Becoming a Recruitment Consultant at AWS: FAQs



Welcome to our FAQ section tailored for individuals interested in starting their career in education recruitment. Whether you’re considering a career change or seeking to enter the dynamic field of recruitment, we’re here to provide insights and guidance on how to get started and succeed in this rewarding industry.


As a leading education recruitment agency, Affinity Workforce is committed to supporting talented individuals in building fulfilling careers. Our team is dedicated to matching skilled professionals with rewarding opportunities that make a positive impact in schools and educational settings across the country.


We address common questions about the role of recruitment consultants including the qualifications and skills required, the recruitment process at Affinity Workforce, and tips for success in the education recruitment industry. Explore the FAQs below to gain valuable insights into the world of education recruitment and discover how you can embark on a fulfilling career journey with Affinity Workforce.



  • I’m interested in becoming a recruitment consultant. What qualifications or experience are required?

    When applying for our roles, you should ideally have some experience within a customer service environment and/or target-based role with transferrable skills.


    However, something we will always look for is resilience along with the desire to be successful! You will receive full on-the-job training with a support team to ensure you have everything you need to thrive within a career in education recruitment.

  • What qualities and skills make a successful recruitment consultant?

     There are several skills and qualities that make a successful recruitment consultant. These include: 


    • Excellent communication skills  
    • Ability to manage own time effectively  
    • Self-motivated with a strong desire to excel in your role 
    • Driven and ambitious 
    • Sociable and confident personality 
    • A team player who is well-organised 
    • Hardworking and able to thrive in pressurised situations 
  • What are the benefits of working as a recruitment consultant with AWS?

    These are lots of reasons to join AWS. Here are just a few: 


    • A career ladder that enables you to grow in your role! 
    • 23 days annual leave + bank holidays (plus an additional day off on your birthday!) 
    • Annual companywide conference held in an array of exciting locations 
    • Monthly social events for each office 
    • Thorough induction process with a supportive management team 
    • Clear career progression with annual development and salary review 
    • Access to Affinity Extra – our exclusive discounts and cashback offers 
  • What are the learning and development opportunities for a recruitment consultant at AWS?

    In addition to a thorough induction process and ongoing support from the management team, all AWS employees have access to Affinity Academy, our learning and development platform.


    You will have access to a range of training programmes such as GDPR, Leadership, candidate management, Business Development and Sales.  

  • What does a recruitment consultant role at AWS entail? What are the responsibilities?

    As a recruitment consultant, you will be responsible for all aspects of the candidate recruitment process along with building and developing relationships with clients. This includes: 


    • Advertising, sourcing, interviewing and ensure all compliance criteria is met for all candidates  
    • Placing qualified candidates within schools and ensuring a match between the school’s needs and the candidate’s skills/experience 
    • Business development to forge new relationships 
    • Building on relationships with clients 
  • What does a day in the life of a recruitment consultant look like?

    We start the day early to be in before the school days start so we can ensure our clients have all the cover they require, and we’ve done everything we can to ensure available candidates have work. Once the school day starts and all our clients and candidates are all sorted, our day can begin!


    Most likely after another brew round and breakfast, our days will consist of speaking to our clients, arranging meetings with new ones and developing relationships in the area, speaking to candidates who are in the process of registering with us, working on chasing references, completing DBS applications, preparing for the next day, obtaining feedback for candidates, prepping any that have interviews the following days.


    A variety of tasks which all contribute to you making your mark within the education recruitment world! Every day is different but always exciting and new successes, surprises and challenges along the way. 

  • I want to start my career in education recruitment, what are the next steps?

    If you’re looking to start your education recruitment journey with Affinity, get in touch with Megan, our Talent Acquisition Partner either via email or by calling 0161 672 5590. Alternatively, feel free to drop us your CV and we will be in touch!


    You can also view our latest roles.