Potensis is a leading specialist construction & property recruiter. Since 2000 we have aspired to be our clients' recruiter of choice. We have robust business systems and encourage innovation to ensure we address the needs of both our candidates and clients, yet our people are the real driving force of our success.

Our business is based on empowering our consultants to guide and advise our clients and candidates in making effective decisions. Our culture is based on respect, entrepreneurial flair, achieving high standards and taking pride and ownership in the work we do.

Our success is due to the quality of our consultants. Our approach is simple, we take the time to train new recruits to help develop them into first-class consultants. Our approach and commitment to our staff has been recognised across the industry. As a result, Potensis has been awarded the Silver Investor in People accolade.

We are keen to hear from people interested either in entry level roles in recruitment or from experienced consultants looking for the next challenge.

Want to know more about us?  Visit our about us page.

Entry Level Roles

Potensis has a well-developed, industry leading training programme which all of our new starters undertake. The programme takes place over a period of 6-9 months and develops a range of sales, business and interpersonal skills. As the training progresses, additional duties will be undertaken in preparation for life as a consultant, such as registering candidates and attending client meetings, as well as exposure to in-depth, industry specific training. By the end of the programme a trainee will have a sound knowledge of their market sector, the ability to provide a high quality recruitment service to clients and candidates and will be equipped to undertake a long and successful career in recruitment with Potensis.

Potensis offers a competitive basic salary for new starters which is reviewed and increased after successful completion of the initial 3 months of training. This is reviewed and increased again upon promotion to consultant. Potensis operates an uncapped commission scheme with no threshold to hit so that its consultants have the ability to maximise their earning.

There is no right or wrong background for a career in recruitment, what matters is that you have the right attitude and the appetite to develop yourself, combined with an outgoing personality. If any of the following characteristics describe you, then you may be suited to a career in recruitment:

  • Ambitious and driven
  • Tenacious and dedicated
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Able to build a rapport with people
  • Results and project orientated
  • Enjoy being incentivised

If this is of interest please email your CV with a brief covering note to office@potensis.com or Contact us.


Experienced Hires

At Potensis we are always keen to hear from experienced recruitment professionals who are interested in developing their career or want to work in a high quality and entrepreneurial environment. Experienced hires interested in joining Potensis can expect the following:

  • Access to some incredible client accounts supported by long term relationships
  • Extensive sector specific database and significant advertising resources
  • Work in a highly entrepreneurial environment
  • Highly competitive pay and commission structure
  • Meritocratic career progression

If this is of interest please email your CV with a brief covering note to office@potensis.com or Contact us.


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