Our Rewards and Benefits

Our Recruitment Benefits program has been developed by asking the team what they want and developing it from their feedback.  Therefore, in addition to the competitive basic salary on offer, we also operate a very generous and transparent commission scheme which is reviewed yearly by the consultant and sales teams. Our rewards and benefits are second to none. Working for McCarthy has changed many of our employee's lives and we have made many Recruitment Success Stories - see more here.

It is important for our new starters to understand that when you start in our business you are not coming in to work what is known in recruitment as a ‘cold desk’.  On the contrary, you will never be asked to Business Develop as we employ a separate team that focuses on bringing in new clients (unless you really want to, in which case of course you can!)  Instead, you will be given a ‘warm desk’ which means you will be given carefully chosen vacancies each week with a variety of clients; you just need to focus on filling those vacancies with the right candidate.  Later on down the line, when you are fully fledged, you will be given the opportunity to manage a client account if you wish (and even then you will be supported in doing this).


Because you are given vacancies to work literally within your first week, it means you can start earning commission very quickly, and hence we would expect that any new Recruitment Consultant will earn a minimum of £36,000 in their first year, even if they have no experience at all.  Going forward, we would expect our successful team members to be earning between £45,000 and £100,000 a year on average, dependent on their personal performance and their own personal goals. Our team set their own targets based on what they want to earn and are supported and developed so they can achieve them.

On top of the fantastic earning potential we also have an extensive range of financial and non-financial rewards on offer, including the below:

Rewards & Benefits

  • Up to 25 Days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Childcare Vouchers and salary sacrifice options
  • Free Parking
  • Long service awards
  • Free Coffee from our Starbucks style coffee machine
  • Our legendary 4-day summer ‘team build’ event
  • Contributory Pension
  • Dress down Fridays
  • Friday Breakfast & Summer BBQ’s
  • The McCarthy Christmas Party (feel free to bring your partner) - held at a swanky location 
  • McCarthy Children's Christmas Party - where your little ones get to meet Father Christmas and have a fantastic day out
  • Annual Awards evening where successes are celebrated and employees have the chance to win the Employee of the Year prize – £500 bonus
  • Annual training conference to a variety of different exotic locations
  • Funding for external training & coaching as required
  • Extensive training and development
  • Flexible working arrangements where required
  • Company mobile phones and access to laptop (depending on your level)
  • Social Fund – collected monthly and then saved up for team events
  • A fantastic office environment
  • Access to car washing on site
  • Ad hoc employee recognition prizes
  • Access to personal financial planning and advice through an independent financial adviso
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