Your routeway to a successful career in recruitment

Starting out in any career can be daunting.

In our ‘What it takes to be a recruiter’ survey last year, 34% of respondents said they came into recruitment as a stop-gap, and loved it so much they stayed.

But when you come into something thinking it’s only going to be a temporary measure, you can get caught out when it comes to knowing how to develop your career.

That’s where our Career Routeway comes in.

So how do you use it?

We offer training and specific recruitment qualification for all levels. Our qualifications go from GCSE standard all the way up to degree. You’re supported from the beginning, all the way through.

Just follow the routeway…


You’re just starting out as a recruitment resourcer? Great. Our Level 2 Certificate in Recruitment Resourcing is your ultimate tool to enhance your skills and knowledge. You’ll get an introduction to the industry in general, sales techniques, knowledge of building and maintaining relationships as well as an understanding of the fine print – the legal and ethical requirements you need to be aware of when recruiting.

What about the next step? Our most popular qualification is the Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice. You’ll delve deeper, gaining knowledge of the market, recruitment operations, the principles of assessing people and you’ll build this knowledge while gaining a crucial commercial edge.

Managers and team leaders have the option of taking it further with the Level 4 Diploma in Recruitment Management. You’ll get a broader perspective of our industry, learning about different areas of management to give yourself a competitive edge.

The next step up for senior managers and directors is the new Level 5 Diploma in Recruitment Leadership. It’s a strategic level qualification, and is the first at degree standard for recruitment You’ll study advanced units to help yourself as an individual, but also gain crucial knowledge to establish improved processes within your own business.

And it doesn’t stop there. Along the way there are related training courses, research, IRP Professional Guides, IRP Legal bulletin and the online legal guide – all designed to support and enhance your career.

It’s simple. Decide where you are located on your journey, and we point you in the direction of ways in which you can help yourself move forward.

Download the IRP Career Routeway for 2016 and start planning your career.

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