TheLightBulb Apprenticeships

Level 3 Recruitment

The role of Recruitment is to attract candidates and match them to temporary or permanent job positions with client companies, you may also focus on the supply of flexible works.

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What is the Recruitment Consultant Apprenticeship?

Typically, this level 3 apprenticeship will take 13-18 months.

Predominantly employed within the recruitment sector, the Recruitment Consultant’s job is to identify and secure job opportunities within client organisations. They attract candidates and successfully place them in those jobs in return for a fee. A consultant may focus on the supply of flexible workers, permanent placements or a combination of both. Typical responsibilities for a recruitment consultant include:

  1. Identifying, qualifying and securing client recruitment opportunities in line with corporate and personal goals
  2. Identifying, assessing and placing suitable candidates to meet client requirements in order to achieve revenue in line with corporate and personal goals
  3. Developing and manage client / candidate relationships to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction and quality standards
  4. Meeting all procedures and carrying out relevant processes to ensure industry codes of ethics and relevant legislation are adhered to


As part of this standard the learner will complete one Level 3 knowledge qualification and one Level 3 competency qualification from the selection below:


  • Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Recruitment Practice Competency:
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Recruitment

What job will I be doing?

A career in recruitment as a recruitment consultant can appeal to those individuals who possess an entrepreneurial outlook. It provides the opportunity for reward and high earning potential. Many opportunities arise in the recruitment sector for personal and professional development, such as team leader and or managerial roles.

End Point Assessment:

The end point assessment (EPA) will test the entire standard and comprises of the following elements:

A summary of knowledge, skills and behaviours will need to be demonstrated throughout your EPA

Learner Journey

Information Sheet

Skills Scan

Apprenticeship Catalogue

What are the requirements?

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Must be 16 or over and working at least 30 hours per week including all training and study time.

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Must be in an occupation relevant to the apprenticeship and hold a contract of employment.

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Must be allowed to use 6 hours a week of their working time to complete off the job training.

Depending on the Apprenticeship, apprentices will need to achieve level 1 or 2 English and Maths prior to taking the end-point assessment and we will support the learner through this programme where necessary.

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