Recruitment gets a bad name. Cold calling, impossible targets, being micromanaged. 

That’s why Building Careers UK began. When directors Mark and Carl started BCUK ten years ago it was to create a company that recruits a little bit differently. We know what it’s like to be in recruitment; and we know why it’s such a rewarding career!

Here are a few reasons why our recruitment consultants come to work every day.

1. Money
In most jobs, doing well means a salary and maybe a pat on the back from your boss. In this job, success comes on top of your salary and in the shape of a great commission scheme and top incentives. Anyone fancy a trip to Dubai?

2. Work hard, play hard
Sorry, but no one gets paid to party. But if you work hard, you can play hard! We reward consultants hitting targets with extra cash, incentives and prizes. But a massive selling point of BCUK is that we have a great team and great social atmosphere. It’s great to support each other by day and celebrate together by night!

3. No two days are the same
You will never be bored in recruitment. Monday you will be at an event hobnobbing with clients, Tuesday you’ll be closing deals on the phone, Wednesday you’ll be interviewing candidates. Every day brings its own triumphs and its own challenges. If you’re looking for a tedious desk job, this isn’t the one for you!

4. Changing someone’s life
You’ll never forget the first time you place someone in a job. Whether they’re looking to improve progression, salary or location, you could be helping your candidate with more money for the baby on the way, or making that daily commute a little easier, or an exciting move to a new city; you really are helping change someone’s life.

5. In the know
As the direct point of contact for your candidates and clients, your role is so much more than matching candidates and clients. You become the advisor and the expert. If someone wants to know the market trends, the next big event, the must have info: you’re the person to speak to.

6. Independence, Yay!
We’re here to support you and help you develop, not to micromanage you. You recruit for a particular sector day in day out, so we know you know it best. If you think you need to focus on something, or you’ve had an idea that’s outside the box- great! Your business and your success are in your hands. We only want you to fulfill your potential.

If this sounds like your cup of tea (because by the way, to be part of BCUK you must be a fan of cups of tea) then get in touch! Contact George Lucking on 0151 230 1690 or email