Training, Support & Techniques


With AES you will be trained, supported and given the techniques (built up over 30 years) to deliver a first class and efficient permanent recruitment service; you will become a 360 degree recruitment consultant. To find out more please watch our video or read on below:


How to become an Independent Recruitment Consultant

To operate efficiently you need a process to find customers (and retain them) if you don’t already have them, a process to evaluate and establish the Clients NEEDS and a process to deliver a sensible solution on a “right first time basis”; you don’t want to be working on “time wasting” customers!

Finding customers

Ideally you will already know a sector of interest or customers that you can call. If not, AES will help you to identify and establish profitable customers.

To aid this we currently use a piece of software called Dunn & Bradstreet. Dunn & Bradstreet holds information on all UK based companies and this allows you to target companies by location, expertise, size, turnover and employees. It also gives (when available) the telephone number, web address and senior person in the business.

Evaluate and establish the Clients NEED

To manage the process we use ADAPT. 90% of the world’s top recruitment agencies use ADAPT and it allows you to record information on its three databases (company, candidate and jobs).

Deliver a sensible solution

AES provides you with access to at least one major Job Board to find CVs for your clients and to do advertisements.

AES currently uses CVs provided by CV library along with their advertising portal and their excellent watchdog facility.

Important: AES strives to be a centre of excellent for permanent recruitment consultancy, as such we are constantly looking at the effectiveness of the job boards. We are happy to consider supplying other job boards as required by our consultants and the sector they are operating in.

As well as the above AES will give you assistance on how to link on LINKEDIN for leads and candidates as well as providing administration support in credit control and CV management.

In a nutshell AES provides the structure, substance and expertise to deliver the service and the licence holder provides the drive to make it happen. 


At AES we understand the importance of your first 3 months in business.

The first few months of any new business, new job or even building a house is all about making sounds foundations: This is also the time when you are at your most apprehensive because a lot of work can be done for very little visual reward; AES will help you through this period. We will give you key performance indicators that we use in the office to give you a good chance of making your first sale in the first two to three months.

“I have worked in recruitment for 13 years, constantly hitting £100k targets year on year, whilst working long hours. I now work from home & work a fraction of what I used to. I still make a minimum of one sale per month, which will increase as time goes on. I have a fantastic work life balance which is something I’ve always strived for. Although I work from home, I still have the office support from the AES team as & when I need it, they have been extremely helpful & always make sure I have everything I need.”


“We both have a recruitment background and are used to hard targets and long days in the office. After having our families our priorities changed and we decided to share a licence between us and split the workload. We now both work 2-3 days a week but around our families. We can still feel like part of a team but with the flexibility of the work being around our lives and not the other way around.”

Emma and Leanne

“AES gave me the opportunity that I had been seeking for a long time, I always used to say to my peers I can’t believe how much I am making the company and only getting such a small amount for myself but with the help of AES I finally managed to keep 100% of what I made. Working with AES allowed me to be flexible with my working hours and really give me that work/life balance that everyone craves.”


“With my sales background I found it easy to transfer my skills across to recruitment. I now have the pleasure of being able to work whenever I want with a few of my preferred customers to make regular sales. For me the freedom of being able to take a holiday whenever I want and work where and when I want is priceless.”


“I am a 22 year old sales executive and live in The Highlands of Scotland. I had no recruitment experience but wanted to see if I could start my own enterprise and was attracted to AES because of the support. I used savings for the first four monthly payments and having made 3 sales in this period I had much more than my money back which I was very pleased with. In addition, AES paid for flights and picked me up at the airport for follow up training after I had been with the company for 6 weeks; that was impressive!”


“I am an ex-employee of AES joining in 2006. I decided to be independent in 2007 because I was fed up making AES money! I now enjoy a regular six figure income and rarely go to the office. I could easily do this for myself but having people to do my admin, sort out my invoices and pay the money into my account is actually very helpful. I am also reassured that if I need help (or just want to talk about Rugby!) I can call the office”


“I joined AES in 2008 after an early career in the Telecommunications industry, and following recommendations from existing licence holders. The rigorous initial training quickly got me up to speed with the basics of recruitment and the regular update training has helped my CPD. The AES management team is always willing and able to provide help and guidance at short notice, whether it be contract law or a delicate Client relationship issue.


“I was the classic Recruitment Consultant in the 1980s and 90s – constantly pursuing high sales figures, long hours away from home and feeling guilty about not being able to spend time with the family. I joined AES many years ago, and have built up a small base of core customers who are very happy to give me repeat business, which gives me a similar income with far less hours. I can work flexible hours when I need to, and spend more time with the family. A lifestyle result for me!”


“A health scare in my 50s, for me, was what I needed to readdress what I was doing. I was living in a lovely part of rural Wales but travelling hours on the Motorways and nights away from home were the norm in my role as a Lighting Sales Manager. With many years of sales experience, I was surprised that in the first week with AES I was seeing selling techniques I wish I had known 25 years ago”


Take your first step in obtaining work life balance with AES! 

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Telephone: 01242 526379
Email: colin@aesco.co.uk
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