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Recruitment Advisor - Early Careers

  • Job reference: CS-002101
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Birmingham, London, Bristol

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We’re looking for an experienced recruiter to join our Early Careers team who recruit our graduates, apprentices and placements in the UK. The role is part time and we are looking for someone ideally 3 days a week for the period of 12 months to cover maternity but would be interested in hearing from you if you wanted to work slightly more.

To do this role you’ll certainly need to have a passion for early careers, like variety and working in a high volume, fast paced environment and love providing exceptional customer service. Although we have recruitment cycles there’s never a time when we’re not busy so you would come in and hit the ground running to support the delivery of our graduate and apprentice recruitment. You’ll also need to be willing to provide support wherever it’s needed to help the team deliver their requirements for the cycle ahead. Ideally you will have graduate and or apprentice recruitment experience but if you haven’t we’d still like to hear from you. As long as you have some solid recruitment experience, are a quick learner and like new things with a real passion for early careers you’ll be fine and we’ll teach you what you need to know.


So you get a feel for the role, here’s some of the things you’ll be doing:

• Support the team with the delivery of graduate and apprentice recruitment which will involve taking responsibility end to end for a number of roles from attraction through to onboarding
• Manage a high volume of candidates through our selection process providing an exceptional customer service and an outstanding candidate experience at all times
• There’s lots of business engagement involved and although the team will support you you’ll need to feel comfortable meeting and talking with the business and discussing how early careers recruitment operates, discussing candidates and operational needs and supporting with the shortlisting process
• Use our ATS which we use for our early careers recruitment, again we’ll train you but you’ll want to have used systems before for candidate management in a recruitment environment
• Get involved in our events schedule and university engagement by attending events and supporting the delivery of skills sessions and advice to students
• Travel to and manage the delivery of assessment centres for graduates and apprentices across the UK guiding the business in making the right offer decisions on the way and extending offers to candidates
• Get involved in the ongoing improvement of our early careers recruitment through various projects

You’ll need some solid recruitment experience for this role and have worked with high volume where it’s constantly busy and fast paced. So here’s some of the things that we’re looking for you to demonstrate to enable you to do deliver:

• Highly organised with a structured approach to work to ensure you always deliver what’s expected of you. You’ll take ownership and responsibility and have the support of the team around you but need to ensure you deliver and juggle priorities well whilst being self-managing a lot of the time
• If you’ve run graduate assessment centres before then great but if not then we’ll expect you to be able to pick things up with our training but you will need to understand the importance of recruitment best practice, employment law and how to manage candidates fairly and guide the business to do the same
• Great IT skills in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint and be comfortable with systems as you’ll be using our ATS to manage candidates
• Excellent customer focus, with the ability to recognise and respond to the diverse needs of business managers and candidates alike
• Build strong relationships with people, getting close to your colleagues, your business stakeholders and candidates
• Like following process where there needs to be and comfortable to look for flexible improvements where the opportunity exists
• Given the nature of the role you’ll need to be happy being mobile as at times there will be plenty of travel and there will be some overnight stays. The days are sometimes long but if you love early careers recruitment like we do then you’ll feel the rewards on a regular basis.

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