Next Step Academy 2021

Our Academy for trainee technology recruiters is back and better than ever. What’s more, we have already confirmed two programmes for ten trainee places on each. The first will commence on Tuesday 4th May and a number of applicants have already been shortlisted. However, it’s not too late to send your application in for our May Next Step Academy programme but don’t delay.

Twenty Academy Places for 2021

More great news!  We can also announce a second programme to begin Monday 27th September, so you have two opportunities to get the best possible start in a truly rewarding career. There are ten places available for each programme.

Who is the Next Step Academy for?

The Next Ventures Academy is a carefully developed, on-job learning programme for trainees, new to recruitment or graduates out of university. It takes place at our London Headquarters, 140 Aldersgate Street, EC1A 4HY. Neither a technology background or a degree are mandatory, what you do need is the ability to learn and a passion to succeed in a sales environment.
Past successful candidates of the Next Step Academy have come with various previous experience such as from the hospitality, car sales, property sales or a university degree. Some time spent in a business development or sales role may well give you a head start but drive and ambition are key.

How does it work?

Your introduction begins with a week resourcing, where you will learn the skills you need to approach candidates and build your confidence. You can expect to get off to a flying start with classroom and team-based training. You will be supported closely by your trainer throughout.

Within the first month, you will join a selected team, this will be based on technology interests and learning style. You will refine your skills with help and support at each step.

With a month of experience on your own desk within a team, you may move towards candidate and client relationship management.
After assessment and meeting targets, you will begin the development of your own clients, with ongoing support all the way. No one holds you back, if you show you have what it takes, progress is accelerated to move you on a rapidly as possible.

A word from one of our previous Academy graduates.

Next Ventures was for me the one and only. I had set my sights on this company after being introduced by a former alumni from University (that I’m now happy to call a colleague). 

It was always going to be a challenge, relocating from another country to join a company and my start wasn’t without its difficulties. I remember, despite having made the journey before, I managed to get lost on my first day.

This didn’t matter and Holli the office manager made me feel very at ease so that I could still join the training. This is the way at Next Ventures, understanding, inclusion and above all else – bringing the best out of someone.

Training, support and guidance are essential to development and that is something Next Ventures provides in abundance. It is a challenging environment where your hard work will be recognised and rewarded. If you have the power to self-motivate and be the driver of your success – then Next Ventures will give you the vehicle to achieve that. Hope to see you on the team soon!

Mike Powell, SAP Recruitment Consultant

Why choose a career in technology recruitment?

Technology and more specifically enterprise technology is a growth industry. All business organisations are under continuous pressure to adopt and transform using the latest applications and infrastructure. Nearly all large corporations project increasing budgets on technology.

Finding the talent to successfully implement these technology projects is a major challenge and is why clients rely on trusted recruitment partners like Next Ventures to fill these roles.  By delivering carefully qualified candidates a successful recruiter can expect a highly rewarding career with excellent prospects to look forward to. You also get to build long standing relationships with clients and the satisfaction of helping candidates find their ideal jobs or careers.

What you can expect in return.

First year on target earnings of £35-£45k are realistic with some exceeding this and six-figure salaries in 2-3 years being perfectly achievable. Our very generous commission of up to 35% uncapped is about the best in the industry but it doesn’t stop there.

Next Ventures value and reward hard work and our numerous incentives include all expenses paid quarterly Club Trips abroad, an annual Club Trip as well as monthly Lunch Club meals and many other prizes for achieving targets.

Visit our Next Step Academy page.

Or our Work for Us page, we are recruiting at all levels.

Why not take the Next Step?