From estate agency to recruitment. Develop your career at Whitehall

If you’ve had experience in an estate agency, a move to recruitment could be the next step in developing your career. Your experience in great customer service, time management, sales and negotiation will help you in your transition to becoming a recruiter.


We have offices in Colchester, Essex and Frankfurt, Germany – there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about. As recruiters, we frequently travel across the UK to visit clients and candidates. Whether it’s to attend networking events or to present to a potential new client, it’s important for us to build and maintain relationships.

Our international team can often be found jet-setting across Europe and the Middle East, it’s important to not only build relationships but also understand the culture and environment that surround our clients and candidates.


We have quarterly competitions across the business. The winners can choose from a weekend at our villa in Portugal, hotel and theatre trips, hotel and a family trip to UK attraction (safari, Legoland, theme park), a day at the tracks or spa weekends. This quarter, one of the winners was someone who has been here less than a year.

Commission structure

We have a clear and transparent commission structure – there’s no small print, and you can earn from day one. Here are some facts and figures on Whitehall consultants to give you an idea of the opportunities here. These are all based on team members that have worked longer than a year:

  • 64% earned over £35,000
  • 27% earned over £50,000
  • Average earnings are over £44,000
  • Last year, over £780,000 in commissions was paid out last year

This reflects the amazing earning potential as well as the quality training and support that goes into making our teams experts at what they do. A career in recruitment at Whitehall offers the same opportunities as those in the city, minus the commute and expenses.

Nights out and other rewards

Any consultant who exceeds their target is rewarded that month with Lunch Club – a Friday afternoon out the building on the house. We also have paid-for nights out through the year including huge summer and Christmas parties and nights out to celebrate company milestones. We also put on food during the day when we have record-breaking months.

If you’d like to get ahead of the competition and find out more, give us a call on 01206 212101. Our Talent Acquisition Team would be happy to talk to you about the various opportunities we offer. Alternatively, take a look at our latest vacancies.

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After working at Whitehall for a number of years now, I look back and wonder why I didn’t get into recruitment sooner. The company values, team spirit and the atmosphere is what makes Whitehall the place to be. On top of that, the commission structure, company rewards and career progression are second to none and I am excited for what my future holds and the goals I can reach.

Nicola Saxham - Senior Consultant – International (DACH) team

Since I started working at Whitehall, I am the happiest I have ever been in my career. The company really do look after you and I enjoy coming into work every day. The operations team always get included in all the incentive schemes, so no one is ever left out. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me here at Whitehall.

Keeley Bell – Operations Coordinator

I have worked at Whitehall for a long time now and it has been a pleasure to be part of the company’s continued growth. It is an exceptional place to work, with a family orientated mentality, and you are rewarded for working hard and being dedicated. I have loved my time here so far and look forward to progressing further.

Jason Wood – Credit Control Supervisor

Whitehall has really helped me curate my career into one I can be proud of – starting as an admin assistant,  I was promoted to the Facilities & Senior Administrator after just 18 months! Just recently, I was part of a project to help the company become Carbon Neutral, which is the best news!! The camaraderie of the whole team is wonderful, and I would thoroughly recommend Whitehall to anyone who is looking to kickstart their career into something amazing!

Abbie Elwood – Facilities & Senior Administrator

I joined the company as an entry-level consultant in the newly formed Key Accounts team back in 2010. Throughout those years I have progressed within the company and have had multiple promotions along the way and have never once looked back. At the moment, I’m looking to continue the growth of my team by adding to the current headcount and in supporting their development to help them to achieve their aspirations.

Adam Edgell – Associate Director – Key Accounts Delivery

The environment here is second to none, I am constantly learning and improving thanks to those around me and from the support of my managers. This is a company that rewards hard work and gives you all the tools you need to develop and succeed. I would recommend Whitehall to anyone, from those looking to start their journey into recruitment to those who already have a number of years’ experience as you will be joining a close-knit team and have the opportunity to thrive and work with some of the best in the industry.

Nathan Joseph – Principal Consultant – UK Permanent – ERP & IT Client Development

Since joining Whitehall Resources, they have given me the opportunity to grow and develop from a trainee position. Whitehall Resources is the ideal company if you are looking for career progression.

Kirsty Small – Contracts Administrator

I joined Whitehall with no experience in recruitment or IT and I could barely use a computer myself. Since joining, I have built a career and a joined a family here. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity I have been given and the guidance I have received from my managers and colleagues (friends). With hard work and a bit of tenacity, Whitehall can give you the chance to change your life for the better.

Jacob Lee – Executive Consultant – UK SAP Contracts

I joined Whitehall Resources with zero recruitment experience and a background in pharmaceuticals. Fast forward six years I have been promoted on multiple occasions and can vouch first hand that Whitehall Resources is a great place for career progression whilst having lots of fun along the way. On top of the career available you get to win lots of incentives including holidays abroad and overall, it is a great place to work.

Georgia Pike - Executive CSM - CSM

After joining Whitehall, I have really found myself within recruitment and even achieved rookie of the year! I am continuously learning and growing. I am looking forward to challenging myself in the future and seeing what I can achieve here at Whitehall.

Hannah Pile – Consultant – UK SAP Perm

I joined Whitehall in late 2015 as IT Support Engineer and have now progressed to Team Lead. Whitehall is a fantastic place to work, where hard work and a strong work ethic is rewarded in both Sales and Operations alike.

Dan Appleby – IT Team Lead