Focus the whole team
on future success

Grainne Martin set up GMT in response market needs. As a recruiter for more than 20 years she saw the gap in the recruitment market for an experienced sales Recruitment and sales trainer.  She saw the value of an experienced recruiter to pass on skills from new recruits to business leaders and every level in between. A highly experience of recruitment trainer she has had experience working and training in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America.

Within the recruitment industry, Grainne set up a country head office in Dublin, later expanding the business network to Cork and Belfast. From a business sector her stable was firmly in IT contracts but moved to high-level permanent placements and delivered retained solution across many business sectors including ICT, Accountancy and Finance and to Pharmaceutical and Life Science. Her skill is in responding to client and business needs. During the boom time, she established two new specialist staffing services in Finance and Pharmaceutical, later taken over by recruitment giant Adecco. Grainne totally understands how smaller brands fit into larger organisations and the benefits of brands working together and the value of cross-selling services.

3 of our most popular courses in 2017

Introduction to Recruitment: Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy

This A-Z of recruitment is very flexible and ideal for On Boarding new 360 recruiters.. It is ideally delivered over 2 days however some opt for the intensive 3 days with lots of role play. As a refresher its a great back to basics to brush up skills and can be done in a single day.

Business Development and Relationship Building: Take the Fear and Chill out of Cold Calling

Business development is what most recruiters love to hate. Take the fear away and instil lasting habits for successful BD calls. The trick is to remove the sales element and think and sound like business people. This one day course opens the mind to more interesting…

Head Hunting and Talent Acquisition Selling in Retained Solutions: Poaching for Goald

Building talent banks of passive candidates will be crucial to recruitment success in 2018. The ability to engage with premium candidates and work exclusively with them will create a fantastic business base. This course will help the recruiter to target the hidden…


For the more experienced recruiter and team leader

Building a High Income Contracts / Temp Desk

What better way to grow a recruitment business that have a strong platform of contractors or temps. This course looks at the fundamentals of building a powerful and sustainable book of contractors /temps. In its structured approach it show the difference…

High Achievers Workshop: The Ideal Course for a Big Permanent recruiter Biller who wants to go all the way in 2018

Becoming a big biller is very exciting for any recruiter. This course focuses of the 4 behaviours that help create that big biller mentality. Personal responsibility, hard work and getting the mindset right are key to success. This course gives structure and consistency that will…

Leading from the front: Leadership skills for the Billing Manager or Team Leader

The most demanding and difficult of all roles in recruitment is the billing manager. keeping your own billings on target while motivating your team to do the same is highly challenging. This is your day from handling the pressure to delegation and time…

Grainne is one of our principle trainers. She has worked with the NRF on the Programme in Recruitment Practice our Certificate course. She also speaks at breakfast briefings. A highly reliable and popular trainer with specialist recruitment experience. Her feedback from delegates is excellent, her insights to recruitment very valuable. Grainne is an engaging and empathetic trainer and business professional. It’s great to have someone from within the recruitment industry as a trainer it adds so much credibility

Geraldine King
CEO, National Recruitment Federation Ireland

A comprehensive and very clear structure approach to the recruitment process. Grainne made sure we were consistently engaged and asking questions. From today I will take away better structure, better questions for qualifying and most of all better quality. Grainne has great, great insights into recruitment with some very interesting stories she is also very funny.I really enjoyed the whole experience and learned a lot. I hit my objective of creating more structure in my recruitment process and had fun doing it. Thanks so much Grainne

Joe Glynn
Martinsen Mayer

Given my newness to the recruitment role, I found this training very informative and really interesting. Grainne gives real-life examples which brought it to life and made it easy to understand. There was plenty of time for questions and the session was very interactive. Following the training, I’m going to work with better structure and more confidence thanks to Grainne.

Ellie Gavin
Medsource Medical Services

Grainne was excellent as a coach and mentor. She helped me through the initial stages of setting up a challenging new division within contractor market, her coaching and positivity allowed me to set realistic and achievable targets whilst at the same time setting expectations for the business. I’d fully recommend anyone looking for recruitment training to sign up with Grainne, her approach is both methodical and straightforward to implement and returns real results which will strengthen any recruitment business.

Gareth Johnstone
Principal, Contract Consultant, Hewett Recruitment

Grainne has worked with Lander for the past 9 years. She is an inspirational trainer who is popular with managers and recruiters alike. A subject matter expert she gives real-life examples from the business which engages the learner and instills confidence. Grainne is passionate about recruitment and genuinely understands the stresses and strains of the job. Her feedback from delegates is excellent and she is frequently the trainer of choice for our clients. Grainne calls it as she sees it and receives great praise for giving open and honest feedback to managers. Working with Grainne is a pleasure to work with she always goes the extra mile for everyone and brings new ideas and energy to everything she does.

Fiona Lander
Managing Director, Lander Consultancy

I have had the pleasure of knowing Grainne Martin for around 20 years. Her sharp intellect, infectious humour and strong communication skills coupled with years of being a top billing recruiter, give her a unique approach to developing consultants and Management Teams alike.

Ann Swain

Grainne has worked as an Associate Trainer for APSCo for 5 years. She delivers specialist courses for Contract and Permanent Recruiters. Feedback from our delegates describes her as engaging, fun and informative and of huge value.

Charlotte Clark
Head Of Talent Development, APSCO

Grainne has worked in partnership with Sigmar as an external trainer for the past 8 years. She is an essential part of our onboarding of new recruiters as trainer of our Recruitment Excellence Programme. She has a clear understanding of our values and culture and really cares about Sigmar. We have had great feedback from the delegates who regard her as both engaging and entertaining.

She also trains in specialist areas including Contract recruitment, Understanding IT for the IT recruiter and various other specialist topics including leadership and performance management topics which we have used on many occasions. I would highly recommend.

Jamie Harnett
Associate Director, Sigmar Recruitment

Grainne’s training has helped me to improve massively over the past couple of years. It’s great to get a different perspective and have the chance to learn from the great experience that she has gained within the recruitment industry. She helped me to take a look at my business, assess where I was going wrong and put the correct plans in place to put me on the right path. I would definitely recommend Grainne to any recruitment team who are looking for someone to come in and make a real difference to their team’s performance.

Adam Whitehurst
Senior Consultant, Reperio Human Capita;

Grainne is an extremely accomplished, personable and adaptable sales trainer. Given her Recruitment background, she can relate to those issues that Recruiters encounter every day. She has an excellent appreciation of the Irish Recruitment sector which gives her immediate credibility.

Grainne delivers a message which is consistent with our business values and helps to convey this message to our staff whatever their seniority. She challenges the staff to seek continual improvement. She has helped to develop our staff immensely over the last 2 years and I would recommend her without hesitation.

James Doran
Director, Reperio Human Capital

As a company we are always investing in our team. As recruitment is very sales focused managing both clients and candidates we organised a 3 day training programme with Grainne. The aim of the 3 days was to refocus attention on sales, review the latest trends in the industry, discuss various sales strategies. Grainne delivered the course and was very insightful.
Her experience from recruitment both nationally and internationally has given her a wealth of knowledge which she is very happy to pass on. She understood the queries, concerns of the team and was very informative in giving practical examples of how to manage both candidates and clients in today’s challenging industry. As a company I would highly recommend Grainne as she delivers and the feedback from the team was very positive.

Suzanne Guerin
Group Managing Director, Broadline Recruiters

Training programmes

Induction Programmes

Recruiter Induction Programmes: Course Objectives – To gain knowledge of marketplace and Industry; Where your agency fits into the market

Goal setting and instilling the value of KPI's.

Recruiter Induction Programmes: Course Objectives – To gain knowledge of marketplace and Industry; Where your agency fits into the market

Opening the mind to business oppertunities.

Recruiter Induction Programmes: Course Objectives – To gain knowledge of marketplace and Industry; Where your agency fits into the market