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Research Associate

£23,000 - £23,000

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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 looking for executive search graduate jobs in London and you want to work with a number of world-renowned clients in the corporate, private equity and venture capital spaces, this Research Associate graduate job could be ideal for you. In the role, you’d be joining an established search firm whose unique, tailored approach has won them a fantastic reputation within the recruitment sector.

Company profile

In this Research Associate graduate job, you will be joining a specialist search firm based in the heart of the city. Their team of experienced consultants have a strong track record of working with FTSE 100, FTSE 250 businesses and entrepreneurial startups across a range of sectors - including Banking & Finance, Retail, FMCG, and Energy. For the last 13 years, they have been building an exceptional reputation for themselves – and as they continue to experience great success they are now also looking to grow their team.

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 many different sources. You’ll need to possess fantastic interpersonal skills and be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment – as you will be liaising with a number of very different clients and candidates each and every day.

Key responsibilities

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

  • Gaining practical experience of research processes
  • Developing communication skills through direct contact with candidates
  • Learning effective management and the upkeep of large databases
  • Working in a team alongside some of the leading consultants in their respective fields
  • 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 solid educational background - a minimum of a 2.1 from a top 10 university and A-levels of ABB or above
  • A genuine interest for the commercial and business world
  • 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
  • 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 22,000 rising to 23,000 (after successful completion of a 3-month probation, 25,000 after 12 months and 30,000 after 18 months)
  • Professional development – you will have access to a bespoke training programme from day one
  • Great offices in the heart of the city

Looking for executive search graduate jobs in London and interested in finance? 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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