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PageGroup is a sales focused environment, offering a clear career path with training and development designed to support you and help you to reach your potential.
We combine leading-edge digital learning technology with structured face to face training sessions. Our blended learning approach means you can learn in the way that’s best for you.
Whatever your skills, experience and ambition, you’ll benefit from our industry-renowned training and development every step of the way.
We know everyone needs the best start so, when you join, you will follow a blended learning path. We combine digital content with face to face courses delivered by operational managers and directors. All our training is interactive and practical and helps you develop recruitment skills and commercial acumen. You’ll have a lot of fun too!
Lunch and Learns
Throughout the year, we hold short, impactful workshops focused on developing core recruitment and sales competencies. Topics include: selling with insight, compelling call openings, powerful questioning and running a profitable temp desk.
Sales Academy One
After four weeks in your role with on-the-job training and mentoring, Sales Academy One focuses on mastering the art of selling and developing the right mindset. It is designed to help you excel in the current sales climate and to develop your own client base.
Sales Academy Two
Six months later, Sales Academy Two builds on the skills and techniques already learned, including creating opportunities with clients, developing powerful questioning skills, and delving deeper into the psychology of sales. This toolkit helps build deep rapport with clients and candidates, generate business opportunities and maximise the sales pipeline.
Sales Academy Three
Two years into the sales consultant journey there may be an invitation to attend Sales Academy Three. It’s what makes our most successful consultants even more successful. It’s our equivalent of ‘Fight Club’ and … you’re right ... the first rule of Sales Academy Three is - we don’t talk about Sales Academy Three!
Managing, leading and coaching others is key to the success of our people and our business. Our modular management programme is designed to develop and fine-tune the key skills of managing yourself, leading others and leading the business:
Phase One – starts the programme ‘pre-management’, giving an insight into the manager’s role and helping the transition when promotion comes. The course covers a range of topics including understanding the scope of the manager role, how to build a business, driving performance, basic coaching skills and time management.
Both trainers were excellent and really understand the detail of what our roles entail, and the challenges that it throws up - they can always really relate to the scenarios us trainees bring up.
Phase Two – the first course after promotion consists of 7 individual days, devoted to driving business performance through people. Topics include sourcing and hiring potential recruitment consultants, how to conduct effective reviews and appraisals, setting a vision to engender high levels of engagement, and understanding the importance of diversity and inclusion.
I would have thought at some point the learning curve would slow and we would get less from 'classroom' courses and learning would become more situational - I was completely wrong. We are very lucky to have such an amazing resource in this company.
Phase Three – Designed specifically for managers with over two years’ management experience, this course further develops and challenges existing skills, looking at different approaches. It studies how to grow existing markets and develop new ones, along with people challenges such as identifying and understanding individual motivators and helping to overcome performance plateaus.
I was very impressed with the relevance of the content and how easy it is to put into practice. Great for managers who are looking to grow in their own role and empower their teams.
Our training and development programme doesn’t stop when you reach director level. At this level we focus on communication, building trust, motivation and effective relationships, as well as continuing to develop commercial and business skills. A 360 degree feedback process based on our leadership behaviours leads to a personal development plan and an increased awareness of natural strengths.
Our external training partner and coaches ensure our directors continue to benefit from broad and current leadership thinking.
Level One – improves leadership skills which aren’t part of a specific role, preparing for leadership of larger business units.
Level Two - Our 'Global Directors Academy' brings senior directors together from around the world to develop their business leadership qualities on the path to becoming managing directors.
Level Three – is designed to further develop the strategic and commercial business leadership skills of senior/managing directors before they move into executive roles.