Cathcart Technology are looking for a trainee with native Finnish language skills to join our Edinburgh HQ as we strive to grow our hugely successful operation of recruiting for Finnish companies from Edinburgh. You will be joining an existing and thriving team of other Finnish nationals who live in Edinburgh and work with our Finnish clients to help them find the best tech talent.
Who are we?
We are an independent recruitment company specialising in the provision of specialist IT staff, headquartered in Edinburgh. We were founded in 2009 and have grown from three employees to over forty worldwide including a successful office in Bangkok. Our Finnish operation started in 2019 and has enjoyed great success - we now trade with some of the best-known Finnish companies ranging from software consultancies, startups and household names. You will be joining a close knit, friendly team (all Finnish nationals) who work closely together to grow our presence in Finland with top companies whilst engaging local talent.
What's in it for you?
In addition to your basic salary, we have one of the industry's leading commission structures - it's uncapped, meaning that the sky is your limit in terms of earning potential.
We also offer some of the industry's best incentives, including Michelin Star lunches, holiday trips, highland getaways as well as lots of team building experiences and rewards to suit your motivations.
Lastly company culture is important to us! The Finnish team is extremely welcoming, supportive and we have created a structure which means everyone has a voice and a career path.
What will I be doing every day?
After an initial 3-6-month training period, where you'll learn the ropes, you will be responsible for the following:
** Identifying potential customers and negotiating commercial agreements with a wide array of Finnish companies.
** Finding Finnish technology professionals and representing them for your client's roles
** Immersing yourself in the technology sector and attending/organising technology events, meet-ups and conferences.
** Being responsible for the entire recruitment lifecycle from initial contact to organising interviews, finalising employment offers and post-placement care.
The beauty of this role is that it can suit almost anyone as long as you have native Finnish language skills. For example, we have people from all sorts of degree backgrounds (physics, fine art, business, marketing etc), salespeople, retail assistants, customer service and pretty much everything in between, but no matter what you will be given all the tools and training to become a very good recruitment professional. The thing they all have in common is a drive to succeed, a competitive edge and a focus on quality.
If this all sounds like a bit of you, then get in touch with Stuart Manderson, Sales Director to chat through what we/you are looking for in more detail.
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