme. The first 12 weeks will see you embark on a combination of training and mentoring at the desk from your Manager and Director as well as formal training delivered by our in house training team. 

From the end of your first three months onwards you will be invited to a series of two-day workshops designed to give you the key skills and techniques needed to further your career. With specialisms ranging from Accounting and Finance through to Legal and IT, you will receive the training you need to become an expert in your own area. 

Training at Venn Group is a continuous process. From your second year and onwards, higher-level training helps to reinforce and develop your sales and management skills.

Graduate Package

Your entry salary is competitive to other graduate schemes and after 3 months you will enter onto a percentage of our uncapped commission scheme. 

Our unique commission scheme reflects a combination of team and individual effort. Unlike other organisations, by three months we will guarantee your entry to a percentage of this commission, with the percentage increasing as you establish your career within Venn Group. 

Further benefits include: 

• 22 Days Holiday, increasing 1 day a year up to 25 days 
• Private Healthcare cover after one year’s service 
• Pension Contributions Scheme 
• Salary sacrifice schemes, including Ride to Work & Childcare Vouchers 
• Interest free clothing loan 
• Bi-annual eye tests 
• Entry on to our rewards scheme – Vennture Points 
• Paid time off for charity work 
• Company Maternity/Paternity pay 

For further information and to ask further questions about a career as a Recruitment Consultant, please contact our Internal Graduate Recruitment team on 020 7557 7667 or click here.