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Research Associate

£25,000 - £28,000

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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!

If you’re interested in research graduate jobs in London and you wan to join a boutique recruitment agency in the heart of the city, look no further than this Research Assistant job! With offices in London and Sydney, this specialist recruitment firm are one of the best in the business – if you want to join them, apply today!

Company profile

In this Research Associate graduate job, you will be joining a London-based, extremely well-renowned boutique recruitment agency. Their team of consultants work with a number of exciting marketing strategy consultancies and top international research & insight agencies, who often feature within the FTSE 100 list. Working on roles in the UK and internationally, they work to deliver a highly consultative service to their portfolio of clients.

Job description

In this Research Associate graduate job, you will be involved in all aspects of the recruitment process – from candidate generation right through to client briefing. On a day to day basis, your role will involve you working alongside consultants to find exceptional candidates through a variety of different sources. You’ll need to possess fantastic interpersonal skills as you’ll be working to build up relationships with candidates and clients, and take on more client-facing responsibilities as you develop your skills and industry-specific knowledge and progress quickly through the business.

Key responsibilities

In this Research Associate graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing and maintaining excellent relationships with candidates and clients
  • Delivering a highly consultative service whilst engaging with key stakeholders throughout the process
  • Working in a team alongside some of the leading consultants in the field, this is a highly collaborative atmosphere
  • Developing a solid understanding of the strategic marketing sector and the agencies that operate within this
  • Gaining exposure to the fast pace and pressures of the recruitment industry, whilst gaining an insight into the broader commercial world of a varied client base

So, what are we looking for?

  • A 2.1 from a good university, with a great educational background
  • Some commercial experience
  • A genuine interest in marketing strategy and working with agencies in this sector
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A professional approach when working with both clients and candidates
  • A creative problem solver with an analytical mind
  • A team player with strong listening skills
  • Motivation to see yourself develop, and do the best work for your candidates and clients
  • Good judgement and the confidence to make decisions
  • A self-starter with the ability to deliver to deadlines whilst multi-tasking

What else is on offer?

  • A starting salary of 25,000 - 28,000, depending on experience
  • Plenty of team social events
  • Private healthcare
  • A generous 23-28 days annual holiday
  • Professional development – you will have access to a bespoke training programme from day one
  • Great offices in the heart of the city

Looking for research graduate jobs in London? If you’re a fantastic communicator with ambition and drive to boot, apply for this Research Associate graduate job in London today!

 
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£21,000 - £25,000
London
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Looking for administration graduate jobs in London, and interested in working for a well-known finance business? A leading company in asset finance, this fantastic business are on the lookout for an Administrative Assistant to join their fast-growing London team.

Company profile

In this Administrative Assistant graduate job, you will be joining a new and innovative company with extensive experience in the finance sector. Founded by a team of industry specialists, they offer a wide range of flexible finance options, allowing their clients to purchase assets, or release value from existing assets. Dedicated to taking businesses from ordinary to extraordinary, they are renowned experts in the world of asset finance.

Job description

In this Administrative Assistant graduate job, you will have the opportunity to begin or develop an exciting career within an financial services startup. Your role allow you to build knowledge of sales processes and their logistics, whilst working within a fast-paced asset finance setting. You will be working directly with the field sales team, introducers and customers - ensuring the smooth process of sales and providing incredible customer service at every stage of the process.

Key responsibilities

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

  • Checking in with customers and the field sales team to check the status of sales in the pipeline and communicate next steps
  • Tracking all deals in the CRM system and making sure all data is up to date
  • Preparing documents to support transactions and ensuring they are sent to relevant parties
  • Checking everything is collected and correct before sending to pay-out
  • Ensuring that all searches and checks are conducted correctly
  • Tracking the pipeline and taking action to ensure deals come through
  • Running reports and carrying out data cleanses for audit purposes

So, what are we looking for?

  • A minimum of a 2.1 from a top university
  • Proactive, flexible and energetic approach to all tasks
  • Thrive working within a fast paced environment
  • Strong analytical and reporting ability
  • Someone who enjoys challenges and overcoming them
  • A confident communicator (both internally & externally) with strong interpersonal skills
  • Someone with the ability to multi-task and prioritise with high attention to detail
  • The ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team

What else is on offer?

  • A highly competitive starting salary of between 21,000 - 25,000
  • Real scope for career progression and professional development
  • The opportunity to join a highly supportive and rewarding environment within an exciting new startup
  • New and modern offices in a desirable location in Central London
  • Discretionary bonus paid annually

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London
Client Services

Looking for client services graduate jobs in London? Interested in working within the renewable energy sector? This unique FinTech business, who are on a mission to increase energy efficiency across the UK, are searching for a Client Services Associate to join their fast-growing London team.

Company profile

In this Client Services Associate graduate job, you will be joining a pioneering finance company that provides its customers with the funds to install energy efficiency products in their homes. Launched in 2012, their ambition is to reduce nationwide carbon emissions by 35% by 2020 – and with ambitious growth plans in place, they’re on track to do so! Having received high praise from likes of SkyNews, The Guardian and Financial Times, they are one of the most revolutionary energy efficiency companies in the UK – don’t miss out on your chance to join them!

Job description

In this Client Services Associate graduate job, you will be the vital point of liaison between the company and its customers. In this challenging and varied role, you will be expected to take full responsibility for answering customer inquiries, responding to problems and finding solutions to customer issues. You’ll need to be proactive, adaptable and professional, as you’ll be acting as the central point of contact between customers and internal teams.

Key responsibilities

In this Client Services Associate graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing inbound customer inquiries in a timely manner
  • Identifying customers’ needs, answering questions and providing effective solutions
  • Responding to inquiries from potential customers, resolving issues and assisting in the sales process
  • Relaying feedback to the company based on your interactions with customers

So, what are we looking for?

  • Experience of end-to-end customer support in a financial services business
  • Ideally, some use of CRM systems such as Zendesk
  • Strong verbal and written and written communication skills
  • Fantastic listening skills
  • Someone who is great at communicating online, via email and chat
  • Excellent organisation skills - you will be managing a very busy inbox and will need to manage your time and resources effectively

What else is on offer?

  • A fantastic salary of 20,000 - 23,000
  • Above statutory annual leave
  • A fantastic benefits package, including pension and healthcare schemes
  • The chance to join a vibrant, dynamic and sociable working environment
  • The opportunity to work in the exciting energy sector

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If you’ve been looking for sales graduate jobs in London, and you want to work for the fastest-growing payments specialists in the UK, look no further - this Business Development Executive job could be perfect for you. Providing a range of fantastic services to help businesses secure the best exchange rates possible, this fantastic company have already received over 1,000 5* Trustpilot reviews.

Company profile

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, you will be joining a team of currency exchange specialists who help businesses successfully navigate complex foreign exchange markets. Widely known for their bespoke service and financial expertise, the company currently manage 1 billion worth of assets annually. As well as providing businesses with better-than-bank currency exchange rates, they also provide an excellent learning environment and rapid career progression for their employees – so if you’re a graduate looking to kick-start your sales career in the finance sector, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Job description

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, you will be undertaking a B2B telesales role where you’ll be contacting businesses, building report with decision makers and booking appointments for the more senior members of the team. You will be qualifying businesses by their FX requirements, the risk that they are exposed to, and by explaining how the service can add value to their business. It’s essential that you are adaptable, professional and confident, as you’ll be taking on a huge range of responsibilities, as well as undertaking extensive training and development.

Key responsibilities

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Establishing trading opportunities with newly registered customers
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  • Ensuring that clients are content with the services provided
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So, what are we looking for?

  • A minimum of a 2.2 degree from university
  • Strong communication skills with a confident phone manner
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  • A resilient and relentless work ethic
  • An interest in how businesses work
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What else is on offer?

  • A great basic salary of 23,000, plus OTE of up to 35,000
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