Forsyth Barnes Academy

"Work like most people won’t, so you can live like most people can’t"

“What’s it like to work at Forsyth Barnes?” “What will my colleagues be like?” “What’s the culture like?” “How will I get my first promotion?” “What are the offices like?”


We know joining a new business can be exciting and challenging, and we know that most people will want to find out lots about the company before they start.

At Forsyth Barnes we pride ourselves on the family culture, working hard and having fun, and this extends to our fantastic Graduate Training Programme. We have grown 100% year on year since inception and the growth opportunities here are not only fantastic, they are non-stop. You will be given training to make sure you understand your role and you will also be given the autonomy to manage your own workload, giving you a chance to feel empowered and take control of your own progression. We are a company where our team members’ progression is our priority that’s why we want ‘The Right People To Find The Right People’.


If you’re a graduate and you’re looking for a role that requires drive, ambition and hard-work for rewards and a globally recognised career then recruitment could be for you.

We’re on the lookout for ambitious, dedicated and driven graduates who are initially money and success hungry, with a large ambition to develop their long-term careers. We also encourage a lively-fun atmosphere too!

Graduates are put through a structured and carefully measured 12 week training program which has been over a decade in development. This includes one to one training, group sessions, mentoring and shadowing, coupled with learning by doing. We promote this proactive mentality, and believe it is important to learn by failure as well as successes.

We don’t sugar coat it, the job is demanding and can be tough, especially in the first 6 months. However, if you have always wanted to have your efforts rewarded, to make your own decisions, to progress based on your performance and not politics, then we have the perfect environment for you. If you promise to work hard, we promise to make it fun along the way, and reward you well!


Josh Palmer – “I joined FB and the academy in 2017, fresh out of Uni. I had no recruitment experience and was a complete novice to the industry. The sole reason I achieved my promotion early on into my career, and making my first full 360 deal, is down to the support and training I’ve received from FB. From group training sessions to individual desk cases, the ongoing support at FB is amazing. If you’re at the beginning of your recruitment journey, I couldn’t recommend the academy more highly!”


From day one, you are entitled to:

  • 12 week training program
  • Industry leading commission scheme – same level for grads as experienced managers
  • Holiday target
  • Incentive ladder – an accumulative target board (rather than one that expires each month/quarter/ annually) – we’re very proud of this, and consultants can receive luxury items such as a weekend in new York for 2, shopping sprees with days off and money to spend and even a company car improving as you progress – the top level being an Audi R8!
  • State-of-the-art office environments
  • Lunch up incentives etc. – Michelin starred restaurants
  • Track days, virgin experience days etc

Our most important focus is consultant engagement. A recruitment consultancy is nothing without its staff and we acknowledge and embrace that, by giving consultants everything they need to thrive.

We are keen to start interviewing immediately, with the view to new consultants starting ASAP.


Antonio Catanho – “I was one of the first to join the Academy team and came in with very little recruitment experience so felt it was the best route to get into the swing of things. There were clear advantages to this model, I was able to work closely with the consultants, all of which were easy to work with and able to provide expert advice. As well as being able to see out the full recruitment process, the academy has a dedicated training manager, who is an experienced consultant and is proactive about making sure we are ready to move into the role of consultant. In my time in the academy I acquired invaluable experience that I still use every day as a 360 consultant.”


Matt Hardy – “I joined Forsyth Barnes in 2017 and came in as an Academy Consultant. From the very start I was given a clear and achievable promotion target. I received training to make me a consultant – not a resourcer. I knew what I had to do to achieve my promotion and it was always clear. The support from the senior management was exceptional (and still is) and the support and advice from the other consultants is brilliant. If you ever need any help or are not sure on something anyone will be happy to help. I got promoted after 4 months and since then we have worked together to find the best market for me. I’ve received 1-1 training sessions to develop my skills and I am now loving building up my own desk!”

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