Join Switch Consulting

As a dynamic and rapidly expanding recruitment company Switch Consulting is always looking for the most talented people to join our team. We have an entrepreneurial and team based culture, supporting each other and celebrating together in the successes we create. We have built a strong client base and an equally strong reputation in the market of being able to deliver assignments quickly and professionally.



Switch Consulting is a specialist retail recruitment consultancy, made up of four business areas: Retail Store Operations, Buying & Merchandising, Leisure & Hospitality, and Retail Talent Outsourcing (RTO). Recruiting for a range of retail companies from Global FTSE 100 companies to SME’s across the UK.

Established in late 2008, Switch Consulting has grown to become a leader in retail recruitment across the UK, with 2 offices in London and Birmingham and a third office due to open internationally by 2020.

We are retail specialist recruiters. This means all our consultants are experts in their field and only recruit into their specific market, giving our customers the best insight and widest reach during their recruitment process.

At Switch we have a set values that contribute towards defining our business and our working culture: the leadership team have over 60 years of combined recruitment experience within the retail sector, this means we have a truly unique understanding of the retail market, the complexities within it and how best to source the strongest possible talent and roles for clients and candidates alike.

We truly believe in a long-term approach to recruitment, ensuring that appointments are best for all parties and making sure that the process has delivered everything required from start to finish.

Working with a large network of experienced retail professionals, we are able to source talent from the widest possible pools, ensuring that the correct candidate is always sourced into the right position. This experience has come from countless assignments completed throughout extensive retail recruitment careers.

All relationships are truly valued. We treat neither clients nor candidates as “just another brief”, and we offer an honest approach to business that allows us the flexibility to source appropriate talent. This gives our clients and candidates the peace of mind to know that we are acting in all parties’ best interest.

We pride ourselves on the unique culture that we have created here: a culture that is underpinned by an open & honest approach and is highly supportive. It is a mature team environment where you have genuine autonomy in your role.

The role of a Switch Consulting recruitment consultant revolves around business-to-business sales, commercial customer service and generating revenue while engaging with clients, candidates and your colleagues.

Recruitment is a sales focused environment. As a Recruitment Consultant you will sell your expertise and recruitment services to both candidates and clients, building and developing business relationships that are mutually beneficial. You will manage the recruitment process from interview to offer stage and beyond. This includes sourcing and interviewing candidates, presenting quality candidates to clients, and negotiating salary packages and fee rates.

Whether or not you have experience in sales or have worked in recruitment before, join us and you will receive exceptional support and coaching from some of the most experienced recruiters in the retail sector, with ‘best practice’ training, coaching and support on a regular basis throughout your career.

You will have regular 1-2-1’s as well as quarterly appraisals with your line manager which will allow you to set and review objectives on an ongoing basis to enable your career progression within the Company.

You will be paid a competitive base salary with the opportunity to receive market leading bonus payments on a quarterly basis. Your career progression is directly related to your performance and the results you achieve. There are team incentives run on a regular basis including trips abroad for high achievers. Finally, we offer a competitive benefits package.

We offer a structured career path with tangible targets for your development. So it’s up to you to decide the path your career takes, whether that’s being the highest biller and the recognition and bonuses that come with that, or leading a team of consultants to become efficient fee earners, or perhaps setting up a new business area for Switch, in the UK or internationally, all of these are possibilities at Switch Consulting.

Recruitment is fast-paced, complex and challenging. It’s a role that offers plenty of variety and is highly people-focused. It requires somebody that is motivated, driven and resilient that can build relationships and take responsibility for delivering results. You must be prepared to push yourself in a sales environment if you want to reap the rewards.

Successful applicants will meet with a manager for an initial informal coffee, to find out more about each other and more about the role; followed by a more structured interview; and finally, a short presentation to your manager and director, on your understanding of the role, where you want to be and how you intend to get there with Switch Consulting.

You will always be provided with relevant feedback on your performance whether you have been successful or not.

“…it was essential that I partnered with a business that had a clear vision of success and a rewarding work environment. Switch is a very ethical recruitment business and makes decisions based on a longer-term strategy, Switch also has well-established relationships with both clients and candidates, and this was key for me in joining.”
Lennie Higgs – joined June 2015


Ready to join Switch Consulting?

To apply for a role as a recruitment consultant at Switch Consulting please submit your CV.