A recruitment resourcer may be employed in any organisation that requires a recruitment function. Their role is to identify, attract and shortlist candidates for the recruitment process to fulfil the requirements of the business brief and provide resourcing support to the recruitment function. They may also be required to identify new business opportunities. Typical responsibilities for a recruitment resourcer are:

Research, identify, attract and shortlist candidates for the recruitment process to fulfil the requirements of the business brief. Identify new business opportunities through a variety of means and refer these opportunities to a recruiter. Meet all procedures and carry out relevant processes to ensure industry codes of ethics and relevant legislation are adhered to.

A career in recruitment as a recruitment resourcer can appeal to those individuals who possess an entrepreneurial outlook. It provides the opportunity for reward and high earning potential. Many opportunities arise for professional and personal development within the recruitment sector with transferable skills being respected throughout industry as a whole.

Training Programme

The recruitment resourcer will need to understand: The candidate attraction and selection processes; The legal, regulatory and ethical requirements, appropriate codes of practice; Recruitment sales techniques and processes and how to support them; Market rates; Build and maintain relationships with candidates; Employee rights and responsibilities. Research, identify and attract candidates using all appropriate methods; Write, place and update adverts in line with company procedures; Monitor responses/applications received; Qualify, shortlist and present suitable candidates against defined job vacancies; Assist in the recruitment and selection processes by effectively liaising with the candidates and internal teams; Initiate, manage and develop candidate relationships.

Typical Duration

12 Months




Workplace Assessments

Assessment Methods

The End—Point Assessment is structured into two distinct parts:

  • Resourcing Project Assignment: Research, compose and place an appropriate advert. Describe how they would effectively manage candidate applications.
  • Professional Discussion: Requires the apprentice to be a confident, assertive and persuasive communicator, demonstrating the knowledge and understanding of their role as detailed in the Standard.

Job Sectors

  • Recruitment consultant
  • Lead generator
  • Recruitment advisor