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Gillian Vevers

I work as a Candidate Co-ordinator within a team that specialises in Technology & Digital and FinTech jobs. I profile graduates and gather information about their job search & career objectives, in order to ensure that the right graduates are sent to our Recruitment Consultants.

My area of expertise

Being a Candidate Co-ordinator means that I work on a variety of graduate jobs, for a huge range of different companies. Breaking the mould within the corporate realm, we focus on anything from sales jobs at tech companies to client services jobs at fast-growing FinTech startups.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

Throughout my education, I've always been drawn to pursuing new opportunities. I applied directly to Give A Grad A Go, and during my interview I met members from several different teams. It was the warm welcome and engaging personalities of the people at Give A Grad A Go that made me certain that this was an environment I wanted to be a part of!

The worst job I've had

I’ve always been very fortunate in the work I have undertaken - I really can’t say I’ve ever had a bad job!

Looking for administration graduate jobs in London and interested in joining a boutique executive search company with offices in London and France? Offering a specialised approach to recruitment, this leading search firm are looking for an adaptable and highly organised Administrative Assistant to join their growing team.

Company profile

In this Administrative Assistant graduate job, you will be joining a leading executive search company who focus on financial services, real estate, investment funds and their portfolio companies. Operating both sides of the channel, they pride themselves on their truly personalised approach to hiring within the financial sector. With a book of clients that includes a number of prestigious international corporates, family run businesses, private equity and investment companies, they are now looking to grow their team to support the expansion of their business.

Job description

In this Administrative Assistant graduate job, you will be an integral member of the team from day one, assisting the team with essential data handling and systems administration. You will be handling data from a range of sources, and this experience will assist your knowledge and understanding as the role develops. There is potential for this role to move into a research-based role, where you will need to bring together data from a variety of sources, map the market for potential candidates, build charts and keep all databases completely up-to-date. You’ll need to not only have fantastic attention to detail, but be an excellent communicator, with strong organisational skills as you will be expected to assist the team with essential data administration support.

Key responsibilities

In this Administrative Assistant graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Undertaking extensive data cleansing in order to renew the database operations system
  • Updating internal records and files
  • Inputting data into the new system to ensure all company records are up to date and accurate
  • Proactively seeking out ways in which to maximise the efficiency of the internal system across the company
  • Taking on any additional ad hoc tasks that may arise, and assisting with wider team functions

So, what are we looking for?

  • A minimum of a 2.1 from a top university
  • Fluency in a second language is desirable
  • An interest in the financial world is essential!
  • 1 years’ experience working in a commercial environment
  • A multi-tasker who knows how to prioritise their work load with a strong work ethic
  • Someone who isn’t afraid to work autonomously
  • Meticulous attention to detail and exceptional organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, you will be working within an international environment

What else is on offer?

  • A highly competitive starting salary of 25,000
  • Unrivalled exposure to seniority from day one
  • Fantastic hands on training & mentoring
  • Potential for this role to internally develop into a Research Associate position, subject to internal review
  • Beautiful offices in West London
  • Trips to Paris!
  • Pilates and free lunch once a week

Looking for administration graduate jobs in London, and interested in working for a leading executive search firm in the heart of the city? If you’re a proactive graduate with exceptional organisational skills, apply for this Administrative Assistant job in London today.

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