Committed to Career Progression

Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2019 by Maire GerrardNo comments


Since Venn Group’s beginnings in 2001, we have grown from a small consultancy of five people to a national, multi-office organisation of over 300 consultants. We are proud to have achieved this growth organically, with a focus on promoting from within as opposed to hiring for senior roles externally.

We believe the qualities that make an exceptional recruitment consultant are not experience based, and so are proud to recruit people from all manner of social, career and academic backgrounds. Through the quality of our training and our ability to provide continued progression to new starters, we ensure that the future of Venn Group is in safe hands.

Exceptional training

From the first day, our new starters not only receive training on core skills in the form of individual and group sessions, but also immediately start building relationships with clients and candidates. While this can be a daunting prospect for those new to the industry, this is all done alongside close mentoring from the team, to ensure that no opportunity to win business is wasted.

However, once consultants have found their feet, this does not mean the training ends. We believe there is always room for further development, and even our highest billers take part in regular training sessions with our in-house team:

“The company prides itself on organic growth, which is reflected in the hands-on knowledge and experience your managers and seniors can provide you with both on and off the desk, as well as training which is second to none in the market.

This is tailored to each individual, taking into account your career goals, and is something that continues to push me and is an integral factor in my success.”

Leah Holder – Senior Executive Consultant

“Since joining Venn Group, I have been given the opportunity to excel and become a leading recruiter within my field. As a graduate with no previous recruitment experience, the training programme and support offered from day one is excellent, and every element is tailored to best fit our individual requirements.”

Louis Pearson – Senior Executive Consultant

“Venn Group was my first job in London after returning from travelling. The consultant development training programme has allowed me to excel within the recruitment industry with no previous experience.”

Andrew Ferguson – Senior Executive Consultant

Clear progression

While our extensive training evidences our commitment to our employees, in order to ensure we retain the exceptional talent within the company and attract the best and brightest new starters, we recognised the need to remain innovative in our offering. As a result of extensive research both internally and externally, Pathways & Milestones was born in 2017.

This transparent and performance-based route for promotion offers clear thresholds and financial incentives for consultants to aim towards. The model was created to boost career development, with weekly billing milestones that determine progression. Working alongside the existing team commission structure that is integral to Venn Group, it also maximises individual consultants’ earning potential.

Since its implementation, the success of the programme can be evidenced, with over 400 promotions in the first two years for exceptional consultants surpassing the set benchmarks. Figures such as this prove the benefit of this model for Venn Group employees and our reviews on Glassdoor frequently laud the opportunities that Pathways & Milestones provides:

“Fantastic promotion scheme, I have already received three promotions within less than two years”

“I really like having a structure where it's so clear what I can earn when. I felt like when I was interviewing with other companies, they were always hesitant to show me whole picture whereas here it is very clear”

 “The Pathways & Milestones progression pathway is clear, fair and highly rewarding”


If you are looking for a new role within a company that can offer continuous progression and development, then we’d be thrilled to discuss a career at Venn Group with you. Please email to hear more about the vacancies within our offices.

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